The S.A.F website is intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for our Battlefield community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, all users should read and follow these conditions. By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms. This post has been created to provide you with information about what you can expect here, what is expected of you, and to answer some questions you may have in your use of the S.A.F website.
You agree, through your use of our community, to the following:
The Forum Rules
1. Screenshots may not be posted
In order to provide optimum forum performance for our visitors, the posting of screenshots is prohibited in the forum. You may provide links to screenshots you have hosted elsewhere. Screenshots taken from Battlefield games may be posted in the Screenshot section, provided they are in accordance with the rules set forth for that section of our site. Other images are not permitted.
2. Posting images on the forums is prohibited with the following exceptions:
Signature graphics are permitted, but must follow these guidelines: signature graphics that may only contain your character name, corporation logo, corporation or personal slogan or other text that is directly related to your in-game persona, or content directly related to Battlefield. All content must be in good taste.
Additional restrictions are as follows:
- Text and image combination will be treated as if it were part of the image
- Text only signatures must be limited to 4 lines
- No more than one signature image may be used
- Maximum height: 121 pixels
- Maximum width: 611 pixels
- Maximum file size: 24,111 bytes (not Kbytes)
3. Be respectful of others at all times
The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting.
4. Ranting is prohibited
A rant is a post which is long-winded, redundant and filled with angry, non-constructive comments. A free exchange of ideas is essential to building a strong sense of community and helpful in the development of the game, but rants are disruptive and incite flaming and trolling. Please post your thoughts in a concise, clear manner and avoid going off on rambling tangents.
5. Personal attacks are prohibited
Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated. Battlefield games are designed for role playing and/or portraying a role and it is sometimes easy for tempers to flare when the lines between the virtual world and the real world are crossed. Keep in-game disputes in the game and off the forum, please, unless it is clearly a mutual, in character exchange.
6. Trolling is prohibited
Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.
7. No posting of personal information
Please respect the privacy of other Battlefield players and do not give out information such as phone numbers and addresses.
8. No posting of private communications
Private communication between S.A.F Clan members, moderators and administrators of the forum and the forum users is not to be made public on these forums or by any other venue. You are not permitted to publicise any private correspondence (including petitions) received from any of the aforementioned.
9. Warnings and Bans
Questions and comments concerning warnings and bans must first be conveyed through the Complaints Department board on the forum. All postings to this board will be taken seriously and reviewed by the current S.A.F Clan members and a response posted in a timely manner. You should only contact S.A.F members directly via their profile e-mail address or as instructed via private messaging when invited. Contact may also be made in-game with any of the S.A.F Clan members. Abuse of this process may result in a ban from the forum.
11. Immediate banning from the forum can result from any of the following:
The posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.
11. Spamming, bumping and pyramid quoting are prohibited
Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same topic or text or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Petitions or “signed” posts are a version of bumping and likewise are not permitted. Pyramid quoting is a response to a forum thread which contains the quotes of four or more previous posters, sometimes with additional spaces added unnecessarily. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.
12. Redundant threads may be deleted
As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established. If so, place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forum needlessly and many good ideas may be lost. Keep discussions about one topic to one thread only. Topics not posted in for more than 31 days may be deleted as part of our regular forum maintenance.
13. Impersonating other is prohibited
Impersonating another forum user, moderator, volunteer or administrator is strictly prohibited. You are expressly forbidden from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, on the forum or in-game, even in jest.
14. Be nice to Newbies
“Noob” bashing will not be tolerated. The ?Newbie? board is specifically designed to provide a platform for those who are new to the Battlefield community to ask questions and learn more about the game. Regular forum users are encouraged to be helpful and courteous in their responses. All flames will be automatically deleted and the poster may be warned or permanently barred from future forum use.
15. No advertisements
Posts discussing or linking to online auction sites or the sale of in-game goods or services for real money are strictly prohibited.
Disputes which cannot be resolved between forum users and moderators may be arbitrated by the forum administrators and members of the S.A.F Clan. Disputes escalated to arbitration will be resolved privately and the decision final.
Please use English when posting on the forums as a courtesy to other players unless the post is specifically created for discussions in another language
Using partial masking (such as asterisks or punctuation marks) to bypass the profanity filter is prohibited and will result in the same action as if the actual word had been typed
Negative feedback can be very useful, provided that it is presented in a civil, factual manner. Tell us what you don’t like and why and how you feel it could be improved. Posts that are insulting and rude may be deleted, no matter how valid the ideas behind them may be
We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum’s owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well
You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum
18. Username and Profile
You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. You agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person’s account for any reason
After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable
19. IP Logging and Cookies
Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement
Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser’s cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
* E&OE – These forum rules are subject to change without prior notice