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
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Sephiroth changed their profile photo
I suggest you revert back all the account settings on the Noctis Lucis Caelum account; except the ban can stay. Unless you're trying to bait me into making the jobs of you mods more difficult and encouraging others do the same until you fix it.
Profile picture, name, member title, all of it. Until that has been done or the account is deleted from your database; I'll be motivated to screw with you guys until you remove the clown account.
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Please provide a link to your old avatar. The signature was in violation of our standards, but I'll revert it to blank.
Think I used that for my Avatar, unless I had to adjust it for size constraints.
My custom text was "True King"; and I guess this is farewell.
Thank you to Admin and all the Mods who did make CN worth playing so long. Good luck and sorry I snapped.
This was the traditional Avatar I used for this Sephiroth Account if you feel like setting that as well.
Goodbye and Happy New Years to All of You!
I liked the profile pic/name/member title the Mods chose better.
There should be a poll allowing the community to vote on which we prefer to laugh at more when we visit the closed OP for nostalgic purposes.
September 2007, the Libertarian Empire was founded. The Libertarian Empire was recruited by an alliance based on Libertariainism. These were the Golden Days. Thanks to efficient aid programs within the FCC, the Libertarian Empire managed to grow into the top 5% in order to purchase its first nuclear missile. This was back when being the top 5% allowed you to buy nukes, MPs came out no long after. When MK got rolled by NPO, I decided to go join the MK AA to assist them; since I knew opposition would be to great for the alliance to get involved. After this along with some other former FCC members, we formed Onyx Hand. Although the alliance didn't really grow.. Eventually Onyx Hand merged into the FCC and a new Charter was created; which centralized more power around a King.. I ended up get nominated and everyone voted in favor of me,, except one person abstained..This brought in a new age of prosperity for the FCC, as the alliance grew rapidly with efficient aid program for both growth and making every nation nuclear capable. Relations within The Citadel improved and eventually Continuum was defeated with The Citadel and FCC playing their part.. After NPO's defeat, there wasn't much going on. No major threats, so activity was down.. Eventually I resigned after a founder made a huge fuss and I made my biggest mistake; I resigned. Once I resigned here was no going back to how things were. The FCC slowly deteriorated without strong leadership & I occupied myself by battle after battle against uphill odds; as I was lost without the FCC and in search for a purpose. I lost count of how many wars I fought, but the FCC was golden years of CN and once I resigned it was never the same. What I loved most about CN was gone, the Libertarian Community called the FCC. When first joining I quickly became elected a Senator, then I was appointed a High Court Judge not long before I left to help MK..Then I was crowned King upon my return. Even with the LPC, it couldn't compare to what I had lost with the FCC. When I resigned from the FCC,, I might as well have deleted my nation then. Since ever since I was just lost soul wandering from battlefield to battlefield in search of some meaning. What made the FCC great was they made sure to build up all nations accepted up to 5k infra with their Massive Aid Bomb Program. Also the alliance was idealogy based, so everyone shared a common interest in discussing Libertarianism and Anarchism. Until I declared on IRON as King of FCC in the Karma War; FCC had never fought in a war. They prefered to apply the non-aggression principle to foreign policy as well. Although it was the community which made it great, where debating Libertarian & Anarchism with people made it my favorite forum to just discuss non-CN related things as well. For me the best part of CN died with the FCC, none of my other accomplishments after compared to the feeling of success and satisfaction of rising up the ranks within the FCC. The Fifth Column Confederation is what got me hooked on Cybernations and there will never be an alliance which can match it. Forever Fifth Column Confederation will be remembered as the greatest alliance in Cybernations and never will there be an alliance which can match it. Some say nothing lasts forever, although my biggest regret was not ensuring the FCC was still alive and well today. Its something which can never be replicated. Never Forget the Fifth Column Confederation, the most Libertarian Ideological Based alliance this game has ever seen. When the FCC was gone, my reason for sticking around was gone. Although I couldn't bring myself to push that delete button for a long time. While Cybernations has had its ups and downs, thinking about when CN was really something special; it was the FCC which was my reason for playing. What I miss more than my nation, Senate Seat, the LPC or anything else is the FCC. The community was something special, also being part of The Citadel made for another special community, ,which I cherished and miss. OG, Gremlins, TOP & Umbrella all hold a special place in my memories as well. The Citadel was truly a special bloc as well and its to bad we'll never see anything like it again. Signed, Methrage, Senator, High Court Judge & King of the FCC
Maybe. Also whether someone is a member or leader within the LPC depends on the individual and not the alliance. The LPC can't force rules on member alliances, the LPC exists only as a concept to bring out the best in people and anything resembling a leader of the LPC exists only as much as others want to follow the lead of others. Members don't need to get voted in, they are only members as much as they are perceived to be based on present actions. SNX can never monopolize the LPC their own, at best he show leadership by showing them the right direction. SNX voting for Senators who haven't agreed to Libertarian Manifesto proves they aren't LPC. The LPC is a leaderless movement, where anyone can rise to the moment and help lead people. The LPC was never an alliance bloc, but purely a political organization. Each SNX Senator would need to agree with the LPC manifesto. SNX voting non-LPC senators at the expense of the last LPC senator losing their seat would prove they have 0 LPC I reserve the right to revive the LPC under my leadership at anytime if Sigrun and aNiMaLz both give up on the Senate or stop recognizing you as the LPC. You won't have inherited the LPC just by pushing all LPC senators out. Maybe I'll make it better next time.
You can do simple math on who you're pushing out with a second SNX Senator. Although at this point it seems Sigrun doesn't want my help keeping a Senate Seat or Sigrun wouldn't have sided with you. So I guess it's none of my concern as long as Sigrun chooses the Imperium's side regardless of what happens with the Senate as a result.
Junka made it sound like Sigrun would support his position in the LPC because SNX supports Sigrun's seat. Although its ironic to see you guys already decided to replace Sigrun on the Senate regardless of Sigrun signing off on this announcement.
The part on nobody from the LPC needing a seat apart from SNX, since you can then take away all power the LPC has over how the Senate is used? I'm surprised the founding LPC members are still going along with your scheme. The LPC used to depend on support from nations scattered across the Brown Team, but ever since the Imperium claimed LPC membership suddenly voting LPC hasn't been so popular. You're killing the LPC right in front of them, yet somehow convincing them its for the best. Although before this election ends, there is always that chance they will suddenly come to their senses and everything you've been working towards these last few months fall apart & you're revealed for what you are and always have been to the LPC.
What was that alliance called again, where most of the former SNX joined after you became leader and aligned them with Doom Sphere? It was more than one or two people who left, also you dealt with those who didn't agree with you rather harshly using your Doom allies. There is a reason most former SNX members don't like you. After you did a full shift in their foreign policy by becoming a tech farm for their enemies, you later helped roll them alongside other Doom alliances to try making an example of them. Rewriting history to one or two people leaving when the entire alliance fractured after you took over is a bit much.
You still haven't denied you're trying to take Sigrun's seat, you only claimed it doesn't matter if Sigrun has one anyways. Even now if CA & aNiMaLz asked me help save them from SNX's treachery, I would pull whatever strings I need to in order to ensure Sigrun doesn't lose this election. However if Sigrun loses this election, that really will be the end of the LPC.
If it wasn't for CA supporting the Imperium, many more would vote Sigrun. However now Sigrun has allowed himself to become reliant on SNX to hold a seat and Junka would rather maximize SNX seats instead.
If Sigrun is out, then the real LPC loses all Senate influence and it's just SNX holding influence. SNX never agreed as an alliance to become a full LPC members and respect their policies either. Seems you're trying to pull a fast one to wrestle all Senate influence from the LPC. You're making it harder rather than easier for Sigrun to hold a seat when you don't priorize Sigrun's seat before claiming extras for SNX. Seems clear it's just SNX holding influence on Brown you care about and this stunt where you pretend to be LPC is so they give up their Senate power without a fight.
What I don't understand is why SNX seems to keep pushing a second SNX Senator in the top 5 despite pushing Sigrun out in the process. Wasn't the deal suppose to be SNX guarantees Sigrun's seat in exchange for Sigrun agreeing with Junka he's LPC? It looks like the LPC is dangerously close to holding no seats, since I still never saw the announcement on SNX officially joining as an alliance...