Board index Forum Guidelines ZQGame Forum Code of Conduct

ZQGame Forum Code of Conduct


Post Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:32 pm
Shadd User avatar
ZQGame Admin
ZQGame Admin

Posts: 103
Tag: Community Manager
ZQGame Forums Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Brave Brigade Discussion Forums! These forums have been created to provide you with a social and fun environment where you can discuss ideas, give advice, share guides and converse about Brave Brigade with other players.

We want you to have a place to communicate with your fellow players but you have to know that posting in the Brave Brigade Forums is a privilege and not a right so please conduct yourself in a civilized manner when participating in these forums!

There are four simple rules you must follow. More specific infraction examples are found below these.

We Won't Always Agree:
You are welcome to disagree with anything you are exposed to on the Brave Brigade forums. There will be a lot of things to disagree with, both amongst the community, and with the Brave Brigade Development and Community teams. And, that's fine! Just don't lose your cool, and we promise we won't lose ours.

Avoid defaming each other:
We appreciate everyone whatever your background might be. Diversity is the cornerstone of all of our community efforts, and we all need to practice EXTREME tolerance. That means treating everyone with respect, regardless of the things that may make us different. Name calling, especially those unforgivable ones, will result in an immediate, decisive ban.

Avoid colorful language:
You know we like to get a little creative with our language at ZQGame Inc. but there is a time and a place for bad language, and the forums aren't that place. So while we don't mind the occasional variation of word choice, we need you to remember these forums are for everyone.

About being a troll or trolling:
We know that we'll have our fair share of trolls. Sometimes, those trolls will be funny and funny is awesome! But rudeness won't be tolerated. Being mean spirited to any members of the community, berating those in need, or just being downright hostile will guarantee you to find yourself on the outside looking in.

Remember, the forums are always changing and the Code of Conduct is always being updated. As such, the rules above are a general guideline and the fine details are below.

  • Racial/Ethnic Images or Slurs
  • Threats
  • Distribution of real - life information
  • Posting cheats, hacks or malicious program
  • Impersonating an ZQGame Inc. Employee
  • Obscene/Vulgar Language and/or Images
  • Harassing or Defamatory Content
  • Real Money Trading, Account Sharing and Selling
  • Politics, Religion, and Sexual Orientation
  • Illegal Activities
  • Spamming, Trolling or Topic Bumping
  • Creating Duplicate Threads
  • Advertising
  • Discussing Disciplinary Actions
  • Circumventing a Suspension / Ban


RACIAL / ETHNIC IMAGES AND SLURS
This includes both clear and masked language. It also includes, but is not limited to, links to websites containing such content which:
  • Promote hatred against any race or ethnicity
  • Are recognized as a racial or ethnic slur
  • Allude to a symbol of racial or ethnic hatred

THREATS
This category includes both clear and masked language. It also includes, but is not limited to, websites containing such language or images which:
  • Refer to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the Brave Brigade game world.

DISTRIBUTION OF REAL-LIFE PERSONAL INFORMATION
This category includes, but is not limited to:
  • Releasing any real-life information about yourself, other players or ZQGame Inc. employees

POSTING CHEATS, HACKS OR MALICIOUS PROGRAMS
This category includes but is not limited to:
  • Posting links to cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses and/or programs

If you would like to report information regarding cheats or hacks to ZQGame Inc., send it to our support system. Do not post it to the forums.

IMPERSONATING A ZQGame INC. EMPLOYEE
This category includes but is not limited to:
  • Passing yourself off as a ZQGame Inc. employee. We will find out, we know who works here.

OBSCENE / VULGAR OR INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE AND/OR IMAGES
This category includes, but is not limited to, both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
  • Are an inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
  • Are pornographic in nature
  • Bypass the Mature Language filter

HARASSING OR DEFAMATORY CONTENT
This category includes both clear and masked language. It also includes, but is not limited to, websites containing such language or images which:
  • Insultingly refer to other characters, players, ZQGame Inc. employees, or groups of people
  • Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, players, ZQGame Inc. employees, or groups of people

Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific community member with harassing posts can lead to more severe actions. The idea behind this is to prevent any one community member from consistently being uncomfortable in the forums. Simply put, no bullies allowed.

REAL MONEY TRADING, ACCOUNT SHARING AND SELLING
  • Buying or Selling in-game currency, items or services for Real Money
  • Buying or Selling accounts for Real Money
  • Sharing Account with other players

POLITICS, RELIGION, AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION
All topics above are banned from being brought up in any discussion. The Brave Brigade Forums are not the place for it.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
This category includes both clear and masked language. It also includes, but is not limited to, websites containing such language or images which:
  • Reference performing illegal activities.

SPAMMING, TROLLING, OR TOPIC BUMPING
This category includes, but is not limited to:
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the Brave Brigade Forums
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads—this can include: picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
  • Making non-constructive posts — Such as bumping threads (unless in instances of Guild Recruitment), excessively posting the same, or similar
  • phrases, fad statements (TLDR, IBTL etc) or pure gibberish.
  • Abusing the Report Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages

CREATING DUPLICATE THREADS
This category includes:
  • Creating threads about existing topics
  • Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum

ADVERTISING
This category includes advertisement of:
  • Any non-beneficial, non-Brave Brigade related businesses, organizations, or websites

DISCUSSING DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
This category includes, but is not limited to:
  • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a forum account, a player, including chat logs and email correspondence between a player and a Game Master (GM)

CIRCUMVENTING A SUSPENSION / BAN
This category includes, but is not limited to:
  • Posting on another account
  • Having someone post on your behalf
  • Any in-game suspension or ban will be duplicated in the forums. ZQGame Inc. reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not limited to, your failure to abide by this Code of Conduct.

ZQGame Inc. and its social community team also reserves the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis, and have full discretion when addressing any behavior that they determine is inappropriate. Any finalized decision may be based on the offending poster's past history on the Brave Brigade Forums. The bottom line is that we want Brave Brigade to be a fun and safe environment for all players, regardless of their different experiences and backgrounds. In a nutshell, be excellent to one another. That's all we ask. Doing so will make this place a great place for everyone.

Return to Forum Guidelines