· Please don't abuse the complaints system. The Report button exists so that users can alert us to content that breaks the house rules i.e. offensive material, not typos and spelling mistakes. If a user repeatedly abuses the complaints button we may suspend their account.
· Language on this forum - English~ When you write in English, deliberate mistakes must be avoided. Non-English people, as well as English people, must be able to understand what you write, so put a minimum of
care in your English, even if your English is not very good
· Don't give out personal information - It is not allowed to give out
your own/somebody else’s address, passwords, phone numbers, etc...
This is for your own safety.
· Don't swear - A forum filter has been put in place, but not every foul word has been
filtered. The filter substitutes each letter of the swear word with
*'s. Do not avoid this filter, this includes using abbreviation's,
shortened words or posting images which contain swearing.
1. Messages posted on the Board
1.1 Before you post - A search should be done to see if you topic or has not been posted. Duplicate topics or posts will be subject to deletion.
1.2 Help Topic Titles - When you post your question or
your problem, you must use a title related to your problem/question.
Words such as "Urgent", "SOS", "Question", "Problem", "Hurry" are not
tolerated. Capitals should also be avoided.
1.3 Description of your problem/question - When you ask a question, try to be clear and
accurate about what you want to say. Don't hesitate to describe your
problem. The more info you give, the better we can answer you.
1.4 Colors and capitals - When you write your message, please don't abuse capitals (it means that you shout) or colors. Some colors are reserved for moderation and light colors are hard to read for visually impaired people.
1.5 Flood and off-topic - Flooding the forum must be avoided. As well as going off topic. You must also avoid to post the same topic twice, it will not be faster for you to get a response. If you make a mistake, please use the button at the top-right of your post, to avoid double-posting.
1.7 Do not post dangerous URLs - These include links which go to websites hich involve information about hacking, scamming or other ilegal activities. Not only is it illegal, but many of these sites contain spyware which can be dangerous to yourself and other members of the forum
1.8 Do not encourage others to break rules.
1.9 Do not post obscene imagery - Posting or linking to images, videos or websites which contain obscene images is not allowed. If you are posting a link to a site which contains swearing, you must say so in your post.
1.10 Do not post links to retro servers - This is because not only are many retro servers unsafe to use.
Behavior on the Forum
2.1 Defamatory, racist, hateful, pornographic, illegal or insulting content must be avoided on this forum. You must respect the fact that people may have a different opinion than you. If you are in conflict with another member, please use Private Messages for that, this board is not an arena!
2.2 Please, be patient. It's useless to up your topic every 2 minutes (see
the point "Flood and Off-topic"). Every member of this forum has a
private life besides The Realm , so they can't always respond
2.3 You must respect the moderators and administrators. They all work voluntarily on this forum and they are human, not machines!
2.4 Don't argue with the mods, you won't win and you might get banned. Members are encouraged to seek an understanding with the moderator in question through the use of private messages. If that doesn’t work to a
member’s satisfaction, please feel free to contact another mod to approach the first mod on your behalf. If none of these options return satisfactory results, please contact the administration with your
3.1 Members will be warned the first time they break the forum rules. If a second infraction occurs, it will result in a temporary ban of 7 days. If a third incident arises, that member will be permanently banned!!!
3.2 Some members have already received their first warning and temporary bans. Please note that this rule retooling is taking place retroactively.
3.3 If the moderation team deems that a single infraction is worthy, the first two steps will be skipped and that member will be removed immediately.
4. Avatar & Profile
4.1 Avatar dimensions - Your avatar's width must not exceed 150 pixels and its height must not exceed 200 pîxels. These limits are here to avoid scrolling for people who have a low screen resolution. You must also respect the limit of weight which is fixed to 300 KB. There are still people who have a low-speed connection, and heavy pictures take time to
load for them.
4.2 Your avatar is not an advertising banner, so avatars with your Forum URL/link must be avoided.
5. Possible Sanctions
5.1 If you advertise by PM, you may see your PM mailbox disabled for a determined period.
5.2 If your avatar doesn't respect the rules and you ignore the moderator's request to have it changed, the Administrator may forbid you from displaying an Avatar.
5.3 Advertising for money-related stuff, Spamming the forum, Spam Bots = Immediate ban
5.4 Ignoring the moderators' warnings and continuing to not respect the rules, insulting people and trolling may result to a simple ban from this forum, according to the gravity of the member's fault.
5.5 Excessive Flaming / Insults
(i) Permanent Ban from The Realm completely.
(ii) Members ~ Please Report All Inappropriate Posts of this nature to a Moderator or Administrator immediately! And we will rectify the situation.