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Forums Code of Conduct

Post by Keta » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:24 pm

Hero Wars League

Code of Conduct

Welcome to the official Hero Wars League Forums! These forums have been created to provide you with a fun, friendly, and stimulating environment where you can discuss ideas, talk about Hero Wars League 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. Hero Wars League 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.

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

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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
    Images that flash brightly and/or violently that may cause seizures


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 Hero Wars League 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 Hero Wars League employee

This category includes:
  • Passing yourself off as a Hero Wars Leagueemployee 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, Hero Wars League employees, or groups of people
    Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, players, Hero Wars League 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
    Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
    Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements
    Using "Click bait" titles
    Calling an idea or opinion stupid without providing adequate reasons to back up your statement
    Telling a player L2P (Learn To Play) without explaining why.
    Excessive spam and troll posts.
    Making fun of cats.


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-HWL 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 Hero Wars League 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 see About page


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
    Unless you are wearing a pink dress. Than you have one pass.


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 or Malicious Programs

This category includes:
  • Posting links to cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses / programs
    If you would like to report information regarding cheats or hacks to If you would like to contact support, see About page.


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 Hero Wars League patches.
    Posting in threads with outdated news.
    Posting in threads which haven't seen activity in an extended period of time.


Naming & Shaming


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

No Social Rights Group Discussion/Name Calling

We do not permit any discussion relating to Feminism, Social Justice, MGTOW, Black Lives Matter, LGBT or anything remotely similar to be discussed outside of the Off-Topic Discussion forum. Every time people bring these topics up in Hero Wars League discussion (Where it has no right to be to begin with), it ends in a flame war or the discussion grinding to a halt.

This category includes, but is not limited to:
  • Feminism
    Men's Rights/MRM
    Men that Go Their Own Way/MGTOW
    Social Justice Cult/Social Justice Warrior/SJW
    Black Lives Matter/BLM
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual/LGBT
    Saying HWL is one of the above. (I.E "HWL added in another female just to keep the balance due to SJW's")
    Saying a god/skin is one of the above. (I.E "They need to stop making nothing but white people skins")
    Saying a user is one of the above. (I.E "You say that because you're a feminist")




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 Hero Wars League 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 Hero Wars League 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!

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