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Gaia International Forum Rules and Guidelines

Welcome to the Gaia International forum! Gaia International is intended for chatting and discussing about various topics from throughout the world. Topics about languages, cultures, travel to different countries, and many others are welcome here!

As a member, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the forum's rules before posting. Posting in this forum implies that you read and understand the rules and guidelines and that you accept responsibility for the appropriateness of your thread or post.

  1. Introduction
  2. General Posting Guidelines
  3. Rules & Guidelines for Posting in Gaia International
  4. How to Report
General Posting Guidelines

Please be sure to follow the Terms of Service and Rules and Guidelines here, as in all forums.

Common violations to avoid:

    Flaming & trolling. Posts directed at another member which are hateful, abusive, or intentionally inflammatory are considered flaming. Making intentionally inflammatory or provocative posts to incite responses from other members is considered trolling.

    Spam. Posts that are gibberish, off-topic, contain advertisements or begging, or have low or no content are considered spam. Please ensure that your posts are on topic and contain an appropriate amount of discussable content.

    Sexually explicit content. Posting, requesting, distributing, or offering sexually explicit material is not permitted anywhere on Gaia. Sexually explicit content includes explicit photographs, text, artwork, video, or cybersex conversations.

Terms of Service violations may result in a warning or a ban on your account.

If you find Terms of Service violations, or threads that may need moved to a different forum, please use an appropriate report. The procedures for doing so can be found here.

You can find online moderators by following the "View Forum Moderators" link at the top of the forum.

Gaia Staff will NEVER ask for your password! If anyone asks you for your password, report it.
Rules & Guidelines for Posting in Gaia International

Topics Appropriate for the Gaia International forum:

  • Topics discussing things that are international in nature and a hangout place for our friends who have an interest in international topics. We’re purposefully leaving it open so that you, our users, can be involved in the shaping of this new forum. Almost any international topic can go here.

    Examples: Where’s the best place to see the Great Wall of China? I want to travel to ___...any advice? What's with that funny skirt the Scottish wear? What's a good authentic restaurant in the Philippines? What's the best "must see" place when visiting the UK? Can someone tell me what's the fastest way for me to learn how to write/speak French? (replace with language of choice)

  • Writing in English is recommended but not required since this forum is international in nature. If something is written in a non-English language and it gets reported, it’s more likely to be deleted if the mods can’t discern its appropriateness. Not all mods speak/write 14 different languages, so be forewarned that they’ll moderate to be safer than sorry. Note that there are many guilds where non-English language is more common.

Topics NOT Appropriate for the Gaia International forum:
  • Threads composed of a picture, or a link, or a poll, or a single question with a one-word answer are not enough to count as a meaningful international topic. These are considered "low-content" and can result in a warning. Keep the low-content threads in the Chatterbox forum.

  • Can I post in a non-English language?
    We don't encourage nor discourage it and our site can handle some of the non-English languages, but please note that unknown/unreadable text may be more likely to get removed if someone reports it. If in doubt, use English -- you'll have a wider audience of readers in English anyways. biggrin

  • Cool! Can we use this forum to teach each other different languages?
    Actually, we have a place for this, and you may be able to help more people learn your language if you go there. Try out the Services forum. 3nodding
How to Report

Abuse of the report system will result in a warning or ban of your account.

Report a Post

Use the User Image button when an individual post in a topic contains inappropriate content.

    Reasons to Report a Post:

    • The content of the post violates the Terms of Service or forum rules.

    • The content of the post is off-topic.

    • The member who made the post has a signature which violates the rules.

Report a Topic

Use the Report this Topic button at the bottom of the page when a topic is not appropriate for the forum.

    Reasons to Report a Topic:

    • The topic violates the Terms of Service or forum rules.

    • The topic is in the wrong forum and should be moved to a more appropriate forum.

If you need to contact a moderator via Private Message, please use the "View Forum Moderator" link at the top of this forum to find a moderator.

Report Hacking, Scamming or Abuse & Harassment?

The Hacking, Scamming and Abuse or Harassment report forms can be found at the bottom of the forum index. When submitting a report, ensure that you fill out all fields and include as much relevant information as possible.

    Report A Hacking
    Use this form to report a Hacking. Hacking, on Gaia Online, refers to the unauthorized access of an account by someone other than the account owner. In most typical hacking cases, an unauthorized person enters an account which does not belong to him or her and takes items or gold from the account, often changing the account information so that the original owner can no longer access his or her account.

    Report A Scamming
    Use this form to report a Scamming. Scamming is when another member of Gaia takes your gold or items, or tries to take your gold or items, by making false promises of giving you rare items, get-rich-quick schemes, or by any other deceptive means. Scamming generally involves a situation in which two members of Gaia make an arrangement to trade gold, items, or a Gaia approved service (e.g. avatar art commission) with each other and then one of the parties involved in the arrangement fails to live up to his or her promise of an exchange.

    Report Abuse or Harassment
    Use this form to report ongoing Abuse or Harassment. If you are reporting harassment or abuse that is occurring directly in a thread, please use the "Report This Post" button instead.

Reporting non-English content

When reporting content that is not written in English, please report in English, and supply an accurate English translation of the content if possible. There are members of our moderating team that can read and speak many languages; but reporting in English will help us help you better, no matter who handles the report.

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