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      Cyber Nations Forum Rules   07/03/2016

        Cyber 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.


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  1. 5BR trade circle on blue!

    You should have waited for me to clear that, downloadkct. We already had somebody preparing to switch to marble, I just hadn't added them in yet. They're on the list now, though, and I've PMed Iron Claw about changing to a different resource.
  2. RP Community Survey

    not really. i mean, maybe in the vaguest, most superficial possible sense, but really, there's very little realistic about CNRP. realism takes a backseat to fun, which is as it should be, since nobody wants to roleplay the mundanities of economics, or the intricacies of politicking. we'd rather build interesting character storylines, or failing that, go CONQUER SOME PIXELS
  3. RP Community Survey

    been that way for a fair while now, but let's try and keep things on topic, at least vaguely
  4. RP Community Survey

    It is your choice to participate in wars IG.
  5. RP Community Survey

    Fuck that.
  6. sellin' tech

    Exactly what it says on the tin. Experienced CN player (wow, if that doesn't make me sound piteous I don't know what does) rolling up a new nation and lookin' to get CASH MONEY (as in virtual money so I can validate my self-worth by pretending having a nation on the internet makes me cool). 6 mil for 100 tech, as is the usual rate. Expect punctuality and minimal self-loathing alcoholism, at least until I get a trade circle with the beer bonus resource, at which point all bets are off. Feel free to hit me up right over here.
  7. 5BR trade circle on blue!

    Hello! I'm setting up a trade circle on blue that will grant your nation some great resources, and a wealth of bonus resources on top of that! What will you be getting in return for your participation in this TC? Simple: asphalt, construction, automobiles, steel, and-- most importantly-- booze. That's -5% infra upkeep, -7% infra cost, +10 aircraft limit, -15% navy purchase costs, and +5 happiness, since all that alcohol helps your people to forget that they're just peons in a virtual nation simulator in a country called 'Buttsland'. Yeah yeah, I know, you were twelve when you made the nation and you didn't think you'd be sticking with the game this long. We've heard it all before.   BUT WAIT! There's more! There actually isn't. I just really wanted to use that phrase. Anyway, anybody who's interested can hit me up right over here so I can get you situated in the TC and your people can begin drowning their sorrows away in booze!   -slots-   Fish: filled by yours truly! wheat: see above aluminium: JWebb cattle: coal: Iron: lumber: marble: JWebb oil: rubber: sugar: water:
  8. Reforms and why they fail...

    My oh my, reading over this after just a month or so away from CNRP and I'm already all a-flutter with nostalgia.
  9. At the Banks of the Amazon

    Cruzeiro do Sul was not a particularly impressive town; it nestled quietly along the banks of the Juruá River, far from the hustle and bustle of the larger, deeper cities of Pará. Perhaps it was for that reason that it had gone largely unscarred by the rampant violence of the civil war-- oh, it boasted its share of war stories etched into the skin of the city, of course: no city in Pará could claim to have endured the conflict with nothing to show for it. Even here, reconstruction was being conducted-- damaged infrastructure was being patched up, relics of the old republic were being torn down to make way for a new breed of architecture, something appropriate of the nation's new guiding philosophy... and its new guiding force.   That force was Fernanda Murai, lounging in the back seat of the car that sat parked along the runway of the city's recently renovated airport. The windows of the car were externally tinted, but from within, she could watch as the plane bearing the Japanese delegate-- either the prime minister or a representative-- descended onto the tarmac. Whoever emerged from that plane in Japan's name, it would be Murai's first diplomatic venture, and she intended on guaranteeing a favourable outcome. Japan had quite a presence in the world, after all, and certainly had a history of a presence in South America... not one many South Americans were very avid about. Pará's failure to anticipate and respond to Japan's colonialist seizure of land in South America had provoked quite some ire amongst the citizens of the old republic towards Vieira-- arguably, it had been one of the primary impetuses for the civil war that erupted not long thereafter-- and the outlook towards Japan since then had not exactly been one of favour. Murai herself, as a Brazilian of Japanese descent, had certainly experienced her fair share of that animosity in certain parts of the continent since the occupation of so-called Minami-Kechua.   Well, they'd just have to see how this meeting went.   Murai turned her head as the door of the car was pulled open, to find Akiyama Kagami sliding into the seat beside her. The Chairwoman pulled her lips taut into a thin smile, and said, "Welcome to Pará, Prime Minister Akiyama."
  10. Home

    Work had begun on a comprehensive missile defence system making use of every technological advantage available to Pará. This system was to consist of several components. Firstly, it would employ an exoatmospheric kill vehicle, launched from a specially designed missile in order to intercept and destroy incoming warheads, possibly nuclear or chemical in nature. Secondly, several solid state phased array radar systems were being constructed at key geographical regions throughout Pará-- one in Rio Grande do Norte, one in Santa Catarina, one in Matto Grosso, and one in Roraima-- in order to equip Pará with the maximum ability to detect incoming missiles, or in the case of the ones in Rio Grande do Norte and Santa Catarina, to detect and respond to a launch at sea. Sea-based X-band radar systems were also employed, mobile AESA systems mounted to semi-submersible rigs that could individually track an object the size of a baseball from almost 5000 km away. ICBMs that were too low in the air to be killed by the exoatmospheric kill vehicle were to be targeted by a second layer of defence: Patriot missiles of the PAC-3 variant. Each such missile was equipped with a Ka band active radar seeker, enabling it to drop its uplink to the central system if necessary and acquire the target itself in the terminal phase of the interception, providing it with superior reaction time to particularly swift targets; each warhead was armed also with twenty four low speed tungsten fragments, to be launched in a radial direction upon impending impact to make the missile's cross-section greater and enhance killing capability. And failing that, supposing the missile was perhaps not of ICBM capacity but intermediate range, a terminal high altitude area defence system, or THAAD for neanderthals who can only deal in acronyms, would be put to use in destroying it and others like it; given the THAAD system's use of kinetic rather than explosive warheads, it could avoid exploding a conventional, nuclear, or biological/chemical warhead upon impact.   In further developments on the missile side of things, DF-21D anti-naval ballistic missile systems were being installed throughout the coastline of the nation, from Amapá to Rio Grande do Sul-- conventionally armed, high hypersonic weapons that could easily target a moving aircraft carrier strike group from over 1500 km away. These missiles were developed and installed in close cooperation with the Military Space Command in order to provide the missiles with the highest degree of support from Pará's satellite constellations, a significant portion of which was equipped to dedicate its services to ensuring each missile was individually a deadly force to be reckoned with. The satellite constellation, for its own part, was well underway in its development; much of the infrastructure, including several operational satellite 'teams'-- primary satellites with two micro-satellites, as delineated previously-- was in space, awaiting the finishing touches. But for all its defences and (lest one be accused of hubris) nigh-impervious nature, the Missile Assault Battalion would have been remiss to depend exclusively on the satellites; fortunately, they had also the OTH radar systems on hand, which had their own countermeasures to avoid being jammed or spoofed, alongside mobile systems such as AESA in the air and ARTHUR systems on the ground. It was all designed so that Paráense missiles could cripple any naval incursion into areas of interest to the Confederacy-- and destroy any attempt to retaliate in kind.   Speaking of navy, the Paráense navy's first units had already emerged from production: several submarines and destroyers had been completed, and soon, a functioning aircraft carrier would follow. The militarisation of Pará, after years of devastation, was proceeding nicely-- keeping good time with the intensive pace of the First Reformation.
  11. Vote Request : Banning of a toxic player.

    For what it's worth, you can't necessarily discount an accusation just because somebody in a position of arguable authority did.
  12. Vote Request : Banning of a toxic player.

    You are literally pond scum.
  13. Vote Request : Banning of a toxic player.

    I really don't know anything about that, since it seemed to me the bulk of your grievances was Eva's condescending attitude and her assassination of your character. I'm sorry if you were harassed, and it would be incredibly shitty of Eva if it's the case, but I can't say anything about that, since I have no context or information or anything, and I'm guessing you'd rather not dredge up said information just to prove your case to somebody who doesn't really have anything to do with it.
  14. Vote Request : Banning of a toxic player.

    Harassment is kind of a different story.
  15. Vote Request : Banning of a toxic player.

    ah yes, i forgot one's conduct on a nation simulation roleplay attached to an online browser game is indicative of the kind of life they live outside the game