Important Forum Policy

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Hello and welcome to MapleLumiere’s Forum Policy. Here, you will find the rules and guidelines of the forum to abide by when engaging in any forms of discussion on the platform. The rules and guidelines set is in no forms intended to oppress our users but rather, to keep our forums open for honest discussion(s), including constructive comments to improve our server and services as well as set a standard to create a fun, friendly, and fair environment to all players. The rules generally come down to the 2 main focus points of:

1. Be Constructive:

All opinions are welcome, including criticism and disagreement, but all posts must be stated in a constructive manner. This means, among other things, no personal attacks, no flaming/baiting others, and no call-outs. If you have a complaint or criticism, provide constructive suggestions on how the problem might be addressed. Don't attack the developers, the staff, or other forum posters. Threads and posts that do not meet these requirements may be edited or removed, in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of the moderation staff.

2. Stay On-Topic:

When creating a new topic, select the one most appropriate sections or sub-sections for the conversation, and do not cross-post. If another thread on the same topic exists, please use the existing thread rather than creating a duplicate. Duplicate topics, or those placed in the wrong forum, may be moved to a more appropriate location, merged with another thread, or removed, at the sole discretion of the moderation staff. Keep the discussion focused on the topic on-hand, and do not derail the conversation. Do not create posts or threads to advertise your products or services, or anything that is in violation of both the game and forum policies.

Penalties for ignoring forum guidelines

In an effort to create a positive and productive atmosphere in our forum, users who exhibit toxic behavior and/or violated the forum policy will be rewarded with penalties.

Do note that these penalties aren’t mutually dependent. Users can be suspended or banned without warning at the discretion of the moderation staff if the violation is severe enough.

Minor Warning – For first-time offences which are very minor, such as a good-natured comment which is off-topic, or a duplicate forum post, a light warning will be given in the form of a public comment left by a staff member. These comments may apply to multiple forum users in the case where multiple off-topic comments have been made which threaten to derail a thread. Further off-topic comments by users will be met with harsher penalty.

Warning – If a post or comment isn’t both constructive and on-topic, the poster will get a system warning. This warning is an account-flag which will go away after some period of time, depending on the situation.

Suspension – A warning is not required before temporary suspension occurs. Depending on the nature of the infraction, a temporary suspension can last anywhere from a week to several months.

Ban – Again, a warning/suspension is not required ahead of time depending on what the user posted. A user that has been suspended in the past will very likely be permanently banned upon further infraction.


This list of rules will be updated as necessary with reasonable notice via an announcement. As a member of the community it is your own responsibility to keep yourself updated with the policy. Users can also help keep our forums tidy and welcoming by reporting any contents which you believe is in violation of these rules.

Please read these rules in full. Ignorance of the rules does not excuse violation of them. Violations may result in temporary suspension or permanent closure of the account involved.

1) CONTENT: The following sections outline language, expression, and naming of characters, accounts, or guilds, clear or masked, which is not allowed on the forum.

A. Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Nationality, Language, Life Choices, Religion, and Politics
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of racial, ethnic, gender, national, life choice, religious, political hatred or slurs, or derogatory content based on spoken language.
- Anything related to real life politics.
- Anything related to real life religion.

B. Sexuality and Violence
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of excessively sexual or violent acts.
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of minors in sexual situations.
- Anything that insults or demeans any aspect of any sexual orientation.
- Anything construed as pornographic.

C. Personal attacks and Threats
- Any language that can be perceived as an attack against other individuals or the staff members
- Any threats, veiled or otherwise, made against yourself, other individuals, or the staff members

D. Inappropriate Obscenity, Vulgarity, and Profanity
- Anything construed as referring to human anatomy, mental development, or bodily functions inappropriately.
- Anything construed as excessively crude or offensive.

E. Illegal Activity
- Discussing illegal activity committed personally.

F. Harassment and Defamatory Statements
- Anything construed as referring to other individuals or staff members using any disallowed content or behavior.

G. Discussion of Moderator Action
- Excessive or direct reference to past, present, or future moderator action on forums.
- Excessive discussion or debate of the official forums policy.

H. Foreign Languages
- Use of language other than English on the forum.

I. Call-Outs
- "Calling out" other users or staff members in the title or content of a thread or post. If you have something to say to a particular forum user, message them privately.

2) BEHAVIOR: The following sections outline actions that are not allowed on the forums.

A. Disruption
- Any language or actions intended to disturb other individuals.
- Any disruption or exploitation of contests and promotions.
- Disruptive practical jokes.

B. Spamming and Post Content
- Excessive repetition of a single phrase, similar phrases, image or images, or incoherent gibberish.
- Excessive use of Caps Lock.
- "First posting".
- Posts with minimal or no content.
- Posts that do not contribute to the overall conversation.
- Threads or posts whose primary purpose is a dramatic effect rather than substantive discussion.
- Dredging up dead threads (AKA necro-posting). Any thread inactive for over a month constitutes a dead thread.

C. Advertising
- Any promotion of other servers.

D. Scamming
- Acquiring items, currency, or any other in-game possessions from another individual through misinformation, confusion, or fraud.

E. Cheating
- All forms of illegal or unfair gameplay including the use of third-party applications to improve performance.

F. Multiple Accounts and Impersonation
- Creation of multiple accounts by a single individual solely for use on the forum.
- Creation of multiple accounts for the purpose of evading suspension or account closure.
- Any impersonation of other individuals or Staff Member(s)

G. Misrepresentation
- Misrepresentation of the Staff Members. This includes falsely quoting staff members or quoting moderators or staff members in such a way that the content or context of the material quoted is changed.

H. Trading In-Game Items or Accounts for Real-World Currency
- Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of in-game items or accounts for real-world currency.
- Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of real-world currency.

I. Selling/Trading of Character Names
- Requesting or offering the exchange of in-game character names for other goods/services.

3) MODERATOR PREROGATIVE: Interpretation of the above rules is at the sole discretion of the staff member. Content and behavior outside of these listed rules are also subject to moderator review and action. All decisions made by the staff are final.

4) ACCOUNT CLOSURE: Account closures executed by the staff members are permanent. New accounts made by owners of closed accounts will be summarily closed.

We thank you for taking the time to read and understand the MapleLumiere Forum Policy. Please make sure that you are familiar with the sections so as to not get your account unnecessary terminated either temporarily or permanently.

- MapleLumiere Administrators
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