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Rule 1 | Rule 2 | Rule 3 | Rule 4 | Rule 5 | Rule 6 | Rule 7 | Rule 8 | Rule 9 | Rule 10 | Rule 11 | Rule 12 | Rule 13 | Rule 14 | Rule 15 | Rule 16 | Rule 17 | Rule 18 | Rule 19 | Rule 20 | Rule 21 | Rule 22 |


Rule 1 - Spamming

Always try to ensure that your posts are constructive and interesting. Posting without contributing to the discussion is not wanted. Offences in this category include:
  • Adding multiple posts with the same content several times over.
  • Adding multiple threads with the same content several times over.
  • Adding posts which are devoid of meaningful content.
  • Posting to ask for items or gold (begging).
  • Posting threads with a misleading title.

Rule 2 - Text abuse

Text is the basis of all forum activity and, as such, it's important not to misuse it to cause disruption in the forums. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting in all-caps (uppercase).
  • Excessive use of line breaks or post-stretching.
  • Posting ASCII-art outside of designated threads.

Rule 3 - Trolling and flaming

Do not post with the sole intent of upsetting other players. If you want to leave criticism, consider your post and word it constructively. Offences in this category include:
  • Creating threads or posts with the intent of causing unrest on the forums.
  • Posting to offend, insult, taunt or aggravate other forum users.
  • Continuous posting to defame or discredit ScapeRune or its products.

Rule 4 - Duplicate threads

Before posting, search the forums to check that there isn't a similar active thread already covering the subject. If there is a similar thread, consider posting there instead. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting a new topic when the discussion point has already been raised in other recent threads.
  • Posting the same thread across several forums.
  • Plagiarising another thread.

Rule 5 - Stay on topic

To keep threads from derailing into discussions about something completely different, we ask that you stay on topic in each thread. If you have something different you wish to discuss, create a new topic yourself. Offences in this category include:
  • Intentionally derailing a thread.
  • Discussing or raising arguments about something unrelated to the thread.

Rule 6 - Harassment or defamatory posting

While we recognise that discussions on the internet may sometimes become a little heated, we do not allow any type of harassment or defamatory posting. Keep all posting reasonable and do not target a specific player or player group with baseless or unconstructive criticism. Keep topics on the subject matter and do not get drawn into flame wars and personal attacks. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting to harass another player.
  • Posting to defame another player.
  • Posting with the sole intent of "breaking" another player.
  • Posting that you are quitting ScapeRune.
  • Posting to encourage other players to quit playing ScapeRune.
  • Naming another player in a negative light.
  • Stating who can and cannot post in a thread.

Rule 7 - Thread hijacking

Trading and recruitment are common topics on our forums, and to keep it clean we do not allow any kind of thread hijacking in order to "steal" trades or recruits from the players or clans who created the original thread. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting to redirect attention from original purpose of a thread.
  • Posting "better" offers on another player's trading thread.
  • Posting to recruit players on another players recruitment thread.

Rule 8 - Intolerance of Sexual preference

We do not tolerate any form of harassment or defamatory comments with regards to sexual preference. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting of insults or harassment with regards to sexual preference.
  • Promotion of negativity and hatred based on sexual preferences.
  • Posting to promote a specific sexual preference as more valid than others.
  • Using sexual preference as an insult.

Rule 9 - Racism

We do not tolerate any forms of racism. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting racist slurs or comments.
  • Posting racist references or symbolism.
  • Promotion of racial or ethnic hatred.
  • Use of racist terms and / or stereotyping.

Rule 10 - Nationalism

We understand that most people are proud of their national identity. However, in the same vein as Racism, overt Nationalism is not tolerated on the forums. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting to promote national hatred.
  • Posting to ridicule or offend inhabitants of another nation.

Rule 11 - Sexism

We are very proud of having such a diverse community. We believe in equality and we do not allow any form of sexist posting. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting to belittle a gender.
  • Posting sexist remarks.

Rule 12 - Religious, political or otherwise sensitive discussion

As religion and politics are prone to start flame wars or cause grief, we do not allow them to be discussed in the forums. It's also important to respect each other's way of life and what we chose to believe in. For this reason, we ask that you do not post inflammatory comments about religious beliefs or political stances. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting threads to discuss religion.
  • Posting threads to discuss politics.
  • Posting to initiate political or religious discussion.
  • Posting to defame religious figures.
  • Posting to harass followers of any particular faith.
  • Posting to ask for relationship advice.

Rule 13 - Profane or vulgar posting

To keep our forums free of unpleasant posting we ask that you refrain from adding posts or threads containing vulgar or profane references. Offences in this category include:
  • Posts with obscene and / or inappropriate contents.
  • Bypassing the offensive language filter with the intent to offend or shock.
  • Inappropriate references to bodily functions.

Rule 14 - Discussion of moderators or disciplinary actions

Moderators are valued supporters of our forums and sometimes need to make difficult decisions. These are discussed with us and are made by following guidelines we have provided. Posting to ask for clarification regarding a rule break is fine, but arguing about it is not. Offences in this category include:
  • Creating threads or posts to harass, discredit or defame a specific moderator.
  • Creating threads or posts to argue against a moderator's decision.
  • Posting to flame a moderator.
  • Continuous posting to defame or discredit moderators or a specific moderator.
  • Posting to argue with a specific moderator.

Rule 15 - Circumventing mute or ban

When we apply a mute or a ban on someone, we intend to keep them from continuing the argument or disruption. Offences in this category include:
  • Coming back on another account after being muted or banned to continue an argument.

Rule 16 - Real life information

We make a point of keeping the personal lives of our users and the ScapeRune forums separate. This is important as the forums are frequented by a large number of users. We do not allow posting of personally identifiable information for the safety of everyone. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting of any personal information about a user or ScapeRune employee.

Rule 17 - Real-life threats

We do not tolerate any kind of real-life threats or indications towards hostile actions. Any real life threats or hostile actions will be reported to the police. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting of threats of real life violence.

Rule 18 - Releasing confidential information

Confidential information is confidential for a reason. We do not want any such material to be posted on the forums, regardless of how it arrived in the hands of a user. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting of confidential information related to ScapeRune or any other ScapeRune products.
  • Posting data which is not available through the normal usage of ScapeRune.
  • Posting information from internal moderator forums.
  • Posting inbox messages about bans or other disciplinary actions.

Rule 19 - Advertising and Links

At this time, we do not allow links* to be posted on the forums due to the risks of hijacking and phishing. This includes referring to media or website profiles as they in turn may carry malicious links. In addition, we do not allow people to post on our forums in relation to any in-game activity that requires "trust" trading. Offences in this category include:
  • Posting links to other websites.
  • Posting to advertise Youtube (or similar) videos or user channels.
  • Referring to other websites by description.
  • Requesting or advertising anything which requires another person to "trust" you to do something in return.
  • Discussing about advertisement blocking.
  • Posting phishing e-mail replicas.

Rule 20 - Real-world trading

Account trading or selling, as well as trading of in-game items or gold for real life items or currency, is considered RWT and is strictly against the rules of both ScapeRune and its forums. Offences in this category include:
  • Advertising the buying or selling of accounts or in-game items, including gold.
  • Encouraging or directing other players to break any RWT rules.

Rule 21 - Impersonating moderators

Moderators have a very important role on these forums and users need to know that they can trust moderators to act in line with these rules. Offences in this category include:
  • Impersonating a ScapeRune moderator or claiming to be a representative of ScapeRune.
  • Impersonating or claiming to be a forum or player moderator when you are not.
  • Stating that you or someone else is a player moderator on the forums.
  • Indicating that you own another account which is a moderator of any sort.

Rule 22 - Drugs and illegal activities

Discussion or references to drugs or other illegal activities are not tolerated on our forums. Moderators will use common sense in applying this rule. Offences in this category include:
  • Discussing drugs or illegal activities.
  • Making references to drugs or other illegal activities.

Our primary concern is the good of the community and we want to make it clear that these rules are not exhaustive. It may be necessary for us to take action against accounts in order to remove disruptive behaviour, even if it is not specifically mentioned in the rules. Moderators may sometimes use their personal judgement, with the overall interest of the wider community at heart, in order to curtail or remove disruptive behaviour that is not clearly covered by the rules, on a case by case basis.

When forum moderators apply this rule, the situation will always be liaised with ScapeRune mods and if necessary, clarified for future reference in the rule set.





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