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.
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Welcome to the Thunderdome! Established August, 2016 99.99% Uptime 80 Players, All maps, All modes Defend The Dome (DTD) exclusively played here! Defend the Dome mod - Download here Discord https://discord.io/thunderdome Server Rules: Racist, Sexist, Abusive Behavior, Hate Speech, Trolling, Ghosting, Griefing, Wasting Assests, Spamming, Exploiting and any use of Glitches, Exploits, and/or Hacks are strictly prohibited and will result in removal from the server. Offensive or lack of common sense user names will result in removal from the server. Any form of Advertising will be removed. Unassigned/AFK will be kicked. Overly-negative behavior and/or Disrespect towards anyone including our Admin's or Moderators will result in removal from the server. Players cannot exploit rules to prevent the enemy from utilizing the full extent of their arsenal. Any form of Intentional Team Killing will result in removal from the server. Main Spawn Area Rules: Squad has implemented a Main protection bubble for both sides. You can not shoot from inside out and the enemy cannot shoot into your spawn area. However there are small chances that the main spawn bubble is placed in a unlucky location that allows the enemy to prevent your team from leaving safely on certain maps. Camping Main is against our rules but its hard to determine what is close and what isn't based on objective locations. Admins and Moderators will decide based on the current map layer if this or any Main related rules are being broken or not. Squad Leaders must have an SL kit, a working mic and communicate with their team. Squad Leaders must have a minimum of two players in order to lock and a maximum of eight squads per team. To Rejoin after a server auto-kick or Admin/Moderator kick is a 5 minute timeout delay. No appeal needed, there is nothing we can do to shorten this wait. Vehicles are first come, first serve. Minimum tank crew is two. Solo'ing a tank is not allowed and will result in removal from the server. Seeding Rules are for less than 20v20. You cannot capture past the middle point(s). You must team death match over the middle flag(s). You cannot build a FOB/HAB on the middle point(s). No attacking, destroying, or disabling FOB/HAB and LOGI's. Once the server has reached 20v20 normal game rules apply. Admin/Moderators reserve the right to remove anyone from the server for any reason Ban Appeals, Complaints and/or Reporting Players are handled in our Discord (link above).
WWW.ThunderdomeSQD.com @SQThunderdome Established August, 2016 99.99% Uptime Location: New York (Dedicated Machine) 80 Players, All maps, All modes Defend The Dome (DTD), Jensen Brawl, and Tac Ops events exclusively played here ~Thunderdome!~ Event servers are brought online for all special events The Rules. Racist, Sexist, and Abusive behavior = Permanent Ban Cheating- Any use of glitches, exploits, and/or hacks. = Permanent Ban Offensive name = Permanent Ban Intentional Team Kill = minimum 2 Day Ban Intentional Team Kill Multiple (3+ people) = minimum 7 Day Ban Intentional Mass Team killing (6+ people) = Permanent Ban Firing from the main-spawn (1st warning) = Kick Firing from the main-spawn (after warning was given) = minimum 2 Day Ban Unassigned/AFK = Kick Squad Leading w/o a Microphone = Kick Squad Leaders who refuse teamwork = Kick Advertising = Kick Overly-negative behavior, Trolling, and/or Disrespect = minimum 2 Day Ban Overly-negative behavior, Trolling, and/or Disrespect (any further offense) = Permanent Ban Disrespect toward mod or Admin = minimum 7 Day Ban Disrespect toward mod or Admin (any further offense) = Permanent Ban No Main-Spawn camping. The closest an enemy combatant can get to a Main is half the distance from that Main to its first objective. Ambushing enemy vehicles and infantry beyond that radius is allowed. Main-spawn camping (1st warning) = Kick Main-spawn camping (after warning was given) = minimum 2 Day Ban Main-spawn camping (any further offense) = Permanent Ban To Rejoin after a server auto-kick or admin/mod kick (7 teamkill server auto ban is in place) is a 5 minute timeout delay. No need to appeal, there is nothing we can do to shorten this wait. Locked Squads - Every squad must have a minimum 2 people in order to lock, maximum of 8 squads per team. Any role-specific squad MUST help the team and not "lone-wolf". Responding to Command Channel is required. Admin/Mods reserve the right to remove anyone at anytime. Join us.