Myiume Posted January 13, 2014 Share Posted January 13, 2014 The Craftersland Community Forums are a place to communicate and have mature discussions surrounding the Craftersland Community Servers. In order to achieve this goal it is necessary that all participants abide by the the rules, as outlined below. Any user who does not follow these rules will have their permission to use these forums removed.Please note that all rules are subject to change at any given time. The moderation team's decision is final.General Rules1. Language The use of language which is sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive is forbidden. This includes both clear and implied language, images, or links to websites with such content. Posts and thread titles consisting of this language will be edited accordingly.Moderator action: Edit or Delete Posts. Members violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 2. Harassment Harassing other players is not acceptable. While discussing the game-related content is allowed, personal attacks are forbidden. This includes the distribution, release or discussion of any real-life, personal, or private information both real life and game related about other players or moderators of Craftersland. For example, posting phone numbers, home addresses, email-addresses etc. is not allowed. Repeatedly targeting a specific player or persons with harassment will lead to further action.Moderator action: Mods will hide all posts that are deemed harassing after the victim has stated that they do not want further communication with the harasser. In the case of sexual harassment, all offending posts will be hidden. Posts which contain private information about a player or family whether it be real life or game related will be edited accordingly. Members violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 3. Respect You must respect others and their rights to enjoy this game and the forums. In order to show proper respect, you may not defraud, harass, threaten, insult, name call, or cause distress and/or unwanted attention to other players or the moderators. This includes using words which do not fall under the coverage of rule 1 concerning inappropriate language. Patronizing new players/posters will be frowned upon.Moderator action: Posts which are deemed to be disrespectful to others or immature will be edited accordingly. Members violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 4. Constructive Be constructive, when posting something. You should quote relevant and necessary text that you relate to, or if appropriate, provide a link to the originating source. If you want to criticize ideas, back your opinion with facts or suggestions. You should not make posts or threads that are solely intended to create controversy, anger, present misinformation or contain personal issues with other members of the game or forums.Moderator action: Posts which are unconstructive or unhelpful will be construed as spam and edited accordingly. Members violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 5. Correct sectionsThere are many different categories to be found in the forums – for a good reason. To make it easier for visitors and readers to find what they are looking for, take the time and create your threads in the appropriate sections of the board. While we accept that users make mistakes and can become confused by the categories, we will not accept blatant acts of posting threads in the wrong sections, often due to the desire of the poster to gain increased exposure. Action will be taken against continued abusers.Moderator action: Threads created on incorrect boards will be moved to the correct forum. Temporary or permanent redirect link may be left in old forums depending on moderator decision. Members repeatedly violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation.6. Flaming, trolling and baiting You should not attack/provoke others into verbal fights, or create posts intended to cause unrest. This includes immature name-calling and personal conflicts with other members.Moderator action: Posts deemed to fall under this category will be edited or hidden by mods. Offending threads will be closed. Multiple instances will be hidden. Members violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. Continued abuse will lead to a ban from the forums.7. Spamming „Spam“ in general is unwanted and should be avoided. Stay on topic and keep personal one-to-one discussions out of threads.Moderator action: All spam will be deleted. Members violating this rule will be warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 8. LinksDo not post links to sites that have no direct connection to the Craftersland Community or its partners. No linking to websites that would contain content in violation of any forum or game rules stated here. No linking to sites that market, promote or advertise non-Craftersland Community related business, organizations, people or websites. Questionable links will be dealt with on a case by case basis.Moderator action: Posts containing offending material will be edited. Members violating this rule will be warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 9. Impersonations Do not impersonate or pass yourself off as any other Craftersland Community owner, developer, moderator, or in-game player. This includes creating similar variances upon names in order to deceive, misrepresent or post false information to others.Moderator action: Posts made by impersonators will be edited accordingly. Impersonators will get banned and the staff will be informed to check the in game character name.10. Inappropriate names Illegal nicknames are those which contain inappropriate language as detailed in rule 1. Furthermore, no nicknames are allowed whose intention is to belittle the conditions of others or impersonate anyone or are in any way obscene, vulgar, or profane.Moderator action: Offending posts which fall under this category will be hidden. The forum nick will be removed and the staff will be informed to check the in game character name.11. Advertising other serversAll other servers are blacklisted. Any mention of another server can be considered advertising itModerator action: Posts containing such material will be edited or hidden accordingly. Members violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 12. Copyright Violation Posting information, Pictures, Videos or any other content that you do not have the permission to post is considered Copyright violation and is not allowed.Moderator action: Posts containing such material will be edited or deleted accordingly. Members violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 13. Signatures and avatars Your avatar must be no bigger than 150 pixels by 150 pixels in size and no larger than 50 KB. Signatures are limited to a size of 500 (width) x 200 (height) pixels or 5 lines of text (in a combination of picture and text a line of text counts as 20 (height) pixels) and 2 images at most. Empty lines count as text lines (“enter” between 2 text lines or between 2 pictures). Undersized text counts as normal size text, oversized text is not allowed. Images in signatures may not be larger than 500KB. What can and cannot be included in signatures and images for avatars follows the same rules and regulations as anything else posted in these forums.Moderator action: Illegal signatures or avatars will be removed and a warning will be given. Re-offenders will face severe penalties. 14. Closed threads Closed threads have been closed for a reason. If this happened, do not – under any circumstances – repost it in any form. On questions, why your thread has been closed/deleted or moved, please contact the forum moderators.Moderator action: Repeatedly reposted or reopened threads will be deleted. Members violating this rule will be verbally warned or infracted depending on the severity of the violation. 15. Recreating Banned accounts If your account has been banned you are not allowed to create a new forum account without the permission of a Forum Administrator. If you wish to appeal against a ban you have to do so using the support system.Moderator action: New Accounts used by banned members (both temporary or permanent) will be given a permanent ban. Users sharing their accounts with banned members will receive a permanent forum infraction 16. Failure to comply to the rules Continuous failure to comply to these forum rules will result in a mod-issued forum warning in the offending thread. Further offences made following this warning could result in a temporary or permanent forum or account block, depending on the severity of the offence. You may appeal a decision made by mods/forum mods by discussing the punishment with an Administrator.Moderator Actions: Penalty SystemThe moderators of Craftersland Community Forums are here to keep the forums clean and enjoyable for the whole community. They may often clean a thread without giving any warning to offenders if the violations are deemed minor. However in some cases verbal warnings or infractions will be given out, those can be 3 types.Unofficial warning: In the form of a post in the thread, private message or any other way of warning without using the forum infraction system. This is used only for minor offences and when the moderator decides that the user can clean/correct the problem themselves. For example it can be used for minor signature and avatar rule violations.Official warning: A warning is a reminder to reread the forum rules and to respect them, it is not a penalty, it doesn’t add points towards a ban. It has several categories which are listed below (the same as the infraction categories). And will be given for more serious violations as a last warning before issuing a penalty for that member. Warnings are stored in the Forum log and will be visible for moderators on the warned user’s profile (even after they expire)Infractions: An infraction is a penalty for violating the forum rules. Every infraction has two attributes, Points and Duration.Points depend on the severity of the violation, and different offences have different Point values.Duration is the time for which Points are “counted”. If a member reaches 5 points he will be added into a moderator queue, waiting for a moderator to confirm his posts, until enough infractions expire to reduce the total points below 5. If a member reaches 10 points (that still have their duration value active) they will be unable to post on the forums until enough infractions expire to reduce the total points below 10. If a member reaches 15 points (that still have their duration value active) they will be banned from the forums until enough infractions expire to reduce the total points below 15. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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