Note: New user accounts are limited, to discourage spam.
After posting, an account will need to be manually moved to an unrestricted group by a moderator, which should generally happen within hours. Until that happens, restrictions include needing to enter a captcha to post, lack of UBBCode (so quotes and URLs, etc, will remain in plain text), a longer delay between posts and no option have a profile picture or signature.
Repeated generic posts will be assumed to be spam, and the account will be deleted. There is no automated way to bypass the new user account restrictions based on post count.
Note 2: AOL accounts may have issues registering
Depending on anti-spam settings, AOL will block email from Larian, as well as gmail and many large ISPs. If you do not get a verification email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or use a different email address.
-- Rules of Conduct on these Message Boards --
You agree not to do any of the following while on our message boards:
Flaming - We do not tolerate abusive, malicious, personal attacks. You will be banned if you persist in this behavior.
Trolls - Anyone deliberately antagonizing other forum users is not welcome. You will be banned (possibly without warning depending on the severity of the issue) if you persist in this behavior.
Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files, or other materials ("Content") that is unlawful (including illegal drug usage), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful or racially, ethnically, sexually or otherwise objectionable.
Impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, a Larian Studios official, message board moderator, employee, contractor, affiliate. Post or transmit any Content that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other mischievous Content.
Use Larian Studios Message Boards' features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting [use of all caps] or flooding [continuous posting of repetitive text or topics]). Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation.
Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation.
Upload or transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party.
Larian Studios retains the rights to exclusively determine what violates any of the above rules. Also, Larian Studios retains the rights to exclusively decide who may access the forums.
Breaking any of the above Rules of Conduct will make your message board account subject to immediate banning, or your message deleted, edited or moved. Further the forum moderators may contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) due to the severity of your posts.
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