Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on US Military Gamers. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Registration and Account Usage

    1. All visitors are welcome to register and join in our public conversations. #
    2. A valid email address is required to register/use the forum. Existing accounts whose email address has become inaccessible will need to contact an administrator to have their email address updated. #
    3. Forum users are permitted a single account only. Double registrations using the same email address are not allowed. #
    4. Usernames must have a minimum of 4 characters and no more then 20 characters. #
    5. Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters and must include letters and numbers. During registration the password box will provide guidance on the security of your password. #
    6. Passwords will be required to be changed at least once a year. (365 days) #
    7. Users will not be allowed to change their username after their account has been created. Certain exceptions will be made. Contact an administrator to discuss options on username changes. #
    8. Your forum profile is your responsibility to maintain. Your forum name must adhere to rules regarding posts with respect to professionalism and politeness. #
  2. General

    1. We are aware that not everybody is a native English speaker, but this is an English speaking military veterans community, so please only use English or Military Slang. #
    2. Any links to warez, cracks, or any other material that does not respect copyright are not allowed, and will be removed. #
    3. All users deserve equal respect as any other. #
    4. Any racist remarks will lead to your instant removal. #
    5. Advertising, solicitation and other spam are rude, take up lots of space, and generally cause an eyesore, and thus, are generally not allowed. Exceptions for links, or linking to external content is allowed, but must be directly related to the topic. #
    6. The administration/moderation team reserves the right to edit or delete contributions at any time. Every effort will be made to do this in a kind and professional manner. Warnings, blocks, or bans are made at the sole discretion of the forum staff. #
  3. Posting

    1. Please read the forum descriptions and stickies before posting to see if you’re posting in the correct location #
    2. Use the search function first if you have a question on whether a topic has been started or not. #
    3. Compose your topic in the appropriate forum and do not post the same topic in multiple forums (so-called "cross postings"). #
    4. Try to make your subject clear and concise. Others should know, or have a good idea what the topic is about before opening the thread. This also increases the likelihood others will participate in the conversation and assists with searching for corresponding topics. (example : wrong: "HELP!" - right: "Problem with my desktop internet") #
    5. Messages should not contain any content which could be considered defamatory, offensive, illegal, obscene, deliberately provocative, or inflammatory. #
    6. Your posting must be your own content. You must be truthful and factual, and opinions and unsubstantiated statements must be acknowledged as such. You must not mislead, misquote, or attempt to impersonate or pose as another person when posting. #
    7. Public debates are understandable but undesirable. Especially if they get out of hand. The Private Message function can be used to clarify differences. #
    8. If a topic seems "too stupid", or "silly" to you, remember, you don't need to participate there, so ignore it and do not post anything negative just because you don't agree. #
  4. Private Messaging

    1. We respect your privacy, private messages remain private. The only case we read a private message is if a specific user complains and gives us the id of that message. #
  5. Images and Profiles

    1. Signatures may contain up to five lines of normal sized text OR a single image that is no more than 100px tall and 500px wide and two lines of small sized text. The font size of signatures should be normal or small only. #
    2. Avatars should be no larger than 100x100 and smaller in size than 205kb. #
  6. Moderating policies and Contacting Us

    1. All rules apply to forum posts as well as private messages and cover any subdomains owned by, and all USMG Discord and IRC channels. #
    2. The USMG Community Team is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of these rules. Warnings and bans or placement on the moderation queue will be utilized only as necessary to keep our services running smoothly. #
    3. If you have any problems with a moderation staff member, contact the administrator by private message or via the contact us link. #
    4. Report any posts you feel contradict our policies by using the "Report this post" feature and the Community Team will handle them as needed. Please do not reply to these posts yourself. #
    5. Attempts to evade bans or moderation queue will result in further discipline. If you feel you have been treated unfairly by a team member, please contact the administrator using the Contact Us button at the bottom of this page. #