Lobby/Forum Rules [Last Updated July 2016]

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Lobby/Forum Rules [Last Updated July 2016]

Postby Legion Darrath » 05 Feb 2012, 01:11

There was a demand for clearer rules separated between the lobby and the forums. The rule changes below are not retroactive and are for the moment subject to change as we work towards improving and consolidating the rules. A link to the banned exploit list has also been added in the lobby rule section and more specifically, in the rule that mentions not to use such exploits. Keep in mind that lobby rules in essence apply not only to #aeolus but also to your in-game behavior. If you have any suggestions or concerns please contact the IRC moderator usergroup.

Lobby rules:

You agree, through your use of this lobby, that you will not use this chat to post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, derogatory to someone’s sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy or other in violation of any law.

We do not guarantee the accuracy or the content of any messages on the chat. All messages on the chat express the views of the author, and not the views of any entity associated with FAF.

Action may be taken on a user account without prior warning or notice. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless FAF and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message.

Discussing moderator decisions in public chat is discouraged. You are free to bring up any actions taken by moderators against you or others in private messages to any moderator or all the moderators at once through the IRC Moderator usergroup here on the forums. If the past is any indication discussing these matters in public will almost always lead to trolling.

You will always respect your fellow community members. You will not harass or attack other users. You will respect the rights of other users to have their own opinions.

Objectionable content should be brought to our attention immediately. Send a private message to a moderator in chat or to the IRC Moderator usergroup on the forums and the matter will be looked at as soon as possible.

For your protection, you should not send any personal identifiable information about yourself in your messages.

You agree not to send messages containing any copyrighted material on this chat unless the copyright is owned by you or by FAF. You may not send material if it is in violation of a non-disclosure agreement that you may have signed. If you are found to possess, distribute or intentionally link to illegally obtained materials or materials that violate the rights of the copyright holder, your account will be terminated.

You will not send commercially orientated messages to promote your own commercial interests. Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes and solicitations are not allowed in this chat. You will not send messages to advertise products that benefit you financially in any way without the permission of the community staff.

You will not discuss, solicit, or offer pirated software or links to sites that offer pirated software.

You will not post pornographic, sexually offensive material or images of a type unsuitable for a family/office environment or send links to such material or images.

You will not start or participate in any debates or discussions that discuss the distribution/growing/cutting/manufacture/usage of drugs that are used in a situation where they are not prescribed by a hospital.

You will not send messages of illegal nature or messages that detail ways to perform acts of an illegal nature.

You will not create offensive usernames as determined by the community staff.

You will also not create usernames with others that mimic each other.

You will not exploit any bugs or loopholes in the server or game. You can find a list of exploits http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11322

You will not lose on purpose to lower your rating, your rating will be reset in addition to any other sanctions that may apply.

You will not create a second account for abusive behavior. Ignoring this rule can result in a ban from one or both accounts.

You will not impersonate community staff or any other user.

The userbase for this lobby is international in nature, as such #aeolus is reserved for English chat. Using other languages outside private chat or channels is frowned upon.



The creation of IRC bots is to enhance chat is encouraged, provided they behave in an appropriate manner.

ALL bots must be registered with the IRC mod team before use or they will be banned.

The following guidelines should be adhered to wherever possible:

1) Commands should in general have cooldowns.

....(a) Any commands which generate significant output (this can be multiple lines, or one long line of text) should have a cooldown to prevent abuse.
The recommended cooldown is at least 60 seconds.

....(b) Other commands may also require cooldowns depending on usage.


2) To avoid disturbing other users, bots should only ping or otherwise directly interact with a user if:

....(a) the user has explicitly permitted the given interaction. This can be by previously signing up to be pinged by the command, or if the user launched the given command.

....(b) the user of the command has specifically identified the ping recipient in the command.


3) All bots should make reasonable efforts to not overlap on specific commands. This is to avoid multiple bots responding to the same command. This can be achieved by using different keywords, or restricting access to particular users for that command.


Finally, the moderators have the final decision on whether or not a bot behaves unsuitably. The above guidelines should be considered as an addition to the other chat rules.
Any bots deemed inappropriate are liable to be banned.


Ingame:

All of the rules for the lobby client apply ingame, excluding the english language requirement.

You will in addition not ruin the game intentionally by any means. You will not slow or block the game from progressing, or do any other exploits as here : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11322



Forum rules:

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not use this message board to post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, derogatory to someone’s sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy or other in violation of any law.

We do not guarantee the accuracy or the content of any posts on the message board. All posts on the message board express the views of the author, and not the views of any entity associated with FAF.

We reserve the right to delete, lock, move and edit any posts on the message board. Action may be taken on a post or on a user account without prior warning or notice. You remain solely responsible for the content of your posts and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless FAF and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your post.

Discussing moderator decisions in public posts is discouraged. You are free to bring up any actions taken by moderators against you or others in private messages to any moderator or all the moderators at once through the IRC Moderator usergroup here on the forums. If the past is any indication discussing these matters in public will almost always lead to trolling.

You will always respect your fellow community members. You will not harass or attack other users. You will respect the rights of other users to have their own opinions.

Objectionable content should be brought to our attention immediately. Send private message to the IRC moderator usergroup and the matter will be looked at as soon as possible.

For your protection, you should not post any personal identifiable information about yourself in your posts.

You agree not to post any copyrighted material on this site unless the copyright is owned by you or by FAF. You may not post material if it is in violation of a non-disclosure agreement that you may have signed. If you are found to possess, distribute or intentionally link to illegally obtained materials or materials that violate the rights of the copyright holder, the post will be removed and your account will be terminated.

You will not post commercially orientated posts to promote your own commercial interests. Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes and solicitations are not allowed on this message board. You will not post messages to advertise products that benefit you financially in any way without the permission of the community staff.

You will not discuss, solicit, or offer pirated software or links to sites that offer pirated software.

You will not post pornographic, sexually offensive material or images of a type unsuitable for a family/office environment or post links to such material or images.

You will not start or participate in any debates or discussions that discuss the distribution/growing/cutting/manufacture of drugs that are used in a situation where they are not prescribed by a hospital.

You will not make posts of illegal nature or posts that detail ways to perform acts of an illegal nature.

You will not create offensive usernames as determined by the community staff.

You will not exploit any bugs or loopholes in the message board security.

You will not impersonate community staff or any other user.

Violations and Penalties:

If, for any reason, you are in violation of any of the rules of the lobby or forums then your privileges to use this chat/forum will be reviewed by a community moderator. The penalties range from being given a severe warning as to future conduct, a timed ban (for a specified time), a total forum/lobby ban (you may still play on FAF) or a total FAF ban (you will not be able to play on FAF). If the matter warrants it then you might also be reported to your ISP/appropriate authorities.

Community staff have the final say over what constitutes a violation of these Community Rules.

Warnings and notices from community staff will be sent via private message. It is your responsibility to check your private messages for any notices that may occur.

All situations will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Appealing
If you really feel that you have been hard done by or mistreated by someone from the moderation team, please talk to one of us in private. You can do that on FAF Lobby or on the forums. Please do this sensibly and calmly and do not abuse this or it may be taken away and the action made more severe. Note that appeals filled with insults and/or threats will be immediately dismissed.
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