SECTION 1: FORUM RULES, ETC.
Like any forum, there are rules and guidelines accompanying what you can
and cannot do on the forum. Don't be scared though--like on any other
forum on the internet, common sense prevails and if you don't do
anything out of the ordinary and just act civil; you will have nothing
to worry about. Here is a description on each of the rules:
Do not post any obscene or inappropriate language; including
hateful, threatening, racist, sexist or homophobic speech or imagery.
This rule covers basic forum etiquette on what you can and cannot
post. The forum is a family friendly and family oriented environment,
so curse-words are not allowed to be used AT ALL--this means words that
have been censored ("******") or the use of symbols (%#$@) to represent
such words are also not allowed on the forums. Altering words as a means
of getting around the profanity filter is also not acceptable.
Do not post derogatory comments or attacks against other people or groups.
This rule covers general forum conduct with other members on the
forum. Attacks against other people are not acceptable on this forum, at
all. Keep in mind though that it is acceptable to disagree with someone
else's opinion in a civil manor (no rude comments, profanity, etc)
Do not post nudity, overtly sexual images or speech, and hate symbols of any kind.
This covers anything related to revealing images or pornography,
as well as any pictures or imagery that depict hateful messages; implied
or intended. These sorts of things are obviously not acceptable on this
forum let alone any other forum on the internet.
Please use the search or tag search before posting. Chances are a
thread or post already exists. If you can't find what you need then
feel free to post.
Posting duplicate threads or posts all over the place when a
thread or post already exist are grounds for warnings or infractions.
The search feature can be found by going here
and is explained further down in this guide.
Please create new threads in the appropriate forum, and use a
descriptive title. Thread locations and titles may be changed by the
staff to more accurately reflect the topic being discussed.
Constantly posting threads outside the appropriate forum is
grounds for warnings or infractions. The use of non-descriptive thread
titles can result in them being changed by the staff to better reflect
the topic that is being discussed. Advice on naming threads is provided
further down in this guide.
Do not make repeated or nearly identical posts. Spam will not be
tolerated. Also, be advised that posting randomly for the sake of
raising post count will also not be tolerated
This rule covers the creation of duplicate threads on the same
subject in multiple areas of the forum. This rule also covers the making
of spam posts just as a means of boosting your post count, which is not
acceptable--this forum isn't about upping your post count!
Do not advertise, promote, or discuss non Playdom sanctioned games,
services, referrals, contests, websites or commercial enterprises.
This is a big one! This rule covers the promotion of non-Playdom
sanctioned games that DIRECTLY compete with Playdom exclusively on
social networking websites. This does not mean that games that are
available on consoles, hand-held devices, or PC's are not up for
discussion as these games are perfectly fine to discuss in the Off Topic
areas. Also, several companies, such as EA Games; produce games for
consoles as well as social networks -- these are also fine to discuss in
Off Topic areas. Any mention of other game companies that produce games
exclusively for social networks are not acceptable to discuss on this
forum and will be edited on sight. This rule also covers anything
related to general advertising of external websites that are not
endorsed by Playdom.
Do not promote illegal or adult 18+ substances or activities;
including illicit drugs, prostitution, alcohol, and tobacco. Discussion
is permitted only in regards to in-game content, this is the only
This is pretty self explanatory due to the fact that this forum
must be held at a family oriented level. In-game content is the only
exception where 18+ content may be discussed. For example, a loot item
in Mobsters is a "Poppy Harvest"; but discussing such that is not in
relation to the game is not acceptable. Also, do not think this means
that the use of imagery as a forum avatar or signature, that is from the
game; is acceptable if the said imagery is inappropriate in normal
Do not post social network ID numbers within the forum body unless
asked to by a moderator or Playdom Community Manager. Please keep all
social network ID numbers within your forum profile details or
This is also pretty self explanatory--this means that, unless of a
Moderator or Playdom Community Manager asks you to; social network
URL's should not be posted anywhere other then the designated Add Me
areas of the forum. As the rule states, you are welcome to include your
social network ID(s) in your signature.
Do not post or ask for information about bots, macros, cheats or
hacks of Playdom games. This also includes links to sites that may
indirectly promote such programs. Similarly, talk about your personal
use of such items, or discussion of unreleased content (in other
words, content that cannot be obtained by standard means), is also
This rule covers the discussion of automated programs in the
games, as well as unreleased content that may exist within the games
our partners (this includes any social network on which Playdom
applications are hosted).
This rule covers the discussion of anything that may be in
the discussion of anything that may be in violation of the Social
Network's Terms of Service(s) - for example, discussion of or promoting
multiple Facebook accounts is not acceptable on these forums as the
Facebook ToS forbids this.
Do not impersonate any Playdom employee or the volunteer moderators.
Self explanatory. This covers the impersonation of forum staff
members which is totally unacceptable. This will more then likely result
in an instant permanent banning from the forum. Impersonation or posing
as Playdom Employees is also not acceptable.
Do not discuss private messages nor disclose Moderator actions in
our forums. If you have a dispute with a player or moderator, please
contact your game's Community Manager or a Community Administrator. You
may also file a complaint with our support staff at http://playdom.custhelp.com/|
This rule covers the discussion of moderator action on the public
forum. What this basically means is that if you have an issue with an
action that a Moderator has taken against you, is that you are to take
it up a Forum Administrator or Playdom Community Manager and not post
about it on the forums (A list of Forum Admins and Playdom Community
Managers can be found further down in this guide). If no Playdom
Community Manager or Forum Administrators are around (such as on a
weekend), you should address the issue with a Super Moderator.
This means that your signature must strictly follow with the
Signature Size rules. This is explained more in-depth further down in
Do not create multiple forum accounts or share your forum account
with any other user. Each forum member is allowed only one account.
The creation of more the one forum account is unacceptable! Each forum member is permitted to use only one forum account.Playdom Terms of Service
The second official document which can lead to warnings or infractions
to users on the forum who breach it. The Terms of Service is the legal
agreement that is agreed to upon registering to the forums, or by
playing the games. Link: http://www.playdom.com/termsCode of Conduct
The Code of Conduct is not an official rule-set, but it sets the overall
tone and 'feel' of the forum in regards to what is and isn't acceptable
on the forum.
|The forums are a place to ask game related questions, get assistance
from other players, share ideas and tips for the best strategies and
make new friends! This is the official spot for suggestions and ideas as
Before you start reading and contributing to the threads, please make sure you take a moment to read our forum Code of Conduct.
1. Practice the Golden Rule.
All members of this forum should respect the opinions and presence of
other members here. You can disagree and engage in a debate, but
rudeness, name-calling, cursing, etc. will not be tolerated.
2. Respect the forum.
This is a space for you as much as it's a space for us to listen and
exchange ideas with our users. Please don't spam and please be
constructive with your thoughts. If you're very upset about some aspect
of the game, write out what's happening and what you would like to see
changed. Ranting doesn't improve the situation, and spoils the
mood/tone of the forum for everyone.
3. Respect the staff/moderators
The staff and moderators are here to facilitate conversations and
communicate with the developers. Our moderators are here in their free
time to help answer questions and well, moderate. Respect them. If your
post has been re-categorized or your account has been restricted,
please do not write derogatory posts or responses to the moderators.
Private message the forum administrator and resolve the issue that way.
Again, our goal is to keep a positive, fun forum.
4. Doing the following will get you banned immediately & irreversibly:
* Cursing and using foul language (in any language or symbols &$*@)
* Using multiple accounts, user-names, etc. One person = one account
* Any posting of warez, illegal cheat codes/sites, etc.
* Facebook users need to be at least 13 years of age to play Playdom games through Facebook and to write on this forum.
* General bullying
* Anything that can be deemed as illegal under your local law as well as those of California and the United States.
5. Signature Rules:
The dimensions of any signature on the forum must be no greater than 468
x 60. Any signature that is larger than this size may be removed by
I won't go through anything relating to the Code of Conduct as this is all pretty self explanatory.