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      Introduction   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.

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  1. Me and my squad have encountered today an abusive admin. We were playing and one SL was kicked, i inmediately took the SL and one admin came, i started talking with him, i was surprised and i talked to him in a nice way explaining the situation that some of us talk english and obviously the SL talks always english. He was talking in a very rude way and insulting us, with racist lines and blaming us the lack of "skill". I tried to calm down the situation by saying that im sorry that some of my squad members didnt have the ability to talk english, and that we had to try to help us in the community by being open minded and not kick and ban an entire squad because, inside the squad my team mates were talking my native idiom. This resulted into me getting banned, for 1 month (that's what some of my teammates told me) and more of us got banned. I find it very disturbing that i had to find myself and my teammates in this situation and im sorry that i have to report this. I hope we get to a pacific solution and try to resolve this situation. Thank you for the support.
  2. There were on this date another Friendly Fire discussion circling around the mainbase and friendly fire abuse on it. It got locked it seems didn't read it through since it started to go off topic. Anyway is there anything that can be done with the FF abuse. I have a few ideas I can list here (some are mine some are from others.) 1. Like beforementioned topic suggested, the FF damage done in the Mainbase safe zone should be deflected back to the source player of the damage. Also made a server side message to be seen everyone "Player X is punished with death because of Friendly Fire in main". 2. Make the Friendly Fire kills to be seen by all players in server and especially to the one that got killed in action, preferably also the weapon that killed the one. 3. Make the Friendly Fire to tricker a penalty respawn timer. That said, in form of function [ next spawn time = (FF kills since server change)*(FF kills since server change) ] without resetting in at round change, but only by server change. In that way when you kill one player you wait spawn normal amount, when you kill two friendlies you wait 4 times the normal, for 3 friendlies you wait 9 times longer to get back in action. This could also be adjusted or have some treshold value ie. 2 or 3 and after that the exponential punishment is kicking in. 4. It seems to become a norm to FF a SL that kicks you out of squad. To prevent this the kicked out player have cool down timer where next 2 minutes if he make FF kill, he/she will be punished for 10 minutes of spawn wait. 5. For the part 4, add a deflecting damage as in part 1, for kicked out player for the same 2 minutes of cooldown. 6. For penalty lenghtened spawn times, a clear statement should be made to the screen of the punished player, where is clearly pointed why the punishment did come. More Ideas?
  3. Admin 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).