Operation Sports Forums
By registering at Operation Sports, you are agreeing to the Terms Of Service that the site administration has put into effect. With this agreement you, the user, agree that any post deemed inappropriate by the staff may be removed, and corrective action may be taken. The staff also reserves the right to revoke membership privileges at any time without notice or reason. The following is a list of items that are deemed inappropriate and will not be tolerated at Operation Sports. If you break any of these rules, corrective action will be taken, and can be as severe as deemed necessary by the staff.
- Copyrighted Material/Off Site Subscriptions
Operation Sports board users agree not to post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner(s) of said copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. This includes off site paid subscriptions such as IGN Insider, ESPN Insider, etc.
- Adult Content
Operation Sports is a PG site. We do not tolerate any type of nudity or scantily clad women/men. This rule extends to your arena/blog/and avatar.
Posting of senseless, mentally empty threads/posts is not tolerated. These include, but are not limited to, post padding (+1, "I agree" with not reasoning"), party posts, "drunk posting" (incoherent messages with the excuse that you were not in the right state of mind), chain letters, In Before Lock posts, or "thread bumping" (posting on your own thread in an effort to 'bump' it to the top of the page).
- Advertising Of Other Sites or Leagues
We do not allow advertising of any kind at Operation Sports without prior approval from the staff. This applies only to the forums, and includes any self promotion. If you are looking for players for your leagues, feel free to ask.
Every member on this site will be held responsible for their behavior towards others. On this site you will treat other members in a respectful and courteous manner. There will be no personal attacks on any member by another.
- Drug/Political/Racial/Religious/Sexual Related Talk
There are to be NO racial, political, religious, drug related or sexual talk or attacks at Operation Sports. We have a multitude of posters here, and not everyone shares the same views on life as you. To minimize issues between posters, none of these topics will be tolerated on the boards.
- Constructive Criticism
We allow all opinions on Operation Sports. But if you want to be negative, it needs to be constructive. Bashing a game developer is not constructive at all, for any reason. Bashing a game period is not constructive. Whining/complaining/acting like a middle schooler is not constructive. If you want to be constructive, say what is wrong with the game specifically. Any negativity that is not constructive will not be tolerated.
Keep offensive language to a minimum. While we might let you get away with something you might hear on network television (no, NOT cable) or radio, don't go overboard. Simply editing a few letters with an asterisk or other symbols isn't allowed, either. A simple rule to follow is: "when in doubt, leave it out." You don't have to use excessive profanity to get your point across, and it's usually better to avoid it altogether.
Trolling is posting with the intent of creating a negative reaction from one or multiple posters. Essentially - don't post to draw attention to yourself, don't attack other posters, don't bash things just because you can, and don't try to be the poster that is the "cool kid". Be mature when posting.
- The Search Function/Thread Creation
We have a very thorough search function on our forums. If you are going to ask a question, search for the answer first. Once you have searched, you may post or create a new thread pertaining to your question. If you decide to create a thread, clearly state your question in your thread title. Threads simply titled "help!" (or anything similar, not informing other users of your problem) do not help at all. If you have a question, clearly stating it in your thread title will allow users who can answer your question to see it without entering the thread, and help users in the future who may be searching for a similar solution.
- Rumors/Hearsay/Agendas/"If you don't know the answer, shut up"
If someone posts a question, and you don't know the answer, don't reply. Don't post some rumor you heard somewhere. If you don't know a fact, you don't post. Period. Any spreading of rumors/hearsay/agendas will be dealt with immediately.
- Avatar/Signature Rules
Avatars have a limit of 100KB and there are no exceptions. Also, note that Avatars are subject to the same rules regarding adult content as any other image - they must be kept at a PG level, or will be removed. These rules include scantily clad women/men and everything covered in this TOS. We do not allow any images in a user's signature.
- New User Posting
All new users have a 'probationary period' in which they will not be able to create new threads or send private messages to other users. You must reply to threads until this period is finished. The period is a set number of days AND a set number of posts. These numbers are not disclosed, as we do not want people posting just to get past their probationary period.
- Multiple Usernames
At no point may one user hold or have access to more than one account at Operation Sports. THIS INCLUDES IF YOU ARE BANNED. A banned username counts against you. If you wish to create a second username, or change your username, you must contact a staff member or e-mail the site administration at [email protected].
- Selling/Trading Posts
We do not allow posters to offer games or other products for sale or trade at Operation SportsYou may use your blog to post an eBay or other accredited auction site to do this type of action, although it will still be subject to the TOS and must abide by the other rules of the site.
Operation Sports has a very strict policy against piracy, ROMs, warez, chipping, and the illegal use of copyrighted material. Linking or giving information about any site that distributes illegal software, ROMs, media, chips, or emulators, seeking help to circumvent any copyright laws, admitting to possessing and/or distributing illegal copyrighted material, or encouraging software or media piracy is grounds for ban depending on the offense. This goes for all copyrighted material, including but not limited to games, movies, music, and videos.
You will notice we have many VIP's who post here, designated by their name in a purple color. Many of them are game developers or guests at Operation Sports. They are to be respected at all times. If you want to interact with our VIP's, you are to keep the discussion mature and in a professional manner. Any type of attack will not be tolerated.
- Administrators/Moderators/Other Staff
The staff on Operation Sports are here to help you enjoy sports gaming. We are here to make your time on these forums enjoyable, and to make it easy for you to find the information you need about all sports games. That being said, if one of us says something to you, take it to heart. Your response is not necessary. If you have a problem, PM the staff member or admin. Any public argument with any of the staff will result in your immediate banning. The staff is held accountable for their actions behind the scenes, and your opinion does matter. But a public argument does no good for any party involved.