1. General Forum Rules
The general forum rules of course apply in this section, as would be expected.
No harassment, bullying or trolling, this includes but is not limited to: racism, discrimination, sectarianism and homophobia. No posting of copyrighted material such as games and movies. No doxing. No inappropriate videos or images on the forum, this applies to your posts, signatures and avatars. Use the search function before posting questions. English posts only — for foreign languages, use the appropriate section. No spamming. No hijacking or derailing of threads. Do not advertise other servers or the sale of real life goods.
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to a ban depending on severity.2. Spamming / Repeating / Paraphrasing What's Been Said Already
This is a very important rule.
This section falls victim to this quite a lot. You are not allowed to do this at all as it creates un-needed cluster and confusion. We appreciate genuine efforts from those who help others on the forums but repeating what has already been said in order to get your post count up does not fly here. We do not tolerate excuses of trying to justify your spamming with the usual "I'm just trying to help out" excuses. If you feel that additional information can be given to the player in need, then do so without replicating what has been said by others.
This also includes twisting your words to make it look like your input is different to another player's input when it really just explains the exact same things as someone else has said before. If you feel that your input is borderline the same as what's already been posted then don't risk yourself getting punished.Examples:
Player 1 Wrote:
You can see all the factions by going to the Factions Forum Section (link)
Player 2 Wrote:Hi there,
You can see what factions (and the rules) are currently around the server by going to the faction forums, it will show you everything there.
Yeah, pretty much like John Doe said, you need to make a FoCo Support ticket. They will help you out and assist you with your issue.
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to a ban depending on severity.3. Backseat Moderating
There is an extra emphasis on this rule
. Backseat Moderating is not permitted in any part of the forum, however this section is the most renowned for people doing it. We understand that you are here to help others out just like we are, but we appreciated that you leave the forum moderation to LS:RP Staff. If there is something that needs to be locked or handled in this section, please report the post (the exclamation mark with the yellow background) and state the issue.Example:
Hey, you can lock your thread by using the lock option at the bottom right of your screen.
Punishments: Forum warning. Temporary ban for repeated offending.4. Thread Inactivity
For the sake of keeping the section tidy and to make sure your topic is active, you need to update your topic if you still need assistance with your issue. If your topic has been inactive for Three (3) days then your topic will be locked and archived. When your topic has no replies after 24 hours you can feel free to reasonably bump your topic if you still need assistance with your issue.
Excessively bumping your topic (e.g every few hours) can result in a verbal or forum warning.5. Lock Your Thread
Make sure to lock your own thread when you are satisfied and your question is concluded. This helps LS:RP Staff tidy up the section more efficiently.
The lock button is located on your topic at the bottom right of your screen.6. Warez
Copies of any original files from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and other product are not to be posted here. In the end, as good as your intentions might have been you are NOT allowed to post such kind of links in a public forum like this. If you are doing so you are in fact breaking a law, because such files were simply not permitted by Rockstar to be uploaded for the public. They are meant to be kept in the gta3.img and nowhere else, that just concerns the original files you might want to extract from your gta3.img to help someone.
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to a ban depending on severity and malice of post.