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03-23-2012, 08:49 PM
These forums are for the discussion of Ubisoft games, including advice, feedback and general gameplay talk. We ask that all posts are civil, respectful and constructive – this ensures all visitors can enjoy and benefit from these forums, plus we can more easily collect feedback (be it positive or negative) to pass on to Ubisoft game developers.

To this end, there are specific forum rules covering the sort of behaviour that is and isn’t acceptable here. While the general guideline of “Treat others as you would wish to be treated” applies, all visitors must also abide by these rules. If you do not do so your post may be moved, locked or deleted, and may also result in a temporary or permanent ban.

Online Safety (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142069&viewfull=1#post10142069)
Inappropriate Content (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142070&viewfull=1#post10142070)
No Flaming (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142071&viewfull=1#post10142071)
No Trolling (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142072&viewfull=1#post10142072)
No spamming (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142073&viewfull=1#post10142073)
Stay on topic (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142074&viewfull=1#post10142074)
Private Threads (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142075&viewfull=1#post10142075)
No bumping (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142076&viewfull=1#post10142076)
Language (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142077&viewfull=1#post10142077)
Reporting Posts (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142078&viewfull=1#post10142078)
External Content (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142079&viewfull=1#post10142079)
Images (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142080&viewfull=1#post10142080)
Duplicate Accounts (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142081&viewfull=1#post10142081)
Community Staff & Moderators (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/907678-Forum-Rules?p=10142082&viewfull=1#post10142082)
A reminder on speaking to our teams (https://forums.ubisoft.com/showthread.php/2196957-A-reminder-on-speaking-to-our-teams)

Please also note that when you created an account you agreed to abide by the Ubisoft Terms of Use (https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse). This along with the general Rules above need to be followed in order to ensure we continue to have the best communities possible.

Thanks for your cooperation.

08-02-2014, 06:11 AM
Online Safety
We strongly recommend you do not arrange to meet anyone from these forums. Always consult a parent or guardian if appropriate or speak to a Community Manager. You should also not give out personal contact details, including real name, phone number, email or home address. The internet offers numerous social sites that provide blogging, file sharing and message services and are safer than handing out personal contact information. You may wish to investigate these options if you find the forum Personal Message (PM) function does not meet your needs for setting up clans etc.

08-02-2014, 06:12 AM
Inappropriate Content
Gamers of all ages are welcome to view these forums. As such, any posts containing; profanity, obscenity, insults, personal attacks, accusations or abusive language will be edited or deleted and will result in a warning or, in severe or persistent cases, a ban from the forum.

This forum also uses a language filter to remove words that we consider inappropriate for use here. Such words will be replaced with asterisks (*) or other characters. Working around this swear filter in any way, including using asterisks or acronyms, is still considered swearing and therefore not permitted. Signatures, avatars, banners, titles and other images must also follow these rules.

Racial, religious or sexual slurs are likely to result in immediate banning. Discussion of software piracy in any of its forms is strictly not allowed on these boards. “Piracy” includes links to illegal downloads of games or methods by which to circumvent copy protection mechanisms.

08-02-2014, 06:12 AM
No Flaming
This includes any kind of personal insult, flame or intimidation. Responding in kind to a flame message is viewed as equally unacceptable, regardless of who started it. If you believe you are being insulted or otherwise flamed by another poster, please PM forum community staff rather than responding. This applies to both written text and image posting.

There is no need to turn disagreements into heated arguments. Rather than letting these threads become flame wars please agree to disagree or the thread is likely to be locked.

08-02-2014, 06:13 AM
No Trolling
This includes

Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums, chatrooms or gamelobbies
Causing disturbances in forum threads, chatrooms or gamelobbies, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
Making posts designed to or likely to get inappropriate responses.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet) for more information.

“Naming and shaming” suspected cheaters is also considered trolling given that it is rarely possible to prove guilt and only causes arguments. If you believe you have a strong case against a suspected cheater please contact the server operator (on PC), report it to the Ubi tech support team. (http://support.ubi.com/) or for console games, to the report a player page for the relevant console network (PSN (https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/218/~/report-inappropriate-or-abusive-users) or XBL (http://enforcement.xbox.com/HowTo/360/Submit-Player-Review))

Final decisions on what is trolling will be at the discretion of forum staff.

08-02-2014, 06:22 AM
No spamming
Repeatedly posting the same post or topic in a forum, or across multiple forums, is considered spamming. Such posts will be locked, edited or removed. Intentional off topic or nonsense posting is also likely to be considered spam and will receive the same treatment, especially if this takes an existing thread off topic. This applies to both written text and image posting which also includes Meme's.

If you think of something else you want to add to the thread, please use the Edit button rather than making multiple posts in a row as this may also be seen as spamming, whether intentional or not.

08-02-2014, 06:22 AM
Stay on topic
Please make sure your post is going in the correct forum. We have specific forums for each game, some of them with their own Off Topic area or Community Help section. Threads that are off topic, or become so, may be moved or locked.

08-02-2014, 06:22 AM
Private Threads
This forum system allows users to create Private Threads, similar to Private Messages on other forums. While only invited users can normally view these threads, they are also subject to the same rules and moderation as public threads. As such these are also viewable by Forum Staff in instances where the PT is reported.

08-02-2014, 06:33 AM
No bumping
Making short posts made with the sole intention of keeping posts near the top of the forum is called “bumping”. This raises forum traffic and clutter unnecessarily and moves more active threads down the page. As such it is not allowed and may result in the thread being lost and persistent offenders may have their posting privileges removed.

08-02-2014, 06:35 AM
As this forum is managed by Ubisoft US and UK teams we ask that all posts on this board are made in English so we can effectively moderate. Ubisoft official forums are available in other major European languages, you can find these linked from your local Ubi.com. We also ask that you avoid “txt spk” or posting in all caps as this can be considered rude or make posts difficult to read.

08-02-2014, 06:35 AM
Reporting Posts
If you see a post that you think needs moderator attention, please report it by choosing the Post # and clicking on Report afterwards. While it is not always possible to deal with a reported post immediately, all reported posts will be dealt with accordingly if they require it. Abuse of the reported post system is subject to the same rules as abuse of any other system on this forum.

For further information on this please check out THIS THREAD (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/659584)

08-02-2014, 06:35 AM
External Content
Anything linked to from these forums must follow by the same rules as any content directly posted here. This includes signature images, links and images.

08-02-2014, 06:40 AM
All Images posted within these forums are subject to the Forum Rules including and in addition to the following:

Images must NOT....

Contain any inappropriate content including but not limited to sexual content or reference etc
Contain foul language not permitted on the boards with or without symbols to disguise their intended purpose.
Insult, harass, abuse members, mods or staff of the boards or Support
Contain quotes, conversations, or chat logs, posted by members, mods or staff either on these boards or elsewhere.
Incite or promote hate groups, or groups designed to troll, flame across the forums.

For full details on image guidelines, rules and how to post, please check out THIS THREAD (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/659582)

08-02-2014, 06:41 AM
Duplicate Accounts
Creating an extra account is not allowed on these forums and second or further accounts will be removed. Doing so to get around a temporary ban will also result in a permanent one. The only exception is if you wish to start a new account to change usernames (and therefore stop using your old one), however please notify a mod or admin before doing so. Character accounts (i.e. creating a duplicate pretending to be a fictional or real person), or accounts impersonating an Ubi representative, will earn an immediate ban. This also applies to using existing accounts to post lock messages or other actions impersonating a moderator. Ban decisions are also final and not up for discussion.

08-02-2014, 06:42 AM
Community Developers, Community Managers, Community Representatives, Support Staff and Moderators

Community Developers are Ubisoft employees who work in our development studios hand in hand with game production teams to form a bridge between the developers and gamers with the help of other members of the Community team. They are there to inform you on updates and happenings with their respective games, as well as to take your feedback to the developers to help improve current and future titles where possible.

Community Managers & Community Representatives are Ubisoft employees who assist the Community Developers in making players voices heard. They are also tasked with delivering the strategy of the Community Developer and are regularly kept informed on upcoming titles, patches and so on. They will pass on as much information from Ubisoft as possible. Community Managers and Community Representatives are also constantly involved in reporting back community feedback, suggestions, issues and concerns on all our titles. Community Managers and the Community Representatives have many community focused responsibilities including monitoring the forums and assisting/updating the Moderation team where possible.

Support Staff are Ubisoft Employees who can offer technical advice and solutions on the forums. Their role is to also help liaise with the wider support teams to offer help solve issues if they can’t resolve it quickly on the forums.

Moderators are volunteer helpers selected from the community. Their opinions and comments do not reflect the opinion of Ubisoft. They are tasked with the day to day running of the game forum and helping the community team were possible.

Moderation actions – These are not a topic for public discussion, if you have a serious issue to raise with moderation actions taken against you or in general, please contact a Community Manager. Flaming moderators or their actions (this includes telling them how to moderate) is no more acceptable than insulting a regular user. We ask that moderators receive the same civil treatment as other forum members as they put in a lot of time and effort into these forums. If you need to contact a moderator or community manager, you can view that forum’s moderator list under its title (e.g. Splinter Cell) on the main forum index.