Forum Rules [Must read before posting]

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Forum Rules [Must read before posting]

Postby Moderator » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:19 pm

The use of the Dragon Raja forums constitutes acceptance and agreement to our Forum Code of Conduct and Forum user Agreement. If you violate the Code of Conduct or User Agreement, we reserve the right to terminate all accounts belonging to you without prior notice. We prefer to advise users of inappropriate behavior, however, flagrant and repeated violations of our CoC will result in an immediate ban. Our failure to enforce this policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any time.

We created the Code of Conduct to provide a basic understanding of what's allowed and not allowed in our forums. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of our CoC:

* Ensure a friendly atmosphere to the community of Dragon Raja
* Ensure the privacy of our members and that of others
* Comply with existing laws
* Encourage responsible use of our forums and discourage activities which disrupt our community and reduce the value of our services to our visitors
* Encourage the freedom of expression and exchange of information in a mature and responsible manner

As a member of our vast forum community, you must participate responsibly. If you have any questions regarding our CoC, please contact any of our forum moderators via email.

The following constitutes violations of our Code of Conduct.

1. Forum Security

The following actions are strictly prohibited:

* Accessing, or attempting to access, the accounts of other users
* Exploiting, or attempting to exploit, bugs, vulnerabilities, or loopholes; whether they are disclosed or undisclosed
* Penetrating, or attempting to penetrate, security measures of Dragon Raja Global' software or hardware, or electronic communications systems
* All intrusions will subject all your forum accounts to immediate termination, regardless of whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption, loss, or theft of data

2. Spamming

Unless a thread or forum is designated as an area ok for spamming, you may not spam. Spam includes, but is not limited to, the following:

* Excessive off-topic threads
* Posting nonsensical messages
* "Flooding" the forum with similar meaning messages
* Post-Count farming
* Inciting a forum war or riot
* Blatant advertising
* Messages without content
* Fraudulent activity (Pyramid schemes, chain letters, etc.)

2.1 Advertising

You may NOT use any of our forums as an advertising medium for your own site or forums. Our moderators don't wander over to your site and spam it with adverts, so the same courtesy is expected in return. If you wish to make an news announcement on our site, please send it to an Administrator.

Any user found mass-advertising their own site may be warned or banned.

Users signing-up as a website address will be banned.

3. Piracy, Cracks, Keys, and Key-Generators

"Piracy" is the illegal copying of software;
"Cracks" are programs that disable copy-protection technology;
a "Key" is a combination of numbers and letters that is required for software installation and sometimes used to validate users for online play; and "Key-Generators" are programs that generate valid Keys.

You may not encourage, discuss, link to, or post in support of activities involving pirated software, cracks, multiplayer trainers, hacking activities, keys, and key-generators. In addition, the following are grounds for moderator action on your post and/or account:

* Seeking help to create cracks, trainers, and key-generators
* Seeking missing files that are supplied with installation CD(s)
* Admitting to possess pirated software, cracks, trainers, and key-generators
* Admitting to distribute pirated software, cracks, trainers, keys, and key-generators
* Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of our forum moderators.

4. Forgery or impersonation

Attempting to impersonate any person, including staff, using forged headers, instant messenger names, similar usernames (i.e. "Yell", "Y311", "YE||") in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited.

5. Profanities

You may not use profanity or bypass the software-based censor. In addition to words included in the censor list, sexual remarks and slang may be considered profane when used in certain contexts.

User names including profanities WILL be banned!!!

A word about what is considered to be bypassing the software-based censor: Anything done to avoid the default *'s provided by the censor is considered to be a bypass of the censor. For example, if the word "Babylon" was in the censor (it is not), then all of the following are considered a bypass of the censor and thus in violation of the CoC:

* B******
* Babyl0n, B@byl0n
* Bëb¬ loñ Š
* B A B Y L O N
* Babylon
* B@1>Y |_ () |\|
* http://www.example.com/tothe/babylon.gif"> (links to image containing the word "Babylon" used in a demeaning context)

Other variations of the above are also not allowed, doing so may result in a warning or ban from the Dragon Raja forums.

6. Harassment

We have no tolerance for personal attacks as determined by forum moderators, whether public or private, towards user or staff.

You may not use terms or audio/visual materials referring to ethnic/national origin, ideological/religious beliefs, gender, or sexual preference in a demeaning context. (This includes racism)

7. Porn/Sexually Offensive Materials

You may not post or link to pornography or sexually offensive materials.

8. Illegal Use

You may not use our forums for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities, as determined by the laws of the United States of America and the European Union. Such activities will guarantee a ban. We reserve the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.

9. Non-Disclosure Agreements

We will delete posts containing materials in breach of active Non-Disclosure Agreements. We reserve the right to cooperate with the companies in the investigation of any NDA breach

10. Privacy

You may not post any form of real life information of a user unless the user has first permitted it by express consent. Examples of real life information include name, address, IP addresses, and phone numbers.
You may not distribute any form of real life information, email address, private/email Messages, and Instant Messenger messages ("Chat logs") with intent to harass or in any demeaning manner as determined by a moderator, regardless of consent.

You may not disclose a user's unpublicized email address unless the user has first permitted it, either by actual consent or previously releasing said information.
You may not post any form of real life information if you are 13 or under.

11. Official Language

English is the official language of our forums because it is the common language between our moderators and users. Other languages may be spoken in the designated forum sections for those languages.

12. Email Addresses

You may not harvest email addresses from our forums for any purpose
You are required to keep your forum account's email address up-to-date.

13. Moderation & Bans

You may not evade a ban (such as smurfing). Doing so will drastically lengthen your ban. If you have a problem with the banning or feel it was inappropriate, please send in a ticket at the support desk.

You may not publicly complain about or demand a reason for another user's ban, the deletion of a message, or the deletion/closure of a thread. Any discussion about warnings, bans, message deletion, thread deletion and thread closure should be done over personal message or email between the person concerned and the moderators.

You may not re-edit a message that has been edited by a moderator.

14. Miscellaneous

Do not post negative posts and discussions that are repeated over and over and over with no other purpose than to disrupt conversation. If you feel the need to say something, say it once and then move on. Do not disrupt multiple threads in order to get your view out.

You may not bait/troll users. Bait / Trolling is defined as posting with a clear intent to provoke anger, incendiary posts, and behavior that results in other users violating the CoC.

You may not bait, insult, flame, or otherwise abuse a staff member
You may not abuse your ability to post in HTML in HTML-enabled forums
You may not post graphically-disturbing images as inline images (such that the images are displayed when users view your post). However, you can link to the images with a warning stating that the images are graphically disturbing.

You may not post in a manner that is harmful to the Dragon Raja Forums. For example, "Dragon Raja Global is bad!!! Go here!" or posting confidential Dragon Raja documents. If you do, the post will be deleted and you will be banned from the forum. This includes talking about other (non-licensed) servers for the game.

You may not register multiple accounts with intent to violate any part of this CoC.

15. Signature
Each signature cannot have pictures that have a total height of more than 250 pixels. This is for 2 reasons. The main reason is to reduce eye strain and 2nd to have some control on total signature size.

There can still be text added though there is no clear cut rule on how big the total text can be. Ridiculously big signatures will not be allowed. Our moderation of signatures is purely based on what we define is past the limit of a reasonable total signature size. To make our decisions and actions more reasonable and logical, we will make our decisions about such matter based on what other forums, a part from our own, has allowed. Which by the way, many of them are much more lenient on this matter.

Questionable actions and content
Contrary to popular beliefs, the CoC isn't designed to cover everything. We reserve the right to act if a user's actions, including the user's posts, are deemed counterproductive to the forum community. The CoC is also prone to error. If you find any error in the CoC, please contact the adminisrator.
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Re: Forum Rules [Must read before posting]

Postby Moderator02 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:28 pm

Signature
Each signature cannot have pictures that have a total height of more than 250 pixels. This is for 2 reasons. The main reason is to reduce eye strain and 2nd to have some control on total signature size.

There can still be text added though there is no clear cut rule on how big the total text can be. Ridiculously big signatures will not be allowed. Our moderation of signatures is purely based on what we define is past the limit of a reasonable total signature size. To make our decisions and actions more reasonable and logical, we will make our decisions about such matter based on what other forums, a part from our own, has allowed. Which by the way, many of them are much more lenient on this matter.


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