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Terms and Conditions of using the NZGamer.com Forums

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You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use these forums to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.

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You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you.


NZGamer.com rules are in place to promote a healthy forum and website community.

Members may receive an increased warning level for:

+ Creating signatures that are blatantly oversized

+ Excessive swearing

+ Being derogatory to other cultures or religions

+ Trolling

+ Flaming

+ SPAM

+ Abusing the NZGamer.com Reputation Points system

+ Blatantly posting about other NZ Based Gaming Websites

+ Blatantly Advertising a Product or Service

+ Discussing criminal activity

+ Multiple 'Bumps', or posts in a row

+ Staff warnings not being adhered to

+ Abusing members

Members may receive an permanent ban for the following:

+ 5 or more warning increases

+ Loading Explicit Images/Videos

+ Racism

+ Accessing another NZGamer.com User's Account

+ Selling or offering to purchase pirated games.

Warning Levels & Suspensions

We have a maximum of 100 warning points for members who can not stay within the NZGamer.com forum/site guidelines.

The warning system is only here to keep the forum and site a user friendly place.

When a warning is given, the member will receive a PM to notify them of what has been done wrong. Most warnings are worth 20 points. Some warnings may be worth less or more depending on the severity of the reason.

All Warnings - Member is notified of warning increase

At 40 Warning Points - Member will be suspended for 24 hrs.

At 60 Warning Points - Member will be suspended for 1 week.

At 80 Warning Points - Member will be suspended for a 30 day period.

At 100 Warning Points Member will be banned permanently.


General items:

Forum Signatures
These must be no bigger than 500px x 100px and the file size no larger than 100kb.

New Users
Be friendly to new members, we don't want to scare them away. It is the goal of NZGamer.com to have a large and vibrant forum community.

Console Wars
We understand you may love your platform of choice, but understand and respect that people may have a difference in opinion and that is just as valid as yours.

Creating a New Account after a Ban
Users that are banned and return under a new account will have that subsequent account banned and further measures put in place.

Piracy
NZGamer.com has a zero toleration towards piracy, please be aware that piracy is theft.

Personal Details
NZGamer.com would advise you to never give out personal details of home address, account pin numbers etc. The World Wide Web can be a dangerous place at times.

Reputation Points System
Misusing the Reputation Points system will lead to suspensions or permanent bans in extreme cases.

By being a member of the NZGamer.com you agree to these terms and conditions.

All in all - Keep it clean and happy gaming!