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Community Guidelines

Thank you for reading the GamersFirst Community Guidelines!

Use of and participation in GamersFirst's website and forums are bound by GamersFirst’s Terms of Use.

Posting in these forums is a privilege which may be revoked at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of the forum moderators and/or administrators.

Reloaded Games reserves the right to remove any content that they feel does not adhere to the spirit of the game and/or the forums.

Please follow the GamersFirst Community Guidelines when participating in our Community. Failure to do so may result in temporary suspension or permanent banning from the GamersFirst forums.

It is up to each one of us to make this Community worth being in! It's like recycling; everyone can do their part. Always strive to be helpful, polite, interested and engaging.

Tips - these are not rules, but merely guidelines to keep you from being ignored:
  • Use the search feature, found in the upper right quadrant of each forum page, to find information on a topic before you post a question. Your fellow community members will greatly appreciate this effort.
    • Newly created duplicate topics of posts may be merged, by the forum moderators, into pre-existing topics covering the same subject matter.
  • Consider posting an introduction of yourself in the Introductions thread - it's a great way to get started and meet other forumites!
  • When you create a new topic, be descriptive in the title. Naming your topic "help!" or "omg..." will not get you as much help as "I am unable to do 'x'" right off the back.
Community Guidelines:

In general, you may post any on-topic material, as relates to Reloaded Games , in the relevant forums, written in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Respectful Conduct
    • Make a habit of two things - to help, or at least to do no harm.
    • Do not type in all caps, as that is generally considered yelling.
    • Do not use excessive formatting in your posts. This includes, but is not limited to, colors, emoticons, fonts, sizes, and styles.
    • Keep all content rated PG-13
    • Do not bring in-game disputes or drama to the forums
    • Do not post nonconstructive comments about Community members, Reloaded Games , Reloaded Games Employees, or other Reloaded Games titles.
    • Please post only in the language your subforum represents.
  • General
    • Stay on topic
      • Post content relevant to the forum you are posting in.
      • Do not cross-link to content not relevant to the subject at hand.
      • Topics or posts not relevant to the forum or thread they are located in may be moved or have content deleted
    • Do not spam or troll
      • This includes:
        • Creating multiple topics or posts on the same subject in one or more forums.
        • Excessively communicating the same or similar phrases or gibberish.
        • Posting posts not adding content to the discussion at hand (+1, lol, etc).
          • If you wish to state that you agree with a previously made statement, please don't just post '+1', but post reasoning as to why you agree with that statement, or make some elaboration upon it.
          • This includes image-only replies and "bumps"
      • Posting with the intent to cause unrest in the Community.
        • Due to conflicting reports of community deaths, RIP threads are not allowed unless created by Admins or Moderators.
        • Do not start "goodbye" threads.
    • Petitions are not allowed. If you would like to see a change made to a game, please post a well-thought out topic in the appropriate suggestions and ideas forum.
    • Read pinned topics and FAQs. They were created to help the users and/or contain vital information, and there's a decent chance that there is a solution for your issue in one.
    • Do not advertise or promote any non-Reloaded Games content unless the subforum you are posting in was created for that purpose.
      • This includes, but is not limited to any non-Reloaded Games related businesses, organizations, websites, or forums.
    • Do not post any content discussing disciplinary actions taken against a Community Member, in-game character or clan, or any Customer Support issues.
      • This includes, but is not limited to:
      • Account or billing issues
      • 3rd party tool abuse issues
      • Discipline received by Reloaded Games staff
      • The status of any pending, open, or closed Customer support tickets.
    • Do not post any content discussing chat logs, forum private messages, and/or email correspondence with Reloaded Games staff.
    • Do not copy paste content into your posts. If you have a phrase, or would like your name to appear at the end of all your posts, please use the signature area.
  • Inappropriate content
    • Inappropriate content will not be tolerated and will be deleted.
    • This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Images, words, statements, usernames, signatures, or links that are, or refer to, sexual, drugs, vulgar, obscene, graphic, profane, defamatory, abusive, hateful, bigoted, violent, threatening, or otherwise offensive subject matter
    • Thinly-veiled obscenities (using alternate letters/symbols)
    • Flaming, harassment, or verbal attaches intended to belittle, humiliate, defame, threaten, or cause embarrassment to another Community Member, Reloaded Games, Reloaded Games Employees, or any of the Reloaded Games titles.
  • Material, or links to sites, advocating or discussing illegal activities, both online or offline including, but not limited to
    • Cheats
    • Hacks
    • Trojan horses
    • Viruses
    • Malicious programs
    • Abusing illegal drugs
    • Or content that violates the Terms of Use
  • If you would like to report any posts within the GamersFirst forums to a moderator, please use the "Report" feature within the forums.
    • The Report button is labeled "! REPORT" and can be found at the bottom left of the post that you wish to reports.
    • The Report feature is to be used ONLY for reporting objectionable content and is not to be used as a method of communicating with moderators for other reasons.
  • Any reports of in-game violations should be directed to Customer Support.

  • Images must be hosted remotely as we do not allow direct uploads to these forums.
  • Images must adhere to all Community Guidelines
  • Images found in violation of the Community Guidelines will be deleted
  • Please, for the sake of our users without broadband, do not post large images or quote images in replies.
  • Be considerate and mark image-heavy threads with a warning in the topic title.
[*]Avatars and Signatures
  • Signature sizes should be no more than 500 pixels wide and no more than 120 pixels tall. If there are multiple images, the combined size should not exceed either of these restrictions. The following image is an example of a single image signature that reaches the maximum dimensions in either direction. An additional 3 lines of reasonably sized horizontal text are permitted.

    Posted Image

  • Avatars will automatically be resized by the forum software to 110 pixels by 110 pixels if they are larger than that. If they are smaller, they will be left as is.
  • Animated images are not allowed in either the avatar or signature areas.
  • All images placed in the avatar or signature areas must adhere to the community guidelines.
[*]Personal Profile Photos
  • This feature is currently disabled and will most likely not be enabled, so please don't ask about it.
[*]Personal Information
  • Do not post personal information including, but not limited to:
    • Full name
    • Home Address
    • Email addresses
    • Telephone numbers
  • All personal information seen by a moderator or admin will be removed
[*]Bypassing Moderation/Filters
  • Not heeding, or ignoring, admin/moderator requests or warnings will lead to actions against your forum account.
  • Reopening topics that have been closed or removed by a moderator or admin will lead to actions against your forum account.
  • Any attempt to deliberately circumvent the world filter will lead to actions against your forum account.
    • This includes the use of alternate letters or symbols, abbreviations, punctuation, ASCII text, images, or other methods to convey the meaning of the filtered content.
  • If deemed necessary by Reloaded Games forum staff, Community members found responsible for offensive posting or attempts to circumvent the Community Guidelines may be suspended or permanently banned.
    • Any attempts to circumvent a suspension or ban by posting from another account, or having someone else post on your behalf will result in further disciplinary action for all parties involved.
[*]The Moderator Teams
  • Each moderator is assigned to a specific game. They will be responsible mainly for moderating that game's forums, but will also moderate other forums where needed.
    • The "G1 Mod Squad" is a group of moderators that are responsible for the integrity of the forums as a whole, but for the most part will leave game-specific moderation to the moderators from that game. (Barring that they have a responsibility as a game-specific moderator, also)
  • Moderators are to be respected at all times, in any forum. Even if they are "outside of their jurisdiction", they are still distinguished forum users and disrespect towards them will not be tolerated.
    • If you feel that a moderator is acting inappropriately, do not make posts about it, or attempt to take justice into your own hand. PM the appropriate community liaison and they will take the appropriate actions.
  • Backseat Moderation:
    • A large number of users like to link users to the rules and/or post solely for the purpose of telling users that they are breaking specific forum rules, or to tell them to submit a ticket. This job belongs to the moderators, and only moderators should be doing it.
    • If a user is breaking the rules, instead of posting, use the report function (see rule 3.c.i)
    • This includes posts telling users to only post once, or that their topic is in the wrong section.
  • Do not expect an instantaneous response from the moderators. Moderating the forums is not their entire life. Report a topic once, and wait for a moderator's action. If 24 hours have passed from your original report and you feel that it has not been taken care of, you may report the post/topic again.
[*]Account Penalties
  • The forum moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate, which includes, but is not limited to, failure to abide by the Community Guidelines.
  • If a player is found to have engaged in inappropriate behavior or violated the Community Guidelines, they will receive one or more Account Penalties against their forum and/or game account including:
    • Be given a warning.
      • Each warning will raise the user's warning level 10%. When a user's warning level reaches 100%, they will automatically be banned.
    • Having a "Moderator Preview" requirement temporarily or permanently attached to their forum account
      • This will cause all new posts created by the forum account holder to be invisible to the general community until individually approved by a forum moderator.
    • Be temporarily suspended from the forum.
    • Be permanently banned from the forum.
  • Depending on the severity of the infraction, Reloaded Games reserves the right to block access to the forums for any length of time up to and including account closure.
  • If your account is suspended under these circumstances, you may lose access to your forum account for the duration of the suspension and/or the balance of any prepaid period, without any refund.
  • Repeated, or severe, violations of the Community Guidelines will result in a permanent banning from the forums.
  • Reloaded Games reserves the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis.
[*]Contacting Reloaded Games
  • Customer Support
    • All Customer support requests should be submitted via the Submit Ticket link found in the support section of the main website.
    • Customer Support requests made through the forums, via posting, or private messages to Reloaded Games staff, will be deleted.
  • Technical support
    • All technical support requests should be submitted via the Technical support link found in the Support section of the main website.
    • Technical support requests made via the forum's private message system to Reloaded Games staff will be deleted.
  • Do not use the forum "Report" feature to submit questions
[/list]A mention of our Community's bad word filter/censor:
While certain words may not be offensive to you, please be considerate of the fact that those same words may have a completely different meaning and effect on someone else, or could be used in a harmful or hateful manner. Additionally, words that are primarily used to belittle, humiliate, defame, threaten, cause embarrassment, are sexual, suggestive in nature, vulgar, obscene, graphic, profane, defamatory, abusive, hateful, bigoted, or otherwise offensive, may also be added to our bad word filter on an on-going basis as they are seen to be used in a negative manner. We will strive to err on the side of caution and consideration when it comes to the inclusion of words into our bad word filter.

NOTE: rules and restrictions are subject to change without notice.

Reloaded Games shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor content in order to respond to, or comment upon, communications by Participants and in order to determine compliance with the foregoing Community Guidelines. Reloaded Games shall have the right and sole discretion to edit or to remove any content which it finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or which it finds in it's sole discretion to be otherwise objectionable for any reason.

The opinions expressed in the message boards are not necessarily those of Reloaded Games. Reloaded Games is not responsible for any materials provided by users which are deemed harmful or offensive to others. Reloaded Games is not responsible in any way for any injury, loss, or damage which occurs as a result of an opinion expressed or information provided in these sections of the site. Reloaded Games is not responsible for the content of any sites linked to Reloaded Games.

Reloaded Games makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content in any Reloaded Games site or the accuracy or reliability of any information or statements contained therein. All statements, advice, and opinions made by Participants on the GamersFirst websites and forums are those of such Participants only, and Reloaded Games neither endorses nor shall be held responsible for them.

Thanks to GrnBeret and the other moderators who helped put this together - Napalm
Updated June 8th 2013