Terms And Rules Updates

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    This thread serves as notification of updates to our Terms and Rules.

    Occasionally we will need to make updates to the Terms and Rules to which you all agreed when you registered on the site. Posts in this thread are to notify you of such changes before they occur. We believe all of these Terms and Rules to be in the best interest of the community as a whole. In most cases they should not affect how you interact with the site, and are here to keep the forums a safe and enjoyable place for everyone. If you have any questions or disagreements, please start a personal conversation with me here.
     
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    Changes:
    Effective Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at Midnight Pacific Time

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    Abuse of site systems

    You may not maliciously add, modify, or remove content posted by yourself or others.
    If you are found, at our discretion, to be editing posts with arbitrary intentions, removing posts
    to disrupt this site, posting spam content to the site, or otherwise causing problems, it could result
    in removal of site privileges and/or a temporary or permanent ban.

    Terms:

    You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through this site. By submitting, posting or displaying the Content on or through this site, you grant "Pirates Forums" a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through this site.

    You understand and agree that if you use this site after the date on which the Terms and Rules have changed, we will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Terms and Rules.
     
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    Effective Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at Midnight Pacific Time

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    Additions to "Abuse of site systems" clause

    [...] content posted that disrupts the community, such at those promoting other sites or games, will be removed at our discretion.
     
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    Additions to "Abuse of site systems" clause
    [...] This includes working around the censors we have setup.

    No Drama
    We do not allow drama here. Please conduct yourself respectfully and don't cause trouble between any group or individual. Persons responsible for drama could face a temporary or permanent ban.
     
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    Language
    We do not allow language that is obscene, bigoted, séxually explicit, or suggestive in nature. Additionally, you may not post harassing messages. Persons found posting such content could face a temporary or permanent ban.

    Discussion Topics
    You may not suggest, encourage, boast about, or discuss your participation in, any illegal activity. Persons found discussing such activities could face a temporary or permanent ban.
     
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    Effective with the last set of changes:

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    Additions to "Abuse of site systems" clause
    [...] Abuse of the like system is not allowed. Persons found, at our discretion, to be soliciting or exchanging likes could receive a temporary or permanent ban.
     
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    Effective Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at Midnight Pacific Time

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    Modifications to "Abuse of site systems" clause
    [...] Abuse of the like system is not allowed. Persons found, at our discretion, to be soliciting, exchanging, or spamming likes could receive a reduction in likes, a temporary ban, or lose the ability to like content entirely.

    To note, this is a final attempt to stop abuse of the like system before we start limiting the amount of likes you may give per day. Only use the like button for content that you genuinely like!

    Additions to "Discussion Topics" clause
    [...] Please keep posts in threads on-topic, or start a new thread if you have something off-topic to discuss. Off-topic posts are subject to removal.
     
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    Effective Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at Midnight Pacific Time

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    Modifications to "Abuse of Site Systems" clause
    Additionally, content posted that disrupts the community, such at those promoting other sites or non-Disney-affiliated games, will be removed at our discretion.

    To note, this means we are now allowing the discussion of games besides POTCO, so long as they are Disney-affiliated.
     
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    Modifications to "Abuse of Site Systems" clause
    Additionally, content posted that disrupts the community, such at those promoting other community sites, will be removed at our discretion.

    To note, this means we no longer restrict the discussion of games, regardless of affiliation with Disney.
     
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    Effective Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at Midnight Pacific Time

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    No Soliciting
    You may not approach members here, through either public or private messages, to request they purchase something for you or give you something of value unless that person has explicitly offered to do so.

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    Effective Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time

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    Modifications to "Soliciting" clause
    Soliciting includes pestering staff members about becoming a staff member.

    While we appreciate the enthusiasm, we will be in touch if we think you are a good fit. Asking to be a staff member multiple times will eliminate your chances in future staff considerations. Sorry.

    In addition, please be mindful of posting links to the new crop of Pirates' style games that are not yet playable. While I want everyone to be able to discuss these projects I continue to see new people sign up, make a single post linking to them, and never return.
     
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