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Forum Rules

For all of the Forum Rules listed here.

1. General Rules

  • 1.1 - You must abide by the forum rules when using our forums;
  • 1.2 - You must always be polite and respectful to everyone in and outside of the community (e. G. You may be punished if you get caught being rude/insultive on other communities/games);
  • 1.2.1 - You are not allowed to insult other users;

    1.2.2 - Threatening or blackmailing another user is not allowed and it is considered a crime;

    1.2.3 - Threatening to “DDoS” the server/forums of the community is not allowed and it’s considered a crime;

    1.2.4 - You are not allowed to create “Diss Tracks” targeting other users, communities, or celebrities;

    1.2.5 - You are not allowed to mock/’diss’ in-game regiments;

    1.2.6 - You are not allowed to argue on the forums except in private messages;

  • 1.3 - Any kind of spamming is not allowed;
  • 1.4 - Impersonating other users, staff and/or real-life celebrities is not allowed;
  • 1.5 - You are not allowed to advertise products, communities, game servers, communication servers (TeamSpeak, Discord, Mumble), that are not officially part of MesaGaming;
  • 1.5.1 - Advertising applications is not allowed;

    1.5.2 - You are prohibited from advertising the MesaGaming services outside of the community without strict permission from the management team of the community;

    1.5.3 - Do not advertise any kind of fund-raising activity nor ask/beg for monetary help to another user of the community;

  • 1.6 - Do not post any content deemed “NSFW” such as pornography, nudism, FGM, Gore, etc;
  • 1.7 - Conversations within the forums must always be in english;
  • 1.7.1 - Exceptions to this rule include profile posts, private messages, and the use of worldwide known expressions;

    1.7.2 - Do not use weird or special characters on your message/post/thread;

  • 1.8 - Taking and/or using any content from MesaGaming outside of the community is not allowed;
  • 1.9 - Plagiarism is not allowed;
  • 1.9.1 - When making regimental rosters, if you decide to use other users’ template, you must credit the original author;

  • 1.10 - We do not tolerate Racism, Sexism, Xenophobia, Homophobia, Stereotyping or any other kind of discrimination/mocking;
  • 1.10.1 - The usage of words such as “N****r”, “Sandn***a”, “Raghead”, or any other derogatory or humiliating terms is NOT allowed;

    1.10.2 - Trying to bypass the censorship by using similar terms is not allowed in any circumstance;

  • 1.11 - You are not allowed to make jokes regarding diseases, suicide, depression, rape or any other serious problem;
  • 1.12 - The “Report” function is to be used correctly and only for reporting rule-breaking content/users;
  • 1.13 - You are not allowed to expose any content from forum or steam private messages;
  • 1.13.1 - Exposing personal information and social media accounts is not allowed unless given authorization from the person in question;

  • 1.14 - You are not allowed to own more than one forum account;
  • 1.15 - Do not use the @ function on users with the rank of “Co-Owner”, “Owner” or “Founder” unless you are engaged in a direct conversation with them or your post is deemed important information for them;

2. Posting Rules

  • 2.1 - Ensure posts are relevant to the area where you are posting it;
  • 2.2 - Your posts must always have proper content even if it’s considered as a ‘Shitpost’;
  • 2.3 - You are not allowed to post more than one ‘Shipost’ for a timespan of four Hours;
  • 2.4 - Ensure posts are relevant to the area where you are posting it;
  • 2.4.1 - Exceptions to this rule are threads under the “Endless Threads” category;

  • 2.5 - You are not allowed to post spoilers of recently released books, games, movies, etc;
  • 2.5.1 - You may post related content after thirty days have passed since release date and if you label it correctly as a spoiler and with the correct title;

  • 2.6 - You are not allowed to post controversial content that could spark “Drama”;
  • 2.6.1 - Exception to this rule is the forum area named "Rants" where you are allowed to rant in a peaceful way and "CNN";

3. Rating Rules

  • 3.1 - Ensure you have a valid reason to rate another users’ post;
  • 3.2 - Do not abuse (Spam) the rating feature;
  • 3.3 - “Revenge Rating” is not allowed. This is when user X rates user Z “Dislike” just because user Z rated him “Dislike” on a previous post;

4. Shoutbox Rules

  • 4.1 - You are not allowed to post non-forum links on the Shoutbox;
  • 4.1.1 - Exceptions to this rule are links redirecting to trusted picture sharing websites (Imgur, Flickr, etc), YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, etc;

  • 4.2 - You are not allowed to spam the shoutbox with unnecessary messages;
  • 4.3 - Arguing in the shoutbox is not allowed;
  • 4.4 - Do not post large sized images in the shoutbox;

5. Profiles Rules

  • 5.1 - Usernames must only consist of alphanumeric characters unless given permission from the Forum Manager;
  • 5.1.1 - You can only request a name change once every two months;

  • 5.2 - Profiles pictures must abide by the general rules of the forums;

6.Applications/Suggestions/Reports/Inactivity Rules

  • 6.1 - Ensure your Application/Appeal/Suggestion/Report/Inactivity is posted in the correct forum;
  • 6.2 - When posting Applications/Appeals/Suggestions/Reports/Inactivities you must fill the whole template correctly or it will automatically be deleted;
  • 6.3 - When posting applications you must ensure you fulfill all the requirements or have strict permission from your Commanding Officer/Management;
  • 6.4 - When giving opinions on Applications and Suggestions, you must state the reasons of your opinion (e. g, He’s friendly, mature, and active or +Support This is a good suggestion, it will add roleplay, etc);
  • 6.4.1 - In Applications/Suggestions you are only allowed to post a +Support/Neutral/-Support and discuss it. Going off-topic is not allowed;

  • 6.5 - You must not express your opinion on Appeals/Reports unless you were involved in the situation or you are dealing with the case;
  • 6.6 - If your Application gets denied, you must wait fifteen days before re-applying for that position;

7. Warnings/Bans Rules

  • 7.1 - Never argue with the staff team regarding your punishment. If you think it was unfair, make an appeal and report the staff member;
  • 7.2 - You must complete 50% of your ban sentence before making an appeal;
  • 7.2.1 - Exceptions to this rule are warnings and permanent bans which you may appeal right away and after 60 days orderly

    7.2.2 - Do not ask someone to make an appeal for you. If you are permanently banned or post banned, then send an appeal to a member of the Forum Administration Team who will then redirect it to the Forum Manager for review;

16 July 2017
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