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Table of contents:

 

1. Forum Rules:

  1. Forum Content Related Rules (threads and posting)

  2. Account Related Rules (nicknames, avatars, and signatures)

  3. Status updates

  4. Punishment

2. Game Rules:

  1. Nicknames

  2. Punishment

  3. Text chat

  4. The process of dealing with text chat moderated complaints. Punishment.

  5. Damage to allies (Team Kills, Team Damage & Griefing).

  6. Spam, abuse of the in-game reporting system and complaints.

  7. Other Cases

  8. Arbitration. Appeal against punishment.

  9. Squadron Ruleset 

  10. Creating Channels

  11. Unsporting behavior
     

3. Live.Warthunder.com Rules:

  1. Overview

4. Technical Section Rules:

  1. Overview

Details

 

1. Forum Rules:

  • 1.1 Forum Content Related Rules (Threads, Posting, etc.)

The following will be driven by and acted upon primarily through reports provided by users from the War Thunder Community.

 

Do Not:

  • 1.1.1. Insult any forum members or forum staff.
  • 1.1.2. Start or participate in flame wars, intentionally derail a topic, or post useless spam messages in moderated areas.
  • 1.1.3. Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, phone number, etc.) in the forum's public spaces without permission.
  • 1.1.4. Impersonate any War Thunder user/Gaijin staff in any way. This includes usernames, signatures, post content, titles, status updates, or any other material considered to be fraudulent by Gaijin Community Staff. This rule applies to both the forums and in-game.
  • 1.1.5. Deliberately challenge moderation or administration, if you have issues or concerns with any actions taken please send a Private Message to Moderators, Senior Moderators, Lead Moderators or Community Managers/Administrators.
  • 1.1.6. Publicly post Private Message content or individual official communications from Gaijin staff that is aimed solely at the recipient without the expressed permission of the sender.
  • 1.1.7. Encourage other users to stop playing the game, or encourage users to avoid purchasing any content from the store, in order to prove a point.
  • 1.1.8. Encourage or Post links, workarounds, or any other method in avoiding local taxation laws or pricing policies therein.
  • 1.1.9. Use red text font in any respect. This is reserved for staff use to highlight problems or statements.
  • 1.1.10. Post any links to 3rd Party Apps before having approval from Gaijin that the App falls within the fair play and ethical guidelines. Please contact a member of the Administration for further guidance.

 

Strictly off Limit Topics and Discussions, including posting links:

 

  • 1.1.11. Pornographic and other socially unsuitable and objectionable content. This includes the intentional misuse of images or skins used in a non-historical placement or sizing to exhibit and/or enhance offensive, lewd or erotic material and signatures on aircraft or tanks.
  • 1.1.12. Piracy and willful copyright infringements.
  • 1.1.13  Discuss usage of cheats, exploits, hacks, illegal golden eagle farming or any related topic.
  • 1.1.14. Links to illegal software, warez, cheating or hacking orientated sites.
  • 1.1.15. Any advertising messages excepting War Thunder orientated media channels produced by the players.
  • 1.1.16. Any form of serious threat or harassment.
  • 1.1.17. Racism, xenophobia and any form of discrimination.
  • 1.1.18. A) In accordance with the laws of Countries hosting Gaijin servers or offices, discussion of any logos, symbols, emblems, organisations or figures connected in any way with any groups that have been convicted of existing International laws and/or rules (including variations of Nazi symbolism, abbreviations and signs (SS and 1488), as well as credentials, names and surnames of Nazi leaders/War Criminals). B) Also, those which may promote national/ethnic/religious hatred.
  • 1.1.19. Profanity and insult via direct statement or implication (full or partial circumvention). This includes the use of swearing, medical-related reference (such as cancer, mental illness, etc.), offensive and abusive language, and other references of an insulting or profane nature.  Automatically filtered items are exempt from action.
  • 1.1.20. Promotion of criminal activities, including drugs and the abusive use of alcohol.
  • 1.1.21. Any form of political or religious discussion liable to cause dissent.
  • 1.1.22. Screamers or any material intended to shock or frighten members of the community, including Photosensitivity imagery that may cause epileptic and or other Photosensitivity related seizures.
  • 1.1.23. Any post judged to be "insulting and/or inflammatory by deed or intention" by the Gaijin Staff and administrators.
  • 1.2.24. You have the right to appeal after punitive measures. Appeals can be made to a Senior Forum Moderator or Admin via the PM system, who may include other Senior Moderators or Admins to assess the situation.

 

Spamming and trolling (this category includes):

 

  • 1.1.25. Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish.
  • 1.1.26. Abusing the "Report Post" feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
  • 1.1.27 Topic titles MUST NOT: be fully capitalised, use unclear abbreviations, reflect profanity (even through the forum filter), and they must be a clear indication of the content of the post.
  • 1.2. Account Related Rules (Nicknames, Avatars, Signatures, etc.)

Note - All account related features are to be in compliance with all rules stated under the "1.1. Forum Content Related Rules"

 

It is forbidden to use nicknames or avatars that contain, use or describe any:

  • 1.2.1. Obscene or abusive images or language including words and consonants with the words and phrases in any language written, including transliteration.
  • 1.2.2. Images, words, phrases and idioms that promote discrimination at all levels, including national, racial, ethnic and sexual.
  • 1.2.3. Images, words, phrases and idioms related to psychotropic or narcotic substances and their use.
  • 1.2.4. Images or nicknames, in whole or in part, composed of copyrighted trademarks and names.
  • 1.2.5. The names, or images, of politically historical figures from the 19th to 21st centuries. This may include images of convicted Military Personnel or images displaying personnel with adornment stated in 1.2.6.
  • 1.2.6. A) In accordance with the laws of Countries hosting Gaijin servers or offices, display of any logos, symbols, emblems,organisations or figures connected in any way with any groups that have been convicted of existing International laws and/or rules (including variations of Nazi symbolism, abbreviations and signs (SS and 1488), as well as credentials, names and surnames of Nazi leaders/War Criminals). B) Also, those which may promote national/ethnic/religious hatred.
  • 1.2.7. Reference to drugs and narcotic substances (e.g. "420")
  • 1.2.8. Usernames or avatars which encourage other users to stop playing the game, or encourage users to avoid purchasing any content from the store, in order to prove a point.
  • 1.2.9. Names connected with negative historical or political personalities, including those judged by international courts for crimes against humanity, members of currently existing terrorist organisations, or groups that generally arouse feelings of suffering or disgust by the majority of people, etc.
  • 1.2.10. Nicknames that are misleading about their affiliation with the developers, project officials (moderators, chat moderators, community coordinators, game masters) and administrators of the project.
  • 1.2.11. Nicknames and avatars judged to be insulting or inflammatory by the Gaijin Staff.
  • 1.2.12. Do not use multiple accounts on this forum or the live site - if you want to start a new one, ask a Gaijin staff member first. Also, do not share your account with anyone else - every user has to have their own account.
  • 1.2.13. You have the right to appeal after punitive measures. Appeals can be made to a Senior Forum Moderator or Admin via the PM system, who may include other Senior Moderators or Admins to assess the situation.

 

Signatures - All forum content and account related rules also apply to any signature-related content.

 

  • 1.2.15. Signature Size: The entirety of a user's signature must not exceed 200 px height 1000 px length and 150 kB in total size. Users are restricted to the use of one image. 

Additional Signature Violations:

 

  • 1.2.16. Piracy and willful copyright infringements.
  • 1.2.17. Any form of political or religious content liable to cause dissent.
  • 1.2.18. Abuse or flame towards any member/squad/clan/group/staff members.
  • 1.2.19. No advertising of any kind, unless direct permission is granted by the administration, this includes links to other sites or images that represent sites and advertising.
  • 1.2.20. Signatures must not contain derogatory content or dissenting comments (e.g. Stop Playing Now!).
  • 1.2.21. Links that lead to any content that may break any other forum rule.
  • 1.2.22. You have the right to appeal after punitive measures. Appeals can be made to a Senior Forum Moderator or Admin via the PM system, who may include other Senior Moderators or Admins to assess the situation.

 

  • 1.3. Status Updates:

 

In addition to the forum rules above, you must pay particular attention to the following:

  • Status updates will be judged in accordance with the entirety of the War Thunder forum rules.
  • If you post anything that would normally be in breach of the forum rules, including spam, abusive name and shame, offensive language or demeanour, screamers, etc.  Your functionality may be permanently revoked. This area is discretionary and will be enforced.
  • On occasion, an update will be removed without warning, this will not be counted in the two strike total, take it as a friendly warning.
  • This is a two strike system. The first strike will amount purely to a verbal warning, with which you will receive a PM explaining the situation. The second strike will amount to a permanent device on your status update abilities. A record of these warnings will be kept by the moderation team.
  • You have the right to appeal after a status devoice. Appeals can be made to a Senior Forum Moderator via the PM system, who may include other Senior Moderators to assess the situation.
  • Appeal decisions are final.

 

 

  • 1.4 Punishment:

 

 

Violation of any of the above-listed rules will entail punishment for the user account.

Penalties for the aforementioned offences are divided into:

 

  • "Verbal Warning Only" - in the case of slight violation of the rules. User post will be marked with a red note indicating which rule was broken, and verbal warning (without penalty) will be added to User's warning list. In the case of continuous breaking forum rules by the user, this measure will have no place and will be replaced by "Rule Breaking Warning".

 

  • "Rule Breaking Warning" - in the case when a user is knowingly and intentionally violating the Forum Rules. User post will be marked with a red note indicating which rule was broken, and a warning with penalty points will appear on User's warning list. Every "Rule Breaking Warning" means one additional penalty point for users account. Each point's increases punishment as listed below:
  • 1 point: 2 days read-only
  • 2 points: 4 days read-only
  • 3 points: 7 days read-only
  • 4 points: 14 days read-only
  • 5 points: permanent read-only

 

If a user gathers 5 penalty points (and thus receive 5 Rule Breaking Warnings) will be switched to the Read-Only Group. His account will be limited only to the ability to read the forum without the option to take part in the discussion.

 

 


 

 

2. Game Rules:

The following rules describe the requirements for the behaviour expected of War Thunder players on the game servers. All of these provisions are consistent with the Rules of the Gaijin Entertainment User Agreement. The game master cannot provide any information regarding the punishment outcome that griefers receive for their action.

The introductory part - the terms used:

  • Nickname - a unique player name, chosen for use in the project by the player, the name will identify the user/player in the War Thunder game servers and on the forum or any other portal that is connected to the player account.
  • Devoice - set text chat to "read only".
  • Game Master - an official appointed by the administration of the project - responsible for the adherence of the Terms of Use on the War Thunder game servers.
  • (Moderated) text chat - an area on War Thunder (game) servers where the observance of the Terms of Use will be enforced.
     
  • 2.1. Nicknames.

      It is forbidden to use nicknames that contain, use or describe any:

  • 2.1.1. Obscene or abusive language, words and consonant with the words and phrases in any language writing, including transliteration.
  • 2.1.2. Words, phrases and idioms that promote discrimination at all levels, including national, racial, ethnic, sexual.
  • 2.1.3. Words, phrases and idioms related to psychotropic or narcotic substances and their use.
  • 2.1.4. Nicknames, in whole or in part composed of copyrighted trademarks and names.
  • 2.1.5. The names of politically historical figures of the 19th-21st centuries.
  • 2.1.6. Nicknames, in any way associated with figures existing or in history, who have violated or currently violate the Russian or International law, including the first and second names of Nazi leaders, or names of any other military criminals.
  • 2.1.7. Logotypes, symbols, emblems or figures connected in one way or another with organizations that violate or were violating existing laws and rules (for example, using different variations of Nazi symbols, abridgements and signs (SS and 1488), as well as credentials, names and surnames of Nazi leaders/War Criminals), also figures that are a reference to drug use such as 420.
  • 2.1.8. Profanity and insult via direct statement or implication (full or partial circumvention). This includes the use of swearing, medical-related reference (such as cancer, mental illness, etc.), offensive and abusive language, and other references of an insulting or profane nature.  Automatically filtered items are exempt from action.
  • 2.1.9. Nicknames which may provoke strong negative reaction/association or promote national/ethnic/religious hatred.
  • 2.1.10. Uniformed Military Personnel associated with the World War 2 Axis Powers.
  • 2.1.11. Names connected with negative historical or political personalities, first of all, those who are judged by international courts for crimes against humanity, those that generally arouse feelings of suffering or disgust in the majority of people, as well as members of currently existing terrorist organisations;
  • 2.1.12. Nicknames that are misleading about their affiliation with Gaijin staff and administrators.
  • 2.1.13 Names that relate to wilful incitement to non-paying or avoiding play to prove a point.
  • 2.1.14 Nicknames judged to be Insulting and inflammatory by the Gaijin Staff and administrators.
     
  • 2.2. Punishment.

Penalties for violations of paragraphs. 2.1.1. - 2.1.14. These rules may be imposed both on the basis of complaints received from the players, logs and from the analysis of the database of players.

 

The moment of redressing the violation is considered to be the moment reflecting nick changes in the account database of players. The game master cannot provide any information regarding the punishment outcome that griefers receive for their action.

  • 2.2.1. In case of violation of paragraphs 2.1.1.-2.1.14 in these Rules, the administration reserves the right to change the player's nickname in the database, generated randomly, without any warning or notification to the player
  • 2.2.2. In the case of repeated violation of paragraphs. 2.1.1.-2.1.14 in these Rules, the account may be blocked to a player permanently.
     
  • 2.3. Text chat.

Text chat in War Thunder games may be Default Game chat areas, private messages and chat channels created by players. Text chat in War Thunder games is moderated. The game master cannot provide any information regarding the punishment outcome that griefers receive for their action.

 

All responsibility for the content of the messages in player created text chat is given to the creator of the channel, regardless of who was the author of the communication that breaks the rule. Exceptions to this are Private messages, open chat and default channels where it is the responsibility of the offending player.

 

The text is not allowed to be:

  • 2.3.1. Meaningless and empty messages (spam), including re-use game radio commands and excessive use of caps lock.
  • 2.3.2. Obscene or abusive language, words, and consonant with the words and phrases in Any Language writing, including transliteration.
  • 2.3.3. Personal and group insults, the humiliation of persons of a particular gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other topics that are not compatible with the standard laws of morality and decency. This may include negative events in History or obvious topics that can lead to dissent and insult in context.
  • 2.3.4. Discrimination and the promotion of discrimination at all levels, including national, racial, religious, ethnic, sexual.
  • 2.3.5. Political and religious discussion or propaganda.
  • 2.3.6. Any advertising messages, including advertising third party game projects.
  • 2.3.7. Any other type of provocative behaviour in the chat.
  • 2.3.8. Propaganda of drugs and psychotropic substances.
  • 2.3.9. Any manifestation of Nazism, nationalism, inciting racial, ethnic, sectarian strife and hatred, incitement to overthrow the government by force.
  • 2.3.10. Discussion of hacking techniques, software protection and any illegal ways to bypass the security software put in place by Gaijin Entertainment.
  • 2.3.11. Attempts to impersonate a developer, project officer (moderator of the forum, moderated chat, community coordinator, and game master), or a representative of the administration of the project.
  • 2.3.12. Discussion of Piracy of any media format (e.g. Software, Audio or Video)
  • 2.3.13. Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, phone number, etc.) in the forum's public spaces.
  • 2.3.14. Any discussion on the purchase, sale and exchange accounts.
  • 2.3.15. Wilful incitement to non-paying or avoiding play to prove a point.
  • 2.3.16. Game Masters will take action on any other issue not covered by the above.
     
  • 2.4. The process of dealing with text chat moderated complaints. Punishment.
  • 2.4.1. Violation of paragraphs: 2.3.1.- 2.3.16. may result in a chat lock (devoice) for 2 days for the immediate suppression of violations. Game masters can then impose an additional penalty under the paragraph. 4.5
  • 2.4.2. Game rooms and Chat rooms created by players are not directly moderated by a Game Master. They are however subject to complaint and can be acted upon if Game Master feels it is valid.
  • 2.4.3. Private messages are not moderated. In the event of a conflict in personal correspondence, the player has the ability to block messages from the offender, however, should the offending player continue to harass the reporting player, continually abuse this function or use extremely offensive language, a Game Master may take action.
  • 2.4.4. For complaints filed through the in-game reporting functionality, referencing an offence that was made 14 days or more previous to the report are considered expired and void.
  • 2.4.5. In cases relating to paragraphs 2.3.1.-2.3.16.  on the basis of actioning in-game complaints, Game Master imposed punishments can vary from verbal warning only, devoice for varying lengths of time and ultimately game account suspension or even deletion.
     
  • 2.5. Damage to allies (Team Kills, Team Damage & Griefing).
  • 2.5.1. In-game complaints about Team Kill, Team Damage & Griefing, may be considered by game-masters under unusual circumstances, however, a penalty will be imposed via an automatic system under normal circumstances, based on an analysis of the in-game behaviour of players.
  • 2.5.2. Paragraph 5.1. Rules do not apply to officially announced events and authorised administration gaming activities (Stream, championships). In the case of damage or destruction to allies during organised activities on the game account, the offender may receive an imposed lock for 3 to 7 days.
  • 2.5.3. Organised griefing, team killing or team damaging (Large scale, Clan disruption for example) must be reported outside the game via a private message to an Administrator on the forums.
     
  • 2.6. Spam, abuse of the in-game reporting system and complaints.
  • 2.6.1. In the case of the excessive use of the in-game system for complaints, it may be judged that the user has inflicted spam which is an abuse of Gaijin staff, Gaijin itself or it's employees, a game master can impose a penalty by devoicing or locking the game account for up to one day, in the event of repeated violations, this can be increased to 7 or more days.
     
  • 2.7. Other cases
  • 2.7.1. The administration of the project reserves the right in case of player actions that are not directly connected to any existing prohibition, but cause massive negative reaction and complaints from other players, to impose on the player's game account a punishment in the form of a lock of the gaming account for a minimum of 3 days, up to a permanent block of the account.
  • 2.7.2. The administration of the project reserves the right in the case of player actions aimed at bypassing earlier penalties imposed on the player, including the creation of additional accounts, to apply a block on all accounts of the player, which may include a permanent block.
     
  • 2.8. Arbitration. Appeal against punishment.
  • 2.8.1. In the case of disagreement with the given game master penalty, the player has the right to ask for explanations to any of the game-masters via private message on the forum or the game.
  • 2.8.2. If in the course of analysis of the situation by the game master, the parties fail to resolve the situation, the player has the right to complain to the senior administrators or game masters. The result of which shall be the final revision and cannot be appealed. Further attempts to convince the administrator regarding the reasonableness of punishment will be strictly punished.
  • 2.8.3. Correspondence between player and game master or administrator is personal. Partial or full displaying of correspondence on the forum or other sites is not permitted. The transmission of information from the correspondence to third parties is unacceptable.
     
  • 2.9. Squadron Ruleset
  • 2.9.1 Naming falls under same rules as game/forum names. If you have a name that is not appropriate and in accordance with rules squadron will have to change the name or will be disbanded.
     
  • 2.10 Creating Channels rule 
  • 2.10.01 Creating new channels fall under game rules.  If your channel has a name or description that is inappropriate, the channel will be deleted.
     
  • 2.11 Unsporting behaviour - in-game behaviour which is designated as:
     
  • 2.11.01 Damage or griefing of a player's own teammates
    1. Damage or destruction of own team members.

    2. Targeted blocking of movement of own team members (propping, blocking driveways or paths).

    3. Targeted blocking of the line of sight of own team members.

    4. Pushing or nudging friendly player (into water, out of cover etc).

    5. Disclosure of the position of any own team members to the enemy team.
  • 2.11.02  Obtaining and usage of non-designed advantage over an enemy team:
    1. Installation and usage of unauthorized modifications to the game client.

    2. Usage of bugs and errors in the design of game locations (driving into rock texture and buildings, driving underwater).

    3. Usage of errors and bugs in the game mechanics.
  • 2.11.03  Participating in battles with foregone in advance conclusion (contractual fights and or padding)
  • 2.11.04  Other actions which violate the principle of fair play.

 


 

 

 

 3. Live.warthunder.com Rules

 

  • 3.1.Overall
  • Rules for Live.warthunder.com - refer to the forum rules here.

 


 

 

4. Technical Section Rules

 

  • 4.1. Overall

In addition to the forum rules above, you must pay particular attention to the following:

 

Do not post:

  • 4.1.1 Incomplete bug reports (no files at all, only screenshot without any text with explanation, incomplete and one liners).
  • 4.1.2 FM/DM reports without any proof. reports where a user "feels" something is wrong (all reports must have proof), "I think/maybe/complaints about performance of tanks/planes" topics. If there is bug or issue it should have solid proof it is indeed a bug. Historical reports without historical proof (armour, bullet count etc...).
  • 4.1.3 Things that have nothing to do with bugs/suggestions/community technical support.

 



 
Changing, interpretation and updating the rules.
 
•             These rules may be amended and supplemented by the decision of the Administration of the project without prior notice to players.

 

•             Rules are considered to be in action from the moment of publication.

•             The Administration has the final say in any disputes regarding rule interpretation.

 

 

 


 

 

If you do not agree with decision or punishment, you can check how to resolve it here !

 

 


 

 


 

 

Moderator Communication Guidelines

 

In an effort to increase transparency regarding the moderation of the forums, we decided to post the internal guidelines that our Moderators adhere to. If any of our members have any questions or concerns regarding this guidelines, feel free to PM any member of the Senior Staff.

  • Minor incivility is not productive and should be avoided at all times: "I don't think we should take this player seriously, because X and Y", "This is nonsense", etc. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and comments such as those simply open the door for more incendiary reprisals and do not provide a discussion with any sensible direction.
  • Be RESPECTFUL even if you're not being RESPECTED. It can get a little heated around here, but cooler heads lead to cooler conversations and better decisions.
  • Keep your cool, try and avoid taking it personally, if you are finding yourself getting emotionally involved and/or bullied  then ask one of the other members of the team to step in and monitor the discussion. Remember that in most cases, an emotional user’s reaction is not aimed against you, but to express discontent with a game decision.
  • Unsure of how to respond to a situation? Message your peers and bounce their ideas off of yours. We all have the potential to make mistakes, but this is limited when a group consensus is formed. You may discover something that you didn't consider before.
  • Treat others in the manner you would wish to be treated, fairly and Justly. Remember we have a wide audience from all different age groups and cultural backgrounds.
  • What you do reflects on the rest of the team and Gaijin, you are seen as an official voice which can lead to either productive discussions or incendiary ones, depending on how you present yourself. Ask yourself if your action could have negative consequences for the community and if the answer is yes, you should probably not do it.
  • [Forum & Live only] When issuing warnings, or mitigating a situation between two members, always strive for the least punishing response. A verbal warning is always better than a moderation queue or a suspension, in anything but the most extreme circumstances. Escalation should only occur when a member chooses not to heed the first 2-3 verbal warnings we issue. Keep in mind the nature of the infraction. Someone just trolling for a bit of fun is not equal to someone posting an image of someone being violently assaulted or killed, for example.
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