The following rules apply everywhere on our site unless explicitly mentioned otherwise in a forum specific rule. Please note that this is a PG-13 rated site and therefore, is meant to be suitable for all ages, including members less than 13 years old with parental guidance/permission. You are responsible for being aware of the rules. If you are punished, it is under the assumption you have read and agreed to these rules. It's not an excuse to say 'I didn't know that was a rule'. These rules are subject to change without notice, and these rules pertain to the site and the forums.
1. General Spamming
Posts that do not contribute to the thread is considered off topic / irrelevant to the subject of the thread are defined as Spamming. One Word Posting (OWP), Flaming, and Back Seat Moderation all fall under this rule.
1a. One Word Posting (OWP)
Posts that consist of a single word ("support, lol, thanks, cool, etc.") will be considered spamming on the forums. Emoticons and pictures do not count as words. (If a Moderator deems the emoticon/picture to be irrelevant to the discussion at hand, he/she may delete it deemed so as it may be seen as spam).
Overly insulting a member of the ShadowPS Community, or repeatedly conducting yourself in a manner that ruins the overall enjoyment of a member of our Community is absolutely unacceptable. Player infractions and bans for flaming WILL BE handled at Moderator digression.
2. Inappropriate Language / Inappropriate Material
2a. Inappropriate Language
Is defined as communication directed to a single member or group of people used to defame their reputation, character; or race through topics, posts, PMs, avatar, signatures and forum usernames. This includes excessive swearing, insulting due to gender, religious beliefs, age, etc.
2b. Inappropriate Material
Is defined as the posting of any forms of nudity, text or images that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, overly violent, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory. The ShadowPS Forum Staff Team WILL NOT tolerate these actions and will be enforced at all times at Moderator digression, should these discussion, photos, videos, avatars, signatures, or usernames appear on the ShadowPS Forums.
Is defined as continually pressuring a member of our community while creating an unpleasant or hostile environment for that player. Harassment can be both verbal and non verbal in forms of communication and neither will be tolerated. If you are asked to stop please just stop, if not the ShadowPS Team will step in to eliminate the situation as it ruins the safety and enjoyment of our Community while they are a member of our Forums.
3. Misleading or Malicious Links
Posting a hyperlink to a malicious site while claiming the link leads elsewhere will immediately result in your account being permanently suspended without warning, and future appeals towards this ban will be automatically declined. The ShadowPS Staff Team is dedicated to the safety and enjoyment of the Community while they browse our Forum.
4. Evading Suspensions, Bans and IP-Ban
Those who evade their suspensions, bans and IP-Bans to cause more problems will receive an extended form of punishment than the one you're evading. You are allowed to create another account on the forums to appeal, but do not attempt to cause more problems than you already have prior.
Advertisement on the forums is an automatic account & IP Ban. However, the following are exempt from this rule:
Advertising OPEN/ACTIVE servers is strictly forbidden and will result in your account being permanent deactivated. NOTE: Talking about closed servers for the sake of nostalgia/catching up with old friends is allowed on the forums.