Threads will be locked if we feel that a specific explanation is required, or if the thread contains useful content that should remain visible to the community until it naturally falls. Locking is mostly used when a discussion has reached its logical conclusion (i.e. unwinnable arguments), or when a thread is overrun with flames, or a very pointless poll. The primary difference between locking and removal is that a locked thread, at some point, has or had a legitimate intention.
Threads may be locked for reasons beyond those detailed here. Threads may be locked without explanation. If you would like to make an inquiry about any thread locked without explanation, just submit a PM to any of the Forum Mods. Do not repost a new thread relating to the locked thread.
The following list of threads has been deemed inappropriate for the official forums. Any thread on this list will be removed without notice, and may subject the poster (and possibly, others who help perpetuate such threads) to the suspension of forum privileges. This list will be updated as needed, although other threads may need to be removed that do not fall into one of these categories.
Threads that make groundless claims about e-Games or any of its employees, granting favoritism to any race, clan, group, or player will be removed without notice.
Threads that project the attitude that e-Games is "dying" or otherwise "doomed" will be removed without notice.
Threads started simply to contest/continue/inquire about threads that were locked or removed, or players who were banned, will be removed without notice. If you have a specific issue regarding the way forum policy is implemented, you may submit an inquiry to members of the forum staff via PM.
Character Assassination threads
Threads that publicly accuse another clan or player of punishable offenses will be removed without notice. Violations need to be reported via the appropriate channels, such as the GM-Help system and email support. If you believe that in-game GMs and the email system have not provided a sufficient or timely response, you may submit an inquiry to members of the forum staff via PM. Public posts of such accusations will be construed as attempts to cause antagonism for its own sake.
"I Quit" threads
These threads will be removed without notice and forum privileges will be permanently suspended. If you choose to leave the game, feel free to submit your final feedback to
e-Games GMs. Please give your final farewells to friends and clan mates in-game.
"I Demand Answers" threads
Threads that make threats or use other combative language will be removed without notice.
If you ask a question on the board and it has not been addressed by a moderator, there is a reason for that (or there is not an answer currently available). In the event of legitimate emergencies, or other unprecedented scenarios, we will endeavor to provide comments, even if it is only to state that there is no officially available information. However, this is not always possible.
Compare & Contrast threads
The official forums are intended solely for discussion of e-Games-PH. Any thread whose primary purpose is the discussion of another game (whether published by e-Games or not) will be removed, whether it is in the context of "comparing" it to e-Games-PH or not. Incidental comparisons will arise from time to time. This is understood and acceptable. However, it is when a thread becomes primarily about such comparisons that the thread will be removed.
"My Friend Got Banned Because..." threads
Threads designed to announce, appeal or contest a banning decision on behalf of a third party will be removed without notice.
Rule Circumvention threads
Any thread we feel is trying to find some loophole to get away with disobeying the rules of the forums, in fact or in spirit, will be removed.
Legal Action threads
Using the forums for encourging, promoting, endorsing, or inciting any kind of legal action against anyone is strictly prohibited. Such content will be removed, and the author's posting privileges will be permanently suspended.
These standards apply not only to threads, but to any and all manner of forum content, including individual posts, links, images, signatures, etc.
Glorification threads or "Pinaka" threads
Listing your own top 10 'best' players (or anything similar like "sino magaling sa ____", "pinakamagaling para sayo" or polls with the same topic) does not qualify for a discussion. Moreover, it ends up being a flame thread or chat thread, both of which are not allowed in the official boards. Popularity contests are not allowed because they do not discuss the nature of any e-games titles at all.
Such threads may be moved to the CCC or simply removed because they are considered personal/community/off-topic threads.