Forum Rules

The TherapyNet forums are intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for the TherapyNet community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, all users should read and follow these conditions. By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms.

Rules of Conduct

  1. You must have an active TherapyNet account to post on our forums.
  2. Be respectful toward others at all times.
    The purpose of the TherapyNet forums is to provide a platform for exchange of ideas, and a venue for the discussion of TherapyNet. Occasionally there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Forum users are expected to be courteous when disagreeing with others.
  3. Ranting is prohibited.
    A rant is a post that is often filled with angry and counterproductive comments. A free exchange of ideas is essential to building a strong sense of community and is helpful in development of the game and community. Rants are disruptive, and incite flaming and trolling. Please post your thoughts in a concise and clear manner while avoiding going off on rambling tangents.
  4. Personal attacks are prohibited.
    Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts that are designed to personally berate or insult another forum user. Posts of this nature are not beneficial to the community spirit that TherapyNet promote and as such they will not be tolerated.
  5. Trolling is prohibited.
    Trolling is a defined as a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting other players in an attempt to incite retaliation or an emotional response. Posts of this nature are disruptive, often abusive and do not contribute to the sense of community that TherapyNet promote.
  6. Racism, bigotry and discrimination are prohibited.
    Racism, gender stereotyping and hate speech are not permitted on the TherapyNet forums. Derogatory posting that includes race, religion or sexual preference based personal attacks and trolling can result in immediate suspension of forum posting privileges.
  7. Use of profanity is prohibited.
    The use of profanity is prohibited on the TherapyNet forums. This includes the partial masking of letters using numbers or alternate symbols, and any attempts at bypassing the profanity filter.
  8. Posting of personal information is prohibited.
    The posting of personal information including but not limited to contact numbers, e-mail addresses, account names and passwords, home addresses is strictly prohibited. TherapyNet respect the right of our members to privacy, and will not tolerate the divulging of real life personal details.
  9. Posting of private TherapyNet communication is prohibited.
    The posting of private communication between TherapyNet members, moderators, and administrators of this site prohibited. TherapyNet respect the right of our members to privacy and as such you are not permitted to publicise private correspondence (including petition responses and e-mails) received from any of the aforementioned parties.
  10. Discussion of warnings and bans is prohibited.
    Such matters shall remain private between TherapyNet and the involved user. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. TherapyNet respect the right of our members to privacy and as such you are not permitted to publicise private correspondence (including petition responses and e-mails) received from any of the aforementioned parties.
  11. Discussion of forum moderation is prohibited.
    The discussion of TherapyNet forum moderation actions generally leads to flaming, trolling and baiting of our moderators/administrators. As such, this type of discussion is strictly prohibited under the forum rules. If you have questions regarding the actions of a moderator, please file a topic reply under the Forum Moderation.
  12. Spamming is prohibited.
    Spam is defined as the repetitive posting of the same topic or nonsensical post that has no substance and is often designed to annoy other forum users. This can include the words “first”, “go back to ” and other such posts that contribute no value to forum discussion. Spamming also includes the posting of ASCII art within a forum post.
  13. Pyramid quoting is prohibited.
    Pyramid quoting is a response to a forum thread that contains the quotes of four or more previous posters, sometimes with additional spaces added unnecessarily. This kind of posting often distorts the layout of the forums and can cause issues with readability for some users.
  14. Posting about bugs and exploits is prohibited.
    Bugs and exploits should be reported through the proper channels. Bugs should be brought to the attention of TherapyNet by filing a bug report for our Quality Assurance department. More information on filing bug reports can be found LINK. Discussions about unverified issues on the site can cause unnecessary panic in the community. When there is an issue that the TherapyNet community needs to be aware of, it will be communicated via an official statement from TherapyNet after thorough investigation.
  15. Redundant and re-posted threads will be locked.
    As a courtesy to other forum users, please search to see if there is a thread already open on the topic you wish to discuss. If so, please place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forums needlessly, causing good feedback and ideas to be lost. Please keep discussions regarding a topic to a single thread.
  16. Impersonation of another party is prohibited.
    Forum users are strictly prohibited from impersonating any other party on the TherapyNet forums. This includes but is not limited to TherapyNet employees, TherapyNet partners and other forum users. This also includes suggesting that an employee of TherapyNet will perform a task for you.
  17. New member bashing will not be tolerated.
    New members of the %company_name community are encouraged to use, but are not restricted to the TherapyNet FAQs. This forum is specifically designed to provide a platform for those who are new to the TherapyNet website to ask questions and learn more about TherapyNet. More experienced forum users are encouraged to participate by assisting new players with helpful and courteous responses. All flaming, trolling and posts of a derogatory nature will be deleted, and will be considered a severe breach of the forum rules.
  18. Posting advertisements is prohibited.
    Posts discussing or linking to online auction sites or other sales sites that offer goods or services for sale are prohibited.
  19. Post constructively.
    Negative feedback can be very useful to further improve TherapyNet provided that it is presented in a civil and factual manner. All users are encouraged to honestly express their feelings regarding TherapyNet and how it can be improved. Posts that are non-constructive, insulting or in breach of the rules will be deleted regardless of how valid the ideas behind them may be. Users are also reminded that posting with a lack of content also constitutes non-constructive posting.
  20. Re-opening locked topics is prohibited.
    Recreating or re-opening a thread that has been closed by a moderator is prohibited. Threads that have been closed by a moderator have been closed for the benefit of the community. Re-opening a locked thread will result in its removal.
  21. Off-topic posting is prohibited.
    Off-topic posting is permitted within reason, as sometimes a single comment may colour or lighten the tone of discussion. However, excessive posting of off-topic remarks in an attempt to derail a thread may result in the thread being locked, or a forum warning being issued.
  22. Ban evasion is prohibited.
    Forum suspensions and bans are issued when a user grossly violates the forum rules. While they are rarely issued, they are applied with the community’s best interests in mind. Attempts to bypass a suspension or ban via the use of alternate accounts will result in additional action, and in some instances may result in the permanent revocation of forum posting privileges. Similarly, having another forum user post on your behalf if you are unable to do so may result in an extension of your suspension or ban, as well as the user who does so also receiving similar reprimand.
  23. Please use the correct language when posting on the forums.
    The default language for posting on the TherapyNet forums is English. Please use English when posting as a courtesy to other forum users, unless the forum channel is specifically created for discussion in another language as part of our localised language specific sub-forums.
  24. Posts that distort the forum layout are prohibited.
    Posts that are deliberately designed to distort the layout of the TherapyNet forums, or content that is of an inappropriate length and stretch the forums will be removed. This kind of behaviour is deemed as being in opposition to the community spirit that TherapyNet would like to promote, and posts of this nature will be deleted. Users who engage in this type of behaviour may face temporary suspension or permanent revocation of their forum posting privileges.
  25. Abuse of TherapyNet employees and ISD volunteers is prohibited.
    TherapyNet operate a zero tolerance policy on abuse of TherapyNet employees. This includes but is not limited to personal attacks, trolling, “outing” of TherapyNet employee identities. Our forums are designed to be a place where members and developers can exchange ideas in a polite and friendly manner for the betterment of TherapyNet. Members who attack or abuse employees of TherapyNet, will be permanently banned from the TherapyNet forums with no recourse, and may also be subject to action against their member account.
  26. Rumour-mongering is prohibited.
    Rumour threads and posts which are based off no actual solid information and are designed to either troll or annoy other users will be locked and removed. These kinds of threads and posts are detrimental to the wellbeing and spirit of the TherapyNet community, and can create undue panic among forum users, as well as adding to the workload of our moderators.