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
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Because he is forging his narrative. His version of social interaction is to cross lines that shouldn't be crossed, try to justify it with further crossing of lines and to be really honest if he is the future of diplomacy and social discourse we are %^&*()
Far from being hysterical, we are in complete control. You may sit back now, relax and watch as your alliance infra, tech and land disappears. You have ranted and raved about topics beyond your comprehension, all from the safety of the Dove Mode. I will concede that you managed to nuke a nation 3 times and that the nukes did damages approximate to the Ground Attacks run across the whole war by our nation. What you need to consider is that is exactly what happens when you nuke and your opponent doesn't, however what really matters is where you are at the end of the war. For you it will be simple, you will have lost all you accidentally risked in the first week. I am sure your alliance mates appreciate the support. Surely a great warrior such as yourself wouldn't be scared to defend her alliance. Apparently you are however. As for your bizarre challenge, no one cares. All we care about is winning the war, we are an alliance of nations, fighting together with common purpose. Our individual results are completely unimportant, only the alliance's success if of concern to anyone. We don't mind winning on an individual basis but we will happily take a few nukes whilst our most equipped nation nukes you to oblivion. Now we have that cleared up, fight or %^%&* up. It is that simple, you have been led for too long by people who want to mouth off and risk nothing, it is obviously a disease in your alliance. I am the cure, Vote Grub.
I have always appreciated the people who lead from the front, risking everything as an example to their troops. Nothing says ''I am in this with you'' like hiding in peace mode. Then again, iSX was run by the greatest coward Bob has ever seen. Someone so afraid of risking anything he refused to grow his nation beyond the point of fighting brand new nations. Someone so afraid of failure he refused to succeed at all. I guess puppy see, puppy do. Woof Woof. I guess that will add another week to the conflict, I wouldn't want to deprive Gal of the chance to inspire his troops. For all his faults, Aurelius fought to the bitter end in a very losing battle.
Seriously, your alliance wont be at war forever, you are digging holes you don't need to. Far from being boring, I am the light of the world, I am the past, present and future and you are some noob who thinks they won a war one week in. There is no sin, only confusion between your ability and your ambition. Vote Grub - Violence is the only solution
Irrelevant is still irrelevant no matter how you dress it up. You managed to nuke someone 3 times to their 0 times nuking you and you broke even on infra damage. Congratulations. One side will win this war and one side will be left in a crater, my money is on Polar standing at the top of the crater looking down at you and yours. Stay in peace mode where you belong.
The line between worlds that you seem to think exists somewhere in front of you is actually 15 miles behind you. Whilst you continue, fail to offer contrition, and escalate, you will be hounded like a dog, which seems fitting. Woof Woof.
I find you most offensive. I can not for the life of me comprehend how you intend to occupy the moral high ground, as the ''last true moralist on Bob'', if you will not concede that what you said was both outrageous, unwarranted and completely across all boundaries long established within this realm. The fact that you have had another ''brilliant'' idea to further insult Terminator's wife in this very thread leads me to believe that you are too stupid to comprehend the gravity of your situation. It is not surprising, you have rarely, if ever, understood what is going on around you, but please take a very deep breath, read very slowly and try to comprehend what you are being told, not by me, but by everyone from both sides of Bob, by people unconnected to the situation, by people who stand to benefit nothing from the situation and by your own former alliance. Do you comprehend why you were removed from iSX? Do you think it is because iSX was manipulated or because they were afraid? I would much rather believe even they recognize the depths of your depravity, I think you should consider this carefully. Stop embarrassing yourself. Admit you were wrong, admit you picked the wrong fight and apologize sincerely and while you are at it have a bit of a reflect on your actions and the rubbish you have tried to justify it with. I like a good argument, but this is merely a series of contradictory statements, one based on facts and one based on a complete breakdown of logic. BTW, if I wanted to roll iSX, there was nothing stopping me, I did not want to roll someone who we have previously smashed, who has done very little to offend anyone since they got rid of you from their government. They seem like reasonable people, people you have exploited for your own egotistical machinations, people that once again bear the burden for your own failure. Comprehension is probably the thing you are lacking here, you need to work on those skills.
I am a God to Junka, that is truly why he is so hurt. He would have loved to be me, but alas his lack of actual identity and his constant need to slavishly and mindlessly appropriate other people's identity has lead to his crisis. Moo was once scum in his eyes and the Grub led Polar was the center of his tiny universe. He has worshiped at the feet of Ivan and of Sponge and of Grub but all rejected him because who wants a follower who constantly embarrasses himself by failing to really understand the truths he has been so infatuated with whilst so publicly droning on about the theories he has failed to understand. Once rejected by Grub he fixated on Dajobo, who in a moment of great compassion and against all advice, allowed him into the sacred halls of Polar where his mere presence drove good members into permanent retirement out of the sheer blight he was on Polar existence. When Dajobo retired and he found a non receptive EaTeMuP, Polar became scum and his light was the one true light. He accuses Terminator of all manner of sins, but considering I pretty much know everything there is to know about Polar, I find his assertions to not only be bizarre but also somewhat too convenient. Junkalunka needs a narrative, GW told him to forge one and so away he goes. The truth is simple, he is a blithering idiot who has never had a thought he was capable of generating himself. He crossed a line that can not be crossed and now there is chaos where there should be order. Order will be restored and he will be permanently on the outer. iSX has only to sue for peace and I will listen, this is not about destroying iSX, but rather creating order where there is chaos. Junka is not at war, he made his filthy remarks, degraded himself and then ran like a cowering dog into Dove Mode, hoisting the yellow flag before re-appearing in all his self-perceived glory to the world, asserting the high ground of the down trodden, claiming the defense of the meek and mild. If only he had not impugned the character and virtue of someone's bethrothed it might have held some weight. No doubt he will call me a rat (unsure about the notion of this metaphor) because he once again is incapable of generating an original thought, he will prattle on about the hegemony and morals and so forth asking everyone to ignore his rampant disgrace, excusing his filthy actions under the guise of his own blurry fantasy world's notional rules. Reasonable people will ignore him, the more passionate will ridicule him but I don't see a conga line forming to support him. It is time to admit your position dog, time to accept your actions were completely unacceptable and time to shut your pie hole until a contrite and sincere apology is forthcoming. There will be not parade for you, no one mourns your fate, or even remotely cares. Sort your own situation, the things you can control or lie down on your mat.
The heroic stupidity of anyone choosing to defend your cowardly, filthy and completely inappropriate behavior is truly worth recognition. iSX doesn't seem to learn the value of sticking to a simple plan. Terminator does not speak for Polar, he echoes what Imperial Command authorize him to communicate. The fact that it closely mirrors his own feeling on the subject however is hardly coincidental. iSX will not obtain peace whilst they allow Junkalunka apologists to join their alliance to further defecate on the playing field. It seems simple. If you want a shot at Polar, have at it, but have the courage to fly your own flag and bear the consequences thereof. Wobblies will be treated as a rogue and will not be offered peace under any terms offered to iSX, he will need to make his own arrangements. As for the rest of your mad baying at the moon, you are not a hero, you are not a role model. This has nothing to do with bullies, this is nothing to do with hegemony, this is nothing to do with the little power that I hold, the even less that Terminator holds but rather a direct reaction to iSX and their inability to free themselves of you whilst you conduct yourself like a foul mouthed guttersnipe. You are an irritant, nothing more or less. You hold no value to the world, you sprout streams of unmitigated filth and then try to obtain the moral high ground. You will find no moral high ground here. You are incapable. This is not a cause, this is a response entirely to your foul mouth and your inability to control yourself in public. You are a rogue State, you are a pain in the collective arse of Bob and I intend to see you isolated, shunned and contained from now until the end. You are not a martyr, you are just scum. You are not the messiah, just a very naughty boy.
I see you have mounted yourself on the cross, the hardest thing about self crucifixion is getting the last nail in. Well done. Once again you have spouted forth more mindless clap trap to justify your cowardly position in this world. Never before has one spoken so loudly yet risked so little. You carry on with whatever you believe, Polar will not be pursuing you forever, no one will ask you to remove wonders or anything else that you claim. You are truly seeking martyrdom, yet you fail to see that it can only be achieved by your own actions. No one cares enough about you, not even Terminator, to hunt you across the span of time. Your best bet would be to stay in Dove Mode forever, enshrining your little piece of pineapple land forever. It will make no difference to how little people think of you, you are at zero and still falling. In the end, your opinions are worth pretty much nothing, no one is listening anymore. You can obviously not fathom the sin you have committed and the resulting dilution of your holy ground stance. Good luck dog, life without friends is reasonably pointless. I did really appreciate you begging to be allowed back into iSX and Galerion firmly rejecting your kind offer to screw up their military yet again.