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Terms and rules

The global rules of the Internet Forums SkyLore.net

Every user creating a SkyLore.net forums account automatically accepts these rules and is obliged to abide by them. Failure to comply with these rules will be met with penalties, as described below.

§1 General Provisions

  1. These Rules set out the terms and regulations concerning the use of the Internet forums operating under the SkyLore.net domain, especially the terms concerning the rights and obligations of the forums' users.
  2. Creating an account and using the forums actively or passively implies the informed acceptance of the Rules.
  3. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, use of the forums is intended for persons of age 13 or higher who have full capacity to enter into legal transactions or, if necessary, an appointed legal guardian who gave proper consent.
  4. It is forbidden to publish / link the pornographic websites, sites proclaiming racial hatred, discrimination, homophony, sites that are concerned with unauthorized distribution of software / or any copyright works.
  5. Advertising any websites other than SkyLore.net is strictly forbidden on the forums.
  6. Sending unsolicited messages or harassment of other forum users is forbidden and may result in a ban.
  7. While creating an account, the user agrees to receiving information concerning the functioning of the server, as well as the newsletter containing links to articles and advertisements of various servers to the e-mail address given while creating an account.

§2 Posts and Topics

  1. Posting any content which: infringes copyright; incites hatred and violence on the racial, sexual, religious, or any other background is strictly forbidden.
  2. The Administrator reserves the right to ban and/or delete the user account which contains content that violates the Rules or the effective law. The communication between the forums and the identified IP address will be blocked as well.
  3. Using the materials concerning the Users that were procured on the Forums or via the Forums for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.
  4. Posting content which discloses: personal data, photographs, e-mail addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers or any other sensitive data which enables identification of a user is strictly forbidden.
  5. Short statements which do not add to the subject or statements which are entirely irrelevant to the subject may be hidden and punished via a warning.
  6. Unrelated content should be communicated via a private message to the specific user.
  7. The Administration may delete, close, or edit a post/thread without giving any reason.
  8. It is forbidden to post in threads which did not have any activity for more than 30 days. Such posts will be considered spam.
  9. Any outbound links referred to in point 5 of General Provisions must be added in code tags.
  10. When posting a file download link, an attachment from virustotal.com with the results of the scanned file should be added as well.
  11. It is forbidden to post links to websites/files which bring financial benefits, e. g. adf.ly.
  12. It is forbidden to post trade offers in any form.
  13. Users which, despite having a permanent ban, come back to the forum using a different e-mail address will be automatically blocked on their current IP address.

§3 List of Penalties

  1. Failure to comply with the rules will result in a warning or a full ban, depending on the transgression.
  2. After gaining 5 warning points, the user loses the ability to post on the forum, after gaining 20 warnings, the user is banned permanently.
  3. Insulting other users may result in a ban without previous warning.
  4. Forum administration is obliged to carry out the provisions of the global rules of the forums and to enact punishment according to the committed offence.
  5. The users can remove their warning points by acting to the benefit of the SkyLore.net community by writing guides or by helping other users (sending a private message related to the topic).
  6. Forums administration may impose a warning conflicting with the List of Penalties in an individual and valid case.

§4 Final Provisions

  1. In the cases of users of the SkyLore.net forums breaking the law, the Administrator is not legally liable, but is obliged to immediately delete the reported content from the forums and ban the user’s account.
  2. Forums reserves the right to change the Rules at any time. The users of the Forums will be notified of the changes in the Rules on the Forums' website or after logging onto their User Account and they will have the option to either accept or reject the new Rules. Rejection of the Rules will result in: deleting the existing User Account and blocking the access to most of the Forums' content and functions (except for browsing the Forums).
  3. If you have any comments, remarks, and activities related to functioning of the Forums, please use the 'Contact Us' form at the bottom of the forums or contact us directly at: [email protected]
  4. These Rules enter into force on the day of publication on the Forums' front page.

By creating an account on the forums you accept the conditions stated above. Last edited: October 9, 2017

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