Forum Rules


Disclaimer

This page is designed to clarify the forum rules and responsibilities of community members. Please read it and become familiar with the following rules, as it will keep the forum organized and create a more welcoming atmosphere.

These rules are solely up to the owner of this forum and can change at any time without prior notice. If you are unsure about the meaning of a rule, send a private message to one of the administrators with your question.

Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While the FL staff may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time, this is a rare occurrence.

Rules
1 0 General Forum Rules 1a Use the search function before posting, as your question may have already been answered.
1 0 General Forum Rules 1b Make sure you are posting in the correct forum before you post. Read other threads in the section get to know it.
1 0 General Forum Rules 1c Do not post just to increase your number of posts. If you have nothing to say on a certain matter then don't post.
1 0 General Forum Rules 1d Replies with only one smiley or anything like this are not allowed and will lead to a warning. Video replies that relate to the thread are however, allowed.
1 0 General Forum Rules 1e Spam and Advertising are not permitted. A suspension from the forums may be issued if found to be doing so.
1 0 General Forum Rules 1f Do not disrespect and insult anyone or other communities anywhere on the forums (this includes private messaging), keep your opinion to yourself to prevent unnecessary flame wars.
1 0 General Forum Rules 1g Members are asked only to post in English, as this is an English speaking community.
1 0 General Forum Rules 1h Do not post for banned or partially suspended users unless it is a Courthouse issue. i.e. an unban request, player report, etc.
1 0 General Forum Rules 1i Posting threats or half-threats (such as insinuations to ddosing/doxxing) will result in a warning or suspension.
2 0 Forum Behaviour Rules 2a You are allowed to state your opinion about Fearless when relevant, even if it's negative. Please make sure your opinion is based on arguments rather than simply spreading hate, doing so will result in a warning/ban.
2 0 Forum Behaviour Rules 2b Listen to staff decisions on the forums, even if you do not agree. If you fail to do so, you may face a forum warning or suspension.
2 0 Forum Behaviour Rules 2c Trolling is not permitted in certain forum sections, which include, but aren't limited to The Courthouse and Community & Server Information.
3 0 Avatar/Signature Rules 3a Avatars should be no longer than 100 pixels square and should not exceed 10kb in file size. Signature text sizes should be between 75% and 100% (small and normal).
3 0 Avatar/Signature Rules 3b Do not add fake forum/staff ranks to your signature, or have avatars that attempts to portray a user as having an official rank (e.g mimicking ranks or copying avatars of team members).
3 0 Avatar/Signature Rules 3c The content of avatars and signatures should not contain warez, a lot of emoticons, pornographic images and so forth. Doing so may face you with a forum warning or suspension.
3 0 Avatar/Signature Rules 3d If you paste steamlogs or have a screenshot from a Steam or Discord chat in your avatar or signature, you need to have permission from the person(s) that are chatting with you.
3 0 Avatar/Signature Rules 3e Do not edit another user's signature with the intent to claim it as your own.
4 0 Policing Rules 4a Our forum utilized a warning system, and users will be warned until their warning level is increased to 100%. Once they have reached that percentage, a temporary ban will be put in place for a duration that may be between 1 to 7 days.
4 0 Policing Rules 4b Arguing (in a form of flaming) with moderators after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. However, you are able to contact the administrators in a civil manner, if you feel as though you have been unfairly warned. But, if you are to post insulting, indecent or vulgar material you could receive an immediate permanent ban.
4 0 Policing Rules 4c Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban or other administrative action will lead to a permanent ban of your account(s). Circumvention includes re-registering or using an already registered account under a non-banned username. Other examples include changing IP addresses, using a new email account or other action that can be taken to evade administrative action to hide your identity as the owner of the sanctioned account.
4 0 Policing Rules 4d Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstances. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, solicitation etc. recruiting members for your own projects (moderators, designers, professional MOD work, etc.) is not permitted and is also considered spam. Users posting spam will be banned and their posts removed.
4 0 Policing Rules 4e The administrators reserve the right to edit, remove, close or put on moderation queue any post or thread at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to administrators and not users.
4 0 Policing Rules 4f Do not use private messaging to contact staff members regarding ban/blacklist related issues, use the courthouse and in terms of help, use help & support.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5a Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5b Some forum sections contain their own set of rules that must be followed. Make sure to read them before posting or you may find yourself being issued a forum warning or suspension.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5c Do not Backseat Administrate on the forums. If members find a post/thread that is against the rules, use the Post Report feature to report posts. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Those who constantly "act" as forum administrators will be warned or banned.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5d Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5e Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5f Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. If you have high-resolution photos, makes links of them instead of using the [img] tags.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5g Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". Users should not post a lot of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Users should not use excessive profanity or CAPS LOCK in topic titles, threads or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5h Members should use an appropriate, descriptive subject when posting a new topic. Examples of bad subjects include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got an error!", etc. Examples of good subjects include: "Getting an error upon login", "Cannot restore a backup", etc.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5i Members must not post on dead threads. If the latest post is few weeks or more old, then that is necroposting. An exception to this is if it is a commonly used thread, such as the You thread.
5 0 Forum Post Guidelines 5j Comments made on user's profile must not contain textual spam and any images must be of a reasonable size.