Use of our forums constitutes acceptance and agreement to our Forum Code of Conduct and Forum User Agreement. If you violate the Code of Conduct or User Agreement, we reserve the right to terminate all accounts belonging to you without prior notice. We prefer to advise users of inappropriate behavior, however, flagrant and repeated violations of our CoC will result in an immediate ban. Our failure to enforce this policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any time. We created the Code of Conduct to provide a basic understanding of what's allowed and not allowed in our forums. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of our CoC: • Ensure a friendly atmosphere to our visitors and forum members • Ensure the privacy of our members and that of others • Encourage responsible use of our forums and discourage activities which disrupt our community and reduce the value of our services to our visitors • Encourage the freedom of expression and exchange of information in a mature and responsible manner. While we are committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities may be damaging to the resources of both Dartplayer.net and our communities and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of Dartplayer.net are limited, and abuse of these resources by one user has a negative impact on the entire community. As a member of our vast forum community, you must participate responsibly. If you have any questions regarding our CoC, please contact any of our forum moderators via email or private message. Violations of the Code of Conduct: The following constitutes violations of our Code of Conduct. Unauthorized Access / Forum Security The following actions are strictly prohibited: • Accessing, or attempting to access, the accounts of other users • Exploiting, or attempting to exploit, bugs, vulnerabilities, or loopholes; whether they are disclosed or undisclosed • Penetrating, or attempting to penetrate, security measures of Dartplayer.net's software or hardware, or electronic communications system. All intrusions will subject all your forum accounts to immediate termination, regardless of whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption, loss, or theft of data. Users are responsible for the security of their Dartplayer.net accounts. Users may not share their passwords or transfer – via any means – their accounts to others without the express permission of the Dartplayer.net Forum Management Team. In addition, users are responsible for all activity made by him/her or anyone the user allows to use his/her account. Spamming Unless a thread or forum is designated as an area ok for spamming, you may not spam. Spam includes, but is not limited to, the following: • Excessive off-topic threads • Posting nonsensical messages • "Flooding" the forum with similar meaning messages • Post-Count farming • Inciting a forum war or riot • Blatant advertising • Messages withlittle to no content • Fraudulent activity (Pyramid schemes, chain letters, etc.) • Free-____ links (i.e. Free iPods, Free PSP, etc. etc.) Advertising: We want to avoid spam generated by promotion teams, public-relations campaigns or any other traffic-hungry webmasters. So please note that our forums aren’t the place to advertise your own site or forums or sites with similar content to ours. Dartplayer.net staff don’t visit your site and spam it with adverts, so we expect the same courtesy in return. If you are part of a darts-related site and you want to link it as a relevant part of a discussion, please contact a moderator or administrator first and be honest if it’s your own site. If you wish to advertise at Dartplayer.net, please contact a site administrator. Any user who seems to have created their account solely to promote another site will be permanently banned. Forgery or Impersonation Attempting to impersonate any person, including staff, using forged headers, instant messenger names, similar usernames (i.e. "GiIIB", "Gi11B", "Angel GillB") in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Profanities: You may not use profanity or bypass the software-based censor. In addition to words included in the censor list, sexual remarks and slang may be considered profane when used in certain contexts. Harassment: We have no tolerance for personal attacks, as determined by forum moderators, towards users or staff. You may not use terms or audio/visual materials referring to ethnic/national origin, ideological/religious beliefs, gender, or sexual preference in a demeaning context. We have no tolerance for discrimination. You are in violation of this rule if the nature of your post discriminates, promotes hate, promotes violence or advocates hatred or discrimation against individuals, groups, races, cultures or organizations because of their ethnic/national origin, skin color or culture. DEROGATORY TERMS: If you use any terms in an offensive context against a person, race, culture, group or organization, as determined by our moderators, you are in violation of this rule. Please note that words carry different meanings in different cultures, and that while a word may be acceptable use in one part of the world, it may not be in another. In addition, any one can invent their own derogatory terms, unfortunately. Because of those factors, we will evaluate the context in which the term was used to determine whether a violation has occurred.