These guidelines refer only to conduct on our website/forums. Rules to be followed when playing on any of our gaming servers are covered seperately and well documented on this site.
Rules and Guidelines to be followed for any content submission to this website....
There is no charge for joining this website! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below however.
Your behavior here, and ours, can be summed up in 4 words: "Mi casa, su casa" (my house is your house). -V- for Victory- is a place where it's okay to be yourself as long as you always act with respect for your fellow members as well as the members of the -V- for Victory- team.
Our goal will be to treat our members as we would wish to be treated ourselves. In return, we ask that you act here as you yourself would like to be treated. You are not expected to leave your personality at the door.
There are going to be topics and discussions that will have heated debates but please think before you post and re-read what you type before you post it. Keep your comments limited to the debate at hand and do not make this a personal issue between you and another member. Everyone has different views and are entitled to air them, please remember that.
There is tremendous diversity in age, race, gender and even possibly language and there will be a lot of varying opinions on different subjects. We're all human beings and we're all drawn to this site because we have a common bond, members of the community. We will willingly listen to your suggestions and complaints, and try to incorporate your ideas into the website.
If you come across any violations to these guidelines or have any problems navigating the site, do not hesitate to let us know through the Contact Form. We'll be happy to address your concerns.
Here at -V- for Victory- we encourage everyone to participate in and enjoy the Community while at the same time adhering to these Guidelines:
When newcomers arrive, welcome them to our growing community. Many of our community's senior members have a wealth of knowledge and have much to share. Help new members learn about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved in the Fun.
Don't attack others. Personal attacks on others will not be tolerated. Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully ... without insult and personal attack. Debate is what makes interaction great, but remember that with it comes alternative views. This is what helps us grow as people.
You explicitly agree, in using this web site or any service provided, that you shall not Provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortious, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to or does interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, give rise to civil or criminal liability, or which may violate an applicable local, national or international law.
Think before you post or speak: Do you really want to put your address or telephone number on a public discussion website? We encourage you to keep personal information personal and to this end will edit out anything we deem harmful to your identity.
There may be places where explicit, obscene or vulgar language, graphics or behavior is appropriate, however -V- for Victory- is not one of those places. We are mostly adults in this community and try not to impose strict sensorship but as a general rule....Think before you post!
Posts containing explicit, overly obscene or excessive vulgar language will be removed. Similarly, posts that solicit or offer explicit or X-rated GIFs, JPEGs or similar content files will be deleted without notice! Links to Websites with adult content/images anywhere on the site will be removed.
Simply put, we do not wish to be seen as supporting any site that contains adult content - adult content being defined as any material that you would not feel comfortable showing to your children.
This represents our values and our desire to appeal to the widest possible audience.
-V- for Victory- website: resources, articles and discussions are based on basic, appropriate professional ethical behavior. Unethical behavior: use of other admin's member lists for PM invites, email invites, spamming, warez, license sharing, and other illegal activities are completely inappropriate and will result in the loss of membership.
Signature text/images that are too long or obtrusive or hamper site layout will be removed. If your signature is in violation of this rule, the Staff may remove it without prior notice. If you have any questions as to whether something is acceptable, please use our contact form for guidelines.
Do not post the same discussion more than once on a discussion forum or on many forums or areas where member participation is requested. Duplicate discussions are frustrating and counterproductive for other members, especially for those whose time and energy is limited. Duplicate discussions will be deleted.
No Advertising - Spam
Please remember that -V- for Victory- is a non profit making website and we respectfully ask that you DO NOT use the website to advertise your commercial services.
Do not heedlessly place your advertisements through any part of the website where your input is requested. This will be considered SPAM and could result in the loss of your -V- for Victory- membership.
Affiliate links are not allowed within the site. If you wish to promote a particular program then promote the program not your own affiliate tie with it.
No Abuse of our messaging systems (PM's, IM's, and email form)
Personal Messaging is provided to the members of the -V- for Victory- as a service intended to enhance the community experience. The purpose of personal messaging is to allow for discreet conversations to take place between members. This privilege is not to be abused!
Solicitation, spamming, or harassment of any kind is strictly forbidden. Any member receiving an inappropriate personal message should forward that message to an Administrator or Moderator right away using our contact form.
Although PM's are normally only accessible by those who send and receive them, they are part of the database and as such, property of -V- for Victory-. An Administrator, if so inclined, could locate the Private Messages in the database and read them. They are private, but not necessarily secret.
In addition, Private Messages are not intended to deprive the Community of valuable information or experiences which could benefit the entire group. Please do not use private messages if the content of the message can be helpful to others.
The internet is a big place, and it's no surprise that from time to time a site will come along whose mission is to occupy the same niche as -V- for Victory-. We have no issue with that. However, it would be against our best interests, and therefore the best interests of our members, for us to allow such sites to build upon our popularity by promoting themselves on -V- for Victory-. We work long and hard to build the content and popularity of the website and ask that competing sites do likewise.
Therefore, no competing site may attempt to gain traffic from -V- for Victory- in any way, including but not limited to links in posts, signatures, profile information, PM's, emails, or IM's.
No Copyrighted Material
Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the member should not be posted on any area where user input is requested without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. -V- for Victory- shall not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate copyright law.
You cannot legally post entire articles or news without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you attribute the article correctly it's still copyright infringement. Copyright law does not care if you make any money out of the work or not, what matters is if you hurt the potential income of the copyright holder. In this case you would be depriving them of ad revenue and it is illegal.
Under Fair Use provisions you can legally post a small abstract of an article - or perhaps the opening paragraph. So if you want to post an article you should do this and include a link, or just post the link. You can also completely rewrite the article, but to make it fair to the original source please quote a direct link to them, giving them some credit.
The exception to these rules are press releases. Press releases are meant for distribution and can be copied and distributed as much as you want. If you are not sure if you can copy something then always err on the side of caution and simply post a link to the material or ask a member of staff.
-V- for Victory- and its assigned agents reserves the right to remove a post which does not relate to the topic being discussed in the forum. In addition, -V- for Victory-reserves the right to organize discussion forums in order to best serve the majority of our members. For example, narrow-interest or minimal activity topics may, at our discretion, be relocated to a more appropriate discussion forum, or deleted entirely. -V- for Victory- or its assigned agents also reserves the right to prohibit or delete discussions that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be harmful to other members, the sites that comprise -V- for Victory- or the rights of the -V- for Victory- team or others. That said, we cannot ensure prompt removal of offending discussion posts. We also reserve the right to remove your membership from you should you violate these Guidelines.
Considering the real-time nature of this website, it is impossible for -V- for Victory- to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that -V- for Victory- does not actively monitor the contents of all posted messages and is not responsible for any messages posted.
-V- for Victory- does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the -V- for Victory-or any entity associated with -V- for Victory-. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by using our contact form. -V- for Victory- has the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if it is determined that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately, in fact, we may not edit or delete posts that break our rules at all. We have many time constraints on us and cannot guarantee that we will be able to edit or delete posts that break the rules / user agreement. If you do not agree with this then do not view or register for the -V- for Victory- website.
Although this website does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at -V- for Victory- reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless -V- for Victory-, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We at this website also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.
Use of the site is at the discretion of the Administration of -V- for Victory-, and that any use may be terminated by the Administration at any time.
The user agrees as a condition of registering at the -V- for Victory- to be truthful in regard to all information given during the registration process, to use the site as per the instructions, not to disclose his / her password to others for use, and that the site has a license (permission) for use of anything the user submits or posts to the site.