Join Date: Jan 2000
GameAxis Forums Usage Guidelines *Please read before posting* Updated 1 Jun 2010
This is put up for the purpose of clarification and accessibility to the usage guidelines for GameAxis forums. I hope this will create a more conducive environment for forum discussions to all users.
Kindly refer to the following links for details:
Terms of Service - http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/pages/tos
FAQ - http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/faq.php
From the Terms of Service, kindly take particular note of the following:
6. USER CONDUCT
As a condition of your use of this Web site, you warrant to HardwareZone.com that you will not use this Web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices.
This Web site contains forums, chat areas, bulletin board services, communities and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively, "Communities"). You agree to use the Communities only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Forum (see 7. FORUMS CONDUCT). By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Community, you will not:
(a) Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, annoy, pester, solicit, offend, insult, abuse, injure any other users, or commit any unlawful or tortious acts against other users or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
(b) Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, improper, profane, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, contains depictions of violent or sexual acts, lewd, crude, indecent, inaccurate, false, misleading, illegal, political, racist, religious, blasphemous or unlawful Content.
(c) Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a HardwareZone.com official, forum moderator, administrator, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
(d) Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
(e) Upload files or programmes that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or impair the operation and functionality the Web site, Services, servers or any computer.
(f) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
(g) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(h) Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose.
(i) Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
(j) Download any file posted by another user of a Forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
(k) Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
(l) Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communities.
(m) Promote, facilitate, encourage or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals. This may include, but is not limited to, providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other weapons, and creating "Crush" sites.
(n) Violate, facilitate or encourage the violation of any law or proprietary or other rights of any third party, violate any obligation of confidentiality, or falsely state or imply that such Content is sponsored or endorsed by HardwareZone.com.
(o) Collect or store personal data about other users.
(p) Solicit for funds or donations.
7. FORUMS CONDUCT
You agree and acknowledge that during your interaction in any particular forum,
(a) You will only post relevant topics or replies.
(b) You will not post any topic as an employee of any related industries to the specific forum representing your brand(s) or service(s) or product(s).
(c) You will not 'hijack' any topic to your advantage.
(d) You will not intentionally put up false, misleading, incomplete or inaccurate information.
(e) You will not take part in any flame wars.
(f) You will ensure that your forum avatar and signature conforms to these guidelines.
(g) You will abide by all other forum rules and guidelines as outlined here.
In addition to the above, the following usage guidelines will apply to all GameAxis forums:
1. No discussion on piracy. We have received numerous feedback and complaints that there are rampant dealings of pirated materials, such as movies, software, games. Please note that possession and transaction of piracy materials is an offence by Singapore Law. In a bid to stop such illegal activity, we've taken steps to work with the Singapore Police Force. All culprits' IP addresses will be reported to the Singapore Police Force, who will be assisting us to track down these culprits.
2. No commercial affiliate links which enable the user to earn monetary or other rewards by promoting products, goods and services from a commercial entity. (ie Playasia affiliate member links)
3. All mass order arrangements and buy/sell threads should be carried out in the respective Buy/Sell/Trade forums.
4. Do not advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose or entity.
5. No discussion on microtransaction, RMT (Real Money Trading), and illicit sales. (ie Gold farming)
6. No discussion on unlicensed online game servers.
Clan Recruitment Guidelines
Original thread link - http://forums.gameaxis.com/showthread.php?t=1506122
Originally Posted by Xerynn
In light of the recent clan debacle, I think a lot of people here want to know GAX's stand on clan recruitment, so here's a simple FAQ that should hopefully put all speculation to rest.
1. I started my own clan of players, can I recruit GAX members to join me?
Sure thing. GAX would be more than happy to accommodate different clans, provided clan activities are conducted within GAX forums.
2. What if my clan is based on another forum? Can I still recruit from GAX?
No, because that defeats our objective of making GAX the central community for SG players. After all, it's quite unfair to recruit from GAX and carry out activities elsewhere.
3. If I'm from a clan on another forum, can I still participate in discussions in GAX?
Of course. We more than welcome you to. However, please take note of Points 1 and 2 above.
4. Are we allowed to *gasp* mention the names of other clans here?
Of course la!
5. Ok, then I want to base my clan in GAX, but it is too troublesome as I have no administrative control here.
If you think there are features that could be useful in helping you manage your clan in GAX, do suggest them in the Feedback Channel so we can look into implementing them. We want to make GAX a nice home for all clans
6. Can I display my clan forum signature here?
Of course, but no hyperlinks, please.
7. I'm from another clan, why do my posts keep getting deleted?
In all probability, your post was deemed as flame bait. This includes, but not limited to, snide remarks about our rules with malicious undertones, smear campaigns against fellow members or moderators, and threats of any kind. Basically, any post that is irrelevant to discussion and stirs tensions, making other members feel uncomfortable. GAX should be a place for members to relax and discuss games, not a tension-filled place.
8. I heard members from other clans got banned. Will I get banned too?
If you persist in going against Clan Recruitment, Signature and Posting guidelines, even after repeated warnings, then you will be banned. The rules apply to every GAX member, no matter what clan you're from.
9. Why was my post deleted but not his? Is GAX biased?
This is probably the most common question asked to moderators across all forums. The key thing to understand here, is moderators are humans that take action based on their interpretations of the rules. There are a lot of subjective "grey areas" and we just try our best to take care of the forums, based on our understanding of the rules.
If you spot any inconsistencies, do raise it nicely in the Feedback channel and we will try to standardize it. Try to look at it positively - we can clarify the grey areas one by one, and I hope this can be a start.
Originally Posted by Xerynn
You can now request for private forums for your clans if you already have a substantial mass of members, ~ 50.
Simply PM me
For further inquiries, suggestions and feedback please bring forth to GameAxis Online Feedback Forum
or contact any of our moderators and administrators. Thank you for your attention.
It is better to keep quiet and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.