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      Forum Rules & Regulations [Updated 08.29.15]

      The Rules of The Land   Welcome to the KSI Forums. Our rules our pretty short, simple (and sometimes sweet & chewy). We (The Forum Staff) ask that you follow them at all times. Otherwise, Charlie will kick your butt.   Let's get down to business.     Your Rights: You have the right to remain here. Provided you follow the rules, or pay tribute in the form of Dr. Pepper.
      Remember the KSI Code of Conduct? That still applies here. Remember the Forum Disclaimer? That applies too.
      You have the right to have ONE and ONLY ONE forum account. All others will be found, will be subject to shock-therapy and Chinese water torture, and subsequently forcibly removed with the equivalent force of a nuclear bomb... Or a forum ban. (If you feel wrongful action was taken against you, contact a forum staff member).
      Please don't post content that may be: Abusive, Obscene, Vulgar, Slanderous, Hateful, Threatening, Sexually-oriented, or just overall disrespectful. We will remove it, we will remove you, and then we'll go back to playing our games, and eating cheese puffs.
      Be courteous to others. Even if you don't like them. We don't particularly care what reasons you have, which may or may not include: "They stole my pink doll (or "action figure") " or "They brought my K/D in the negative."
      We ask politely that you keep your pictures of your cat out of the shoutbox. Or any other pictures for that matter. or videos, or GIFs (It's pronounced like Gift without the T, btw...), or basically any media that may stretch the shoutbox or cause inconvenience for others. Nobody likes an inconvenience.
      Please follow any forum specific rules which may be conveniently posted in a Pinned Topic in the specific forums or in an Announcement of that forum. Failure to do so may result in a Nerf War or worse.
      Please don't use the forums as your personal marketplace. We don't appreciate your requests for 48-hours, or your lovely ads for male-enhancement drugs.
      We have the following tools at our disposal. Topic Locks, Topic Deletions, Post Deletions, Post Suspensions, Forum Suspensions, Forum Bans, IP Bans, Starvations, Executions, Floggings, Shock Therapy, and Good Ol' Fashioned Beatings with Leather Belts.
      Oh, did we mention that we may use those tools at any time, for any reason we feel necessary, possibly without warning? Including if you break any of the rules listed here OR if we ask you to stop and you continue like a child in a supermarket? Yes, ... we may.
      We ask you use Common Sense around the forums. That's all.
      And of course the essential "We may alter these rules at any time without notice" statement which we will place here.
          Play nice, here's a cookie, Game On!
    • Anatomy <3

      Guide for Easy Forums Usage [Updated 03.13.17]   03/13/2017

      KSI Forums Guidebook / FAQs     2017 Edition       This guide is intended for new users to the KSI Global Gaming Network official forums website or those who are unfamiliar with IPBoard forums pages. The below information is only to get new users on track towards becoming a true professional forums user but cannot possibly answer all questions that may arise on an individual basis. For any questions that remain at the end of this guide, feel free to message a member of the KSI Moderation and Administration Staff for help -- they would love to see everyone active on the site and will help no matter how minor of an issue is presented.       Section 1 - Making Topics / Posting     The KSI Global Gaming Network is home to many different forums sections and subsections for members to chat among a number of different things from general topics, such as sports, music and movies, and anime and manga, to chats between members of KSI Clan Operations divisions and squads. The KSI Forums website is a great tool for communication between members all throughout the KSI Global Gaming Network which all starts with creating new topics and posting on existing ones.       If you go to a section that does not have a topic that you wish to discuss between other users on the site, you are encouraged to create a new in the area most suited for the topic. For example, if you want to discuss the sporting event that is coming up this week, the “Sports” subsection under the “General Discussion” section, most relates to the topic. By going to the section you will see a button listed as “Start New Topic”. Clicking this will bring you to the “Topic Editor” where you can create new topics. You will need to meet a few different criteria before your topic will go live - the topic must have a topic title and have some content associated with it as a first post (the tags is optional). Returning to the example of creating a topic for the upcoming sporting event, you may want to name your topic “Upcoming Sports Event” so that other users can get a feel for what they will be able to read in that topic. If you wish to tag items to the topic, tags such as “sports” and “events” may be appropriate but are not needed. In the bottom text box in the section you will want to provide some content to get a conversation started. In this example, maybe you post “I am excited for Team A to play and beat Team B, how about everyone else?” This will create a conversation between other users, thus making a for a good topic. The last step is to click “Post New Topic” and your topic will go live for others to see. Try not to create topics that have been already created as the KSI Moderation and Administration will close the topic if one already exists.       The other side of the conversation on the KSI Forums is posting on existing topics. Posting on topics will have similar steps as creating a new topic. If you find a topic that you find interesting in any of the areas of the site, join in on the conversation! Go to the bottom of the page and you will see a chat input box. Once clicked on, the input box will look identical to how it does in the “Topic Editor”. Type in your message and click “Post” and your post will go live for other users.       Every instance that you post or create a new topic you will receive 1 post towards your total post count and 1 forums point to your total net worth (see Section 4 - KSI Economy for more information on forums points). Any posts or topics in the Spam / Watercooler section, however, are considered spam posts and topics, meaning they are complete and utter nonsense. The topics here may include little forums, such as a “Count to 1000” where you simply post the next number in succession. You will NOT receive 1 post towards your total post count nor 1 forums point towards your total net worth as this is the only section the KSI Moderation and Administration Staff allow spam posting.       Avoid double posting when you are creating a new topic and or post. This could mean one of two things. The first is if you did not include everything you meant to in your last post, instead of creating another post to correct it, on the bottom, far right of your post is the option to “Edit”. Clicking that will allow you to edit the content of your original post. The second way to avoid double posting is to give the site a few seconds to upload your post. Clicking the “Post” button a second or third time may cause the KSI Forums to lag and instead of posting faster, create multiple, identical posts. This does, in rare instances, happen randomly. If this happens, contact a member of the KSI Moderation and Administration Staff to clean up the extra post.       Section 2 - Shoutbox       The Shoutbox is an instant chat messenger that the KSI Forums offers to users. To gain access to the shoutbox, you must have a minimum of 5 posts. The Shoutbox can be found and accessed at the top of most of all of the pages on the KSI Forums. Although there is a feature to prevent it, forcing all users to wait a minimum of 7 seconds to shout a second time in quick succession, be aware the flooding the Shoutbox with multiple shouts can be considered spamming.The Shoutbox is moderated the same way the rest of the site is so it is important to still follow the KSI Code of Conduct and KSI Forums Rules and Regulations when utilizing the Shoutbox.       Section 3 - Profile Edits       Your personal profile on the KSI Forums holds all sorts of information about yourself that is provided by none other than yourself. It can be made however you want, serious, silly, whatever! When viewing your profile on the mid right of the page will be “Edit my Profile”, clicking that will bring up a number of different options that can be changed at any point, as many times as you wish. Some key areas of the page to bring up is the ability to change your profile picture, adding contact and personal information if you wish (none of them are required), creating an “About Me” that will be displayed when users first view your page, and creating a signature which will display that the bottom of all your posts.       Section 4 - KSI Economy       The KSI Economy allows for purchase of various items with the forums points that are acquired through posting on in the various sections / subsections of the KSI Forums website. There are two major steps to this process, first being purchase of the item, second being use of the item. Many forget to complete the second step of this process. KSI Economy is probably the most confusing area of the KSI Forums that is most frequently asked by members and users to the KSI Moderation and Administration Staff.       The KSI Economy can be found on the very top toolbar of the website on the “KSI” header, listed as “Economy”. The KSI Economy interface may slightly vary on different themes (including mobile) but in general there will be a blue toolbar in the middle of the page. To access the items for purchase, click “Shop” on the blue toolbar. This will bring up 4 different categories of items that are available for purchase.       “General Forums Items” will include items such as the ability to change your display name if the one originally set no longer holds personal interest and the ability to add a name style which will add a color ask to individuals display names when posting.       “Leader Support Awards” will include awards that can be added to your profile to show your personal support for various well-known / important members of KSI Clan Operations and KSI Web Operations.       “Division Support Awards” will include awards that can be added to your profile to show your support for various active divisions on the site.       “Game Awards” will include awards that can be added to your profile to show your support for your favorite games to play.       Figure out which area that the item desired may be located and click the words for that section. All the items that are featured in the particular category will be displayed here along with the price it will cost to purchase them. It is important to note that there is a sales tax on all items so although they display a certain price, it should be expect to be higher when completing the transaction. When hovering over the item desired for purchase, a little icon will appear just to the left of the price of the item. Click this to continue purchasing this item. When clicked, a drop down menu will appear asking for a purchase quantity. There are some exceptions to where more than 1 item may be desired, but a good rule of thumb is 1 is always enough. Then click “Add to Cart” and repeat these steps until all the items desired for purchase show up in the cart. Review the items in the cart before continuing to ensure no unwanted items are purchased. Once all is well in the cart, click “1-Click Buy”. From here, different web browsers and using a Mac over a PC may vary if any additional dialogue boxes appear. Click through any dialogue boxes agreeing that you wish to use your points to purchase the item. Once complete a small pop-up will appear on the top of the page indicating the item was successfully purchased.       Now that the item was purchased, the second step is to use the item because just buying it does not use it at the same time. Navigate back to the main interface of the KSI Economy with the blue toolbar. Instead of clicking “Shop”, this time click “My Portfolio”. This area will display all the unused items that you have. Click “My Shop Items” to view the full list. Review which item that you desire to use and click the words of the item. The Economy will then prompt you one final time with a “Use Item” button, click it (different web browsers and using a Mac over a PC may vary if any additional dialogue boxes appear). Once you click Use Item / any additional boxes, the item has been successfully used and applied to your profile.       Section 5 - iHost       The iHost feature of the KSI Forums is a secure, free to use image hosting application. The images that are uploaded cannot be removed by any member and all of the official KSI Graphic artwork is hosted here. Using the iHost feature requires a save file as either a JPEG or PNG. On the very top of the KSI Forums website, on the top toolbar, will be “IHOST” -- click to open iHost. You will then be prompted to “Choose a File”. Navigate your personal files and find the image that you wish to have uploaded and attach it. Next, click “Add Image”. This will post your image on iHost and by clicking the words of your image, you will receive the URL to link for others.       Section 6 - Moderation and Administration Staff       If after following the steps to any of these sections, or your question may not be answered by any of these sections, you can forward your inquiries to the KSI Moderation and Administration Staff. The members of the KSI Moderation and Administration Staff’s jobs, no matter Moderator or Administrator, is to work for the membership and will all gladly help out. It is important to follow the Chain of Command with your questions. Moderators are the lowest ranked members of the KSI Moderation and Administration Staff and are in the cyan color group. Global Moderators are the next level and are in the dark blue color group. If your question / request is about some out of their hands, you may need to contact an administrator (issues such as forgotten login information / profile merges cannot be completed by moderators). Although it is not lower in rank than any other administrator, the User Support Administrator is the best person to seek out as it is their job to help members with KSI Forums issues. There is also, even in rank with the User Support Administrator, the Technical Support Administrator. Above these two administrator positions is the Chief Administrator followed lastly by the Webmaster. Most issues / questions can be solved / fixed at a moderation level however so do not skip right to an administration level for moderation level question, that is why KSI staff Moderators.     *Original Guide created by: Kered **2017 Edition created by: Anatomy

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