Universal Rules are rules that are enforced throughout the entire board and must be obeyed at all times by all users. Understanding (including all changes) these rules are the responsibility of the user alone. It might look like a lot, but most of it is common courtesy and common sense. They are subject to change at any time; each member is responsible for keeping up with any updates. Board-specific rules are in force in those sections of the forum. Where there is no board-specific rule covering an action, the Universal Rules are the default standard.
By using this message forum, you agree to these rules.
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1) No profanity, inappropriate material, or content.
2) No illegal content.
3) No harassment.
4) Page Locks.
5) No trolling.
6) No spamming (advertising, bumping, and multi-posting included, see below).
7) No trick links/pranking
8) Staff may delete and lock messages at their discretion.
9) No posting unreleased or staff-only items.
10) Please be accurate.
This is a family friendly game; we have players of all ages, including children. Do not post links to sites that have content rated more "mature" than PG-13 (Some PG-13 content, swearing and partial nudity in particular, is prohibited from the boards.). Any material that is pornographic, sexually explicit, graphically violent (detailed descriptions of violence include describing/referencing torture, vicious acts of physical brutality, etc), visually offensive, derogatory, or discriminates on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, lifestyle, or, any other material (includes nudity and offensive pictures) that may be deemed as objectionable in a public community environment is strictly prohibited.
Profanity is strictly prohibited. Use of foul language, including swear words, real-world racial slurs, alternate spellings, and other language that is not consistent with the fantasy environment will be considered a disruption.
Any swearing, whether spelled out, placed in an acronym, and/or censored, or placed in a graphical image/offsite link, is prohibited.
This includes linking to any sites that may violate the rules. If you have any doubts whatsoever about the appropriateness of the content you want to post, don't post it. This includes but is not limited to:
- adult-oriented content
- content that breaks any laws
- copyright infringement (many MP3s, ROMs, etc.), warez, CD keys, cracks, passwords, serial numbers, etc.
- gambling and drugs
- hacking materials and information
- selling AE Characters (property of Artix Entertainment, LLC.)
- terrorism (promotion/carrying it through)
- trojans, viruses, worms, and other such harmful things
Harassment is defined as specifically targeting another player or group of players to harm or inconvenience them. As harassment can take many forms, the moderators will make a determination as to whether or not a "reasonable person" would feel harassed and act accordingly. Actions which would be considered abuse include but are not limited to:
3.1) Sexual Abuse or Harassment
Untoward and/or unwelcome advances of a graphic and sexual nature - PMs: If someone tells you to stop PMing them and includes a reason, you stop. If you do not, it will be considered harassment.
3.2) Attempting to Defraud
Creating false information with the intent of harming another and/or receiving benefits as a result - This includes reporting player misconduct without basis for it.
3.3) Personal Abuse
Includes but is not limited to sending excessive private messages or e-mails to a moderator or staff member, making physical threats, or using abusive language against a moderator.
3.4) Fellow Users
The above also apply to fellow users on the Wiki.
For those of you who don't know what a page lock is, a page lock occurs when somebody is editing a page. A page lock is put in place to ensure other wiki members that there is a person editing the page. A page lock will tell you who is editing, the lock mode, when the person started editing and how many seconds are left until the lock expires. Page locks will either look like this or this.
4.1) No force lock removals/intercepting locks
Forcibly removing a user's lock on a page is a ban-able offence. If a user has locked the page it means that they are in the process of editing the page. Force locking is disruptive and only slows the editing process. Please be patient and wait until the user has finished editing.
Force-locking is also not considered thanks-worthy. So if someone makes a page or adds something along with their thanks and they force-locked you, please PM a Wiki Moderator or Admin and we'll deal with it.
4.2) No multi-locking pages
Multi-locking is when a user locks several pages at once. This is not allowed. The Wiki is not a race, there is no need to lock multiple pages just so that you can create them. Not only is this unfair but it will also take longer to get information on the Wiki. Just create one page at a time. (Note: We will only allow multi-locking if it is 2 of the same item (for example, FB50KL Armor). This is the only exception.)
If your lock has been forcibly removed, if you notice a user multi-locking pages, or if you have an issue with someone who is editing, please PM a Wiki Moderator or Admin.
Trolling is posting with the intent to cause a negative reaction in an individual or group of people. This can take the form of pointlessly spamming a thread or a more directed form of posting something you know is likely to upset them. If you don't have any serious things to contribute to the conversation, stay out of it. In other words, do not post anything intended to provoke someone into replying negatively.
Please keep threads on a topic related to the board you are posting in, and replies relevant to the topic you are replying to.
This also includes re-adding your removed edits over and over (please PM a any wiki mod located there instead so you may know why your edits are being removed, but please DO NOT spam in our pages).
Trick links (Saying a link will show someone something, but then actually linking to something else) are not allowed. Trick links of a malicious nature (browser hijacking links, for example) will be severely punished, even for a first offense.
Pranking is also not allowed. Pranking is posting anything which you claim is truthful even though you know it to be false. (For example, posting that a release is live or that a certain item has been made rare when you know the statements to be false.)
Part of the job of moderators is to keep the boards clean. Messages deemed inappropriate, old, or off topic may be deleted/locked by moderators at any time.
That means no staff-only items or unreleased items. Any unreleased information or information gathered through cheating will not be tolerated. If anyone does publish such information in any way or form, they will lose their ability to post on this wiki. This applies to all items and details when they are obtainable only through illegal methods such as cheating. Staff only items are considered unobtainable and therefore should not be added to the wiki.
That also means that personal pages, fanfiction, clans, and the like do not have a place on this site. This Wiki is an encyclopedia that documents in-game features — anything else that is irrelevant will be deleted.
It is a pain for everyone if people do not follow templates or post inaccurate information. This is not a race, so please check and recheck all information you post for new releases, and make sure they follow the same format as the majority of other similar categorical entries.