Forum Rules 07/06/2016Introduction The Squad Team reserves the right to edit, update, add and remove rules at any time. Applicable rules extend to the PM system. Your PMs are private, but the Squad Team may be informed about unacceptable PM content by the receiving party. Section I: Posting Rules §1 Show Respect This community can only work if we all respect each other. To that end, it is imperative that any time you engage with another user, either directly or indirectly, you show them respect with the content of your post. In particular refrain from flaming, insulting, abusing, taunting, racism, and other similar types of actions towards other forum users. §2 Attitude & Behavior Poor attitude and behavior are the most common ways a negative / unsafe environment is created and perpetuated. As such that kind of behavior will not be allowed on these forums. Please be mindful of this rule when posting personal positions and opinions regarding topics which could be considered contentious in nature. As a rule of thumb, keep your posts civil in nature, and refrain from making posts that are likely to incite arguments and create a negative environment. As a privately hosted web forum we reserve the right to maintain an environment that we are happy the majority of our players are comfortable with. §3 Swearing While we will not strictly moderate every little swear that occurs, please try to avoid excessive bad language. The moderation reserves the right to remove rants and unsuitable content at any time. §4 Illegal Topics
Prohibited topics include, but are not limited to: Piracy, drugs (including cannabis), pornography, religion, racism, sexism, homo/trans -phobic content, videos and images showing violent death or serious injury, ‘spam threads’, hacking & griefing (endorsement thereof), religion, politics, etc. Prohibition may be suspended for some threads if they are found to be suitable by the Moderation (such as scientific debate).
If there is doubt, the Moderation Team can decide whether a topic is considered illegal. §5 Attitude towards Squad and the Development Team
As per §1 and §2, keep in mind to be respectful and reasonable, not only towards all users of the forum, but also towards the Squad Team and towards any ideas and content and the game itself. Criticism is welcome, but if it is not constructive and/or if it is offensive, the Moderation may need to step in. Please refrain from posting if you are upset, angry or drunk, or you may be punished for things you wouldn’t have otherwise written, which is not in anyone's interest. §6 Language & Legibility
Please post only in English. Non-English content (including non-legible content) may be removed. If you see someone posting in another language because s/he apparently does not speak English, please report their post - if you can, you may reply in their language to explain their question, but please do translate their and your message so it can be reviewed by the Moderation. ‘Hiding’ insults in non-English posts will be punished harshly. Posts written largely in ‘leetspeak’ or full of spelling / grammatical errors may be treated like non-English content. This rule does not extend to PMs. §7 Forum structure & Search
Please ensure when posting a new thread, that the thread is located inside the correct forum section. Check all forum section titles to judge where your thread should belong. Threads created in the wrong forum section will be moved or deleted.
Before posting a new thread, please make use of the forum search to find older threads about the same topic. In doubt, it is recommended to rather post in an existing thread, unless that thread is years out of date. However, do not bump old threads without adding a new question / answer / insight that wasn’t in that thread before - use common sense. §8 Thread Titles
Please name your thread appropriately; the subject title should sum up / explain the content in the thread. If you fail to name your thread properly (such as ‘Hey!’ or ‘Check this out!’ or ‘Help!’), we will either rename or lock the topic. Repeated offense may lead to infractions. The practice of using CAPITALS only in your thread title is not allowed and will be edited or the thread will simply be deleted. Strange or abnormal Unicode characters should be excluded from thread titles for the sake of being distracting and unnecessary.
§9 Thread Capitalization
Please ensure that your post is not in all CAPITALS, as this is not allowed. Any threads posted in all caps will subsequently be removed from the forum. Repeated offenses may lead to infractions against your account. This practice is not approved or accepted here.
§10 Images in posts
When posting images, mind the following restrictions:
.gifs will be allowed and may be removed by Staff if deemed necessary.
Maximum size for images is 1280x1024.
Do not include more than ~1 large image per paragraph of text, unless in image collection / announcement threads. Link to further images.
Consider posting thumbnails. You may post a few more images per post if they are reasonably small, the details are for the Moderation to judge. §11 The use of BBCode
It is allowed to use the BBCode in your posts. Over usage is not allowed. You may use the Bold in a reasonable manner but not for the whole text body. You may use the size feature but in a limited reasonable manner. You may not use any of the additional fonts at all. Color may be used to high light a point but again, not for the whole text body. Moderators will be watching for misuse and will edit when required without giving notice. Continued disregard for this rule will result in Moderator action in the form of warnings. §12 Complaints of Server/Admin Abuse Reports of server/admin abuse will not be posted publicly. All reports concerning this type of behavior should be place in the appropriate sub-forum. http://forums.joinsquad.com/forum/241-report-server-admin-abuse/ All posts made outside of this area will be be removed. Section II: Reporting & Moderation §1 Reporting Posts
There is a Post Report system in place. If you notice a post that violates forum rules, simply use the exclamation mark icon below the users avatar image to send a report to the Moderation. We will then review this post. Your report will not be made public and cannot be linked to your person by anyone outside of the Squad Team. You will not be punished for using the Report system even if the report was false, unless you repeatedly abuse the system to spam it.
Do not ‘report’ posts by replying directly in public to them. In case of spambots, this prompts them to respond in turn, spamming the forum further. This also fuels flame wars and arguments. §2 Reporting Moderators
Moderators are subject to the same forum rules (and some additional rules / exceptions). If you think that a Moderator has treated you unfairly or is otherwise breaking forum rules, please PM the Lead Moderator or any Administrator. Do not accuse Moderators in public, the Squad Team will treat every complaint seriously and it is in our interest to discipline or remove Moderators who are known to break forum rules. §3 Respect Squad Team members and Moderators
Do not ignore or argue against Admin, Moderator or Dev instructions on the forum. If you have a complaint, as per §2, please inform the Team in private. You are expected to follow orders given by the Moderation, Administration and Development Team, and it is necessary for smooth running of the forum to respect their decisions. Being stubborn or ignoring warnings will lead to harsher punishments - however, we do not tolerate Moderator / Admin abuse of power / privileges, so do not hesitate to inform other Team members if you feel treated unfairly. §4 Bans and multiple accounts
If your account is temporarily or permanently banned, do NOT create another account. Bypassing a ban will result in further action, and a permanent ban of all of your accounts.
You are not allowed to have more than one account for any reason. If you share an internet connection with another user who has their own account, it might happen that this account is incorrectly identified as a secondary account - please get in touch with the Moderation or Administration to resolve such issues.
Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'admin'.
Found 34 results
Michael_Denmark posted a topic in Off-Topic DiscussionSo my administrator has blocked my access to the PR site, according to company policies lol? Never experienced that before. Has anyone tried something similar?
During quiet times on our server, we like to mess about with FOBs and experiment with the kits and their weaponry. Prior to the update I was able to use these commands with no issue, however now they do not seem to be working at all, although the commands are still listed in my console. Any my enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.
funkmen posted a topic in Game Server FeedbackAdmin Abuse I played on the: [RIP] RustyInPlaces UK/EU #1. My squad name was: ONLY [DDF]. I was the squad lead and was normally playing squad. As the squad name suggest, my squad was only for DDF (Dutch Deadly Forces). [Rip]Dean and a random guy joined my squad. I told the random guy that my squad is a [DDF] only squad and waited 8 seconds but no response so i kicked him. Then [Rip]Dean. The conversation: Funkmen '[Rip]Dean I will kick you this is [DDF] only.' Dean 'I would not do that friend/m8.' - Translated from dutch Dean 'You are playing on my server. Then you have to ....(sound disappeared). - Translated from dutch Funkmen 'Then you should read the server rules to get a license again. - Translated from dutch Funkmen 'The rules say that squad leads themselves may determine whether they kick someone or not.' - Translated from dutch Funkmen 'So yhea..' - Translated from dutch Dean 'I'd say, try it boy. Then is the entire [DDF] off the server. - Translated from dutch Funkmen 'Then i will get my recorder running' - Translated from dutch A [DDF] member ' well then you do that' - Translated from dutch Dean 'Look, that is the big advantage of being a admin.' - Translated from dutch A [DDF] member 'So that would be abuse.' - Translated from dutch Funkmen 'Yes, but abusement is also something.' - Translated from dutch Funkmen 'And then the server license gets in danger.' - Translated from dutch A [DDF] member 'Anyhow we only have 13 tickets' - Translated from dutch Dean stopped talking and we continued playing. 20 seconds later i kicked him. I did my best to translate it fair. The conversation was also recorded See this link: Link to the Funkmen and Dean recording 0:00 - 1:00 The conversation 2:31 Me Funkmen getting kicked The reason for him to kick me: kicking for no good reason. What does the game server administration guidelines(condition of holding a license) say? '~ Squad leaders should be free to kick members of their squad for any reason they choose.' Link: Game Server Administration Guidelines What actions should i take to prevent him banning the [DDF]clan/community? Server rules not in line with server license rules? Because i wanted to know if the [RIP] server rules are in line with the server license rules i checked them and saw this: use teamwork listen to you squad leader no locked squads do not team switch more than once within a 5 minute period no attacking uncappable bases, which means: no personnel may enter an enemy uncappable base no shooting weapons of any kind into an enemy uncappable base no spawn killing in an uncappable base|utf-8 Link: ripserverrules This rule: 'no locked squads'. It can be discussed if this is against the following server license rule. '~ Squad leaders should be free to kick members of their squad for any reason they choose.' When i'm free to kick members for any reason then i can lock my squad(I may kick all players but keep my select few).
ragekhan posted a topic in General DiscussionAlways taught squad community as above average. Until today. Was playing in Fools Road. Our team is winning. And we advanced to last cap in mine entrance. Build a super FOB there. And got attacked pretty hard. Being a sensible player myself I decided to hide somewhere inside the building where my rear and flank is covered and went to prone. Then all our teammates got killed I was left alone. And enemy rushed in. so I picked them out one by one. I was weirded out at first because I killed like 10 guys close quarter and no one seems to be able to kill me, but then again its because I thought they didn’t know my position and my rear and flanks were covered. Little did I know I was in a bug/glitch spot in mine entrance where people cant kill you.( I was probably inside of the concrete of the building; don’t ask how I don’t know) So a guy called admin and said there is hacker killing them in mine entrance. Of course they didn’t know who, and me being a good guy, said that was me and it was probably a glitch that they couldn’t kill me, and that im sorry. But mind you I have no idea that they couldn’t kill me because of that (for all i know probably they couldnt see me and it was not even a glitch/bug), thought because its my superior hiding skill and defensive mind. And the adrenaline pumping through your body when youre the last guy standing and the enemies rushed in didnt help, if you know what i mean. I then apologize to them said sorry like 5 times and went out of the mine entrance because of the unfair advantage. 2 minutes later I was banned permanently from that server. Im also probably looking at a community ban from all the other server. TLDR so long story short, if you got a glitch and killed many people don’t be a good guy say youre sorry just suicide and get the fuck out of there. Good guys finished last either way. Im not expecting the ban to be lifted, and am preparing myself for a community ban. And if this is what squad community is turning into, ive lost hope. Squad is in F&^$ing alpha stage and to ban people in accidental glitch/bug is just sad. Im very disappointed
Okay so lets start with telling you we have our own gameserver, you know the drill its fun and cool. You created rules for the server , and no teamkilling is allowed. You observe if everyone is acting normal and friendly , and if not anyone is breaking the rules. There u go > a teamkiller. Type in chat ListPlayers > doesn't work Im pressing Tilde "~" > doesn't work Im pressing it 2 times > doesn't work how can we ask from our clans/community's to have active admins on and around the fields of our servers. i cant kick or ban teamkillers. Its disturbing and it hurt my eyes. can anyone pleas help me ? Im from Europe and heard other players of Europe had the same problem.
I couldn't find another thread to answer the question as only found something about the Admin Camera watching live gameplay. But the other night on Australian server I accidentally got a team kill from 200m after a call of enemies by my Squad Leader and there was no name tag visible. Then a chat message came up ADMIN: Watch your friendly fire JD-WA, you TK'd me, decent shot from back there but. I apologised and explained the reasons. I then started following him through the map and he was 'running' into enemy compounds and never dying and we won the game easily. At the end of the game he had 52 kills and 3 deaths, next closest was 8 kills and 2 deaths. I have seen him again in other games with very high scores K/D compared to others. It then got me thinking how did he know it was me, obviously through Admin rights, fair enough we need that for cheaters & purposely TK. But with him knowing where I was, does he have the same ability against the enemies. Because tonight we were on a different server getting hammered by amazing shots from everywhere and all the calls of hackers etc came out in the chat and one of the guys in my Squad said that they would have a guy with a laptop marking out all the enemies, does this mean Server Admin again ? Not much we can do about it and we need Server Admins but it would be nice to know about it.