WILD WEST ONLINE OFFICIAL FORUM RULES
(You will be accountable for these rules if you post on these forums even if you do not read them)
Wild West Online wants this forum to be a place for players to build and share community. To stay upbeat and guard against anything that might tear community down we have created these rules. We don't want the rules to be draconian and the goal is for everyone to have a good time, in the end the mods are here to help the community foster a positive atmosphere that enhances everyone's experience.
What the forum is:
This forum is a place for players of WWO online and those looking to join that community to talk and enjoy each other's company. Be it through discussing the game, role playing, or whatever strikes their fancy. There are times when the WWO devs may use the forum to communicate with their most dedicated and focused players. Mods will try and keep a light touch and only remove or edit content when it is deemed offensive or directly breaks any of the official rules.
The following behavior is not allowed in any part of any content that appears in any place on the forum. This includes links and embeded content, signatures, forum icons, anything. This includes but is not limited to: Profanity/foul language, Discrimination, Posts that encourage cheating or illicit behavior, Malicious links and files, Sexual content, Offensive or objectionable content, Advertising, Spamming (posts deemed off topic by the majority), Harassment, Slander, Defamation, Misinformation, Politics & religion (possibly acceptable in small quantities, but often leads to flame wars. Keep it to yourself), Disobeying or impersonating WWO Devs or mods, the spreading of misinformation about WWO or any of its development team.
The WWO forum is not a right. It is created and up-kept for free by the makers of WWO as a place for the players to interact with both the devs and each other. It is a privilege. The locking, editing, combining, or otherwise modifying any posts or topics is within the right of WWO forum mods without any notice or reason given. However, they will endeavor to have one and stay open with the community at large.
-Banning: This comes from flagrant disregard of the rules. Obvious trolling and obnoxious or offensive behavior. This is normally only a last resort but will be used if necessary and generally only after other warnings or suspensions have been used.
-Suspension: Breaking the rules in a direct way or offending members of the community might land one with a suspension where they will be unable to post for a day or so. It gives time for reflection.
-Warning: Simply breaking a rule or offending other members of the community may get a lower warning. Not a ban outright, but a notable slap on the wrist that should let the community member know that certain actions are not tolerated.
-Appeal: All bans, suspensions, and warnings can be appealed by directly messaging mods. This is entirely up to them. They do not exist to bend to your whims, however, they will work to attempt to give everyone a fair shake in all matters. Do not post publicly about any suspensions, warnings, or bans. Speak with moderators in private. Public complaints are likely to result in harsher punishments.
Profanity - Don't use offensive language. For the most part we all know what offensive language is. If you're worried it might count, don't use it.
Posting in the wrong forum - We may move the post, delete it, or combine it with other posts.
Racism, discrimination, or religious abuse - Making anyone feel uncomfortable for who or what they are is not okay. Tolerance is important. the real western expansion was not a tolerant place. However, this is.
Encouraging cheating or illicit behavior - Anything that promotes the actual use of illicit behavior, either in the real world, or against the terms of service of WWO is a bannable offensive. It may even lead to your WWO account being revoked. Don't do it. This includes linking to other people doing it. Don't link to sites involving cheating or illicit activities. Don't post viruses or Trojans or malicious links. Don't do it!
Sexual content - For the most part try and keep things clean. This is not a PG forum but if you're unsure if it should be posted, don't post it. This IS a public forum. Keep that in mind.
Offensive or objectionable content - Excessive violence. Emotionally and graphically charged real-world events. Please try and be reasonable.
Spamming - No trolling, flaming, spamming or hijacking, do not insult anyone.show disrespect to a member or the topic,if you have nothing of value to add to the topic do not say anything, Be compassionate and empathetic, aim to solve rather than to injure.This includes speculative opinions and not officially confirmed information is prohibited.
Advertising - Try and keep outside links to a minimum. If it is WWO related that might be okay. Otherwise keep it minimal and try and keep it in the off topic forum if it happens at all.
Harassment, slander, defamation, misinformation - Don't call out any group. Don't insult any group. Don't bring your baggage into this place if you can avoid it. Greifing will not be tolerated.
Politics & religion - If you want to talk about this, there are better places to do it.
Disobeying or impersonating WWO Devs or mods - If a mod or a dev tells you to do something. Do it. If they tell you to not do something, don't do it. This isn't a hard one and yet is often the most contested point. Warnings, bans, requests to stop actions are not part of a debate. Listen to the mods. Also, don't pretend to be one if you aren't. That's just not classy.
Warnings, Infractions, Post removals and Bans - To talk about this kind of stuff please send private messages to the moderators. Complaining openly on the forum is not a good outlet. Rage posts will be taken out, threads will be deleted. The mods are here to help, but asking for the community at large to back you is not a good way to circumnavigate the mods actions. This might lead to worse action taken.
General Conduct and Behavior - When disagreements arise be compassionate and constructive, do not insult or be abusive in anyway shape or form. If you see a member being abusive towards you, use the report function, avoid flame wars in public or in private IM.
These rules may be updated at anytime.