General Rules

User Accounts

2.1. Account Images

PSGL is a community oriented site that caters to a very diverse population in age, race and culture. Images containing full nudity, vulgar language, offensive symbols or signs, sexually explicit material, consider racist, or anything otherwise deemed offensive by members or PSGL staff will not be tolerated.

Any violation of these rules will result in the offending image being removed, and repeat offenders will be banned from the site without warning.

2.2. Forum Signatures

Images must be clean (i.e. no vulgarity, nudity, cursing, swearing, offensive materials, racist images, etc). You can advertise your name, team, league, and other general items as long as it is clean.

2.3. User names

User names registered on this site may not be obscene or vulgar. User names containing vulgar language, or anything otherwise deemed offensive by other members or staff will not be tolerated. Any violation of these rules will result in a warning to change your name and if not done promptly the offending account will be removed, and repeat offenders will be banned from the site without warning.

2.4. Custom Titles

Everyone here has the title "Newbie or Regular member" under their member name. There are no other titles, higher post counts do not make your title change. Custom titles can be changed in the user's profile at any time by a forum patron only. Custom titles cannot contain profanity, cannot violate our policies (such as personal attacks) and cannot at any time identify the person as a member of the Forum staff, Administration or Admin (except people who actually occupy those positions!)



Moderation

3.1 Advertising

Advertising on this site without permission including any services that would be in direct competition with PSGL - are not allowed and will be removed without warning and will result in a ban from the site.

3.2 Allegations of Player Cheating

Cheating accusations anywhere other than Support Tickets will not be tolerated on this site and will be removed by the moderators. If you have a concern about cheating submit a support ticket for us to review. No cheating allegations will be entertained without hard evidence. Offending accounts may receive a warning.

3.3 Illegal Activities

Posts on this forum that violate the law is not allowed. This includes:

Discussing, asking for, or providing any of the following:
- Illegal copies of copyrighted software
- Methods of circumventing copyright protection
- Illegal copies of copyrighted media
- Methods of cheating.

3.4 Comments of a Prejudicial Nature

No member will post comments using race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, nationality, or gender as a means to insult and/or discriminate against other people on this site.

3.5. Sexually Explicit Content

Sexually explicit content and sexually suggestive material is not allowed on PSGL. Pornographic images/videos/audio or links are not allowed to be posted anywhere on this site.

3.6. Forum Moderation

We reserves the right to remove, edit, or move any post/thread we deem necessary without warning of any kind. This is to keep the forum within the rules that govern the site and enjoyable for our community. Anyone who decides to insult and/or disrespect our staff will receive a warning or removal.

3.7. YouTube Videos / Other Videos

We allow the posting of your gaming videos. These videos fall under our site rules and must be in good taste. Other non gaming related videos may be removed without notice and all posted videos must comply with forum rules. Your videos must be linked to using the YouTube URL. WE DO NOT get involved with copyright disputes, take this up with YouTube. we reserves the right to use any video content posted in it's forums for additional media function. By posting videos in the forums, you agree to these terms.

3.8. Respect For Other Users
 
All members of this Forum will respect the opinions and presence of other members of the Forum. You are welcome to engage in challenging and spirited debate with other users, but rudeness will not be tolerated. Name-calling, disrespecting other users or throwing personal insults against them will not be tolerated, either from an instigator -OR- from anyone who feels like they should respond to such instigation. Flaming another user because of their spelling or word choice will not be tolerated, either. Personal attacks of ANY kind are not allowed and users who violate this will have their access removed. If you have an issue with another user, contact a Co-ordinator or administrator, and let them handle it; do not take matters into your own hands in public.

3.9. Respect For New Members
 
Flaming new members for their ignorance on proper posting procedures, their grammar or spelling issues, or the content of their messages is expressly forbidden. You are welcome to debate and question them, but not to attack them for being new and unsure of our rules. We appreciate our members' concern for new members and invite everyone to welcome them.

3.10. Respect For The Forum
 
Trolling (purposely posting messages designed solely to alarm other users) will not be tolerated. The staff -- not the users -- will determine if someone is trolling. Members are also asked NOT to take moderation into their own hands by picking on other users; there is a "report post" button and our members are welcome to click it and let us know there is an issue so that we, the staff, may take care of it. (Vigilante moderation is not permitted by our users.) Additionally, our members will practice common courtesy in dealing with the staff, other users and the administrators of this Forum, and likewise the staff of the Forum will treat its members with respect. It is important to remember that this Forum is run solely on a volunteer basis.

3.11. Respect For The Staff
 
 The PSGL Forum is a privately-owned and operated discussion fan website and community under the sole authority of the founder and in aid of Administrators,Directors, Moderators who act on the authority of the founder. At all times will members of this Forum follow the instructions of staff members, including these Directors and administrators. They are acting on behalf of the The founder; questioning their actions or motivations in public messages is not welcome. Instead, should you have an issue with the way a staff member is behaving or disagree with their judgment, you are asked to please contact one of the Administrators via email or private message to express your concerns, instead of taking matters into your own hands. Our staff is entirely volunteer, and deserves the freedom to be able to do their volunteer jobs; at the same time, we recognize that not every decision is infallible, though we would like to be able to discuss the matter with you freely.



Competition Rules

4.1. Individual League Rules

There will be additional rules that govern each league on our site that isn't mentioned here, you are required to read the rules of the league before you take part, These rules are posted as threads in each Game forum. All League rules are part of your terms and conditions for taking part.

4.2. Code of Conduct

In order to create a friendly and comfortable environment for all our members, the following Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced and it's important that you read the following:

Members will treat each other with respect at all times. No member will use comments about nationality, age, gender, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation to insult others.

Members will exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. There will be no taunting, harassing, or unsportsmanlike conduct verbally, written or any other means.

Profanity and language of an offensive nature will not be tolerated, whether on forums or any type of voice or text chat.

Members will not attempt to manipulate the game or league system in an attempt to give any player or team an unearned advantage. This includes intentionally killing one's teammates or oneself.

4.3. PSGL Pledge

PSGL is a community gaming site and we will always accept new members into the community and give them the chance to make new friends and be part of all competitions and fun events. every member is treated the same and we will deliver great support.

We strive to keep our member's happy and be there to offer support and assistance on the forum at all times. We will always be at the heart of the community to build an understanding of what we offer and let the members thrive in our community.

We will always offer all members the chance to play in any league even if the League is full, we will strive to be there and offer any assistance.

We will always offer our members the best competitive leagues and events and arrange fun events for members to take part in. We will promise to assist all members and involve members in competitions and give members the chance to run their own competitions and give members the chance to sign up to suggested leagues if members want it and to keep in mind that we are a community gaming site.

We will strive to make sure all leagues are played in a "Fairplay manner" and we always work hard to keep all the leagues matches played fairly. All members have the right to appeal if they feel they have been treated unfairly and we must uphold this at all times and put any personal feelings to one side if the right decision is made.

We will always keep the forum updated with new information and news discussion and be there to offer assistance when needed. We will protect our members information and ensure all rules are followed to stop any abuse and take action when needed. We must appear to lead by example and we have a duty to moderate the forum and ensure the forum is kept within the standards set by Teddyuk and PSGL

4.4 League activity

Your league status will be automatically disabled if you do not participate or go AWOL.

Furthermore you will be banned from participating in other leagues or future seasons if you receive multiple warnings regarding attendence.

4.5 CHEATING

Will not be tolerated. Any team caught cheating will be banned from this site immediately.

PSGL enforces Zero Tolerance with regard to past known cheaters. If there is evidence presented, or the community is threatened by the presence of a cheater, they will be banned.

We strive to make this site a fair place for everyone to play, and the comfort of our members is our primary concern.

4.6. Reporting Cheats / Hackers / Abusers

Proof must be provided within 20 days from when the alleged cheat occurred. You must also contact us via the Helpdesk as soon as this situation occurs.

The preferred method of raising any issue is via the support ticket system. Details of any investigation, proof & logs etc plus the outcome of any investigation will not be made public.

4.7 League Admin Abuse

Under NO circumstances should a Admin ever be abused for making a decision. If a admin is harassed in this manner, the member will be penalized and will be issued a warning.

Repeat offenders will be removed from this site.

4.8. League Seasons

Our Leagues will run for periods pre-determined by our Game Directors & League Admins. Each league has a start and end date that is visible in our League details. These dates are listed in each League calender / Fixtures.

At the end of the season, the member with the highest points, or in top position will be declared the winner of that season.

4.9 Appeal Process

All members are entitled to appeal any decision made during a league season and this must be done to the Game Director of the game (If the Game Director is running a League then contact a Administrator) and you need to include the following information :

-Date/Time of Issue
-What happened to bring the decision
-What member(s) was involved
-What the admin decision was
-Include why you think this decision was unfair
-Include any evidence

Once you have made your appeal, please allow upto 24 hours for a decision, the decision made on your appeal is final.

4.10. League Prizes

There may be certain instances such as prize dispersal that requires us to obtain information regarding your full name and address so we can send out your prize.

Should you choose to not disclose this information at the time of prize dispersing you risk forfeiting any prizes won. Note that the information collected for these purposes is never publicly available nor is it ever stored in our database. The information stays strictly with the admin who sends out your prize.

PSGL does not accept responsibility for prizes donated to our members for leagues or competitions by members or League admin, should you experience any issues regarding your prize then it should be took up with the person who donated it.

We reserve the right to make changes to any prizes advertised or cancel it without notice, we can also offer alternative prizes if we are unable to send out the advertised stated prize.

4.11 Member Removal

We reserve the right to remove any member from any given league without notice if we believe justified in our actions. These circumstances can happen if you are disruptive or have breached rules.

4.12 League Changes / Removal

PSGL reserves the right to make any changes to any given league including removal of the competition with no notice and we can also change fixtures or change the length of the season.

All Leagues remains under the control and ownership of PSGL and on behalf of the founder and team of Administrators that govern the site.