Collected here for your amusement and amazement are summaries of most of the rules and conditions of NationStates, as set by Max Barry, site Administrators [violet] and SalusaSecondus, with precedents from Moderators past, present, and future. The core precepts for all rules in both game and forums can be found in the NationStates Terms of Service (TOS) (http://www.nationstates.net/pages/legal.html) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)http://www.nationstates.net/page=faq.
Please be aware that the following rules are not set in stone. Each case is different, and may be subject to conditions not readily apparent to the regular player. Consideration is given not just to the specific offense, but also the nation's (and in some cases, the player's) prior actions and infractions. Also, new rules may be added as circumstances dictate, and Max and the Admins may invoke special rulings as they see a need.
Privacy: While anyone can request moderator intervention in most cases, certain aspects of moderation decisions are not discussed with players due to concerns over privacy and security. Moderators cannot and will not give out email addresses, IP addresses, passwords, or other personal details about players or nations, regardless of who is asking. This is for your protection as much as it is for ours. Because of this, some cases may be resolved with no visible effect: i.e. If a WA multi-scan is requested and comes back negative, there is no need for anybody beyond the mods to know. If you forgot your password and didn't supply an email, we have absolutely no way to know that the nation is in fact yours. The security of your nation is ultimately your business, not ours.
Jurisdiction: NationStates moderators are responsible for problems and issue with the game and interactions on our Nationstates forum. We have no jurisdiction over any offsite forums, nor do we guarantee the content of such to be accurate in any way. While some Mods may also be channel ops on NationStates-related IRC channels, they are not operating in an official NationStates capacity in that role (with the exception of #themodcave on gamesurge.net). Also, if you don't like the way your brother / schoolchum / girlfriend / cellmate plays their nation (or yours that you left logged on), that's your problem, not ours. Please don't bring non-NationStates business to the NationStates forums, Getting Help page, or #themodcave.
Table of Contents
Game and Forum Rules
- Gameplay Acceptable Flag Policy
- The Forums
- Forum-Specific - Diplomacy - NationStates, International Incidents, Global Economics & Trade, Factbooks & National Information, NS Sports
- Forum-Specific - World Assembly - General Assembly & Security Council, WA Archives
- Forum-Specific - National Affairs - Gameplay, Got Issues
- Forum-Specific - Nuts & Bolts - Technical, Moderation
- Forum-Specific - General Discussion - General, Arts & Fiction, Forum 7
- Forum-Specific - Archives
- Final Thoughts
- Appeals Process
Ejected from the WA? Here's why
All About the Moderators