Forum Rules

Band of Brothers  Forum Rules and General Guidelines
Note that if you can't follow these, you might be eligible for some kind of special needs program. If that's the case, we are glad we could provide you this diagnostic test.

  1. Before Posting

    • Report Bad Posts
      Don't Respond to Them (this is a guild forum, IF our members have issues with each other, those *matters* can be resolved in private).
      The guild Leadership will moderate nonconstructive, offensive, or nonsensical posts, and any post you report will be looked at and dealt with if necessary. We will also delete any responses to that post, for the sake of keeping the conversation on track and understandable - which frequently takes longer than dealing with the original issue.

    • Use the Search Feature
      When you have a question on a topic, use the Search feature first, most likely your question has already been answered on been included in our comprehensive and notorious Info BoB. Posts in which users have clearly NOT performed even a superficial search will be unilaterally deleted, in order to avoid the forum being swamped with countless threads on common topics/questions.

    • Be Aware of threads marked as 'Announcement' and 'Sticky'
      It's good practice to make sure that you read all announcements and stickies before you decide to post in any particular forum section. Your question or topic may already be covered in one of the stickies, and certain forums contain rules that pertain specifically to that section.

  2. Thread & Post Content

    1. Do Not Abuse the English Language
      This is a message board, not a chat room. Do not use "leet-speak", slang, colloquialisms, or chat lingo on the forums. Completely illegible posts are subject to moderation and we can not guarantee the accuracy of the 'translation' of the author’s original message. Additionally, when one punctuation mark works instead of 10 (example: ? instead of ?!?!), use one.

    2. Banned Subject Matter:
      Politics, Religion, Illegal Activity (Including Piracy), Sexually Themed Material (Including Pornography), Gore
      Do not post about or link to the above subject matter. Don't post about or link to gold selling or power leveling services, or anything that would constitute as breaching the EULA or our Term of Use Policy.

    3. No Trolling or Flaming

      Flaming is the act of posting messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting. Trolling is the act of posting messages intended to cause a disruption or provoke other members into hostility. We encourage intelligent discussion and healthy debate, and personal attacks are not warranted in either. If you cannot be respectful to others, then don’t be surprised if those in charge are not respectful of your continued privilege to post.

    4. Do Not Hijack Threads:

      Thread hijacking is the act of trying to steer a web forum discussion thread off-topic by discussing something unrelated to the subject at hand. This is an intentional act of taking the thread off at a tangent to the original subject matter at hand. Off-topic replies will be deleted.

    5. No Spamming
      To determine whether or not your post can be considered as spam, ask, "does this add to or advance the thread in a constructive way?" If you answer "yes," then you are probably good to go. If it's a "no" then you may want to rethink. Examples of spam posts include: "Yeah!" "lol", "/signed" "^this", or any form of repetition. Responding with images does not constitute as constructive posting, nor are posts which repeat a few words over and over. Posts deemed to be spam will be removed.

    6. Do not engage in "Quote Wars"

      Quote Wars is defined as when a person dissects someone else's post into several quotes and responds to those individually instead of quoting and replying to the entire post as a whole. It's ugly, it's messy, and usually disintegrates into out-of-context replies and flamewars.

    7. No Advertising
      This rule is pretty much for the usual poster that wishes to advertise their commercial site, or someone else's. Obvious spammers will receive an immediate IP ban.

  3. Moderation Actions & Guidelines

    No Public Discussion Over Moderator Activity
    If you have questions or concerns over moderators actions - infractions, closed threads, or comments made by our officers - please send a PM to the officer responsible for the decision, or contact an administrator who will happily explain the situation. Our officers do not have the time to publicly justify their every move, and neither could we reasonably expect them to.

    Disrespectful commentary toward our officers will not be tolerated and the public posting of PM's, or other personal information, between a user and moderator (as with anyone else) will result in a suspension.

We reserve the right to edit posts for format, content, or clarity, without notice. However, we will not intentionally change the substance of what anyone says, and will inform you if we make any substantial changes. Posts that do not contribute to the thread discussion will more than likely be deleted without notice.

Any post which violates civilized standards of decency or good conduct will be deleted immediately and without any further notice. Repeat offenders will be temporarily or permanently banned.

For more knowledge on how to interact on the Internet, we encourage you to get acquainted with standards for netiquette such as RFC 1855.
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