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Thread: Forum Guideline

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    Uchocobo
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    Forum Guideline

    There is a framework of guidelines which every forum member must follow. While most people are polite and respectful, there are some who adopt disrespectful and ill-advised mannerisms. Mabinogi World will employ a set of regulations as precautions to maintain our discussion under control.

    Please be aware that we do not wish to censor anyone's opinions, but only act in accordance to misconducts that may endanger the integrity of our website. Once a message is perceived inappropriate, we will take pertinent actions to preserve our message board relatively with good taste.

    Thus, moderators of our board hold the right to edit and delete a post, or lock a threaded discussion. If you do not like the changes we have made, please feel free to contact us. Please be civil and do not harass moderators.

    If you continually violate the following set of rules, your account will be reviewed for a ban. Moderators have the last say in what activity is worthy of a ban or temp-ban, even if these current rules do not yet cover the reason for a ban specifically.

    Screennames
    We do not allow screennames that are misleading, promotional, offensive or disruptive.

    Misleading screennames imply relevant, misleading things about the contributor. For example, misleading points of fact, an impression of undue authority, or the suggestion that the account is operated by a guild, group, project or collective rather than one individual.
    Promotional screennames are advertisements for a company, group, or guild.
    Offensive screennames make harmonious editing difficult or impossible.
    Disruptive screennames include outright trolling or personal attacks, impersonation, or otherwise show an intent to disrupt the forum.

    These criteria apply to both screennames and signatures. Screennames that are inappropriate in another language, or that represent an inappropriate name with misspellings and substitutions, or do so indirectly or by implication, are still considered inappropriate.

    Respect
    Treat all members with respect in posts and private messages. Mabinogi World is a fan-based public venue visited by people of diverse origins.

    Foul language and obscene images will not be tolerated. As well, messages aimed for personal attacks or flames will not be tolerated. Criticisms must be substantiated with examples to justify your beliefs.

    If you have to ask yourself whether an image may be objectional to some users, then don't show it at all.

    Mild profanity may be allowed based on the context, but do not attempt to cleverly circumvent this rule or the chat filter. Use at own peril.

    Content
    Keep threads relatively on track. Moderators will attempt to steer a discussion back to the topic. Please take personal exchanges to private messages.

    Uploading or linking to hacks or any illicit modification of Mabinogi will not be tolerated. While Mabinogi World will not praise nor censure the distribution or partaking of such activities, we will respect Nexon America's interests and its code of conduct.

    This includes asking for, or giving out, information on proxy/ip bypasses. Don't do it.

    It also includes discussing warez, torrents, or other ways to obtain things illegally. Don't do it, and don't link to related websites.

    It further includes discussion of private servers for any game. Don't do it.

    This also includes mod discussion. Don't do it.

    Communication
    For better readability, please refrain from using "leet" speak or slangs. Also note that, contrary to popular belief, Caps Lock is not a cruise control for "cool".

    Avatars and Signatures
    Keep them small. Although we will be flexible in avatar and signature sizes, they may be deleted subjectively by the moderator.

    As a general rule, length of signatures should not exceed half of the default post size, and width should be within reasonable limits.

    Searching and Reading
    Before making a topic or making a post, please use the search function or read through a forum before making another topic. Many times, similar topics are already made that fulfill the purpose of the subject at hand. If a topic is outdated, then feel free to make a new topic.

    Banning
    Warning System

    We have in place a simple visual warning system. When you've broken a minor offense, the warning will be visible under your name on every post you've made.

    Warned: You have been warned. Next warning puts you to the next level.
    Moderated: A moderator must approve your posts. It may take time for a moderator to get to your posts. Be patient.
    Banned: You cannot post at all.

    Please note these warnings are temporary and will go away with time.

    Evasion of moderation bans and temporary bans will not be tolerated and could lead to the permanent locking or even deletion of your primary account. This includes proxying or using VPN to change your IP so that you may access the banned account.

    Permanent bans are given on a case-by-case basis and are usually reserved for habitually offensive users and spambots.

    Solicitation
    Commercial postings and semi-spam such as a referral to iPods or an invitation to polls are not allowed. Such posts will be edited or removed immediately.

    Advertisements attempting to sell gold in Mabinogi will not be tolerated. We have a zero-RMT policy in these forums. Failure to recognize this rule will result in immediate, unconditional expulsion from the forums, and are not negotiable in any way.

    Also, those who have been determined to be RMTing or trading with RMTs will be permanently banned from this website. This includes NX trades.

    Additionally, we do not allow posts or signature links to any so-called "Free NX" websites.

    Finally, do not advertise unofficial (aka private) servers for any game.

    Accounts and Registration Overseas
    Please do not post requests for accounts or guides to registering Mabinogi overseas. Different countries necessitate different methods of registration, some requiring a legitimate Resident Registration Number.

    In South Korea, it is strictly forbidden by law to disclose or to take advantage of personal information of others without a prior approval of the personnel. Korean prosecutor's office will not tolerate any unlawful behavior, and any violator will be subject to the prosecution that entails fines up to $2,000, 2 years of sentence, and further legal litigation.

    Topics of such nature will be either deleted or locked. The only questions we will answer is if you already have access to a Nexon account and need help making a Mabinogi account. If you really want to know more about registration, use search or your favorite search engine and look it up.

    This guideline is very general and will be revised when deemed necessary by the administration team.

    Topics of Interest:
    Rules for posting Music and Music Requests

    By registering and participating in Mabinogi World forums, you agree to the above forum policies. If you are unable to agree, feel free not to participate in forum discussions at any time.
    Last edited by Kadalyn; 11-24-2014 at 11:40 PM.

  2. #2
    Angevon
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    Re: Forum Guideline

    The post has been updated to include a screenname policy, among a few other changes. Please review the forum guidelines and keep them in mind in your future activities here.

    Thank you.

    Changes on Jan 6, 2010:

    Clarified moderator power
    Username section added
    Removed outdated "Topics of Interest"
    Signatures to "Free NX" by referral websites are officially not allowed.

    Changes on Jan 25, 2010

    NX trades are not allowed


  3. #3
    Angevon
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    Re: Forum Guideline

    Changes on February 6, 2010

    Added section on bans.

    Changes on February 8, 2010

    Edited section on bans to include proxying / IP changes as bannable offenses.

    Changes on May 1, 2010

    Added rule against advertising private servers for any game.

    Changes on September 16, 2010

    Added footnote about proxy discussions. I.e., don't talk about it.

    Changes on September 28, 2010

    Added footnote about discussing warez, torrents, or other ways to obtain things illegally. I.e., don't talk about it or websites related to it.

    Changes on May 3, 2011

    Added footnote about discussing private servers for any game. Don't do it.
    Last edited by Angevon; 05-03-2011 at 07:12 PM. Reason: updating

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    Changes on March 8, 2012

    Added in bold that mod discussion is not to be done.

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    Changes on Nov. 7, 2012

    Added note forbidding PTS content discussion.

    Changes on Nov. 24, 2014

    Well there's no PTS anymore.
    Last edited by Kadalyn; 11-24-2014 at 11:41 PM.
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