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Rules of Conduct - General Posting Guidelines - User Agreement
 
 
Terms of Use

“TheMarineArena.com” provides this site as a resource for the Marine Arena community. Forum posts can be deleted and users may be banned from this site, with or without prior warning or explanation, at the sole discretion of Marine Arena staff.

In regards to our rules, typically we will work under a 3 strikes policy. A first offence will result in a warning. A second offence will result in a final warning and possible temporary restriction or ban action. A third offence will result in a temporary or permanent ban depending on the severity of the offences. Under this system, a warning will count against your record for 6 months.
NOTE: Severe offences will receive stronger action, even on first or second offences.

 
Forums / Chat / Messaging Rules

Our Goal
It is our goal to create a friendly, welcoming environment for players to discuss and contribute to the Marine Arena maps. We have not set out to limit people's freedoms. These rules simply strive to keep the board on topic, productive and inclusive for all members.

 
Minor Infractions

Committing Minor Infractions at “TheMarineArena.com” will result in a first warning. Continued infractions will lead to temporary bans or other restrictions. If the issue becomes chronic, a permanent ban will be considered.

  • Religion and Politics
    “TheMarineArena.com” is a site to discuss the Marine Arena custom map for StarCraftII. While users are permitted to use our Off-Topic forum to discuss non-“TheMarineArena.com” topics, threads concerning sensitive subjects such as religion, politics, or ethics should be avoided.

  • Language Policy
    “TheMarineArena.com” wishes to create the friendliest atmosphere possible in our forums. As such, excessive use of strong language will not be tolerated.
    Ex: The odd "bad word" is fine. A profanity laced rant, on the other hand, is not. Discretion will rest with the moderators and administrators.

  • Topic Hijacking
    Posting comments within a thread which severely disrupts the original conversation is not permitted and will lead to moderation of your posts.

  • Flaming and Personal Attacks
    “TheMarineArena.com” does not tolerate personal attacks on other posters. Please keep your arguments and posts on topic, and argue the ideas and topics of the thread instead of insulting other users.
    Example: Telling someone that you disagree with their argument is tolerated, while calling someone inappropriate names is not.

  • Spamming "Post Report" Tool
    We encourage users to report posts that they feel violate these rules, but if you spam or abuse the report tool, penalties will apply.
    Example: Reporting a post we do not take action is not against the rules. Reporting the same post dozens of times, is.

  • Referral Links
    “TheMarineArena.com” does not support its members posting links for which they are entitled to reward. This constitutes advertising on the forums. If you wish to advertising on this board, please contact an administrator.

  • Trolling
    Posting excessive negative comments or baiting others to respond in a negative manner is considered trolling on the “TheMarineArena.com” forums.

  • Off-Topic Posting
    Posting in boards that clearly have nothing to do with your topic is not tolerated. Typically, posts of this nature will be moved to the appropriate board.

  • Copyright-Infringing Material
    Uploading, attaching, or otherwise posting any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute is prohibited on “TheMarineArena.com”.

  • Individual Forum Rules
    Some “TheMarineArena.com” forums have individual rule sets. Please check the forum description and any stickied or announcement topics for more detailed information.

 
Medium Infractions

At the discretion of the moderator and/or administrator, the following infractions will be classed as either minor or major infractions and appropriate penalties will be applied.

  • Spamming
    Posting the same or similar messages over and over again for the sole purpose of disrupting a board's activity is against the rules.

  • Advertisements
    “TheMarineArena.com” does not allow users to advertise products or companies in our forums. If you want to advertise, contact an administrator.

  • Resurrecting Locked or Deleted Threads
    If a thread has previously been deleted or locked by a moderator, it is against our rules to start another thread on the same topic. This rule applies if a participant in a locked or deleted thread re-starts the thread, no exceptions.

  • 3rd Party Programs
    “TheMarineArena.com” does not allow forum discussion concerning programs that go against a game's EULA. This includes, but is not limited to, third party programs to automate gameplay or gain an unfair advantage over other players.

 
Major Infractions

Committing Major Infractions at “TheMarineArena.com” may result in an immediate and permanent ban from the site with no previous warnings or infractions. The is no room for leniency or discussion.

  • Hateful Content
    Hateful content includes, but is not limited to, discriminating comments about: race, ethnicity (what country someone is from), religion, age, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status and political beliefs. “TheMarineArena.com” holds complete and total discretion to decide what is hateful.

  • Pornographic Images
    “TheMarineArena.com” has members of all ages and beliefs. Posting any pornographic images, content or links, no matter what the medium, will not be tolerated. At the discretion of the moderators and administrators, this rule may also be extended to include images of an erotic nature.

  • Illegal Activities
    Either committing or the discussion of committing illegal activities at “TheMarineArena.com” will not be tolerated. Illegal activities include, but are not limited to: illegal drugs, fraud, violence, hacking, software piracy and sexual harassment. As appropriate, illegal activities will be reported to the relevant law enforcement agency.

  • Multiple Accounts
    If the staff of “TheMarineArena.com” discovers that a user is creating and/or using multiple accounts, that user, and all accounts, both past and present, will be deleted and removed from “TheMarineArena.com”.

  • Posting Other's Personal Information Without Consent
    It is against our rules to post the personal information of other people without their consent. This includes, but is not limited to, email correspondence, contact information, photographs, financial information and social security numbers. It is to the moderator's discretion to decide whether or not the line has been crossed.

 
General Posting Guidelines
Be Descriptive

Explain to us what exactly the problem is. Remember that you know a lot more about your problem than we do. Don't assume that we know what you might be talking about.

Use descriptive topic names, no foul language or otherwise ridiculous topic names.

Give a short summary of your problem in the subject line. Don't use attention getting subjects. They don't get attention. They repel attention and will only likely have your topic deleted.

Here is a good list of topic names you should avoid using,

  • Help me
  • Hello
  • You must know the answer
  • Something is wrong
  • Just wondering
  • Very urgent

 
Search First

There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on this forum before.

Use the forum's search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It's easy to search - just click the "Search" button at the top right of the page.

 

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User Agreement
“TheMarineArena.com” User Agreement.
Message Board Terms and Conditions of Use

“TheMarineArena.com” was created to provide a place for players to come together and contribute to the development of Marine Arena. This includes building a good community atmosphere and positive community reputation by sharing game experiences and knowledge.

“TheMarineArena.com” message board provide members an opportunity to submit, post, express, display, transmit and exchange information, ideas, messages, opinions, content and other material. Our message board is provided for the noncommercial use of our members. Your use of our message board is specifically governed by these terms and conditions. You automatically agree to these terms when you register, access or use our message board.

Posted Materials
“TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators are not responsible and assumes no liability for any ideas, opinions, content, information, messages, transmissions or other materials posted to our message board. “TheMarineArena.com” does not represent, endorse, warrant or vouch for any posted materials or the validity, accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness or usefulness of any content in any way. Any opinions or similar statements expressed in posted materials are not necessarily those of the “TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators or their related entities and no representations or warranties are made by them regarding such opinions or statements. “TheMarineArena.com” authors, owner or operators and their related entities shall not be liable for any posted materials.

Public Communications
“TheMarineArena.com” message board are public and the materials you post are not kept confidential. You acknowledge that the materials you post are intended for public and not private communications and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any materials that you post. You acknowledge that search engine spiders including but not limited to Google and Yahoo "crawl" our website and archive this information without our request as it is public information.

All “TheMarineArena.com” members fill in a StarCraft II account name, 3 digit friend code and gateway during registration. You acknowledge that account name and gateway is accurate and is a legitimate StarCraft II account that belongs to you and is intended for public not private communications and that you have no expectation of privacy.

Privacy
Protecting the privacy and anonymity of our members is important. You acknowledge that “TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators may disclose information held about you only if (1) you authorize us to do so; (2) we must do so in order to resolve technical problems with our system; (3) a complaint or legal action arises as the result of any materials posted by you; (4) required by law or necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us; (5) such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, property or interests or the rights, property or interests of others; or (6) we believe in the good-faith that such action is necessary to act in an emergency to protect the safety of our members or the public.

Prohibited Acts
You agree not to post any of the following types of materials:
  • Materials that are defamatory, libelous, knowingly false or inaccurate, obscene, pornographic, indecent, abusive, vulgar, bigoted, racially offensive, hateful, harassing, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, offensive or invasive of personal privacy.

  • Materials that infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, including but not limited to, trademarks, copyrights, moral rights, trade secrets, patents, confidentiality restrictions, privacy rights or proprietary rights.

  • Materials that falsify or delete author attributions, legal notices or other proprietary designations.

  • Materials that advertise, market, or otherwise solicit funds or the sale of goods or services or that is for commercial purposes or intended to promote or generate revenue for any business enterprise or commercial activity, unless otherwise authorized to do so.

  • Materials that knowingly contain any harmful components that may cause damage to any computer related system or that may interfere with the use of our system.

  • Materials that violate any law, constitute, encourage or advocate conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, illegal activity or give rise to civil liability, or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them.

  • Materials that do not generally pertain or relate to the designated topics or subtopics of the message board to which they are posted or that constitute chain letters, pyramid schemes, or similar solicitations.

  • Or any other violations set forth by “TheMarineArena.com” rules page located here.


Indemnification
You remain solely responsible for all materials you post. By posting materials, you agree to indemnify and hold “TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners and operators harmless with respect to and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, resulting from materials you post or your breach of these terms.

Removal and Access Privileges
“TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators may remove or modify any posted materials that violate these terms in any way. “TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators reserve the right to remove or modify posted materials at any time and for any reason although we have no duty to do so. “TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators reserve the right to deny any member or user access to our message board, without notice and at our sole discretion.

Anyone who feels that posted materials violate these terms, are actionable or are objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by reporting the material by use of built in board reporting or sending a private message to a moderator or administrator. We reserve the right to not respond to your message and we reserve the right to take or refrain from taking any or all steps available to us once we receive any such message. We will make every effort to remove posted materials within a reasonable time frame if we determine that removal is necessary.

“TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators do not warrant, represent or endorse any posted material in any way. Your use of our message board is at your own risk. Posted materials could include misinformation, technical or factual inaccuracies, false statements or other errors. “TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners and operators do not warrant that the functioning of message board will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that a message board or the servers that make the message board available are free of viruses or other harmful components. “TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of any posted materials in terms of their truthfulness, validity, accuracy, correctness, completeness, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise.

“TheMarineArena.com” authors, owners or operators may revise these terms without notice. If you continue to use our message board after such changes have been made, you automatically accept those changes.

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