Participation in the PSO-World.com website constitutes agreement to the following rules, which apply to posts, private messages, profile information, avatars, signatures, new comments, any other content on this site and participation in general.
Because of the live nature of the discussions on this community, it is not possible for us to review and/or confirm the accuracy or validity of a message before it is posted. If you believe that someone has violated the rules or you have spotted content that may otherwise require attention, please use the "Report Post" feature or send a private message to an administrator describing the problem. Notification is voluntary, but in no case should a user respond to a situation personally, thereby aggravating the situation further. Responding to a violation in an inflammatory manner is a violation in itself and will result in appropriate action.
Any content that violates our User Rules will be edited or removed. Interpretation of our rules is at the discretion of the staff.
- Inflammatory Posts
Inflammatory posting is defined as purposefully antagonizing other users. Inflammatory posting includes the following behavior: name calling, insults, harassment, discrimination, making derogatory statements about another religion/race/sexual orientation, and racial slurs. Also, do not deliberately provoke fights. If you feel someone has created an inflammatory post, do not respond to it. Instead, use the "Report Post" button and the staff will review it.
- Disruptive Posts
Posts that disrupt the flow of the conversation and normal activities of the board are not allowed. Examples of disruptive behavior include: posts that force users to scroll excessively (horizontally or vertically), largely blank posts, duplicate posts, unnecessarily nesting spoilers, hoaxes, and creating nonsensical posts.
Bumping is replying to a thread solely to raise its profile. Bumping is only allowed in the case of floating stickies (a list of specially marked topics at the top of each forum) or trade threads that have been created within the last two weeks. If a thread has not been replied to within the last six weeks, leave it alone. In the case of excessive bumping, the offending bump posts will be removed.
- Off-Topic/Spam Posting
Create new topics in the appropriate forums. If you make a mistake and post in the wrong forum, contact us and the thread will be moved. When replying to a thread outside the Fresh Kills Landfill forum, be sure your reply is on-topic and relevant. Be constructive with your replies, try to avoid one-word replies. Replies are expected to be relevant to the topic and respectful. Please note that Fresh Kills is still moderated and while you can freely post in it, limits do apply.
Do not post pornographic images of any nature or links to websites containing pornographic pictures. This means no posting of any adult-related material or material that would be unsuitable for viewing by minors. Posts with descriptions or details of any sexual act or organs will be removed.
You must respect your fellow members. Please refrain from making inflammatory and defamatory comments as well as insulting, taunting, and general disrespect. Do not simply put down the opinion or advice given by others. If you do not agree with a post, respectfully say why. Do not just tell another user they are wrong. Do not make uninvited remarks about typos, duplicate posts, or posting styles.
Do not post messages from Email/Private Messages/Chat Logs if they are meant to be private. This includes reposting private messages from PSO-World.com on another forum without the explicit consent of the author/recipient of the message. Also, do not post private - personal or identifying - information about someone without that person's explicit consent.
- Multiple Accounts
Each user is allowed to create one account. If you would like to change your username, please contact us and, most likely, we can do it for you while you can keep all of your profile data, posts, and other content.
Posts made specifically for the promotion of a website, product, or service are considered advertising. Advertising also includes creating posts that unnecessarily send people to a website with which you are affiliated. Advertisement links are only allowed in signatures and profiles. Anyone found to be posting excessive links to their websites or suspected of using "sneaky" advertising methods is in violation of this rule.
- Blocking PSO-World.com Advertisements
PSO-World.com's hosting is paid for by the insertion of Gamespy ad banners on every page. Posts discussing methods for blocking Gamespy ads will be removed.
- Illegal Activities
Posts that discuss illegal activities, transactions, or link to websites containing warez, cracks, ROMs are not allowed. Do not post copyrighted materials - examples: videos, MP3s - that you do not have permission to reproduce or distribute.
- Cheat Codes and Methods
Cheating is defined as exploting in-game glitches or outside sources - example: Action Replay - to disingenuously improve your in-game standing or inflict harm on the community. Posting or asking for cheat codes is not allowed. Do not link to sites that contain exploit methods or cheat codes.
- Private Servers
Do not post links to, name, or provide instructions for accessing websites that promote/host unofficial game servers. This policy applies to all games.
- Real Money Transfers
Trades involving real-world money and in-game items are not allowed. This also includes using items such as Microsoft Point cards in trades.
Signature images are limited to a combined total of 600 pixels in width, 180 pixels in height, and 50,000 bytes in filesize. For signatures without images, you may only have 5 lines of text. If there is a picture in the signature, the combined height of the picture and text shall not exceed 180 pixels.
- Administrative Actions
Moderators and administrators have the final say on anything. If you have a problem, you may make a complaint to them directly and not publicly on the website. Creating threads or posts that question or reference administrative decisions or potential administrative decisions, such as post removals and thread closures, is not permitted. We are not perfect and if you feel that we have made a mistake, please privately contact a staff member and we will review the situation.
- Minimum Age Requirement
PSO-World requires that members be over 13 years old at registration time.
Freedom of speech rights do not extend to privately owned websites, such as PSO-World.com. These rules detail the types of behavior and activities that are allowed here.
If a user violates PSO-World.com's rules and shows a disregard for them, our staff, and our community, they will be warned. Depending on the number of warnings the user has received or severity of a warning, we reserve the right to deactivate any account and to edit/remove any content without warning. These rules are subject to change at any time without notice.
Account Closure Policy
We know that people will have to leave our community (of their own free will or otherwise) from time to time and to that end, we do not delete accounts, posts, or other content posted on our community. All content is granted to PSO-World.com with perpetual electronic publishing rights because any content posted on this community becomes a part of the community, even if you no longer are. You may request an item to be removed at any time, but we will decide when and if to remove content from our community. If you wish to no longer be identified with our community, we will be glad to close your account and alter your profile information to remove all identifying characteristics. After account closure, you will no longer be able to participate in this community and this action is not reversible.
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Limits on Service
You acknowledge that PSO-World.com may establish limits concerning use of the website (the service), including the maximum number of days that posts will be retained by the forums, the maximum number and size of postings, or other content that may be transmitted or stored by PSO-World.com, and the frequency with which you may access PSO-World.com. You agree that PSO-World.com has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any content maintained or transmitted by PSO-World.com. You acknowledge that PSO-World.com reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue any part of the service with or without notice, and that PSO-World.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of service.
You understand that PSO-World.com does not control, and is not responsible for content made available through PSO-World.com, and that by using PSO-World.com, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, PSO-World.com and content available through it may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent entities. PSO-World.com makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. Visiting a link to any other website is done at your own risk. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, that you may not rely on said content, and that under no circumstances will PSO-World.com be liable in any way for any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, or otherwise made available via the PSO-World.com.
You agree that use of PSO-World.com and our service is entirely at your own risk. You agree that PSO-World.com is not in any way responsible for any of our members. PSO-World.com services are provided on an "as is" basis or "as available" basis, without any warranties of any kind. PSO-World.com disclaims any warranties for the security, reliability, timeliness, accuracy, and performance of the PSO-World.com site and service. Under no circumstances shall PSO-World.com be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages resulting from your use of PSO-World.com.
If you have any questions or would like to offer feedback regarding these rules, send a private message to an administrator.