Welcome to Moba All Stars forums! This document contains the Forum Rules and should be used as a resource for all users. These rules apply to all sections of the forum but some specific rules may be superseded by section specific guidelines. Consult the stickied threads of each subsection for any additional rules that may apply.
Please enjoy the forums!
Adherence to these guidelines shall be determined at the sole discretion of Moba All Stars staff and forum moderators. Forum moderators reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any post for any reason.
Deletion of Posts Explained
Sometimes it is necessary for moderators to delete posts from the forums. This can be for many reasons including, but not limited to: breaking the forum rules, off-topic discussion or posting in an anti-constructive manner. In all cases, the moderators will seek to keep the user informed as to why the posts were removed. As described in the infraction section above, users will receive a message for any infraction-worthy material that is removed.
Forum Rule: We will never punish a user for criticizing Moba All Stars in a constructive manner. However, defamation and attacks against team are taken very seriously and harsh punishments will apply. Users found to be behaving in this manner will incur a permanent forum ban.
Hacks, Exploits, & Malicious Programs
Description: The use and promotion of hacks, exploits, and malicious software of any kind is strictly forbidden. Mentioning names, posting screenshots, or linking to any such material is considered prohibited.
Prohibited actions include:
Using or distributing "auto" software programs or "macro" software programs or other cheat utilities, programs or scripts. Modifying copyrighted binaries (for any purpose). Uploading any software or content that you do not own or have permission to freely distribute. Promoting or encouraging any illegal activity including hacking, cracking or distribution of counterfeit software. Posting, transmitting, promoting, or distributing content that is illegal. Uploading a file that contains a virus or malicious data.
Forum Rule: The use or promotion of hacks, exploits, or malicious software will result in permanent forum ban and loss of game play privileges.
Impersonating Moba All Stars Staff, GMs, & Moderators
Description: Impersonation of Moba All Stars team or volunteer personnel (including, but not limited to: GMs, Moderators, and Support Volunteers) in an attempt to mislead another forum user.
Forum Rule: It is illegal to knowingly impersonate another actual person through or on the forums, for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person. It is illegal, by Forum Rule, for a person to falsely assume or pretend to be a Frostburn employee or volunteer. If you are found to be doing this, you will incur a permanent forum ban and your account name will be flagged for a nickname change where appropriate.
Description: Posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages on the forum, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. Posting in an unnecessarily argumentative or confrontational way may also be construed as trolling.
Single sentence / phrase / line / image posts that do not add any value to the thread (referred to as "one liners") may also be construed as trolling.
Forum Rule: Do not try to deliberately offend, provoke or aggravate other users. Do not post content unrelated to the topic of a thread. Breaking this rule will result in an infraction.
Profanity & Inappropriate Language
Description: Profanity (also referred to as swearing, cursing, foul speech, or cussing) is a showing of disrespect, a desecration of someone or something, or just the act of expressing intense negative emotion. Profanity can take the form of words, expressions, images, or other social behaviors that are socially constructed or interpreted as insulting, rude, vulgar, obscene, obnoxious, or foul.
Forum Rule: Please use proper language and keep your posts at a reasonable level of quality. Always use your best judgment regardless of medium. If you would not use a word in a room full of people you have never met, or in the workplace, do not use it on these forums. Breaking this rule will result in an infraction.
Description: Excessive posting of responses that add little to the topic being discussed is considered spamming. Note that one-line or appropriate single-image responses are acceptable in moderation. Spamming also includes posting messages for any purpose other than personal communication, including (without limitation): bandwagon complaints, advertising, excessive begging, promotional material related to 3rd party products, referral links, website promotions, product placement, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other commercial use. Content that benefits the game is generally tolerated. To better help the community understand what is appropriate versus what is not, we have provided examples of each: Inappropriate Advertising:
Advertising another non - Moba All Stars game (including a stream for a non-Moba product). Talking about another game is fine but please keep these discussions in the off topic section. Referral links of any kind. Requests for virtual signatures or similar.
Appropriate (in the right place):
Linking your personal HoN-related blog or website. HoN streams. Sponsored articles related to HoN on news sites.
Forum Rule: Do not spam the forums in any way or in any medium. Breaking this rule will result in an infraction. Please consult the forum section reference for additional guidance on the right place to post these topics.
Illegal, Obscene, and Mature Content
Description: Discussion of illegal, obscene, adult, morally questionable and other sensitive topics. When in doubt, keep all posts appropriate for readers of any age or origin. Examples of topics that are not appropriate for the HoN Forums:
Software piracy Politically controversial subjects or events Controlled substances Any subject considered "18+" or "Adult" Graphic violence
Forum Rule: Strong vulgar language, hate speech, crude or explicit sexual references, or discussions related to illegal drugs, terrorist plots, subversive behavior, or other illegal material is inappropriate. Breaking this rule will result in an infraction.
Threats & Harassment
Description: Threat – an act of coercion wherein an act is proposed to elicit a negative response. A threat is a communicated with intent to inflict harm on another person. Harassment – intentional and persistent behavior targeted towards a specific user or group that is found threatening, disturbing, or harmful.
Forum Rule: Harassing, threatening, embarrassing, or doing anything else to another member or guest that is unwanted will not be tolerated. Do not threaten or harass your fellow users. Breaking this rule will result in an infraction.
Description: Prejudicial treatment of an individual or group of individuals based on their membership in a certain group or category is considered discriminatory behavior. This includes content that could be construed (regardless of intent) as discrimination against a particular:
Race Nationality Ethnicity Gender Sexual Preference Language Religion Age Group of Players (e.g. Rating, Experience, Mode preference, etc.)
Forum Rule: Transmitting or facilitating distribution of content that is discriminatory is prohibited. Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable on the forums and will not be tolerated. Breaking this rule will result in an infraction.
Answer questions as matter-of-factly and accurately as possible Delete threads and posts that do not follow the rules (clean up the clutter) Merge, close, move, or delete threads as required (clean up the clutter) Rename thread titles as necessary (to enhance clarity and improve searching) Compile a list of Frequently Asked Questions (to improve searching) When the OP is a question, good responses will be highlighted green and/or moved to the first post (to simplify and minimize confusion) Inaccurate information will be highlighted red and/or deleted on a case by case basis (to minimize confusion)
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