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Forum Policy - New Rules

Post  (Admin)Carl on Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:36 am

Forum Policy - New Rules
The CABAL Online Community Forums are a place to communicate and have mature discussions surrounding the online game CABAL Online. 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 teams decision is final.

General Rules

1. 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 Posts, Warning dependant on rudeness of poster.

2. Harassment

Harassing other players is not acceptable. While discussions in a 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 Cabal Online. For example, posting phone numbers, home addresses, email-adresses etc. is not allowed. Repeatedly targeting a specific player or persons with harassment will lead to further action.

Moderator action: Mods will delete 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 deleted. Posts which contain private information about a player or family whether it be real life or game related will be edited accordingly.

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 disrepectful to others or immature will be edited accordingly.

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 criticise 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.

5. Correct boards
There 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.

6. Flaming and trolling
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 by mods. Offending threads will be closed. Multiple instances will be deleted. Offending user(s) will be warned. 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.

8. Links
Do not post links to sites that have no direct connection to Cabal Online or its publisher Games-Masters.com. 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-Cabal Online-related business, organizations, peoples or websites. Questionable links will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Moderator action: Posts containing offending material will be edited.

9. Impersonations
Do not impersonate or pass yourself off as any other Cabal Online 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 support will be informed.

10. Inappropriate names
Illegal nicks are those which contain inappropriate language as detailed in rule 1. Furthermore, no nicks 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 deleted. The forum nick will be removed and the support will be informed to check the ingame character name.

11. Signatures and avatars
Your avatar must be no bigger than 80 pixels by 64 pixels in size and no larger than 25 KB. Signatures are limited to a size of 500 x 150 pixels or 8 lines of text (in a combination of picture and text a line of text counts as 20 pixels). 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.

12. Closed threads
Closed threads have been closed for a reason. If this happened, to 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.

13. 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 a GM via the support system (caloyturner123@yahoo.com)

Happy Playing!

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