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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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The Constitution of the United States of Terra

Preamble

Together, we the people of the United States of Terra, UST, in order to form a more perfect union, maintain freedom, peace, and order, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the rights of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, hereby establish this Constitution for the United States Terra. 

Article I: Government 

Section 1: President, Vice President

The executive and legislative power of the United States of Terra shall be vested in a President. He or she shall hold the office for an elected term of 120 days, or four months, and together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term. 

The President shall be the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. He or she shall have the power to all create laws, treaties, and policies necessary and proper, grant pardons and reprieves, except in cases of impeachment, enforce all laws, treaties, policies, and this Constitution, appoint Secretaries of Executive Departments, set the alliance tax rate, create the alliance budget, and serve as the leader of the alliance. 

No citizen shall be eligible for the office of President or Vice President unless he or she has been a citizen the United States of Terra for a period of at least 120 consecutive days. 

The office of President and Vice President shall have elections every 120 days, or four months, after the first election has taken place. Each citizen shall have a maximum of one vote per candidate in Presidential elections. Presidents and Vice President shall be limited to three consecutive terms in office. 

The President and Vice President may only be impeached by and convicted by two-thirds majority approval of the citizenship for the violation of the rules, ordinances, or the provisions of this Constitution, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. 

Section 2: Executive Departments

There shall be five Executive Departments each managed by a Secretary. Secretaries are appointed by the President. The five Executive Departments shall be permanent. New Executive Departments may be established and the duties of the departments may be altered. 

The Internal Affairs Department will manage all affairs regarding the internal structure of the alliance. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, enforcing this Constitution and all other acts and laws, managing the process for naturalization, establishing activity and membership policy, assimilating new citizens, managing the University of Terra and all academics, and managing off-site alliance forums and websites.

The Justice Department will manage all affairs regarding the judicial affairs of the alliance. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, reviewing the constitutionality of laws, acts, and policies, and serving as the court system of the alliance.

The Foreign Affairs Department will manage all affairs regarding the foreign affairs of the alliance. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, establishing and maintaining relations with foreign alliances, establishing foreign policy, appointing diplomats and ambassadors to foreign alliances, and proposing treaties with foreign alliances to the President. 

The Defense Department will manage all affairs regarding war and defense. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, maintaining and managing a military for defense of the alliance and establishing alliance military policies.

The Treasury Department will manage all affairs regarding the financial aspects of the alliance. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, managing the alliance bank, financial programs, and establishing economic policies.

Section 3: Succession, Vacancy, and Absence Clauses

When a government officer is unable to perform the duties of their office in times of authorized absence, the next highest government officer shall serve in the vacant office. The subsequent Order of Succession shall be followed: President, Vice President, Secretaries of Internal Affairs, Defense, Foreign Affairs, Treasury, and Justice. The Secretary of Justice shall oversee the proper order of succession. 

In the case of the removal or resignation of the President, the Vice President shall become President immediately upon the vacancy of the Presidential office. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by the Secretary of Justice. 

Government officers are not to be absent from their duties for more than one week without proper leave or authorized absence. Government officers who are absent longer than one week are subject to be removed from office by the Department of Justice. Once removed, the officer may not retain their office unless a legitimate reason be provided for the absence. Extended absences must be authorized by the Secretary of Justice. 

Article 2: Citizenship

Section 1: Citizenship Requirements 

Any person who seeks to become a naturalized citizen of the alliance must meet the following requirements. Once he or she meets the following citizenship criteria, they may become a citizen. Prospect citizens cannot be at war, must be on the white color sphere, must have the alliance affiliation ‘United States of Terra’, must register on the alliance forum, and must follow the citizenship application guidelines set by the Department of Internal Affairs to apply for citizenship.

Section 2: Citizenship Suspension and Expulsion

Any member found to be in violation of the rules, ordinances, or laws set forth by the President or the provisions of this Constitution, or other high crimes may be subject to review by the Department of Internal Affairs, and may be suspended or expelled from the alliance or otherwise punished by the Department of Justice. 

Section 3: Bill of Rights

Citizens of the United States of Terra will be guaranteed the following rights under this Constitution:

1. The right of the people to not be excessively taxed shall not be infringed. 
2. The right of the people to vote for government officers shall not be infringed unless that right has been otherwise revoked by the Department of Justice.
3. No law or act shall be created that prohibits the right to free speech. 
4. In all judicial trials, the accused shall have the right to a speedy and public trial, be informed of the accusation before the trial is held, and have the assistance of counsel for their defense.

Article 3: Constitutional Amendments and Conventions

The citizenship may amend this Constitution when deemed necessary with two-thirds majority of voters approval. Constitutional amendments shall take effect immediately upon approval. 

The citizenship may call a Constitutional Convention to abolish and create a new Constitution or make amendments to the entire Constitution. Constitutional Conventions require three-fourths majority of voters approval to take place. Constitutional amendments shall take effect immediately upon three-fourths of voters approval. 

Article 4: Ratification

The ratification of this Constitution will require a three-fourths majority of the active alliance citizenship. Once the three-fourths majority approval is achieved, the Constitution shall immediately take effect. 


Amendments to the Constitution


Amendment I
Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015

The Legislative Branch of government is hereby dissolved. The previous powers of the Legislative Branch shall be placed with the President of the United States of Terra, including the power to declare war, raise and support an army for the defense of the alliance, create and approve all laws necessary and proper, nominate and confirm Secretaries of Executive Departments, set the alliance tax rate, create the alliance budget, establish and amend rules for citizen naturalization, and create and approve treaties.

Amendment II
Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015

The Judicial Branch of government is hereby dissolved. The previous powers of the Judicial Branch shall be placed with the Secretary of a new Executive Department of Justice, including the power to review the constitutionality of laws, acts, oversee the proper order of succession, and policies and serve as the court system of the alliance.

Amendment III
Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015

Government officers are not to be absent from their duties for more than one week without proper leave or authorized absence. Government officers who are absent longer than one week are subject to be removed from office by the Department of Justice. Once removed, the officer may not retain their office unless a legitimate reason be provided for the absence. Extended absences must be authorized by the Secretary of Justice. 

Amendment IV
Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015

Citizens of the United States of Terra will be guaranteed the following rights under this Constitution:

1. The right of the people to not be excessively taxed shall not be infringed. 
2. The right of the people to vote for government officers shall not be infringed unless that right has been otherwise revoked by the Department of Justice.
3. No law or act shall be created that prohibits the right to free speech. 
4. In all judicial trials, the accused shall have the right to a speedy and public trial, be informed of the accusation before the trial is held, and have the assistance of counsel for their defense.

Amendment V
Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015

The citizenship may call a Constitutional Convention to abolish and create a new Constitution or make amendments to the entire Constitution. Constitutional Conventions require three-fourths majority of voters approval to take place. Constitutional amendments shall take effect immediately upon three-fourths of voters approval. 


Signed, the twenty original citizens of the United States of Terra on the date of November 30, 2014

Morgan, November 8, 2014
Destroyer, November 8, 2014
Sam II, November 8, 2014
Robert the 1st, November, 8, 2014
Rafu D amo, November 8, 2014
Pappa bear, November 9, 2014
SeeRed, November 12, 2014
sycho14k, November 12, 2014
Ryan R Curle, November 12, 2014
Jordan Evans, November 16, 2014
Fallen, November 20, 2014
Christian, November 20, 2014
Francis Olsson, November 23, 2014
Venne, November 23, 2014
James Faulkner, November 24, 2014
Gust Kontos, November 24, 2014
Wood, November 27, 2017
New Eretrea Empire, November 27, 2014
Muslao Ichilian Naiz, November 28, 2014
Matthew Steel, November 30, 2014

 

 

 

Note: This has been brought over from our alliance located on Politics and War. 

UST Forums: http://unitedstatesofterra.boards.net/

 

 

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