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Forum Code Of Conduct
Last Updated: 01/18/2017

In order for us to ensure our community experience is an overall positive one, we require that all players read our Code of Conduct, which covers our rules, guidelines, and expectations regarding behavior and interactions on our forums.

Our community philosophy:
  • Be respectful- there's a person on the other side of the screen
  • Be helpful
  • Encourage responsible use of our forums and site and discourage disruptive or toxic behavior
  • Encourage a civil, constructive, and creative space for our community

In using the Flight Rising Forums, you agree to abide by the following Code of Conduct. Failure to do so may result in a loss of forum privileges. Depending on the severity of a violation, penalties may include an account warning, suspension, or account closure depending on the severity of the incident.

Forum Etiquette

The Flight Rising forums are public. What is posted is visible to anyone who visits the forums. The content on our forums can have an impact on them, positive or negative. The following are a list of basic courtesies and expectations to help create an enjoyable atmosphere and experience for our community. These are meant to complement our Code of Conduct, not replace it so please read this article thoroughly.

In order to provide a consistent experience for our players, if a thread or post does not meet these expectations they will be moderated appropriately but it is not likely to result in any forum penalties.

However, forum penalties may be issued in the event the behavior is repeated or the account has a history of rule violations in our forums.

By posting in our forums, you have made a choice to actively engage in discussion with other Flight Rising players. While you are not obligated to reply, by posting anywhere in our forums you understand you are participating in discussion forums and will most likely receive replies from other members of the Flight Rising community.

Before Posting

Read the stickies at the top of each forum, especially “Welcome to the Forums!

If you are looking for help, use Forum Search to see if someone has posted about the topic in the past - the answer may be there!

Posting Threads and Replies

Thread titles should be relevant to the topic.

Thread titles should not be in all-capital letters or random mix of capital and non-capital letters.
  • tITLeS sHoUlD NOt lOOk LIKe tHIs

Threads should be on topic and if in a discussion forum, open to discussion. Private messages are best suited for private discussions.

Refrain from reviving old threads unless the content is relevant and constructive.

Be considerate of your fellow players when posting. Threads and posts should not use font formatting that may make the text difficult for others to read (Ex: using fonts that are excessively small, large, or light in color.

Religion & Politics

Flight Rising is a game, and our forums should reflect that. Video games are meant to be an escape, a means of relaxing away from the pressures of the real world.

After much discussion and review of player feedback, threads dedicated to topics which fall under religion or politics may be removed without warning. We understand these topics can and do come up organically during discussion. We will review these discussions as needed, with context and intent in mind.

Code of Conduct

Read the Terms of Use and our rules and policies before posting.

Be respectful to forum members, volunteer moderators, and staff.

Stay on topic, creating a separate post if needed.

Do not post threads solely to advertise in another forum.

Do not spam the forum. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Posting the same thread/subject across multiple forums
  • Posting the same thread repeatedly in the same forum
  • Posting the same post/response in multiple threads
  • Posting threads seeking free items, food, currency, or dragons *
  • “Private” chats or conversations *
  • Excessively long documents (Ex: The Bee Movie script) *
  • Posting solely to increase post count or for stars
    • This will result in your forum star(s) being reset
  • Threads or posts that contain nothing but meaningless content, gibberish, "l33tsp34k", etc are NOT okay
    • Silly threads are okay
    • Photoshop threads are okay, as long as similar content is constrained to one thread versus many

Do not bump threads in discussion forums. This includes but is not limited to:
  • “Up”, “bump”, “to the top!”, “^”, etc.
  • Bumping a thread and deleting the post that bumped it (“ghost-bumping”)
  • The following forums are EXEMPT:
    • Dragons for Sale
    • Items for Sale
    • Flight Sales
    • Art Sales
    • Raffles
    • Dragon Trading
    • Find a Dragon

Do not post threads or replies meant to "troll". Accounts made to troll will be closed."Trolling" is defined as:
  • Commenting/posting in a manner intended to elicit overly strong negative and emotional responses
  • Commenting/posting for shock value
  • Using thread titles or link descriptions to “bait” players into clicking
  • Attempts to derail threads
  • Personal attacks

Do not post threads requesting or providing medical advice or counseling

Do not use light or bright, difficult-to-read font colors.

Do not post or use bright flashing or vibrating gifs
  • Applies to forum posts, forum signatures, Clan/dragon biographies, private messages.
  • It is okay to post gifs, it is not okay to post gifs with the intent to harm or bother someone.

Do not make threats against other members.
  • This includes referring to violence or death in any capacity towards the company or any individual.
  • Using the forums or PMs to encourage, promote, endorse, or incite any kind of legal action against the company or any individual is strictly prohibited.

Do not use profanity, insults, or personal attacks.
  • This includes "masked" language or finding "creative" ways to get around the profanity filter
  • This includes images, signatures, and links to offsite content.
  • Posts that attack another member, that single out a player for ridicule, or that accuse someone of inappropriate in-game actions will be removed without notice.
  • Report this type of issue to staff through Contact Us

Do not engage in personal attacks against forum members, "name & shame," character assassination, blacklisting. This includes but is not limited to
  • Posts that attack another member, that single out a player for ridicule, or that accuse someone of inappropriate in-game actions will be removed without notice.
  • Posts or threads that single out another player or players and provide enough information to identify them
  • “Vent” or “rant” style threads that target or criticize how other players interact with the site
    • (“I hate that there is a group of people who like triple purple dragons”)
    • Passive-aggressive posts that clearly refer to a specific player or group of players
  • Immediately report this type of issue to staff through Contact Us so that we can investigate it

Do not engage in malicious reporting. This is defined as:
  • Reporting a player for a violation and continue to engage with them after
  • Post threads/comments meant to troll or target other players and then report the reactions

Do not engage in personal attacks against volunteer forum moderators or Flight Rising staff.
  • This includes but is not limited to direct attacks, targeted sarcasm, patronizing language, etc.
  • You may contact staff directly through Contact Us if you have concerns or feedback about a decision.
  • Please note that abuse of staff members or volunteer moderators in forum posts may result in a loss of forum privileges, a suspension, and/or account closure, depending on severity and account history.

Do not "mini-mod" This includes but is not limited to:
  • Attempting to control how others post - players are free to ignore threads they do not like or want to see
    • This includes the Suggestions Forum - please review our Suggestions Forum Policy to learn what behavior we expect on this board.
  • Threatening to report a member (“I’m going to report you.”)
  • Informing another member they have been reported (“You’ve just been reported.”)
  • Telling a volunteer moderator how to moderate
  • Offer gifts in exchange for moderation

Do not discuss Customer Support decisions or account actions.
  • Threads made to do this will be removed without warning
  • Accounts made for this purpose will be closed without warning

Do not post about or discuss thread moderation. Locks, removals, edits are done at moderator discretion, following guidelines set by the Flight Rising staff and in accordance with this Code of Conduct, the site Rules & Guidelines, and the Terms of Use.
  • We reserve the right to remove threads or posts without notification or follow-up.
  • Any questions regarding thread moderation should be sent directly to the staff through Contact Us.

Do not post petitions, "I demand an answer" threads, conspiracy threads, or comments about circumventing the rules.

Do not post on behalf of a suspended or banned user.

Do not scam players - we may not support various types of transactions but we do not support scamming either. Scamming can result in account actions up to and including permanent account closure.

Do not post content or link to content with "leaked" or "mined" information about the Flight Rising game. If it hasn't been released into the game or a part of our official Kickstarter information, it will be removed without notice.

All forum content is permitted or removed at Flight Rising's discretion

You further agree to not post or otherwise transmit content that:

  • Infringes or violates any third party rights.
  • Violates laws or regulations.
  • Transmits real-life personal information about other players, people you know, or Flight Rising staff.
  • Involves the use of illegal drugs or performing illegal activities.
  • Promotes hatred of or insultingly refers to:
    • Any race, nation, or culture.
    • Any aspect of sexual orientation or gender identity.
    • Religions or religious figures.
    • Real-world political figures. *
    • Physical or mental disabilities.
  • Refers to violent sexual acts, pornography, inappropriate references to human anatomy or bodily functions, gratuitously offensive content, or intent to commit real life violent acts.
    • This includes offering or seeking art with this type of content
    • Roleplay may use existing site content, ex: war with the Shade, Beastclans, Plague Flight, Emperors, etc.
    • Roleplay may not have gratuitous or implied violence that is not in line with existing site lore; language and imagery that implies or overtly states non-consensual sex, child abuse, domestic abuse, etc is not permitted.
  • Initiates cross-site trades using the currency or items of games/sites that do not permit cross-site trading, violates their Terms of Use or violates their trading rules.

In addition, you agree not to engage in any of the following behaviors:

  • Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Flight Rising employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.

  • Take any action, upload, post, email, link to, or otherwise transmit any content that contains viruses, malicious software, cheats, or processes intended to automate gameplay. If you would like to legitimately report such material, please send a message to staff through Contact Us.

  • Post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation.

  • Attempt to gain access to a password, other account information, or other private information. Remember: Flight Rising staff and volunteer moderators will NEVER ask for your password. Do not reveal your password or sensitive account information to anyone.

  • "Stalk" or otherwise harass another member.

  • Advertise or solicit the sale or trade of a Flight Rising account; advertise or solicit the sale or trade of any account or item related to another game that does not permit such trades; advertise or solicit the sale of gold or items for real world currency; promote or aid in any such transaction.

  • Improperly use the customer support ticketing system or make false reports to Flight Rising staff.

You agree that Flight Rising may take whatever steps it deems necessary to maintain a suitable forum environment at its sole discretion and without notice to you.

These rules are intended to maintain a healthy, creative, constructive space for all of our players to interact with each other and staff. If you have any feedback or questions regarding our forums, please feel free to send us a message through Contact Us - we always welcome constructive feedback! Please be advised that we do receive a high volume of tickets and may not always be able to personally reply to your message but we read everything.

Thank you for your support and cooperation. Welcome to Flight Rising and its forums, enjoy your stay!

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