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Upcoming Forum Overhaul

We are starting the work to switch our forums, which have been based on a version of the Vbulletin forum software since their inception with the Red Orchestra mod (then VB 3 and currently VB 5.1) to an all new forum software called Xenforo. After researching it, we feel Xenforo is a better choice for the future as it has a vibrant modding and addon community that will allow us to extend the functions of these forums in ways players will enjoy.

As part of this, at some point in the near future these forums will be locked down so we cant merge over all of the existing content into the new forum database. It will likely then be a few more days as we work on the new forum and correct any issues from the merge.
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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here:
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Forum Rules

  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

Global Rules
  • Forum moderators may or may not be Tripwire Interactive staff members, but either way, please respect them, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.
  • Any decisions made by any member of staff or moderator are final and not subject to discussion. Doing so may result in a ban from the site. The owners of Tripwire Interactive Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, as well as to remove access to the forums for any individuals with or without warning for breaches of the rules.
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  • Constructive criticism is welcome. However keep in mind we (and other forums goers) may not agree with you. If you can't keep the conversation civil, you will be removed from the forums.
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  • To make the highlighted bits above 100% clear to everyone, the following WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
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    3. Breaches of confidentiality and privacy of any sort.
    4. Any form of racism, bigotry or attacks on race, creed or color.
    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.[/COLOR]
  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
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  • Multiple registrations result in a ban.
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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
[COLOR=darkred]Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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  • Do you block ads?

    ADS. HATE THEM. Mainly because of disgusting stuff people show there and ruin my expirence online. Not to mention popus and all annoying **** this terrible greedy generation comes up with.

    So what are your thoughts on ADS, blocking ADS, and do you use blocking software? Also do you use additional ad blockers for non browser software?

  • #2
    I tend not to. I'm not against it but I find that I'm pretty thankful that all I have to pay for things like youtube are ads, most of which I can just skip. <- just put this here for easier access.


    • #3
      But why wouldn't someone prefer cleaner websites? I don't see why would someone NOT use them.


      • #4
        I mean I would prefer cleaner websites. But the money has to come from somewhere and I personally think that it's a pretty sweet ride that instead of paying I just have to be subjected to some ads. <- just put this here for easier access.


        • #5
          Originally posted by mrsirr View Post
          I mean I would prefer cleaner websites. But the money has to come from somewhere and I personally think that it's a pretty sweet ride that instead of paying I just have to be subjected to some ads.
          I generally would agree with you but I still block ads.

          For several reasons, for example many ads are for cars or other things I can't afford or wouldn't buy anyway (like women hair products). Which makes these ads pointless and even if you can skip them they still waste your time and bandwidth (and the companies waste their money on you).

          Ads steal bandwidth, pop-ups are a no-go and if you get really lucky ads can give you a virus. And simply ads sometimes mess up websites (for example if the whole background is an ad).

          Facebook ads deserve to be blocked without any further explanation.

          I have a subscription for the magazine of the main gaming website I visit, so no need to pay them twice.

          And btw I don't have an adblocker on my smartphone so they still get "some" ad money from me. Also there are ads everywhere else too (TV, newspapers, in the streets, in your post box, in your email inbox, etc.).

          Very few youtubers truly deserve getting a "tip" for their work. I try to compensate that by sharing their channels.
          Peace has cost you your strength! Victory has defeated you! - Bane


          • #6
            Originally posted by Lt_Kettch View Post
            Ads steal bandwidth, pop-ups are a no-go and if you get really lucky ads can give you a virus. And simply ads sometimes mess up websites (for example if the whole background is an ad).
            Oh my gosh I hate that crap. Though I don't see those ads often enough for it to be a bother. If I went to wikis frequently I would probably get ad block just for those.
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            • #7
              I don't undestand why would someone just block some sites. It just takes more work, and as he said you have higher chances of getting rekt by some adware or some other ****. It's really not worth it, even though I like some stuff, if someone puts ads somewhere, I have no empaty if that's how they make money.


              • #8
                It's not that I have a moral issue with it or anything. It mainly just doesn't bother me enough to get adblock. Is it just a plugin or what? If it's just a plugin I might just go ahead and get it after spending this time talking about it :P
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                • #9
                  You just install it. Around 3 click for Mozila, a bit more for IE which you don't use and I'm damn sure about that.

                  After that you will get free premium web expirence, but if you want more you can always play around disable it on some sites or even try advanced stuff like filters.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nejcooo View Post
                    You just install it. Around 3 click for Mozila, a bit more for IE which you don't use and I'm damn sure about that.
                    XD You are correct about that.
                    Anyhoo thanks for the link.
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                    • #11
                      Pop ups are really annoying


                      • #12
                        I do, I disable it for content creators I like though.

                        RO Bitter-Veteran. Creator of RO-Kryukovo.
                        I support the "RO Devs Classic" mode!11


                        • #13
                          Do you block ads?

                          No! I don't really block ads even if I know its not safe. By the way, I used to ignore those kind of stuffs.


                          • #14
                            If everyone keeps blocking ads everything will end up becoming paid subscriptions. Hell half of the successful YouTube creators are on Patreon already.


                            • #15
                              I disabled flash and I'm unblocking some websites but mainly yes! I know they have to earn money but:

                              - I don't want to see a '45 sec ad before a 1min video.
                              - I don't want to have a website background that is animated like sh*t and add overlayers to the content i actually wanted to read.

                              If the ads are placed so you can still read anything without getting cancer - Ok I'm fine. Also if i need to click through a survey, ok! But if I see a "fan-gate" (Facebook Like to Unlock Page content) -> I never visit this page again.

                              Another reasons:
                              - Page load speed / Traffic on mobile devices. A big NOPE! If a page loads 2 times longer just to show me the newest toothbrush, I have to block this crap.