SimCity Forum FAQ

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Forum Rules

General Rules

  • Members are allowed to have a maximum of one account per person.
  • You may not post referral, commission, or affiliate links on the forum.
  • All messages should be posted in English.
  • Intentionally bypassing the forum filter is not allowed.
  • Please be polite, rudeness will not be tolerated.
  • All messages are property of SimCityForum.Com and we reserve the right to move, edit, delete, save or redistribute any post without notice.

Posting Rules

  • Requesting or posting illegal media files is not allowed.
  • Warez or anything else illegal (including posting license keys) is not allowed.
  • Spamming and double posting are not allowed.
  • Please put some thought into your posts, not just one word replies or stuff like "I agree" or "it sucked" - tell us why you agree or why it sucked!
  • Posting links or images of pornographic material is not allowed.
  • New residents are not allowed to post links promoting their sites. New residents are defined as members with fewer than twenty posts and/or been a member for fewer than twenty days.

Advertising Rules

  • You may post a text link to your site in your sig or in the Advertising forum (ads from 'one post wonders' will be removed!)
  • New residents are not allowed to post links promoting sites. New residents are defined as members with fewer than twenty posts and/or been a member for fewer than twenty days. Links posted by "new residents" promoting their sites may be removed without notice.
  • Affiliate links are not allowed. Exceptions might be made at the Mayor's (a.k.a. Ken's) discression.
  • No PM advertising allowed

Private Message and Email Abuse

  • DO NOT use SimCityForum.Com as a basis for spamming or scamming our members.
  • We take PM/email abuse very seriously, and it will result in the immediate removal of your membership and ban of your IP address, without warning


  • Any abuse towards our staff or forum members will not be tolerated, and may result in suspension of your account.
  • We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time without notice. It is your responsibility to be informed.
  • Anyone 13 years of age or younger MUST have their parents' or legal guardian's permission before participating in this forum.
  • All minors must receive their parents' or legal guardian's permission before giving out their address in these forums or via private message. This includes giving out their address for the purpse of receiving prizes offered through contests held in this forum.

If there is a rule or policy you do not understand, or if you require any further assistance, you may PM a forum admin.

Becoming A City Advisor--Requirements

  1. Must be an active member with at least 200 quality posts. This shall be decided by Staff
  2. Must have a good history and use good grammar and spelling to set a good example to members
  3. Candidate must be approved by majority of the present staff
  4. If Advisor is inactive for four months they shall be demoted and possibly replaced with new advisor elected by Staff.
  5. Any member may be promoted or demoted as an advisor for any reason necessary. Reasons for immediate demotion include: abuse of position, policy violations, etc.
  6. This criteria can be updated or revised by Mayor Ken as necessary.
  7. Mayor Ken always makes the final decision to promote or demote any advisor. His decisions are final.
  8. In general there shall be only one new Advisor for every 12 members who have logged on and posted in a given month, unless more are needed needed.

Privacy Statement

SimCity Forum's and respects the privacy of all individuals who use this website and are committed to protecting the personal information collected about you.

This policy sets out the way in which data about living individuals, which we receive from you, may be processed by us via this website. Please note, however, that this privacy policy will not apply to any foreign or third party websites which are linked to this website as SimCity Forum does not control the activities on these sites. We recommend that you check the privacy statements of each linked site which you visit.

Except as otherwise set out in this privacy policy, we will not disclose any information which can be traced to you, without your permission unless we are legally entitled or required to do so, or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and/or defend our rights, property or personal safety and those of our members.

As this is a public forum, any post you make in one of the public forum can be read by anyone who visits said forum. It is advisable that you do not ever post your home address or phone number in public forums. Children and young adults also should not post their real name in this forum.

Information collected

We collect the following data from you:

  • information which you voluntarily disclose to us by email or other means.
  • information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to ensure that content from our web site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
  • to administer and otherwise perform our obligations in relation to any agreement which you may have with us
  • to provide you with information and services that you have requested from us and otherwise to respond to queries which you may submit
  • to let you know, where you consent, of special offers which we feel may be of interest to you
  • to notify you about changes to our web site.

Email addresses:

Email addresses provided to SimCity Forum will not be provided to third parties unless a member decides to make their email address publicly available via their profile options. The only email SimCity Forum will send will be directly related to this forum, where a member has requested that they be kept informed of activity in threads or when another member sends them a private message. Any mailing list we may create will be on an opt-in basis.

One exception to this email policy is in regards to spammers. These forums are not a dumping ground for spam (we all know what spam is). As such we reserve the right to publicly publish any email address in our spammers hall of shame such that the email address will fall victim by other spammers who crawl websites like this and harvest email addresses for the purpose of spamming them. If your real intention in joining this forum is to push spam upon us, then we don't want you here.

Third parties who may use the information

We will not pass member data on to any third parties, unless members make their information publically availible via the profile options in their control panel. Any information stored by SimCity Forum is solely for use by SimCity Forum.


We strive to ensure that all customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. This includes the encryption of passwords, limiting physical access to the server running this forum and limiting administrative access to the server.

Updating Privacy Statement

As is necessary this privacy statement may be updated. Any changes will be posted here

Contact Information

This forum is sponsored and hosted by Kenneth Barbalace of (J.K. Barbalace, inc.), 326 Auburn ST #10, Portland ME 04103. Questions or concerns about this forum or this privacy statement should sent via the "Contact Us" link below or call Ken at 207-797-8202 during normal hours Eastern Time (GMT -5:00).

Last updated: 2006-11-28

Advertising on SimCity Forum

Operating a forum like this, even if it is just a hobby fan site, can get quite expensive in the long run. To offset long term costs of operating this forum, and enable the giving away of occasionally prizes, it is necessary to use some advertising. So as not to detract from this forum and since it is really only a fan site, advertising will be kept to a bare minimum. In addition popup/pop under ads will not be used as they are just plain obnoxious.

Out of respect for SimCity Forum advertisers, please DO NOT click on banner ads unless you are truly interested in what is being offered. Simply clicking on ads to help support this forum is not fair to the advertiser as it could cause them to pay for non-legitimate clicks, which is essentially stealing from them.

Sponsor SimCity Forum

For $20 per month you can help support SimCity Forum and promote your site via a direct text link below the bottom menu and on archive pages. In addition to your normal link text, you can also place a description in your link's title attribute (for example: <a href="" title="Example description">Link Text</a>). To reduce invoicing, sponsored links are invoiced in advance on a quarterly basis. Payments can be made by mailed check or by credit card (via PayPal). We reserve the right to turn down any sponsored link request for any reason. If you are interested in sponsoring SimCity Forum please contact us.

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