Not yet posted in this forum so if you haven't read this in any of the other forums, please do!
1. Community Forum Rules – V2.1. (props to Gorny)
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Welcome to the Diablo 3 Community Forum - ground zero for general Diablo 3 discussion. Before joining in the chit-chat, take some time to familiarize yourself with our rules and posting guidelines. This is not your average internet message board – we have rules and they are well-enforced. Follow them and you’ll have a great time here. Break them and you’ll be shown to the exit. It’s that simple.
Please make an effort to treat your fellow forumers with civility - that goes for newcomers and long-time posters alike. We sometimes have disagreements here. Everybody is entitled to their opinions. Likewise, everybody is entitled to be treated with some respect.
The diablo.incgamers.com Forum Commandments
Read them. Know them. Be them. There is no excuse for breaking any of these.
Rules and Guidelines for the Community Forum:
Breaking any of the following may result in a warning or ban.
- No asking or providing links/information for hacks/bots/cheats or any third party program that may be in violation of Blizzard's TOS/EULA. Break this one and you will be instantly perma-banned, no questions asked.
- No asking for files that can be found on the game CDs for any reason. This includes CD - Keys. That's piracy, folks.
- No Flaming or Trolling.
- No Bypassing the Word Filter. More on this in "Other Stuff" below.
- No Advertising. We are not a free advertising service for commercial websites, eBay auctions, or D2 sites with content that may be considered similar to ours. Not sure if a link is appropriate? PM a mod and ask before posting.
- No Spamming. More on this in "Other Stuff" below.
Reporting Bad Posts: Is someone breaking the rules or acting like a jerk? Don’t take matters into your own hands or you could end up getting yourself in trouble. Instead, summon a moderator. On the top and right hand side of every single post is a “!” button. Pressing that will take you to a web form screen where you may type out a brief description of the problem and press “submit”. A moderator will be along to check things out as soon as possible.
The Word Filter: Diablo 3 may be rated Mature, but this forum is not. Thus, we have a filter that replaces naughty words with asterisks (****). Please refrain from attempting to bypass the word filter by replacing letters with numbers, symbols, spaces and so forth. We don't like that. Making a habit of doing so can put your posting privileges at risk. If some of the words you've posted are filtered out, you will have to accept it.
Off-Topic (OT) Threads: Topics unrelated to Diablo 3 belong in our Off-Topic Forum. However, we do allow some OT chit-chat in Community, provided it does not get out of hand. The number of OT threads allowed in Community is limited to three on page one at any given time. Regardless, such threads may still be subject to being moved to the OTF at the moderator’s discretion. We also have a dedicated OT Thread stickied near the top of the board. Consider starting an OT topic there. If you absolutely must start your own off-topic thread, please put "OT" in the title.
Spamming: So what constitutes “spamming” anyway? Some examples include: making a big deal out of your post count; making a crappy post with the intention of bumping your thread back to the top of the boards; posting the same thread in multiple forums and numerous other things - but I’m sure you get the picture.
Double-Posting: “Double-posting” is defined as making two posts in a row in the same thread. If you submit a post and suddenly remember something you want to add, use the “Edit” button located below your post to add material. The “Edit” feature may be used to modify your post for up to an hour after its creation.
Calling out scammers: If you got scammed while trading online, we're very sorry. However, we aren't an appropriate place to identify the offending party, as we have no way of verifying what actually happened. You trade with others at your own risk.
I Want A Signature!: Read here. Since Signatures are a perk that our Pals have paid for, we reserve the right to ask nonsubscribers who add them manually to their posts to stop.
I Got Banned! What’s the Deal?: Well, I told you not to break the rules, right?! First, check the last few threads you posted in – it is very likely that a moderator made a post that details the reason for the ban and its duration. If it’s a temporary ban, your posting privileges will resume after the stated time. Do not make a new account to ask why you were banned. Instead, contact your moderator via email if you have questions. Making a new account while under a temp-ban will result not only in the banning of the new account, but the temp-ban on your original account will be upgraded to permanent.
Moderators may also email ban notices to users depending on the circumstances. Check the email inbox that you registered your forum account with. You might have to fish it out of your junk mail folder if you use spam filters (and these days, who doesn’t?!).
If you’re perma-banned? Sorry, we very rarely lift these types of bans. Your only option here is to appeal to Elly via email.
Final Note: Thanks to the D2 Comm. Forum for having rules that apply here as well!