May 2017 - last edited November 2019 by EA_David
We want our players to feel at home on Answers HQ. Anyone should feel comfortable asking for help, sharing their tips and tricks, and having fun with other players. With such a broad community of passionate players across a wide array of games, we have a few rules that we'd like you to keep in mind so we can keep Answers HQ the great place that it is.
People get the best out of forums when everyone is treated with respect and courtesy. We ask everyone to interact in a civilized manner.
The guidelines and rules below explain further the type of behaviour that we expect. The guidelines are not exhaustive and moderators have full discretion to address any inappropriate behaviour.
Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask an EA Community Manager or Moderator.
Our forum moderators monitor posts. Posts that break the rules and guidelines may be removed. Breaking the rules can also result in sanctions or bans being applied to the forum account on a case by case basis.
Here's a breakdown for what to do and what not to do here on EA Forums.
These are more serious don'ts. That means if you do something from this list, we might ban you right away.
IMAGES / AVATARS
A lot of our rules about images, avatars are the same as our Dos and Don'ts. But just to make sure it's clear, here's what you can and can't do.
In some EA Forums signatures is a feature only available for certain ranks. If the option is available for you:
Being temporarily banned from the Forums means that you have broken the rules or have not been participating in a constructive fashion. Take a break, go for a walk, have a snack, play some games: it's not a big deal. We're not mad at you; you just need a break. Please, take time to review the rules and guidelines as posted above.
A short-term ban is our way of preventing further disruptive behavior and asking you to reexamine how you behave. Do not discuss your ban on the public forums or ask your friends to post about it for you. That could get your ban extended and may even get your friends in trouble, too. Keep in mind that discussing moderation is against our rules.
If you think you've been banned by mistake, get in touch with our Terms of Service team by following the steps outlined here.