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Old 18-12-2011, 23:29
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ozfortress rules
  1. Community Wide
    1. ozfortress is a community which caters to any players who want to play Team Fortress competitively and socially. The community is run by administrators who rely heavily on all members for each action they take. The admin team is made up of current and past community members who have volunteered their own time to run and oversee the community.
    2. Each member of ozfortress is held to account by the below standards and each rule is enforced by the admin team.
    3. As a member of ozfortress how you behave in game is just as important as your actions in other mediums (such as IRC, forums, Steam chat). The administration team values each member's experience as most important to its continued success. ozfortress is not just about competitive fortress gaming, it is a community that offers a range of social and gaming opportunities to its members.
    4. The following rules are strictly enforced throughout any media through which ozfortress presents content to its community. Breaking of any of the following rules will result in the minimum of a three month ban from all ozfortress hosted competitions, message boards and IRC channel regardless of prior standing.
    5. Community wide rules
      1. Serious or repeated abuse of a sexual, racist or religious nature
      2. Serious or repeated abuse of ozfortress staff while carrying out his/her duties
      3. Serious abuse of a personal nature including but not limited to:
        1. Revealing of personal details
        2. Inappropriate use of photographs
      4. Any attempt to circumvent an enforced ban
      5. Any attempt to impersonate a member of ozfortress
  2. Forums
    1. These rules apply only to the ozfortress forums. All members must be aware that certain sections of the forums are heavily moderated and breaking of these rules will lead to infraction points being recorded against you which can have community wide repercussions.
    2. Infractions can be issued for community wide rules in addition to forum rules.
    3. Breaking of the following rules will result in the deletion of your post and a warning or infraction recorded against your account:
      1. Spam
        1. Deliberate posting of advertising material
        2. Links to external websites unrelated to the discussion
        3. Deliberate double (or more) posting (posting the same reply two or more times in a row)
      2. Trolling and/or Flame Baiting in Zero Tolerance forums
        1. Serious or repeated comments made with the intention of provoking anger or to antagonise another member of the community
        2. Serious or repeated comments which demean or attack other members of the community
        3. The following forums/posts will be enforced as 'Zero Tolerance':
          • All News Posts
          • Stickied threads in ALL forums, even forums not marked as zero tolerance
          • Match Discussion Forums
          • Captains Forum
          • Help Forum
          • For Sale Forum
          • Mentoring Forum
          • Feedback Forum
      3. Reposting threads/posts that have been previously deleted by a moderator
      4. Off-Topic or Disallowed Material
        1. Posting threads which are unrelated to the topic of the specific forum
        2. Posting of copyrighted material without proper reference or permission
        3. Posting of pornographic material outside of the 'NSFW' forum.
      5. Creating multiple forum user accounts
      6. Posting personal and/or private information that you have not been given permission to post
        • Real names
        • Personal phone numbers
        • Home Addresses
        • Private Photos
      7. For profit advertising is only permitted after seeking approval from the administration team
  3. IRC
    1. The purpose of IRC is for players of ozfortress to discuss TF2 related things as well as non-game related topics. It is a meeting point for members and as such is moderated to a lesser extent than other areas of the community however not exempt from rules.
    2. If you are banned any ozfortress medium, you may be subject to bans from IRC at the discretion of the IRC operators.
    3. Breaking the following rules may result in punishment:
      • Repeated Trolling or Flame Baiting as outlined above
      • Repeated Posting of Spam as outlined above
      • Posting of Inappropriate content without proper tagging of material as NSFW
      • Attempts to flood the server or players within the server during an ozfortress game
      • Abuse to admins will NOT be tolerated and is treated as a serious offense
  4. Punishments
    1. Punishments for breaches of rules are dealt with via a system of infraction points. Details of infractions that will be issued are supplied here.
    2. Some punishment levels will carry over to game and IRC bans, depending on the level of infraction points reached. These bans are explained in more detail at the above link for infraction detail, and are listed here.
Last edited by mercury; 18-10-2012 at 16:24.
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Old 10-02-2012, 18:11
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ozfortress enforces a set of rules (listed above) by a system of infraction points. You are issued infraction points which correspond to specific rule breaches, and carry different points and expiration times.

Serious infractions never expire, while minor and midway infractions expire depending on the specific rule that has been broken.

Bans will be issued at different point levels, and carry different ban lengths and game bans depending on how many points you have accrued. They are detailed below.

Additionally, we list the infractions that can be issued and their corresponding rule.

Ban levels
  • 5 points - 1 week ban
  • 10 points - 1 month ban
  • 25 points - 3 month ban, 1 match ban
  • 35 points - 6 month ban, 1 month match ban
  • 50 points - 12 month ban, 3 month match ban
  • 60 points - permanent ban for both website and competition

Infractions
  • Major Infractions - Never expire
    • Serious or repeated abuse of a sexual, racist or religious nature [Rule 1.5.1]
    • Serious or repeated abuse of ozfortress staff while carrying out his/her duties [Rule 1.5.2]
    • Serious abuse of a personal nature [Rule 1.5.3]
    • Inappropriate use of photographs [Rule 1.5.3.1]
    • Revealing of personal details [Rules 1.5.3.2, 2.3.6]
    • Any attempt to circumvent an enforced ban [Rule 1.5.4]
    • Any attempt to impersonate a member of ozfortress [Rule 1.5.5]
    • Spammer [Rule 2.3.1]
  • Infractions - Expire in 12 months
    • Serious or repeated comments made with the intention of provoking anger or to antagonise another member of the community in a Zero Tolerance forum [Rule 2.3.2.1]
    • Serious or repeated comments which demean or attack other members of the community in a Zero Tolerance forum [Rule 2.3.2.2]
    • Deliberate posting of advertising material without approval of ozfortress [Rule 2.3.1]
    • Reposting threads/posts that have been previously deleted by a moderator [Rule 2.3.3]
    • Creating multiple forum user accounts [Rule 2.3.5]
  • Minor Infractions - Expire in 1 month
    • Deliberate double (or more) posting (posting the same reply two or more times in a row) [Rule 2.3.1.3]
    • Links to external websites unrelated to the discussion [Rule 2.3.1.2]
    • Off-Topic or Disallowed Material [Rule 2.3.4]
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Old 18-10-2012, 16:24
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18/10/2012: Added new rule to clarify our advertising policy (moves advertising to rule 2.3.7 instead of 2.3.1.1)
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