These are guidelines/rules that have been implemented in response to what we've seen both here and at other communities in the past. At the end of the day all we want is for people to be respectful to each other. We like to keep our forum a fun and friendly place for everyone. Remember these rules are only some of the things that we enforce. This is not a complete list, but rather guidelines for people to follow. We don't want to ban people, having people correct their behavior and thus making the situation better is always our first goal. Be sure to keep an eye out for messages from moderators or administrators, if you get one of these it’s to be treated the same as if you are talked to inside of chat. Moderators are trusted with knowing and properly enforcing the rules; as such their instructions regarding chat behavior should be followed first and foremost regardless of what these rules say. GENERAL RULES Keep arguing out of public chat, use private messaging. Heated discussions can happen, but once insults come out it's probably a good idea to stop. Zero tolerance on drama, keep it to private messages or don't start it at all. No advertising, unless given permission. No hate speech will be allowed. Spamming, which includes one word/letter posts, repeatedly posting the same thing over and over, is frowned upon and will be deleted. Keep topics of sexual nature to a minimum. We're not a porn site we're a Final Fantasy forum. Jokes are one thing, persistent or graphic discussion is another. No backseat moderation. If a moderator is not around, use the report function or politely direct offenders to the rules, to info them of our rules here. Avoid turning it into ganging up on an individual, be respectful. Newer people genuinely may not know the rules. Keep account trading in this section, Please be aware that the admins/moderators here have no control over peoples actions regarding the trading of accounts, and as such are not responsible for any bad trades/lost accounts. You are responsible for your own accounts! If you do not trust the person do not trade with them. Account selling is against the rules and will be deleted immediately. While it isn't a requirement, using english is recommended as most of our users only speak that language. (outside european subsection) We don't want to limit chat topics, nor do we want to offend people simply because others are being disrespectful. If everyone is respectful and civil then there shouldn't be an issue. In general, treat everyone with respect! If you feel at any point a moderator has abused his or her position or if you feel you have been banned in error/deserve a second chance, feel free to contact myself or NeoCHI.