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Terms Of Use

A few rules to stick by when using this site

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You shall NOT
  • copy, republish, broadcast, distribute or otherwise use the CONTENT of this website in any way except for viewing, printing, utilizing or saving a back-up copy to your local hard disk for your own personal, non-commercial use
  • create multiple accounts - if you can't find your account details or if you want to change your username, contact us and we'll help you sort it out
  • use disposable email address - because almost everyone who does that, is a previously banned user who's looking to cause trouble

You may
  • copy small parts of our exclusive articles only if you provide proper credit with link back here
  • provide only links here for our exclusive files (downloads), so no redistribution is allowed without written permission from the original file authors/uploaders

Posting Guidelines - Ten Commandments

Failure to follow the 10 rules below will result in receiving a warning. A second warning would mean temporary ban of your account. A third warning would equal to a permanent ban. So please take a little time to read them carefully.

  • Write in English only. Posts or comments in other languages will be removed on sight.
    You may write in a different language on our live chat since we have real-time translation service, but only if you can't write in English.
  • RESPECT other members. Speak your opinion in a mature and respectful way. Avoid insults and try to censor swear words.
  • NO team / staff / site bashing or insulting.
  • NO flaming, no sexist/racist/religious/discriminatory/hateful comments. Don't use any avatar, banner or nickname 'linked' with such ideologies.
  • NO talking about pirated copies of the FM game or a third party FM tool.
  • NO advertising allowed without staff permission.
  • NO pornography-related material.
  • NO spam, one-word posts. NO replying with a phrase like "it sucks" without backing it up with some argument is totally useless.
  • Refrain from using Caps Lock, unless it's only for a couple of words. Never write the whole topic title in uppercase!
  • Topics must stay on topic. Discussion threads that stray off-topic are likely to be locked.

Moderators' Codes Of Practice:
  • Protected characteristics of equality are age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
  • You may use inappropriate language if:
    1. Quoting a source or an individual
    2. Humorous reasons
    3. In a private conversation

When addressing staff:
  • Do NOT disrespect the moderators. They patrol FM Scout for the community, volunteering their time helping out.
  • We will NOT tolerate abuse towards staff members (doing so may result in a possible ban).
  • If you feel you have been mistreated by a staff member, do not insult them. Email stam{at} about it so we can resolve this in a civil manner.

When creating new topics:
  • Use the forum search before posting a new topic.
    There's a good chance that there already is a similar thread, and there's no need for a second one.
  • Name your topics according to their content.
    If you're writing about some particular subject, try to reflect it in your topic title as clear as possible. Titles like "Check this out!" are no good.

When commenting on other people's stories:
Don't slag off - Be helpful and encouraging
Someone has put in effort and time to write a story, you shouldn't be slagging them off and instead you should offer feedback instead of being abusive/insulting.
If you're writing a manager story yourself, you'd want to see nice comments in it. It doesn't matter if you're competing for SOTM or if you're a better writer.
Failing to respect that, may lead at least to temporary banning from our live chat facility.

That being said, you should have no problem if you make use of a little common sense.
Should you have any question; please send a private message to one of the guys in the moderation team or simply use the contact form before you do something that we may deem as wrong.
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