Our Forum Netiquette
§1.0 General: Thanks to the users, a community is able to flourish in which everybody can participate. So that this community can be designed to be as fair as possible, there are a few rules that exist for dealing with each other that absolutely must be adhered to. Nevertheless, constructive arguments are always welcome.It goes without saying, however, that while posting your opinions, nobody shall be made the subject of ridicule, humiliation, insult, condescension or harm. Respect for others is our first priority here.
§1.1 Politeness: Never forget that you’re dealing with other human beings here! When writing an article, most people unfortunately forget that messages aren’t just read by computers but by (other) living beings as well, mainly by humans. Remember this at all times, and don’t stoop to the level of verbal slander. Remember: The more impolite and ruder you act, the less people will be willing to help you when you need something. A simple rule of thumb: Never write anything that you would never say to others directly.
§1.2 Spelling: Not many people are English teachers and experts when it comes to perfect spelling. Nevertheless, it’s advisable to read through your web contributions before sending them. Spelling mistakes can often lead to unintended misunderstandings.
§1.3 Verbal altercations: It’s not what you say, but how you say it. Everybody plays an active role in keeping harmony in the community. If somebody has a different opinion than someone else, this should be seen as a suggestion at the most – but not as a reason to become spiteful or to be verbally abusive. Swearing or provocative language will not be tolerated. Please try to draw a clear line between game and reality here. This is just a game forum which doesn't have anything to do with real life. Whoever misbehaves however will have to pay the consequences; this applies to all users involved. What exactly these consequences entail depend on the severity of the violation committed.
§2.0 Cross-posting: If you have a question, then please post it in one forum only and not in all. Posting your question in all forums doesn't necessarily mean that you'll receive an answer more quickly; in fact, it only has the opposite effect. Your entry will be deleted. Cross-postings are seen as impolite and bother users who are nice enough to answer questions from others.
§2.01 Look through old threads first (=old entries): It's very annoying if the same or very similar questions keep popping up on a regular basis. If you browse through old threads, you'll often find the answers you're looking for immediately and don't have to wait for an answer to be sent. In addition, you'll also have to expect to be ignored if you bring up a frequently asked question again.
§2.02 Selecting a subject line: You should select a subject line for your posting which makes it apparent what the issue at hand is. "Heeeeeeeeelp" definitely does not qualify. Many exclamation marks are also seen as being a nuisance rather than helpful.Avoid writing your texts only in capital letters, BECAUSE IT'S NOT ONLY HARD TO READ BUT ALSO IS INTERPRETED AS SCREAMING ON THE INTERNET.
§2.03 Proper English please: Please keep in the back of your mind that your web announcement can be read all over the world. For this reason, you should try to use proper English as much as possible.Whoever thought they could avoid using the shift key because they think that capital letters are unnecessary in the English language, and who ignore the netiquette as well, make the text just as hard to read as a person, WHO ALWAYS WRITES THEIR TEXTS USING CAPITAL LETTERS, WHICH HURT THE EYES AFTER A COUPLE OF WORDS AND DECREASES THE READING SPEED DRAMATICALLY.Missing punctuation can also make sentences run into each other which makes it hard to logically separate sentences from each other making them hard to read (such as in this run-on sentence).Aslo typing and spelling errrors don't exaclty help to incRease the readabilitie of a txt.For this reason, you should always take the time to read through the text and correct any obvious mistakes before posting it. Those who obviously don't make an effort to formulate their questions properly shouldn't expect others to make the extra effort to answer them.
§2.04 Be polite and act mature: Even when you publish a question or answer in a rush, please re-read it before hitting the send button. Often a text which is written in a hurry will have a more negative effect than was actually intended. Consider whether or not the text can be misunderstood. This can happen quite easily if the text has an ironic undertone. Emoticons such as a ;-) (wink) can help to avoid confusion and misunderstanding.
§2.05 Impatient behavior: Some answers take time. We're happy about the widespread participation in the forum, but we can't guarantee any quick replies. Impatient behavior won't help your case any further.
§2.06 Spamming: Just as in other forums, unnecessary posts (spam messages) which clog up the discussion are not desired. In the case of repeated spamming offenses, we reserve the right to take further action.Warning: Spamming shouldn't be confused with trash talk, which is, of course, allowed in the forum designated for this type of post such as the open forum, entertainment thread groups, etc.
§2.07 Responsibility: Every user is responsible for his/her own contributions. In their posts, each user has the right to freely express their own opinions. But even this right, which is laid down in the Constitution of the United States with regard to freedom of expression. It's also up to the forum operator to decide whether or not to publish such content.
§2.08 Closed threads: If a moderator closes a thread, then please don't open a new one. There's a reason why closed threads exist, even if these reason isn't exactly apparent at first. You can find out why a thread was closed from the forum moderator responsible for that thread.If you think a moderator closed a thread based on his/her own interests or would like to make a general complaint about this, please send a private message to a super moderator or a forum administrator.
§2.09 Political opinions: Everybody has a political opinion. One person may have a more neutral political view whereas the other may think in a more extreme way. One is conservative, the other middle-of-the-road, and a third is liberal. These opinions and views are of no interest or importance here. So keep your opinion to yourself and don't push your views/ideas on others.In the forum, the use of political statements should be exercised with caution. It's within the discretion of the moderator to edit or delete these comments.
§2.10 Nickname: In the portal, you have an almost unlimited selection of nicknames. However there a few things to pay attention to here. Don't select a nickname which insults other users or has the intention of bothering other users, such as fake nicknames. Of course, racist names or names which glorify violence are also forbidden.
§2.11 Harassment: Are you being extremely harassed with *edit**edit**edit**edit**edit**edit**edit* in the forum? Than just make a screenshot of this and specify the nickname, date and time at which this harassment occurred. Of course, you can also "report" this harassing message by drawing the attention of a forum moderator to the post. However, a screenshot should always be made of it first.Furthermore you can also file a complaint with the police. With our help, the police can determine who harassed you and they can take action accordingly.
§2.12 Signature: With your signature, you can give your postings their own personal touch. So that the overview remains intact, a few rules should be followed: A maximum of 1 banner is allowed in the signature. The max. size should not exceed 600 x 800 pixels; In case you need more room, just leave a few graphics out. In addition to the image, you're allowed a maximum of 4 lines of text and 2 blank lines. Important: A large font size will reduce the number of lines allowed!
§2.13 Reputation System: The reputation system serves to reward users with a like if they had enjoyed, liked or for o.R (other Reason). It's strictly forbidden to give yourself likes at your own threads/post. Among ignoring this rule you'll receive a message from the staff (this counts as oral warning) and your likes will be reseted to the originally amount of likes you should have. Offending against it can lead to receive warning points up to a tempo ban.
§2.14 Complaints: Your opinion and feedback are therefore very important to us and very welcome. We also look at complaints as a good chance to cater to the needs of users in the future. Please remember to also be polite here! Calls for a strike, verbal assaults, insults to employees and other users as well as appeals for players to switch games are absolutely taboo. These don't belong in the forum and will be removed immediately. You'll only hurt yourself in the end, since we will completely ignore any offensive feedback. Please write objectively when expressing your opinion. We'll be glad to look into your issue and help you as quickly as possible to solve the problem. This list is not quite complete, but we think that these rules will serve as a good start.
§2.15 U.S.G.N ID: As you have stated it in the registration page - there is a simply reason why we have asked for this information. It helps us to identify you even better as with your username. Furthermore it's important that you have to given us the true information - if we're in the intention that you have given us a wrong information about your U.S.G.N ID you'll have to confirm it (the next 12-24 hours), if that its the right one by sending us a screenshot of it when you're logged in your account. By non-observance this rule will lead in a tempo ban up to a permanent ban.
§2.16 One-Account rule: It's under no circumstances allowed to create more than one forum account. Creating accounts by using IP-changer is also not allowed. By non-observance of this you have to expect a permanent ban for ALL your accounts. Your account can be temporary suspended too if the Staff is in the opinion that your account violates against the ,,One-Account rule" - this temporary can take up to max. 14 days. If you're innocent your account will being unbanned in that deadline. However it depends always for the specified situation.
A couple of handy online abbreviations:
IMHO – In my humble opinion
LOL - Laughing out loud
ROTFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
TTFN – ta ta for now!
CU – See you
RTM – Read the manual
By clicking "Agree the Terms and Conditions" in the register form - you confirm that you have read our "Terms and Conditions" and know if you are going to offend against them, that your account can being suspended or deleted without an advance warning. The Community/Support Manager keeps the rights to update their "Terms and Condition" whenever they want to change it.