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      Forum Rules   07/06/2016

      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) 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.   Section II: Forum Signatures   §1 Signature Dimensions
      To avoid clutter, please make sure your signature (if you choose to have one) does not exceed the following size limit: 350x150 pixels. Your signature may consist of images, user bars and text elements, as long as the total size does not exceed 550 x 200 pixels. A small tolerance will be given, but any signature larger than the limit may at any time be deleted without prior warning. If you are not sure whether your signature is acceptable, please PM a moderator.   §2 Signature Content
      All rules of section 1 fully apply to your signature. We will remove signatures or parts of signatures without notice if they violate the forum rules, and infractions may be given.   §3 Animated Signatures
      Please refrain from using animated .gifs as signatures, they distract and clutter the forum.   Section III: 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. I have been experiencing something kind of worrisome lately while playing Squad. When the Open Alpha started over a year ago, 3 out of 10 games had people giving away FOB positions at the beginning of the match. The last 3 rounds I have played had very obvious traitors revealing FOBS and team killing then leaving the server. I want to know what the Dev team has planned to keep this from happening in the future. As of right now, this game is completely ruined by this.
  2. I believe that the worst kind of hacker is the kind of hacker that intelligently hides the fact they are using any hacks. A hacker that uses an AIMBOT is caught and banned relatively quickly without causing a great deal of damage to the overall player base. So being an intelligent hacker is easily achieved by not using obvious hacks like an AIMBOT. An intelligent hacker can play for month after month or even indefinitely by just using an ESP. I believe ESP is the single most detrimental factor concerning the future of SQUAD. So how do we combat this threat?.. We all know that this is a very hard to combat, so often seen in a multitude of competitive shooter based games. I don't believe in gimmicks like punkbuster/fairfight/vac. They are ineffective. I believe we need to police our own servers.. and to do so effectively requires the development of SQUAD to empower server admins. As of right now server admins have very limited tools at their disposal. And as Donald J Trump would say. "It's sad..so sad... it's so very very sad" So with your help I want to compile a list of suggestions that will empower server admins to help keep our battlefield clean and healthy. It is very important that all suggestions are within the bounds of possibility.. so if you do have any suggestions please keep it logical. For the purpose of keeping this topic fun and interesting I would like you to name your own suggestions something cool. - STALKER MODE :ph34r: Upon suspicion of a user using ESP a server admin can spectate a user. Now this may sound similar to what Counterstrike has in place with OVERWATCH. On a basic level overwatch lets the overwatcher (if that's even a legitimate word to use) watch over a replay of a match that has been reported by (x) number of player/s. Except overwatch is still very limited. You can see many YouTube videos of players using overwatch to try and figure out if a potential hacker is using hacks or not but they're always questioning "are they using an esp hack?". It's very difficult to know for sure. Until now B) ... in STALKER MODE a server admin can observe a potential hacker by using the hackers hacks against them. In STALKER MODE an admin has ESP too.. how cool is that. So by spectating a potential hacker with the help of ESP, ESP actually becomes more helpful and less detrimental. By fighting fire with fire, an empowered admin can better justify adding a hacker to the ban list or even recording their actions for evidence. STALKER MODE.. FUCK YEAAAAHH Lets visualise for a moment to see how this may play out. You notice a player has unusually high kills and not that may deaths at the end of the round, maybe after a number of matches, or maybe your suspicions arise after numerous days of this player playing on your server. As a server admin you type STALKER MODE into the console while you wait for the next match to start. Scenario 1 The player you stalk has at times repeatedly died in situations that if they were to have used an ESP, they would not have died. Like walking around a corner or over a hill where a player using an ESP would expect contact, pre aiming or even pre firing. The player in this particular situation can be considered to have above average map awareness and no longer falls under suspicion of using ESP. Scenario 2 The player you stalk is for some reason pointing his cursor along walls and terrain in the general direction of the enemy and rarely aims in a direction where the enemy isn't. Suspiciously you can see with the help of ESP the player tracking enemies through objects on a consistent basis. Possible outcomes. An admin can feel comfortable knowing they have justifiably ban listed a hacker. And increased amount of gathered evidence. Hackers who are aware of STALKER MODE now have to act like they are not using ESP just in case the are being stalked.. whereas of now there is no deterrent whatsoever. Valid points Bearded Crusader - Admins using stalker-mode to their advantage. Karm - 1. The building of this functionality in game may help hackers to simply exploit it. 2. Times when events seem to be something that they are not. False accusations. Tbova - "with great power comes great responsibility". Okay so thats stalker mode. Its still a thought in process and I would love to hear any flaws or for that matter any improvements you can think of. More suggestions coming soon! - ANALytics [A thought in process that requires a lot more thought and a lot more process] - To Catch A **** [Just a name at the moment.. that has been censored for good reason :rolleyes: . But nevertheless I'm sure I can fit some admin empowering tool into it]
  3. The Topic is: Anti Cheat and Squad - How to best Design, Implement and Enforce an Anti Cheat System for Squad game. Discuss...