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#1 BlackSix

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:45

1. This forum is intended for discussion of games developed by 1C-777 Ltd. and other topics connected with them. The forum is divided into topical sections, each of which holds discussions on the subject indicated in the title. Forum's official language is English except the additional sections for users that prefer German, Spanish, French, Italian or Polish languages. The Russian forum can be reached via this link.
 
2. This forum is provided by 1C-777 Ltd. as a courtesy and its usage is a privilege and 1C-777 Ltd. reserves the right to ban any member temporarily or permanently for any reason at any time. Any penalties listed below for violations of the rules are guidelines only and forum administration may take additional action if they feel it is warranted. Use of the forum is not connected to usage of the game and access to this forum is not guaranteed to users as a consequence of purchasing the game.
 
3. This forum is not a means of official support. When following recommendations from community members on the board, you do so at your own risk. Any failure, damage or malfunction resulting from recommendations made by fellow users on the forum is not the responsibility of the forum administration or 1C-777 Ltd.
 
4. The forum is not pre-moderated and objectionable material may occur without our knowledge; messages posted on the forum have not previously been viewed and have not been edited by forum administration. However, forum administration and moderators reserve the right to edit messages after being posted.
 
5. Moderators oversee the different sections of the forum and they have the right to edit and delete posts or close the entire topic without explanation.
 
6. It is forbidden to discuss the actions of moderators and administrators in any form on the forum. All questions are to be sent via "personal message" to the administrator/moderator.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 3 days ban on entry
Second offense - 7 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 30 day ban on entry
 
7. Comments containing profanity, personal insults, accusations of cheating, excessive rudeness, vulgarity, drug propaganda, political and religious discussion and propaganda, all manifestations of Nazism and racist statements, calls to overthrow governments by force, inciting ethnic hatred, humiliation of persons of a particular gender, sexual orientation or religion are not allowed and will result in a ban.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 3 days ban on entry
Second offense - 7 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 30 day ban on entry

 
8. You cannot use the forum for advertising other products. Sending advertising materials through personal messages and placing advertising materials in signatures, profiles and avatars except personally agreed to by 1C-777 Limited is prohibited. All such incidents will be deleted without warning. Discussion of other games is only allowed in designated sections of the forum and will be stopped if the discussion becomes an advertising vehicle.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 1 days ban on entry
Second offense - 3 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 7 day ban on entry

 
9. Willful duplication of topics and excessive branching of topics is prohibited (i.e. placement of similar meaning posts and content). Before starting a new topic in a section, please use the search function to find similar posts. This will help make sure the subject you are interested in is easy to find by others. Topics that needlessly duplicate other discussions may be closed without notice and subsequently removed.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 1 days ban on entry
Second offense - 3 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 7 day ban on entry
 
10. Discussion of counterfeit software and links to download counterfeit software and discussion on methods to break copy protection, creation of registration keys and other illegal ways to bypass the security software is prohibited.
Violations of this rule will result in the following
 
First offense - 30 days of the ban on entry
Second offense - a complete ban on access.
 
11. It is prohibited to write your entire message in large or capitalized letters (except for abbreviations and other reasonable usage). Moderators have the right to remove a thread / post, regardless of its relevance, viewership and other factors.
Violations of this rule will result in the following
 
First offense - 1 days ban on entry
Second offense - 3 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 7 day ban on entry

 
12. Discussing private matters through the posting of public topics and posts in the forum are prohibited. Such posts will be deleted without warning or notice.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 1 days ban on entry
Second offense - 3 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 7 day ban on entry

 
13. It is prohibited to use a nickname or any other elements of the user profile (email, address, signature, etc.) to display obscene or abusive language in the form of words and phrases in any language. Obscene and provocative language in avatars is also prohibited. The degree of obscenity or similarities to vulgar material is decided by forum administration on a case by case basis. Administrator's/community manager's word is final in the case of dubious or unclear material. Using provocative nicknames and nicknames that might mislead about their affiliation to a particular forum member is also prohibited. It is also forbidden to use an avatar or graphic signature to display pornographic images or images that contain nudity, obscene elements. The following material related to WW2 is prohibited on the forum: images with clearly visible symbols of Nazi Germany, images of military or civilian awards associated with Nazism, images of German military or civilian leaders associated with Nazism or convicted or prosecuted for war crimes that have not been completely exonerated. Moderators have the right to remove offending avatars, signatures or personal information without notifying the user. The administration reserves the right to decide unilaterally to correct any offending item in the user profile.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 3 days ban on entry
Second offense - 7 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 30 day ban on entry

 
14. Images in avatars that are overtly political in nature or display controversial figures such as terrorists or other criminals are not allowed. Such images should be reported to forum moderators or administrators. If an avatar upsets other members you will be asked to remove it. Non-compliance will result in a lengthy or permanent ban. Discretion in such matters is up the forum administrators.
 
15. Posting messages that are not relevant to the topic of discussion (off topic) except as specifically allowed in a section is prohibited.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 1 days ban on entry
Second offense - 3 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 7 day ban on entry

 
16. Messages lacking meaning (i.e. containing only one quote) can be removed by the administrator/moderator, depending on the context. Excessive over-quoting (the ratio of the cited information within the message to the new 3:1 or greater) is discouraged and may be deleted or modified by forum administration.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 1 days ban on entry
Second offense - 3 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 7 day ban on entry

 
17. Spreading false or harmful information about the product is prohibited and will be deleted by forum administration. Claiming ignorance of the subject to justify harmful or obviously untrue info will not be tolerated.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 1 days ban on entry
Second offense - 3 days of the ban on entry
Third offense - 7 day ban on entry

 

18. Claiming that FM is incorrect without the required proof and starting a flame thread based on such claim is prohibited.

The form for an FM claim consists of:

  • short but consistent description of the claim;
  • link to a reference and to a specific part of such reference that describes correct behaviour of a disputed element/situation;
  • game track record and the list of conditions used to recreate disputed element/situation.

Exception to this rule: FM discussion

 

Not following this form in its entirety will result in locking (locking and deleting) such thread and also in the following:

 

First offense - 7 days ban on entry
Second offense - 30 days ban on entry
Third offence - permanent ban on entry

 

19. Systematic message spam on the forum, unfounded negative comments about the game, derogatory comparison of the game with other products without pointing out specific flaws, constant distraction of forum administration and developers by repetitive complaints about false problems are prohibited.

Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 7 days ban on entry
Second offense - 30 days ban on entry
Third offence - permanent ban on entry
 
20. False claims on future or past decisions and plans of the developers, which are not backed by hyperlinks or other facts are prohibited.
Violations of this rule will result in the following:
 
First offense - 7 days ban on entry
Second offense - 30 days ban on entry
Third offence - permanent ban on entry

 
21. Registering and usage of a backup (optional) account without the consent of the forums administrator is prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in the deletion of the duplicate account and limited access rights for the main forum account for a period of 1 month.
 
22. Postings and discussions which have users’ personal data (such as addresses, telephone numbers, emails, IP addresses and other contact information, and private messages as well) - regardless of whether this is their own or that of other users - will be removed. Users who publish this type of content on the forum will be warned or suspended by an administrator or a moderator.If a thread or post is in violation of the forum rules, users are encouraged to use the report button on the post and provide information as to why the thread or post is in violation.
Real-life threats include both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which refers to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the game world

23. The forum rules embody the will of 1C-777 Ltd., but may be enforced at the discretion of the moderators or other forum administrators and punishment may be softer or more serious than listed in the forum rules. In case of disagreement with the application of punishment, users can make an appeal with a personal message to the moderator/administrator of the forum.
 
24. 1C-777 Ltd. reserves the right to modify these rules without warning in the future at any time and for any reason.


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