1. Inappropriate Language : Infraction-Ban Many communities are composed of different backgrounds and beliefs. As such, this community is composed of different beliefs, morals, sexual orientations etc., and we take the value of equality seriously. Remember that each person will take an insult differently depending on these values. • a. Topics, posts, PMs etc., that are directed at a single member, or group, to either defame them of their reputation, character or to simply insult, flame them directly etc., will result in infractions or a ban from the forum. 2. Inappropriate Content : Infraction-Ban Material that can somehow insult women, and males alike is not allowed on the forums. This includes material such as half-naked women, men and media of such inappropriate acts (pornographic videos itself). This also includes text based material in our threads, posts, avatars, profile page etc., and should the rule be broken - he/she will face a permanent removal from the community altogether. Inappropriate Content that provides media of drug use, bad behavior, and other various forms of content that is deemed inappropriate (at the discretion of the staff member) will be removed and enforced. This is not a community for such things and we do not want to advertise this over the website for our younger audience regardless if they know about it. This isn't what this community is for so keep it off. We will not tolerate inappropriate names that contain any vulgar language, hate crime, relationship to pornographic material, impersonations (members, mod, admin, owner etc.) or anything that would be considered inappropriate of any sort. Those who fail to comply with this rule will be requested to choose another username by a staff member (the member will have 24 hours to respond). After he or she has not responded or refused the change, their IP will be banned and the account deleted. 3. Advertising : Perm Ban Advertisement of another RSPS related community is strictly forbidden and a permanent removal of the community will be issued. There will be no chance of appeal! • a. Common known links (e.g. Rune-Server, Runelocus, and YouTube) is fine and will be commonly permitted. Links are expected to be to advertise directly to where they say they're going (e.g. advertising a YouTube link, and then it links to a whole new site; no matter if it's harmful or not). • b. Members wanting to advertise another link outside of RSPS related material can send a link to an administrator and to await approval. 4. Spamming :: Infraction-Ban Posts that do not contribute to the topic or the quoted text in that is in some form keeping to the main post is considered spam, this rule has been broken down though, read below: • a. Posts that consist of a single word (e.g. "support") will be considered spamming on the forums and a warning or infraction will be given per the staff's discretion. The exception to this rule are the boards that do not give an increase in posts (introductions, and spam). • b. Grave digging is the act of posting in a "dead thread", which is a thread that was not posted in for over fourteen (14) days. Unless you're posting useful information towards the topic at hand, don't do it. • c. Bumping will be allowed on a topic (by the author) once every one (1) day. • d. Trolling is not accepted on these forums, it's idiotic and immature, we do not accept this behavior and the member is eligible to be muted on the spot depending on the staff member. This applies for in-game, over the yell channel, and on the forums. • e. Posting in the correct board helps us keep a nice, sleek looking forum at all times. Failure to do so causes them to look cluttered, an infraction will be given that expires will be handed out if not doing so. 5. Misleading Links, Hacking, and Threats : IP-Ban Misleading links are never allowed on the server, we expect links to open up to as what it was advertised for. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a permanent removal from the community. Hacking in any shape or form will result in a permanent removal from the community, simply put. Threatening members that will put their life, security, and reputation at risk will result in a permanent removal from the community. 6.Punishment Evasion : Ban or IP-Ban Punishments that are handed out towards members is one of the reasons communities maintain a balanced environment. Punishments that are evaded are not taken lightly, if you feel like you deserve another chance then take it serious and quickly make an appeal; don’t make a scene. 7. Real World Trading : Ban (time varies) Purchasing, selling goods, or services (accounts, real life items, RSGP, Microsoft points, riot points, other private server items for Runeline items etc.) will not be tolerated and action will be taken if it continues, we do not have the time for members to come to us and tell us that they've been scammed or hacked. This also including the server, we do want people coming at us as I said before, if we do not catch X member and end up being scammed. We will not be held responsible of the scam, or hacking. • a. Purchasing or selling of any Runeline account will not be allowed on the server or forums. The ban will be permanent the first time with no chance of appeal, the second will be an IP-Ban. • b. Purchasing or Selling of donator status on an existing account is not allowed on the server or forums. Advertising that you're going to do so will result in a 24 hour mute (considering this will be considered scamming as the only people that can transfer ranks are developers with Mod in front of their name, and a Gold Crown before their name when spoken in chat). Please note that we are allowing members to donate for one another (for example, member 'a' purchasing the status for member 'b' and then member 'a' pays that member 300m). 8. Encouraging Others to Break Rules : Mute-Ban Members that are somehow encouraging others to break a rule whether or not he/she understands the rule will result in a mute or ban at the discretion of the staff. 9. Likes System The reputation system is for content that is found useful towards another member. Members caught abusing this or finding a loophole in obtaining an unfair amount of reputation will result in an infraction and their reputation restarted. Continuous failure to comply will result in temporary suspensions leading up to permanent bans. • a. Requesting likes points from others in the shoutbox and posts will result in an infraction and a reset of their reputation points. 10. Shoutbox The shoutbox is something for the use of general purposes without having to post on the forums, do not be mistake; it’s a right. It can be taken away from a member at the discretion of the staff member(s). • a. Flaming another member in the shoutbox is a temporary mute from the shoutbox. The punishments can be harsher in the shoutbox as most new visitors will notice this feature at first sight. • b. Flame baiting will and can be a mute from the shoutbox, it is the act of starting/causing arguments for no apparent reason or starting drama for no apparent reason. • c. Staff impersonation is not tolerated on the shoutbox and will be dealt with harshly, member is likely to be permanently removed from the community altogether. • d. Advertisement is both a permanent ban from the shoutbox, server, and forums permanently. 11. Invading Other Communities :: IP-Ban Invading other communities is without question a permanent ban from the forums and server, we do not tolerate this and want to remain peaceful throughout the RSPS community. Such things are cause of desperation and there's not going to be a time where the administration will stoop to that level of "stealing" other's members - it's unacceptable and will be dealt with harshly. 12. Backseat Moderation Backseat moderation is something that we simply do not allow because it causes drama throughout the community and questions on whether or not we are an authority figure or if the members themselves are. While we are all equal, and should listen and learn from each other - that's simply how it is, we do not do this. Those who find something that needs to be reported or something of the sort, simply report it to a staff member, do not act like one and cause drama, this only causes an uproar.