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    Dillyn Barber
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    RuneScape.fun is a forum that strives to maintain an intellectual, mature, respectful and responsible environment. We do place some limits on filtering pointless vulgarities and other words which we feel cannot be used in a discussion properly. We have a user base of young teens to adults and strive to maintain and promote an environment that is suitable for all demographics and as such, photographs, blog entries, posts, etc. containing offensive, explicit content, or overly sexual images are not permitted. RuneScape.fun strives to maintain this environment without offending any demographic group by placing a damper on intelligent discussions, creativity or the culture of our forums. Topics that we deem unsuitable, such as sex, may be removed at a moderator’s discretion. If you disagree with this removal, please PM an administrator.

    Regarding Jagex

    We strictly enforce RuneScape’s Rules in this community. Posting complaints or accusations against other players on these forums is pointless as we have no power to assist in anything pertaining to RuneScape accounts. Please direct all complaints/appeals/requests regarding your RuneScape account to Jagex via their Contact Us forum or the Appeal Offenses function on the RuneScape Website.

    We do not have a relationship with Jagex (though we are open to it). We are just fans and players of the game just as you are, but fully support and enforce the rules set forth by Jagex for the game RuneScape and its content.

    RuneScape.fun Forum Rules – Conduct Guidelines

    Forum rule violation may result in actions being taken that can include content edits, written warnings as well as temporary suspension and permanent ban depending on the severity and frequency of the offense. Attempting to bypass a ban by accessing the forums with another account will result in a permanent, immediate ban.

    Breaking or encouraging others to break any of Jagex’s rules

    Violating Jagex’s official RuneScape Rules on this forum is cause for being permanently banned from the RuneScape.fun forums. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Admitting to violating any RuneScape Rules or encouraging others to violate them
    • Discussing how to cheat, hack, or otherwise manipulate the game
    • Selling signatures, images, or other intellectual property for Runescape Gold
    • Discussion of private servers–inviting, advertising, or otherwise
    • Discussion of and / or using unapproved third party software (keyloggers, trojans, unapproved game clients) to gain unfair advantages.

    Unapproved 3rd Party Clients and Rule Breaking Content on Outgoing links are not permitted. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Links to downloads or hosting sites for unapproved 3rd party clients
    • Programs that manipulate the RuneScape cache (pictures of the cache are permitted so long as they do not discuss how they were obtained)
    • Links to sites that contain physical content that violates RuneScape Rules in any way, shape, or form
    • Sites that contain advertisements linking to other rule breaking sites are permitted with the understanding that these are not a part of the website’s content and there is limited control that site owners have over such advertisements.

    The approved 3rd Party Clients are:

    • SwiftKit
    • OSBuddy

    These clients may be discussed and linked to at will, but there are no other exceptions and we are not accepting any “submissions” for approved 3rd Party Clients.

    The following list of activities/groups may not be explicitly against RuneScape Rules, but RuneScape.fun has taken a stance against them and they are not permitted on our forum. We are disallowing them because they are either against the spirit of the game or have a high risk of involving scams. General discussions about them are okay, but advertisements are not permitted. This rule applies to:

    • Luring a player from a safe zone to a PvP zone (included, but not limited to: wilderness, dangerous clan wars, etc.)
    • Price manipulation clans
    • Trust trades are permitted so long as the person organizing the trust trade is the person assuming the risk

    Irritating Posting Styles/Spamming

    In order to maintain an environment that promotes ease in the exchange of information, spamming is prohibited.

    Spamming includes posting entire messages using excessive formatting (all caps), posting the same message repeatedly, cross-posting the same message in multiple forums, making pointless threads or replies (such as “+1” posts), begging (for yourself or another player), posting referral links* in posts or signatures, excessive use of “smilies”/characters/spaces/blank lines/nested quotes, and so on.

    Additionally, do not pointlessly bump old threads unless you’re contributing to the topic. You may bump a topic in the Marketplace or a very important thread elsewhere, but not whilst the thread is still on the first page of the forum.

    *Whether or not a link is a referral link is left up to a moderator’s discretion.

    Flaming, Violence, Harassment & Pointless Vulgarity

    Heated debates are allowed across the entire forum, so long as users debate opinions or challenge ideas, but refrain from insulting the people behind them. Unacceptable forms of conduct include (but not limited to) intentionally posting false arguments, intentionally misquoting other users, name-calling, posting flames or personal attacks for no other purpose than to incite a negative reaction, annoying others, or disrupting a discussion. Depending upon the context these can be considered flaming or trolling, both which are taken very seriously on the forums. Harassing users via PM, profile comments, multiple threads, etc is also forbidden and will be dealt with harshly. If someone is harassing, flaming, or trolling you, do not hesitate to use the Report button, or contact any member of the moderation staff.

    Posts that are disparaging toward any religion, race, nation, social status, gender, or sexual orientation are strictly forbidden. Usernames (and profile information) may not be offensive, vulgar, profane, or abusive. Excessive or obscene cursing will be edited or deleted. We have a censor in place to disguise certain inappropriate words. Bypassing it with text, images or videos will cause your post to be edited, deleted, or more severe punishments for repeat offenders. Any post explicitly sexual in nature, abusing our censor, or in any way violating the law, may be edited or removed and the user may be banned (at the discretion of the Administrators).

    You may post videos and pictures that contain profanity provided that it is minimal and not highly offensive and the video(s)/picture(s) must be in hide tags when available with a vulgarity warning. This applies to posts only; profanity is not permitted in avatars, signatures, or profile pages.

    Stay on Topic

    If you want to discuss a subject that is not currently addressed, create a new thread. Always be specific with your post’s title, the subject line should indicate what’s inside the thread. (“Look here!” or “Read!! This is important!” do not constitute acceptable thread titles). Always choose the appropriate forum in which to place your thread. For example, there is an entire section of RuneScape boards for talking about RuneScape and an Off-Topic board for Non-RuneScape discussions. If you wish to advertise your site you can do so on the Off-Topic – Advertise your thing here thread. (Do not private message forum users to advertise your website). Please use PM (private messages) when you wish to talk directly to a user.

    Do not post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights without the express permission of the owner.

    Naming Names

    Creating topics solely to draw negative attention on another player is classified as spam. Since we are in no way associated with Jagex LTD, we’re unable to help if you have been scammed/hacked/etc. As a result, topics/posts like these are not productive and will be removed. If you are attempting to alert your community members of a scam, a dangerous glitch or a current event that affects the community at large then be sure that the focus of your topic is educating people/warning people and not simply finger-wagging or else you risk removal. Whether or not a topic fits that description is up to moderator’s discretion.

    If your topic or post was removed for naming and shaming and you disagree with it, or if you feel you are the target of harassment, feel free to contact an administrator.

    Highly Controversial Topics

    These conversations tend to lead to violent outbursts based on strong personal beliefs. Be careful when discussing such subjects as topics that get out of control will be removed and action will be taken depending on the severity. Controversial topics include but are not limited to discussions on drugs or the use of illegal drugs, beliefs/opinions on religion, political subject matter (i.e., new governmental laws, candidates, etc.), abortion, sexual orientation and/or highly controversial current events. This applies to all forums, threads, posts, private messages, profiles, and avatars.

    Please note: We also do not allow posts or discussions containing religious references of any kind outside of the General Discussions category, where moderate and sensible discussion relating to religion is allowed. See the section on Avatars for the rules regarding highly controversial topics in avatars and profiles.

    Volunteering Personal Information

    For your privacy and security, asking for or volunteering certain personal contact information is not permitted. This consists of full name, city of residence, street address, telephone number(s) and password/account details. Photographs are permitted so long as they are not pictures of license plates, house numbers, or any of the contact information listed above. Pictures that are particularly revealing (i.e. no shirt on for no reason or for the purpose of displaying abs, etc.) are not permitted. But casual pictures at the beach/pool/etc. where the person is in a swimsuit, is okay. This applies to all forum posts and avatars. Posting any of the above information on private messages/forums is permissible at the user’s risk.

    Advertising

    Don’t do it, you will be removed swiftly.

    ADDITIONAL FORUM GUIDELINES

    For updates to the rules and guidelines, refer to Forum Announcements located at the top of the forum.

    Posting on Behalf of Banned Users

    Banned users have violated a policy or rule of this site. Banned users may not ask other users to post on the forums on their behalf.

    BBCode

    BBCode may be used only for images, links, or non-disturbing (excessive) text. Use of images, flash, or text within the body of a message may be restricted as deemed necessary by Moderators for board performance issues. Always convert your images to ‘.gif’, ‘.jpg’, or ‘.png’ graphic formats before posting. Never use .bmp’s as their size is large and bandwidth consuming. You should also ‘crop’ all images before posting to reduce their physical size and prevent forum distortion.

    Avatars

    We do not permit racial or sexual references/proclamations in avatars. Religious references are allowable so long as the reference is not negative or bashing other groups. Racial and sexual orientation content is permitted in the About Me section of profiles only, as long as the content is not bashing another race/sexual orientation. All religious, racial, and sexual orientation references are subject to removal at a moderator’s discretion if abuse is suspected and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

    All other RuneScape.fun forum rules apply in avatars and profiles. However, the board Administrators reserve the right for final authorization and may approve, request you to change, or outright remove any image or text regardless of size, especially if it’s deemed inappropriate.

    Display Names

    What is the difference between login name and display name? A login name is what you use to log in to your forum account; login names never change and it will always be what you login with. A display name is the name visible to the public on forum posts and on user profiles.

    Display names are held to the same standards as login names when it comes to the appropriateness and user identity. Your username should not be illegible or otherwise difficult to read. You are not able to change your name to anybody’s display name or login name. Names that are vulgar, offensive, abundant in superfluous symbols or otherwise irritating/inappropriate will lead to having your display name changed and could result in loss of display name privileges and/or temporary or permanent bans. We reserve the right to change unsuitable names or to remove validating accounts with unsuitable names at any time without warning.

    Impersonating RuneScape.fun Staff Members, Jagex Staff Members or other forum members is unacceptable. If you receive messages from anyone claiming to be Jagex Staff or anyone claiming to be RuneScape.fun staff not on this list, report them using our report function.

    Private Messages

    Unless otherwise noted, all RuneScape.fun Forum Rules apply to private messages. This includes but is not limited to flaming, advertising and all of the Jagex rules. If the RuneScape.fun Staff receives a complaint about the content of a private message, it will be dealt with as if it were a post and action may be taken against the offender. If you wish to report a private message, please use the contact form to make a report, do not create a topic on the public forums. Private messages are intended to be private and as such, posting them publicly without clear consent from the other party(s) involved is not permitted.

    Penalties

    Users who break these rules may have their posts moved, edited, or deleted. Moderators are not required to note the reason for edit or removal of a post. Please direct your questions regarding the reason behind removal or edit of a thread to the board Moderator through a PM (private message). Habitual or severe violators may have their posting privileges removed, and their accounts and/or IPs suspended or permanently banned. RuneScape.fun Moderators and Administrators will use their best judgment in deciding the most appropriate course of action. If you feel that any Moderator has made an inappropriate decision, please contact an Administrator – do not post about it publicly. See this thread for more information on filing a complaint.

    NOTE: We are unable to distinguish the difference between users who use the same PC/IP address via a router, proxy, or other means to use the forums, aside from their username. This means that if you are banned, then any other names “you” have will also be banned. If you misbehave on the forums and get banned, your entire family, household, or school could potentially also lose their posting rights. It is up to YOU to follow the forum rules so this does not become an issue. Ban Appeals with a reason of “It wasn’t me, it was my brother” will, unfortunately, need to be declined as there is no way for us to prove or disprove your claim.

    RuneScape.fun Staff

    Moderators and Administrators of this site monitor your compliance with the rules of the site and dispense disciplinary action at their discretion. Any posts containing inappropriate content will either be edited or removed from the forums and post such words/phrases/content after being warned can result in being suspended from RuneScape.fun forums for a given amount of time defined by the infraction and the Staff Member. If you are consistent about posting this sort of content after you have been warned you will be permanently banned from the site. NOTE: Only Administrators have the power to do this. There are always at least 2 people involved in putting a ban in place – the Moderator who finds a breaking of the rules and the Administrator who takes the action they feel is appropriate.

    RuneScape.fun Moderators and Administrators use their discretion in taking any actions. They are here to ensure the rules are applied, to keep order, and to help members. Posting personal attacks against RuneScape.fun Moderators or Staff Members for taking these actions is not tolerated. If you disagree with an action taken by a Moderator, DO NOT confront RuneScape.fun Moderators or Staff Members anywhere on the forums, NOR anywhere else (3rd party messenger programs, chats, etc). Please attempt to resolve the issue through PM’s (private messages) in a professional manner. If you are not satisfied with the resolution, please send your complaint to a RuneScape.fun Administrator. Moderators will give everyone the respect they deserve, it’s only fair they get the same in return.

    Impersonating or acting like a RuneScape.fun Moderator, Administrator, or a staff from Jagex is forbidden and can result in disciplinary action. This includes use of “Official RuneScape.fun” in thread topics, descriptions or content as well as using RuneScape.fun Staff avatars as your avatar, signature, etc. If a user finds a thread or post that is inappropriate please report the thread or post and let the administration and moderating staff handle the situation.

    Monitoring and reporting

    Although the RuneScape.fun Administrators and Moderators will attempt to remove posts/images that are objectionable or in violation of the stated forum rules, it is impossible for us to review all messages. The contact form may be used to alert staff members of any inappropriate topics or posts. We have the ability and right to edit or remove objectionable messages/images and we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time if it is determined that the action is appropriate. If you need to report a post, please use the contact form on the website, include a brief description of why you are reporting the post and include the link to the post. Please use good judgment when reporting posts to the Moderators, somebody calling you a “noob” or not agreeing with your opinion is not a reason to submit a report on their posts.

    TERMS OF SERVICE

    The Code of Conduct applies to both public and private messages. Users authorize the Administrator to make use of any concepts, opinions, or other creative materials posted on the forum boards without compensation or other recourse. The Administrators are not responsible for the messages or the content therein. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy of any message. Each message expresses the sole views of the poster. The act of posting on RuneScape.fun forums constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by this Forum’s Code of Conduct. Anyone who does not agree with the rules may leave the forums. We provide this service for you. The least you can do is cooperate with us.

    PRIVACY AND COPYRIGHT POLICIES

    RuneScape.fun respects your privacy. The personal information you provide on this site is accessible only by designated staff and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information. Personal information will never be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provide the information or if release is required by law or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings. There are no other circumstances under which we will provide your information to third parties and we will never sell personal information to anyone.

    Personal information includes, but is not limited to: IP addresses or hostnames used to access this website, your registration email address (if not already publicly viewable), your full name, your email address, etc. For more information, please view our complete Privacy Policy.

    Information and content found on RuneScape.fun is protected by copyright and may never be reproduced. Refer to our About page for our full policy. If you are unsure of what is permitted and prohibited by this policy, please contact an Administrator.

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