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Rules for Everywhere
Don't trick the profanity filter!
Do not post hateful material.
Do not post illegal material.
Do not post mature content outside of the Mature sections.
Do not post innapropriate material.
No Trolling
No Stalking
Do not post or request passwords and loginnames.

Roleplay Rules
Make your post a decent size
No Godmoding
No Character Control
You own your inventory, and nothing more.
You have your inventory skills, and no others.
Design Limits

Marketplace Rules
No Begging
No Scamming
One Shop Topic per Person
No Advertising for Offsite Services.

Gallery Rules
Only post images you own or have permission for!
Mature Images go in the mature gallery
Do not double post images.

When Rules are Broken
Posts and/or comments that violate the rules will be locked or deleted immediately.
Topics/blogs/articles that violate the rules will be locked or deleted immediately.
If you break the rules, you get a warning.
Warnings and Consequences
Break the rules three times, and you're on trial.
Ban Trial

What secret hint?
The Source of Order

 

Rules for Everywhere

» Don't trick the profanity filter!
Ruinz has a profanity filter that turns swearwords into symbols, like a comic book. However, THIS FILTER IS OPTIONAL! If you want to see swearwords and nasty language, go to your X-cell. Control Panel > Board Preferences > Display Options and turn off word censoring.

We have the filter in place to let people choose whether or not they want to see cursewords. Because we have the filter, you can swear whenever you want and nobody has to see it if they don't like that kind of language- so don't abuse the priviledge just to annoy everyone else, or you will get a warning.

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» Do not post hateful material.
Please be respectful and kind to other users of the site, and most people off of the website. Apart from publically hating people who are sexist, racist, and otherwise moronically biased (yes, you can hate the haters), we will not accept hate topics posted on this forum and anyone posting them will be warned. Of course, we accept and understand that not everyone is going to love Justin Bieber, and some people will have a thing against Twilight, and those kinds of things will sometimes pop up in conversation- but if they are blatantly disrespectful or lead to a fight, your topic will be locked and the participants in the fight will all be warned. You are entitled to have a negative opinion, but be polite about it and don't start a flame war.

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» Do not post illegal material.
Do not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, or illegal material.

In english, that means do not use Ruinz Online to promote illegal activities like uploading movies, downloading pirated videogames, and similar activities. Unauthorized advertising means advertising for a paid service- like plugging some antivirus software you just wrote. Most advertising like 'check out this game I found!' or 'Have you seen this awesome video/website?' will be okay, but you should ask a forum mod if you aren't sure.

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» Do not post mature content outside of the Mature sections.
We have mature content sections for a reason. Please reserve any content that is not PG 13 to 18+ chat or roleplay sections. If you are unapproved and wanting to post a mature roleplay, please wait until you are approved to do so.

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» Do not post innapropriate material.
Do not post material that is plain inappropriate in any section (including the mature 18+ sections). This includes 'mature' activities with minors, non-consentual mature activities, and detailed gore. Please note that this ALSO includes uploading or posting images which may cause seizures without a clear warning in the title. If you post any of this content, you will be warned and it will be considered a serious offense that may immediately put you on ban trial.

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» No Trolling
Posting something just to get a rise out of people, hateful or otherwise, isn't allowed. This doesn't mean you can't be funny, just not at everyone else's expense.

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» No Stalking
Do not persistently bother people. This includes sending them repeated texts, donations of Treize and items, among other things. If someone has asked you to stop- stop. If you don't, you will recieve a warning.

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» Do not post or request passwords and loginnames.
Never post or ask others to post their loginnames or passwords. Also, be aware that moderators will never ask for your loginname or password - the real forum staff have access to this information without making it publically available.

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Roleplay Rules

» Make your post a decent size
Roleplay posts should be at least 250 words long. You have two characters at your disposal, and with a bit of detail this should be easy. This limit is used to prevent treize farming via spam.

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» No Godmoding
Godmoding or powerplaying is overstating your characters abilities. This includes being impossible to hit, constantly gaining the upper hand, having an impossible amount of health or energy, and constantly being 'lucky' in contests. This also includes breaking the inventory rules.

The best way to avoid godmoding problems in roleplays is to agree with your RP partner about who will win in a contest before it starts, and communicating along the way about how it will go. You will both earn points and Treize regardless of who wins, so takes some wins and some losses!

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» No Character Control
You own your character, your RAIN, and any NPC characters that you came up with that appear in a roleplay. You cannot decide the actions of any other character that belongs to anyone else in a roleplay- including making them 'wait' if your post takes place over several minutes. Don't describe what someone else is doing unless they already did it in the previous post, or they have given you permission to do so!

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» You own your inventory, and nothing more.
Your character can only own the contest gear, vehicles, pets, and buildings which are in your inventory. Clothes, furniture, and general objects that aren't available in the store (meaning: objects that have NO influence on contests) are free reign.

If you claim to have an object in an RP which isn't in your visible inventory, you can be reported by other users and you will be warned and face penalties.

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» You have your inventory skills, and no others.
Your character can posess various skills unrelated to contests, but any super-powers or nanite-aided skills are only usable if you own the appropriate skill disk. There are no supernatural powers in the Ruinz universe, only technology.

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» Design Limits
Items and skills are generic for a reason- we want you to get creative! If you have the power to control fire, make different techniques out of it. Fireballs, firewalls, a fire whip... what techniques your character uses are up to you. The look of most items is also up to your design, and you can go wherever you want with it- as long as it follows the description on the item page. If it doesn't, you'll be asked to change it, and if you don't change it you will recieve a warning.

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Marketplace Rules

» No Begging
You are allowed to make giveaway topics to donate items to newbies in need. Newbies are not allowed to make topics begging for freebies, in items or in Treize.

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» No Scamming
If you make promises and then accept payment, and it's proven (by our extensive logs of transactions and user actions) that you didn't fullfil your end of the deal, you will be asked to refund the other user or complete the deal. If you don't do as asked, you will be fined twice what you 'earned' from the deal.

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» One Shop Topic per Person
You can only have one active shop topic per person. This means buying -and- selling. You can bump the topic when the system allows, and change the topic name and description, as well as the first post, to suit your buying and selling needs.

You can create a topic only when your old topic is back to the third page, or locked by you. If you repeatedly lock and create new shop topics, you may recieve a warning, so do this sparingly.

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» No Advertising for Offsite Services.
Any deals where you buy Treize or items for real money, or offer other deals for Treize, are conducted at your own risk and with no association to Ruinz Online or DragoonLagoon- so don't make those deals in our forums. You can advertise for artistic comissions and services that take place on the Ruinz forum. If you aren't sure, you can always ask in the Qestions area of the forum.

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Gallery Rules

» Only post images you own or have permission for!
We take copyright seriously. You can't upload images that you don't own to our gallery without the permission of the original artist. If you claim to have permission and the artist comes forward saying you don't, you will get a high level warning and may immediately be placed on ban trial.

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» Mature Images go in the mature gallery
Images with an 'untasteful' degree of nudity or blood should be placed in the mature gallery only. Posting these images elsewhere can and will result in them being taken down without notice and you recieving a warning. Be aware that only users who have opted in to the Mature Users group are able to view these images, other users and guests will not have access.

If you would like to post your art for general public view, please censor the inappropriate portions of the image. In this instance, the mature and censored versions of an image don't count as 'double posting'.

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» Do not double post images.
If multiple instances of a single image have been uploaded to the member gallery, all but one of the image will be removed and the user(s) responsible will be warned. THIS INCLUDES COLLABORATIONS- one of you can upload the image and credit your partner(s).

Keeping away from duplicate images makes it easier for everyone to look through the gallery, and keeps the site fast. Please respect this rule.

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When Rules are Broken

» Posts and/or comments that violate the rules will be locked or deleted immediately.
If a post incites hate, is deemed to be harassment, or otherwise considered by an Admin or Moderator to be highly inappropriate, it will be locked, quoted in the Admin Forum, and then deleted from the thread. In the worst case scenario, the topic may be locked and deleted and the user responsible for the fighting may face a Panel of Review by the Moderation Team for possible banning.

If the post exists in a roleplay forum, it will either be edited by the moderators to remove objectionable material or in the case of godmoding and general cheating, you will be asked to change it yourself or else have your post subject to the procedure above.

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» Topics/blogs/articles that violate the rules will be locked or deleted immediately.
When the majority of a topic incites hate, is deemed to be harassment, or otherwise considered by an Admin or Moderator to be highly inappropriate, it will be locked, noted in the Admin Forum, and potentially deleted. In the worst case scenario, the user responsible for the offense in the topic may face a Panel of Review by the Moderation Team for possible banning.

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» If you break the rules, you get a warning.
If you break any of the rules listed above, even if you simply didn't understand, you will be written up on the system. The moderator who looks into the incident will take note of what happened and how, so that we know when things were accidental misunderstandings or when you break the rules on purpose. If you feel you have been warned unfairly, you can send a message to the entire mod-team to have us review the warning by using the Contact page.

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» Warnings and Consequences
When you're warned for breaking the rules, you can also be subject to a minor penalty. These penalties may include, but are not limited to, losing EXP, Treize, items, and approved status. These penalties are given at the discretion of the moderator handling the incident.

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» Break the rules three times, and you're on trial.
The rules are there for a reason, and we hope you'll follow them- but if you don't, three times, you might be banned from the website. In the interest of fairness, once you have three warnings, you will be put on ban trial.

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» Ban Trial
If you are put on ban trial, the mod team will examine each incident noted where you have broken the rules and determine an appropriate punishment. This can range anywhere from loss of permissions to use texts, blogs, the gallery- to loss of exp, to loss of items and Treize, or a straight out ban on your account.

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What secret hint?

» The Source of Order
C Order is grand, but many choose not to draw inside the lines. The future rulers will find what they seek in the devious domain.

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