The Official Soldat Forums Rules and Guidelines
This is a general list of the rules you should follow when posting here on the Soldat forums. Each portion of the list will be explained in more detail below.
Be considerate! Use common sense!
Generally, avoid the following and you'll be peachy-keen:
Punishment for all of the above (and more when we think of it) is as follows, starting at 1 and ending at 4 for each violation of forum rules made:
And the ban is permanent! No joke! Some situations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Don't argue with us, we don't like that.
Short and sweet: spamming is not allowed. If what you're about to post doesn't contribute directly to the topic of the thread, then it is spam. It won't go unnoticed, and who really wants to clutter the forums, anyway?
You can revive a topic if you've got an on-topic post that actually contributes something. You can't just post in an old topic to say "lol." Reviving it to ask an on-topic question is fine. Reviving it to give feedback/something of actual use is fine. Posting to advertise something is not.
In general common sense is enough. If it isn't, you'll learn from the warnings and bans you get.
Post all questions, problems and suggestions in their respective area of the forums.
This means, keep your non-Soldat related topics to the Lounge. The Lounge is there for serious off-topic stuff, even of the hilarious type.
Games should only be in the Lounge, must not interfere with the rest of the forums, and shouldn't be designed to generate spam, stupidity, or endless posts for the sake of posts. For example, endless quote trains and games such as "Whoever posts the most wins!" and "Post the most useless map in the mapping forum to win!" will not be allowed.
Furthermore, use common sense when posting in games threads. Any posts that don't follow the rules of the game or aren't directly related to conversation about the game will be treated as spam.
Do not post cheats, hacks or cracks here!
Do not post cheats for soldat, links to cheating sites or ask for cheats. Don't even try to justify the modification of soldat in unauthorised manners. Keep in mind this is the Official forums for the entire game, we do not condone anything of the sort. In fact, if you even use hacks in the game, just get out.
Do not post to tell us about some encounter with a hacker, and do not name any hackers, hacks, or say anything about details. We know hacks exists, and the people who can are doing things to bring hacking to an end.
Any members doing the above will be banned from the forum. Forever! Any members found to be affiliated with any hacking groups will be immediately banned.
Post in English only!
Posts should be in English only. Non-English posts will be removed. If a message is unreadable due to spelling and / or grammar, it may be removed. We don't ask you to be a 'Spelling Bee' champion, or an English Major, only that you post messages that are legible. This means no spanish, latin, binary, hexadecimal, or whatever gibberish you want to invent on the spot.
Avatars, Signatures, and other Images/Content.
This is text that appears under your avatar. You can alter it on your own to say your nickname on the old forums, your current nickname in game, or any crafty (but very short) phrase that you particularly like. Inappropriate or lengthy messages will be deleted at the Administrator's good feeling.