Please read these rules in full. Ignorance of the rules does not excuse violation of them. Violations may result in temporary suspension from the official Iridium Based forums or permanent closure of the account in question. Participating on the official Iridium Based forums is a privilege granted by the development, not a right, and may be revoked for a temporary or permanent duration. 1) CONTENT: The following sections outline language, expression, and naming of characters, accounts, or guilds, clear or masked, which is not allowed on the Iridium Based official forums. A. Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Life Choices, Religion, and Politics - Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of racial, ethnic, national, life choice, religious, or political hatred or slurs. B. Sexuality and Violence - Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of excessively sexual or violent acts. - Anything that insults or demeans any aspect of any sexual orientation. - Anything construed as pornographic. - Any references to violence occurring outside of the Iridium Based Project C. Personal Information, Attacks, and Threats - Any release of personal information about yourself, other individuals, or Iridium Based staff. - Any language that can be perceived as an attack against other individuals or Iridium Based staff. - Any threats, veiled or otherwise, made against yourself, other individuals, or Iridium Based staff. D. Inappropriate Obscenity, Vulgarity, and Profanity - Anything construed as referring to human anatomy or bodily functions inappropriately. - Anything construed as excessively crude or offensive. E. Posting in an Inappropriate Forums -Posts that are posted in the improper forums have the right to be edited or removed. The forums are clearly labeled to keep everything organized. There is no reason to post a thread or reply in the wrong forum. If something does not fall into a category of the current forums then please post it in the Mac Anu forums. -Failure to comply with this rule may result in your thread/post being removed, edited by Moderators, or relocated to the proper forum. Consistent violations of this rule may result in warnings and suspensions. F. Harassment and Defamatory Statements - Anything construed as referring to other individuals or Iridium Based staff using any disallowed content or behavior. G. Discussion of Moderator Action - Excessive and direct reference to past, present, or future moderator action on the official Iridium Based forums. - Excessive discussion or debate of the official Iridium Based forums rules. H. Foreign Languages - Use of foreign languages to circumvent moderation. I. Call-Outs - "Calling out" other users or Iridium Based staff in the title or content of a thread or post. 2) BEHAVIOR: The following sections outline actions which are not allowed on the official Iridium Based forums. A. Disruption - Any language or actions intended to disturb other individuals. - Any disruption or exploitation of contests and promotions. B. Spamming and Post Content - Excessive repetition of a single phrase, similar phrases, image or images, or incoherent gibberish. - Excessive use of Caps Lock. - "First posting". - Post that are “double posts”, just edit your current one. - Posts with minimal or no content. - Posts that do not contribute to the overall conversation. - Threads or posts whose primary purpose is dramatic effect rather than substantive discussion. - Posts made only to "bump" a thread to the front page of that forum section. C. Advertising - Any promotion of non-Iridium Based commercial ventures. D. Scamming - Acquiring items, currency, or any other in-game possessions from another individual through misinformation, confusion, or fraud. E. Cheating - All forms of illegal or unfair gameplay including the use of third-party applications to improve performance. F. Multiple Accounts and Impersonation - Creation of multiple accounts by a single individual solely for use on the official forums. - Creation of multiple accounts for the purpose of evading suspension or account closure. - Any impersonation of other individuals or Iridium Based Staff. Note: All staff have varied colored forum names that deviate them from the normal members. G. Misrepresentation - Misrepresentation of Iridium Based. This includes falsely quoting moderators or staff members, or quoting moderators or staff members in such a way that the content or context of the material quoted is changed. H. Trading In-Game Items or Accounts for Real-World Currency - Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of in-game items or accounts for real-world currency. - Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of real-world currency. 3) MODERATOR PREROGATIVE: Interpretation of the above rules is at the sole discretion of the moderators. Content and behavior outside of these listed rules are also subject to moderator review and action. Accounts found to be violating these rules may: - Be given a warning. - Be given a final warning where any further violations will result in suspension from the official Iridium Based forums or account closure. - Posts being edited, deleted, or relocated. - Be temporarily suspended from the official Iridium Based forums. This list of rules will be updated as necessary. A BIG thanks to Daikonran for making these rules.