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genexwrecker
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PostSubject: Dueling Network Rules   2013-01-04, 01:30

a few of our members managed to get banned on dn this week and since not every one here uses the dn forums i decided to copy the rules and post them here

these rules apply to dn and have nothing to do with how we function here its just here to help prevent more members from getting banned.





Game-play (Minor) Simple game-play errors that can be fixed by an Administrator by simple instruction:

- Attempting to Summon a monster while an effect prohibits from doing so.
- Both players forget to resolve a mandatory effect of that turn. Easily traced back.
No action
Game-play (Major) Major game-play errors that causes major disruption to the game and is beyond repair by an Administrator:

- Shuffling the hand (unknown content) into the Deck.
- Forgetting a maintenance cost that isn't noticed until turns later after gaining advantage.
Game Loss only
Slow Play (Minor) Unintentionally playing slowly or stalling, causing game delay. A reasonable pace must be kept even if a situation is complex:

- Being extensively slow (~50+ seconds) when searching the Deck.
- Being extensively slow (~50+ seconds) when making a move.
In-Duel warning only
Slow Play (Major) Unresponsive or upgradable minor offense. A player will not make a move even after instructed by an Administrator:

- Continue being extensively slow (~80+ seconds) when making a move.
- Being unresponsive for a period of time when prompted by an Administrator.
Game/Match Loss only
Deck List Error Error in Deck List when playing a "TCG only" or "OCG only" game hosted via Duel Note:

- Having an OCG-only Spell Card in a TCG-only hosted game.
- Having a TCG-only Monster in an OCG-only hosted game.
Game/Match Loss only
Rule-sharking Attempting to force a non-existent rule or policy on an opponent who has made a small and repairable error.

- Not allowing an opponent to Set an accidental Normal Summon (e.g. Snowman Eater).
- Not allowing an opponent to activate/resolve a mandatory effect since they "missed the chance".
- Asking an opponent to admit defeat after they have drawn an extra card by accident without shuffling their hand.
» A second offense after a warning is an upgradable Game Loss.
In-Duel warning only
Non-compliance Refusing to comply with an Administrator's instructions and not making a move even by their instruction:

- A player continues to be extensively slow when making a move.
- Refusing to play after a Game-play (Minor), Slow Play (Minor), Rule-sharking or Harassment (Minor) issue was addressed and solved.
Game Loss only

Cheating
Category Description 1st Strike 2nd Strike 3rd Strike 4th Strike
Cheating Intentionally misrepresenting game-state or rules. Giving inaccurate information to the opponent, bribery or collusion:

- Intentionally drawing several cards with the intention to cheat.
- Misrepresenting the rules to an opponent in order to gain advantage.
- Increasing your Life Points to 999999 without a reason.
3 day ban 7 day ban Perma ban -
Malicious AFK Deliberately leaving a game or being purposely inactive in order to stall out an opponent or generally waste people's time:

- Purposely becoming unresponsive when having a significant disadvantage.
- Purposely becoming unresponsive after a disagreement with your opponent.
- Purposely becoming unresponsive to force your opponent to quit.
2 day ban 4 day ban 7 day ban Perma ban
Lying to an Administrator Deliberately lying to an Administrator in order to persuade them about an incorrect game state:

- Adding a card to a hand then telling an Administrator it was drawn that turn.
- Drawing an extra card and telling an Administrator you did not.
- Misrepresenting the game state and attempting to convince an Administrator.
3 day ban Perma ban - -
Faking Evidence Forging screenshots or other material to misrepresent situations or use as evidence for malicious purposes:

- Forging a screenshot of harassment that never occurred.
- Closing PM's after baiting a member to force a misrepresented situation.
Perma ban & possible IP ban - - -
Boosting Using multiple accounts, friends or other resources to gain illegitimate wins or purposely lose in order to raise rank and/or experience:

- Deliberately losing Duels.
- Knowingly accepting wins from a player deliberately losing Duels.
Perma ban & stats reset - - -

Unsporting Conduct
Category Description 1st Strike 2nd Strike 3rd Strike 4th Strike
Harassment (Minor) Intentionally badgering another member or Administrator with dull insults:

- Calling another member a "dumb b*tch", etc.
- Telling another member "f*ck you noob", etc.
- Constantly messaging a member who explicitly said they don't want to talk with you.
» A second offense after a warning is an upgradable Game Loss and/or Major punishment.
Warning
(no strike) Warning
(no strike) Warning
(no strike) Warning
(no strike)
Harassment (Major)* Intentionally using racist or sexual slurs, displaying highly insulting, discriminative, harmful or threatening behavior:

- Continuously using profanity towards another member.
- Using a racial or sexual slur towards another member with intent.
2 day ban 4 day ban 7 day ban Perma ban
Harassment (Severe)* Threatening or overly abusive conduct. Involves clear intention to stir up hatred, be hurtful, incite discrimination or violence against a person: 7 day ban Perma ban - -
Call Admin
Button Misuse Intentionally using the Call Admin Button inappropriately to stall or waste Admins' time:

- Repeatedly calling an Admin and canceling the call instantly.
- Trolling Admins with fake scenarios or questions unrelated to the Call Admin options.
3 day ban 7 day ban Perma ban -
Trolling (Major) Majorly trolling your opponent and/or admins to waste their time:

- Deliberately constructing a deck entirely of cards that are difficult to use on DN just to troll.
- Deliberately constructing a deck solely to draw every duel in a match until your opponent quits.
- Consistently and obviously acting as if you don't know what you're doing in a way that severely interrupts the flow of the duel.
1 day ban 3 day ban 7 day ban Perma ban

Communication Systems & Accounts
Category Description 1st Strike 2nd Strike 3rd Strike 4th Strike
Spam (Minor) Frequent repetition of nonsense, use of caps lock, posting links to irrelevant websites, or otherwise unwanted text:

- Posting "I NEED HELP ADMIN" 3 times in public chat.
- Posting nonsensical phrases/sentences without meaning (e.g. akj skef adsls) 3 times.
- Posting links to tournaments frequently in a communication system.
» A second offense after a warning is an upgradable Major punishment.
Warning
(no strike) Warning
(no strike) Warning
(no strike) Warning
(no strike)
Spam (Major) Continuous use of a communication system to post unwanted messages in succession without intention to stop:

- Constantly posting "I NEED HELP ADMIN" without intent to stop in public chat.
- Posting links without intent to stop in a communication system.
- Ignoring a Spam (Minor) warning given by an Administrator.
1 day ban 3 day ban 7 day ban Perma ban
Spam (Severe) A complete flood of spam or continuous use of a communication system to post disturbing language and/or content without intention to stop:

- Continuously posting "F*CK YOU DN" in public chat.
- Continuously posting racial, sexual or hateful messages in a communication system.
- Posting so many lines of spam it clogs up far beyond the visible window.
» The amount of days banned varies proportionally to the amount of spam. Spam in private messages should receive a shorter ban than spam in public chat. Perma bans should only occur in extremely voluminous and profane cases.
3-5 day ban or Perma ban Perma ban - -
Duel Notes
Misuse Not obeying Duel Notes rules** by failing to abide by the prompt before hosting a duel in the appropriate section:

- Hosting a duel with a note restricting Decks in the Rated section.
- Hosting a duel with a note "Preferably no inzektors please" in the Rated section.
- Hosting a duel with a note that asks a member to PM them for trades.
1 day ban 1 day ban 1 day ban 1 day ban
Personal Profile Using your profile to communicate disturbing material or to commit a Harassment (Minor/Major/Severe) offense:

- Including links to illegal or disturbing content in the profile.
- Including profanity or insults directed at another member in the profile.
- Including "Do not duel noob The Detonator he is very bad and stupid" in the profile.
» Head Administrators may upgrade the penalties if necessary.
Warning
(no strike)
to remove content 2 day ban 3 day ban Perma ban
Lurking for sexual
purposes Using a communication system to solicit sexual contact or engage in inappropriate sexual discussions:

- Hosting a Duel with the notes "PM me for sex", "Hot girls only", etc.
- Asking for naked pictures from other members.
- Asking for sexual favors in exchange for money or other resources.
Perma ban & possible IP ban - - -
Advertisement of
pornography/illegal
material Posting links to pornographic, harmful or illegal websites.
Perma ban & possible IP ban - - -
Inappropriate
Username Registering on Dueling Network with a foul or offensive username:

- Registering with the usernames "Get F*cked", "Sex & D*cks", "Atomic N*ggermare", etc.
Perma ban with alert if possible - - -
Multiple Accounts Having more than one account for malicious purposes:

- Harassing another member with insults on multiple accounts.
- Spamming a communication system (Minor/Major/Severe) on multiple accounts.
- Evading a temporary (non-perma) ban by using another account.
Ban of any multiple accounts. Possible IP ban - - -
Administrator
Impersonation Lying about being an Administrator or impersonating a current Administrator with malicious intent:

- Registering with the usernames "The Dentinator," "AsherPutter," "TamA 10," etc. and telling members you are an Administrator
- Telling another member you are an Administrator and/or threatening to ban them, etc.
Perma ban & possible IP ban - - -
Exam Cheating/Disclosure Cheating on the Dueling Network Admin Exam or disclosing any non-public information concerning the exam:

- Getting a friend to give you answers to the exam questions.
- Posting the exam questions on YouTube.
- Bypassing restrictions in order to take the same exam more than once.
IP ban - - -
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PostSubject: Re: Dueling Network Rules   2013-01-04, 03:42

oh dear god so much to read maan ._.








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PostSubject: Re: Dueling Network Rules   2013-01-04, 04:20

If you think you're doing something wrong, don't do it.

If you think something might be against the rules, don't do it.

That will save you some reading and some banning.


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PostSubject: Re: Dueling Network Rules   2013-01-04, 04:28

listen to tuvillo also if he bans you dont pester him here about it or black rose lord or i will give you a warning.
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