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GAIJIN NETWORK LTD FORUM TERMS OF USE AND RULES

These guidelines outline the basic rules of behaviour on this forum. All of these provisions are consistent with the End User License Agreement with Gaijin Network Ltd. ("GAIJIN")
This forum is meant for discussions of everything connected with Crossout and nothing else.
Attention! This forum is intended for player communication and should not be considered a way to seek official support. The administration is not responsible for any malfunction of computers and peripherals that may arise as a result of following advice on this forum. However in some cases the recommendations written on behalf of developers can be regarded as a means of providing official support.

1. Preamble

1.1. Forum registration
Creating an account in Crossout, on websites crossout.net or store.gaijin.net automatically creates an account on this forum. 
Members have the right not to use their real name or reveal any other personally identifiable information. At the same time, it is strictly forbidden to impersonate any other user.
The forum is intended for people not younger than 13 years old.
Every member has only one account and cannot create duplicate accounts without consent of the administration of this forum.
By registering on the forum, you agree that you will not use this board to knowingly post false and/or abusive, obscene materials and information that violates the right of other members of the forum to privacy, or any other materials that violate applicable laws.

1.2 Account
Every member has a personal account that has several mandatory parameters such as e-mail, password, and nickname.
All responsibility for the content of forum messages is carried by the owner of the account regardless of who was the author of the message on behalf of the account.
Users who are not logged in under their account have the status of “Guests” and are not allowed to post messages and do not have access to most of the forum's functionality.
If you lose access to your account as a result of hacking, you should immediately contact forum administration or customer support at support.gaijin.com.

1.3 Forum functionality
Registered users are provided with the basic functionality of the forum. It can be changed by the decision of the administration. Volume, nature and methods of use of the forum may be subject to change. Technical restrictions may also be applied: the number of private messages, the volume and number of attached files, the presence and amount of attached information, the maximum number of recipients of the message, the maximum length of forum messages, frequency of collection of information by the search engine, a list of supported protocols, the numbers of used ports and other technical specifications and parameters.
The forum is divided into sub-forums, devoted entirely to a specific category.
Discussion of specific categories in other subforums is not permitted.
The forum also has a number of restricted sections that can only be accessed by a specific number of persons. It is forbidden to share information from restricted sections with the open parts of the forum.
This forum is post-moderated, that is, the information that is posted to the forum is not monitored or edited before publication but the administration reserves the right to do so later.

1.4 Community
The forum community includes the following main groups:
Administrators, Community Managers and Developers are representatives of Gaijin Network Ltd. or Targem Inc. Only they are authorized to give official responses. Responses from Moderators and other users do not relay the official position of the project. Administrators also perform forum moderation. The presence of Administrator status is confirmed by membership in “Administrators” group visible below the forum avatar. 
Technical Administrators are representatives of Gaijin Network Ltd. or Targem Inc , performing technical support and representing the support team members.
Global/Senior Moderators and Moderators are officials appointed by the administration to make sure users follow the rules. They have the right to edit, delete messages and close threads in their sections without explanation.
Game Masters are officials appointed by the administration who help players in the game and make sure the players follow the rules in-game, as well as well as perform forum moderation. Game Masters membership is indicated by the text below the avatar.
Guests are forum visitors that did not complete the registration process. Guests have limited rights in most sections and can not use most of the forum's functionality.
New Members are users with limited permissions. They are not allowed to use the full forum functionality until they have 10 valid posts. After 10 valid posts have been made, the rank will be changed to Members.
Members are all the other participants of the forum.

2. General Provisions

2.1. Nicknames and avatars
It is forbidden to use the following content in your nickname, avatar or any other element of the user profile (email address, place of residence, etc.). 
 

2.1.1 Obscene or abusive images or language including words and consonants with the words and phrases in any language written, including transliteration.

2.1.2 Images, words, phrases and idioms that promote discrimination at all levels, including national, racial, ethnic and sexual.

2.1.3 Images, words, phrases and idioms related to psychotropic or narcotic substances and their use.

2.1.4 Images or nicknames, in whole or in part, composed of copyrighted trademarks and names.

2.1.5 Images or nicknames containing religious, racist or Nazi symbols

2.1.6 Names connected with negative historical or political personalities, including those judged by international courts for crimes against humanity, members of currently existing terrorist organizations, or groups that generally arouse feelings of suffering or disgust by the majority of people, etc.

2.1.7 Nicknames that are misleading about their affiliation with the developers, project officials (moderators, chat moderators, community coordinators, game masters) and administrators of the project.

2.1.8 Nicknames and avatars judged to be insulting or inflammatory by the Gaijin Staff.

2.1.9 Combinations of unreadable signs.

2.1.10 Insults, obscene or abusive words or images in any language.

2.1.11 Content that promotes discrimination at any level.

2.1.12 Content that contains pronographic material or is related to certain types of the human body

The forum team reserve the right to decide unilaterally to correct items of the user profile. Restrictions that apply in paragraph 3 are also applicable in this paragraph.

2.2. Making posts and those
The official language of this forum is English. The use of foreign languages, transliteration, and the deliberate distortion of the English language is not welcome (except in subforums for certain languages).
The text of the message should be clearly readable, which means you should avoid using pseudo-graphics, coloured text markup, capital letters, bold text, and font size change abuse.
Thread subject must be informative and briefly display the content of the thread. It is forbidden to write the message text in capital letters (except for acronyms).
Moderators have the right to remove a thread or a message, regardless of relevance, user interest and other factors.
Users are not permitted to use red colour when creating and designing posts and signatures. The use of red font is reserved for moderators and administrators.
Restrictions that apply in paragraph 3 are also applicable in this paragraph.

2.3. Links
It is not forbidden to post links to external resources in forum posts. When linking to external resources the user takes full responsibility for the information contained on these resources, if violates one or more forum rules.
Advertising of any products, real and virtual, is forbidden.
It is forbidden to place links to pornography, descriptions of violent actions, information containing profanity or incitement to violence, promoting or offering the use of counterfeit products, and to any web resources that directly or indirectly violate applicable laws.
Restrictions that apply in paragraph 3 are also applicable in this paragraph.

2.4. Images and media files
The forum allows placement of images in the message body. It is recommended to use “hidden text” when posting a large number of images.
Users are allowed to embed up to 2 media files in one message.
Restrictions that apply in paragraph 3 are also applicable in this paragraph.

2.5. Signatures
Signature length is limited by the forum rules. It is not recommended to abuse pseudo-graphics in signatures. Signatures may contain animations, but it should not irritate the eyes or make messages difficult to read.
The following player signature rules have been established:
  • Number of images: 2
  • Image size: up to 350×150 pixels, the image should be placed horizontally.
  • It is prohibited to compose signatures with links to resources other than forum.gaijin.com without prior approval from the administration.
  • Number of links in the signature: no more than 2

Signatures that do not meet these requirements will be deleted without warning.
Restrictions that apply in paragraph 3 are also applicable in this paragraph.

3. Restrictions and sanctions

 

The following guidelines outline approximate versions of used sanctions. At the discretion of the moderator, a softer or a more severe punishment can be used.
The majority of violations use a three-stage scheme of sanctions. For the fourth violation of a rule the moderator may appoint the third stage of punishment, or a more severe sanction.
When a penalty for violation of several points of the Regulations is handed out, sanction times stack.

3.1. The forum prohibits: profanity, personal insults of forum members, rudeness, vulgarity, drug propaganda, political and religious agitation and propaganda, all manifestations of Nazism and racist statements, calls to overthrow the government by force, incitement of ethnic hatred, humiliation of dignity of persons of either gender, sexual orientation, religion, and all the actions pursued by applicable law. Furthermore it is forbidden to start or participate in flame wars.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 30 day ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.2. It is forbidden to disseminate personal information about users without their consent. In addition, publication of slander and false information is also prohibited. This prohibition applies to both public messages and personal messages and complaints.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 30 day ban on the publication of threads and posts

 

3.3. All advertisements, except personally agreed with the administration of the forum, are prohibited. Advertising is not permitted in signatures, on avatars or in nicknames, as well as advertising spread with the help of the private messaging system.
All threads, messages and records are deleted by the moderators without notice. Users who repeatedly violate this rule will lose their right to access the forum.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 1 day ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.4. Duplication of messages in one or in several threads and creation of similar threads in different sections of the forum (multi-posting) is prohibited. Before you start a new thread in the section, please use the search function by clicking the link above — it will help make sure that there is no existing thread similar to yours. Topics that duplicate other discussions may be closed and deleted without warning.
Creation of nonsensical posts (flood) and abuse of emoticons and pictures is also prohibited.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 1 day ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.5. It is prohibited to write messages not related to the topic of the forum or in an inappropriate forum section. It is forbidden to post comments that are unrelated to the topic of the initial post, or do not have any sense at all (flood). Topic titles MUST NOT be fully capitalized, they must not reflect profanity (even through the forum filter), and they must be a clear indication of the content of the post.
The exception to this rule is the information posted in “Star off-topic.”
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 1 day ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.6. It is prohibited to disseminate false information, regardless of the degree of awareness of the author (especially with respect to the publication of information on the development of game projects of Gaijin)..
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 3 day ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 30 day ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.7. It is prohibited to discuss threads closed by the administration or a moderator. It is forbidden to discuss actions of moderators and administrators, as well as community managers, coordinators and game masters in any form. It is forbidden to challenge moderation or administration, if you have issues or concerns with any actions taken please send a Private Message to Moderators, Senior Moderators, Lead Moderators or Community Managers/Administrators.
All issues are resolved by using “personal messages” sent to the moderator personally.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 1 day ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.8. It is prohibited to discuss ways to crack the protection of the game and discuss any illegal ways to circumvent security software of Gaijin Network Ltd.
Publication of threads and messages that promote piracy and counterfeit products, as well as placement of links to online resources that offer pirated content is forbidden. It is forbidden to discuss counterfeit software in any form.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 30 day ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.9. It is forbidden to publish messages proposing the sale / purchase of accounts and any in-game valuables, as well as any other messages calling for a violation of User Agreement.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 30 day ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — permanent account lockout

3.10. Creation and publication of game errors is prohibited in the general forum sections and is only allowed in the “technical” section of the forum.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 1 day ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.11. Discussion of the possibilities and methods of causing damage and / or losses to the entire project, as well as the Administration or the players, including cheat programs, “bot” automation programs, ways to modify the client; vulnerabilities in the client and server parts of the game, offering advantages in gameplay. It is forbidden to encourage other users to stop playing the game, or encourage users to avoid purchasing any content from the store, in order to prove a point.
The accounts of users in violation of this rule are subject to the following sanctions:
1 violation — 3 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
2 violation — 7 days ban on the publication of threads and posts
3 violation — 30 day ban on the publication of threads and posts

3.12. Registering and using backup accounts without coordination with the administration of this forum is forbidden. In case of violation of this rule the duplicate account is removed, and the main one is limited in its rights to access the forum for a period of 1 month.

3.13. Placement of information in order to gain access to accounts and personal data of users is forbidden, as well as posing as representatives of the administration of the forum and game projects. In the event of such actions, the administration has the right to terminate the offending account forever.

3.14. It is prohibited to partly or wholly publish any kind of correspondence with any representatives of the Administration of the project, project support and / or developers of the game; including publication of correspondence with game masters, game forums moderators, community managers; including publication of correspondence in game chats and forums, as well as third-party resources; partial or whole rendering of correspondence to any third party is also prohibited. In the event of detection of such actions, the administration has the right to block the offending account forever.

3.15. It is forbidden to abuse the "Report Post" feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages.

4. Editing and updating rules

These rules may be amended or supplemented by the decision of the Administration.
These Regulations shall come into force at the time of publication.

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