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NW_Legit_Community
Forum Rules & Policies

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Your use of the forums -Forums- provided by NW_Legit_Community and Shivtr constitutes your agreement to these Rules and Policies -Rules and Policies-, which apply to all posts, profile information, avatars, signatures, and any other content on this site as well as your use of the Forums.

Limitation Of Liability

Please understand that: (a) members of the community contribute to the content of these Forums; (b) Shivtr, NW_Legit_Community and PWE do not control the content that is posted on the Forums and is not responsible for such content; and (c) Shivtr, NW_Legit_Community and PWE do not in any way guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, legality or completeness of any such content.

You expressly agree that you bear all risks associated with such content and that Shivtr, PWE and / or NW_Legit_Community and / or their employees, volunteers and / or Directors are not liable in any way for such content, for any errors or omissions, or for any losses or damages incurred as a result of accessing or using such content.

These Rules and Guidelines are in addition to, and not in lieu of, the terms and conditions contained in the NW_Legit_Community Infraction System, Perfect World Entertainment Community Policy, Perfect World Entertainment Terms of Service, Perfect World Entertainment Privacy Policy, Shivtr Terms of Use, Shivtr Privacy Policy and NW_Legit_Community Rules. Shivtr, NW_Legit_Community and Perfect World Entertainment reserve the right to change or modify its policies at any time for any reason and without further notice.

Reporting Violations
If you believe that someone has violated our Rules and Policies or you have spotted content that may otherwise require attention on either the Forums or in the Channel, you may submit a Report Misconduct Form. Notification is voluntary, but in no situation should a user respond to an issue personally, thereby aggravating the situation further.

Report violations, do not quote them or reply to them. Responding to a violation in an inflammatory manner is a violation in itself and will result in appropriate action. It is also important to not abuse the system designed to report such activity by excessively reporting posts, sending false alarms, or nonsensical messages. Abuse of the system can result in an infraction for spamming.

Enforcement

Community Moderators
NW_Legit_Community makes use of community moderators to enforce the Shivtr, NW_Legit_Community and Perfect World Entertainment Community Rules and Policies. Moderators may issue infraction points, suspensions, or bans and may remove, move and / or delete the content of posts or threads which are found to be in violation of these rules and policies. Community Moderators are selected by members of NW_Legit_Community’s Moderators. The community may be asked to participate in selection of volunteer moderators, but all selection decisions are fully at the discretion of the NW_Legit_Community’s Moderators. When new moderators are needed, a NW_Legit_Community Moderator may inform the community of how many moderators are needed and the application process. Community Moderators are unpaid volunteers, and their views and opinions may not reflect the views and opinions of PWE, Shivtr or NW_Legit_Community. In addition, as Community Moderators are not employees of PWE, Shivtr or NW_Legit_Community, their service to their community may be discontinued at any time they choose, or may be discontinued by a member of the PWE, Shivtr or NW_Legit_Community Moderators at any time and for any reason.

Any content that violates our Rules and Policies will be removed by a Community Moderator within a reasonable period of time after NW_Legit_Community becomes aware of it. Interpretation and enforcement of the Rules and Policies is at the sole and exclusive discretion of NW_Legit_Community.

If you violate these Rules and Policies and/or show a disregard for them, NW_Legit_Community, Shivtr, PWE and/or our community, your posting privileges may be suspended or terminated. PWE, Shivtr or NW_Legit_Community Moderators may, but are not obligated to, edit or remove any content without notice or appeal. These Rules and Policies are subject to change at any time without notice.

NW_Legit_Community Infraction Policy
Where possible, relevant and at the discretion of its Moderators, NW_Legit_Community will utilise an infraction system that identifies, and keeps track of violations of our Community Rules and Policies. The primary purpose of this infraction system is to maximize the enjoyment of the users of our forums. To this end, we use the following accrual point and penalty system:
  • 0 points results in a Warning.
  • 5 points results in a 3 day suspension.
  • 10 points result in a 7 day suspension.
  • 15 points result in a 14 day suspension.
  • 20 or more points result in a permanent ban.
NW_Legit_Community Moderators shall, in their sole discretion, identify infractions and assign the points value for each infraction. Warranted infractions will be given out as points ranging from 1 to 20.

NW_Legit_Community Moderators reserve the right in their sole discretion to change the point value assigned to any infraction at any time. The following list sets forth some of the more common types of infractions. This list is not intended to be a complete list of all infractions.

Infraction points may only be given by a Moderator of NW_Legit_Community. Infraction Points may be given for violating any of the Shivtr, NW_Legit_Community or Perfect World Entertainment Rules or Policies.

Infraction Points, Suspensions, Warnings and Bans may directly affect your membership in NW_Legit_Community's channel. Members who are Banned from these Forums will, at the discretion of Moderators, be removed from the channel too. Members who are Suspended from the Forums may find their membership in the channel to be temporarily revoked for a similar duration as the Forum Suspension.

Disputing an Infraction
If you wish to dispute an infraction, you may submit a Request Review Form. NW_Legit_Community Moderators will review your dispute and make a final call on the matter. Once a dispute has been reviewed and actioned, the issue will be considered closed and not subject to additional review.

NW_Legit_Community Moderators have the final say on all aspects of this community Forum. If you have a problem, you may make a complaint to the Moderators of NW_Legit_Community using the above outlined procedure for disputing an Infraction, 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 outside of these threads.

Warnings
NW_Legit_Community Moderators may issue zero point warnings when removing content which violates any of Shivtr’s, NW_Legit_Community’s or Perfect World Entertainment Community’s Rules and Policies. Warnings serve as a friendly reminder of the NW_Legit_Community Rules and Policies and have no bearing on your account. As such, warnings may not be disputed (except at the absolute discretion of the Moderator), and will never be overturned.

Infractions
Posts and/or private messages that, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, involve any of the following activities may be subject to an infraction. You can find descriptions of specific infractions below. Should you have questions regarding any of these infractions, please post in the Forum Feedback thread, as outlined above.

Spamming

You may not create posts which contain:
  • Excessive communications of the same phrase, similar phrases, or gibberish.
  • Numbering of a thread, IBTL, TLDR, etc.
  • Bumping threads.
  • Creation of First! posts.
  • Creation of petitions.
  • Posting of off-topic comments, including but not limited to comments or discussions of a religious, or political nature.
  • Posts and/or private messages that, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, contain links to threads from other forums except those in http://nw-forum.perfectworld.com may be subject to an infraction. (Cross Linking)
  • Advertisements that have not been authorized by NW_Legit_Community Moderators.
  • Posting to an old thread which has not been posted to in 60 days or more.
  • Creating Duplicate Threads (A Duplicate Thread is defined as a thread which discusses the same topic as another thread, which has had a new post within the last 60 days.)
  • As this is an English-speaking community, all postings must be in English, so that they can be well received and properly monitored. Posting in other languages is not allowed, except in Forums designated specifically as non-English forums.

Flaming and/or Trolling

You may not post content which contains insults to other users, NW_Legit_Community Moderators or Perfect World Entertainment Staff or volunteers, or which are specifically made to create undue discontent on the forums, disturbances in forum threads, pick fights or otherwise promote unfriendly conversation.

Signature/Avatar Rule Violation

Signatures are limited to five lines of text, including blank lines, and/or an image totaling no more than 80 pixels in height. The text in the signature may be customized by the BBCode in use on the forums. It is recommended that you stick with readable fonts and colors and that the size is not too large. You may mention websites and ventures that you are in some way related to, as long as they are otherwise appropriate for the community. Avatars are limited to 96x96 pixels, or 19.6 KB (whichever is smaller). No Animated images will be allowed. Strong political and religious sentiments should be kept out of profiles, signatures, and other content in this community. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in an Infraction, and the removal of the offending signature or avatar.

Harassing Material

You may not create posts which contain material that is repetitively insulting, defaming and/or otherwise harassing any other user, NW_Legit_Community Moderator and/or any Shivtr or PWE employee, volunteer, officer and/or director.

Obscene/Vulgar/Inappropriate Objectionable Material
You may not create posts which contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or imagery about and/or promote and/or otherwise support, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, obscene, vulgar, inappropriate and/or otherwise objectionable material or, that allude to, contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or imagery about and/or promote and/or otherwise support, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, pornography and/or extreme violence or sexual acts.

Posting Private Correspondence
You may not post messages that have been sent or received in private except when reporting these by posting in the Forum or Channel Feedback threads. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • PMs received from other users, NW_Legit_Community Members and Moderators and PWE and Shivtr Staff.
  • Discussing disciplinary actions taken against any forum, or game account.

Illegal Drugs and Other Illegal Activities

You may not create posts and/or private messages that allude to, contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or imagery about and/or promote and/or otherwise support, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, illegal drug use and/or other illegal activities irrespective of whether such use or activity is legal in your community.

Real-Life Threats
You may not create posts and/or private messages that allude to, contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or imagery about and/or promote and/or otherwise support, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, violence or threats against another user.

Real-Life Personal Information
You are not allowed to post personal, real-life information such as home addresses, home phone numbers, e-mail addresses or other personal information belonging to any person, including, without limitation, yourself.

Circumventing a Suspension/Ban

You may not create or use another account to circumvent a suspension or ban.

Posting Cheats, Hacks, Trojan Horses, or Malicious Programs
You may not create posts and/or private messages that allude to, contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or imagery about and/or promote and/or otherwise support, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, cheats, hacks, cracks and/or malicious viruses/programs (e.g., keyloggers, Trojan horses, websites or files that take control of another person's computer, etc.).

Posting Unreleased Content / Hacking Data Files
You may not create posts and/or private messages that contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or content that, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, show/display and/or discuss any of the following: (a) unreleased in-game items or equipment; (b) areas that have been unlocked by hacking into client data files; and/or (c) data not available through normal game play. Do not post trademarked and/or copyrighted materials (e.g., articles, videos, photos, audio, etc.) that you do not have permission to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works of and/or otherwise use. Posting the entire article, even with the source, constitutes copyright infringement. This is not the place to illegally trade or distribute copyrighted (or those with questionable copyright status) video or audio clips. Posts regarding content which has been released in other world territories prior to being released in PWE's supported locales (North America and Europe) are, however, permitted.

Impersonating a PWE, Shivtr or NW_Legit_Community Employee, Volunteer or Moderator
You may not create posts and/or private messages that allude to and/or contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or imagery that, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, attempt to impersonate a PWE, Shivtr or NW_Legit_Community employee, volunteer or Moderator.

Hate Speech
You may not create posts and/or private messages that allude to, contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or imagery about and/or promote and/or otherwise support, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, hatred, discrimination and/or denigrations based on or related to race, ethnicity, religion, sect, color, national origin, age, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, etc.

Sales and Trading
You may not create posts and/or private messages that allude to, contain language, comments, references, links, symbols, terms and/or imagery about and/or promote, advertise and/or otherwise support, in any manner whether directly or indirectly, the purchase, sale and/or trade of any account, character and/or other game asset for out of game assets.

Additional Guidelines
Please note that the following Guidelines will be enforced, dependent upon the circumstance of each individual posting, and that warnings/infraction points may or may not be issued as NW_Legit_Community Moderators see fit per each occurrence.

Automated account creation, participation, and content scraping are not permitted.

We know that people will leave our community from time to time and to that end, we generally do not delete accounts, posts, or other content posted on our community. You hereby grant NW_Legit_Community, Perfect World Entertainment, Shivtr and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display and license, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import any and all of your postings in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you. None of your postings will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure thereof. All of your postings are granted to us 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.

When mentioning, referring and/or linking to other websites, you must ensure that the content of the mention, reference and/or link is appropriate for our community and in line with these Guidelines. If you mention, refer to and/or post a link and such mention, reference and/or posting is automatically censored, it is considered to be inappropriate and you should remove it from your post immediately.

When posting and linking to images, videos, files, etc., please refrain from hotlinking. "Hotlinking" is the direct linking to images (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, etc.), video (.avi, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, etc.), audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.), archives (.zip, .rar, etc.) or otherwise downloadable or streamable files, on servers that you do not have permission to link to, instead of linking to the page where the item can be found. "Hotlinking" includes, without limitation, providing a direct link to the file, even if that file is not embedded into your post. Hotlinking costs the server owner money and resources.

Whenever you are participating in this community, please keep in mind that we strive to create a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere. We hope you have fun and enjoy NW_Legit_Community!
Kill one man, and you are a murderer.
Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror.
Kill them all, and you are a GOD...
- Jean Rostand, Thoughts of a Biologist (1939)
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