Forum Rules & Guidelines

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Forum Rules & Guidelines

Postby Uriah » Sat May 28, 2011 4:50 pm

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Last updated June 9th, 2011

Respect your fellow members
Keep in mind that even though you are sitting behind your computer, you are still having a conversation with a human being.
We do not want to see: Racism, hatred, violent language, threats, real-life threats, insults, extreme vulgar language, flaming, otherwise inappropriate or hurtful language, harassment, grammar policing.

Subjects/content not allowed on WoW Dig Site
The following topics are not to be discussed on these Fourms on penalty of ban.
  • Gold-selling/Account selling or trading websites
  • Keyloggers, hoaxes/phishing websites
  • Activities considered illegal by Blizzard Entertainment (botting, hacking, cheating, exploiting,...)
  • Political or religious opionions/debates
  • Nationalism (Example: US vs. EU threads)
  • Pornography
  • Content that is considered illegal by law

Spamming and Trolling

Neither spamming or trolling is acceptable on the forums. This includes, but is not limited to, the following examples:
  • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
  • Making non-constructive posts
  • Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
  • Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements
  • Thread-necro: Reviving an old thread for no reason other than bumping it to the first page
  • Posting lolcats or any other "troll" images, Cool story bro, etc...
  • Replying to a thread simply to call the author a troll (regardless of whether the post is actually trolling)

WoW Dig Site is a World of Warcraft community
Keep in mind that WoW Dig Site is a World of Warcraft related community, ensure that your posts/threads in the World of Warcraft sections are World of Warcraft related. Off-topic posts are only allowed in their respective forums.
We don't want to see one sided accusations or any other form of naming and shaming. Armory links to characters that are not your own will be deleted, as will character names and servers.

Personal information
Real life personal information about yourself or anyone else should also not be posted on here.
We strongly suggest to never post your e-mail address on the forums, even if you deform it well enough to be picked up by bots. If you want people to contact you, we suggest you use the private message system.

Advertising on WoW Dig Site
Advertisements for non-beneficial and/or non-World of Warcraft related websites, businesses and/or organisations are not allowed.
If you wish to advertise your personal website that has a World of Warcraft theme, or a website of someone else that you wish to share with the community, we would appreciate it if you ran this through with us first.
Send a private message to any of our moderators or website admins before making a thread. Also, we do not allow more than one thread per advertisement. We reserve the right to refuse advertisements for any reason whatsoever.
Posting on another account or having someone else post in your behalf when your account has been suspended or banned is not allowed. As a result, a new suspension or ban will be issued.

General posting guidelines

  • Do not create duplicate threads in the same or multiple sections to attract more attention.
  • Do not bump threads
  • Use the search function before creating a new thread
  • Choose a suitable and clear subject line for your thread, no one-word subjects
  • Limit the usage of CAPS (capital letters), color, and special fonts
  • Do not use ASCII code symbols or Unicode symbols
  • Contribute in a constructive way
  • Do not quote entire posts, only quote parts you wish to elaborate on. The quote button is not a reply button.
  • Do not create pointless threads such as "Which class/race/gender/faction/server should I roll?"
  • Not everything belongs under "General Discussion", try to find the best suited section for your thread.
  • Only post in English. As English is not everyone's native language, we ask you to not correct other people's posts unless you are asked to. Do not quote dictionary entries for the sake of arguing. Don't be the grammar police.
  • Intentional poor writing, spelling or 1337sp33k will only get your post/topic deleted.
  • Format your post (aka no "Wall of text"); paragraphs make reading a big post a lot easier.
  • Use thumbnails when posting images.
  • Don't post "Blizzard" scam emails. 99% of them are scams, we know this already. If you have an honest question, see the official WoW forums.

Signature & Avatar Guidelines
Avatars and signatures are subject to the same rules as posts and threads. They should not shock, offend or in any other way break our rules.

Privacy Policy
WoW Dig Site does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
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Re: Forum Rules & Guidelines

Postby Uriah » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:18 pm

Just a reminder to any new members.

Gold-selling/Account selling or trading websites are not tolerated nor allowed in signature or anything.

Posting such a thing will result in a ban and most likely user deletion.
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