The 1st rule: Have fun!
At the end of the day all of these rules are here to help keep the forum community accessible, fair and honest with all of the users. Use your best judgement and common sense when posting, and most of all have fun. Thank you for taking the time to read the forum rules and know that we appreciate you.
Moderation, bans and new accounts:
New accounts are not able to create new threads right away and have limited access to certain functions for an undisclosed trial period. Try participating with the community, reply to other posts in either an inquisitive or constructive way.
All posts must be in English language.
If you have questions, complaints or comments about the forum or moderators please Private Message them to a moderator. If you have an issue that you feel cannot be solved by another moderator then please PM Community Manager BIS_Homesick You may also ask your questions in the "Ask a mod" thread.
Accounts may be banned from the forums either temporarily or permanently if any breaking or bending of any of these rules.
Search before posting:
If you have a question, please use the forum search function before posting, to make sure that it has not already been asked and answered. Searching the forums before posting will help prevent duplicate posts, which may result in you being able to find what you are looking for much faster.
No spam or advertising:
Advertising of any commercial or personal project, product or service on these forums is not permitted. Chain letters and pyramid schemes are similarly prohibited. This includes the Personal Message service and clan recruitment outside of the Clan Recruitment forum. Threads older than 4 months should not be dug up unless something significant is being added. Please do not post duplicate threads in more than one forum and do not "Bump" threads. Posting "any news", "is it out yet" or asking for a release date type posts are also spam.
Offensive content, flaming, privacy:
Material that is overly sexual, graphic, obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, abuse or slander, towards developers, staff or users, is strictly prohibited; this includes the Personal Message service, do not post private messages or user pictures. Flamebaiting is not allowed. Please do not post any personal or identifying information such as postal addresses, IPs or UIDs.
Illegal Content or cheating/hacking:
Discussions about copy protection or copying, backing-up, hacking, cracking or reverse engineering of any of BI's products or the products of any other developer is not allowed. Any links pertaining to cheating/hacking our games or servers should be sent to BIS_Homesick.
Copyright and ownership:
Comments and forum messages are owned by the poster.
Remove image/video tags when quoting:
If you quote a post that contains an image, please remove the image tag or the whole image, or if it contains an embedded video remove the tags so the image of the video is not shown in your quote. This will help keep the thread tidy and easier to read.
Keep signatures within forum regulations:
Signature is limited to 5 images max, the maximum size a single image can be is 600 x 150(do not stack images vertically if the stacked images end up taller than 150px in height, 150px is the maximum height for combined text and images), maximum 10 urls, maximum 10 lines. Religious / political affiliation or religious / political views are not allowed in signatures.
Posting addon/mod other content without permission:
For many years this community has been known as the premium addon/mod creating community. People work tirelessly and in great detail to create fantastic addons/mods/missions/campaigns to release for free so that everyone benefits, including Bohemia Interactive. You must get permission to alter someone else's work, to mirror their work or to use it in any way other than for personal use. Without permission please do not edit, mirror, add to your mod pack or edit and share around your private squad.
Unfortunately we cannot control what people do outside of these forums. However, on these forums you must follow this rule, if a person/team post a thread to share an addon/mod using content from someone else without permission, and we receive a complaint, the mod thread will be closed until the issue is resolved. Participation in this behavior comes with the risk of being permanently banned from these forums. Get permission by communicating with the original content creator(s).
Do not post campaign spoilers outside of the "Official Mission" forum:
If you need to discuss specifics of an official campaign mission outside of the official missions forum, for example to gain troubleshooting help in the troubleshooting forum, you must use the spoiler button spoiler.gif to hide the spoiler from those people who don't want to see it.
All of the original forum rules also remain in effect. Please read them here.