Terms of Service
Code of Conduct
A defined Code of Conduct has hereby been established and Enforced in order to maintain a decent playing atmosphere.
The most basic of the code is language used in the game, Chat Rooms, Forums, and other means available in which the player or User submits his information to be viewed publicly.
All language is to be kept clean, free from vulgar words. Vulgar words imply all forms of swearing (cussing, cursing, etc...) disrespectful use of deity and graphic descriptions (sexual, violent, racist, etc..) Replacing letters ( like writing foobar, but instead writing foober ) or just typing in the first letter followed by stars (EX: Y*** or Y**L (Y and L are random letters for the purpose of this example)) is considered to be breach of the code and is prohibited. Use of all *'s ( EX: **** ) is acceptable, as well as the use of "*#!$*%^".
Subject matter will also be required to be kept clean. Material made public considered to be in violation includes to defame, harass, threaten,or violate the legal rights of other parties, obscene, indecent, unlawful or anything which is hateful or violent towards any one person or group because of their belonging to a race, religion or nation, or that is discriminatory.
USI-RPG reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who violates these Terms, and will not be liable for any damage, emotional or physical. The Chat room is monitored ( All text is recorded ) to help ensure the quality of the environment.
Content Submission, Submission Content
All information posted by any party other than USI-RPG administration ( That means you! ) to the USI-RPG server is allowed to be made public via Forums, List Services, or to Legal Authorities upon request. USI respects your privacy and will not give out any information ( Including Email address ) to any 3rd part unless required to by law. For more information on your privacy see our Privacy Statement.
All information posted on the USI-RPG server will be allowed to remain on the server on conditions:
- it does not openly defy the law of the United States in which this server resides in.
- no offending remarks are posted through the server that isn't in RPG format
- Posts are to abide by the rules
- Discussion lists abide by RPG rules
- USI-RPG will not be used for any outside marketing purposes that do not benefit USI-RPG and its cause**
- all information posted is to be regarded as purely coincidental
- all information is to be in accordance of the standards of the USI-RPG game.
Things which are of the benefit of USI are allowed to be posted and are accepted if they conform the to standards of the game. Email programs will sometimes add in a link and a single line promoting their service. This is acceptable as its not the user/player of the game who is advertising, rather the email service.
What this means is be nice. Making offhand comments about someone being a communist because you are joking doesn't mean that someone else will not take offense. This is absolutely inappropriate and not warranted here. There is an established code of conduct to ensure that this atmosphere is clean and available to players of all backgrounds without them feeling like they will always be attacked, criticized or badgered because of their background or really anything else. It doesn't matter if you are from country A. People are from Countries B, C and D and failure to be considerate in your communications means that you may offend. Offensive content will be removed because its exactly that, offensive.
To answer the question on everyones mind, Yes, Someone did post content that was inappropriate. I removed the content and posted a warning. They proceeded to become belligerent and have left the game. It is unfortunate that they could not see how immature they have become in this. We hope that one day when they have grown up a bit and matured, they can again play the game as everyone else does, kindly, supportively, and without intent to abuse verbally (or textually in this case) even if they consider it 'kidding' or 'joking' around. What disturbs me most is that a comment made back at this individual they acted offended and didn't see them as joking. This is a perfect example of why we need to follow these ETIQUETTE standards.
Please be kind to other players. Remember, we are a international community who have different cultures and backgrounds. The server standard is intended to be 'ultra conservative' on purpose to ensure that anyone and everyone can play here and have fun. If everyone could already play nicely to begin with and know how to communicate with everyone, regarding their background and what they feel is appropriate, we wouldn't need these TOS, Rules and notes of proper Etiquette. But we don't, and that is because we all belong to the Human Race. We may have different backgrounds, but that is okay too, in fact its awesome! I have grown to love people who I've never met in real life and respect them because they respected me and we found mutual bonding.
Remember, your rights stop where the rights of other individuals begin. Having the right to talk doesn't give you the right to badger, harass them, call them names or make offhand or off color jokes.
If you have any questions about this, please email me privately on the matter so that I may resolve your issues. My email address is listed everywhere and included in profile links.