Forums Usage Guidelines
Organization & Forums Sections
- All forums sections may have multiple pinned topics, as long as they are pertinent, organized and well-maintained.
- The highest ranking member of divisional leadership will be responsible for overseeing the topics within their division’s forums section, both pinned and unpinned, as well as delegating this responsibility to lower ranking divisional leadership if they wish.
Topics that may be pinned are:
- Meeting Notes (1 topic)
- Rules and/or Guidelines (1 topic)
- Division Announcements (1 topic)
- Division Suggestions (1 topic)
- New Recruit Sign-In Topics (1 topic)
Topics that may not be pinned are:
- Squad-specific Topics (Anything that has to do with your squad: meeting reminders, looking for someone to help you out, updates, etc.)
- Game-related topics
- Spam-related topics
- Teams-related topics (Tournaments may have a topic created for them but once the tournament is over, the topic must be closed and archived.)
- Anything not important, irrelevant, out-dated or unused
Forums & Shoutbox Rules
- Do not create excess topics in your division section in an effort to boost forums post counts.
- If a topic is deemed unnecessary by forum staff, it will be locked, closed or removed.
- Spamming is not permitted. This includes but is not limited to one word posts, repeated messages across many sections and inappropriately-placed topics. If you are not sure what is or is not considered spam, ask a Moderator or Admin.
- Do not disrespect other forum members. Please keep in mind that what you may consider a joke may be seen as offensive by someone else.
- If somebody is purposely starting or contributing to a problem, bring it to the attention of a Moderator or Admin.
- Do not use abusive, inappropriate, racist or discriminatory language.
- Do not use "ban evasion techniques". This includes using proxies or creating another account to circumvent a ban or suspension. If you are banned or suspended from any part of the forums, it is for a reason. Any attempts to circumvent a ban or suspension will result in additional punishment, up to and including an indefinite revoke of forum privileges.
- Do not create more than one account on the forums. A user is allowed to have only one active account. A user should only need to create and use a second account if that user is unable to access the first account. (The "forgot password" feature and administrative help should be exhausted before this happens.)
- Misuse of the Shoutbox will result in suspension from the Shoutbox.
All Moderators retain the right to exercise their judgement and ban a forums account for any reason and at any time. Forums accounts may be banned for any of the following reasons, with or without notification from the CAO, Senior Moderators or Moderators.
- Creation of multiple accounts
- Creating an account for another user
- Attempting to bypass a ban or suspension via a secondary account or through alternative IP’s
- Posting or sending private messages or using the Shoutbox to post anything deemed harmful or offensive to the community
- Being Blacklisted or DNH'd
- Asking to have your account banned, deleted or suspended
- Messaging Admins or Moderators excessively
- Posting, sending or asking for explicit content
- Lying to or harassing Admins or Moderators
- Impersonating Admins or Moderators
- Accessing other users’ forums accounts
- Ignoring the warnings from Admins or Moderators
- Ignoring section rules or guidelines
If you are banned or suspended from any part of the forums, it is for a reason. Do not post links to images that violate any part of the KSI Code of Conduct. The use of the ShoutBox is a privilege which can be revoked at any time at the discretion of an Admin or Moderator. The KSI Code of Conduct applies to all forums account users. No forums account user is exempt from following these Rules and Guidelines.
If an Admin or Moderator determines that a forums account user has not followed the rules set forth in this page or in the KSI Code of Conduct, or has otherwise posted forums-inappropriate content, the user will be given a minimum of one (1) warning. Any successive warnings, suspensions or bans will be issued at the sole discretion of the Admin(s) or Moderator(s) involved.
Forums Account Warnings
Warning points are cumulative and do not reset.
- Verbal Warning (0 Warning Points)
- 1 Warning Point - 24 Hour Moderator Review
- 2 Warning Points - 48 Hour Moderator Review, Restricted from posting content 24 Hours
- 3 Warning Points - 72 Hour Moderator Review, Restricted from posting content 48 Hours, Suspended from accessing site 24 hours
- 4 Warning Points - 8 Day Moderator Review, Restricted from posting content 4 Days, Suspended from accessing site 2 Days
- 5 Warning Points - Indefinite Moderator Review, Restricted from posting content 22 Days, Suspended from accessing site 14 Days
- 6 Warning Points - Indefinite Moderator Review, Suspended from accessing site 30 Days
- 7 Warning Points (Full Ban) - Indefinite Moderator Review, Restricted from posting content indefinitely, Suspended from accessing site indefinitely
This document is subject to change with the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer or Senior Moderator(s).