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General Rules: Code of Conduct
The Safehouse was founded around its Forums. They are a great place for both sharing knowledge and social interaction. Friendships have been born here and memories forged that some of us will never forget. We pride ourselves in the unique community we have all built, and because of that we have become very protective of it. In hopes of preserving what some call a "second home", we ask you to follow a few simple rules.
  • Watch your language. The Safehouse is visited by people of all ages and backgrounds. Please keep it clean and respectful of our global community. This includes religious swear words.

  • Please post in the appropriate forum. Don't be upset if we move your post to a more appropriate forum. We very rarely delete posts. In the event you find your post “missing”, please attempt to locate it in what might be a more appropriate forum.

  • Avoid personal attacks. Debate opinions, not the people behind them. This includes posting images as a representation of your attack.

  • "In game" drama is a no-no. Please refrain from using defamatory remarks toward specific individuals or guilds. If you must rant, use the Rant Hall and don't use names.

  • The Safehouse respects the integrity of the games we promote. Discussions that go against their respective EULAs and NDAs, or detailing exploits will be deleted.

  • The Moderators here at the Safehouse have a monumental task watching these forums. Due to the vast number of members and the incredible number of posts per day, we sometimes do not manage to immediately catch all rule violations. Please try and avoid taking matters into your own hands when you see someone violating any of the rules. We would respectfully request that you simply report a questionable post using the report button above the offending post, send a private message to a moderator online, or email us at shmods@thesafehouse.org and we will take action ASAP.

  • The Safehouse Staff decisions, including locking threads or banning members, are final. If you have concerns regarding an incident, please feel free to discuss the matter with us via email or private messages (PMs). We can be contacted individually via private messages, personal emails, or through the shmods@thesafehouse.org mailing list. Do not create a new topic or reply in an existing topic simply for the purposes of questioning a moderators decision.

  • Do not post links to pornographic or other obscene sites.

  • Please respect the fact that some people visit our boards from work, school, or potentially in the vicinity of children. Links to questionable content (i.e. audible profanity, explicit artwork, or multimedia funnies) should denote a clearly labeled Not Safe For Work (NSFW) warning. Please take into consideration the advertising banners on any of these links as well. We all have senses of humor, but please use common sense.

  • Do not use the Safehouse forums for advertising purposes.

  • Guild recruiting is acceptable, provided it isn't spammed or incessantly bumped. Make a single post and answer questions as needed

  • "Spamming" is not allowed in any fashion. The repeated posting of the same topic across multiple forums, or even within the same forum qualifies as “Spam”. This also includes posting simply for the sake of increasing your post count, bumping threads, or posting “I like pie” 1000 times.

  • If you receive a week ban do not rely on us to remember when its up. It is your responsibility to send us an email once your ban is over. Simply send an email to shmods@thesafehouse.org stating your ban is over and we will remove it.

  • Attempting to bypass a temporary ban by accessing the forums with another account will result in a perma ban.
This code of conduct is the short form that outlines our Don’t be a Dink mantra. If you need it spelled out for you further, please refer to the long form (i.e. the Acceptable Use Policy), in which all users are under agreement when using our forums. If you have any further questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us at shmods@thesafehouse.org .

Complete Rules: Acceptable Use Policy
Welcome to the The Safehouse Forums. You are expected to use good judgment and common sense when posting, and act like a civilized individual. Members here encompass all ages, and the contents in a post should be suitable as such. These forums are for people who have an interest in Role Playing, MMORPG's and the Rogue Class in general, if this is not your primary reason for joining, then we suggest you leave now.

Your use of the forums, message boards, and any other public discussion medium (collectively, the "Forums") hosted by The Safehouse indicates your acceptance of The Safehouse legal notice, privacy policy, those terms found on the registration page and in this Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP"). The AUP can be modified at any time, and your continued use of the Forums indicates your acceptance of the modified terms that can be found at http://www.thesafehouse.org/forums/faq.php?faq=forum_rules#faq_aup

Please remember that the open and real-time nature of the Safehouse Forums makes it is impossible for us to vouch for the validity of any content posted. As such, we are not responsible for any messages posted nor the consequences of following any advice offered within Forum posts. The views expressed in the posts you will find in these forums belong solely to their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Safehouse, its affiliates, staff, and/or sponsors. If you find any posts in these Forums to be offensive or objectionable, please contact us via email feedback form to the address offered as a contact for the Forums in question. If we determine that removal of a post or posts is necessary, we will make reasonable efforts to do so in a timely manner.

By using these Forums, you agree to the following:
  • You must have a valid email in your profile, this is the only means of contact we have. Having an invalid / non-working email address will result in the suspension of your account.
  • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks, bigotry, or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
  • You will not post any material that is knowingly false, misleading, or inaccurate.
  • You will not post any copyrighted material, nor link to any copyrighted material (with the exception of publicly available sites and pages that the legal owners of the copyrights have created to make that material freely available to the general public), unless that copyright is owned by you or by these Forums.
  • You will respect other people's right to personal privacy and will not post any other person's identifying information (including their names, contact information, and any other relevant information) within the forum but your own.
  • You will not use profanity in our forums, and will neither post with language or content that is obscene, sexually oriented, sexually suggestive, or violate The Safehouse community standards nor link to sites that contain such content. The Forum staff shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
  • By posting, you hereby grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive license to the posted content for use online, in print, databases, CD, and any and all other media, whether now known or hereafter created.
  • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed, and will get you banned real quick.
  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
  • You will not impersonate any person or entity, forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any posting, nor collect or store personal data about other users.
  • Advertising, spamming, flooding, and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and private message (PM) system to spam other members.
  • You will not use these forums to violate any laws nor to discuss illegal activities.
  • Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). Observe all copyright laws when posting copyrighted material, this is in everyone's best interest. If the material belongs to someone else, credit the original author.
  • You will not use these Forums for the purposes of sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys, "cracks," or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks, or any other systems.
  • You will not attempt to access any protected sections of the sites or Forums, nor make use of any hacks, cracks, bug exploits, etc. to bypass or modify the features of the forum software.
  • You will, if asked by a Safehouse representative, cease posting any content, and/or links to content, deemed offensive, objectionable, or in poor taste.
  • At all times, you remain solely responsible for anything found within your posts and agree to indemnify and hold The Safehouse and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of any material you submit, post to or transmit through the Forums, your use of the Forums, your connection to the Forums, your violation of the AUP, legal notice, or privacy policy, or your violation of the rights of another.
  • The moderators of The Safehouse do not and cannot review all of the content of every message posted and do not accept responsibility for the contents of any messages. We reserve the right to delete any message and/or restrict posting rights in our Forums for any reason whatsoever. Should you continue to post messages that violate the rules of the Forums, your account may be terminated, your access to the Forums may be banned, and your service provider(s) may be contacted about your behavior. Furthermore, we expressly reserve our rights under the law to take any other actions we deem necessary.
  • The Safehouse reserves the right to disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on The Safehouse, protect and defend the rights or property of The Safehouse's network of sites, or visitors to The Safehouse, identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties, and cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
Questions regarding Safehouse policies can be referred to admins@thesafehouse.org.

Questions regarding Safehouse forum moderation can be forwarded to shmods@thesafehouse.org.

Signature and Avatar Rules (UPDATED 6/1/07)
(UPDATED 6/1/07) The Safehouse attempts to provide an atmosphere that supports the general population. That said, we strive to keep the load times of pages to a minimum. Although we support the creative minds of our rogues, we ask that you adhere to these simple rules when using your avatar and signature files.
  • NO JAVA...NO JAVA...NO JAVA...(beans or scripts)
  • Only post your custom signature ONCE per thread. Simply uncheck the "Show Your Signature" box in the “Miscellaneous Options” section when posting more than once in a thread.
  • Do not post "test sigs," use the "Preview Post" button to see how it looks.
  • If your sig is longer than your post, dont post it or else suffer the wrath of the Safehouse staff...


  • Restrictions for profile pics, avatars, and art based signatures:
  • General Art Restrictions
    Avatars and signature art are bound by our standards established in The Safehouse Code of Conduct. This includes links as well as the art content.
    Animations are tentatively allowed for Profile and Avatar pics.
    Thou shall not use flashing animated art that will induce seizures. (See also, Killer Japanese Seizure Robots).
    Allowed File Formats: JPG, BMP, GIF, SWF, PNG.

    Profile Pictures
    Animation allowed.
    400w x 400h
    150k in size

    Avatar Only (No signature art)
    Animation allowed.
    125w x 100h
    25k in size

    Signature Only (No avatar art)
    No animation allowed.
    400w x 125h*
    65k in size*
    * maximum and includes the use of up to 3 images)

    Signature and Avatar Combination
    Avatar: 120w x 100h, 20K in size. Animation allowed.
    Signature: 400w x 125h, 45k in size (maximum and includes the use of up to 3 images). No animation allowed.


Spoiler information
The Safehouse often discusses movies, television programs, games, and numerous other "current event" topics. Please keep in mind that when discussing the plot of a Movie, Book, Video Game or TV show, others may have not yet had the chance to see or play the topic in question. If you will be discussing anything related to plot twists or other spoiler type information, remember to enclose your spoiler comments in spoiler tags. samples: [spoiler] comments go here[/spoiler] Although it seems like a trivial matter, many people take this matter seriously. If you fail to follow these guidelines, you may find yourself with a week ban.

Additional Forum Rules
On occassion, it is necessary to ammend our complex rule system to better serve our community. The following additional rules are currently in effect.
  • Shehab Aldean must post with a French accent every Monday and Thursday.
  • Posting drunken, Fan Faire pics of Aidden are grounds for banishment from the Safehouse...
  • By a default automated process, all posts made under the Darthender account will subtract 3 from that account's total post count. This balances the rogue Chi.







 
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