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      Advertising RS Gambling is Forbidden!   04/16/2017

        Advertising any kind of RuneScape gambling games (such as the popular flower game and dice game) will not be allowed in these forums.   This measure was taken by no other motive than your own protection as these gambling games are often scams.   As a friendly advice, we also recommend to avoid them while you're playing in-game. Some players will attempt to build your trust in order to scam a larger portion of your wealth off you. Be careful.   If you have any questions, feel free to contact a Forum Moderator.
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      Forum Rules   04/16/2017


        In this thread, you'll find an up to date copy of our forum rules. Please take some time to read these as it will ensure your RuneHQ Experience will be a good one!

      1. The most important rule we have on RuneHQ is respect. Do not do anything which may disrespect or offend another member of the forums in any way. Examples include but are not limited to: Flaming, being rude, trolling, or just intentionally being mean to other users. Swearing, or vulgar language. Acronyms that include swearing may be tolerated but only if they are being used in a positive sense, rather than being used to be rude or disrespect other members or RuneHQ staff. Opinions on subjects like religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, and politics which could be deemed offensive toward someone of different beliefs. Exceptions are made in the debate forum but any topic that starts a flame war will immediately be locked. Accusing people of lying, cheating, or anything similar. Begging for things from others; although not disrespectful in itself, it is rude to them to keep asking for things. 2. Use good posting etiquette. This is fairly self-explanatory, but examples of poor posting etiquette are: Spamming: posting the same topic or reply over and over, posts containing no content (one word replies), and posts that do not relate to the topic at hand. Bumping certain topics is acceptable as long as there is no more than one post made per 12 hours. Posting in the wrong board. Posting a duplicate topic or one very similar to an existing topic (does not apply to market). Double posting in a topic, even if it is not bumping; you should use the edit button instead. Posting in all caps. Creating “Activate my Runetrack” topics – You are more than welcome to add your Runetrack image to your signature, this will also work in the same way to activate your account. Backseat moderating will not be tolerated by anyone, staff included (Unless of course you are a Moderator, Manager, or Admin). Instead of posting telling users that they broke rules, use the report button to report the post to a Forum Moderator. 3. There are certain things on the forums that are not to be discussed or asked for. Most are fairly obvious, but some may not be. They are: Staff issues, these should never be discussed with non-staff, regardless of whether you or the other person is former staff. Any kind of material that is inappropriate for RuneHQ's age range; there are people under 13 here. Asking for new forums and categories should be via a PM to a Manager or Admin staff member only. Asking to be given a new rank or put in a new usergroup is not allowed to be posted on the forums. Asking to be made a staff member is not allowed to be posted on the forums. See this topic if you wish to become Staff. 4. All United States' laws apply and take precedence over national and international laws which also apply to this forum. Encouraging another user to break laws will not be tolerated. 

      Some examples are: Posting malicious content on the forums like spyware or viruses. Copyright infringement. Any type of file sharing discussion. Any form of plagiarism, including taking another users signature or avatar. If you are going to use an avatar or signature that was created by someone else for you, please make sure that you credit that person. Discussion or pictures of any illegal activity, illegal drug use or underage smoking or drinking. 5. Advertising other sites and outside linking is not allowed unless they are listed below as an allowed link. 

      Approved links: http://www.worldtimeserver.com if you are hosting an event. Links to other GlobalGamingHQ sites are allowed. Links to runescape.com or jagex.com are allowed. Links to GeUpdater (created by former RuneHQ staff member, McSwindler) are allowed Links to Runetrack are allowed Links to Twitch are allowed Links to Twitter are allowed The following links are unacceptable: Sites featuring people in various stages of undress, or anything that would be considered inappropriate for small children. Links to automatically attack other members in the battle system are not allowed. Outside links are only allowed in the following boards: Clans, RuneScape Pics and Vids, and The Lounge. These boards have specific rules regarding links, be sure and read those rules before posting.

      You may have outside links in your homepage field and in your About Me section on your profile, however, it must not link to another RuneScape fansite, or site which breaks any of RuneHQ's rules (excluding the outside link rule). If someone deems your content to be inappropriate you may find it removed and/or disciplines received.

      6. RuneHQ has general rules that do not fall into any other category: Making multiple forum accounts or using someone else's forum account is not allowed. You are only allowed to have and use a single forum account. All RuneScape and Jagex rules apply to this board. We also do not allow discussion of any RuneScape clients that are not endorsed by Jagex or RuneHQ. 7. Image, Signature and About Me Rules

      General image limits No image posted on RuneHQ forums may exceed 600px width! Topics with large image content, over 100kb in total filesize on a single page, need to have a large image warning. Topics are not allowed to be over 500kb in total filesize in a single page without first getting the permission of the manager of that forum (exclusions for Graphic Creations apply). Signature and About Me areas have the following limits: Signatures and About Me areas must follow all of the forum rules, including the rules about links, please be sure that your signature does not have embedded links in it unless these links are on the approved list. The total combined filesize of your signature cannot exceed 400kb. The total size of your signature, in pixels, cannot exceed 250 pixels tall and 600 pixels wide. Please note that the height and width limit includes text. 8. Communication Between the Staff and You

      At RuneHQ, our rules are something we take seriously, and if you break them there will be consequences. These will range anywhere from a friendly PM from a Moderator, Manager, or Admin reminding you of the rules to a warning, and possibly a ban from the forums depending on the severity of the rule broken and how many previous offenses you have had. If you have a question about the rules, please check the FAQs or feel free to contact one of our lovely Moderators. 

      If you have any problems feel free to consult the staff of the site. It's often a good idea to check with the people who work in the area you have a problem or question about.

      If you have a problem with a staff member or a discipline you receive, please contact a Manager with your issue and they will take care of it. A list of our Managers and groups they are in charge of can be found here. Please refrain from contacting the admins if at all possible unless it is an urgent matter.

      Our staff members may communicate with you through forum PMs. Normally if a staff member PMs you it is important, so please read the PMs you receive from them and if necessary reply back to them.   Warnings
      We use the built in warning system for all rule breaking. The first time you break a specific rule you will be given 0 points, and all times after you will be given 1 point. If, however, the rule broken is more severe, we may issue 5 points right away.

      0 points - Just a heads up that you broke a rule. It is also used for documentation purposes.
      1-2 points - Simple warnings helping you to remember our rules.
      3 points - All of your posts will be hidden until a moderator approves your content. This lasts for 14 days.
      4 points - You are unable to create new content for 14 days. For the following 16 days, all of your posts will be hidden until a moderator approves your content.
      5 points - You will be permanently banned from the forums.

      All points expire 30 days after earning them, but the offenses will remain on record.
    • RuneHQ Robot

      Social Circle Guidelines   04/16/2017

            Social Circle Guidelines Welcome to the Social Circle. As on of the broadest categories on RuneHQ's forums we have a few specialty rules. These rules work in conjunction with the main RuneHQ rules to ensure everyone is happy and safe.   General Information The Social Circle category is moderated by the RuneHQ Forum Moderators. However, if your question concerns RuneHQ as a whole then direct those questions to the users in the Site Admins or the Forum Managers groups; those staff members administrate and manage the RuneHQ website and forums. Users in the Site Admin group should be contacted as a last resort.
        The topics posted in any Social Circle forum have an automatic close time. This means that the topics in this category will be closed after  one month of inactivity. This is done at the discretion of the staff. Topics are closed after a certain period of time to reduce the amount of spam posts and to encourage new, fresh conversations. But, if a topic is closed, and you would like to post in it, you may PM one of the Moderators asking for the thread to be reopened. Depending on how old the thread is your request may be denied.
        All pinned topics in a Social Circle forum serve as amendments to these rules and should be followed as if they existed within this topic. The rules listed within this topic apply globally to all of the forums in the Social Circle, and must be followed in conjunction with the global RuneHQ forum rules.
          Category Rules All posts, regardless of forum posted in, must be appropriate for children. Any user who makes an inappropriate post will be reprimanded. Children use the RuneHQ website and forums so all posts must be appropriate for younger age groups.
        Topics within any of the general public forums (Excluding the Graphics Creations section) may have up to 500kb of images on any single page. If your topic requires more than that allotted amount of space contact a Moderator via PM with your topic link, a description of your topic, and that you would like a 500kb grant. They will document that you've requested a 500kb+ grant and, in most cases, will tell you that your request has been accepted. In the Topic Description field of your topic you MUST display "Warning, over 500kb of images". This is done because some of the users at RuneHQ have a slower internet speed and these image heavy topics cause the topic to load for a long time. You may not grant yourself an exemption.
        You may not sell images of any kind for RuneScape gold, services, items, or anything similar. You may give away your work or sell it for real money. RuneHQ is not responsible for loss of any items (real or fake), account(s), or for you getting ripped off or scammed.
        Links to other websites are allowed if posted in the appropriate places and the website itself can be reasonably assumed to be appropriate. These cannot be linked to other fan sites because we cannot be sure they are appropriate for our users. Example: a link to a graphics website posted in a graphic related forum. A link to a malicious website will result in the poster being immediately banned from the RuneHQ forums; the user may appeal the ban in 7 days if it was issued in error.
        Please do not use images that are animated to extremely fast properties. Some users may have health issues that can be triggered by these types of images.
        Plagiarism is very serious and we do not tolerate it! Plagiarism is stealing or copying another person's media and claiming it as your own. By not crediting someone for their work you are claiming the image is your own. Users who commit plagiarism will not be treated lightly.
        Citing work in the Debate forum differs case to case. If you use a well known fact you do not have to cite it. But, if you quote or paraphrase an article you must cite it. At the very least, however, you must say what publisher you obtained the information from (CNN, Fox News, NBC, etc.).
          Any questions that you have can be directed to a RuneHQ Forum Moderator.  

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