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Why do we enforce rules at ko4life?

This is a discussion on Why do we enforce rules at ko4life? within the General Chat forums, part of the Knight Online (ko4life.com) category; A lot of people have had questions as to why restrictions are in place - and here are your answers. ...
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    A lot of people have had questions as to why restrictions are in place - and here are your answers.
    Post your comments here, and other rules you think we should have (reasonable posts will only be considered; rude, offensive and absurd posts will be deleted, and the user will be warned).

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    Restrictions and WHY they are here

    No Spamming
    This rule is to prevent topics that are useless in nature and hinder the process of finding productive posts that actually contribute to both the community and the game(s). This includes referral sites and other sites of that nature, and posting questions that have already been answered. Please use the SEARCH feature if you need to search for a topic.

    No Scamming, Nor Trading of Duped, Database Injected Items, or Illegally-Created GM Items
    This is to prevent our users from losing items that they deserve (and paid sufficiently for).

    No Pornographic/Hate-Related/Excessively Vulgar Images, Links, or Text
    This is to keep most parts of ko4life "work-safe" and productive. In addition, it is to prevent our users from being offended and maintaining peace.

    No Posting of Cheats/Hacks, etc.
    This is to prevent the spread of these cheats and hacks, and the decay of the game even further. In addition, many of these cheats contain keyloggers and other malicious files, and could hurt your computer. If you find these, it's suggested not to download them, and simply ignore them if you wish to keep your account.

    No Flaming, or Instigating Flames
    This is to prevent further flame wars, excessive spam, and generally obstruction of the community. Flaming is defined as offensive material (as determined by a moderator) and should never be used in any part of ko4life.

    No Posting of Malicious Files and Other Users' Sensitive Information (address, account information, etc)
    Again, this is used to protect our users and their privacy.

    Do not post links to any remotely-commercial private websites unauthorized by ko4life
    Selling items for USD is illegal as per the Knight Online TOS, and supporting such actions is not what we intend. Do not post "new" sites without the proper authorization from the ko4life moderation team. To apply for authorization, make a post in the ko4life Problem Resolution Center.

    Your signature should not be excessively large
    This is to prevent users in general to be able to view the forum with ease and without many problems with signatures turned on. Your signature should not be excessively large (usually 400x200, and/or subjectively) and should not be more than 700 kb in total size (images, etc.) to prevent long-loading times for forum pages.

    Do not revert a moderator/administrator's decision
    That is, if a moderator/administrator changes your post, you must keep the changes that way. If reversions are made and are NOT by a moderator/administrator, a permanent ban will be placed. This is, obviously, to ensure the success and credibility of moderation. This does not apply for signatures, as long as you follow the signature restrictions.

    No racism will be tolerated.
    We want to keep the community as friendly as possible. Racism is no way to contribute to it.

    The Turkish IP Ban
    No, we are not doing it because we don't like Turks. We are doing it for strictly security reasons. I'm sure you all remember when there was a massive Distributed Denial of Service Attack (A.K.A DDoS attack) on our servers awhile ago, and to keep our site up we had to take this extreme measure. When we did drop the IP ban for a couple weeks, the DDoS simply returned. This is strictly a security issue. We may consider lifting this ban again.

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    Especially since now there are less mods active than before, there may be posts that may be considered offensive and bannable, and action had not been taken. In many cases people consider this as favoritism, when it is merely oversight. If you feel that any post is in infraction of any rule on ko4life, please do the following:

    Visit the ko4life Problem Resolution Center and post your issue, with the link to the post and a short explanation why it is in infraction of the rules.

    Because now you have the ability to report posts (though you always have had the ability), I want no more whining that "only some people are warned for certain infractions" when this is simply not true. Every Member has equality and it is therefore enforced as such.

    Please do NOT PM a moderator or administrator about post issues, but instead post it in the ko4life Problem Resolution Center. Problems about rule infractions should be kept in the Problem Resolution Center.

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    Definitions of Infractions
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    What is racism?
    Racism, in this forum, is defined formally as offending a group or a race with slander, hate phrases, and other forms of excessive messaging. Do I care if you grew up in a society full of racists, or if you grew up where everyone hated ________ race? No. Argument of "freedom of speech" does not apply here, as your freedoms end when another begins; if you begin flaming another user's race, it is inevitable for retaliation, and a flame war erupts. Your political/social views are be acceptable until they get to the point where they begin to become violent, hateful, and/or targeted towards a certain person/people that are consequently and inevitably afffected.

    What is flaming?
    Flaming is any unnecessary hateful spam towards another user in an overly condescending tone. "__________ is retarded" is considered a mild flame, and multiple posts of these may result in a mute. More excessive flames will culminate in immediate mutes/bans, such as overly offending remarks, depending on the moderator/administrator that enforces the rule.

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    Finaly i see admin take care of racist , i really hope you will ban for racist.

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    The Turkish IP Ban
    No, we are not doing it because we don't like Turks. We are doing it for strictly security reasons. I'm sure you all remember when there was a massive Distributed Denial of Service Attack (A.K.A DDoS attack) on our servers awhile ago, and to keep our site up we had to take this extreme measure. When we did drop the IP ban for a couple weeks, the DDoS simply returned. This is strictly a security issue. We may consider lifting this ban again.



    could u explain more ?

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    Market place rules?

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    No racism will be tolerated.
    We want to keep the community as friendly as possible. Racism is no way to contribute to it.[/b]
    When will this be enforced?

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    When will this be enforced?[/b]

    We can only do so much... I don't see any PM's or any recent posts about racism in the Problem Resolution Center from you, so it must not be bugging you all that much.

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    Well I will fix that right now.

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    No Flaming, or Instigating Flames
    This is to prevent further flame wars, excessive spam, and generally obstruction of the community. Flaming is defined as offensive material (as determined by a moderator) and should never be used in any part of ko4life.

    Make a rant/flame section?

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    No Flaming, or Instigating Flames
    This is to prevent further flame wars, excessive spam, and generally obstruction of the community. Flaming is defined as offensive material (as determined by a moderator) and should never be used in any part of ko4life.

    Make a rant/flame section?[/b]
    Can't. Been discussed before. If we were to have one, it would be invaded by immature kids who cannot have a heated debate without refraining from racism or some other negative stereotype.

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    Can't. Been discussed before. If we were to have one, it would be invaded by immature kids who cannot have a heated debate without refraining from racism or some other negative stereotype.[/b]
    i LOL'd big time at your "Game:" SO True hahahah.. Oh and on topic. Yes my forum.. no i can't say that word anymore it's racist. My forum "jerki" skills will be in full effect because I'm a new mod who enjoys using his new powers when he sees rule breakers.

    As far as the racism goes, as Shurt stated, just PM one of us and link us up to the situation where you feel you are being mistreated racially and we will gladly take care of it.

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    Sounds good, ty for all the effort u put into this forum ^^

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    i agree if not all of those rules. I just sometimes feel, SOME of the mods, go a little bit too far, but hey thats just my opinion, overall its not that bad around here.

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    rules have to be enforced to keep a forum from going crazy :P no need to ask this question

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    The Turkish IP Ban
    No, we are not doing it because we don't like Turks. We are doing it for strictly security reasons. I'm sure you all remember when there was a massive Distributed Denial of Service Attack (A.K.A DDoS attack) on our servers awhile ago, and to keep our site up we had to take this extreme measure. When we did drop the IP ban for a couple weeks, the DDoS simply returned. This is strictly a security issue. We may consider lifting this ban again.
    could u explain more ?[/b]
    I Think this means that When Turkish ip was allowed They tried to attack Ko4life server and bring down the site... its like attacking ur house, throwing rocks and stuffs.. so they have to repair their server each time the turks attack it... anyway we dont hate turks i love turks who are nice to me :lol:

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    are these rules being enforce on irc? cause caro call me fake aussie all the time

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