FAF Client/Forum Rules

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This page is a representation of the Forum and Lobby rules found on the FAF Forums: [1] The accurate and correct rules are located there. Queries or complaints of moderator decisions and other issues will not be accepted if the are based on what is written here. You may not quote this page during appeals or other uses regarding complaints.


There was a demand for clearer rules separated between the lobby and the forums.

  • The rule changes below are not retroactive and are for the moment subject to change as we work towards improving and consolidating the rules.
  • A link to the banned exploit list has also been added in the lobby rule section and more specifically, in the rule that mentions not to use such exploits.
  • If you have any suggestions or concerns please contact the IRC moderator usergroup.
  • Keep in mind that lobby rules in essence apply not only to #aeolus but also to your in-game behavior.

Lobby and in-game rules

You agree, through your use of this lobby, that you will not use this chat to post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, derogatory to someone’s sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy or other in violation of any law.

We do not guarantee the accuracy or the content of any messages on the chat. All messages on the chat express the views of the author, and not the views of any entity associated with FAF.

Action may be taken on a user account without prior warning or notice.

  • You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless FAF and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message.

Objectionable content should be brought to our attention immediately. Send a private message to a moderator in chat or to the IRC Moderator usergroup on the forums and the matter will be looked at as soon as possible.

Discussing moderator decisions in public chat is discouraged.

  • You are free to bring up any actions taken by moderators against you or others in private messages to any moderator or all the moderators at once through the IRC Moderator usergroup here on the forums.
  • If the past is any indication discussing these matters in public will almost always lead to trolling.
  • You will always respect your fellow community members. You will not harass or attack other users. You will respect the rights of other users to have their own opinions.
  • For your protection, you should not send any personal identifiable information about yourself in your messages.
  • You will not send commercially orientated messages to promote your own commercial interests. Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes and solicitations are not allowed in this chat.
    • You will not send messages to advertise products that benefit you financially in any way without the permission of the community staff.
  • You will not discuss, solicit, or offer pirated software or links to sites that offer pirated software.
  • You agree not to send messages containing any copyrighted material on this chat unless the copyright is owned by you or by FAF.
    • You may not send material if it is in violation of a non-disclosure agreement that you may have signed.
    • If you are found to possess, distribute or intentionally link to illegally obtained materials or materials that violate the rights of the copyright holder, your account will be terminated.
  • You will not post pornographic, sexually offensive material or images of a type unsuitable for a family/office environment or send links to such material or images.
  • You will not start or participate in any debates or discussions that discuss the distribution/growing/cutting/manufacture/usage of drugs that are used in a situation where they are not prescribed by a hospital.
  • You will not send messages of illegal nature or messages that detail ways to perform acts of an illegal nature.
  • You will not Impersonate community staff or any other user.
  • You will not create offensive usernames as determined by the community staff.
  • You will not create a second account for abusive behavior. Ignoring this rule can result in a ban from one or both accounts.
  • You will not exploit any bugs or loopholes in the server or game. You can find a list of exploits here.
  • You will not lose on purpose to lower your rating, your rating will be reset in addition to any other sanctions that may apply.

The userbase for this lobby is international in nature, as such #aeolus is reserved for English chat. Using other languages outside private chat or channels is frowned upon.

Forum rules

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not use this message board to post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, derogatory to someone’s sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy or other in violation of any law.

We do not guarantee the accuracy or the content of any posts on the message board. All posts on the message board express the views of the author, and not the views of any entity associated with FAF.

We reserve the right to delete, move and edit any posts on the message board.

  • Action may be taken on a post or on a user account without prior warning or notice.
  • You remain solely responsible for the content of your posts and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless FAF and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your post.

Objectionable content should be brought to our attention immediately. Send a private message to the IRC moderator usergroup and the matter will be looked at as soon as possible.

Discussing moderator decisions in public message boards is discouraged.

  • You are free to bring up any actions taken by moderators against you or others in private messages to any moderator or all the moderators at once through the IRC Moderator usergroup here on the forums.
  • If the past is any indication discussing these matters in public will almost always lead to trolling.
  • For your protection, you should not post any personal identifiable information about yourself in your posts.
  • You agree not to post any copyrighted material on this site unless the copyright is owned by you or by FAF.
    • You may not post material if it is in violation of a non-disclosure agreement that you may have signed.
    • If you are found to possess, distribute or intentionally link to illegally obtained materials or materials that violate the rights of the copyright holder, the post will be removed and your account will be terminated.
  • You will not post commercially orientated posts to promote your own commercial interests.
    • Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes and solicitations are not allowed on this message board.
    • You will not post messages to advertise products that benefit you financially in any way without the permission of the community staff.
  • You will not discuss, solicit, or offer pirated software or links to sites that offer pirated software.
  • You will not start or participate in any debates or discussions that discuss the distribution/growing/cutting/manufacture of drugs that are used in a situation where they are not prescribed by a hospital.
  • You will not make posts of illegal nature or posts that detail ways to perform acts of an illegal nature.
  • You will not post pornographic, sexually offensive material or images of a type unsuitable for a family/office environment or post links to such material or images.
  • You will not create offensive usernames as determined by the community staff.
  • You will not impersonate community staff or any other user.
  • You will not exploit any bugs or loopholes in the message board security.
  • You will always respect your fellow community members.
    • You will not harass or attack other users.
    • You will respect the rights of other users to have their own opinions.

Violations and Penalties

Specific penalties will not be mentioned as this only leads to people attempting to skirt the rules and complain about moderator actions. As such, the moderating team reserves the right to administer punishments as it sees fit.

If, for any reason, you are in violation of any of the rules of the lobby or forums then your privileges to use this chat/forum will be reviewed by a community moderator. The penalties range from being given a severe warning as to future conduct, a timed ban (for a specified time), a total forum/lobby ban (you may still play on FAF) or a total FAF ban (you will not be able to play on FAF). If the matter warrants it then you might also be reported to your ISP/appropriate authorities.

  • Community staff have the final say over what constitutes a violation of these Community Rules.
  • Warnings and notices from community staff will be sent via private message.
    • It is your responsibility to check your private messages for any notices that may occur.

All situations will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Appealing

If you really feel that you have been hard done by or mistreated by someone from the moderation team, please talk to one of us in private. You can do that on FAF Lobby or on the forums. Please do this sensibly and calmly and do not abuse this or it may be taken away and the action made more severe. Note that appeals filled with insults and/or threats will be immediately dismissed. Do not discuss moderator actions in public, that only disturbs the peace.