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RGN Rules, Regulations & Guidelines



Rules, Regulations & Guidelines

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When you become a part of the Raiders Game Network, hereinafter known as RGN, you are joining users from all over the world. We understand that with a large International user base, disputes and misunderstandings can arise from time to time. However, our highly experienced and competent staff will do their best to quickly resolve any issues.

Please
note that RGN Staff are free to determine the appropriate action if a violation is determined to have taken place. This action, while regretful in some cases, is not open to interpretation or appeal to third parties. All disputes will be handled by our Staff should the need arise, and please note that all decisions are final.

Above all else, remember that it is a privilege, not a right, to use either the game servers or the forums. Server and Forum access may be removed at any time, without warning. You consent to our rules and regulations the moment you click "I Accept" and login into either our Servers, or our online forums. We also reserve the right to change the Rules and Regulations at any time without prior notification.
Make certain you are familiar with these Rules & Regulations.

We enjoy having you as a part of our community and hope you enjoy our Servers and Forums.


Global Rules

Aside from RGN Owners and Staff, NO Entity, Domestic and/or Foreign including but not withstanding Internet Sites, Developers, Corporations and/or Individual(s) shall have authority, implied or otherwise, of censorship and/or control over the content of any RGN site. NO Exceptions.

No laws, edicts, proclamations or claims other than those provided for by the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America shall apply. Censorship attempts, will result in swift and severe legal consequences.


Please respect the rights of all RGN members and especially, it's Administrators & Moderators as they are the authority of the forums.


If you have any complaint regarding the site, its policies and/or a member, PM either our moderators or if you have an administrative issue, our Administrators. Grandstanding in protest in the site over any of the matters, policies and rules described herein will not be tolerated.

General Behavior:
  • Use the search function before posting. Chances are your question has already been answered.
  • Make your goal to ensure you post in the proper areas for the topics you wish to discuss.
  • Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention.
  • Up to 10 emoticons are allowed in a post
  • Vulgar language, both direct and innuendo, is prohibited.
  • Flaming - We do not tolerate abusive, malicious, confrontational and/or personal attacks. You will be banned if you persist in this behavior.
  • Trolls - Anyone deliberately antagonizing other forum users by posting 'flame bait' type messages is not welcome. You will be banned (possibly without warning depending on the severity of the issue) if you persist in this behavior.
  • Screen Shots/Pictures, etc. - all OK.
DO NOT:
  • DO NOT Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files, or other materials ("Content") that is unlawful (including illegal drug usage), vulgar, obscene, or racially, ethnically, sexually objectionable.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any Content that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other mischievous Content.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation or promotion.
  • DO NOT Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation.
  • DO NOT Upload or transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party.
  • DO NOT post cheats or exploits
  • DO NOT post links to CRACKED Servers
  • DO NOT "bump" Threads repeatedly for any reason.
  • DO NOT utilize this site to advertise or otherwise promote your site without explicit permission. Game Servers Excluded.
  • Most of all, do not use these Rules and Regulations as a means to an end in support of any, deemed nefarious, agenda.
Username, Avatar & Signature Rules:
  • Multiple registrations result in an immediate ban.
  • Use of off-color statements and/or remarks in any area of a user profile is forbidden and will be deleted and an infraction given.
  • False Accounts result in an immediate ban.
  • False Information in a registration will result in an immediate deletion or infraction.
  • No offensive user names - Zero Tolerance
  • Avatars: Avatars are permitted.
  • Sharing of an Account will result in an immediate ban. IP's are recorded and checked.
  • All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, you can have both text and images
Signatures, while deemed by most to be a very personal item... a trademark if I may, and should not be regulated. However, there comes a time when we partially sacrifice that right. That time is when we use our signatures as a weapon of sarcasm, insult or injury. Then the signature is no longer a personal item and can be subject to regulation.

Many of us, myself included, had to learn the difference. To place sarcastic wisecracks, insulting or hurtful statements, inflammatory remarks or insulting pics in a signature in any form is wrong. A signature is seen throughout the forum and online community. At least I know of a large number that are.. as mine is. Remember, your signature is your representative, what you do with it reflects directly upon you and gives everyone a strong indication of YOUR ethics, attitude and personality.
"Nobody had to tell me about my signature.. I realized that voicing my preferences etc.. was OK with most but then I realized that being in the position I am in, the "billboard" approach was so.. "not me". Thus, I toned my own signature down considerably."
Make your signature be "you" and your positive affiliations, not your "emotional or vengeful belief of the moment" and certainly never allow a signature to insult, hurt or injure others. Make your signatures personal, entertaining and eye catching but leave the insults home. You can't go wrong then. If you have a squawk about a happening, discussion or product.... post about it. Leave your signature be a representative of you, not your emotional knee-jerk reaction to something.

(ps; I wrote the above a long time ago.. for the original Raiders Board. Yes, it was copied and used by MeatShield of IWN)

No OFFENSIVE/FOUL user names!

All signatures must not exceed the following size limits, you are however, permitted both text and images;
  • For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 100 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are frowned upon. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • For a signature image: images up to (1) 400 pixels wide, 175 pixels high - (2) A Signature Bar (400x25 or smaller) , plus 4 lines normal size text and up to 100 characters per line.
  • The pics from game monitor sites are also taking longer and longer to load and display as more and more users become involved. Please use the * smaller * versions.
We respectfully ask that you abide by these rules & guidelines. If a problem should arise, you will be notified via a PM to make the necessary corrections. Corrections will be made for you if after a reasonable time they are not done by you.

Netiquette:
Written text has no emotional inflection. As such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using the RGN forums.
Offensive Material:

The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context and intent. Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If however you refuse to comply, further action WILL be taken. Once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use common sense and your brains. What is mild humor to you may well be highly offensive to others.

While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", (ugh) we do care about and examine those expressions, etc., that can be cause for offense.
Use of symbolism and regalia (except in historically accurate presentations), recalling historically horrific events. (this does not include pics of soldiers, militaria, etc., which have such symbols as part of their uniforms and/or nomenclature.)
The Administration and Staff views on the intention and impact of the use of such symbols will be final. If you are advised to change something, do so without hesitation.

In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RGN is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind, at any time.

RGN Content Reprint Permission:

Reprint permission fully and appreciably granted - provided;
  • The Source:
  • The Byline:
  • All Articles remain fully intact and unedited
Proper credits must accompany the Reprinted Articles. This is made mention of because we've noticed a few websites copying and pasting the information contained herein to their sites without giving proper credits to both the Authors and Source.

Final Note:

RGN's Rules and Regulations are NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining, whinging and moaning if a moderator asks you to make changes. If you should fail to take notice or corrective action, punitive measures will follow without further notice. Remember at all times, RGN supports RESPONSIBLE FREE SPEECH. That means you may take advantage of free speech and are prepared to be held responsible for what you present, do and say.


The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any rule/law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.



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