Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
In the process of registering on this forum, all players--including you--agreed to accept these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of Invision Power Board. In doing so you essentially signed an electronic contract pledging to have read the rules and TOS and agreeing to follow the rules and TOS as written. It is your continued responsibility to read, follow, and keep up-to-date with the CN rules.
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
Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key. No Discussion Forums
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
Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums. Filtered Words
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
Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning. Gravedigging
Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this. The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread. Signatures
Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning. You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line. Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright. Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted. Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited. Drug References
Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof. Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities. OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense. Death Threats / Death Wishes
A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff. Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited. Forum Names
With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive. Multiple Forum Accounts
With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis. Posting For Other Players
Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf. Imitation &. Impersonation
Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts. A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice. Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions. Avatars
Size for avatars is limited by the forum mechanics, therefore there is no size issue for a user to worry about. Avatars must be in good taste, and any avatar containing a picture that is too violent, disgusting, sexually explicit, insulting to another player or staff member, etc. will be removed. Avatars that are potentially seizure inducing will not be permitted. Players may not "borrow" the avatars of any moderator past or present without permission. Swastikas and Nazi Imagery
The swastika may not be used in signatures or avatars. Pictures of swastika's are acceptable for use in the In Character (IC) sections of the roleplay forums, so long as its context is In Character, and not Out Of Character. Pictures of Hitler, mentioning of the Holocaust, etc... have no place in the roleplay forums, since these people and events existed in real life, and have no bearing or place in the Cyberverse. Other Nazi or SS imagery is forbidden in all forums. Moderation Staff
The revealing of the private identities of any Cyber Nations staffers past or present is strictly prohibited, and thus no speculation/accusation of identity is allowed. Doing so is grounds for moderator action against your account appropriate to the offense, including a full forum/game ban. Claims of moderator bias should be directed to the highest level of authority--the Head Game & Forum Mod/Admin, Keelah. Claims of moderator bias without supporting evidence is grounds for a warning. Blatant disrespect of the moderator staff is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to spoofing moderator accounts in any way, sig/avatar references, baiting, flaming, rude demands, mocking, attitude, and unsubstantiated claims of bias. They are volunteers hired to enforce the rules. If you have a problem with the way a moderator is enforcing the rules or the rules themselves please contact Keelah. Attempting to use the moderation staff as a weapon by abusing the report system in an attempt to get another player warned or banned is strictly prohibited. Do not ask about becoming or campaign to become a moderator. The moderators are drawn from CN membership but moderation positions are by invitation only. Asking to become one will substantially decrease your chances of ever being asked. Aiding Rule Violators
Any user found to know of a serious rule violation without reporting it to a game moderator (eg. knowledge of a user with multiple nations) will be given a warning or, in more serious cases, have their nation deleted. Aiding Banned Players
Any user found to be harboring, aiding or otherwise knowingly helping a banned user will be deleted. This includes knowing of their existence within the game without reporting it to the game-moderation staff. Questionable Actions and Content
The forum rules are not designed to cover every scenario. Any action that is seen to be counter-productive or harmful to the forum community may be met with moderator action against your account. The Cyber Nations Moderation Staff reserves the right to take action against your account without warning for any reason at any time. Private Transactions
Nation selling and other private transactions via such auction sites like eBay is against the Cyber Nations terms and conditions. While our moderators cannot control what people do outside of the game you are not allowed to promote such private exchanges on our forums without expressed permission from admin only. Anyone found to be engaging in such activity without permission will be banned from the game. Advertising
Advertising other browser games and forums is prohibited. Soliciting donations towards commercial causes is also prohibited. If you wish to ask for donations towards a charitable cause, please contact a moderator before doing so. Extorting Donations
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Razgriz24 posted a blog entry in The New AMerican Pearl Harbor - Chronicals of the Unprovoked July AttackThe alliance we face, Supernova X aka "Imperium" of Supernova X, has for a long time held animosity and ill-will for Apocalypse Meow. This has been demonstrated time and again. Every time we try to use diplomacy, they use it to weaken our position and to further their goals of eliminating our fair alliance. We fight this war to put an end to this festering mess once and for all. Let us pray for the salvation of all of those who live in that totalitarian darkness–pray they will discover the joy of knowing freedom. But until they do, let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of their State, declare its omnipotence over individuality, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples in CN, they are the focus of evil in the modern world. So, in your discussions of the war, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride – the temptation of blithely..uh..declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the war a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil. We fight for what is right and that is why we are winning. Cat domination is the only domination CN deserves, the domination of winning bigly and then leaving people alone (maybe knock some stuff off their shelves from time to time). -Loving vPOC o/ Apocalypse Meow
We were warned of the dangers of pineappleism and told of the threat it poses to the nations of CN. The OWF stood by and failed to address it, letting it fester and multiply like a virus. Appeasement has failed as a policy! How were so many leaders here on Bob blind to the fact. The time for words on OWF is over, action is needed. When Emperor Khan spoke of pineappleism, a lot of Bob called him 'extreme' and 'over-the-top' but now we see he was the only man brave enough to point out the obvious. We have a major issue and it needs addressing, our only hope is we haven't left it too late, that we can still overcome this major threat to Bob. SNX were told that they had an emperor, they'd see a giant global political figure, a man who would be leader for 72 CN nations, the man that would represent all of them on the world stage, the man whose job was so important that he was even appointed leader of the LPCN. Well.. I'm afraid what they got was Junka... I don't want to be rude but, really, he has the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade noob nation and the question I want to ask is, how they hell is he a leader of an alliance?? I believe I speak on behalf of the majority of Bob in saying that we don't want you and the sooner you are put out to grass, the better. I have no doubt that your intention is to be the quiet assassin of Bob's political world and of CN in general. All SNX military and political personnel should listen carefully to this warning. In any conflict, your fate will depend on your action. Do not destroy money reserves, a source of wealth that belongs to the SNX people. Do not obey any command to use weapons of mass destruction against anyone, including the Deplorable Liberators. War crimes will be prosecuted. War criminals will be punished. And it will be no defense to say, "I was just following orders." Should Junka choose confrontation, the Deplorable Liberators can know that every measure has been taken to avoid war, and every measure will be taken to win it. We understand the costs of conflict because we have paid them in the past. War has no certainty, except the certainty of sacrifice. Yet, the only way to reduce the harm and duration of war is to apply the full force and might of our military, and we are prepared to do so. If Junka attempts to cling to power, he will remain a deadly foe until the end. In desperation, he and terrorists groups might try to conduct terrorist operations against the Deplorables and our friends. These attacks are not inevitable. They are, however, possible. And this very fact underscores the reason we cannot live under the threat of pineappleism. The terrorist threat to Bob will be diminished the moment that Junka is disarmed. As we enforce the just demands of Bob, we will also honor the deepest commitments of our Liberation force. Unlike Junka, we believe the SNX nations are deserving and capable of human liberty. And when the dictator has departed, they can set an example to all the LPCN of a vital and peaceful and self-governing alliance. This will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people. SNX is failing, SNX is dying. Khan knocked the first brick out of the wall, we will knock down the rest! I hope this is the first step towards a Bob of sovereign nations trading together, friends together but without the pompous arrogant unelected emperors of failing organisations such as SNX. LandofFreedom hereby declares war on SNX in support of the Liberation Force of Khan
Emperor Khan posted a topic in World Affairs (IC)My fellow CN'ers. There is an incredible spirit of optimism sweeping Planet Bob right now—we're bringing back winning and for the first time in many years... we're finally stopping hawaiians from entering our territory. We are blessed by those patriots who have made Planet Bob a beacon of freedom, of talent and unbreakable CN spirit. This week I had the privilege to visit the Museum of Pineapples, right here in our nations capital, where I saw first hand the incredible sacrifices our brave young men and woman have made against the hawaiians. It's a new, beautiful museum that serves as a shining example of CN'ers valuable contributions to protect our culture, our society and our history from hawaiians. It also tells us about the great struggle from freedom and equality from Supernova X and their leader; Immortan Junka. I left that museum confident that CN can overcome any challenge that may present itself from the gay caliphate that is hawaii. Today and everyday, I pledge to continue our oppression of the fruity hawaiian islanders. I have today instructed the Department of Justice to remain committed to the “proper interpretation” of the pro-discrimination law known as Title IX. From now on, decent, good CN'ers will no longer have to share a restroom with a hawaiian. There's not going to be any hawaiians sneaking a look at you in the cubicles. It's finished. Totally over. We've witnessed from Wikileaks how bad their leader Immortan Junka of the Kingdom of Pakalolo is. Totally useless. Complete scumbag. And I promise you... the people of CN, that no matter what background these hawaiians come from, none of them will have the chance to climb that great ladder of success. I want every hawaiian man, woman and child to be prevented from access to basic healthcare, primary school education and aeroplanes. We will remove funding from hawaiian schools, we will flood their local communities with drugs and prevent them from travelling. This week I met with other CN leaders and we discussed the fruity plague that threatens to envelop us from the hawaiian islands. All of them have agreed with me that we will do everything we can to stop these people from attacking our freedoms that we cherish so dearly. We're going to be working to get rid of this hawaiian loser and I mean get rid of him completely. Thank you. God Bless you and God Bless CN.
Ragnarok is not an event to be feared, but an event to look forward to by all warriors. It is a time to come together and build solid alliances with strong resolve. It is a time to make peace, it is a time to make war. An ancient story tells that the mighty Fenrir himself was restrained by a magical chain known as Gleipnir with a main component of "the sound of a cat walking". The sound of a cat walking is so powerful that it was able to hold back a mighty beast and protect the Alfather Odin for that much longer. It is in this spirit of "the cats walk" and with the Gods to guide us that Apocalypse Meow fully converts to Asatru in remembering our rich history and culture as warrior cats. Who was on every viking raid? We cats. Who was the first european to step paw on Newfoundland? We cats. Who built these cities and drained the swamps to make North America great? We cats. We cats always flourish wherever our paws silently tread, cautious but quick to embrace a stranger and even quicker to embrace a friend but never scared to slay an enemy, burn down their village and steal their treasures. Now we find ourselves not in the barren cold of the Northlands but carrying on the same fights for Cat Civilization in the jungles of southeast asia. Ragnarok is upon us, and we will be ready to slay giants as ordinary cats under extraordinary circumstances. Varangian Guard and Apocalypse are hereby merged effective immediately. Both the "Varangian Guard AA" and the "Thunder Bay Indigenous Feminist League" will be respected as protected territory for a period of 30 days during this transition. also with this Apocalypse Meow would like to announce with the merger we will upgrade our current ODoAP with Cobra to an MDoAP and take over full protection of JDA. We are Apocalypse Meow look forward to the great things that are sure to come. VG was close friends and we are honored with them choosing us. The current Government will be as follows. Lord Darrin - Tri Nord Belka - Tri Jack Layton - Tri Minister of Defense - Ericsw123 Minister of Foreign Affairs - Morphinel Minister of Internal Affairs - Serberus
It was that time again...Elections! Yay. The Government lineup for this term is Executive Branch: Secretary General: House Deputy Secretary General: Zygon Internal Affairs Minister: Chunky Monkey Foreign Affairs Minister: House Military Operations Commander: Zygon Finance Minister: Scotia the Brave Education: Gandorian We also passed 5 million alliance strength, onto 6 million! o/ Atlantica