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dmantakae
11-06-2015, 08:56 PM
Paladins Forums
Code of Conduct

Welcome to the official Paladins Discussion Forums! These forums have been created to provide you with a fun, friendly, and stimulating environment where you can discuss ideas, talk about Paladins with other players, and both seek and receive advice or assistance. We want you to have a place to relax and chat with the understanding that this is a place for the whole community. Posting in these forums is a privilege and not a right so we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilized and respectful manner while you are here.

The rules listed below explain what is expected of you and what you can expect from other community members. As these rules and guidelines are not exhaustive, remember that forum moderators and forum staff have full discretion to address any behavior or events that they feel are inappropriate. Hi-Rez Studios reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.



Keep in mind that the Code of Conduct is always being updated and is subject to change.



Vulgar, Obscene, or Inappropriate Language and/or Images
This category includes, but is not limited to, both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:



Are pornographic in nature
Are inappropriate to human anatomy or bodily functions


Racial / Ethnic
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:



Promote racial/ethnic hatred
Are recognized as racial/ethnic slurs
Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred


Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information
This category includes:



Releasing any real-life information about other players or Hi-Rez Studios employees


Sexual Orientation
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:



Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other players.


Impersonating a Hi-Rez employee
This category includes:


Passing yourself off as a Hi-Rez employee to post false information.
Passing yourself off as a Forum Moderator (volunteer or otherwise).


Inappropriate Language
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:


Are a mildly inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
Are otherwise considered objectionable


Harassing or Defamatory
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:


Insultingly refer to other characters, players, Hi-Rez employees, or groups of people
Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, players, Hi-Rez employees, or groups of people


Major Religions or Religious Figures
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:


Negatively portray major religions
Negatively portray major religious figures outside of in-game context


National
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:


Promote national hatred
Are recognized as national slurs
Allude to symbols of national hatred


Illegal Drugs or Activities
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:


Reference to abusing illegal drugs
Reference to performing illegal activities
Reference to piracy/copywritten infringement


Spamming or Trolling
This category includes:


Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
Causing disturbances in the forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
Making non-constructive posts with no debating value, like rants and "I quit" threads, among other examples
Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements
Posting in a thread just to give it visibility, i.e., bumping a thread
Posting in rapid sucession, multiple times, i.e., "flooding"
Posting with more than one forum account


Creating Duplicate Threads
This category includes:


Creating threads about existing topics
Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum


Cross Linking Threads
This category includes:


Linking to threads from other forums
Creating threads/posts with the sole purpose of linking another post


Advertising
This category includes advertisement of:


Any non-beneficial, non-Paladins related businesses, organizations, or websites


Discussing Disciplinary Actions
This category includes:



Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a player, including chat logs and email and/or message correspondence between a player and any forum moderator, forum staff, admin staff, or Hi-Rez employee.
Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a character or account on the forums
If you would like to contact support or open a ticket, please email hirezsupport@hirezstudios.com or report a problem (http://hi-rez.custhelp.com/app/ask).


Circumventing a Suspension / Ban
This category includes, following a suspension or ban:



Posting on another account
Having someone post on your behalf


Extreme Sexuality / Violence
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:



Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts
Refer to extremely violent real life actions
Pornography of any kind


Real-Life Threats
This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites or content containing such language or images which:



Refer to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the game world


Posting Cheats, Hacks, Trojan Horses, Bug Exploits or Malicious Programs
This category includes:



Posting or asking for any bugs that can be exploited to gain unfair advantage over other players
Posting links to cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses / programs
If you would like to report information regarding cheats or hacks to Hi-Rez Studios, send it to hirezsupport@hirezstudios.com or report a problem (http://hi-rez.custhelp.com/app/ask).


Real Money Trading, Account Sharing and Selling
This category includes, but is not limited to:



Buying or Selling accounts for Real Money or in-game currency
Buying or Selling services, in-game redemption codes, or in-game currency for Real Money
Begging for any of the above - giveaways are allowed.


Necroing Old Posts
This category includes, but is not limited to:


Posting in threads that apply to old Paladins patches.
Posting in threads with outdated news.
Posting in threads which haven't seen activity in an extended period of time (30 days).


Naming & Shaming

We do not permit the act of Naming & Shaming, also known as Witchhunting, on the Paladins Forums. If you wish to post about a user experience you had, please make sure to remove any mention of player's name.



IMPORTANT


This policy is NOT language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to repercussions, whether it is inappropriate in English or ANY other language.
Repeatedly violating any area of the Hi-Rez Studios Terms of Use or Forum Code of Conduct, including but not limited to the areas detailed above, will often result in permanent banishment from the forums.


When it comes down to it, we want Paladins to be a fun and safe environment for all players, regardless of their different experiences and backgrounds. Be kind and courteous, for that is all we ask. Now get in there and start discussing!