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Forum Guidelines
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:10:06 am »
Article I – Domain, Nature and Objective of the Forums

Section 1.1 Welcome to the Aika Discussion Forums! The official domain of the Aika forums is http://aikaforum.t3fun.com
Section 1.2 The Aika Forum Constitution is the official rules and regulations or code of conduct of this forum.
Section 1.2 The objective of the Forum rules and regulations is to keep our forums open for honest discussion, including constructive comments to improve our games and services. We do not intend to remove posts that are critical of our products or technologies, but we do remove posts we consider offensive, indecent, malicious or unrelated to the purpose of these forums; we also remove posts that seek to criticize or promote third party or competitor products or services.
Section 1.3 We aim for a fun and safe environment for all players. We encourage all gamers to visit the forums once in a while to get updates, events, notices, guides as we strive to give all our customers, a service that exceeds your expectations.

Article II - Terms of Use

Section 2.1 By participating in the forums, you agree:
2.1.1 NOT to post any material that is knowingly false, misleading or inaccurate, or offensive.
2.1.2 NOT to post any material that violates or infringes anyone's intellectual property rights (including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, publicity rights) or that is obscene, defamatory, racist, violent, harassing, profane, in reference of sexual acts or otherwise objectionable.
2.1.3 NOT to use the discussions on the Forums for purposes of sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks, or any other systems.
2.1.4 NOT to post advertisements, chain letters, junk email or bulk communications.
2.1.5 NOT to use forum domain name as a pseudonymous return email address for any communications that you transmit from another location or through another service.
2.1.6 NOT to use the Forums to upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit to the public under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
2.1.7 NOT to upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
2.1.8 NOT to act in any manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges.
2.1.9 NOT to violate any applicable law.
2.1.10 NOT to post anyone else's identifying information.
2.1.11 NOT to create posts with color schemes, font sizes, or other settings which may aggravate other users.
Section 2.2 Any user that violates the conditions under Article II automatically will have their post modified or deleted and shall be issued a warning or punished based on its severity and by the moderator's discretion.

Article III - Creating Forum / Account Names / Signature Sizes

Section 3.1 Forums names will be similar to your usernames.
Section 3.2 The following names are strictly PROHIBITED in the forums:
3.2.1 Indecent, Obscene and of Sexual Nature
3.2.2 Promotes Discrimination based on Nationality, Race, Religion, Gender
3.2.3 Religious Figures or Religion
3.3.4 Names of Terrorist, Rebel or Criminal Groups
3.2.5 Names of People who committed heinous crimes
3.2.6 Curse or Foul Words
3.2.7 Letters/Words that suggests of being a GM, Staff of T3Fun, RedBana
3.2.8 Promotion of Third Party Programs or Names related to a Third Party Programs or Hack Links
Section 3.3 Any name that violates the conditions under Article 3 shall either demerit an account deletion or be renamed.
Section 3.4 User signature size is limited to 700x200 pixels.  When creating signatures, please be considerate of people accessing the forum with slower internet speed.

Article IV – Real Money Trading / Account Selling / Account Trading

Section 4.1 Advertising to purchase or to sell your items or accounts for Real Currency is strictly forbidden in-game and in the forums.
Section 4.2 Publisher and Developers of our games will not be held liable for the loss of your items or account as a result of RMT or Account Selling.
Section 4.3 We are bound to remove and delete any threads or posts that violates Article IV. Sanctions are as follows:

4.4.1 1st Offense: Warning
4.4.2 2nd Offense: 7 Days Forum Suspension
4.4.3 3rd Offense: Permanent Forum Ban


Article V – Harassments

Section 5.1 Harassment may be considered to be sexual, discriminative, Hateful, or Defamatory in nature. In which case, offenders will be sanctioned. This includes Real life threats to other gamers or employees of T3Fun (Including player moderators) or violence in any capacity that is not directly related to our games. Sanctions are as follows:

5.1.1 1st Offense: Warning
5.1.2 2nd Offense: 3 Days Forum Suspension
5.1.3 3rd Offense: 7 Days Forum Suspension
5.1.4 4th Offense: Permanent Forum Ban


Article VI – No Flaming Clause and Dummy Accounts

Section 6.1 Flaming is defined as posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another, and is not permitted. Flame Baiting constitutes the hostile reply of an individual / group towards another forum user or group. This includes non-constructive, personal attacks/insults, influence others to reply in a negative manner. Forum members caught violating this rule shall face the following sanctions:

6.2.1 1st Offense: 7 Days Forum Suspension
6.2.2 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban


Section 6.2 Displaying or promoting national, regional, race, religion, ethnic, gender-based hatred falls under our no-flaming policy. This includes showing hatred against another country, religion or religious beliefs/figures, gender discrimination and the like. Avatars, Signatures, Attached Images in connection with Article 6 are covered by this policy. Sanctions are as follows:

6.2.1 1st Offense: 7 Days Forum Suspension
6.2.2 2nd Offense: 30 Days Forum Suspension
6.2.3 3rd Offense: Permanent Ban


Section 6.3 Dummy Accounts are accounts created for the sole purpose to flame, deceive the community or use to cause disruption. Troll accounts falls under this policy. Sanctions are as follows:

6.3.1 1st Offense: Permanent Ban

Article VII – Posting Cheats, Hack, Spam Links and Pornography

Section 7.1 Creating Forum Threads or replying to posts that found to be promoting cheats, pornography or obscenities in nature, Hacks and Spam URL/links shall be removed from the forums. Sanctions are as follows:

7.1.1 1st Offense: Permanent Ban
Section 7.2 Pornographic Avatars or Sexually explicit Signatures shall be removed. Sanctions are as follows:
7.2.1 1st Offense: 3 Days Forum Suspension
7.2.2 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban


Section 7.3 Unintentionally Disclosing links to prove or raise a point, issue or answer to a discussion (such as but not limited to posting a forum link for bots) is not allowed in this forums. Sanctions are as follows:

7.3.1 1st Offense: Removal of link and Warning
7.3.2 2nd Offense: 7 Days Forum Suspension
7.3.3 3rd Offense: Permanent Ban


Article VIII – Third Party Programs, Private Servers and Competitors 

Section 8.1 We strictly prohibit the discussion of private servers, modified clients, third-party programs and game exploits. Advocating such topics is also covered by this rule; hence statements like “private servers are the way to go” will merit the same punishment. Sanctions are as follows:

8.1.1 1st Offense: Permanent Ban

Section 8.2 Comparing our games against other non T3Fun games, and the promotion of later is strictly prohibited. Advocating by trying out competitor’s game is covered on this rule. Creating Avatars and Signature of games not published by T3Fun is also included on this rule. Sanctions are as follows:

8.2.2 1st Offense: 3 Days Suspension and edit of post, signature and links
8.2.3 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban
8.2.4 If these accounts are found to be new accounts, these accounts shall permanently be banned in the forums


Article IX – Illegal Drugs or Violations of International Laws

Section 9.1 Topics or posts with the promotion of Illegal Drugs, and Violations of International Laws (such as but not limited to extremely violent real life scenes, massacres, genocide, terrorism, murders, piracy, child prostitution, violence against women, etc)including images, links, signatures or avatars attached is strictly prohibited and will be removed. Sanctions are as follows:

9.1.1 1st Offense: 7 Days Suspension
9.1.2 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban


Article X – Posting of Real Information

Section 10.1 Releasing / Disclosing real life information of other players and or T3Fun employees is strictly forbidden. Information includes but not limited to Real Names, Addresses, Contact Numbers, Email Addresses, Birth Dates, Usernames and others. Sanctions are as follows:

10.1.1 1st Offense: Permanent Ban

Section 10.2 Disclosing their own information to other players is very dangerous and risky. We discourage gamers from doing this. Not only that this may lead to harassments, but doing so is a step closer of other individuals accurately verifying someone else’s accounts. Be reminded that Moderators shall remove or edit a post that contains your own personal information.   

Article XI – Spamming & Duplicate Threads

Section 11.1 Spamming is not allowed and this covers the following:
11.1.1 Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish.
11.1.2 Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums.
11.1.3 Posting pointless responses and repeated posting of the same topic across the forums.
11.1.4 Flooding which is posting the same content on the same thread falls under Spamming.
Section 11.2 Duplicate Threads or Creating threads about existing topics is also not allowed.
Section 11.3 Violations in relation to Article 11 shall merit the following sanctions:

11.3.1 1st Offense – Warning
11.3.2 2nd Offense – 3 Day Forum Suspension
11.3.3 3rd Offense – 7 Day Forum Suspension
11.3.4 4th Offense – Permanent Ban



Article XII – Advertisements

Section 12.1 Any advertisements of products, services from companies or institutions other than T3Fun are strictly prohibited in this forum.  Soliciting of products that has nothing to do with the game also falls in this Article. Sanctions are as follows:

12.1.1 1st Offense: Warning & Deletion of thread and post
12.1.2 2nd Offense: 7 Days Forum Suspension
12.1.3 3rd Offense: Permanent Ban
12.1.4 If violator is a new account, He/she will be permanently be banned


Article XIII – Discussing Disciplinary Actions

Section 13.1 Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a character or account on the forums is not allowed. (See article XVI for appeals and amendments) Sanctions are as follows:

13.1.1 1st Offense: 3 Days Forum Suspension
13.1.2 2nd Offense: 7 Day Forum Suspension
13.1.3 3rd Offense: Permanent Ban


Section 13.2 Avoiding suspension or ban by posting another account or having someone to post on your behalf is not allowed. Sanctions are as follows:

13.2.1 1st Offense: Permanent Ban

Section 13.3 Should our gamers have any concerns regarding disciplinary actions taken against them or another player, please send us a Mail Inquiry..

Article XIV – Guides VS Plagiarism

Section 14.1 Game Guides is very helpful, however it is important to give credit to the original creator of the guide. Game Guides that has been published already over the web must be credited thoroughly unless the source of these guides came from sites that will modified our gaming clients such as hacks and bots.   
Section 14.2 All Game guides must be original. Guides should be well-written and well-edited. No two Guides should be the same.
Section 14.3 Game guides should not violate any copyrighted material.
Section 14.4 Game guides posted on this forum may be used in any T3Fun publishing material, and may be used for promotional purposes.
Section 14.5 Game Guides that does not follow the above sections will be removed at the discretion of the moderators.
Section 14.6 Language Specific Game Guides (such as guides written in Russian, Chinese,  French, Spanish etc…) to assist gamers from different countries is exempted from Article 16. However, Language Specific Game Guides should be ailed first at Mail Inquiry. for screening and approval.

Article XV – Language Policy: English Only

Section 15.1 We cater to an international community of gamers with different dialects and languages, though we respect everyone’s dialects and languages, however our moderators will be limited to a certain language in regulating each threads and post. To avoid masking any violations using their native language, we encourage and we will strictly enforce the English-Only policy.  Sanctions are as follows:

15.1.1 1st Offense: Post deletion and Warning
16.1.2 2nd Offense: 3 Days Forum Suspension
16.1.3 3rd Offense: 7 Days Forum Suspension


Section 15.2 Game Guides can be exempted as long as it adheres to Article 14 Section 14.6 of this policy.

Article XVI – Amendments & Appeals
Section 16.1 The above rules may be changed with or without prior notice at the discretion of T3Fun Management.
Section 16.2 Should Gamers appeal to any decisions made by our moderators, gamers may contact the Global Moderator/Administrator through private message or  send us a Mail Inquiry.
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