Sovngarde - Forum Rules

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Sovngarde - Forum Rules

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Forum Rules

This site is provided for your use, alongside the rest of the member base, given that a certain standard of behaviour is maintained at all times.

Even if a discussion about politics is a legal subject by judging the forum description in the Main Plaza forum, I will ask all members to read a note about political discussions before posting. If in doubt then feel free and send a PM to any staff member.


To this end, the following rules are to be followed by all users of the site when posting here, whether they are posting in the public or private forums, including the private quarters:

Hate speech is forbidden - this includes racism, sexism, homophobic and religious intolerance, as well as other forms of bigotry. Harassment of other members in any form is also expressly forbidden.

'Trolling', 'cross site trolling','flaming', 'flame-baiting' or other deliberately antagonistic forms of posting are not allowed on this site. Accidental provocation of other members will result in a warning for a first offence, and subsequent offences will be treated as deliberate.

Promoting illegal activities such as warez, piracy, scams, pyramid schemes, child pornography, phishing, spreading malware or other criminal activities is forbidden.

Do not post sexually explicit images on the forum.

Spam, including the use of automated posting methods such as bots, or repeated promotion of your personal website without administrative approval, is not allowed. Which also includes repeated posting about Donations or Patreon without adding forum content is forbidden.

Do not provide another user's email address or personal information in the public forums without their prior consent.

Posting of libellous claims against another party, or providing links of any kind to promote the activities of known copyright violators, code thieves, and so forth is also forbidden.


The above rules additionally apply to any content (files, images) uploaded to, or linked to, on the site and:

Any content that would typically be awarded a PEGI 16 or ESRB Mature rating or higher in the UK/US film and video game industry must be clearly labelled as being "Adult Only" when uploading files and images, and topics that discuss or contain similar content must be marked the same or "Not Safe For Work" [NSFW].

Furthermore, swearing and foul language is not permitted in topic titles, member titles or user names (display names or forum aliases). Your user name must use Latin based characters only and be readable by other forum members.

Excessive foul or vulgar language is not permitted anywhere on the forums. Casual swearing is permitted.

The administration of this site reserves the right to add, change, remove, or otherwise adjust the above rules at any time. Where possible, notice of these changes will be provided before they occur.

The administration further reserves the right to make judgments on any material posted that does not clearly fall within one of these rules but is deemed to be offensive or falls outside the confines of general decency.

In order to ensure that all material on Sovngarde adheres to these rules, full administrators (Administrators and Advisors) have access to all forums, galleries and download areas, including those areas a private quarter for members. Confidentiality is guaranteed and no administrator will divulge personal information, creative content or any other information deemed "private".


Failure to Adhere to These Rules:

While each infraction will be handled on a case by case basis, repeated violations of the rules will typically be handled as follows:

First Infraction = Warning via PM or on-thread. Your post may be edited for content if necessary
Second Infraction = Warning and possible temporary suspension of account for up to 1 week or up to 2 weeks.
Third Infraction = Suspension from posting for an amount determined by moderation staff of no less than 1 month or the user is under probation (see below).
Fourth Infraction = Permanent suspension from the site. This means we ban your IP from reaching the front page or reading the forums. You are no longer welcome.


Probation system - How it works on Sovngarde:

A member who is under probation will still have a chance to reduce active infractions (either all infractions or the latest infraction), provided that the user doesn't violate the rules within a period of time that is decided by the administration.

Furthermore, all posts must be approved by staff (administrators, advisors, and moderators), except in the members area with limited permissions of course. Note, active infractions will not be removed due to inactivity on the forums during the stated period of time.

Any user who is under probation will be notified when the time has ended or be informed in a PM of why the user hasn't been removed from probation.

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