IN ADDITION TO OUR USER AGREEMENT HERE ARE SOME BASIC RULES AND GUIDELINES ALL USERS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW WHEN USING DOTAFIRE
Members are permitted to open one account only. Members found to be operating more than one account may have any or all accounts removed at the discretion of DOTAFire. If you are having trouble accessing your account, reset your password or contact our support before creating a new account.
Plagiarism is strictly forbidden on guides and other content. If you are using a picture or video that is not your own please link back to the source. Copying others' content without permission is considered plagiarism and is not tolerated. Build content, such as items and skill orders, are not protected by plagiarism rules (but the text explaining them is).
Spamming to make your guide longer is against the rules. It's not allowed to add off-topic or irrelevant information in order to make your guide considered a "Full Guide" or "In-Depth". Please keep the content of your guide on-topic and relevant.
We understand that experimenting with new patches and updating your guides is time consuming, but we want to make sure that our visitors find reliable guides that improve their Dota 2 experience and help them become better players. You can choose to update small parts of your guide as soon as a patch is out, such as the main build at the top of your guide, but make sure to also update the content of your guide in a timely fashion to reflect the build changes. We need to enforce these rules to make sure that there is no confusion or sense of unreliability when players (especially newcomers) browse DOTAFire guides. We all want to see our community and the game we love grow!
Repurposing a published guide to an entirely different Hero is also prohibited. This is considered cheating the guide scoring system, since your score would no longer reflect the public's opinion of your guide.
Each member is expected to vote in good faith and without bias, according to their opinion of the content. Working around site fail safes, bribing, falsifying or otherwise "fixing" voting on any build, comment, or other content is strictly forbidden. You get 1 vote and 1 vote only, use it wisely.
Downvoting competing guides in order to boost your own guide's ranking is prohibited. If you must downvote competing guides, please leave a comment explaining your thoughts. Authors who habitually downvote competition may have their voting privileges revoked. This also goes for users who manipulate votes on an author's behalf.
For more detailed information on our voting rules, see this thread.
DOTAFire has a system called "+Rep" to reward its users for being helpful. You are not allowed to ask for +Rep in any way. It is also against the rules to bribe, trade or blackmail other users for +Rep.
Commercial Spam: Unauthorized advertising on DOTAFire is not allowed anywhere. Related banners and links may be used in signatures and posts at the discretion of DOTAFire. Should any material be deemed unacceptable it must be removed immediately. New users who engage in commercial spam will be banned on sight.
Guide Advertising: Do not post links or otherwise advertise your guides or other content. Sharing your content in relevant conversation is permitted, but dropping links and otherwise advertising around the site in an attempt to get more visits is not. You may include links to your content in your forum signature and in your guides.
Clan & Guild Advertisement: Advertising your clan or guild is prohibited. While MOBAFire is all about League of Legends, it is not an advertisement board. However, you are welcome to place links and graphics about your clan in your forum signature.
Spam Comments: Comments such as "lol", ":)" and "…" that are completely unconstructive are considered spam. Copying and pasting comments is also considered spam. Please keep your comments constructive and unique from each other.
Bumps: Replying to a thread simply to "bump" it to the top of the forum is considered spam. Please ensure all of your replies contribute to the discussion. For threads with successive posts (such as ranked journeys), please limit yourself to one post per day.
Topic Rules: Post threads in the most appropriate subforum, and keep discussions on topic. If you have a new topic to discuss, create your own thread. This site is a place for fans of Dota 2 to share builds, talk strategy and discuss all things Dota 2. There is an off topic forum for anything that isn't related to Dota 2. Keep all the off topic stuff there.
Necro Posts: Please refrain from posting in threads that have been abandoned (e.g. no posts for several months). Instead, post a new thread with that topic. Exceptions can be made for Signature shops, stickies and other long-term threads.
While DOTAFire prides ourselves in letting you be you, there is always a line you can't cross. Excessive aggression, constant harassment, personal attacks, stalking or any other type of bullying behavior is not allowed. Be respectful to your fellow community members and keep discussions civil, even when you disagree with someone.
We will carefully review each situation individually, but if we determine that the sum of your behavior is having a negative impact within the community, you may quickly find yourself on the outside of it, at DOTAFire's discretion.
No adult or illegal material of any kind, including, but not limited to, video, pictures, links, discussion, or access information will be allowed anywhere on the site. Content that breaks Dota 2's Terms of Service (such as boosting or selling accounts) is also forbidden.
We don't like rule dodgers and as such reserve the right to ban anyone for any reason. Bans may be permanent or temporary depending on the infraction and your history in the community or any of the MOBAFire Network communities.
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