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Rules of Conduct
« on: April 12, 2008, 01:11:40 AM »
Everyone who signs up and posts in these forums agrees to abide by the following rules.

[1] Screen names that are deemed offensive may be modified or deactivated without notice. For Example:
  • Names of offensive or notorious persons, controversial political figures, references to cultural tragedies or of significant religious or occult meaning
  • Names containing profanity, obscene slang, graphic anatomical references, racial, ethnic, sexist, or religious slurs
  • Names with word combinations that produce an offensive result
  • Names of or references to illicit substances or drug-related paraphernalia
  • Names with the intent or effect of harming the reputation of another
  • Names that impersonate the representation of a specific business or website, including any business or website you may operate or represent
  • Proper names of Phoenix Lore staff or their titles
Misspellings, phonetic, and alternative spellings of prohibited names are subject to deactivation. Variations of a deactivated screen name, as may be evidenced by your declarations under a new screen name that you are "really" the deactivated name, may also be deactivated and the account holder may have his or her account terminated.

[2] Do not use, post, distribute or link to obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, graphically or gratuitously violent, derogatory, demeaning, malicious, defamatory, abusive, offensive, hateful or discriminatory language or content.

[3] Do not harass, bully, threaten, harm or cause discomfort for other persons, including any other members. For Example:
  • Use hate speech or racial, ethnic, sexist, homophobic or religious slurs
  • Harass a specific person (repeated flaming, personal attacks or posting their private information)
  • Troll or bait the community in general with inflammatory statements, such as ones designed to elicit a negative response from the community
  • Post or otherwise disclose any personal or private information of another person, or any confidential information pertaining to a business, without consent
[4] Do not promote, plan, glorify or engage in any illegal activity or otherwise make available content that would encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense. These topics include crimes relating to drugs, drug paraphernalia, rape, solicitation of a minor, computer hacking, and copyright violation.

[5] Do not impersonate other persons, including members or Phoenix Lore staff, by screen name or self-representation, or attempt to obtain sensitive information from other members. For example:

  • Falsely claim an official title or to hold position relating to the Site
  • Falsely claim the representation of another business or website
  • Fake an existing memberís screen name by using similar-looking characters
  • "Spoof" or "emote" another memberís post
  • Falsely claim to be a law enforcement officer
  • Solicit passwords or personal information from other members
[6] Do not disrupt the forums. For example:
  • Spam through repeated posts, or off-topic content by word or intent to forums, or by "bumping" a post more than once in 48 hours)
  • Make off-topic posts or post in the wrong forums
[7] Do not advertise. This includes:
  • Advertise or promote a business or commercial website
  • Sending unsolicited commercial or purportedly informational messages to any members
[8] Do not attempt to use or gain access to another's accounts or service, engage another member under false pretenses or otherwise defraud another member. Anyone linking to, posting, distributing or promoting hacks, modifications, viruses, or password mining websites may face legal action in addition to normal account penalties.

If a member of Phoenix Lore Forums has demonstrated he or she cannot follow this Terms of Conduct, then the member may lose access to his or her account and all associated content.

Moderators and Administrators will issue formal warnings, by post, private message or email when a member has made a Code of Conduct infraction. Depending on the severity of the infraction, Phoenix Lore may issue a warning, timed suspension or termination of the account.

This explanation of disciplinary procedure is meant to be a guideline for members to understand what their status may be with regard to the process. It is only a guideline and Code Name: Phoenix may deviate from this procedure at any time in any manner it deems appropriate without notice. A specific situation may require other measures to ensure the PG orientation of the Site.

Thank you for joining us and bottom line, be kind to your fellow human.

Management Team.