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    Evony Forum Rules

    These rules MUST be followed at all times! No exceptions!

    Last Updated 11/16/2010

    Welcome to the Evony forums, a community dedicated to the free browser game, Evony. When you check the 'I Agree' box at registration, you are agreeing to follow these rules and requirements, so make sure you know them. We are an easy going bunch, but we do strive to maintain a high standard for posts on the forums, so we do enforce the rules. We will always aim to keep as many people happy as possible.

    Now lets point out how to not become the latest moderator snack...

    Short n Sweet Version
    • The forum language is English. No other Language is to be used anywhere on the Forums, e.g. in Posts, Usernames, Signatures, Avatars etc.
    • Be nice! If you want to name call, flame, belittle, embarrass or be nasty to members, go do it somewhere else.
    • Be mature! Profanity has no place here and makes you appear childish. Get your point across like an adult and save the swearing for delinquents loitering on the corner.
    • Write properly! It's "You" not 'u', "are" not 'r', etc. This is not MSN. You're not texting. Please post in proper English!
    • Search! We're here to help you, but only if you can prove you can help yourself. Search, read, then post!


    See, really not that hard. Now, onto the extended version.



    No flaming, personal attacks or harassment!

    There is a zero tolerance policy on this site in regards to members flaming, attacking or harassing another member in any way. We've all seen other forums, seen the unhelpful and nasty attitudes of some of the other posters, and we want users to be able to come here to get away from that. We will always find points on which we disagree with someone else, but we would ask members to try to keep an open mind to other people's points of views, and when you disagree, be civil and polite. This is especially true for people's personal opinions - disagreeing does not make the other person wrong. Share your opinions about the topic, not the poster.

    Note: This includes calling other members "noobs," telling them to "L2P," etc.
    Note 2: Posting of any personal messages or discussions, without the consent of all involved parties is forbidden.
    Note 3: Posting of any players' ingame coordinates is forbidden.
    Note 4: Public accusations of cheating or rule-breaking by another player/member are not allowed. Proper reports of such activity may be made through our customer service center.


    No derogatory or racist remarks!

    We are fortunate to have members from all over the world using, reading and posting on the site. Because of this, there is a zero tolerance policy towards any racial slurs, either clear or masked. This also includes where someone lives, including their country or region. While these comments may be okay to say in your own home or around friends, most people on this site can be classified as strangers and we want to keep the discourse polite and appropriate. Please refrain from any comments on race, place of residence or ethnic background, even when meant in jest. Remember, over the internet, the subtleties of humor can be lost and people may be offended unnecessarily.

    This also goes for making generalizations about a country or ethnicity (for example, "Asian bashing" because some players raised a lot of gold, etc.).


    No profanity or vulgar posts!

    While profanity and swearing may be second nature to some people, we frown upon it in forum posts. It is always more pleasant to read a well-constructed post free from constant foul language. If you find yourself using a lot of unnecessary words to make your point, take a break, calm down, and post again later. In most cases alternative language can be used which will lend your post more credibility. There is also a language filter in place. Any means to try to bypass it by using alternative characters (such as '!' in place of 'I' or * in place of a vowel) or any other means is against the rules, and will be treated as if you had used the actual word.


    Prohibited Topics

    Some topics inevitably lead to conflict and discussions tend to create heated emotional responses and unnecessarily hostile or offensive remarks. Evony is meant to be a place where people of widely differing views can come without fear of hostility, offense or lecture. For this reason, discussion in-game and on the forums should avoid highly controversial topics. Content which fails to meet these criteria may be censored or punished on a temporary or permanent basis; no complaints will be processed on these topics and, as always, the forum moderators and representatives will have the final say.

    Do not discuss the following prohibited topics:
    • Exploits, botting, hacks or cheats
    • Illegal activity and drug use
    • Politics and Religion
    • Sex and sexuality (including all sub-topics such as pedophilia, and including any sexual internet memes)
    • Anything which violates the Terms of Use.


    No spamming!

    This includes, but is not confined, to posting threads on topics where a thread already exists, posting the same topic in multiple forums (if you have a post that encompasses two categories, make a separate post for each in the proper areas) and making non-constructive posts, especially unnecessary negative sarcastic comments (note the distinction between humor and sarcasm). This also includes posts which are not related to Evony (except in Off Topic forum) and bumping old posts back to the first page. Use your judgment. Spamming is definitely off limits, we don't wish to read the same thing from the same person multiple times - posts like this will be edited / deleted.


    No Advertising!

    This site is many things - but a bulletin board to promote other websites it's not. When people start a website they want to spread the word. We were the same. However just like we did, we expect people to request permission before using our hard work to promote their own. Many times we will have no problem with helping another gaming website. However, posting without our permission will not only have your advertisement removed, you may find yourself unable to post in the future.

    It's common website courtesy to ask permission, just as it is to provide link backs or a thank you to those websites that helped promote you.

    Moderators will not post links in their signature under any circumstances, unless instructed too.


    No Illegal Stuff!

    Posting contents and links of ****ographic, politically extremist, immoral and offensive material which may breach applicable laws are forbidden. It is also not allowed to post keys, hacks, cracks or other things of illegal nature, including illegal download pages and "warez". Discussion of such items will lead to an immediate warning.



    Respect For The Staff (Administrators and Moderators)

    The Evony Forum is a discussion community for the game Evony, under the sole authority of its Administrators, and run with the aid of Moderators who act on the authority of the Administrators. At all times will members of this Forum follow the instructions of staff members, including these moderators and administrators. They are acting on behalf of the Administrators; questioning their actions or motivations in public messages is not welcome. Instead, should you have an issue with the way a staff member is behaving or disagree with their judgment, you are asked to please contact one of the Administrators via email or private message to express your concerns, instead of taking matters into your own hands. Our staff is entirely volunteer, and deserves the freedom to be able to do their volunteer jobs; at the same time, we recognize that not every decision is infallible, though we would like to be able to discuss the matter with you freely.

    Note: Denouncing any member of the staff with inflammatory and false statements is a bannable offense.



    The low down:

    A quick recap for those who like to skim.


    The break down of all these rules is simple - show respect to your fellow members. Every member of this board is welcome. Just because you don't agree with everything they say, does not mean they deserve disrespect from you or anyone else. If what they are saying is a problem, all members are encouraged to POLITELY point out the forum rules and/or show them a better way to communicate. Should a problem escalate further, we have a pair of shiny metal boots that will aid in sending violators to more appropriate location.

    Unlike many other forums, this site is heavily moderated to maintain the high level of maturity we strive to achieve. Posts will be edited or deleted if they are against the rules. Should you notice one of your posts edited, DO NOT re-edit to comment or alter it. Simply make another post following the rules or contact a moderator if you feel you were unfairly treated. Sometimes miscommunication happens, especially with so many nationalities and ways of speaking.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please make use of the Contact Us form, email us directly, or post in the Great Mind Collection forum.
    Last edited by Alusair; 06-17-2012 at 07:27 PM. Reason: Updated with Prohibited Topics section and added to Spamming section (Alusair: fixed broken quotations and hyphens)

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    Off-Limit Topics

    The following topics are off limits on this forum:

    • botting, hacks or cheats - We don't want to promote these activities by discussing them.
    • Illegal activity and drug use - Same as above.
    • Politics and Religion - These issues tend to be so divisive and polarizing that we must prohibit their discussion in any form.
    • Pedophilia (Covered by both "Illegal Activity" and "Sex and Sexuality") to include "Pedo-bears" and other internet memes.


    Users who violate these rules will receive infractions or lose their posting privileges.
    Last edited by FoxyBunny; 08-17-2010 at 08:20 AM. Reason: Adding Pedo-bears
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    Welcome to the Evony forums, a community dedicated to the free browser game, Evony. When you check the 'I Agree' box at registration, you are agreeing to follow these rules and requirements, so make sure you know them. We are an easy going bunch, but we do strive to maintain a high standard for posts on the forums, so we do enforce the rules. We will always aim to keep as many people happy as possible.

    Short n Sweet Version
    • The forum language is English. No other Language is to be used anywhere on the forums.
    • Be mature! Keep profanity, insults and personal attacks off the forums. We also don't want to see anything that would be inappropriate for ANY players of our game.
    • Search! You might be surprised how many people have already asked your exact question. Search, read, then post!

    Code of Conduct

    No flaming, personal attacks or harassment
    We won't tolerate posters who attempt to make life difficult or miserable for other players. Disagreement is fine, but personal attacks and harassment are not. This includes:

    Flames and personal attacks
    • Any post which gratuitiously insults or slanders another player, group, alliance, moderator or Evony employee is not allowed. Trash/smack talk are allowed, but keep it within reason.
    • Any post which accuses another player of 'cheating', 'hacking', 'botting', 'exploiting', etc. is not allowed.
    • Any post or pattern of behavior by a player of group which consistently insults, baits or stalks a player is not allowed

    Confidential information
    Player locations, dispositions and other strategic information are NOT allowed on the forums at any time. This includes:
    • Any post which includes the coordinates of a player's city (except 0,0 Atlantis)
    • Any post which asks or encourages players to attack a specific player. This includes 'hits', 'blacklists' and 'bounties'

    Battle reports and other combat descriptions are always allowed.

    No profanity, obscenity or vulgar remarks
    Any language or links to any websites which contain language or images that are profane, obscene, or vulgar. This includes:
    • Inappropriate references to the human body and/or bodily functions
    • Any words that are blocked by the language filter
    • Any attempts to bypass the language filter
    • Any other content deemed objectionable by the moderators or staff


    No racism, nationalism or discrimination
    Any language or links to websites or images which contain racism, nationalism and discrimination are not allowed. This includes:
    • Insultingly referring to any race or ethnicity
    • Insultingly referring to any nationality or region
    • Insultingly referring to any religion or philosophy
    • Insultingly referring to any lifestyle or gender
    • Promoting or espousing any philosophy, ideology or viewpoint that breaks one of the above rules

    No politics or religion
    Discussions of politics and religion are not allowed on this forum. This includes:
    • Discussing the internal politics of any country or region
    • Discussing any religion or major religious figure
    • Insultingly referring to any major political figure, party or affiliation
    • Insultingly referring to any major religious figure or group
    • Promoting or espousing any philosophy, ideology or viewpoint that breaks one of the above rules

    No sex or sexuality
    Discussions of sex and sexuality are not appropriate for this forum. This includes:
    • References to sexual function or organs
    • References to sexual orientation or lifestyle
    • References to extreme or illegal sexual behavior
    • Sexually suggestive images, links or discussion
    • ****ography
    • This includes internet memes such as 'pedo' and 'pedobear'

    No discussion of cheats, hacks or exploits
    Discussion of cheats, hacks, exploits, bots or other illegal in-game activity is not allowed on these forums. This includes:
    • Accusing another player of using a cheat, hack, bot or exploit
    • Linking or discussing a cheat, hack, bot, or exploit
    • Posting malware, Trojan Horses or viruses (instant ban)

    To report a player for violating the game rules, please use this link: Evony Help Center

    No extreme violence or illegal activity
    Discussion of extreme, graphic or shocking violence or any illegal activity or drug use is not allowed and strictly enforced.

    Real life threats and posting real life information
    Any poster which threatens another member in real life, posts real life information, or threatens to post real life information about another member will be immediately banned and full cooperation will be given to authorities in any criminal investigation.

    Spamming, baiting and trolling
    Any post which is intended to be disruptive is not allowed. This includes:
    • Creating new threads for topics in which a thread already exists
    • Repetitive posts in the same thread or different thread with no constructive value
    • Post bumping, including bumping old posts (called 'necroing')
    • Posting dismissive internet memes such as TL;DR or any trite post with no value to the thread
    • Creating threads to be disruptive or call attention to the poster
    • Referring to locked or deleted threads
    • Posts attempting to bait, trick or force others to become angry or break the forum rules
    • Posts or any other actions intended to be disruptive
    • Creating threads with titles in all caps or using symbols or excessive punctuation
    • Creating petition threads for any reason


    Advertising
    Official fansites are welcome to post links to their site. Links are also allowed to non-competing gaming websites as part of a broader discussion. Advertising products, unapproved websites or non-Evony related material is not allowed. This includes:
    • Links or discussion of games that are similar to Evony
    • Links or discussion of any product, service or offer
    • Links in signatures to non-Evony sites

    More detailed information can be found here:

    Respect for the Staff and moderators

    The Evony Forum is a discussion community for the game Evony, under the sole authority of its Administrators, and run with the aid of Moderators who act on the authority of the Administrators. At all times will members of this Forum follow the instructions of staff members, including these moderators and administrators. They are acting on behalf of the Administrators; questioning their actions or motivations in public messages is not welcome. Instead, should you have an issue with the way a staff member is behaving or disagree with their judgment, you are asked to please contact one of the staff members via email or private message to express your concerns. Our moderators are entirely volunteer, and deserve the freedom to be able to do their volunteer jobs. At the same time, we recognize that not every decision is infallible, and will be happy to discuss decisions with you in private.

    Note: Denouncing any member of the staff with inflammatory and false statements is a bannable offense.

    The Low Down:

    A quick recap for those who like to skim:

    The breakdown of all these rules is simple. Show respect to your fellow members. Every member of this board is welcome. Just because you don't agree with everything they say, does not mean they deserve disrespect from you or anyone else. If what they are saying is a problem, all members are encouraged to POLITELY point out the forum rules and/or show them a better way to communicate. Should a problem escalate further, let the moderators deal with it.

    Unlike many other forums, this site is heavily moderated to maintain a high level of maturity. Posts will be edited or deleted if they are against the rules. Should you notice one of your posts edited, DO NOT re-edit to comment or alter it. Simply make another post following the rules or contact a moderator if you need further explanation or feel you were unfairly treated.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please make use of the Contact Us form, email us, or post in the Forum Suggestions and Feedback.
    Last edited by Dawnseeker; 07-15-2011 at 12:46 AM.
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    Forum accounts.

    Due to recent events, I felt this was necessary to add to the forum rules, So i ran it by the powers that be, and here we are.

    Multiple Forum Accounts
    No player should at any given time have more then one forum account. There is no benefit to anyone from a person having two or more forum accounts, The only possible reason someone would make more, is because they are breaking the rules. Either by being a spam bot or by being generally rude or disruptive with your posts. As such i see no reason to create a second forum account.


    and As such another rule would come into play:

    Ban Evasion
    So you did something naughty and your forum account is banned. Be it for 1 day, 3 days or life. Whatever the case if you are to create a second forum account and start posting with it, you can expect every account you make to continue to be banned. This is called ban evasion. You did the "crime" so to speak, Now do the time.


    These are not "New" rules by any standard. most of these have been in effect for quite some time but it was brought to my attention that they had not been added to the forum rules. Hence this post.

    What To Expect If You Break These Rules

    These rules are just like any other rule and left up to the mods own discretion as to how the matter is dealt with. In cases where the matter is seen as a mistake on the players behalf, For instance a player does not know his log ins for his old forum account, We urge you to contact a forum mod or higher as soon as the account is made. However if no attempt to notify the Moderators or Higher Ups can be found, We will take action as we see fit, Warning, or even outright permanently banning accounts we know to be duplicates.

    Thank you for your time and patience
    On Behalf Of The Evony Forum Staff
    .SSF


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