Article 1: Racism:
Soccer is a game that unites the world and is beyond race, religion or creed. Racist behavior and comments that lead to discrimination or prejudice will not be tolerated under any circumstances. It will result in an automatic Ban or even a permanent expulsion without explanation.
Article 2: Images and web-links leading to pornography or images depicting violence: There is no place for Pornography or any other form of material that may be considered improper. Posting of such material will result in a Red Card for members offending the first time for a period of a month or more depending on the severity of the offense. Members offending more than once will be expelled permanently.
Article 3: Warez / Cracks / Piracy
Anyone found posting links to Illegal software downloads will be penalized with a Red Card for a period that will be indicated. A second offense and it will lead to a Ban or Expulsion depending on the nature of the content posted by the offender.
Let us make it clear – No Cracks, No Warez, No ‘Back-ups’.
Article 4: Verbal Abuse and Speech that portrays Malice :
Lighthearted swearing is perfectly legal in our books. But language that depicts violence, hate, bashing or prejudice of ANY kind towards a user in a spiteful manner will be dealt with utmost severity. A Verbal Warning or a Yellow Card will be meted out immediately and repeating offenders will be banned or expelled depending on the nature of the offense.
Article 5: Spamming:
Members posting the same material over and over and making ignorant and pointless threads will be given a Yellow Card immediately. Members offending more than once will be Red Carded or Banned – whichever may be more appropriate in that situation. Spamming is a serious offense and the offender can have his Internet privileges taken away if reported by Soccer Gaming to the person’s Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Article 6: Post Boosting:
Its Quality over Quantity here at Soccer Gaming. Pointless threads or posts will be deleted and people trying to Boost their Post Count will be warned if the offense is repeated over and over. Severe cases of post boosting will result in your post count being slashed in half or more or will result in a Yellow Card. Meaningless replies that convey nothing but the obvious can also be deemed as Post Boosting.
Article 7: Off-Topic Threads
Keep appropriate threads in the appropriate forums made for that purpose. Please go through the Contents and Descriptions of the individual forums on this board and make sure you post appropriately. For example the Soccer Forum is not the place to discuss about the latest Music album. The moderators or administrators will move the off-topic threads to the appropriate forum but members repeatedly making the same offense will be Verbally warned or will be Yellow Carded.
Article 8: Signature Images:
Signature images are a nice way to express yourselves. But remember it’s a privilege and can be taken away if you fail to comply with the rules. The size limits for Signature images are as Follows – 300 x 100 pixels and 60kb at the Maximum. And remember only ONE image per Signature.Members who fail to obey the size limits will have their signature images removed immediately and will be told to replace it with an image that fulfills the requirements. This is necessary so that members with even slow Internet connections will not have trouble loading pages here at the Soccer Gaming forums. Members will be warned and if you fail to comply a Yellow Card will be warranted immediately.
Article 9: Administrators and Moderators:
The Administrators and Moderators are here to make your experience at Soccer Gaming an enjoyable one. They are here to make sure the rules are followed and that the high standards set by Soccer Gaming are maintained. Any comments towards the Forum Moderators or Administrators that suggest hate, contempt or any other form of abuse will not be tolerated and the offending member will be Red Carded immediately and even expelled if the offense repeats itself.
Article 10: Multiple Accounts :
Remember - Only ONE account per person. If Multiple accounts are detected with an IP search, please note that both your accounts will be Banned.Also, if a user has been banned, it is not permissible to make another account.Otherwise your IP Address will be banned and you won't be able to access the site altogether.Also please note that if you do have existing Multiple accounts, please let the Administrators or Moderators know at your earliest.We will do the needful and it will prevent your un-necessary banning.
Article 11: Forum Languages :
Posting in Foreign Languages In order for the harmony and usibility of the SG forums to be preserved, it is essential that all users can understand each others posts, and therefore necessary for all posts to be in the same language. As the vast majority of our visitors are English speakers, it makes sense that all posts are made in English, and therefore it is now a breach of SG rules to post in any language other than English outside the Other Language forums. In the rare occasion that you have a good reason for posting in a foriegn language, it is essential that you provide an English translation. Anyone who persistantly posts in a language other than English, outside forums where English is not the primary language, will recieve only one warning before a yellow card is issued, and a red card will is issued if the offender still persists.
We as Team Soccer Gaming enjoy feedback from our members and appreciate any suggestions or complaints that you might have. Feel free to contact us with any feedback you might have. But please don’t whine. Your comments and complaints will be duly noted.
One Final point, these rules are not open for negotiation, or discussion, they are set and this post is a warning to try and prevent unneeded suspensions or bans.
Finally but most importantly – On behalf of Soccer Gaming, we wish you a pleasant stay.