Welcome to the Official Forums of Battle Nations!
The primary function of the message boards is to provide an area for constructive player discussions and also the submission of feedback to the development team.
By following the “Rules of Conduct,” you help to ensure that the Battle Nations Forums remain an enjoyable environment for everyone. Violating these rules may result in your removal from both the forums and other Battle Nations services.
The following are the Rules of Conduct and apply to “public” threads, private messages, visitor messages on user profiles, social groups, and any other form of communication within Battle Nations Forums:
- Do not use abusive or disrespectful behavior.
Disagreements or conflict may arise in the course of discussion. Please remember to be courteous when disagreeing with others. Debate on differing opinions is appropriate. Personal attacks against other users, however, are not allowed.
The following behaviors are examples of what will not be tolerated on the Battle Nations forums.
• Flaming – posts that are designed to personally berate or insult another user.
• Trolling – posting derogatory or inflammatory comments/threads attempting to bait other users into responding. Accusing someone of being a troll is also a form of trolling.
• Personal attacks – posts which insult a poster directly. This includes any attacks against forum moderators, Battle Nations representatives, or employees.
• Attack requests – posting another player’s personal profile in an attempt to have other players attack or engage in player versus player combat.
• Racial or ethnic slurs – Racial or ethnic slurs will not be tolerated and result in perma-ban.
This list is non-exhaustive. ANY behavior that is patently offensive is also forbidden.
Ultimately, Battle Nations staff members will decide what is considered “inappropriate behavior”.
Do not haze new posters.
New members should feel welcome to post their questions, no matter how well-informed. Do not harass them for asking questions or treat them poorly for not knowing an answer. Remember, we were all new once! Please welcome them to our boards and help them find the information they are looking for.
Do not post personal information.
Please respect the privacy of others. Do not give out or re-post ANYONE’S personal information such as names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, etc. This applies to your own information and that of other users, Battle Nations employees, family members, etc.
Do not post private communication between Battle Nations Customer Support, members, moderators, community managers, super moderators, administrators of the forum, other employees, or partners of Battle Nations on these forums or anywhere else.
Publicizing any private correspondence such as support tickets, email, Private Message (PM) correspondence, or chat logs thereof is not permitted without prior permission.
Do not discuss moderator actions on the forums.
You may NOT start a thread or post complaining that your post was removed. Nor may you post private correspondence from moderators, such as infraction or warning notices. Questions or comments concerning warnings and suspensions (game or forum) should be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging.
Do not make non-constructive posts.
Below are examples of prohibited non-constructive posts:
• Spam – repetitive posting of the same topic or text or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. This includes “Add Me” posts outside of the Add Me Forum.
• Petitioning – posts that “petition” for game features, additions, changes, or other issues. You may post suggestions or ideas to the boards, but you may not create a ‘petition’ for others to sign.
• Lobbying –continually bringing up the same topic in numerous different threads or as an off-topic post in official threads to get developer attention.
• Pyramid quoting – responding to a forum thread that contains the quotes of four or more previous posters, sometimes with additional spaces added unnecessarily.
• Cross posting – Posting the same topic or thread in more than one forum is considered cross posting. As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established by using the Search feature.
• “I’m quitting” threads.
• False obituary threads
• Threads that make threats or use other combative language.
• Threads that single out a player for ridicule or accuse someone of actions in-game.
• Conspiracy Threads – claims or complaints about Battle Nations or any of its employees acting in collusion with or showing favoritism a group or player.
Do not post about exploits or game-files and game data.
Posting cheats or exploits on the forum is prohibited. Exploits should be reported through the proper method of filing a report at the support link. Posting content from game-files or game data is not allowed and will result in disciplinary action.
Public Information Including User Generated Content, Online Forums, Blogs, and Profiles
You may choose to disclose information about yourself in the course of contributing user generated content to Battle Nations sites or games or in our blogs, message boards, user “profiles” for public view or in similar forums on our sites and/or on third party sites. Information that you disclose in any of these forums is unencrypted, public information, that may be accessed or recorded by Battle Nations employees. There is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality there.
You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit in the course of these public activities can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to make public in any of these forums.
Note also that in the ordinary course of Internet activity, certain information may be sent from your browser to third parties such as advertising networks and analytics companies. Battle Nations has no control over the information sent from your browser to those networks or other third parties and recommends that you ensure that your browser settings prevent the disclosure of information you would not like to share.
If you post text, including forum comments or feedback, videos, images or photos on one of our sites for public view and/or in relation to polls, raffles and contests you should be aware that these may be viewed, collected, copied and/or used by Battle Nations in its sites and games with or without your consent and you grant Battle Nations a free perpetual license to use this content or generate any derivative work from this content in its sites and games without your consent. We are not responsible for the ideas, feedback, text, videos, images or photos that you choose to submit to Battle Nations sites.
NEVER impersonate another forum user, community manager, moderator, super moderator, administrator or Battle Nations employee.
You are prohibited from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, on the forum or in the games.
Do not post disruptive off-topic threads.
These forums are for and about Battle Nations. We do, however, allow non-disruptive off topic discussion in our forums as fitting with the community of posters who frequent them. Constructive discussion about other games (comparing and contrasting) is allowed at the discretion of Battle Nations staff. Likewise, any topics (such as politics or religion) that are volatile or disruptive are discouraged and can be removed at our discretion. Please contact a Super Moderator if you have questions about a topic being permitted on the forums.
Do not post advertisements.
Advertising of any kind on these forums is strictly prohibited. Do not advertise other sites or services. Posts containing advertisements for other sites or services will be removed and may result in the poster having all of their posts removed.
Do not use profanity.
Profanity in any form is prohibited. This includes using any means to bypass the profanity filter (for example: partial masking, such as asterisks or punctuation marks or intentionally misspelling.)
Do not use proxy posting or account hopping to evade suspension.
Posting on behalf of a suspended user is not allowed. Working around a suspension through other people’s accounts, creation of new accounts or use of secondary accounts to continue posting is also prohibited. You are personally responsible for your conduct on the forums. If you create a new account to continue posting after your account has been suspended, any forum and game accounts involved can be permanently banned. Forum and game suspensions generally apply to a person, rather than a specific account. Threads designed to announce, appeal or contest a forum or game suspension decision on behalf of a third party will also be removed without notice. If you do not understand why you were suspended or have further questions, you must contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not post “Legal Action” or “Boycott” threads.
Using the forums or PMs for encouraging, promoting, endorsing, or inciting any kind of legal action, reporting, or boycott endeavor against anyone is strictly prohibited.
Do not post sensitive or confidential information covered by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or beta testing agreement.
Any information about a game or third party covered by an NDA or Beta Testing Agreement that is posted will be removed. Posters of the information may be banned from all Battle Nations Services and may face legal action.
Do not cross-link from other forums or websites.
Posts and/or private messages that, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, contain links to threads from other forums or websites unless previously approved by a Super Moderator are not permitted.
Player Generated Content
You may post images on the forums as long as they are of an appropriate and non-offensive nature and do not otherwise infringe the intellectual property rights of any party. The following images (or links pointing to such images) are examples what may not be posted: any image which is sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, derogatory, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, contains profanity, or depicts illegal activity.
Any image that is disruptive or, in Battle Nations sole discretion, appears to be in poor taste will be removed and your forum account may be banned.
Zero Tolerance Policy
Immediate suspensions from the forum can result from any of the following: the posting of pornography; remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; or vulgar which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; provide links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.
The Battle Nations Message Boards are private message forums administered by Battle Nations staff. All message board content is allowed at the discretion of staff. Battle Nations staff reserves the right to remove any message board content without notice and for any reason.
Suspension and Termination
Battle Nations staff shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of these Rules of Conduct and may take any action it deems appropriate.
Your use of the forums is conditioned upon your compliance with the Rules of Conduct. Failure to comply with these Rules of Conduct shall constitute a material breach of those Terms and may result in Battle Nations taking any or all of the following actions:
• Remove any material or postings you have made to the forums;
• Issue a warning;
• Suspend or Ban your Battle Nations account and/or your use of the forums;
• Disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as Battle Nations feels is reasonably necessary; and/or
• Pursue legal action against you.
Changes to these Rules and Regulations
Battle Nations may revise these Rules and Regulations at any time by making changes to this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes Battle Nations makes, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Rules of Conduct may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Battle Nations site.
Battle Nations excludes all liability for: (a) any action taken in response to breaches of these Rules of Conduct. The responses described in the Rules of Conduct are not exhaustive, and Battle Nations staff may take any other action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate; (b) any loss or damage arising from the use of the forum by you; (c) any content posted or uploaded by users of the forum which shall include, without limitation, any liability for offensive and/or defamatory posts.