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    The Forums are intended to provide a positive experience for all members who wish to discuss Outplay Entertainment Games. Please treat other members of the forums exactly how you would like to be treated yourself.

    Outplay Entertainment reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread/post/comment for any reason. All messages express the views of the author, and the Owners of the forum will not be held responsible for the content of any message.

    Although the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages.

    Please make sure that you are not detracting from the community experience for any user. When communicating on the Forums, it's important to stay on topic. Please refrain from discussing personal matters, verbally abusing any company, product or individual, or from posting content which may be deemed inappropriate or irrelevant for the Outplay Entertainment community.

    Please make full use of the Report Abuse functionality of the Forums, which notifies moderators to objectionable content or any conversations which appear to be in violation of the forum rules.

    By signing up (creating an account) and posting here on the Outplay Entertainment Forums, you are agreeing to follow all of the rules listed below:
    • To follow ALL of the Forum Rules when posting.
    • That you are at least 13 years of age.
    • You may not create more than one forum account per user. If you are discovered to have more than one forum account it may result in all of your accounts being banned. If there is more than one person in your household that uses the forum, it is the responsibility of the user to inform the Mods or Admin to avoid either account being banned.
    • The owners may suspend or terminate your account and refuse the use of forums in the event that you provide false information about yourself, fail to keep information current or create multiple accounts.
    • Members shall not abuse the report system (IE: reporting posts that don't violate the rules, false accusations, reporting the same post multiple times, reporting a post without listing a reason why it is being reported etc).
    • You must not impersonate a member of staff, admin or moderator in any way whatsoever, doing so is grounds for an immediate ban.

    Comments may NOT include any of the following:
    • Obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory comments, also known as "Trolling" and/or "Flame Baiting".
    • You will not purposely provoke other people in order to start arguments, also known as "Trolling".
    • Derail a thread causing it to go off topic.
    • Be malicious to any other member.
    • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass alarm or annoy any other person.
    • You must not engage in arguments with other members of the forum publicly. We encourage debate but should you need to resolve an argument please do so via Private Message.
    • As a last resort use the "Ignore" feature and try to avoid any future contact with that member.
    • Additionally, venting will not be tolerated. If you are too emotional to post coherently, but just feel like ranting on and on about something you are upset about, please don't.
    • Certain sections of the forum might have their own secondary set of rules. Please read and understand these rules and follow them when posting in these sections.
    • To be absolutely clear, you may not post any content that mocks, denounces, ridicules or disparages any religion, belief system, lifestyle choice, race, gender, sexuality or nationality. Posting such content is grounds for an immediate ban.
    • Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, or hateful.
    • Discriminating comments based on, disability, age, racial or ethnic backgrounds. Posting such content is grounds for an immediate ban
    • Any form of swearing, sexually explicit or abusive remarks directed at other community members is not allowed. Posts and comments may not include words blocked by the forums swear filter. Misspelled or starred out swearing, also known as "Masked Swearing" in an attempt to get around the forums swear filter.
    • Short comments known as "Bumping" intended to move your thread to the top of the forum. Short comments intended solely to increase your post count and/or member status.
    • You may not post multiple copies of the same thread across various forums or cross-post the same comments in multiple threads in order to get your comments "noticed".
    • Include "Callouts" for the purpose of publicly shaming members of the community and/or online players.
    • Demeaning or destructive things that do not add to the conversation. Saying things like "This thread is pointless", blatantly, and without any other evidence to support your claim.
    • Pornographic images or any images containing scantily clad women and men (including swimwear); GIFs containing sexual gestures and motions, overly violent and inflammatory images are all forbidden.
    • Signatures and Avatars must be suitable for the forum environment.
    • Your signature must be no more than 750x100 pixels and no more than 300KB in file size.
    • Signatures are to be no more than four (4) lines total. One image and three lines of text. Or four lines of text with no image, With a Font no larger than font Size #4.
    • You may not use Animated GIF images in your forum signature, be they hosted within the Outplay Entertainment Forum or on an external site.
    • Any link that you add must lead to an appropriate site or image under the other forum rules.
    • The volunteer moderators have the FULL support of Outplay Entertainment. Infractions are final, and not subject to public debate. If you wish to discuss an infraction or a policy, please PM a moderator and discuss the matter privately.

    You may NOT use the forum to make available any of the following:
    • Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of another.
    • Content which you have no right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (including but not limited to inside information and proprietary or confidential information disclosed in employment relationships or under non-disclosure agreements).
    • Unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "stock touts," "pyramid schemes", "affiliate links", "cookie stuffing", or any other form of solicitation.
    • Software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. You may not collect or store personal data about other users of the forum.
    • Information on the acquisition or use of pirated content, circumvention of copy protection, and software or hardware which enables the use of pirated content. Requesting or providing links or invitations to websites which contain this information or content is not allowed.
    • You may not use the forum to discuss, buy, sell, or trade pirated content or hardware which enables the use of pirated content.
    • You may not use the forum to violate local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to administrative regulations and any other regulations having the force of law.

    Enforcing the forums rules is left to the discretion of the forums administrators and moderators. They are asked to use their own judgment based on the specific situation. Consequences for wrongful behavior may vary from situation-to-situation.