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OwlGaming - Forums Rules


Forum Rules


Below is a list of rules compiled by the staff team that are in place to ensure all community members have the luxury of browsing a moderated forum. Failure to adhere to these rules can and will result in a warning, followed by an infraction and if necessary, a ban. All content that is considered inappropriate or a violation of these rules will be subsequently removed at the discretion of staff members. It also goes without saying that staff have the final say and their decision is to be respected. Objections must be politely messaged to the handling administrator/moderator, rather than a public appeal.





1. No flaming, insulting or bullying



You must respect one another, and treat each other with respect. If someone insults you, please do not insult them back -- simply hit the report button located at the bottom left hand corner of a post.


This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Racism - the act of being hatred towards another race.


  • Sexism - the act of being hatred towards another sex.


  • Discrimination - the act of hatred towards a persons class, group or category they may belong to in any society.


  • Homophobia - the act of hatred or bad attitude towards lesbian, bisexual or homosexual people.

2. No advertising



Under absolutely no circumstance should you be advertising other servers, selling real life products or anything unrelated to OwlGaming.


3. No derailing threads



You must not purposely post irrelevant things on anybodies topic in an attempt to force the main objective of said thread elsewhere. If your post doesn't contribute anything to the original topic, then don't bother posting. This also includes one person, or a group of people posting continuously off-topic on someone's thread in order to "take it over."


4. No foreign languages



This is an English community, and thus the forums are to be kept strictly English.


5. No spamming



Spamming is not allowed on these forums. Posting useless things on threads that are either irrelevant, server no purpose or are there merely to raise your post count are all classed as spamming. This includes bumping old topics, even if it's your own -- create a new topic instead of bumping old ones.


6. No warez



Under no circumstance whatsoever should people be posting illegally obtained software and products. Nor should you be discussing such things openly on the forums.


7. No inappropriate videos or pictures



To put it bluntly, you should not be posting any grotesque pornography pictures or videos anywhere on these forums. The same goes for images/videos of real life murders, slaughtering of animals or anything considered grotesque and inappropriate. If you are about to post something somewhat grotesque but not oh-so severe, ensure that it is put in a spoiler and people are thoroughly warned.



This includes avatars, signatures, and posts.


8. No backseat Moderating



You are to leave moderating the forums to the forum administrators and moderators. Under no circumstance should you openly state that someone is breaking the rules on the forums, as this is classed as spam. The report button is there for a reason, so use it.


9. No plagiarism



If you are using work from another source, you must credit them if you are to post it on these forums -- given that you have permission beforehand, of course. If the original owner doesn't want you to copy their work, don't be a smart ass and change up a few words as we'll realise what you're doing. This only relates to faction threads, guides and modifications. If you're wanting to post stories taken from another source, then that's fine.

  • Plagiarism: The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.



10. No public slandering/bashing



If you have nothing nice or constructive to say, do not say it. This is predominantly orientated around the faction/graphics/guides sections of the forum. If you wish to bring something not nice up, take it to personal messages -- but at your own risk. All bashing and slandering will be met with a warning, followed by more severe punishment if the behaviour continues.


Directing a thread or post to insult a member will not be allowed. if you have a issue with a situation you must block the names out of the post and supply evidence, offering solutions or discussion on how the issue can be resolved in the future.


11. NSFW material



All NSFW (Not Safe For Work) material is prohibited in the community. If, for some reason, the spreading of this type of material is mandatory, be it for roleplay purposes or in limited target groups, it must be accompanied by a warning.


NSFW material cannot be spread in general forums, global chats, public chats or public channels. This goes both for the server, the forums and TeamSpeak.


Avatars, signatures and other globally posted images or messages may not be NSFW, under any circumstance.


An example of a warning which should accompany NSFW material in TeamSpeak is:




12. Deleting faction material



OwlGaming will not, under any circumstances, delete faction material that has been posted in the faction subsections, Government, Legal or Illegal, or faction material which has been posted on the private faction forums of the PD, LSFD etc. Upon posting faction material, it becomes the property of the individual faction and OwlGaming. If the material creator requests the material to be deleted, the OwlGaming Staff Teams reserves the right to honor or deny such request on a case to case basis. Deleting your own created faction material, or the work of others, upon leaving the faction without approval of the OwlGaming Staff Team or the explicit permission of the faction owner will result in a 7 day forum ban and an OOC blacklist from the faction.



13. Religious and Political Persecution



In compliance with rule #1; no hostility or ill-treatment, especially because of political or religious beliefs is allowed on OwlGaming forums. Making threads or posts that suggest one view or political standing is the "right" one or the "best" one will not be tolerated. Everyone is free to believe their own views on these subjects without worrying about getting insulted for it or treated differently.


This goes the same for acting out saying that your view is more right than others or posting material that may be inappropriate or uncomfortable for some users that oppose said view.


14. Signature Lengths


Signatures should be kept to a reasonable size and can/will be removed by Forum Staff if they exceed these requirements.

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