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Forum Rules

Forum Rules last Amended 24th Mar 2007

IMPORTANT - NEW MEMBERS When you complete your profile information, you must use a valid ISP e-mail account. Webmail accounts (like Yahoo or hotmail for example) will NOT be approved.  

[1.0] Introduction [1.1] BlackFoot Studios hopes you enjoy our forum. To ensure your participation is flame free and enjoyable, please take 1 minute to read these rules. [1.2] Any posts in breach of forum rules will be edited or deleted, and the offender risks post moderation, suspension, or banning.

[2.0] General Posting Guidelines [2.1] Play fair and enjoy your stay. The forum is here for discussion of BlackFoot Studios and it's products. [2.2] Try and stay on-topic within a thread, start a new thread if you move onto a new topic. Excessive off-topic discussion within a topical thread will be removed if it detracts from the discussion. [2.3] This is a moderated forum, do not abuse your membership. Bans may not be reversed, and work on several key identifiers. Please note that bans are effective across ALL forums Administered by BlackFoot Studios and it's associates. That includes forums on other sites. Repeat offenders should be aware that in severe cases your ISP will be contacted with details of your actions. Most ISP Terms Of Service take breach of use of other websites Terms and Conditions and Rules as a serious matter. If you feel you have a genuine grievance or there has been a misunderstanding please mail BlackFoot Studios directly with details.

[3.0] Forum Rules

      
  • [3.1] Multiple Accounts : Each member is permitted one forum account. If you have reason to require more than one account please check with any member of the forum Staff.
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  • [3.2] Threats/Personal attacks : Any posts containing threats or personal or racist attacks will be edited or deleted and the originating account risks banning.
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  • [3.3] Flame wars :  If you cannot hold a reasoned debate without resorting to Flaming, you are not welcome here.
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  • [3.4] Forum Moderators : Abuse directed at Forum Admin or Moderators will not be tolerated and will result in instant account deletion for the offender. Staff members are carefully selected and have full backing of the studio. They give their own free time to dedicate themselves to this site and abuse directed at them will not be tolerated.
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  • [3.5] E-mail Address : Sign up with a working e-mail address from your ISP. This is for security reasons. It is not used for any other purpose.
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  • [3.6] Rules : Repeated disregard for Forum Rules or Moderator warnings will result in accounts being banned.
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  • [3.7] Warez : Links to warez sites or discussion of warez is not permitted. Breach of this rule can lead to legal proceedings against this site, and will not be tolerated. No-CD cracks are against licensing agreements and are included in this rule - which is strictly enforced.
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  • [3.8] Vulgarity Swearing is not permitted, it only degrades the forum and dilutes the debate. Posts of a sexual nature or of inappropriate images are included in this rule. This includes links to this type of content.
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  • [3.9] Signature Images Please keep these images to a reasonable size, less than 480x111 pixels and preferably below 100Kb in size, and no more than 4 lines in length of text. If you decide not to have the image, you are allowed more lines of text (up to 8 lines). However, if you do not have text, you are NOT allowed two images, with the exception of the NORG image. This is for the benefit of users on a slow connection and to reduce scrolling. Please do not include references to other games/developers in your signature nor prizes won at sites for other games/companies. While we appreciate your desire to share information about other games, it's best for us if we keep the competitor references to a minimum. Clan sigs are acceptable.
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  • [3.10] Spam Do not use our Forums to advertise your business or seek personal gain. People come here to read about BlackFoot Studios, it's products, the absolute best in tactical gaming and related topics. The definition of "spam" is down to the forum moderator in the first instance. If you are unsure about making a post, ask via private message or e-mail.
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  • [3.11] Cheating Discussion of online cheating is not permitted. If you would like to make a glitch, bug or cheating issue in regards to our software known, please email BlackFoot Studios directly.
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  • [3.12] Disruption Disruptive or persistently argumentative behavior will not be tolerated  .
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  • [3.13] Political Discussions Topics relating to politics are not allowed, they lead to unneccesary problems ie. flaming and chest beating. All posts relating to politics will be deleted.
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  • [3.14] Large Images Please do not include large images directly in a post as it blows out the forum formatting and causes delays for dial-up users. Any large image (greater than 500 pixels wide) should be posted as a URL instead of as an Image, or resized down to 500 pixels. You can use the attach file button to attach large images.
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  • [3.15] Warn Levels Each account has a 5 level warning system associated with it. If this level reaches 100% the account will be immediately suspended. The duration of the suspension will be decided by the site staff. Depending on the severity a permanent ban may be issued.
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  • [3.16] Competitor Bashing BFS stands behind some strong ethics, which includes how we talk about others. While at these forums, we would appreciate you refrain from bashing other competitors and especially using their names in a deragatory manner. Posts of this nature will be edited.
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  • [3.17] PC vs. Consoles Show respect! Everyone has their own reasons for choosing to play on different platforms. Some people play on both. You may not be able to appreciate the other platform, but that doesn't mean you can't still show respect towards someone's opinion.

[4.0] Board Features [4.1] Take a moment to try out some of the board features; there is a built it messaging system for sending messages to another member, which will be delivered to them on their next visit in a pop-up window, and a personal assistant to help you quickly navigate the threads. There are many other useful features, if you have any questions please message any moderator.

BlackFoot Studios hopes you enjoy the forum, keep it clean and keep it fun. Welcome to the absolute best in realistic tactical gaming!

--------------   The folks at BlackFoot Studios