Topic: Forum Rules & Guidelines
We here at Arena-Boards would like to welcome everyone to the community. We wrote this guide to keep our members up-to-date with our rules and guidelines, whether you're new or been around for a while, you should definitely take a look at this topic now and then just in case we change or add anything.


Rules
1. Don't spam. Stay on subject of the topic or section you are posting in.
2. No flaming or purposely put down/insult other members.
3. No racism or prejudice actions/threats or promotion of racism-related content.
4. Harassment of anyone on the site is not tolerated.
5. Avoid double-posting or multi-posting as much as possible. Maklng the same post 2 or more times in a row is an example of this.
6. No flooding! Posting many of topics in a row within minutes or seconds is not tolerated and will get you banned faster than anything else.
7. No posting or Linking to sexually explicit websites, material, or content. This also applie to your avatar and signature.
8. Do not link to warez, cracked software, torrents, or make any illegal transactions that contribute to piracy on the forums.
9. Try to talk in a appropriate-manner for everyone. Lightweight swear-words are alright.
10. Don't in any way interfere with special events such as tournaments or other competitions hosted by the staff.
11. Scamming in any kind of way is absolutely not tolerated. Whether it be for your game accounts/passwords, or your personal information. Believe us, we will catch you. If you have been scammed for your account, or if someone attempts to scam you, immediately PM a moderator with any information/proof that you have. We will try to catch the scammer and may get your account back. However, if you have just lost your password on your own, we cannot help you.
12. Do not impersonate other members, moderators, or staff.
13. No Ripping the graphics/GFX work of others. Using somebody else's original avatar or signature without permission, even if edited slightly, is not allowed.
14. Do not publicly discuss any possible info you may have found out regarding the staff or upcoming decisions made by them unless you've been given the ok to do so.
15. Advertising or promoting other websites/services is not allowed anywhere.
16. Don't be a backseat mod. The moderators know what they are doing already so its best to not get involved in a situation they are handling.


Common Phrases and Definitions
Certain words and phrases used throughout the rules will be defined and/or interpreted. This is so there is no confusion over what is meant by a certain rule and so the rules cannot be argued.

Spam: A message and/or topic that is pointless, off-topic, or otherwise lacks content that adds to the discussion. Topics with misleading titles are also considered spam, regardless of the message content.

Double Posting: Posting twice or more times in a row without other people's posts in between. If you want to add something, you should use the edit button.

Flooding: Intentionally posting many times in a short period of time with no useful purpose and an intent to disrupt the forums to the extent that it can no longer be considered double posting. Generally, four or more posts in a row is considered flooding.

Flaming: Any posts meant to offend or hurt any other member in a manner which is offensive and/or insulting. Even calling someone a n00b is considered light flaming.

Harassment: Constantly nagging someone with offensive or negative messages in an attempt to make them feel unhappy or annoyed.

Warez: Illegally copied software that is often associated with pirating.

Ripping: Taking someone else's original artwork, such as signatures and avatars, and claiming them as your own. Even if you slightly edit the image, it is still considered ripped.

Scamming: Attempting to trick or persuade somebody in handing over the password to their account.

Impersonation: Replicating someone's profile and/or name in order to appear to be that person. This also pertains to falsely claiming to be a Moderator/Admin of any "Naruto-Arena" project to try and trick the population.

Event Interference: Performing actions with the intent of causing disruption in events. There are several ways you can commit event interference. The ways to commit event interference are: Joining an event without the intent of participating, searching to private battle a tournament participant without being in the tournament, and spamming or flooding in event threads.

Back Seat Modding: Warning members and/or "punishing" them as if you are a moderator when you aren't actually a moderator. The real moderators can handle their jobs just fine without fakes running around.

Ban Evading: Accessing the forums while you are banned.

Classified Information: Any information that is meant to be kept secret from normal members.

Drama: Immature behavior that causes a disruption on the forums and usually causes members to fight among themselves. Please, respect each other and DO NOT CAUSE DRAMA!




Remember: Breaking the rules purposely on an alt account can result in an immediate ban without warning, and it can affect your main account too. Troll accounts and trolling is also not tolerated and is a good way to get banned.

Thank you for your time,

- The Arena-Boards Moderation staff
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