Rules as of April 17, 2005
Welcome to the Eternal Lands forums!
These forums are here for the members of the Eternal Lands community to take part in chats, discussions, developments, to give ideas and suggestions on the game, to meet new friends, and overall make Eternal Lands a pleasant place to be.
The forums are given to the community free of charge as a privelege to use, as is the game itself, so we ask that you do not abuse this privelege and in joining these forums that you will abide by the rules listed here:
1. Use Appropriate language
Do not use language which is sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive. This includes both clear and implied language, images, or links to websites with such content.
2. No Harassment
Harassment is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. This includes both clear and implied language that refers to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the game world. This further includes the distribution, release or discussion of any real-life, personal, or private information about other players, moderators or volunteers of Eternal Lands. Repeatedly targeting a specific player or persons with harassment will lead to severe action.
3. No Hate Groups
Do not organize nor be a part of any guilds or groups within Eternal Lands or their forums that are based on or advocate any racist, sexist, anti-religious, anti-ethnic, anti-gay or other hatemongering philosophies.
4. Respect Others
You must respect the rights of 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 members, moderators, volunteers, or developers. Do not patronize people as they become acquainted with the environment and make beginners’ mistakes.
5. Posts should be constructive in nature.
Back up your statements / claims. If quoting, make sure to quote all relevant and necessary text, and if appropriate, provide a link to the originating source. Do not make posts or threads that are solely intended to incite controversy, provoke anger, insult people, present misinformation, and / or concerning personal issues with other members.
6. Use Proper Titles
Use a relevant, specific and descriptive subject for any thread you create. “Good idea” and “Look at this” are not examples of good titles. Moderators retain the right to edit the titles to more accurately describe the content within.
7. Use standard font color and size.
"Some" use of fancy fonts and colors is fine, if used to highlight a word or line. However, entire posts made up of large, specialized, and/or multi-colored print is disturbing to the eyes and many people can't read it as well. Forum moderators can and will use their discretion in removing the post or changing the font back to normal.
8. Stay on topic.
When posting a new thread, make sure it fits into the topic or category of the forum. When replying to a post, make sure to stay on the topic of the thread you’re posting in. Do not post across several categories or in the first available forum.
9. Use Constructive Criticism
Do not insult the developers or implementations of the game. When a new addition is made to the game and you find something wrong with it, then phrase your words in a thoughtful and meaningful way that people will be willing to respond to. Back your ideas or opinions up by facts or good, well thought out suggestions.
10. Sell and Trade at your own risk.
Eternal Lands will not be held responsible for any transactions made in game or on the forums dealing with real monetary currency or in game money or items. No buying or selling of character accounts is to be made in any forum or in game public chat or channels.
11. Do not give out your password.
Once you give your password out to anyone, even for the purpose of character sharing, you relinquish all rights to that character. Eternal Lands is not responsible for the return of your character or account, or for the actions of your character once you have disclosed your password.
12. No Flaming or Trolling.
Do not verbally attack or provoke others into fights or post for the sole purpose of causing unrest or dissent and stirring up trouble. Do not use immature name-calling and do not take personal conflicts onto the forums in public.
13. No Spamming.
Spamming is excessively communicating the same post, phrase, similar phrases, or bumping or posting without any real content. Do not post for the sole purpose of increasing your post count (i.e. popularity contests, post bumping, cross posting).
14. No Linking to inappropriate websites.
Do not post links to porn sites. If the site contains questionable material, something that would be considered "R/X/AO rated", then you must give a warning in your post concerning it. No linking to websites that would contain content in violation of any forum or game rules stated here.
Some questionable links will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
15. No improper advertising.
Do not market, promote, advertise or solicit within the Eternal Lands Forums any non-Eternal Lands related business, organizations or websites.
16. No Impersonations
Do not impersonate or pass yourself off as an Eternal Lands owner, developer, moderator, or in-game players. This includes creating similar variances upon names in order to deceive, misrepresent or post false information to others.
Do not exploit any bug in Eternal Lands or on the Eternal Lands Forums and do not communicate the existence of any such exploitable bug (bugs that grant the user unnatural or unintended benefits) either directly or through public posting. This information should be immediately communicated to the Eternal Lands' owners privately.
18. Do not post or discuss links to cheats, illegal clients, hacks or malicious viruses / programs.
When modifying the Eternal Lands client you must abide to the license given, and may not distribute copies of illegally made clients.
Do not attempt to interfere with or hack into any transmissions to or from the servers. Do not attempt to hack into someone else's account.
20. Macro, Automate.
Do not use illegal automated programs, scripts and computers. The use of any illegal automated program or system, devices, computers or scripts is strictly prohibited and may result in criminal liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Section 1030 of the United States Code. Violators will be prosecuted to the full extend of applicable law and may also be liable for the punitive damage.
21. Do not violate any local, state, national or international laws or regulations.
22. Copyright Infringement
Do not upload or transmit copyrighted material that you do not own all rights to without the express written permission of the copyright holder.
23. Skirting Punishments
Do not attempt to create additional accounts if you have been banned or suspended. Seeking loopholes to punishments can result in permanent bans from both the Eternal Lands Forums and game.
24. No direct link useage of EL website graphics
Do not post images in any forums of any graphics from the EL websites. Doing this causes the internet traffic to rise to our sites, thus increasing our costs. This includes direct linking the images as your avatar or signature, in a post, or any other way possible.
25. No scamming with your forum account.
If you try to scam with your forum account, you will have all forum accounts deleted and all ingame characters deleted. Most likely you will be banned from both too.
Forum Names, Signatures and Avatars
26. No bad names.
Illegal names can and will be locked no matter how much time you have spent on the forums. Furthermore, no names allowed whose intention is to belittle the conditions of others or impersonate anyone or are in any way obscene, vulgar, or profane.
27.One forum account per human.
All others will be locked or deleted. Admin choice which one stays, if any.
28. Signatures & Avatars
Stay away from flashy, hectic and annoying pictures, especially when animated.
Your avatar must be no bigger than 90 pixels by 90 pixels in size and no larger than 50 KB.
Keep signatures limited to any combination of text and images that doesn't exceed 80 pixels of height and 640 pixels of length. Signatures must be no larger than 50 KB.
What can and cannot be included in signatures and images follows the same rules and regulations as anything else posted in these forums.
29. Moderation is never a topic for public discussion.
Issues and questions regarding forum policies and procedures should be addressed to the game administrators(namely Roja or Entropy) or the specific moderator via private message or email. Issues and problems concerning other forum or game moderators should also be addressed privately with Entropy or Roja. All private messages will remain classified unless otherwise agreed upon. Public threads on these issues will be removed.
30. Locked threads.
If a topic is closed or removed do not, under any circumstances, re-post the same topic or material. If you have any questions as to why a thread was closed or removed please contact the moderator via private message. Do not create a new thread on a topic if there is currently a thread on that topic already.
Spoilers (including but not limited to: entrances/exits to secret locations or quest guides) are not allowed at all and your posts will be deleted without warning. We reserve the right to delete any post if we feel that it is a spoiler that should not be shown on these forums.
All rules here may be subject to change or addition at any given time.
The moderators of Eternal Lands have the authority to use their discretion and common sense on a case by case basis on moderating these forums and punishments for violating any of these rules.
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