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Guidelines & Rules

  • All forum and community members must follow the guidelines outlined by the GSN Gaming Community Code Of Conduct.
  • Treat all other forum and community members with respect.
    • Treat everyone the way that you want to be treated. While GSN understands that debates will happen in a place such as a gaming community, the GSN staff will not tolerate racism, discrimination, harassment or personal attacks. This also includes verbal threats of any kind.
    • Be as polite as possible to new members. If they are unknowingly violating any of our rules or guidelines, politely push them in the right direction and provide any guidance you can.
    • GSN expects all forum and community members to treat our moderating and administrative staff with respect, no matter what.
    • By using our forums, you are agreeing to these rules and agree that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
  • Do not harass or abuse any other forum or community members.
    • This also includes verbal threats of any kind. If you come across a post or message that violates this rule, please use the ‘report’ button or notify a member of GSN staff right away.
  • The shoutbox is for socializing, and nothing else.
    • The shoutbox may seem like the fastest and easiest place for you to rant, rage, complain of server downtime, ask detailed questions and get the attention of admins. However, the shoutbox is strictly for socializing with others when members are not gaming. The shoutbox should NOT be used for
      • Disputing A Ban
      • Troubleshooting your computer or other technical components
      • Flaming/Raging/Disrespect
      • Contacting admins with questions about server uptime/downtime/maintenance.
    • Repeating any of the offenses listed above will result in a temporary ban. If you continue to disregard our rules for the shoutbox, you will have your rights to use the shoutbox revoked.
    • Don’t be a dick.
  • No duplicates threads. Learn to use the search function. Think before you post.
    • Duplicate threads are not allowed. Please use the in-forum google search engine to search for topics that might already being discussed. Repeat offenders will be dealt with accordingly.
    • When posting a new thread, please verify that you are posting in the correct area of the forum. GSN has many different sub-forums regarding gaming content for multitudes of games, general discussion and non-gaming content - so make sure you find the right place for your new thread.
    • Do not create a new thread if your previous thread disappears. Magic did not make it vanish, the forum moderators did. Duplicate threads are either merged or deleted.
  • Privacy Policy & User Security
    • For your own safety, we must ask you to refrain posting any personal information on the forums. This includes your full name, address, phone number, etc. For more details on privacy policy, please read our Privacy Policy and GSN Gaming Code of Conduct.
  • No Pornography.
    • Lets not reinvent the wheel here. There are plenty of other places around the web capable of hosting this type of content. This is a gaming community. Not a fapping community.
  • No Spam
    • Spamming is not permitted; please keep all your posts as constructive as possible. Refrain from posting excessively in a row and collate all your points in one post. Unnecessary bumping of topics is also considered spam. Please refrain from posting meaningless threads. Threads that contain only links and lack constructive dialogue will be deleted. Exceptions will be made for the ‘Media’ sub-forum and threads where gaming and non gaming videos are welcomed.
    • Registering on this website in an effort to advertise any personal content (e.g. a youtube/twitch channel, etc) is not allowed (or advertising of any kind). If you’re not here to get to know our community, take your advertising else where.
  • No Sharing and/or distributing copyrighted content.
    • Any sharing, distributing, or selling of copyrighted content on the forums in not permitted. Violators will be banned. This includes music, software, games, etc.
  • No Trolling
    • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest and/or disturbance on the forums.
    • Picking fights or insulting other members
  • Meme Trolling
    • When topics of a serious matter are being discussed, please refrain from posting memes that may aggravate or irritate the thread creator. There is a time and place.
  • No Duplicate Accounts
    • There is no reason for any member to have duplicate accounts. Except for BadBadRobot. Deal with it. Please note that if you are caught creating duplicate accounts to evade a forum/server ban, all your accounts will be globally banned without chance of being unbanned, period.
  • Do Not Abuse the Upvote/Downvote voting system
    • If you disagree with someone's post, by all means downvote it. That is what it’s there for. However, please do not continue to bombard other posts with downvotes. This includes finding posts irrelevant to the original thread and downvoting for no reason. This is a form of cyber bullying, and you can read about this below.
  • No Cyber Bullying
    • Cyber bullying is a very serious problem in this day and age. Anyone found participating in any acts that could be categorized as cyber bullying will be removed from the forums and community immediately. GSN is a place where people of all shapes and sizes can game and socialize. You can read more about what we expect from you as a forum/community member in our Code of Conduct.
  • Do Not Abuse Admin Powers
    • When granted admin powers, please do not abuse them. This includes.
    • Kicking/Banning for no reason on the forums (Although not directly related to the forums, this includes TeamSpeak/Game Servers)
    • Hiding/Deleting/Moving posts/threads without reason
    • Editing other members posts/profile/details