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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Looks like roadhrash's insanity is reaching new levels... Finding even more imaginary "multis" while telling us "everyone" is against us. No, they are just too scared to speak up against your bullying. You ccan spread your lies as muuch as you want but reality will not change by it and all your illegitelmate actions are and have been there for everyone to see. Last round you welcomed us and now you are here crying about it and sending me rule-violating PMs containing language such as ""you little insignificant bug". Tath's just sad and so far it has just been me, but you don't seem to be able to handle even one nation without whining and that's after yoiur boasting, apthetic... Maybe there was a reason why we named ourselves so obviously? You fell for the decoy and thus far you have stepped onto every single tarp we laid out for you, the first thing you did right was get the SDI but in your own mind you are a war genius and your behavior & talk speaks volumes that we are getting under your skin. At the same time you maintain your delusions so everything is going just fine, you clearly aren't quite as smart as yo ulike to think and one of these days the community will rise against your random terrorism.
I don't even have to reply with anything, you show to everyone what you are with your actions, your words and just revealing your incredcible studpitiy. You keep roguing everyone, setting rogue sanctions, then you attack someone for an "illegal" sanction, you are the crazxy one here, lunatic. Yeah, we know all about your fake peace offers, you are a liar and scammer, you are singlehandedly destroying TE. Who fkn made you the boss of TE??? I guess nobody else is wiehgin in on this, because everyone is to intimidated and afraid that you crazy ass are gonna rogue them. You are not the target THIS round, you !@#$@#$ moron. You are so stupid that there are no !@#$@#$ words. What !@#$@#$ meaning do you think sanctions against us have? I am here, fighting for months, with sanctions on me, but go ahead and keep your delusioon about my bad nation skills, what the hell are nation skills aneyway and keep thinknig we are both bad at war. You only make a public ass of yourself. You are the worst person here. Setting the sacntions back on me, fine, but everyone else can see that at every point I have been attacked by DCS nations. But go ahead in your delusional mind se mee as the rogue. Not understand what you are doing, you can attack any nation for any crazy reason you make up, just like your idol retard Trump. The fact that you are a Trump supporter alone speaks voulmesa and you act just like hijm except even more maniacally. There was no reason to resacntion Frankie. He has done nothing, he stayed out of these wars, but no amount of reality means nothing to you Trump follower lunatics. There is an "illegal" if anything is. I really hope the sane people still left in TE will deal with you. Oh about "pathetic nation skills", just look at the leader of DCS, that noob has National Environment Office but no SDI and look at where he is, last in his alliance, what a noob! Thinking about his war reason, he probably thought I was due a rerolling and wanted to prevent it but no I still got plenty of cash but guess who is out of money. That's right, it's tucker. Seriously? Seriously??? You are talking about youurself? Or did you jsut AGAIN take yet another thing about yourself and turn it around??? You call use little punks, "girl", "little kid", "little boy". What kind of image do you think you are portarying of yourself? That's just pathetic. You are a sad human being and I've had enough of you, I'm not reading your stupid idiotics anymore.
Who re-declared first? Right after update. It's there for all to see, just look at my wars. I'll save readers the trouble, it was the leader of DCS. Then tucker is here crying, which is exactly what we like to see. It is meant not to be fun for you, your complaining shows it's working and that makes it fun for us! Hahaha. You are such a noob, you are supposed to stay in range with the person you want to help. Hmm, could there be a reason why we didn't even try to knock you down... I wonder. Idiot. You can not seriously be that stupid??? Wait, I think you can. If we are multis then why haven't our nations been deleted? Coud it eb that you complained about that and they came back with confirmation that we are in fact differnet people, but you want to continue yiour stupid false propaganda because you think in your stupidity that it works for you, which it even doesn't, becasue everybody can see what a rogue you are! The same as with your "protected" nation, I don't even know why you are protecting tucker, he seems to need protection, though, because he can't fight for !@#$. Me on the other hand I have been in constant war for a month and a half but I'm still here and I don't even need Frankie to help me, I can take care of these DCS noobs by myself, just look at the war stats. What I was going to say before I interrupted myself was that the same goes for the target, we were happy to go down with tucker. I couldn't have continued attacking him, if I built back upp, could I, moron? Maybe I didn't do it for a reason. I could have, but chose not to. Do you ever think? Why wouljd I have rebuilt to be in range to be rogued by you again and not be in range for my target??? I'm not interested in your ankles, you are not the target, what part of that can you not understand? You will be next round. The more you cry about my "pathetic nation skills" and mock us for being bad at war the more of an ass you make yourself in public so go right ahead and continue as much as you want without understanding that having maximal NS is not always everybody's goal.
How is it funny? Yeah, we planned the operation together or rather Frankie masterminded it, I did what he told and he has taught me how to play this game so yeah we play similarly what a surprise and the time you talk about, we were low in nukes and had plenty of opponents so we had to choose whom to attack and Frankie decidede you weren't a priority target so we pretty much ignored you which is what you deserve not even the time of day. There are no excuses and have never been, the reason is the same and it has been explained. Understand Frankie was in DCS, not me, and stop publishing private messages although that one is confirming what Frankie said and that Roadrhas is a liar. Now he is attacking Mac Daddy, NDO sucks and if you want an excuse right there is one, mean Roadrash's real reaosn for roguing Mac Daddy is Mac Daddy removed our insane sanctions. Everyone can see how crazy Roadshr is, roguing everyone who breaks his stupid rules he has imposed on the whole TE like a maniac. One more interesting thing, Frankei told me Wile y Coyote confirmed in a PM that Supreme was in fact sent at me by tucker and company, so I was the viticm of an evil DCS government plot and it shall all be out in the open. You see, not only that but Supreme himself admitted it, already before, I asked him and was surpsired that he just flat out admitted it was like that so everybody can see who the guilty parties here are!
It's basic coordinating. How do you noobs do it then? Just chaotically everyone attacks however they like?? Like Frankie said already we talk on the phone, it's a 19th century invention, google it. For example on Thursday, actually your screenshot was from that day, I could already nuke so I did it and when I had done it I told Frankie to attack, becauyse he had much more troops and planes, so it was logical that he attackas first and when he had done his attacks he told me to do mine. That's fkn how you run coordinated attacks. The one with more troops attacks first and then the other one(s if there are 3 or more total). Learn how to coordinate noobs, you say we are bad at war but you don't understand basic coordianation!!!
What a great job you did! Allow me to wipe the egg from your face. And there is tucker commenting without even reading what Frankie said, just ilke the idiot he is. Roadrash, are you really that stupid??? What the hell is that supposed to "prove"? You keeping the focus on your retarded accusations of us being the same are only a pathetic attempt to take the focus away from your actions. Yes, Frankie is the one with the beef with tucker. I am the one with beef with you, because you sacntioned me. What we did last week, we coopperated, I hit tucker for Frankie and he hit you for me, now get your brain out of your ass and start udnerstanding something!
I know that, he lied about the reasonn. You just admitted you had me sanctioned because I nuked you. That's also what it said in the sanction 'unnecessary nuking' or something like that so don't try to posttruth lie about what you did. Again, who declared the first war? Someone called Supreme. Was pending in DCS. They started this now! I was actually really bored before I started doing this and now it's a lot more activity al the time and those pathetic down declares are just sad keeping it classy DCS the new RE rogue allience
Maybe next round. Good that you admitted you had me sanctioned. That shows everyone in public that Roadrash just lied. And why did I attack tucker? That wasn't even about me, but he did the same thing before so think back to last round or something what he did. Oh and you don't have to find me Roadrash, I'll find you. You have put a target on your back and I'll come after you, tucker again and maybe Al bundy on his request next round. And why will I do that, what else would I do in this dying game?
Do you even what rogue means?? How can unaligned nation be a rogue, dumbwad? That word only is usable to someone in an alliance. Also do you even why I attacked you now and before? Because you sanctioned my first nation this round. and why because I nuked Al Bundy who raided me what a stupid thing to do, that idiot raids a nation that has nukes and then cries about getting nuked and you dumbass sanction me because I fkn defended myself, is this really what this game has devolved to in the years I wasn't playin? You are a rogue senator!! How is it these days okay to just hand out sanctions like they were religious leaflets???
What is this snowflake stupidity then??? Yeah "moving together" it's called coordination. Learn it noob and learn the word ROGUE. rouge is red in French. This war is over but mine continues and this is another case that shows why.
What is this !@#$ about underwear?? I'm not making remaks about your sexualty! Now here I'm just minding my own bisnes and suddenly before I had rebuilt, another nation from DCS attacks me. And they sent a pending nation so that they could deny it was alliance action but that's obvioous. Wiley Koyote plays ugly. What this means is for me the war continues. I got two open slots and already put an order in for a WRC so come get some. It's on again.