Code of Conduct

The Code:

GENERAL RULES:

  • Always treat others with kindness and respect, even if you don’t agree with them.

  • Stay on topic, don’t intentionally derail threads, don’t troll, don’t spam.

  • Use appropriate language.

  • Do not intentionally insult or offend others.

  • We don’t tolerate hate speech, intimidation, harassment, sexual, racial, or ethnic slurs, and discrimination.

WE DON’T TOLERATE:

  • Abuse or encouraging abuse of the reputation system and the “report as spam” system - for the explanation of how our forum features work, have a look at the Forum and feedback section in our FAQs here.

  • Posting your own as well as other people’s personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, place of work, etc.).

  • Posting links to phishing sites, malware, or spyware.

  • Impersonating forum moderators or other users.

  • Spamming, bashing, flaming, trolling, or abusing the reputation and/or “report as spam” function.

  • Any kind of encouragement towards taking drugs or drinking alcohol.

  • Creating multiple accounts.

  • Posting something that is knowingly false.

  • Thread bumping, hijacking or posting comments that are unrelated to the original topic and make it difficult for others to follow the discussion.

  • Posting pornography, inappropriate or offensive content, warez, unreleased game content, and things that are generally considered not suitable for work.

  • Linking to cracks, key generators, pirated content and promoting piracy overall. However, discussions about piracy are generally acceptable.

  • Posting cheats, hacks, game exploits, and game spoilers - unless you clearly note that this is what your post is about at the top of it.

  • Threats of violence, harassment or privacy breach - even as a joke.

  • Using a third party’s intellectual property (full or partial scans of articles, books, full transcriptions of articles, etc.) unless you have permission to do so.

  • Selling (including real-life or in-game trading), advertising, referrals, auctioning - unless this applies to giveaways.

  • Use of language that is abusive, vulgar, hateful, defamatory, obscene, profane, threatening, privacy-invasive, or law-violating.

  • Encouraging anyone else to break these rules.