Rules

Game Rules
By accessing Pitch Side Manager you agree to abide to the following rules. Failure to abide to these rules can result in your account being deleted, suspended, warned, or any other action that may be deemed appropriate.

These rules are in place as a guideline, if you carry out an action that is deemed to give you an unfair advantage we will investigate this fully and appropriate consequences will be put in place. If in doubt post a question on the community forums and await a response from an official Team PSM member.

1. You are only allowed to own ONE account on Pitch Side Manager regardless of which world it is in.

2. Do not login to another account other than your own.

3. Do not loan or gift money to other managers by paying over the odds for a player.

4. Do not create an account with an abusive manager name.

5. Do not exploit any technical bugs to gain an advantage. If you spot a Technical Issue you should report it using the 'Report a Bug' tool.

* Fire sales are not against the rules, however a number of safeguards are in place to protect against gifting. To find out more please read the Fire Sale Policy.

* Unofficial transfer agreements arranged between managers, which may include swap deals or deals to buy further players at later dates, are not protected by the rules, this is due to these not being official functions within the game. Any such agreements are done at the managers own risk. No action can be taken if these arrangements fail to be honoured. We strongly recommend that you only complete transfers that the game's functionality supports.



Communication Rules
We want our community to be as friendlier place as possible, as such all members are asked to treat everyone with respect and courtesy, these communication rules are written with that in mind. Pitch Side Manager has an audience with a wide range of cultures and age. Please take this into account at all times. To protect members we ask you to abide by the following rules, failing to do so will ultimately lead to your communication access (forum, mail, blog etc) being removed and/or your account being removed.


General Rules

1 Inappropriate language
1.1 To protect our younger members our forums use a filter, which replaces swearing or abusive words with friendlier alternatives. Should our filter replace a word you post you are asked to consider our younger members and edit your comment accordingly.

1.2 Please do not attempt to get around the swear filter, adjusting words so that their meaning is still obvious or staring out (****) words, can still cause offence. Don’t forget that the filter is in place to protect children.

2 Cheat accusations
2.1 The forum is not the place to accuse someone of cheating. If you suspect cheating, please use the Report Cheating tool. Public accusations that turn out not to be true can be upsetting for those accused.

2.2 Complaints about being reported for breaking game rules (cheating) within the forums are prohibited. If you have a complaint about being reported for cheating please contact a forum moderator via in-game mail.

3 Fire Sales
3.1 Discussing fire sales, where a manager leaving a team plans to gift money/players to others, is prohibited. Please read the fire sale policy for further details.

4 Spamming
4.1 Please do not spam the forums or spam members via mail.

4.2 Please do not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums.

4.3 Please do not mass-mail multiple members the same message.

5 Privacy
5.1 Please do not disclose any other user’s email, real name, address, phone number or other personal information without their consent. This includes posting contents of mail messages.

6 Links
6.1 Please do not post links to sites which show inappropriate content, including swearing. Remember that young children take part in our community.

7 Advertising
7.1 Please do not post advertising content or links of any kind. This includes linking to other games.

8 Etiquette
8.1 Taking a thread off-topic to pursue one's own agenda is not very polite, please create a new thread for new topics, don’t sabotage other peoples threads.

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Serious Infringement Rules
Breaking the following rules is considered serious. Such actions will at the very least result in an official warning and suspension, but are also likely to lead to a permanent ban or even a ban from the entire game.

9 Flaming
9.1 Please do not harass, provoke, insult, belittle, threaten or flame another user. Debates are fine, but argue with the point, not the person.

10 Trolling
10.1 Trolling, such as to sow discord by starting disagreements or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the intent of provoking members into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion, will not be tolerated.

11 Offensive comments
11.1 Aggressive, racial, ethnic, religious, homophobic, sexual or politically extreme comments are not allowed. Posting such comments will likely result in you being instantly banned.

12 General Trouble Making
12.1 Do not suggest, incite, promote or endorse legal actions or boycotts against any entity.

12.2 If you carry out an action that is not listed within these rules, that is deemed inappropriate, then action will be taken to protect members.

12.3 This includes posts that can be construed as being detrimental to both the community and the game or encouraging others to act in this manner.

12.4 Any content on the forum deemed to be an attempt to undermine Pitch Side Manager, High Scream Games or any of High Scream Games' other products will not be tolerated. If it is deemed that you are intentionally trying to do arm to the game then you will be banned instantly.

13 Disregard of the Rules
13.1 If you disagree with the actions of a Moderator, it is fine to do so as long as it is done in a polite and constructive manner via in-game mail. If you cannot be polite or you break these rules when communicating, action will be taken. Remember that Moderators are volunteers who are simply doing their job and that they protect our community, including yourself, from all manners of wrong doing.

13.2 Please do not post disagreements with Moderators actions on the forums, instead contact them via in-game mail. In the majority of cases we keep such actions private to protect any victims, anyone else offended, the offender themselves and to prevent others from being deterred from reporting similar comments.

13.3 For the same reasons as above publicly discussing your reasons for being warned is prohibited.

13.4 Dancing around the rules is not advised. If you are deemed to be doing this then appropriate action will be taken.

13.5 Encouraging members to break the rules is prohibited.

13.6 Please do not post messages on behalf of other members that have been suspended or banned. Such members are no longer a part of our community for a reason. By speaking on their behalf you are likely to be banned as well.

13.7 Please do not post threads about suspended or banned members. Such members are no longer a part of our community because they failed to respect these rules and most likely upset other community members. It's not a violation to mention them in passing, but no threads that focus on them please.

13.8 Please do not post public threads about the rules or how the game should be moderated, these may be seen as a means to undermine the game or the moderators. These rules are in line with many other games and public forums and represent guidelines on how to communicate with others in a friendly, civil and respectful manor. If you have a suggestion please contract a moderator via mail.


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Changes to these rules
We may revise these rules at any time by making changes to this page. You should check this page from time to time to make note of any changes.