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  1. Jak

    Jak Retired Developer

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    These rules are guidelines on how not to get banned. They aren't complete, and most unlisted rules are just common sense. Please don't minimod, report posts you think don't belong here and our moderation team will take a look.

    General
    • Don't message administrators, gamemasters or players about keys or access requests to the tests.
    • Don't resell or account share your access to NV:MP, it's not fair for other members.
    • Don't ban evade using multiple accounts. Gamemasters are alerted when banned users access multiple accounts.
    • People who know of potential ban evaders must disclose their accounts to the moderation team. Users who don't will be treated under the same punishment as the ban evader. Example: If the banned user is banned for a week, affiliates will also be banned for a week.
    • If you've found something that goes against our site rules, use the report feature where needed. Please don't cold message staff members about inappropriate content.
    • No witch-hunting using factions. This means you are not allowed to send your faction to vote on a poll and tell them what to vote for. Or telling your faction members to go and spam a post or disrupt other factions. (If you are not sure if you are doing this, message Gil or Jak)
    • Abusing the reporting system by submitting false or spam reports will result in the reporter being punished.

    Posting and Shoutbox
    • Don't post NSFW content.
    • Don't harass/flame other users.
    • Don't ask for game keys, a majority of others are patiently waiting like you! Asking for keys won't improve you chances.
    • Don't post or link to leaks/copyrighted material.
    • Don't post spam on the forums.
    • Don't sign up to advertise. This includes "let's plays" or stream links. It's OK to post your content, but using the forums for your own personal gain is not OK.
    • Don't reply to spam posts, it floods the chatbox and only makes it harder for the moderation team.
    • The shoutbox is out of character, anything you say in regards to flaming another user will be treated as account to account, not character to character.
    • Don't shitpost or derail topics. If you're throwing down dirt on another faction/group, create a new thread outside of the faction/alliance's main thread.
    • People abusing the ratings/like system will receive no less than a days ban.
    • Don't talk about factions in shoutbox, F&A is important but all shoutbox faction talk creates unnecessary drama.
    • Posting "ban-me's" (asking to be banned) will be fulfilled with a perma ban, no appeals, no alts.
    • Don't post content that has little to no contribution to the sub-forum, or thread. Discussions are OK, but don't post for the sake of it.
    • Don't post in old threads. There's no fixed limit but if a thread is "dead" (has no recent activity), unless you're reviving the original topic, don't post in it.
    • Keep image "memes" in the "Meme Motel" shoutbox room, if you cannot see it do "/rooms" and find it
    • Do not post messages related to factions in profile posts. Keep appropriate faction discussion in the sub-forum, or via PM if its a personal matter.
    • Users found to be purposefully avoiding and abusing the word filter will receive an instant ban for however long the banning admin wishes to based on the offence.
    Faction Groups
    • Don't create groups that are impersonating other groups or are malicious to another person or group.

    If in doubt, talk to a staff member if you're not too sure about something. We can give advice on content you might think breaks the rules. It's better than getting directly banned.

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  2. Jak

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    Thread updated with an addition to "spam" rules:
    • Don't reply to spam posts, it floods the chatbox and only makes it harder for the moderation team.
     
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  3. Jak

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    Thread updated with an addition to "posting" rules:
    • The shoutbox is out of character, anything you say in regards to flaming another user will be treated as account to account, not character to character.
    • Don't shitpost or derail topics. If you're throwing down dirt on another faction/group, create a new thread outside of the faction/alliance's main thread.
     
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    Thread updated with information about abusing the rating/like system:
    • People abusing the ratings/like system will receive no less than a days ban.
    you can spam rate this post though ;¬)
     
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  5. Jak

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    Thread updated with information about "ban-me's" and the faction shoutbox rules that were already in place:
    • Don't talk about factions in shoutbox, F&A is important but all shoutbox faction talk just creates unnecessary drama.
    • Posting "ban-me's" (asking to be banned) will be fulfilled with a perma ban, no appeals, no alts.
     
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    Added
    • No witch-hunting using factions. This means you are not allowed to send your faction to vote on a poll and tell them what to vote for. Or telling your faction members to go and spam a post or disrupt other factions. (If you are not sure if you are doing this, message Gil or Jak)
     
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  7. Jak

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    Format has been altered slightly, and added
    • Don't post content that has little to no contribution to the sub-forum, or thread. Discussions are OK, but don't post for the sake of it.
    • Don't post in old threads. There's no fixed limit but if a thread is "dead" (has no recent activity), unless you're reviving the original topic, don't post in it.
     
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    Updated general rules by adding the rule:
    • Abusing the reporting system by submitting false or spam reports will result in the reporter being punished.
     
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    Jak Retired Developer

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    Updated shoutbox rules:
    • Keep image "memes" in the "Meme Motel" shoutbox room, if you cannot see it do "/rooms" and find it
     
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    Jak Retired Developer

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    Updated site rules:
    • Do not post messages related to factions in profile posts. Keep appropriate faction discussion in the sub-forum, or via PM if its a personal matter.
     
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    • Informative Informative x 1
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    Small rule update.

    Users found to be purposefully avoiding and abusing the word filter will receive an instant ban for however long the banning admin wishes to based on the offense.
     
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    Jak Retired Developer

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    Appended Tenndex's rule to the thread and added a new rule about ban evaders:
    • People who know of potential ban evaders must disclose their accounts to the moderation team. Users who don't will be treated under the same punishment as the ban evader. Example: If the banned user is banned for a week, affiliates will also be banned for a week.
     
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    Added rule about faction group's, please re-read!
     
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