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
Donations are excluded from any kind of IC payment. Anyone found extorting others for OOC payments will be warned in-game and/or banned. Third Party Software
Third party software is not allowed to be advertised on these forums by any means (post, signature, PM, etc). These programs can easily be used to put malware on the user's computer, and as such can cause huge security issues. Anybody who is caught spreading links to these will at the very least have their warning level increased. Other Forum Terms & Rules Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. If you agree with them and wish to proceed with the registration, simply click the "Register" button below. To cancel this registration, simply hit the 'back' button on your browser. Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. USE THE WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. We will not be liable for any damages for any reason. THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.
You cant stop nations from joining period, thats bad. No way should you do that. Seniority as a qualifier is good, but this whole award is bad anyways and needs to be removed. The "top two nation" at the end round is bad for who from the AA wins it too. Should be canned. Average NS is a Good award for rewarding Economic Growth but similarly finishing NS as it was before is bad to decide who wins it from the AA . Incentives saving money for the very end.. There are better awards. We have had Infra destroyed, theres tech destroyed too, land, . Lots of things that can be used, and changed regularly. However whatever the 2 nation qualifier is needs to be something other than finishing NS. I also think at least some individual awards should be changed from rewarding building tons of cash for a late game push, and moved towards damage output and things like that. Over a whole round instead of the BIGGEST war etc. Most destructive war and Most bills are pretty silly awards. And you could even argue Peak NS and Land just reward hoarding 500 600 million dollars at this level of starting cash. But some would probably argue we should keep some "money" awards. Rewarding solid building collecting and fighting throughout the entire round is what we should do to incentivize all members who are active and fighting and building a solid nation. Its pretty simple to use Infra, Tech, Land, Soldiers, Tanks, Navy anything. And tally it up over a round. Although something will have to be done about the numbers dropping off when opponents nations delete. Maybe its not that big a deal.
We should have posted more updates throughout the round because this has been one hell of a race which we havent had for some time. And still is! But we all know this is most likely the order it will end. Also congratz to flag runner, becoming the 2nd nation to join the 3mil club. Perhaps we also have more inclusions to come.
War slot filling is not allowed and against the game rules. Please keep your accusations to the correct forum. Report if you feel the need. Or maybe you want to clarify what you mean? Because your above statement holds no water. Seems like typical bad mouthing to me. Continue to keep this crap up and I will report regardless of what AA you reside in.
Again you have no substance, merely insults. Like water off a ducks back. No disrespect as I respect some of those you mention, but if that is your "greats" line up you are in trouble. And finished off with a suck up, how charming When I made mention of more than us can wear that shoe it was in reference to THIS ROUND. Stop reading so much into it. We had no qualm with IRON being our "judge and jury" to this "crime"? you speak of haha. Do you not think we evaluated whether IRON would hit us and played out that scenario? In fact some members wanted to continue to fight everyone including IRON.(this would have potentially locked you out of war partners) but we went ahead with peace as we are confident in our ability. Even "letting you" have the war with Wolves. No need to thank us. You havent even been around long enough to talk history, and no I didnt get MP very early this round either. Ive played plenty of rounds where you havent even known my nation? So you have nothing but how many rounds? to base it off. The fact is there is barely any competition left due to the game dying. But we can still have our blood fued to keep things interesting. We dont need to fool anyone. You bring the spotlight to yourselves. Your strategy is actually a sound one. It would have been an unwise assumption to assume that we wouldnt keep up with your war mongering however. I am not among those being condescending about losing wars, merely calling it as I see it. In this thread I used the phrase "without being that successful" And from your explanation you only agreed with what I said, so whats the issue? I agree you could have got WRCs and tech as you had monies, but you prioritized your post war rebuild as you said. Similar situation for us too perhaps. This isnt quite as close, exciting and intense as our run off a few rounds ago, but it is decent competition. Something we want from more AAs. Think of it this way. If we werent here, who would be pushing you to be better?
You dont classify a win, a win. And what I said was "without being that successful" then you go on to explain why you werent that successful, just as I said you had no problem simply rebuilding to high enough anyways. Nobody is pretending nothing. You come out with funny accusations and we are saying whats wrong? You are also going for it as should all other aspiring AAs. I do not care to dig into the past, but you obviously missed the point that IRON hit UN after engagement. Whereas RE engaged IRON in 4 wars, and we did not even hit any single nation at war I believe, as we didnt hit that rouge. Never mind this silly accusation of hitting AAs at war when it is within an hour os so of declare, and everyone seemed to be wanting us to what? hit IRON, which also would have been hitting an AA at war. Stop being so petty. These are irrelevant issues to even be wasting my time replying to. The real issues are changing up the awards, far more regularly and not including stupid ones. It is all about balance. Naturally a long back collect decreases the rate at which you can militarize your nation, so you can get off to a slow start sometimes. It is definitely not 2 months before some serious fighting can happen as you seem to think though. And I have had my fair share of early action thanks. Spent plenty of rounds in small AAs too, so yo dont know what you are talking about. You clearly want to forget my day 15 MP though. What is it with this planes thing? Like do you want to also criticize those who dont buy planes at all? Or are you just criticizing me for not buying tech back up to 500 after each nuke and buying max air in some early wars? Are you serious? Here let me use none other than the man who gets to day 81 with no MP. How much does that take away from your AA soldiers killed total? He does have some words of advice for you though.
Oh sorry were you wanting to fight us again? Sorry for tucking tail and running. You are always welcome to attack after we are already in war. You know standard stuff. Is my ego too big? Come take it down yourself? Send anyone and everyone you can muster? You are a disgrace to the magnificence of IRON. albeit new in TE, I have great respect for a former DuckRoll Brother. You couldnt even put aside petty differences for the betterment of United Nations. Keep talking crap but its we who have made the sacrifices, and will continue to do so for the greater good of the AA. As far as it seemed to us, UN nations economy was in disarray, and for all the coaching you had received, you had achieved NOTHING!
NLON have been coordinating with IRON so I hear. it's not like RE have been coordinating with us either. guess they are the meat in the sandwich 😀 IRON alone could not match us. especially if we wanted to hurt them as das has so eloquently pointed out in another thread. greed would have seen us either declare on all. or continue to fight all and not peace wolves. they then wouldn't be able to give u this next war. we definitely had it in us too. regardless of your nonsensical assumptions. As to hitting AAs already at war. well that shoe fits more than us. but your hypocrisy is blinding you. on another note. why is it that you are happy to wage war after war without being that successful? is it because you can rebuild and keep going again in pursuit of soldiers killed? we know it is. and AAs fighting strategically for AA honours should be applauded not condemned. I salute you for giving it a go. now we just need to get IRON and wolves playing the same game.
1 round causality pad? gtfo with your insignificant petty mean nothing wars. what war chest? u are lucky to have 50 mil. had we done what everyone wanted and hit IRON 1v1 I can see it now. "UN and RE down declare on IRON" 1 nation rouging 4 IRON nations with the inability to do f all. we've already seen the rouge actions from RE so far this round. You are puny. And I am definitely still here kicking your ass. do you remember raiding citadel/skaulin and going dirty rather than xp huntingonly? because I never forget. or perhaps you can humor me in telling me which of your enemies have deserted b3cauae of your greatness?
i kept an offensive warslot open till just before. where were my attacks? lol I was nuked before he offered me peace so unable to use this slot at all for the war. keep talking nonsense. u provide one example of 1 defensive war slot being taken. when the much larger issue was freeing up our offensive slots pre update and being able to counter. we were unable to get this done but we take it on the chin and move on.
no no. this all started from some of your members making false assumptions, specifically that of "when u buy tech during war it skews the stats". I refuted those claims pointinf out that damage stats are not skewed by any mid war purchases. I do not care to argue about ridiculous things which I never bring up. you can build your nation as you see fit. It is when you feel the need to call us out that we will refute your false claims. Example being last round one of your members ridiculous threads which if anything made a fool of you.
u are the only one with a reputation for going to half way or past with no MP and nukes and pitiful navies in order to save a buck. the 10 mil expense doesn't worry us as much as it seems to worry you. but please keep spouting nonsensical accusations.
correcting false assumptions is not a petty argument or argument at all. it becomes an argument or debate when you try to counter back. and since u cannot counter facts. no argument exists. you will try petty arguments because the main points which I laid out are clearly undebateable.