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Old 04-30-2013, 07:17 PM
Enroth Enroth is offline

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Default Server Situational Rules

Rules for staff interaction / where to petition for stuff

1. Do not send us direct tells unless it is a DIRE emergency. Your account being banned or suspended does not qualify as a dire emergency. sorry. Bugged raid mobs, serious game breaking exploits like dupes, training (obvious malicious training ONLY), current obvious boxing etc could all be considered an emergency.

2. Do not cop an attitude with us when speaking with us. If you are disrespectful with anyone on the staff you can receive a suspension. Some players seem to think it's okay to say whatever they want to and then say "I was just talking shit" or "i was just joking around". Just don't do it.

3. If you have an issue in game then /petition in game and when we are able to get to you we will get to you. Do not send direct tells asking if we got your petition. If you typed /petition (message) then we got your petition.

4. Do not petition more than once. Petitioning brief petitions that all have to do with one another ends up (A) spamming the petition queue (B) screwing you over because we can only read the shortest petition that is sent. We can NOT read each of your petitions about so and so stealing your camp. So send all info in ONE petition then wait.

4.1 Do not petition "I need a GM" this doesn't tell us anything.

4.2 Here is an image illustrating what our petition queue looks like right now:
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4.3 If you have an issue with someone on the staff then it is your responsibility to let Sirken, or Rogean, or Nilbog know. Posting a RNF post because StaffMember01 banned you for 2-boxing AND running MQ is not the same thing as PMing me with "I think StaffMember01 was unfair" or PMing me with "I feel like you were unfair".

5. If you need a reimbursement for dropped items, items that poofed during a trade, or if you sold an item to a merchant by accident, then you need to petition on the forums.

5.1 If you need a reimbursement for deleted items, items that poofed because they were in a norent bag, items that were eaten by NPC, items that were turned in to the wrong NPC, then you need to petition in game.

6. DO NOT Hunt staff members down in IRC/PMs to discuss your account status (ban or suspension or whatever) UNLESS they tell you in your properly filed petition (in the petitions/exploits forum of course) to come do so.

7. DO NOT send the staff direct Private messages asking about your bans. Post those in petitions/exploits forum please, then see #6

8. GM decisions are not up for public review or debate, nor are they for you to make.. If you don't like our decisions then that's definitely your right, however you don't get the right to sit and criciticize staff decisions on the message boards and you definitely don't get to troll the staff.. we obviously reserve the right to lock and/or delete your threads if you break this rule.

You can always appeal a decision if you feel you were wronged or treated unfairly by the staff by petitioning in the petitions/exploits forum. ALWAYS! Nobody is perfect, including the staff. we all are going to make mistakes, just be respectful and civilized when you talk to the staff if you want them to actually listen to you.
Old 04-30-2013, 07:22 PM
Enroth Enroth is offline

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Personal Attacks/Forum Rules

Stupid posts, lies, and drama are scaring away new players.

Just imagine if the first place they stop is the webpage?

Forums will be moderated.

Your posts will be moved or deleted if they are not in the correct section.

This first installment regards personal attacks.

Rants and Flames is the home for bitching.

Do not make non-consensual personal attacks against anyone affiliated with this project. (Some of you like fighting with each other; I have no problem with this. Do it privately.) If you feel it is necessary to make a post, make sure it is contained within Rants and Flames. NEVER make a personal attack against a developer or GM staff, or you will be suspended. The GMs will follow the same non-personal attack policy. Its my job to protect both the GMs as well as the players. Play nice. Comment on content, not on the contributor. Personal attacks do not help make a point; they only hurt the community and deter users from helping to create a great classic server. Derogatory comments about another user may be removed by any editor. Repeated or egregious personal attacks will lead to suspensions and bans.

If you are more of a nuisance than what you're worth, your forum privileges will be revoked.

The prohibition against personal attacks applies equally to all forum-goers. It is as unacceptable to attack a user with a history of foolish or boorish behavior, or even one who has been subject to disciplinary action, as it is to attack any other user. People make mistakes, but they are encouraged to learn from them and change their ways. Personal attacks are contrary to this spirit and damaging to the work of running this server.There is no rule that is objective and not open to interpretation on what constitutes a personal attack as opposed to constructive discussion, but some types of comments are absolutely never acceptable:

-Racial, sexual, homophobic, ageist, religious, political, ethnic, or other epithets (such as against people with disabilities) are not allowed. Disagreement over what constitutes a religion, race, sexual preference, or ethnicity is not a legitimate excuse.

-Using someone's affiliations as an ad hominem means of dismissing or discrediting their viewsóregardless of whether said affiliations are mainstream. Note that although pointing out an poster's relevant conflict of interest and its relevance to the discussion at hand is not considered a personal attack, speculating on the real life identity of another editor may constitute outing, which is a serious offense.

-Linking to external attacks, harassment, or other material, for the purpose of attacking another editor.

-Accusations about personal behavior that lack evidence. Serious accusations require serious evidence.
-Threats, including:
  1. Threats of legal action
  2. Threats of violence or other off-forum action
  3. Threats of vandalism to any webpage
  4. Threats or actions which deliberately expose other users to political, religious or other persecution by government, their employer or any others. Violations of this sort may result in a ban for an extended period of time, which may be applied immediately by any moderator upon discovery.

These examples are not exhaustive. Insulting or disparaging a member is a personal attack regardless of the manner in which it is done. When in doubt, go outside and breathe some fresh air.......

Sometimes the best way to respond to an isolated personal attack is not to respond at all. Everquest and its debates can become stressful for some posters, who may occasionally overreact. Additionally, these discussions are in a text-only medium that conveys nuances and emotions poorly; this can easily lead to misunderstanding. While personal attacks are not excused because of these factors, users are encouraged to disregard angry and ill-mannered postings of others when it is reasonable to do so, and to continue to focus their efforts on improving and developing the community.

If you feel that a response is necessary and desirable, you should try a private conversation. Do not respond with a post on a thread; this tends to escalate matters. Likewise, it is important to avoid becoming hostile and confrontational yourself, even in the face of abuse. When possible, try to find compromise or common ground regarding the underlying issues of content, rather than argue about behavior. Although posters are encouraged to ignore or respond politely to isolated personal attacks, that should not imply that they are acceptable or without consequences. A pattern of hostility reduces the likelihood of the community assuming good faith, and can be considered disruptive behavior. Users who insist on a confrontational style marked by personal attacks are likely to become involved in the dispute resolution process, and will face serious
consequences through arbitration, such as being subjected to a community ban.

In extreme cases, even isolated personal attacks may lead to a ban. Legal threats, death threats, and issues of similar severity may result in a ban without warning. However, moderators are cautioned that other resolutions are preferable to bans for less severe situations when it is unclear if the "conduct severely disrupts the project". Recurring attacks are proportionally more likely to be considered "disruption". Banning for personal attacks should only be done for prevention, not punishment. A ban may be warranted if it seems likely that the user will continue using personal attacks.

Posts will be moved, locked, or deleted if they are deemed inappropriate.

Keep all other subforums drama free. Please follow the correct route to Rants and Flames. Thanks.

Old 04-30-2013, 07:23 PM
Enroth Enroth is offline

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And a word on two-boxing from staff (after Bort):

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for xp, I can tell you I don't have xp. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you stop two boxing now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will ban you.
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