Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
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The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc. Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator. A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules. 1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
5.) Permanent Ban Game Bans and Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion. If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums. Process of Appeals
Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game. Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum. Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation. The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise. Posting
All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however. Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have... A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area. Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning. Topic Hijacking
Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning. Repeat Topics
One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise. Joke Topics
Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic. Spam
Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags. Posting in All Caps
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There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense. Moderation Forums
All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine. Namecalling
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Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word. If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene. Harassment
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Despite having surrendered twice for your survival, you still claim superiority or equal footing with the LPC since I've never tried getting one from you personally. If the Imperium wants to survive, it will need to admit defeat to the Libertarian Party of Cybernations and this power struggle you always think you're having with us will be settled on the battlefield.
I would be the Libertarian & 3rd party option, so I would be neither. Although I do think Junka has more similarity to Hillary, in he wants to manipulate old and corrupt traditions towards working for him through propaganda and lies.
When you want to take away the freedom from nations like Chae Yeong, I don't see why he would willinglly be a tool for someone who despises nations who want to be able to choose who they want to war. Our war with Chae is just one of pointless repetition. however its tyrants like yourself who are the natural enemy of nations like his. If he wants to take down a tyrant who's goal is to make the freedom he has now impossible, we're willing to give him his freedom from being considered our enemy if he wants to destroy the natural enemy of nations like his. He could fight for a real purpose, we'll see what he does. Also I consider our war with you different from the one with Jack Layton's alliance & MU; and I'm willing to do what I can to close that front with white peace if they don't want their alliance to be a meat shield for SNX. Jack Layton was the enemy of last year, you're the enemy of today. If they want peace, they can have it if they don't agree with your nonsense on wanting the chains of oppression to once again prevent nations from fighting their conscience.
Yet you claim to support Chae Yeong, when really you are just trying to use him against us. However we're the obstacle for you to sanction nations like his out of existence. Chae Yeong would be your natural enemy if he wasn't fighting us, it shows how shallow and hypocritical you are when it comes to your definition of civilization & chaos. You love rogues as long as they are doing your dirty work.
Ever since this you have been a constant enemy towards us, you continuing to bring it up as often as you can shows its a grudge you can't let go of. You think the LPC's existence is incompatible with yours on Brown because of our anti-Sanction platform, this is why we are enemies. You think using sanctions as a tool to push anyone who can be defined as a rogue out of being able to have peaceful interactions with other nations is vital to how you think things should be. The LPC changed the world in a way, you are oppossed to that change. Chae Yeong should take notes on who is the real obstacle to the existence of nations like his to exist. In Junka's ideal world someone like him would be sanctioned on every color in CN and unable to do much of anything, at least I'm willing to be sporting when I deal with him by not resorting to sanctions at least. Every nation who wants freedom to fight the battles they want without getting sanctioned out of existence should take notes on what you've dedicated yourself to bringing back. We can offer safe sanctuary to those who choose to fight you unaligned or on one many AAs. Those who don't agree with people filling sanction requests as they recieve them in exchange for being able to get whoever opposes them on other colors sanctioned on request should all see you as an enemy. Freedom is what you hate so much we can never manage to get along. I'll at least fight my enemies without resorting to sanctions or thinking they are needed.
I came back from vacation, aNiMaLz and KoRT were locked in war with no end in site. When I came back I decided to bring it to an end through negotiation with KoRT, you chose to stick your nose in and try encouraging them not to agree on peace. Your opinion was irrelevant and you bringing up every grudge you have against aNiMaLz as reason KoRT should have rejected peace while signing a treaty with you was way out of line. I wasn't active when Sir Kindle did what he did and I didn't care, other than the war had gone on long enough and it was time for it to end. You also were arguing against Chae being a rogue after he rogued the lower tier of Limitless Nexus, as well as made other efforts to undermine us. That situation brought about real clarity on how opposed to the LPC you really are, if the opportunity ever arose for you to destroy us you would go for it. You've never wanted co-existence on Brown, you've just been to weak to destroy us yourself and not many want to be used as a pawn by someone with your level of incompetency. You think Chae Yeong will be your super weapon and gladly be a pawn to be used however you want, however if he wants to make up for his crimes against the LPC by attacking SNX instead; we could allow him to make up for his attacks against us by fighting somebody else if he doesn't want to always be at war with us and be able to achieve other goals. If he can prove himself useful by attacking you, he can have his freedom. Your recognition means nothing. Edit: Also its been brought to my attention from the aNiMaLz viewpoint, the KoRT War was a defensive war meant to assist their ODP Partners in Monsters Inc against the Scots. Although that war is in the past and there is no need to rehash it, yet Junka keeps bringing it up despite being uninvolved. He likes to try picking at old scabs to try turning others against us, despite that war being resolved thanks to KoRT being much more reasonable than Junka. His obsession with trying to distort the facts of past LPC conflicts to cause us to fight others is another reason Junka needs to be dealt with, his obsession with the LPC Is unhealthy. If the alliances involved wanted to debate this, it would be different. Although Junka as an uninvolved alliance leader constantly bringing it up reveals him to be an enemy.
You rant and rave about being anti-Rogue, yet you've made no secret you support Chae Yeong because his target is the LPC. You've been looking for an excuse to support him directly for a while now, you've done your best in arguing he's not a rogue because you have a grudge against aNiMaLz, etc. Going so far as to argue against him being a rogue despite it being so clear cut. Although show the world your hypocritical support of rogues. you will end up sharing his fate on a short list of those who have proved to be beyond rehabilitation and constant enemies of the LPC.. Sometimes when another enemy comes along, it opens new opportunities for nations like Chae Yeong to decide if he wants to be our enemy or prove he can change by taking you out for us. Will Chae want to be remembered for fighting on your side and being used as one of your pawns, or instead uses you being the new focus of my wrath as an opportunity to prove he's able to move on from being on our enemy is a tempting offer to make for him.
Here is a visual representation of SNX's navy at work, Also here is Junka's war reason as he declares on one of our non-nuclear nations, War Status: Currently Fighting War Reason: For Chae Yeong! He makes no secret of his support for Chae Yeong and his real reasons for fighting us. He supports Chae Yeong who has been attacking us, rather than caring about his members.
When Chae was attacking the lower tier of Limitless Nexus & aNiMaLz, Junka tried convincing KoRT to sign a treaty with him and escalate the war with us rather than see to the peaceful resolution we reached. He constantly raves about how aNiMaLz are "barbarians" and his grudge against them for not accepting his offer of becoming his protectorate I recieved the following message on the 27th from a high ranking member of aNiMaLz and had already made the decision to assist as soon as I got my coal/fish trade replaced, so I could collect and pay bills first. Date: 9/27/2016 10:29:49 PM Subject: SNX Message: SNX has attacked animalz. Junka constantly going out of his way to try inciting other alliances or blocs to fight the LPC for him I think is possibly worse than him taking a go at us himself. He's been running his mouth to long about war and it was obvious war was inevitable between him and the LPC; especially when he was referring to LPC members as valid targets. There is more to this war than the CB given, I didn't want to waste everyone's time with an junka type essay listing all the reasons we have to fight them and a bunch of propaganda. Junka says SNX is incompatible with Libertarianism and has been trying to muster the strength to fight us, then lets fight and see SNX surrender for the 3rd time since Junka became leader. Trying to encourage other alliances to keep my allies at wars until they surrender despite Junka having no reason to be involved is reason to put him in his place. His constant insults towards LPC members and provocations is more reason. Don't get to caught up on the CB, just know Junka has been asking for a war and was never content with the peace we had after our last war.
The Terrorist on Brown is SNX, you are a cancer which needs to be removed. You've never wanted long term peace wiith the LPC and have tried inciting war against us by others many times. Trying to be friendly toward SNX for Brown Unity doesn't work when their leader has a serious Napoleon Complex.
Junka can control who is able to be on the AA and I was told he was a member when he attacked. How long he was a member didn't matter, Junka's rhetoric about aNiMaLz being valid targets rather than condemn attacking aNiMaLz is why we're hitting them. Whether SNX's membership policies so lax somebody could be accepted into the alliance without being considered a "real" member doesn't really matter, Junka choosing to try inciting more violence against aNiMaLz rather than apologize or explain to me why he didn't feel responsible does..His rhetoric did not reflect a leader who was opposed to aNiMaLz being attacked. Also Junka posting very old communications of us discussing some kind of silent peace which has nothing to do the current situation just means I won't discuss peace with him at all this time.
In that treaty thread he was raving about how aNiMaLz are valid targets as well, so if they kicked that member it wasn't for attacking aNiMaLz and Junka supported what he did. Junka has since edited all his posts in there and I didn't bother quoting ahead of time because I didn't care very much about providing proof for those who would find something else to nitpick over. An ally was attacked and Junka voiced approval for what the nation did rather than urge his members not to attack. Also he has been begging for war near constantly since the last one by constantly trying to influence events to the disadvantage of aNiMaLz even when we have peace.
SNX has continued to harass our Brown Team brothers in the LPC even though we were enough to let them have white peace and let everything since then slide. After a member of SNX attacked aNiMaLz, Junka made clear he considers aNiMaLz valid targets in a public statement; showing he supports the actions of the member who declared on them. SNX is now an open target for the Libertarian Party of Cybernations. Despite being given so many chances, Junka has consistently chose to be an enemy of the Libertarian Party and everything we represent. He calls others barbarians, when its him who is the savage who does not under the Non-Aggression Principe among Brown Team nations. He's spilt blood from Brown Team members to often or me to see him as a true member of the team. SNX will burn to the ground for choosing to continue making an enemy of us, they'll just be burnt down more thoroughly this time.
I think this wouldn't be a bad decision, wipe their treaty slate clean and remember not to sign with SNX in the future. Atlas could teach them that well and other things. Although this treaty is of course optional, so TMG doesn't need to fight for SNX. It still shows bad judgement to sign with them at all.