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    • InsaneHawk

      Donations are back   01/17/17

      If you want more information, you can go check this topic : http://forum.skylords.eu/index.php?/topic/2790-donations-are-back/
    • MrXLink

      Future of Skylords Reborn and intro to Ardent Peak   02/10/17

      Dear Skylords, Skyladies, Skythings We have received the awesome news that we have been allowed by EA themselves to continue our project and open up many future possibilities! For all information and stream VODs, please refer to this topic:   
    • MrXLink

      NOTE: Stricter (chat) Rule Enforcement   04/11/17

      Greetings Skylords, Skyladies and Skythings. There has been a lot of commotion going on lately regarding moderation and people calling us out for favouritism and improper judgement. @Kiwi, myself and the rest of the team have had enough of this and we are changing our approach and leniency towards the community drastically, and eliminate this pseudo-favouritism factor. Not that we ever had favourites to begin with, nor in our eyes treated regulars in any way advantageous over others, but we have received several complaints regarding this issue, as well as there have been quite some clashes in chatbox recently. Aside from that, we have decided to act much more strictly about members in the foreseeable future as well.  Considering people have deemed our judgement to be unfair, this will result in us warning the community even for minor infringements, and possibly introducing more temp bans. We feel this is sadly necessary in the current community's state and we're better off having an ordered community in which people see us treat everyone the same way, although in my opinion harshly, and in which members treat staff with respect. As long as the safety and trustworthiness of moderation on the website and discord server is at risk, we will have to make it well-known that we do exert judgement on everyone equally. So from now on, we will be warning people more frequently. This can be for minor insults, misbehaviour, memberating or what we consider as staff disrespect. We're done with the leniency we have once shown here. I'm sad it has to happen this way and of course we will do everything in our power to keep the chatbox a nice, welcoming place. Perhaps this means people will start thinking that we are being sensitive, especially when it comes down to staff disrespect and failure to abide by warnings, but we consider that to be the lesser evil compared to giving members the illusion that we don't consider every member as equal. Equality, understanding, respect and involvement in the community are the cornerstones of community management and moderation, as they also should be within the staff area. So from now on, we are going to monitor this more closely than before. I hope we can treat everyone with understanding and respect here, members and staff alike. We are confident that this approach won't damage the community as much as our currently projected moderation image, valid or not, drags our reliability down. We are all human, and we strive for excellence within community management, moderation and involvement with the community, and aim to execute measures to achieve these goals with respect, passion, and dedication as we did before. We are saddened to have our strictness come to this point. As much as the (chatbox) community has made sure that this became the way it is, we do encourage to take the liberty to speak freely and have a good time here on the forums, as long as said behaviour is in accordance to the forum rules.  Remember, you can find the forum rules over here:  It saddens us to head in this direction, but we feel it will be for the best. We sincerely hope you can all respect this decision, keep the hype up, and have a nice time enjoying the chatbox and its features within a reasonable and orderly manner. Sincerely, and on behalf of @Kiwi and the Skylords Reborn Staff,
      MrXLink, Community Manager
MrXLink

Global Forum Rules

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Welcome to the Skylords Reborn forums! 

We want you to have an awesome time around here and thus we have created an environment for you to relax, discuss, bring up ideas, and both seek and receive advice or assistance for the game, the forums, and the development thereof. We want you to be able to gather up with the entire community to chat and enjoy yourselves whilst taking in mind that this place is available for the entirety of the community. Posting in these forums is a privilege and not a right so we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilised and respectful manner while you are here. These rules will sound awfully scary, but do not worry, they really aren't and are really easy to abide by, with a little common sense.

The rules listed below explain and clarify what is expected of you and what you should expect from other community members. As these rules are not completely all-encompassing, please take in mind that forum moderators, administrators and community managers have full discretion to address any behaviour, topic or event that they deem inappropriate and/or fail to accord to our code of conduct. All the aforementioned staff reserve the right to suspend or even deny your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, failing to conform to these guidelines. Warnings are usually non-negotiable, but users reserve the privilege to ask for clarification, whilst being aware that this will in no way ensure a response to said warning and will in no way ensure a change of result. Repetitive violation of the rules may result in permanent banishment from these forums. Note that these rules are not language-restrictive; they apply globally.

Remember that these rules apply to ALL forums within this domain, including chatbox, and are subject to change at ANY time.
Modifications made to the rules may be applied to ALL posts, including posts pre-dating the change.
"Yes, of course this means Skylords Reborn staff may time travel."

0. Staff List

This is a list of all current Skylords Reborn staff members, so you know whom to contact when in doubt or trouble on the forums (refer to Rule 9 first). Staff members are colour-coded by their jobs. Each role is individually listed along with the people currently possessing this role. Clicking their names refers to their profiles. Mind that not all staff work as moderators. Admins, The Community Manager, and Moderators reserve the right to override the rules, but should abide by them as much as they can as if they were a member (with some exceptions due to their jobs). As a rule of thumb: All people with coloured names are SR staff!

 

ADMINISTRATORS - The 3 "big bosses" of this entire project.They manage the project and server/website upkeep and are in charge of all.

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COMMUNITY MANAGER - The person who's in charge of moderation, lead designer, and partly in charge of Skylords Reborn social media. He is an administrator and is in charge of community stability along with the moderators. He can be contacted for forum or community-related issues.

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MODERATORS - They take care of the forums, help to keep them clean and enforce these Forum Rules. Moderators can be assigned to set forums. They can be contacted for forum or community-related issues.

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DEVELOPERS - Those responsible for back-end management and SReborn development, such as coding, creating a proper website for BattleForge account management (used for BFP, account data, and other profile tools), and other ways to accelerate and improve the project. Mind that those within the Developer category are not moderators and should not be contacted for forum or community-related issues.

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You might notice the presence of Alpha and Beta Testers and Skylords of Honour. They are regular community members with a special badge due to their good efforts or help with testing. They are not part of the SR team and should generally not be contacted for issues.

Alpha and Beta Testers are community members that have/had access to the SR Test Server. Alpha testers have been able to access our servers since the Closed Alpha testing phase (September/October 2015), Beta testers joined the servers later, when the game entered its Beta phase (Early-Mid September 2016). Alpha and Beta Testers do not have any superior forum privileges and rights, and they do not know a whole lot more than regular forum members do. Alpha and Beta Testers are not part of the SR Team, and therefore nothing they state is official, and they do not necessarily spread correct information (misinterpretation is only human). They are allowed to spread community content just as much as regular members are, and do not bear any additional formality within their content. Alpha and Beta Testers are not Moderators. Alpha and Beta Testers are in no way more important than regular members.

Skylords of Honour are community members that have been granted a shiny badge due to exceptional community help and activity. They receive their badge because they have done something exceptionally helpful, and therefore deserve some additional acknowledgement. However, they should not be mixed up with any staff members just because they have a badge. Skylords of Honour do not have any superior forum privileges and rights, and they do not know a whole lot more than regular forum members do. Skylords of Honour are not part of the SR Team, and therefore nothing they state is official, and they do not necessarily spread correct information (as I already pointed out above, misinterpretation is only human). They are allowed to spread community content just as much as regular members are, and do not bear any additional formality within their content. Skylords of Honour are not Moderators. Skylords of Honour are in no way more important than regular members.

1. No Inappropriate Content

These forums are to be kept clean, safe and friendly to users of all ages, beliefs, moralities, ethnicities, and situations. We therefore do not allow obscene content or content with a (high) risk of offending users. This includes posts, links, images, videos, and any other direct medium. This category includes, but is not limited to, content which is:

  • Vulgar or graphic
  • Pornographic/Mature
  • Of religious nature
  • Disrespectful
  • Offensive to any specific group of people (Racial/Ethnic/Country-based)
  • Offensive to a general audience
  • Promoting (symbols of) nationalistic/patriotic hatred
  • Obscene
  • Irrelevantly (ergo: not focused around SR) advertising any product, including self-promotion
  • Sexually oriented
  • Threatening
  • Insulting or calling out another member (Cynicism may also be seen as insulting)
  • Relating to drugs or activities involving them
  • Invasive of one's privacy
  • Distributing any other's information that could be private, without their consent or approval
  • Harassing or defamatory (This includes things like "kys" or other "popular memes" that are currently going on)
  • Publicly denouncing a person
  • Linked to or by itself harmful and malicious software, such as viruses, Trojans, etc.
  • Begging for game access during pre-release stages

Examples of any of the above (but not limited thereof) within your post will result in your post being deleted and a warning being issued. Multiple warnings may result in account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length.

Important notice: saying "kappa" or using the "kappa" or "troll" emote is by absolutely no means an excuse to act vulgarly or break the forum rules in any way. Not even as a joke.

1.1. Language
These forums are made for a global community. We assume English (UK/US) to be our global language and thereby it is required that every user posts their content within the English language. Additionally, inappropriate or vulgar language (cursing, swearing, etc.) is not permitted. If you desire to make a strong point, try to find words that bring emphasis rather than resorting to swearing. Must you truly use such language, it would be advised to censor the entirety or part of the word with asterisks or other non-alphanumeric symbols so that it is not immediately recognisable. We do not encourage the usage of such language, but we understand it sometimes must be used, so please keep it at a low level.

Posts outside of the English (UK/US) language will result in a request for translation, which, if not obeyed, will result in post deletion and a warning being issued. Inappropriate or vulgar language may result in an edit of the post, and may result in a warning if recurring. Multiple warnings may result in account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length.

1.2. Keeping it Legal
We would kindly ask you to not bring seriously illegal topics onto these forums. Whereas sometimes these topics are allowed to be used in a discussion or post, please try to set boundaries and ensure that topics will not rise to a criminal level. Refrain from expressing specific methods of piracy or committing crimes. Though unlikely to appear, refrain from posting cheats or hacks for the game, even if this is to point out they exist. If you are thus far urged to report such an activity, contact a staff member or use the report tool.

2. Spamming and/or Trolling
Spamming as well as trolling is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, gibberish, or any repetitive/successive posts of the same content
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest and disturbance within the forums or (parts of) their community
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making severely off-topic posts outside of the Off-Topic forum board that may ruin the thread, and insulting other posters
  • Making non-constructive posts
  • Making senseless or other rule 2-infringing posts to increase rank
  • "Adding fuel to the fire" or ensure the continuation or lengthening of fights, harassment, insults, and flame wars
  • Abusing the Report tool (false alarms, nonsensical messages)
  • Posts marking a thread numbered, IBTL, TL;DR, or any other fad statements
  • Creating duplicate accounts for whatever reason

Mind that these rules apply as much to the Off-Topic board as to any other forum board. Examples of any of the above will be deleted at sight. Depending on re-occurrence and/or the severity of the section 2 violation, this may result in warnings or direct account suspension or restriction for an indeterminate time.

3. Impersonation
Along with this being seen as pathetic, impersonating a Skylords Reborn staff member or forum user to do harm, create fake posts or announcements in order to make others believe they originate from the impersonated person, or unjustly cause confusion among other users will result in immediate account suspension for an indeterminate duration without warning.

4. Posting Behaviour
There are a number of rules every user should stick to whilst they create a thread or response to an existing thread or chat:

  • No threadbumping within 24 hours of a thread's last post
  • Necroposting outside of Off-Topic boards is not recommended (Applies to threads of which the last post is older than 30 days)
  • NO ALL-CAPS POSTS
  • No threads that already exist or questions that are already answered in the FAQ (Use the Search Function!)
  • No IMspeak/netspeak/txtspeak, please take your time to create an understandable reply or topic
  • No doubleposting. Or tripleposting. Or quadraposting. Or pentaposting... No consecutive similar posts. This applies to both threads and replies and is accepted as spam.
  • No more than 2 animated pictures (.GIF) per post.
  • No chatbox flooding/spamming with animated or normal pictures.
  • No public blaming, no matter how right or wrong both you and the subject matter are
  • No insulting. Cynicism may count as insulting.
  • No public reporting or "member-ating" (acting like a moderator i.e. (strictly) pointing someone at the rules) The report button is there for a reason!
    • Similarly, staff behaviour and rule enforcing leniency should preferably be discussed privately and should be respected, see rule 11.
  • No begging for rep (see rule 7)
  • No begging for admin/dev/mod approval or response. We'll find your thread ourselves.
  • Post your topics within the appropriate forum. (If not, moderators will move your topic, but if this happens too much, appropriate measures will be taken, e.g. warnings/suspensions)
  • Use descriptive thread titles outside of Off-Topic boards. Not only will threads with titles like "Hi", "Help", "Plz", "Error", etc. repel users, but they are also vague and unhelpful.
  • No lying or awakening false hopes through made-up dev statements. You can help people out by explaining developer statements, but don't assume you know what you do not know, as this is punishable. 
  • No chatbox breaking, or using the chatbox's history to "hide evidence". The chatbox is fully recorded for your safety.
  • If you see something you shouldn't be able to see, PM a staff member about it. Say/spread nothing (and optionally, drink to forget).

Failure to abide by these rules may result in edits and/or warnings. Consecutive warnings will result in account suspension or restriction for indeterminate length.

4.1 Making Up Dev Statements
Although mentioned in rule 4, it is of the utmost importance to know that making up dev statements, especially release dates is strictly forbidden as it will spread like wildfire, potentially giving hundreds of fans false hopes. Do not assume you know more than forums, streams or official social media tell, and never make up any release dates or fake information, not even as a joke. This is a serious matter and will be punished.

Failure to abide by rule 4.1 specifically can result in immediate warnings and even short temporary bans. Seriously, be careful with this, we won't be extremely lenient on this one anymore.

5. Trade Rules
As soon as trading applies, in any way or form there are five golden rules that should be followed:

  • No begging
  • No scamming
  • No public reports/blaming of the above (abide by rule 4)
  • No forum or in-game account selling
  • No transfers or suggestions of transfers, transactions, or trades involving any real-life currency, including online measures such as paypal. Trade strictly through in-game currency and/or cards on both ends of a deal.

Failing to follow the last two rules of this section will result in a permanent ban without warning or negotiation. Any violation of the other rules may result in editing or a warning. Consecutive warnings may result in account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length.

6. Profile Restrictions
Although most restrictions to accounts are automatically implemented, we want to make you aware of some points and rules regarding your user profile.

Avatars/Profile Photos

  • Must abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1
  • Must not be animated

Signatures

  • Can't be longer than 255 characters
  • Have a total restriction in size of 600x150px for imagery. The total signature height should not exceed 150px (that includes both images and text together)
  • Animated GIFs are not permitted
  • Should not contain overly large text
  • Must abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1
  • Should not contain referral/affiliate links

Cover Photos

  • Should not be animated
  • Should abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1

Usernames

  • Should not contain links
  • Should abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1

Other profile fields

  • Should abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1

Any violation of these rules may result in editing or a warning. Consecutive warnings may result in account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length.

7. Reputation System

The reputation system is there for the community to give value to posts other users make and to devalue those that are in conflict with the forum rules or that are nonsensical or in whatever reason not appealing to said user. When using the rep system, take a few things in mind:

  • The rep system is NOT a report system. Use the report button instead to report another user violating the rules (see Rule 4)
  • The rep system is NOT a usergroup improving system. Having a lot of positive rep makes you look trustworthy, but makes you no more or less of a user than everyone else.
  • Do not beg for rep. This will result in warnings, edits, and may even result in penalties if re-occurring.
  • Rep of any form creates no exceptions to forum rules whatsoever; rep itself should abide by the forum rules and having any value of rep does not make one an exception to the rules either.
  • Spamming rep in any form is not allowed. Said user may be reported validly.
  • You can positive rep 5 times per day, and negative rep 3 times per day. This is to prevent spamming.
  • Negative rep used solely to bother, hurt, or direct any rule-infringing feeling towards another member is forbidden. This will result in discussion and could even lead to penalties. Be careful with negative rep. This even applies if your incentive seems to be this, judging by circumstances.
  • Reputation should never be used to enforce an argument. Sure, positive rep reserves the right to show you like or are in agreement with a post, but not to establish or force groups of people to support your standpoint, especially not if the argument or discussion caused is against the rules in the first place

7.1. Reputation System Enforcement

Reputation is hard to monitor and prove the validity of. However, we do not tolerate the incentive of abusing reputation in any of the above ways. Therefore, if staff considers your reputation to be in any way offensive, spamming, invalid or used in a way it should not be used, staff undeniably reserves the right to act and penalise users for said behaviour. We will always give (a) warning(s) in advance for this. Failure to adapt results in rep changes being nullified and penalties applying. This means staff can judge the intentions of your reputation points as they see fit. Feel free to contact the Community Manager if you have issues with this, but he reserves the right to refer to this rule and close the case that way. Therefore, use reputation at your own risk and try not to upset community members with it or awaken false implications, as this could backlash dramatically. Rep is a powerful tool, use it wisely or face the consequences. Rule 7.1 may apply undeniably with no discussion possible.

8. Avoiding Penalties

A self-referential rule: do not break the rules and do not avoid penalties thereof. This includes making duplicate accounts, as well as making others post on your behalf. Duplicate accounts for any purpose whatsoever are considered to be an infringement of the rules. Attempting to avoid penalties will result in extension of said penalty, possibly to the extent of lengthy suspensions, permanent banishment and account deletion.

9. Being a robot

Spambots or suspected spambots will be deleted at sight. If staff has accidentally mistaken you for a spambot, try to contact Skylords Reborn staff in another way, such as private messaging in Facebook/Twitter/Youtube or email.

10. Responding to Rule Violation / Reporting Posts

If a user does not follow these forum rules, it is strictly forbidden to publicly denounce or point out to this user that they are breaking the rules. This counts as public denouncement/insulting and will not be tolerated. If you wish to inform someone of their own rule violation, do so in a private, kind, supportive and structured way whilst following Rule 1. If you wish for SReborn staff to act or kick in, rather than sending a private message to them, click the report button under the infringing post. Provide a reason and staff will get behind this whenever they can or see fit. Abusing the report button will result in immediate warnings which may lead to account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length. 

11. Respect the Staff and their Decisions

We try our utmost best to do our job of managing these forums, the game and the community to our own ability. We try to do our jobs at a pace we see fit, please have patience. We apply lenience of rule enforcement to our own standards. Any threads or posts questioning staff decisions may be removed at sight and consequences may apply as would be taken to act against public denouncement. If you have a problem with the actions of a staff member, discussing it privately, preferably with that staff member, is the only right way to approach it such a situation. No reporting, no public denouncement. Rudeness towards staff may be penalised as staff sees fit. Criticising development speed may be penalised as staff sees fit. Negative rep showing disrespect may be discussed directly by staff. Severe problems with moderators that you feel should be anonymous for whatever reason must be sent to the Community Manager (which happens to be me) and by absolutely no means anybody else. 

11.1 Respect warnings and the privacy thereof

If you end up receiving a warning, we expect you to keep this information private, as is already described in the rules above. Publicly talking about, discussing or criticising warnings of any form, or action taken against you or another forum member, is subject to possibly increasing your warning's value or duration and is in violation with rule 11. Please do keep this information private and if you feel like discussing this with other members feel free to do so in PM or outside of the chatbox, forum threads or status updates.

12. Content Uploading Policy
Due to the rapid spreading of misinformation and confusion this project brings along, if you want to distribute community-made content containing any information or news regarding Skylords Reborn, be it streams, newsletters, podcasts, articles, videos, or any such medium, you are obliged to include the following disclaimer in your content. This can be through a watermark of some sorts, and has to be at the absolute least be placed in both your account and content description:

This content is made by the community, and nothing stated here is official. There is no guarantee that anything stated here is true, it may contain pure speculation or errors. The SReborn team is not responsible for anything stated in this content. For official news on SReborn, please visit http://bfreborn.com/, or visit the forums at http://forum.bfreborn.com/

Additionally, the SR team reserves the right to intervene with content distribution if they deem this necessary. If they see the need to shut certain community content uploading down they may do so without reasoning or warning. However, if any content will be a victim to this, these will most likely be provided anyway.

Well, that's it! We all want the Skylords Reborn Forums and the BattleForge community to be an awesome experience and when it comes down to it, we want everyone within the community to be able to have fun and relax within an awesome and safe place, regardless of their backgrounds and experiences. Be kind and civilised as a Lyrish Knight, because that is all we ask. Now have fun and start discussing all sorts of stuff!

NOTE: Replies have been disabled. Should you have any remaining burning questions about this thread, feel free to contact the Community Manager [HERE]

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