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Run5 Forum Rules
Run5 Philosophy
What will not be tolerated
Remember your audience
Private is Private
Run5 Staff Reserve the Right to Amend, Edit or Delete Content
Run5 Privacy Policy
Spamming
Spelling is Optional
When not to Quoting in a Reply
Signatures (SIGS) and Avatars
Run5 User Agreement

PBEM Rules
How can I find other people to play?
Is there a PBEM Ladder and how do I join?
Reporting a Game on the Ladder
Are there any other PBEM ladders?
Can I report a Game on both Ladders?
Do I always have to play in Secure mode?
What is Bidding?
Do I get any Medals for PBEM Play?
I am trying to play a PBEM game but I keep getting a 'Header Error'
How long do I have to completed a PBEM/Ladder game?
I havent hard from my opponent for a while
Run5 Combat League Ladder Rules
Dont Boast Too Loudly
Dont Mock other Players Abilities

Tournament Rules
How will I know when a Tournament is about to commence?
How do I take part in a Tournament?
Patches
Tournament Types
Secure Mode
Game Settings
Round 1 Brackets
Subsequent Round Draws
Turn Around Times
What if I am unable to complete my turn for a while?
Progress of Rounds
Tournament Reserves
Unexpected Problems
What if I am unable to load my turn?
I havent hard from my opponent for a while
Can I record my Tournament game on the Run5 Ladder
Tournament Medals
Tournament Master Decision is Final

Photo Album Rules
What is the Photo Album?
How do I access the Album?
How do I upload an image?
Are there any restrictions on what Images I can upload?
What Format and Size should the Image be?
How do I Export an Image from within the Game?
Is there anything else I should know about Exporting/Dumping the Image?
How do I edit and Resize the Image?
How do I Save the Image as a JPG?

File Attachment Rules
What is the File Attachment?
Is there a Restriction on What Files I can Attach?
How do I Attach Files to my Posts?
What if Some is Abusing the Attachment Rules?

 

Run5 Forum Rules
Run5 Philosophy
Here at Run5 we aim to build a Community in support of SSG's Decisive Battles of World War II Series. As part of building the community we expect every member of the community to treat each other with respect and courtesy. Whilst we support free speech, we dont not condone or encourge any posts and behaviours which are seen other users may find offensive. As a general rule we expect everyone to get along, be supportive and be friendly. If you cant do that then you may as well fine some other Board to visit. As a general rule, Run5 staff will do not expect to moderate posts - if you dont think you should be doing something or posting something - then dont do it. Its simple.
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What will not be tolerated
Messages and actions which are clearly conducted to cause offense or anger the Run5 Community will not be tolerated. The sharing of files or copyright material which breaches copyright will not be tolerated. Racist, sexual or offensive content will not be tolerated. Infact any content which is going to break some law somewhere is something which we can do without folks.
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Remember your audience
Whilst we encourage open discussion, remember that not everyone will agree with your views. So if you are brave enough to post a personal view then you must understand that not everyone may agree with your post. So dont be offended if someone posts something to the contrary. Having said that, posting messages with the intention of baiting or enflaming will not be tolerated. Also remember that others may find something offensive even if you don't.
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Private is Private
If someone posted you a Private Message then we expect you to keep it that way. It is against Run5 Rules for you to post the contents of a private message in a public forum without the authors consent.
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Run5 Staff Reserve the Right to Amend, Edit or Delete Content
Run5 Staff will always reserve the right to amend, edit or delete content, including user accounts. Whilst we expect all users to behalf themselves and for the forum to self moderate - we will delete anything which we deem to be inappropriate or not within the spirit of the Run5 Site.
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Run5 Privacy Policy
Run5/SSG will not pass any of your personal details (including email address) onto any other 3rd parties - unless otherwise instructed to do so by law. Run5/SSG may send you promotional and Run5 Site Content emails from time to time - although these instances would be very rare and would never fall into the category of Spamming.
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Spamming
Please do not spam our forums. Our Moderators are able to ban users that spam.
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Spelling is Optional
Spelling is always optional on the Run5 Forums.
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When not to Quoting in a Reply
Try not to quote in a reply if it is not necessary. Quoting can sometimes provide overheads on the Forums - both in terms of bandwidth and storage space. If you do quote in a reply, please only quote the specific part of the messagae that your reply is in relation to. Do not quote full messages and then reply with a single line or response. Do not quote from messages immediately proceeding your reply.
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Signatures (SIGS) and Avatars
Sigs and Avatars are available to all registered users. Im a similar vain to quoting, please be mindful of the overheads that extensive Sigs can provide on the forums. Please limit the size of your sigs to no more then a few lines of text, a small graphic, or for displaying your Run5 Medals and or listing your PBEM games. You can reduce the size of your sigs by using the size code [size=9]your sig text here[/size] to reduce your sig font. When you post a message you have the option to either include or exclude your sig in the post. Please exclude your sig from small and/or multiple posts. Your Sig and Avatar can be set via your User Control Panel in your User Profile.
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Run5 User Agreement
All Run5 Users agree to the following Run5 User Agreement: While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure.

Your e-mail address is used for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one). Run5/SSG may use your registered email address to send you information about Run5 and SSG products from time to time but will never send SPAM or abuse your personal privacy. We will never pass your details onto any other 3rd party.
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PBEM Rules
How can I find other people to play?
The PBEM Forum can be used to seek potential PBEM opponents. If you are looking for opponents then post a message in the forum stating what scenario and game settings you would like to play with and what skill level you are looking to play against (newbie, novice, expert). Alternatively, have a look at the player standings at Run5 Combat Leagues Ladder (http://www.combatleagues.net/) and challange someone!
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Is there a PBEM Ladder and how do I join?
The official Run5 PBEM Ladder is located at http://www.combatleagues.net/ Simply go to the site and sign up! Players are responsible for reporting their own games.
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Reporting a Game on the Ladder
You can only report a game on the Run5 Combat Leagues Ladder is both players to the PBEM are registered on the ladder. Agreement should be obtained from BOTH players that the results of the game will be reported to the ladder prior to the game commencing. Generally the winner of the game is reponsible for reporting the game to the ladder.
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Are there any other PBEM ladders?
There is also a ladder located at The Blitz (http://www.theblitz.org). DBWWII games are located under the Classic Wargame Ladder.
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Can I report a Game on both Ladders?
Yes - so long as the players are registered on both ladders there is no reason why PBEM games cant be cross reported to both ladders!
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Do I always have to play in Secure mode?
No. The game settings and the scenario that you play are entirely up to you and your opponent. Play with whatever settings are best for you.
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What is Bidding?
Bidding is when you or your opponent assign a headstart or advantage to the other player. This is generally done to even up a game. For example the two players skills levels may be uneven, so the more experienced player may give the other player an advantage of 100 Victory Points, or maybe +1 to replacements or supply. Any Bidding arrangements should be agreed to in an email prior to the commencement of the game. A head start of VPs should simply be added to the final scenario score at the end. +1 Replacements or Supplies should be set via the Game Options at game set up time.
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Do I get any Medals for PBEM Play?
Yes, but only for play on the official Run5 Combat Leagues Ladder. If you win 5 games in a row, your rating will change to HOT! When you get a HOT rating you may apply for the Hot Medal to showcase your achievements.
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I am trying to play a PBEM game but I keep getting a 'Header Error'
Header Errors occur when a PBEM game file becomes corrupt. Ask your PBEM buddy to resent your PBEM file again, make sure that they send you the file for the correct turn and side (axis or allies). Ensure that you are running the same version of the game as your opponent (most header errors relate to players using different versions of the game or sending the wrong file to their opponets)
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How long do I have to completed a PBEM/Ladder game?
There are no time limits relating to general PBEM or Ladder games. Although you should generally agree upon turn around times with your opponent prior to the game commencing.
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I havent hard from my opponent for a while
Players should always seek to keep other players informed of instances where they may be unable to keep to agreed turn around times. If you are going out of town on business or holidays - then simply email your opponent and let me know. Players should use the COMMENT field in their User Profile here on the Run5 Forums to notate any period that they expect they will be unavailable to complete their turns. If you havent heard from your opponent for a while, then send them an email and check to see if they received your last turn and check their whereabouts. If they fail to respond to your emails and if the PBEM game is a Ladder game then contact either of the Ladder Moderators.
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Run5 Combat League Ladder Rules
Run5 Combat Leagues Ladder Rules may be obtained from here:(http://www.combatleagues.net/rules.php)
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Dont Boast Too Loudly
There is nothing worse then singing your praises too loudly. If you are a good player then lets your record speak for itself, people dont want to hear how good you are at x scenario all the time. Let other people sing your praises for you, you dont need to do it yourself. Remember there is always someone better out there then you are!
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Dont Mock other Players Abilities
Run5 caters for a wide range of players with varying skills and abilities. Don't mock or critisize a players PBEM performance or battlefield experience - it doesnt matter who they are, no one deserves to be made a fool of. So if you beat someone in a PBEM game then pat yourself on the back quietly. You should never ever mock a player publically about their skills and or abilitis. You wouldnt like it to happen to you.
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Tournament Rules
How will I know when a Tournament is about to commence?
Run5 Tournaments will be announced by Run5 staff within the PBEM Forum.
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How do I take part in a Tournament?
Players interested in taking part in a Tournament must email the Tournament Master their registration details - as defined in the Tournament Annoucement.
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Patches
All games must be based upon the most recent patch available at the commencement of each Round. If a new patch is made available mid Tournament then all players must adopt and install that new patch when they commence their next round.
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Tournament Types
Generally Tournaments will be played as knockout tournaments with winners from each round progressing into subsequent rounds. Some Touraments may feature play off's or 'round robin' rounds. Specific details for each Tournament will be included as part of that Tourament's announcement.
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Secure Mode
All Tournament games must be played in PBEM Secure Mode. Note that reinstall your game software, or Windows may result in secure games becoming corrupt.
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Game Settings
Game play options and settings will be advised as part of each Tournament Announcement. Generally all settings will be set to Normal.
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Round 1 Brackets
Round 1 brackets will determined randomly by the Tournament Master and once annouced are final.
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Subsequent Round Draws
Subsequent Round draws will be based upon winners from the previous bracket. Side allocation will be determined randomly by the Tournament Master and once annouced are final.
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Turn Around Times
Player should not register and enter the tournament unless they are able to completed a turn at least each 2-3 days. Quicker turn around times are preferable.
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What if I am unable to complete my turn for a while?
Should circumstances arise which means that a player is unable/unavailable to complete their turns for a period of time during the Tournament, it is their reponsibility to bring this to the attention of their opponent and the Run5 Tournament Master. Players should use the COMMENT field in their User Profile to notate any period that they expect they will be unable to complete any turns.
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Progress of Rounds
All players should ensure that all games progress to ensure that the Tournament is not held up due to a slow game.
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Tournament Reserves
Players who have registered and failed to finalise Round 1 games may be substituted with a reserve player at the discretion of the Tournament Master.
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Unexpected Problems
Should any players experience any difficulties or problems during the Tournament, you should bring this to the immediate attention of the Tournament Master.
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What if I am unable to load my turn?
Any corrupt game files or problems resulting in a player being unable to load their turn will be mediated and decided by the Run5 Tournament Master.
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I havent hard from my opponent for a while
Players should always seek to keep their opponent and the Tournament Master informed of instances where they may be unable to keep to agreed turn around times. If you are going out of town on business or holidays. Players who fail to adhere to these rules may be disqualfied from the Tournament or have their games awarded to their opponent.
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Can I record my Tournament game on the Run5 Ladder
Run5 Tournaments are automatically eligible for recording on the Run5 Combat Leagues Ladder
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Tournament Medals
All Tourmament Players will be awarded a Tour of Duty Medal for participation in the Tourament. Tournament Winners and Runners Up will be awarded the Winner and Runner Up medals respectively.
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Tournament Master Decision is Final
The Run5 Tournament Master's decision is always final.
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Photo Album Rules
What is the Photo Album?
The Photo Album is available for Run5er's to upload either screen dumps and images from the games they play, or to upload mug shots of themselves.
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How do I access the Album?
Select 'Album' from the menu in the header - this will take you to the Run5 Album.
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How do I upload an image?
Select the Album link from above and then enter the appropriate Forum within the Album that you want to upload the image into, and then click on the UPLOAD button.
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Are there any restrictions on what Images I can upload?
Yes there. Apart from any content which other users may find offensive, you should also only upload images which are appropriate to Run5 and that is not off topic. The purpose of the Album is so that Run5 Users can upload screen shots taken from within any of the games that they are playing. You may have executed a superior move which you want to display, or alternatively you may found yourself in a very difficult situation which other people may be interested in seeing. The uploading of illegal, offensive or off topic images may result in your account being deleted and banned.
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What Format and Size should the Image be?
All Images should be converted to JPG files prior to being uploaded. Furthermore files should be kept to less then 1 Meg in size and no more then 800 x 800 pixels in size. If you image is larger then this, then you will need to crop, resize or increase the JPEG compression of the file prior to uploading it.
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How do I Export an Image from within the Game?
There are several ways of obtaining an image from within the game. You may simply press the PRT SCR key on your keyboard to print the screen to the clipboard and then paste the contents into a blank document within a graphics/paint program, or whilst you are in the game you may press the CNTRL-P key which will create a map dump into your game folder.
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Is there anything else I should know about Exporting/Dumping the Image?
Yes, when you dump an image from within the game with the Cnt-P key, the image file that is create will be an exact copy of the map at the time the keys are pressed. That means if you have the supplied hexes overlay turned on, then this will show up in your image. So therefore, you should set the map options to those that you want to appear in the image dump. Ie: If you want town names on the map, enable them. It is recommended that you turn the Hex overlay off before you dump/export the map, it provides for better image quality. You can toggle the hex overlay on and off by pressing the H key from within the game.
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How do I edit and Resize the Image?
You will need to load the image into a graphics/paint program to edit it. Generally it is better to crop an image to size rather then resize it. When you resize the image the paint/graphic program redraws the image and this can result in a loss of quality. It the image you want to upload is quite large, it is usually better to crop it into 2 or more images rather then resizing it.
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How do I Save the Image as a JPG?
After croping/resizing your image within your paint/graphic program, select Save As, and then select the JPEG or JPG format. Saving the JPG format allows you to compress the image, the larger your image, the lower you should set the quality setting so that the compression rates are higher. JPG quality is quite good even at the lower settings - so long as you have cropped your image and not resized it.
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File Attachment Rules
What is the File Attachment?
The Run5 Forums allow users to upload files or attachments to their forum messages - excluding Private Messages.
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Is there a Restriction on What Files I can Attach?
Yes. You are only able to attach DBWWII Game Save Files and PBEM Files. No other file types are allowed. Images may be uploaded to the Run5 Photo 'Album'.
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How do I Attach Files to my Posts?
More information about how the File Attachment System works can be found in the FAQ on the Menu at the top of the Forums.
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What if Some is Abusing the Attachment Rules?
If you become aware that a User is abusing the File Attachment Rules, or find offensive or illegal material on the Forums, please contact Robjess immediately.
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