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Forum Rules Forum Rules & Punishments Rule Name Description Warning Points Expires? Expires After Inappropriate Content Posting something that is unacceptable to the public's eye. 1 Yes 7 DAYS Inappropriate Language Posting language that could insult or offend someone in anyway. 1 Yes 7 DAYS Meta-gaming Posting something that is OOC in an IC Forum or post. 1 Yes 7 DAYS Promoting Illegal Activity Posting content that could be used in an illegal way or simply promoting the illegal content. 6 No PERMANENT Signature Rule Violation Putting something in your signature that could offend someone or degrading the community. This also applies if your signature is larger than 1000 pixels wide and 600 pixels tall. 1 Yes 7 DAYS Spam Continuously posting something multiple times or posting content like "5char" to quote a message etc - 1 Yes 7 DAYS Clarification: Posting 1-3 words on a thread which isn't productive, or general nonconstructive posting (e.g this is my X amount of posts threads) also counts as spam Spammed Advertisements Spamming advertisements to benefit yourself, sell, or buy anything. 3 Yes 21 DAYS Troll Violation Posting in a topic that does not, in anyway, promote the continuation of the thread but disrupts it instead. 1 Yes 7 DAYS Banned Post Violation Posting a ban appeal once it has already been resolved, and closed. 2 Yes 14 DAYS Circumventing a Topic Lock Posting a thread that has already been closed. 2 Yes 14 DAYS Complaint Post Violation Posting in a complaint that doesn't involve a user directly. 2 Yes 14 DAYS Disrespecting Staff Insulting a Staff Member 5 Yes 35 DAYS Insulting Other Member(s) Insulting someone or continuously harassing member(s). 4 Yes 28 DAYS Plagiarism Copying something that someone else wrote to use it for your personal benefit. 3 Yes 21 DAYS Re-posting Unauthorized Deleted Material Posting something that has already been deleted; this includes visitor messages and PMs. 2 Yes 14 DAYS Request Post Violation Posting a request after it has already been processed. 2 Yes 14 DAYS Harassing Staff (Via Forums) Harassing staff through PMs, visitor messages, or threads. 6 No PERMANENT Disclosing Private Information Posting something about someone, that is private, without their permission. 15 No AFTER BAN TERM SERVED Using Alt Accounts to Avoid Punishment Creating alternative accounts to break forum rules. 10 No PERMANENT Impersonation of an Administrator Impersonating administrative staff through any way on the forums. 25 No INDEFINITE BAN Providing a False Statement Posting anything that is false; against staff or degrading this community. 10 No PERMANENT Server Advertisement Advertising any type of community or gaming host other than Next Level Gaming with the intent to sway players away. 25 No INDEFINITE BAN Ban Evasion Creating alternative accounts to evade an active ban. 30 No INDEFINITE BAN Toxic Behavior The act of presenting toxic behavior towards any person or towards the community. This includes but is not limited to insulting other people or the views that they share, and off-topic posting to share negative comments/opinions. 20 No AFTER BAN TERM SERVED Ruined Integrity Actions that have caused a detrimental effect on the integrity of the community. (EG: Database Hacking) 100 No BLACKLISTED FROM ALL SERVICES Warning Points Points Type Content Moderation Default Expiry Good Behavior Request? Ban Appeal Allowed? Staff Complaint Allowed? 1 - 5 Warning 24 hours Points * 7 Days No N/A Yes 6 - 10 Warning 24 hours Permanent (No Expiry) Yes N/A Yes 11 - 20 Ban N/A 30 Day Ban No No Yes 21 - 25 Ban 30 Days Indefinite Ban N/A Yes Yes 26 - 30 Ban 30 Days Indefinite Ban N/A No Yes 31 - 49 Ban Indefinitely Indefinite Community Ban N/A Yes No 50+ Ban Indefinitely Indefinite Community Ban N/A No No Resolution Methods Good Behavior Request - You may request an administrator review your forum behavior after being warned. If you are deemed to have exhibited good behavior, your warning points will be reset to zero (0). You can only request this after being warned, you have permanent warning points and it has been at least 30 days since being warned. Ban Appeal - A ban appeal is an admission of guilt. You agree that you violated the rules and requesting the administrator reconsider their decision. You must explain why you deserve another chance and what you will do to prevent yourself from violating the rules again. If you believe that the staff member was wrong to ban you, you should post a staff complaint. Staff Complaint - If you believe you were wrongfully banned, you can post a staff complaint against the staff member who banned you, or gave you the warning points. You may not post a staff complaint if you have been indefinitely community banned. Unbans & Ban Overturns If you have been unbanned or have had your ban overturned, your content will be moderated for the next 30 days. In the case of an overturned indefinite community ban, your content is moderated indefinitely. Note: These rules may be updated without notice.