Welcome to The Brotherhood of the Risen Phoenix
Please review the following rules and regulations before you begin posting on the forums.
1 - Categorization.
When posting, post in the appropriate forum section for which you think you topic will be Post in the appropriate forum section for the topic being presented. Posting technical questions in the General Discussion areas "just because it will get answered faster" is not acceptable. If a person repeatedly creates new threads that are obviously in the wrong place, admins have the right to delete a post/thread without notice. Moving threads is a courtesy to help keep things categorized properly; however we realize that sometimes a question can cross multiple topics and it isn’t exactly clear where it would be best to post if this is the case, PM a moderator and let him or her know about the thread and that you need some assistance.
2 - Thread Creation.
Do not start threads if:
-You are simply responding or talking about another thread that has been locked/deleted by a moderator.
-You are asking why a previous thread was locked/deleted by a moderator.
-You are asking why another member had their account suspended.
-You want to inform the world of matters that are completely pointless. (E.g. "I am so drunk. Look at me type while I am drunk.")
-You solely want to complain about the behavior of forum participants or content. In doing so, you are only creating another pointless thread. If you have an issue with someone, please message him or her and resolve it there, contact a moderator, or report the posts in question for staff review.
-You have already posted the same question/comment in another forum. Do not double post!
3 - Post Content.
-Do not curse in the subject line. No excessive foul language, there are basic filters for some foul language, but you are also expected to use good judgment and common sense when posting.
-Members here are of all ages and the content in a post should be suitable for all ages and all locations including the workplace and school environment. This includes content contained with forum signatures and avatars.
-This is primarily an English speaking forum and posts are recommended to be in English; however we realize that members of this network originate from all corners of the globe and we welcome participants from other nations but please present your posts in a way the community can understand them or alternatively post in the relevant language subsection.
-Spelling Police WILL NOT be tolerated, period! If you have nothing to add to a topic except to point out the spelling deficiencies of other members then do not post, grammar police are not welcome here. However this does not mean you have the given right to post lazily and make it unnecessarily difficult for others to understand your posted messages.
-Absolutely no racist or offensive posts, this includes statements promoting racist beliefs, media/propaganda and general racist remarks against a person or group of persons. This applies to all forum sections. Forum admins reserve the right to remove threads/posts that contain unwelcome comments and the people that post them at anytime and without notice.
-While we want everyone to express themselves as freely as possible, it is NOT acceptable to constantly complain, threaten, rant, flame, or behave like a forum troll. If you have nothing constructive to add or bring to the community then you should strongly consider taking some time and formulating a way to express yourself that falls within the acceptable guidelines.
-Keep in mind therisenphoenixfleet.com is providing this place in order for all gaming enthusiasts to discuss relevant material. There are ways to express yourself no matter what opinion you hold; however, no one wants to see a constant flow of negativity. Not everyone agrees about everything, we understand and accept this. We want everyone to have a pleasant experience while on our boards Just as you have the right to post your thoughts, feelings, ideas on game related topics, others have the right to a “hate free” forum experience as well.
-It is highly recommended that if you are going to post about something that you do not agree with, make sure you take the time organize your thoughts and avoid going off on a tangent. This will ensure you are providing a quality, alternative point of view and not another “Rant thread”. Failing to follow this will result in the possible removal of your thread/post and a possible review of your account at the discretion of the staff.
4 - Reporting Posts.
There is a way to report posts, please send a report of violation, offensive of against the forum rules. Example: incorrect forum, post is off topic, contain illegal content reported, attacks on other posters, illegal activities, and Respect the copyrights of other people, websites, software and printed media. Please no pointers, how-to’s, advocating any illegal activity. Posts regarding such things as warez, crackz etc. will be deleted and the user warned. It is one way that you, the individual can help keep our community a friendly and informative place.
5 - Politics.
-We have provided an area in which those that wish to discuss politics are welcome to do so. We welcome constructive debate; these forums will be monitored closely as we realize that such topics can and will be heated. You may post anything related to news, current events which you wish to discuss/debate within a constructive sense of debate.
6 - No Spamming.
Spam is defined as followed: messages will be removed at the sole discretion of the board staff. Spamming is defined as excessive posts that offer no significant value to the topic. Most of these kinds of posts are just single-word posts that have no meaning or value whatsoever, or just a post that could be of normal length but take the thread completely off topic. Do not derail/hijack threads! Spamming will also not be tolerated through PMs. The first offense will recieve a warning, and the second offense will recieve a loss of privelages.
7 - Advertising.
Any such Advertising/Solicitation, we allow advertising of Clans, Directories, Modders, and anything that is related/benefiting our gaming community this will be allowed in designated area of the forums, this includes Clans and Modder areas. (No Warez, Porn, Illegal Material)
8 - No Flaming.
Flaming/Trolling Defined as following: trolling means attempting to bait others into a flame war will not be tolerated and will be asked to tone it down. Members are expected to conduct themselves as civilized individuals here with some level of maturity and decorum. That means showing courtesy to staff, other members and guests. Avoid excessive cursing and absolutely no personal attacks, bashes or bigotry.
Racism will absolutely NOT be tolerated under any circumstances. This includes posting senseless rants that compel other members to join in the flaming. Staff will delete posts as soon as possible and the offending members will be subject to the disciplinary guidelines
9 - No Shouting.
READING A POST LIKE THIS IS ANNOYING!!!, please don’t do it.
10 - Staff.
-Respect board administrators/moderators. Staff spend there own volunteer time to provide, maintain the forum while helping people and maintaining a safe and welcoming gaming community.
11 - Banning Guidelines.
Staff/Admins decisions to removal of post, threads, post closure and banning are subject to review by staff/administrators. If you have questions or would like to dispute the removal of a post or closure please contact the appropriate staff member via private messaging system.
We will never ban someone, we are here for everything one and while you are allowed to voice your opinion we ask you to show respect even if there might be some disagreements. Banning will only occur in EXTREME cases, this is a community and we welcome all to the boards.
12 - Stalking/Minors/Interpol.
We will not tolerate any stalking of minors, if found you will be reported to the country of your origin and to Interpol and US FBI in coordinating and capture of individual. This site adheres to US and International Laws put forth by treaties within other nation states.
This site complies with The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and as such cannot accept registrations from users under the age of 13 without a written permission document from their parent or guardian. For more information you can read the legislation here. Please contact the main site admin here if you require assistance.
13 - Posting Images and Linking.
-If you want to link to images posted on another website or forum, link to the page, don’t post all the images in your reply. If you would like to link to the images directly please do so by pasting the links as text. If you want to display images in your post then please upload them and then attach the images to the post directly or upload them at Imageshack and link copy/paste the code for the thumbnails.
14 - Appropriate Imagery and/or Off-site Links.
No linking or posting of any material that is pornographic/sexually-orientated, racist (Nazi swastika), hateful or threatening, "R" rated, excessively violent, or otherwise inappropriate for the forum environment. This includes content used in Signature Pics and Avatars. Members of this forum are of all ages, please use good judgment when linking to content not associated with this forum.
15 - New Members.
-New members or “Newbies” are highly encouraged to use the SEARCH function to first look for relevant threads related to their topics of interest before going on a posting spree. Treat new members with respect, even if they have asked a question in which has already been answered, simply refer them to the proper thread and keep things clean. Remember that there is no such thing as a stupid question.
16 - Privacy.
Do not post personal information (i.e. addresses, phone numbers, IP’s, passwords, PIN’s, credit card information or any other information considered private) without the express permission of the individual. Users can setup their forum accounts so that e-mail addresses are not visible to others, except board administrators. There is an optional cookie placed on the forum server that helps enhance your online experience by keeping you logged in to the forums. We do not share, sell, or distribute any personal information with third parties. We value and respect your privacy.
17 - Copyright Laws.
-Observe all copyright laws both local and International when posting. If the material belongs to someone else, credit the original author/creator. Do not post material where you do not have permission to distribute it electronically or otherwise.
18 - Liability.
"therisenphoenixfleet.com" will not be held liable for the results of the usage of information provided in the forums. We take no responsibility for the content of any of the messages posted in the forums, and do not guarantee of the authenticity of its authors. All opinions and views expressed in the forums are the sole properties of their respective authors unless otherwise noted, and do not necessarily reflect those of the staff or its representatives.
19 - Illegal activities.
-You will not discuss, suggest, advocate, engage, or encourage any illegal activity. Links provided to locations that deal with any such activity are expressly forbidden. Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws or anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or anything bound by an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). This is also outlined by and though International agreements of all nation states outside of origin of a persons country.
20 - Warez/CD Cracks/Key Generators.
-There will be absolutely no links, requests, suggestions, or any discussion about warez. --There will be NO discussion on how to obtain CD keys, cracks, serial numbers, no-CD patches or key generators for any form of software, game or application on any part of this website or forum, whether you own it legitimately or not. Any members that engage in these discussions, or are known to possess software that they do not legitimately own will be removed.
21 - Member Accounts and Disciplinary System.
1. Each individual new member that signs up is limited to one account, this is non negotiable and will be enforced by Admin/Moderators of therisenphoenixfleet.com
2. We will not tolerate or impersonating or falsely represent yourself, we also discourage the use and will take further action if found to be using some type of program that circumvents the use of our boards.
3. When choosing or creating your forum account you can use anything or any characters for and include Clan tags of any form. If for a reason there is a need to change your username at anytime while at Outpostgamez.com please contact an Administrator.
4. Banning is a LAST resort. We will not ban a member until all other efforts to resolve a problem with a member have failed. We reserve the right to ban any member at any time without reason or prior notice.
5. If and when in EXTREME manner that warrants banning a member and if there is further problems therisenphoenixfleet.com will contact the ISP for further steps to be take to resolve the issue.
The following rules for signatures must be followed if you wish to use a signature on this forum.
1 - Supported Formats.
-Supported image formats are JPEG, JPG Still and animated GIF’s and PNG.
2 - Image/Text Rules.
-You may use more than 1 image in your signature but the total dimensions of the images combined must not exceed 600 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall. File size of signatures may not exceed 200KB. Board staff may remove at any time and without notice signatures that are in breach of this rule. If you are using an Image, the maximum amount of text in signatures is 4 lines of default sized text (8 point), if you are not using an image you may have up to 6 lines of default sized text. You may have links in your signature leading to personal/affiliate web pages, however the use of misleading links in your signature is not permitted. Do not attempt to trick other users into visiting pages they did not intend to visit, do not post links in signatures with referral links and please do not use your signature as a platform for advertising services.
3 – Appropriate Images.
-Inappropriate images: Images of a sexual nature, contain expletives, are racially prejudiced/insulting, hateful, threatening or contain inappropriate language or are religiously offensive are not permitted for use here. Any such image will be promptly removed upon discovery. These rules also apply to profile pictures and avatars.
-Please remember that this a gaming forum that is intended to be suitable for all ages and for all locations e.g. schools and the workplace. Parents should not have to worry about the content of a forum designated as appropriate for all ages.
These rules are effective across all sections of the forum and signatures that do not follow these rules may be removed without notice. If your signature has been removed it will be replaced with text from the staff member who removed it explaining why, if your signature has been removed then please follow the guidelines of the text posted in it’s place to correct the signature. If your signature constantly has to be removed you will be prevented from using the feature.
Thank you for reading these rules and please ensure that they are followed at all times. If you have any questions regarding these rules please PM a member of the administrative staff.
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