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    Official RIFT Forum Rules

    Welcome to the official RIFT forums! We're pleased you've joined the community and are eager for you to add your voice to conversations and start new discussions. That said, before you dive in, we ask that you adhere to these two complimentary philosophies of mankind's great leaders:

    "Be excellent to each other." - Bill S. Preston of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    "Don't be a dick." - Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation

    The official forums intend to serve as a comfortable, safe environment for ideas, thoughts, and experiences to be communicated with the community and Trion Worlds. While many who join the RIFT community will inherently understand our goal of a constructive and inviting community, there may be occasions where precise clarity is needed to determine just which behaviors and content are appropriate for the official forums.

    To address this need, we have compiled the following list of rules.

    1. Do not attack others.
    This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Insults (against individuals, groups, companies, or countries)
    • Comments that attack or disparage a Race/Ethnicity/Nationality/Religious Belief/Political Affiliation/Gender/Sexual Orientation or Identity
    • Harassment of individuals or groups.
    • Naming/Accusing/Calling Out: Do not accuse or call out other players for misbehavior. This sort of issue is not resolvable on a forum. If a player has violated our Terms of Service, please create a support ticket.
    • Posting Provocatively: While we frequently have strong opinions, it is important to phrase things in a manner that is as constructive as possible. Trolling posts created for reaction is not appropriate.
    • No Threats Allowed. This includes both physical threats and threats of legal action.

    2. Do not spam or post non-constructively. This includes:
    • Posting "+1," "First," or similar posts without content.
    • Posting in a non-constructive manner, or with excessive negativity, which often involves some aspect of section 1.
    • Reposting topics multiple times, copying posts to existing threads on other topics, and posting threads not germane to a particular subforum.
    • Bumps, or posts simply to manipulate the order of thread display, are not allowed. All posts need some form of constructive content.

    3. Do not post about moderator actions, regarding your accounts or those of others. We will not enter into debates regarding moderation, which we administer in accordance with these guidelines.
    • If you have questions about or wish to appeal moderator actions, please contact us via direct message on the forum (Community Managers).
    • If you have questions about suspensions or bans in game, please contact us under: (these actions are administered by our Customer Support Team).

    4. Official threads: Do not disrupt or go off-topic in threads started by an official Trion representative. Official threads may contain additional instructions or requests; please heed them when posting!

    5. Content not permitted on Official Forums:
    • Excessive Sexuality or Violence: Discussion of excessive sexuality or violence is not allowed. These sorts of topics are best shared between friends, not on public forums. RIFT is rated T for teen - please keep this in mind.
    • Personal Information: Sharing of others' personally-identifying information is not allowed and will be actioned immediately, and harshly. If you wish to share your own information, including social media addresses or game network tags (Xbox gamertags, PSN names, Steam Handles, etc.) you may do so.
    • Obscenity/Vulgarity:Do not use profanity. Do not avoid the profanity filter by changing the spelling or substituting alternate characters in place of specific letters - if others know what you mean, then you have effectively posted profanity and action will be taken. The profanity filter on the forums does not contain every word not allowed, and cannot be used as a defense in this case. Again, we are rated T for Teen.
    • Pornography: The posting of pornography is not allowed.
    • Illegal Activity: Do not promote or discuss illegal activities on the forums.
    • Cheating/Exploits: Do not post about or discuss cheating or exploits. If you suspect a player of cheating, please contact Customer Service via a support ticket at or contact a member of the Community Team with details via a private message on the forum.
    • Exchange of in-game items or services for real-world currency other than those items and services sold by Trion Worlds. Please refer to the Trion Worlds Terms of Use for more information.
    • Advertisements or direct links to pages encouraging commercial transactions on our forums. This includes overt promotion, "astroturfing" or recruiting for other games.
    • Religion and Politics: These are not topics for official game forums. This includes Off Topic forums.
    • Do not call for firing of Trion employees, nor wish accidents or illness befall them. This is a zero tolerance area.
    • Infringing Content: Do not post anything that supports or encourages IP or copyright infringement.

    6. The use of multiple accounts (also known as "sockpuppeting" to evade a suspension is not allowed.
    • Suspensions are for individuals, not accounts. Creating additional accounts to avoid suspensions is not allowed.
    • Users who connect from the same location or computer may be subject to suspensions taken against other users from the same location/computer. In these cases, the moderation team will make their best efforts to determine the identity of individuals, however this is solely at the discretion of the moderation team.

    7. Direct links to images, pages, or sites with content that violate the forum rules are not allowed.

    In cases where moderator action is required, moderators may edit, move, or delete posts containing violations of the forum rules. Moderators may warn, suspend, or permanently ban accounts from posting on the forums. These actions will be based on both the frequency of required moderation for a specific user and the specific guideline violation in question. In extreme cases, action may be taken against game accounts for forum violations.

    If you wish to discuss and/or appeal any decision taken on your forum account (warning, infraction, suspension or ban), feel free to contact us via Please send your appeal through the email address affiliated to that specific forum account. Use the email subject: [RIFT] [Accountname] [Warning/Infraction/Suspension/Ban] and include the following information:
    • Game associated:
    • Forum name/handle:
    • Affiliated email address:
    • Forum action to appeal (warning, infraction, suspension or ban):
    • Date the action was taken on your forum account:
    • Reason for appeal:
    Please remember that these warnings are only visible to the player, community managers and admins. This is private information and never to be shared with other forum members. The team will NOT treat your inquiry/appeal if it is for an account you do not own.

    Not all situations can be encompassed by these guidelines, and Trion reserves the right to moderate at our discretion. Failure to follow these guidelines, or direction from Trion Worlds representatives, may result in action being taken against your forum and/or game account.

    We wish we didn't have to make the list so long. However, with these guidelines in mind, we invite you to add your voice to the official RIFT forums and become a constructive member of its community.
    Welcome and happy posting!
    Last edited by Elariok; 06-12-2020 at 04:55 AM.
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