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
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WAR Prior to Imperial News: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/126731-imperial-news-holy-empire-of-monte-cristo/#entry3385433 At Pendragon Imperial Palace (Military Wing) 10 Minutes after the event Grand Marshall Chamberlain: What is the status? We just have word that a Tsar Bomba class explosion took place at Caderousse, sir. Grand Marshall Chamberlain: But is it a Tsar Bomba/ No sir, our scanners states that it is not the actual Tsar Bomba made by the old USSR but an equivalent, thus we state that it is a "Tsar Bomba Class" Grand Marshall Chamberlain: This is not good. Casualties? We have just counted 15 Million and rising, sir. Grand Marshall Chamberlain: Oh no... if it reaches 30 Million then this is much worse than the Black Rebellion. *Large door opens* Royal Guard: His Imperial Majesty enters! *all eyes focused on the Emperor* Emperor: This is dire times, Grand Marshall. I'm just watching I.N. when this happened. How many casualties thus far? Grand Marshall Chamberlain: 15 Million and counting, your Highness. Emperor: Assemble our armies, Grand Marshall. Grand Marshall Chamberlain: It will be done, milord.
At the Imperial News Broadcasting Station 3:45 AM And we're going live in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... TV Anchor: Good morning, Holy Empire. But sadly it is not as good as it seems. Prime Minister Xavier MacMillan has been reported dead while travelling from his family home to Pendragon Imperial Palace for his usual routine. Here is Omar Bin Ghazali reporting live at the scene. Augustus Highway (En route to Pendragon Imperial Palace) Omar Bin Ghazali: Thank you, Mikhail. Yes, I am here now at the sight on where it seems to be the remains of the Limousine and its escort vehicles. Now, let us look at the left side of the Limo, we see here that it seems to look like a large hole. Now I'm not an arms expert but it looks to me like it's been hit by a large shell, maybe from a tank. Now let's look at the direction where I believe the projectile originated. Now it seems to be at that direction fro- I speak too soon, the Imperial Guard's Military Police are already charging from the direction where I believe the attack came from. Let us try and talk to the Captain. Captain, a word from you please? Hi, I am Omar Bin Ghazali from Imperial News, what can you say about what happened here? MP Captain: What? Who permit you to go here? Corporal, please escort them out of the perimeter. MP Corporal: Yawol. Omar Bin Ghazali: Wait let us hear from you first please. Come now Omar, let's get you and your crew out of here before anyone gets hur- *Large explosion was heard* MP Captain: What the Fu- Recon 1, what is your status? Recon 1, report! Recon 1: *small static* Ther- -oo -ny of the- *static* -e ne- ba- *static* help *static*. (There's too many of them, we need backup. Help us.) MP Captain: Damn, Squad 1 to 3; move! Get that camera out of here Omar Bin Ghazali: This is it. Looks like war. This is Omar Bin Ghazali reporting from the *static* TV Anchor: Thank... you... Omar? Er... we just have to assume that they're alive and well... erm... *clears throat* In other news, his Imperial Majesty, is giving his comment regarding the PM's death. Pendragon Imperial Palace (General Assembly Hall) Emperor: This... "assassination" will not be cast aside without punishment. I hereby command the Imperial Guard with the assist of the SIS to bring justice to our late Prime Minister... Xavier, my friend. May you find peace in the afterlife. Requiescat in pace, mi amiche. I would like the Grand Patriarch, His Holiness of the Ecclesiarchy to personally conduct the Mass for the Prime Minister's Funeral. TV Anchor: This is Mikhail Krukov, of Imperial News. The Imperium Prevails. *TV turned off*
Official Nation Name: The Holy Empire of Monte Cristo Other Names: The Imperium, the Holy Empire, or just simply, the Empire Official Flag: *****GOVERNMENT INFO***** Emperpr: Monte Cristo von Terra, 117th Emperor Prime Minister: (Unassigned Position) Government Type: Absolute Monarchy Seat of Government: Pendragon Imperial Palace (Above the Upper House) Legislature: Parliamentary (No actual power to affect the course of the government) Meeting Place of Parliament: Pendragon Imperial Palace (Grand Chancellery) Lower House - House of Commons Upper House - House of Lords The Holy Empire of Monte Kurisuto is a massive, efficient and orderly nation, ruled by Monte Cristo with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, avowedly heterosexual populace, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.925 billion Imperial Citizens are ruled without fear or favor by an Emperor. The government — an enormous, bureaucracy-choked, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monte Cristo. The average income tax rate is 99.3% and even higher for the wealthy. *****POLITICAL INFO***** Political Parties: Ordo Monte Cristo (OMC) - Largest and Official Political Party of the Empire, housing 58% of the seats on Parliament. Mostly Ultranationalists, Fascist and Right-Wing Conservative party that follows Philosophie von Monte Cristo. Became well known after the Black Rebellion; orchestrated by Monte Cristo that led to a bloody Civil War and in the end; the fall of the Old Empire. Liberal Party (LP) - Remnant of the Old Republic, housing only 3% of the seats on Parliament. But it still gains the support of some Imperial Citizens. Due to the past events, the Liberal Party has decreased its popularity drastically. Communist Reformist Party (CRP) - Contrary to it's Radical counterpart; the Communist Revolutionary Army - the armed wing of the CRP. Housing only 2% of the seats on Parliament. Norsefire (NF/the Party) - Second largest Political Party with Fascism and Imperial Nationalism as its Ideology. Housing 35% of the seats of Parliament. The Official Political Party of the Old Empire. Nacionalista Party (NP) - Remnant of the Old Republic, housing 2% of the seats on Parliament. *****ECONOMICAL INFO***** Currency: (Imperial) Credit GDP: 266 trillion Imperial Credits a year 138,427 Imperial Credits per person Poorest 10%: 104,681 Imperial Credits Richest 10%: 177,409 Imperial Credits The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth 266 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 138,427 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens. ******MILITARY INFO***** Military Headquarters: Pendragon Imperial Palace (West Wing a.k.a Military Wing) Note: reportedly 60%-70% of the population is in military service Branches of the Military: Imperial Guard - Consists of the Imperial Guardsmen (Majority), Military Police (Law Enforcement). The largest coherent fighting force in the Empire. They serve as the Empire's primary combat force, and first and last line of defense from the myriad threats which threaten the safety of the Empire. It is comprised of men and women -- thousands of different regiments, supported by a vast array of light and heavy armored vehicles that provide the Guard's primary offensive punch. They are usually the first Imperial force to respond to a threat if the Empire's Border Defense Force (BDF) fails to suppress it. They also garrison major locations of strategic or cultural interest to the Empire and are often found in defensive roles. The Imperial Guard is often referred to as the "Sledgehammer of the Emperor"; the sheer amount of force that the Imperial Guard can bring to bear on the enemy is devastating. Imperial Air Force - One of the Armed Forces of the Empire, while the Imperial Guard represents the Empire's ground forces, the Imperial Air Force represents its Air Superiority. They are responsible for deep strike operations that brings the Imperial Guard behind enemy lines. They are responsible for bringing precious supplies fast by means of going to the air and for bringing the Imperial Guard in and out of combat. Imperial Navy - One of the Armed Forces of the Empire. The Imperial Navy is a member of the Border Defense Force in charge of the safety of the Empire from attacks coming at sea. They are responsible for the Naval Theater of War. Secret Intelligence Services (SIS) - This branch of the military splits further into 3 groups. 1. Imperial Inquisition - a secret organisation that exists outside the standard administrative hierarchy of the Holy Empire. The Inquisition acts as the secret police force of the Empire, hunting down any and all of the myriad threats to the stability of the Emperor's realm. 2. Officio Assassinorum - a highly secretive agency of the Holy Empire's government that employs different "temples" that train Assassins to further the goals and protect the security of the Holy Empire. Although the Inquisition strikes fear in the hearts of all Imperial citizens, loyal and corrupt alike, the deadly disciples of the Officio Assassinorum strike fear in the hearts of even the most savvy, battle-hardened of Imperial warriors. 3. Military Intelligence (MI) - in charge of reconnaissance, infiltration, and Secret Police work. Though they are part of the Secret Police, they are means as great as the Imperial Inquisition. The main difference between the two is that The Inquisition are so secretive and never left a trace, it is almost as if the Inquisition never existed. Rather than the MI who's identities are known to the public, but still maintains its secretive works. Research and Development Corps.: Highly Classified *****CULTURAL INFO***** Ethnicity: Mixed Demonym: Imperial (Citizen) Capital City: Pendragon (The City) Major Cities: Cadia (Main Military Training Site), Titanos (Commercial City), Ferrum (Cultural Hub), Stratos (Most Populated) Religion: Imperialism (66.7%), Catholicism (10.5%), Orthodox Christianity (8.5%), Protestantism(8.2%), Islam(4.3%), Others(1.8%). In terms of culture, the Holy Empire is vast with culture of different variety. Even though it is the Globalization Era, where "Liberal Views" were "encouraged," homosexuality is strictly prohibited, Freedom of Expression is limited; talks against the government is strictly prohibited and might result to execution on the spot, violence is strictly prohibited and a no gun policy is being followed. There is a feel of a Cult of Personality to the head of government.