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Forum Rules- 04/10/14
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Icarus Group "IG" Forum & TS3 Chat Rules

Greetings Member,
The updated Icarus Group forum rules, established with the help of the community, are now in effect. You can find the current version of the rules below. "IG" reserves the right to alter or otherwise update these rules at any time in the future.

1. Be good. Treat other people the way you want to be treated. Every account is another human being who is excited about gaming. Disagree calmly and intelligently, do not attack each other when you don't share the same ideas.

Personal attacks on other forum members or employees are not acceptable and are grounds for an immediate strike. Terms such as care bear, sociopath, and other derogatory terms should never be used on these forums. We strive to be a welcoming community accepting those from all walks of life and respect each other as such.

2. Keep it clean. We're all adults here and that means being responsible, not plastering risque content all over your message boards. No pornography, nothing racist, sexist, homophobic, disability-based or otherwise outright offensive to other humans. You're helping to build a game, not a high school locker room. Excessive objectionable language is grounds for a strike.

3. No trolling. Do not post messages specifically intended to get a rise out of others. We know there's an impulse to do it, but it doesn't contribute to the community, it tears it down. Your responsibility as a member is to help form a great community, not to endlessly frustrate those who come later. Included, but not limited to:

Do not create avatars and signatures intended to bait, defame, ridicule, insult or otherwise mess with other users.
Parody at the expense of other users is forbidden. Do not copy other users profiles or content.
Hit lists of users you intend to attack in the games we play are absolutely forbidden (and generally a ridiculous concept.) The sort of forum PVP that exists elsewhere will not be tolerated here. Our forums exist to gather feedback, promote discussion and build the community; general forum bullying directly countermands these goals.
Starting threads on controversial topics simply to generate an argument is forbidden. (HEY EVERYBODY PVP RULES AND PVE DROOLS!)
Posting to another sites about this site is allowed, but with out permission from Icarus Command you may not claim to represent the site or company.
Users may NOT post in yellow, orange, or purple text; impersonating a moderator or an employee of "IG" is grounds for an immediate ban.

4. Stay on topic. Every message board has a topic and you should stick to it. Don't advertise your guilds from other games on any thread other then off topic.

5. No spam. Talking about your personal projects and successes is welcome and encouraged in the off-topic areas, selling things is NOT. The forum is not a marketplace. Trading or selling of Star Citizen ships and In-game gold, for example, is not allowed on the forums or the TS3 chat. You are free to sell, trade or gift your packages elsewhere, but you may not do so here. Linking to other sale sites is forbidden, suggesting that users contact you for sales is forbidden, discussing grey market prices is forbidden.  Forum bumps are considered a form of spam.

User-run contests are allowed, but they cannot require that users pay money to enter or register through (or post content) another site. The moderation team reserves the right to shut down contest threads which become derailed. When in doubt: ask before starting a contest.

6. One forum account per user.

7. Do not argue with the moderators while they are acting in their official capacity. If you disagree with a moderators action, select the flag button and report their post. It will be reviewed by "IG". This is the proper way to report moderation issues; do not start angry threads or derail existing threads because of moderation.

8. Contribute. We want to hear from you. Some of the best ideas come from the unlikeliest thoughts, so if you have something to add stand up and say it! Remember, the purpose of the Icarus Group community is to help the development of the best possible game time for all our members. We love posts that help us build our foundation and hate ones that waste our time by involving "IG" staff in unnecessary drama, moderation oversight or rumor mongering.

9. Contests. If you wish to run a contest on these forums, they must follow the following guidelines.
Must be free to enter.
Must not be biased towards age, gender, religion, nationality.
Must have a clearly defined end-date.
Must have a clearly defined minimal prize pool (can be honors only).
Must announce winners at the end of the contest.
Must not require people to register or visit on 3rd party websites (including Skype).
Must not request personal contact details in advance.
Must be clear that "IG" is in no way involved in the contest.

10.Please also note that these rules are guidelines for good behavior and not an immutable codex defining what you can and cannot do. If your idea of a good time is to find ways to troll the forums without technically breaking one of these rules, know that you will still be banned. But Im not technically poking you! is not cause for the nuanced legal debate youre imagining.
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