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1. Thou Shalt Not Flame or Troll
Even if you strongly hate the content of a post, and detest the individual to whom you're responding so strongly you dream of seeing the Fallen playing football with his internal organs, please exercise restraint and post without flames. (You are allowed, however, to make rude facial expressions and socially unacceptable hand gestures as you press "submit.") Do not bypass the word filter.
Your behaviour is judged not just here, but elsewhere. If you slander or libel this site or the site staff on another website, forum, or by other public means, your membership in Diablo: IncGamer's forums may be terminated without
2. Thou Shalt Not Spam or Engage in Posting Wars.
Post it once, and post it nice, but please don't ever post it twice. (There's a song there somewhere.) Pick a forum, pick a message, and that's that. Don't post in every forum with the same message. If it's a general post, use one of our general forums. If it's specific to a class… well.. you follow the drift.
If it's major news, then mail it to flux at ingamers dot com and elly at incgamers dot com. and we may share it with the world on our front page news.
It gives us a warm feeling in our tummies that you care about your post count and your forum ranking here at Diablo: IncGamers but if we see you posting meaningless tripe to edge up the count, or using the forum for a chitchat better suited to ICQ or AIM or a chat room we'll ask you to stop. And reset your post counter to -450. Yeah, we're evil like that.
When replying to multiple posts within the same thread we ask that you use the multi quote button located at the bottom right of every post.
3. Thou Shalt Not Advertise.
We do not intend to serve as a linking service or a search engine to other sites. Links that wouldn't be allowed anywhere on the forums (including signatures, and location) would be links to sites (commercial OR personal) that have:
1. Pornographic, racist or illegal materials, including game cheats or hacks.
Profit sites (any get rich quick sites). These are sites that earn the poster a profit/commission or sites that give points for incoming links.
3. Sites the offer what Diablo: IncGamers does. It has taken many 'man' hours to compile the sites' content and as such our commitment to the promotion of that content is total. If the link is to something not available on Diablo: Incgamers or Diablo Wiki (http://www.diablowiki.net) then link to it as long as it doesn't violate any of the other rules. Neither do we allow visitors to use our forum membership as a means to build their own sites from, using our Private Messaging system to cold call potential members.
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4. Thou Shalt Not Post Naughty Links, Graven Images or File Downloads
This is beyond advertising. Do this, you earn a drop kick into the next timezone and an instant account deletion, without a second glance. The game is rated Mature, but we all know there are a ton of kids of varying ages and lots of different types of people who play Diablo 3 and who visit Diablo: IncGamers. Even if this wasn't the case, we just don't want porn and other yucky stuff on our boards.
We have a fine gallery and your forum membership enables you to upload images to your very own personal gallery if you wish. Keep 'em clean.
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5. Thou Shalt Not Pimp or aid the Pimping of hacks, Cheats or Farming.
Hacks and Cheats are 3rd party programs that allow you to alter the way a player interacts with a game. This includes, but not restricted to Maphack and Pindlebot. We do not support the use of these. You may not ask for help in creating a hack/cheat, or for a link to where you can find one, or provide a link to where people can download one. However, the morality of using these programs is sometimes discussed and we allow these [within reason], unless it violates any other rule.
Advertising gold/item farming and any sale of in-game items for real world currency is strictly forbidden. Linking to these services and their affiliates is also prohibited.In the trading forums we do not allow people using trade hacks or Pindlebot and then peddling their wares on the forums. If using the trading forums you should make sure you are familiar with the Terms and Conditions for trading within each forum as they differ slightly.
6. Thou Shalt Not Engage in Unnatural Bumping.
We have a "bump up" feature, where the post with the most recent addition goes to the top of the forum listing. If your post is good, it'll be responded to. If it's responded to, it'll undergo the process we call Natural Bumping. Natural Bumping = good. Unnatural bumping = bad. Unnatural Bumping is where someone posts, "I'm adding this to put this thread back at the top." Do it, we slap your hand. Do it often, you pull back a bloody stump.
7. Thou Shalt Not Spoof.
Don't make up an account name designed to resemble another poster. If you're banned for some reason, don't keep coming back with "Fred," "Fred the Undead" and "Fred Yet Again." If you were banned, take it like a man… wellll, take it like a reasonable person, and accept your fate. We ban the person not the account so registering under a new nickname will result in that account being banned too. If you wish, you may appeal the account closure to the staff.
Oh, and for goodness sake, don't make up additional accounts to respond to yourself. (People who talk to themselves used to be burned at the stake as witches; we still hold to that belief system, here at IncGamers ;)
8. Thou Shalt Not Get Territorial.
If you post or submit something to any of our sites (Diablo: IncGamers, DiabloWiki.Net), -- be it an article, a news item, a forum post, a strategy guide, or a suggestion -- it becomes the property of the site. That means if we leave it in the forum, post it to our Strategy Compendium or put it into a Hall of Fame or whatever, it is still your work, but we have rights to it as well. If we allow it to be present on the site(s), or use it in any form, you agree that you have no financial claim against the site. We do not demand that items be exclusively ours, but once something it submitted to us for publication or posted in our forums, its removal is entirely at our discretion.
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We [Diablo: IncGamers and its mods/admins] reserve the right to ban [temporarily or permanently] or place on Probation [limit privileges] any member of Diablo: IncGamers without warning. We reserve the right to edit, move or remove any post made on Diablo: IncGamers without warning or explanation. We reserve the right to edit any portion of a member profile without warning. You will accept all this gladly and with open arms because we do it with love.
10. Thou Shalt Not Mention "Freedom of Speech."
Or we'll vomit. All over your Treads of Cthon, we promise you. This is a private forum, and you are our invited guests. The moderators and administrators have a tough job, trying to keep the forums clean and presentable while not willingly stifling open discussion. If a thread or post is locked or deleted, that was the necessary step to take in the judgment of the administrator. Please don't bandy irrelevant constitutional law and hope to plea the case for less "censorship." Don't start a vote, don't throw food, don't throw a hissy fit, don't light up torches and mob our central office. We don't censor, we exercise judgment and quality control on something in which we invest a lot of time and effort.
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