View Full Version : Forum Rules & Guidelines

09-24-2008, 12:49 PM
The Force Unleashed

General Forum Rules:

One of the forum rules main objective is to create a friendly community where everyone should be able to feel welcome. To keep it this way some rules have proven necessary. Please keep them in mind for everyone's well-being when posting here:

1. Flaming

You cannot, in any way, insult (or "flame") someone else on the board. People may not be insulted just because their opinion differs from yours. Flaming includes calling people names, insulting them, or saying offensive things to them.

2. Inappropriate language

Refrain from using excessive profanity in your posts. Basically, let the censor do its job. Don't attempt to undermine it.

3. Spamming

Spamming is strictly prohibited. Your post needs to contribute to the discussion or the topic.
Spam Details:
Do not post messages that are irrelevant to the topic. This is spamming and is prohibited. Your posts should contribute to the thread.

You should not be able to look up at your screen and see that the majority of topics or messages on a page were just created or posted by you.

4. Bumping

Please do not make posts simply to move the topic back up to the top of the forum. This is called ‘bumping’ and is not allowed. If people have something relevant to post on that topic, they will. Please be patient when waiting for replies. Don't worry if you don't get a response right away. People around here are helpful and friendly, and if someone knows the answer to something, they'll let you know.

5. Post count

You may not post threads about the amount of posts, post status, or rank that you or a fellow member has.

6. Illegal material/activities

Do not post links to sites that contain illegal material or discuss where to obtain illegal material (ie where to get illegal MP3s, warez, cracks, etc.). Do not post magazine scans and other copyrighted material. This is prohibited.
Discussions about how to perform activities that are illegal in the US are also prohibited.

7. Obscene material

You may not post obscene material. This includes text and/or images that are violent, disturbing, or pornographic.

8. Advertisement

Do not advertise other websites. Please do not make posts or threads about other websites in an effort to direct traffic to them. This generally is not tolerated on any of the forums here. You may include links in your signature (subject to normal sig rules), but you may not advertise in your posts.

You may not spam the Private Message (PM) mailboxes of other members.

Commercial advertisement for products or services you are trying to sell is strictly prohibited.

9. User names

Do not duplicate anybody's nickname, avatar, and/or signatures. Make or find your own. You may not take the name of someone outside the community, such as names or nicknames of game developers, moderators of other communities, and so on. It is strictly prohibited to impersonate someone else.

10. General posting habits

Try to stay on topic. Discussion is a good thing and is encouraged, but if what you have to say deviates a lot from the topic, do not post it in that thread. Consider starting your own thread instead. This is a matter of respect to the thread starter.

11. Editing/deleting moderator warnings

If a moderator edits one of your posts, do not erase or re-edit that post unless you have the permission of the moderator. If you disagree with a warning or disciplinary measure, do not argue in the thread. Contact either that same moderator or another staff member to discuss the issue and express your concerns.

12. Thread/post deletion

The thread deletion feature may have been turned off due mainly to the fact that it allowed everyone to delete other people's posts made in the deleted thread. You can ask a moderator to close your thread. Moderators may or may not approve the closure request at their sole discretion.

While you can delete your own posts, do not delete them if a moderator or admin has edited your post for a disciplinary reason. Moderators will notice deleted posts.

13. Liability

You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

14. Multiple accounts

Multiple accounts are not allowed. You must also use a valid email address when registering. If you do not like your current account name, please see the Name Change thread (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=174101). Please note you may change your name only once every 6 months.

15. Moderator applications

Do not hound current moderators or administrators asking to become a moderator.

16. Re-registration after a ban

You may not re-register after receiving a ban. If you re-register after you are temporarily banned, you will be banned permanently. If you keep re-registering, you will be IP banned.

17. Signature

In the interest of saving bandwidth for your fellow posters please follow these rules. Signatures that do not comply with these rules will simply be edited or deleted as per staff discretion.

Max Filesize: 80 KB
Max Dimensions: 500 x 120
Max Images: 3 total. The total file sizes and dimensions cannot exceed the previous rules. All together the images cannot total more than 80k in size, 500 pixels wide, and 120 pixels high.

Note that sig pics can be added in the user control panel with the tags:

18. E-mail addresses

For your own privacy and security, we recommend that you do not post your e-mail address in the forums. If you want somebody to contact you personally, then please use the Private Messaging system built into the forums, or turn on the option allowing other users to send you e-mail via your profile.

19. Reporting posts

Please don't play moderator yourself by posting about it in the thread. Instead, when you see inappropriate posts, please use the 'report bad post' button (the button in the lower left hand corner of each post) to inform the moderating staff of the problem. Please use it only to report posts that are in violation of the forum rules.

20. Other

The most important rule of all: Don't be stupid. Use common sense.

This is a wonderful rule that covers all the loopholes.

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Multiple accounts and impersonating someone else

The penalty for having multiple accounts is an immediate permament ban. Do not create a new account if you've been banned. You will also be banned for impersonating someone else.

Spamming, cussing, and flaming

A person who flames, spams, or uses foul language will first receive a public warning in the thread in which any of these offenses occurred. The staff, at its sole discretion, may also take any other appopriate measures.
If the person does not comply, he/she will be given a final warning via private messaging.
If the person keeps flaming, cussing, or spamming, he/she will be banned.
Spamming may also result in the reduction of the user's post count to zero.

Illegal activities and obscene material:

If the person posts links to ROM sites and/or warez sites, the post will be edited and the person will be warned. If the person does it again, s/he will be banned temporarily.

Any user posting pornography will be permanently banned without warning.

Commercial advertising

Posting commercial advertisements for products or services you are trying to sell will result in a permanent ban from LucasForums without any warnings.


A person will generally receive two public warnings. The staff, at its sole discretion, may take other measures. If someone continues to ignore the rules, that person will be sent a final warning in a private message. If the member continues to break the rules after the final warning, she/he will be banned.

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The staff reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post for any reason.

If you have any questions, comments or objections regarding the forum moderation please address them via Private Message to a moderator; do not post about it in the thread.

And last but not least: Enjoy your stay at the Force Unleashed Forums! :)