1. BASIC RULES
1.1 English Only. This part of the forum is English only. Please limit other languages to well known (or translated) short quotes or phrases and use only when appropriate in the situation.
1.2 Please treat each other with respect and remain polite. Do not forget that there are people of different ages and with different gaming "know-how". Therefore, please stay patient if questions arise that you may consider "stupid" or "childish".
1.3 Personal insults are not allowed anywhere in this forum or in any "other" private format.
1.4 Users are not allowed to impersonate Staff members. Trying to act as one is forbidden and will lead to a warning. Please do not feed the trolls and do not post in threads that are likely to be deleted. Posts like "In before lock" are forbidden.
1.5 Players are also forbidden to provoke Staff members against them in a deliberate way. Posts made for the purpose of creating a personal conflict between users and staff will be deleted and their author will be punished severely.
1.6 Players who deliberately act against the building of a community will be denied access to these forums.
2. POST RULES
2.1 Before you post, please make sure that you know what you are posting is within the forum rules. If you are not sure, contact a Staff member.
2.2 Off Topic Posting: Please post answers/comments that are relevant and relate/refer to the thread topic. If you cannot post a sensible answer it is better to avoid saying anything. This is particularly true for one-word-posts like "lol" or "rofl". Please also try to avoid double posting wherever possible, there is the edit button.
2.3 To avoid repetition of arguments especially in long discussions you should always read the whole topic before posting.
2.4 Posting Pictures: It is allowed to post pictures without any comment as long as they obviously belong to the topic of the thread. Pictures are restricted to a maximum size of 640x480 pixels. If you want to post something larger than that, please provide only the link for the picture and not the actual picture in the post.
2.5 Post in the right forum: Please take a moment before posting a new topic and make sure you are posting in the correct forum so the Staff members don't have to move it later. Please be aware that some sub-forums have additional rules. Please read them before posting and make sure that there has not already been a similar topic.
2.6 Proper naming of topics: Please choose appropriate titles when creating a topic. Please avoid incomplete or attention seeking names as they are deemed unfavourable. Generalistic titles such as "question", "help", "lol" should also be avoided.
2.7 To avoid repetition of arguments especially in long discussions you should always read the whole topic before posting.
2.8 Quote only the relevant parts so that posts won't get unnecessarily long.
2.9 Grammar/spelling flames: It is not allowed to rebuke another user concerning his grammar/spelling. If the grammar/spelling of a user is that bad, that the content gets lost, you can use the "report post" feature to report the post. Then a Staff member will deal with it.
2.10 Extreme content: Anything deemed politically extreme, pornographic, illegal, or unsavory in any way is prohibited in this game whether posted or referenced. Racist or ethnic bashing comments are forbidden even if used in jest. Mentioning drugs is allowed, but comments that play down the use of illegal drugs or promote the use of said substances are strictly forbidden.
2.11 Copyright: Do not use copyrighted materials of any kind in your posts.
2.12 Reporting posts: All members have the right to report posts made by members of the forum. The function should be used only to report posts that break the rules and must be accompanied by a reason for the report. After the report has been sent it will be checked by a Staff member. Abuse of the report system is prohibited and violators will be warned or in extreme cases banned.
2.13 Report illegal actions: To report the breaching of rules by another player In Game please use the support system. Do not open complaint topics in the forum. Any reference to IG (In Game) Bans, Ban discussion (forum or IG) or cheating is forbidden. Please note that this includes advertising cheating (i.e, offering premium points for services ingame). Team will act with discretion in all situations. This is to maintain the privacy that stands between Moderators and Players, and we expect that privacy to be upheld by players also. This applies to Forum Moderation as well as IG Moderation.
3. AVATARS AND SIGNATURES
3.1 Avatars may not exceed 80x80 Pixels.
3.2 The text of signatures must be normal or smaller; bigger size than normal is not allowed.
3.3 The picture of signatures may not exceed 700 pixels width.
3.4 Signatures may not contain quotes with cursing, sexuality, insults or anything else that violates the other forum-rules. Advertising other games is forbidden. Quote-generators (such as those from factorizer) are forbidden.
4.1 The Moderators of the forum are volunteers recruited by the Community Manager.
4.2 The Moderators have a very tough job: it can be hard to keep the balance between a clean forum and a fun forum on a daily basis, and they also receive a lot of negative comments and abuse regularly. We would ask that you remain patient with all Moderators and that you would be helpful and polite when talking to them; this will make their job that much easier, and in turn make the forum a more pleasant place.
5.1 Use of private messages
Conversations, discussions and arguments between two people should be done in private. Please use the private message system in this forum or other applications (e.g. IRC, skype, ...)
Topics and/or posts that are created solely for the purpose of advertising other websites without connection to "Tribal Wars" are forbidden.
"Referer-ID's" and thief-game-links are particularly unwanted. Discussions relating to other games are allowed.