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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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  • Privacy Policy

    Effective Date: May 7, 2014.
    Updated: February 5, 2017.

    This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which The Community Guild (TCG) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") found at http://thecommunityguild.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by The Community Guild.

    Each time that you access or use the TCG website you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the applicable Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, you must discontinue using this site.

    Personal identification information

    We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

    Forums

    Registration. All user accounts will be created by a Site Administrator after being invited to TCG and will not require an email address. Information needed for this account will be your In-Game Name (IGN) and a predetermined password. After initial login, it is your responsibility to change this password to secure your account. You will need to have an email address on file to recover your password should you lose or forget it. Additional information you provide during registration in your public profile is entirely optional and can be edited by you through your Control Panel in the applicable forums.

    Web Logs. Like most standard website servers, we log IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet) and device identification in order to improve security, analyze trends and administer the Site. We may track your movement within the Site, the pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types. This information may include the browser you are using, the Internet address from which you linked to our Site, the operating system of your computer, the unique IP address of the computer or device identification from the mobile device that you used to access our Site and usage and browsing habits. We use this information in the aggregate to gauge the effectiveness, usage, and popularity of our Site, track information for statistical purposes, help diagnose and troubleshoot server malfunctions, analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information.

    Web Browser Cookies. Our Site uses "cookies" to enhance the User experience. The user's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies to differentiate visitors to our Site from registered users, to customize the content of certain sections of the Site and to enable us to track and cater to the interests of users, in order to enhance their experience. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file. We will not use cookies or other data capture mechanisms to collect any personally identifiable information about you. You may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

    User Generated Content. Please remember that any information you disclose while participating on the Site, including our public forums ("Community"), becomes public information, becomes the property of, and is subject to redistribution by, TCG. You should exercise caution and discretion when deciding to disclose your personal information in a submission or posting. There is no expectation of privacy when playing, posting, or otherwise participating on the Site. If you post content, such as messages, photos and videos, please be aware that any personally identifiable information contained in such content is accessible to registered users or visitors and we have no control over how those users may use your personally identifiable information. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the interactive areas on our Site or Community. We reserve the right to take action in connection with any content we deem to be inappropriate. Please review our Terms of Use for more information regarding your appropriate use of these areas.

    Legal Matters; Safety. We may, without your consent, access and disclose your information, any communications sent or received by you (including, without limitation, the contents of any chat, messaging, or other communication in the Community), and any other information that we may have about you or your account as may be permitted or required by law (including, but not limited to, court order or subpoena), or to prevent or investigate suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service, TOS or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose your information and/or communications in situations that we believe to be: (i) emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat; or (ii) your conduct on the Site or in the forums that we believe is inappropriate and inconsistent with generally accepted norms of behavior.

    A Note To International Users. The Site is hosted in the United States. If you are using the Site from outside the United States and by providing your information, you are consenting to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintenance in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use and applicable TOS. You are also consenting to the application of United States federal, and Washington state law in all matters concerning the Site and Community.

    Non-personal identification information

    We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

    How we use collected information

    The Community Guild may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
    • to personalize user experience;
    • use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site;
    • to improve our Site;
    • use feedback you provide to improve our products and services;
    • to run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature;
    • to send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them;
    • to send periodic emails;
    • send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
    How we protect your information

    We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

    Sharing your personal information

    We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

    Third party websites

    Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

    Compliance with children's online privacy protection act

    Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

    Changes to this privacy policy

    The Community Guild has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

    Your acceptance of these terms

    By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

    Contacting us

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.
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