Forum Rules: These are the Main Forum Rules. More specific, detailed rules are described within Stickies, Staff posts, Moderator posts, and warnings/infractions that may be received. Please note that we update these rules when needed, and though you may not have agreed to the updated rules when signing up to the forums, you are agreeing to to all updated or added rules. We encourage open and friendly discussion of Summoners War and Community. Moderators and Staff have final decisions on all matters, and are here to make sure that the Supercell Community remains a friendly, fun place appropriate for players of all backgrounds, ages and groups. We reserve the right to modify or amend these rules at any time, and enforce them as we see fit. It is the forum member's responsibility to stay up to date on forum rules. Users who violate forum rules will be banned and offending content will be removed at any time, without warning. The length of the ban will be based on the severity and/or frequency of the violation. Users banned from the forums are still entitled to support from our Player Support team. Here are a set of rules for the forums. All members should read these before they begin posting: 1. No Flaming Flaming is considered anything that is said or done to insult another member. All members are to be treated fairly. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don't say it at all. If there is a serious issue that needs to be addressed, please talk to a moderator. If you are caught flaming, then you will get an immediate warning, if flaming is directed toward a staff member you may be banned. Attempting to start "drama" will not be tolerated. 2. No Discrimination This is similar to flaming, but is not aimed at a particular person or social group, but towards an entire race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Discrimination is a serious offense and will lead you a warning, or possible banning. Again, think before you post. 3. No Illegal Discussions/Downloads No links to illegal downloads or copyrighted materials are permitted. This includes, movies, books, software,etc. Do not attempt to sell these products or post links to where this can be done. This will result in a ban. 4. No Alternate Accounts IP's are provided to us once you have posted. This will be checked to verify that you do not have multiple accounts. Attempting to do this will result in a ban. If there is a circumstance where you think your ip may show up for different accounts, contact us FIRST, so we are aware of the situation. This offense will result in an immediate ban. There will be NO WARNINGS. 5. No Impersonation Impersonation means trying to be someone else. This isn't allowed on this forum and you will be banned without prior notice. 6. No Plagiarism Do not steal other people's works and post them on this forum as your own. If you find something cool, that you'd like to share, please provide a link to that site. If you are using information form another site, you must credit them in the post. Stealing information and calling it your own will not be tolerated. 7. Posting Links We ask that before posting a link that you check with an admin or moderator. Reason being is so that we can check to make sure you are not sharing links that may contain a key logger or any type of virus, or posting a link that will ask for personal information. We want our members to be safe. Approved links: YouTube, Photobucket, Imageshack, Facebook, Imgur,... 8. Asking to be staff Please to not request to be added to the staff. If we'd like to bring you on board, we will contact YOU. Do not attempt to "self moderate" the forum. Trying to prove what a great mod you'd make by in fact acting like one will have the opposite effect. When the time for staff expansion arrives, members will be contacted via PM. 9. Our Content on your Site If we find you have copied anything from this forum onto your site without providing the proper credit/link, we will ask you to remove it. If you don't, we will ban your IP address from this forum and we will contact your host about this. Our members put a lot of effort into our original content. Please respect this. Feel free to tell others about things here, but DO NOT copy it and use it as your own. 10. Spam Please keep Spam to a minimum. Spam consists of posts such as "ok" and "lol". To not be considered spam, your post must be longer than 5 characters. Please do not promote your website or your store. Flooding members PM boxes with spam is also not tolerated. 11. Similar Threads/Correct Posting Before creating a new topic/thread, take a look around and see if a similar topic already exists. It only takes a moment, and you can use the search function, too. Please make all posts in the correct forum. This is common sense. If we find that you are constantly posting reply's in the wrong forum, you will receive a warning. Please keep things on topic when posting. Do NOT hijack someone's thread for your idea. 12. All Private Conversations are to be Kept Private Anyone posting conversations that were done via PM will be warned. These conversations are private for a reason. This can also be considered "baiting" by posting a conversation with the goal of starting something. 13. Topics to Avoid Politics, Religion and Drugs are off limits. These topics will be deleted immediately, and the author warned. Please abide by this. People tend to have strong feelings about these topics, and they often lead to flame wars. Do not post about any kind of illegal activities. 14. Content/Pictures Nude pictures, pornography, or links to like material are NOT ALLOWED. There are plenty of places to go to find this stuff on the internet, this is not one of them. Please keep all pictures posted within these limits. Any graphic content or offensive material is NOT ALLOWED. Please use good judgment on this. If you post something that the staff feels is violating this rule, the post will be removed and you will be issued a warning. 15. Calling out/treatment of Staff Members Will do nothing but get you in trouble. If you have an issue with a staff member, take it to PM, but keep it respectful. You may not always agree with a decision, and that is fine. The staff has a job to do, please let them do it. Remember, we are here to help you. The staff deserves your respect, and I expect them to be treated with it. Disrespecting a mod or admin will get you suspended, even banned. There is to be NO discussion on any action a mod or admin takes. Ever. Members are not allowed to post messages from banned or suspended members. 16. Language This is not too much of a problem, talk how you want, but please do not overdo the swearing. If this gets out of hand, censors will be added to block out swear words. 17. Sexual Pics / Topics If we see any Pornographies , Sex Tips / videos / photos / usernames / threads etc .... They will get Official warning From us , if it continues you will be lead to BAN ( permanently with out giving any Notices ) MORE IMPORTANT RULES FOR FORUM MEMBERS : We will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks, harassment, name & shame, or purposeless inflammatory posts. Moderator and Staff decisions are final in these matters. Any abuse towards our Staff, Moderators and/or admins in any form will not be tolerated. We will not tolerate inappropriate, sexual, vulgar, discriminatory or offensive language of any sort, this includes simulated and insinuated swearing. This is a family friendly forum. Moderators and admins have a final say in what is and isn't inappropriate. Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed. Also, please refrain from posting spam, like nonsense. Multiple or repeated posting of the same thread or topic is not allowed, as is repeated "bumping" of a thread. If a thread or reply has been trashed, or closed, you should not post the same thread again. Do not attempt to claim to represent or speak on behalf of Supercell if you are not a Moderator or Supercell employee. Do not deliberately and/or maliciously spread false information about Supercell games, moderators or employees. Discussion or promotion of products, free gem, or third party gem sites, competitors' games, illegal activities, music/intellectual property piracy is strictly prohibited. This includes any discussions to h a c k, exploit or run any Supercell games outside officially supported platforms. Discussing the abuse or exploitation of service platform payment, refund, rating or similar systems is strictly prohibited. Users are permitted only one forum account. Creating multiple accounts will result in a permanent ban of all accounts. These forums are English only. You may create Groups for your clan/group where you are more than welcome to use any language. The same rules apply to groups that apply to the forums! Do not advertise, promote or link to user-run contests related to SW Games without prior written consent from SW's Staff You may not use animated GIFs in posts, as your avatar or in your signature. We do not remove posts or accounts on request. Only report posts that you are sure violate forum rules or contain questionable content. Do not spam or overuse the report tool (what constitutes spam/overuse is up to interpretation of Moderators/Supercell employees) as this distracts from the productivity of our Moderators and employees and can result in a ban. We do not monitor private messages, but we do investigate all allegations of PM abuse. Forum rules apply to private messages as well. Always read stickies before posting. Always post in the proper sub forums. Not doing so can result in your post being trashed, moved or closed. If you are banned from the game temporarily, you still have a right to have a forum account. If you are permanently banned from the game, you will also be permanently banned from the forums. Staff members and moderators may ban forum members without prior notice if they detect toxic behaviour. You are responsible for abiding by Moderator and Staff warnings and infractions against you, within a thread or made via PM. Ignoring warnings and/or infractions given to yourself or other forum members can result in further infractions or a ban of your forum account. Remember, all mod and staff decisions are final. You may not discuss publicly any (disciplinary) actions taken by staff, moderators or support such as banning, closing forum threads, deleting forum posts / threads etc. This also includes posting publicly any private messages / emails you have received from either staff, moderators or support. Read Every Rule Before you Posting in Forums , And Welcome to the FORUMS !!