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Welcome to The Community Guild Message Board!


The forums are here to provide a place for constructive discussion and feedback about The Community Guild and the events they make. Please keep in mind that this forum is only for talking about The Community Guild and their associated events/competitions. If you want to talk about other subjects (for example, real world politics) there are other forums available on the internet where you can do that. These rules are here to keep the forums a nice place for everyone to visit. If you break the rules, you may find that your access is suspended or removed. This includes access to any TCG related. These rules have been adopted from Spacetime Studios.


1. Please Respect Others.

The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, conflicts may arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. Debating the opinion is appropriate, however criticism against the originator of the opinion is not allowed. Disrespect can be construed as flaming, trolling, harassing, profanity, abusive language or abbreviations, personal attacks, racial, religious, ethnic, sexual slurs, or similar behavior/language.
  • Flaming is defined as posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another.
  • Trolling is defined as deliberately posting derogatory, inflammatory comments/threads in order to bait other users into responding. Trolling or accusing someone of being a troll is also a form of trolling and is not permitted.
  • Posts similar to “Moderator Notified” or “Needs thread lock” are discouraged, as these types of posts are a form of trolling. If a thread is in violation of the forum rules, use the notify moderator button or send a private message to a moderator or administrator directly.
  • Personal attacks include, but are not limited to insulting a poster directly:
    Example: “You are stupid, you suck, and you should [censored].”

The above are a just few examples of behavior that is not tolerated on the forums. Basically, play nice and get along. Thanks!


2. No inappropriate talk

The Community Guild forum is not a place to chat about drugs and alcohol related activities. Likewise, sexual, racial or otherwise inappropriate talk is also not permitted.


3. Please, no Profanity

Thanks in advance for keeping the language on the forum clean and not profane. Intentional misspellings of swear words are also not allowed.


4. Never reveal your personal information

The best way to stay safe online is to NEVER share your real name, phone number, address, email or passwords. Please do not disclose your, or anyone else’s private information.


5. Non-Constructive posts are prohibited

Below is a non-exhaustive list of examples of non-constructive posts. As a rule, non-constructive posting is not permitted:
  • Spam - this 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. Likewise, the use of "/signed" posts are discouraged in that it doesn’t engender constructive discussion.
  • Do not create threads/posts to “petition” or “lobby” for game features, additions, changes, or other issues. You may post suggestions and/or ideas to the boards, but you may not create a ‘petition’ for others to sign. This is bumping in disguise and will not be allowed. Lobbying is continually bringing up the same topic repeatedly in numerous different threads or as an off-topic post in official threads to get developer attention. This form of posting is not permitted.
  • Cross posting - 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 using the Search feature. 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. Use the Search link to keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.
  • 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.
  • Ranting - 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.
  • False obituary threads are considered highly improper, and knowingly posting false news of a player’s real-life death may result in a ban of both your forum account and your game account.
    Threads that make threats or use other combative language are not allowed.


6. Private communication between The Community Guild and Spacetime Studios members, staff and forum users is not to be made public on these forums or by any other venue.

Please keep private conversations private. You are not permitted to publicize any private correspondence without permission. As such, warnings and bans are not to be discussed on the forum. Such matters shall remain private between The Community Guild and the user. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. If you have questions regarding a post or thread that has been removed or subject to other moderation, please contact a moderator to discuss it.


7. Do not post about exploits.

If you figure out some way to exploit one of the games, please do not post publicly about it. Instead, use the private message system and contact one of the Administrators or Dev Team members of Spacetime Studios.


8. Impersonating another forum user, moderator, volunteer, administrator, The Community Guild or Spacetime Studios agent is prohibited.

Please do not impersonate anyone else. It might seem funny at the time, but it can lead to a lot of confusion.


9. You may not post advertisements.

Advertising on these forums is prohibited so please do not do it.


10. No proxy posting; no account hopping to evade suspension.

Posting on behalf of a suspended user is not allowed. Working around a ban through other people’s accounts or secondary accounts to continue posting is also. You are personally responsible for your conduct on the forums. Threads designed to announce, appeal or contest a banning will also be removed without notice.


11. No Legal Action threads.

Using the forums or PMs for encouraging, promoting, endorsing, or inciting any kind of legal action against anyone is strictly prohibited.


12. User Generated Content.

We do not host screenshots, signature pictures, or other images on this message board. You are more than welcome to link to images hosted in other places, as long as they are of an appropriate and non-offensive nature and/or do not otherwise infringe the intellectual property rights of any party. Below is a list of examples of what is not permitted.
  • Images which are: sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; obscene or contain vulgar language; images that illustrate/show illegal activity.
  • Avatar icons are allowed as long as the images are below 20kb in size. Avatars that are overly annoying, disruptive or in The Community Guild's sole discretion found to be in poor taste will be removed.
  • Links to images that are inappropriate will be removed and your forum account may be shut down.
  • Copyrighted, proprietary images, trade marks as well as images that do not belong to you (i.e. photographs or artwork which are used without permission of the creator) are also forbidden.
  • Signature Images are allowed, however they must be limited to 600x120 pixels AND less than 150kb.

13. Zero Tolerance Policy.

Immediate suspension or bans 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.


14. Proprietary forums.

The Community Guild Message Forums is a private message forum. All message board content is allowed at the discretion of The Community Guild. The Community Guild reserves the right to remove any message board content at will without notice for any reason.


15. Changes to these Rules and Regulations

The Community Guild may revise these Rules and Regulations at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes.
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    THE COMMUNITY GUILD TERMS OF SERVICE ("AGREEMENT")

    Effective Date: May 7, 2014.
    Updated: March 14, 2016.

    Please read these Terms of Service ("Agreement", "Terms of Service") carefully before using https://thecommunityguild.com ("the Site") operated by The Community Guild ("us", "we", or "our"). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Site at https://thecommunityguild.com.

    By accessing or using the Site in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or contributing content or other materials to the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. Capitalized terms are defined in this Agreement. This agreement has been adapted from Spacetime Studios.

    REGISTRATION AND ACCESS TO SERVICES

    Acceptance of the Terms of Service. This Agreement is an electronic agreement that sets out the legally binding terms ("Terms") of your use of the Site. This Agreement incorporates the privacy policy found at http://privacy.thecommunityguild.com, which policies are incorporated into these Terms by reference. Each time you use the Site, you signify that you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must discontinue using the Site. All references to TCG, "us", "our", or "we" will be deemed to include The Community Guild. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by its Terms

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    The Site and its original content, features and functionality are owned by The Community Guild and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

    Registration. You do not have to register to view the benefits available through the Site but only registered users can access all the Site's features and Services. You may become a registered user of the Service at no cost. As a registered user, you will have the ability to participate in some, but not all, of the features and services available within the Site. Upon registration you will be asked to choose a password and a user/account name. You may not use a user/account name that is used by someone else, is vulgar or otherwise offensive (as determined by TCG), infringes any trademark or other proprietary rights of others, or is used in any way that violates the Terms. You will only create one unique profile for the Services provided. You will not include any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs, multimedia or artworks downloaded from external sources, or email addresses in any content, email, chat message, mobile messages, or any other communication.

    Age Requirements. You must be at least 13 years old or older, as stated by the specific application Terms of Service, to Access the Site.

    Account Security. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify TCG immediately of any unauthorized use or theft of your account or any other breach of security (and to provide properly documented evidence as reasonably requested by TCG). We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you will be liable for losses incurred by TCG or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time.

    Blocking IP Addresses and Device IDs. In order to protect the integrity of the Services, TCG reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to block members or subscribers from certain IP addresses or device identifiers from accessing the Site.

    Termination. TCG can suspend or terminate your registration in TCG as a member and your access to the Site, in whole or in part, (collectively your "Access") at any time, immediately and without notice. TCG has the right to terminate your Access if you fail to comply with any of the Terms or misuse the Services in any way or behave in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate, unlawful, or unsafe. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from TCG including artwork, and all copies thereof. All decisions regarding the termination of Access shall be made in the sole discretion of the Site Administrators. TCG is not required to provide you notice prior to terminating your Access. TCG is not required, and may be prohibited, from disclosing a reason for the termination of your Access. Even after your Access is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. All terms that by their nature may survive termination of this Agreement shall be deemed to survive such termination.

    USE OF THE SERVICES

    Personal. The Site is intended for your personal, noncommercial use in accordance with these Terms. You agree that you will not (i) copy, display or distribute any part of the Site, in any medium, without TCG prior consent expect in the cases of event planning and/or event execution, or (ii) alter or modify any part of the Site other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Site for their intended purpose. You further agree that you will not use any automated devices, such as spiders, robots or data mining techniques to catalog, download, store or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Site, or to manipulate the Site. You will take no action to interfere with, interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. You will not distribute or transmit any content or software or other computer files that contain a computer virus or other harmful component. You will not use the information obtained from any Site or Service to harass, You may not use the Site or Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any TCG server, or the network(s) connected to any TCG server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any software accessed through TCG including any proprietary communications protocol used by TCG.

    USER SUBMITTED CONTENT

    Message Boards. The Community utilizes, bulletin board services, chat areas (text), news groups, forums, personal web pages, file cabinets and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (the “Forums”). You agree to use the Forums only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Community ("User Content"). TCG has no obligation to monitor the User Content. However, TCG reserves the right to review materials posted to the Forums and to remove any User Content at any time, without notice, for any reason and in its sole discretion. TCG reserves the right to terminate or suspend your access to any or all of the Forums at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever. You acknowledge that chats, postings, conferences and other communications by users are not controlled or endorsed by TCG, and such communications shall not be considered reviewed, screened or approved by TCG. User Content, including statements made in forums, conferences, bulletin boards and chats reflect only the views of their authors. TCG specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the User Content and any actions resulting from your participation in any Forums. TCG representatives may monitor your User Content on the Site. But we cannot monitor all of the User Content on the Site, and we do not attempt to do so. If you encounter something you find objectionable and in violation of these Terms here, please report the post by clicking the red triangle or PM a Moderator or Administrator directly.

    Discord Chat. TCG uses Discord, a live chat service to communicate and organize events. You are expected to be familiar with their applicable terms of service as well as TCG implemented rules hereand here. If you encounter something you find objectionable and in violation of these Terms, please notify a Moderator or Administrator of the Discord channel directly.

    Spacetime Studios. TCG is a group of users who use the Spacetime Applications. TCG is not officially affiliated with Spacetime but frequently works with them to coordinate in game and Spacetime message board events. You are expected to be familiar with Spacetime Studio's Terms of Service and follow their rules while on their Sites and applications. Objectionable content within Spacetime Studio's games or message boards should be reported by sending an e-mail to support(at)spacetimestudios.com (replace the (at) with the @ symbol) or via private communication to a Spacetime agent directly on their message board. TCG does not manage or oversee the Spacetime forums/games.

    SkyVu Entertainment. Similarly for Spacetime Studios, TCG is not officially affiliated with SkyVu Entertainment, developers of Battle Bears, but frequently works with them to coordinate in game and Battle Bears message board events. You are expected to be familiar with SkyVu Entertainment's Terms of Service and follow their rules while on their Sites and applications. Objectionable content within SkyVu Entertainment's games or message boards should be reported by filling out this form: https://battlebears.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new. TCG does not manage or oversee the Battle Bears forums/games.

    By using the Forums and submitting User Content to the Site, you grant to TCG, and its successors in business and assigns, a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, modify, edit, display, adapt, create derivative works from and market and promote the User Content, for any commercial purposes, and in any medium now existing or hereinafter developed, and to use your name, likeness, voice, performance, and any personal information you submit with or contained within the User Content, without your prior approval or the payment of any compensation and without notice. You also grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access your User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Site and under these Terms. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights you may have in the User Content you submit.

    You acknowledge and agree that your communications with other users via the Forums are public and not private communications, and that you have no expectation of privacy concerning your use of these Services or your User Content. You acknowledge that personal information that you communicate on the Forums may be seen and used by others and result in unsolicited communications; therefore, we strongly encourage you not to disclose any personal information about yourself in your public communications on our Services. TCG is not responsible for information that you choose to communicate to other users via the Forums, or for the actions of other users. All User Content must comply with User Posting Requirements.

    User Posting Requirement. Similarly to the Spacetime Message boards, you agree that you may not access or use the Services and/or related Forums, yourself or by or through your avatar which:
    • is threatening, bullying, defamatory, abusive, obscene, lewd, sexually provocative or suggestive, pornographic, or which in any manner could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law;
    • could infringe or lead to infringement of any copyright, trademark, publicity or privacy right, or any other intellectual property or personal right of any person or entity;
    • is or could be taken as slurs, hate speech or attacks on individuals or group on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual preferences, or gender identity;
    • constitutes spam (sending the same message multiple times or to multiple people will be treated as spam);
    • is a solicitation or advertisement for any lewd or inappropriate personal conduct, commercial product or activity;
    • encourages or constitutes behavior that does not support a safe and comfortable environment for all users, including but not limited to bullying, vigilantism, engaging in any conduct or activity that is threatening, harmful, harassing, abusive, vulgar, hateful, defamatory, lewd, sexually provocative, suggestive, or explicit, inflammatory, profane, racially or ethnically objectionable, religious or political, or in any manner encourages inappropriate, disrespectful, abusive, or unlawful conduct or otherwise makes the Site an uncomfortable experience for anyone;
    • restricts or inhibits any other user from using the Services or contains a virus or other harmful component;
    • hacks, modifies or otherwise makes use of cheats, mods, automation software (bots) or any other unauthorized third-party software designed to modify the user experience on this Site;
    • violates any local, state, federal or international laws or gives rise to civil liability;
    • violates or infringes any rights of third parties (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of privacy or publicity, defamation or any other proprietary right);
    • imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Service or otherwise interferes with the Site;
    • is a chain letter, or constitutes junk mail;
    • specifies that you are affiliated with Spacetime, Battle Bears or TCG when you are not, including without limitation a "Game Master" "Guild Leader" "Officer" or any other employee or agent of Spacetime, Battle Bears or TCG;
    • requests account login information from other players;
    • 'spoofs' (using of any means to disguise your online identity or alter original attribute information);
    • uses or possesses programs to 'crack' the Site, including its software or other Internet security tools;
    • upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files or data, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Site or Services or other users’ computers;
    • restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services. For example, disrupting the flow of chat in chat rooms with vulgar language, abusiveness, hitting the return key repeatedly, inputting excessively large images so the screen goes by too fast to read, use of excessive SHOUTING (all caps) in an attempt to disturb other users, “spamming,” or flooding (continuous posting repetitive text), are prohibited;
    • acts in any way which TCG deems harmful to TCG's integrity.
    DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, The Community Guild is provided "as is" without warranties, conditions, representations or guarantees of any kind, either expressed, implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to, any implied warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, title, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. The Community Guild does not warrant the operation of its offerings will be uninterrupted or error free. You bear the entire risk as to the results, quality and performance of the service should the service prove defective. No oral or written information or advice given by a TCG authorized representative shall create a warranty. Contest/Competition updates and results are considered final when announced and no such warranty will be made regarding content produced by TCG.

    LINKS TO OTHER SITES

    Our Site may contain links to third-party sites that are not owned or controlled by The Community Guild. The Community Guild has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any third-party site that you visit.

    GOVERNING LAW

    This Agreement (and any further rules, polices, or guidelines incorporated by reference) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

    CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT

    We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Service by posting the updated terms on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. Please review this Agreement periodically for changes. If you do not agree to any of this Agreement or any changes to this Agreement, do not use, access or continue to access the Site or discontinue any use of the Site immediately.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions about this Agreement, please contact us.

    Copyright © 2016 The Community Guild. All Rights Reserved.
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