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Forum Rules & Guidelines

EA_LeelooEA_Leeloo Posts: 1,894 EA Community Manager
edited September 2020 in Forum Rules
WELCOME

We want our players to feel at home on all our EA Forums. Anyone should feel comfortable asking for help, sharing their tips and tricks, and having fun with other players. We have a community of global perspectives and different passions all united on one thing: playing fun games. That's why it's important that everyone feels comfortable expressing themselves.

To keep our games and communities safe and fair we have to put a few rules in place. Our guidelines show you the type of behavior we need to create a fun, safe community for everyone. That includes things like:
  • Stopping any toxic behavior.
  • Keeping things fair.
  • Creating clean content.

These guidelines don't include all behaviors, and moderators can decide if something is toxic or unfair based on the context.

For a list of the rules you agree to when you sign up for an EA account and use an EA Service, read Section 6 of our User Agreement.

Any questions? Ask an EA Community Manager via Direct Message.


EA FORUM RULES & GUIDELINES

Our forum moderators oversee all posts. Posts that break the rules and guidelines may be removed. If you break the rules, we also may need to sanction your forum account. If you want to appeal a ban or moderation decision, you can use our steps on EA Help.
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  • EA_LeelooEA_Leeloo Posts: 1,894 EA Community Manager
    edited October 2020
    DON'TS TREATED WITH ZERO-TOLERANCE

    These are more serious don'ts. That means if you do something from this list, we might ban you right away.
    • Don't discriminate. That means no sexism, racism etc.
    • Don't link to or discuss pirated and/or harmful content: Such as Trojan horses. That's not allowed and will result in account action.
    • Don't be a troll, bait or flame. This includes deliberately trying to cause an argument by making sarcastic, off-topic, rude or disruptive posts, and discussions.
    • Don't do anything illegal. To ensure everyone feels safe, it's important that you follow the local laws when playing our games. This not only includes keeping things legal, but reporting anything you see that breaks the law or promotes doing so. This means no:
      • Identity theft
      • Identity fraud
      • "Swatting"
      • Doxxing
      • Stalking
      • Making personal threats
      • Blackmail and extortion
    • Don't promote or discuss activities that are against the EA User Agreement. This includes software piracy, "hacks", "torrents", game "cracks", and more.
      • See that happening on the forums? Report it directly to a Community Manager.
      • See a website that sells or promotes such activities? Report it directly to EA.
    • Don't post anything that references adult materials. This includes linking to adult-themed mods for games. We've got young gamers on here, too.
    • Don't ask for or giving out CD-Keys/Product Codes. Missing the code for your game? Head to help.ea.com to contact us.
    • Don't share accounts. Sharing accounts will get you banned.
    • Don't post copyrighted material. This includes images as well as text from game guides. If you don't own it, don't post it.
    • Don't create more than one forum account. Accounts created for inappropriate or unauthorized reasons will be banned.
    • No Coin Buying / Selling / Promoting / Gambling. These are all against our EA User Agreement.
    • Don't post real-life threats.
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  • EA_LeelooEA_Leeloo Posts: 1,894 EA Community Manager
    IMAGES, AVATARS, AND SIGNATURES

    A lot of our rules about images, avatars are the same as our Dos and Don'ts. But just to make sure it's clear, here's what you can and can't do.

    IMAGES / AVATARS

    You can:
    • keep it clean, with appropriate images for all ages.
    • make your own images. We like your style.
    • have fun!

    But don't:
    • use personal photos.
    • include religious or political content. Debate which Madden is the best (2004, duh) all day on our boards, but don't bring religion or politics into EA Forums Keep it on-topic.
    • use racist, hateful, controversial, or illegal content.

    SIGNATURES

    In some EA Forums signatures is a feature only available for certain ranks. If the option is available for you:

    You can:
    • include a cool picture. The above rules for images also apply for signatures.
    • keep it tidy, with up to three lines of text.

    But don't:
    • make it too long. The longer the signature, the more cluttered the boards will get. Limit your signature to three lines or less. Unless someone from the Forum Team has given you permission, keep it short.
    • have large pictures or text. Sometimes bigger isn't always better.
    • link to pirated and/or harmful content, like Trojan horses or adult-themed things. That's not allowed and will result in account action.
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