Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Cynosure. 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. Terms of Use

    1. These Board Rules constitute the Terms of Use as outlined in the Cynosure Constitution. By creating and maintaining an account on these forums, you agree to be bound by these terms and to any changes made to these terms thereafter. As part of your adherence to these terms, you agree to be bound by the Cynosure Constitution and any subsequent laws as produced by the Cynosure Senate. #
    2. You agree that you are over the age of thirteen (13) and that any unauthorized users under the age of thirteen (13) will have their accounts deleted without notice upon discovery. #
    3. You agree that your failure to follow any of the terms outlined on this page shall be under the purview of the Cynosure administrative team, and that your failure to follow the Constitution and any subsequent laws as produced by the Cynosure Senate shall be under the purview of the Cynosure Court. #
    4. These Terms of Use shall not in any way be used to impact freedom of speech providing such freedom is used in a way that is respectful and doesn't contravene these terms. #
    5. Unless specified, where real life legalities come into effect, these Terms of Use are governed under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom and will be interpreted in accordance with UK law. #
  2. Content

    1. You may use the forums only to post comments, messages and material that are proper and appropriate to it. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. #
    2. You agree to post in a way that is respectful of other users, and agree not to post content that is considered likely to flame, abuse, provoke, offend, threaten, defame, stalk or harass users in any way. #
    3. You agree not to post content that contains libellous, abusive, racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist, sexually explicit, obscene or otherwise vulgar or in bad taste material. #
    4. You agree to not post content that breaks any local, state, county, national or international law, or that infringes upon any rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights and trademarks). #
    5. You agree to not post content that is invasive of privacy or impersonation of any person/entity on or off these forums. Content that is invasive of privacy includes IP addresses, IRC hostmasks, and any information that would make an individual's real life private information available. #
    6. You agree not to post content that contains viruses or any other harmful computer software, or that contains information, materials or links to Warez, Roms, CD-Keys, Cracks, Passwords, or Serial Numbers. #
    7. You agree not to post content that contains information, materials or links to anything on the following topics: Gambling, Hacking, Illicit drugs, Terrorism, chain letters, or pyramid schemes. #
    8. The above terms where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may additionally lead to the revocation of private messaging. #
  3. Behaviour

    1. You agree not to create multiple accounts for any reason. Exemptions may be made with agreement from the Grand Master in accordance with Cynosure Law. #
    2. You agree not to act in any way which would damage or destroy some or all of this forum, or to hack this forum in an attempt to gain control of any forum account that is not your own. Any such actions shall result in an instant permanent ban. #
    3. You agree not to bump a thread more than once every 24 hours, and not to excessively multi-post (posting multiple times in a row; it's best to edit posts if you need to add things). #
  4. Policing

    1. The Grand Master and any registered Guardians are the only members of the Cynosure Order who shall have the power to enforce these Terms of Use. The Grand Master has final say in all matters in regards to violations of the Terms of Use. #
    2. Failure to adhere to these terms will result in either an informal or formal warning depending on the severity. The Cynosure Order follows a three strike process when enforcing these rules. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days. #
    3. Arguing with any member of the Cynosure Order through any medium after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above. #
    4. Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the Grand Master, who has the purview of removing any unwarranted warnings as they see fit. #
    5. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban or other moderator action will lead to a permanent ban of your account(s). Circumvention includes re-registering or using an already registered account under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses, using a new email account, or any other action that can be taken to evade moderator action to hide your identity as the owner of the sanctioned account. #
    6. The Grand Master has final say on any permanent bans given through violation of the Terms of Use and may only issue these as a last resort. Any time a permanent ban has been put into effect, this shall constitute an automatic ejection and removal from the region. #
  5. Amendments

    1. The Grand Master reserves the right to change these terms at any time in accordance with Constitutional guidelines. All changes will be effective at the time they are posted. Your continued use of the Cynosure regional forums will constitute your acceptance of any modifications made. #
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