The Asia Poker Academy forums are a place for community, education, and discussion. We will all work together to improve our poker skills in a positive environment.
The APA forums are intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for the APA community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, all users should read and follow these conditions. By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms. This memorandum has been created to provide you with information about what you can expect here, what is expected of you, and to answer some questions you may have in your use of the APA Online forums.
For Personal Account Questions / Money Questions
All questions regarding funds, fund transfers, and personal account issues MUST be dealt with using our APA support team and should not be publicly posted. Our APA support team can be contacted via our contact page. Please, for security reasons, never post any of your account details such as personal e-mail or passwords.
Tips for posting:
1) Post a thorough explanation of your ideas. If a member asks, “What would you do in this situation?” Do not simply reply, “Call” or “Fold”. A better response is, “I would call because the player has …”
2) Post hands that are relevant for discussing and not results oriented. For example, posting a hand where you clearly made the correct play by moving all in with a set, but unluckily lost to a flush that your opponent hit on the river, has very little discussion value. Post hands where there is a lot of room for good discussion, not based on results.
3) Make sure your post is in the correct forum section – Do not post off-topic materials in the strategy sections.
RULES OF CONDUCT
1.You must have an active APA account to post on our forums.
Your forum account is linked to your APA account. If you are suspended or banned from APA, you will not be able to post. If you are suspended from the message boards, your APA account will be reviewed and you may be banned from the game, as well.
2.Be respectful of others at all times.
The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting.
3.Ranting is prohibited
A rant is a post which is long-winded, redundant and filled with angry, non-constructive comments. A free exchange of ideas is essential to building a strong sense of community and helpful in the development of the players’ game, but rants are disruptive and incite flaming and trolling. Please post your thoughts in a concise, clear manner and avoid going off on rambling tangents.
4.Personal attacks are prohibited.
Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated.
5.Trolling is prohibited.
Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.
6.No posting of personal information
Please respect the privacy of other APA members and do not give out information such as phone numbers and addresses.
7. Warnings and bans are not to be discussed on the forum.
Such matters shall remain private between the admins and the user. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. If you have questions regarding a post or thread, please visit our contact page.
8.Immediate banning from the forum can result from any of the following:
The posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.
9.Spamming, bumping and pyramid quoting are prohibited.
Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same topic or text or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Petitions or "/signed" posts are a version of bumping and likewise are not permitted. Pyramid quoting is a response to a forum thread which contains the quotes of four or more previous posters, sometimes with additional spaces added unnecessarily. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.
10.Redundant threads will be deleted.
As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established. If so, place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forum needlessly and many good ideas may be lost. Keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.
11.Impersonating another forum user, moderator, volunteer, administrator or APA employee is strictly prohibited.
You are expressly forbidden from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, on the forum or in the game, even in jest. This may be grounds for permanent loss of your Eve account.
12."Newbie" bashing will not be tolerated, particularly in the Newcomer's Forum.
New forum members are encouraged to use, but not restricted to, the Newcomer's Forum. The Newcomer's Forum is specifically designed to provide a platform for those who are new to the APA community to ask questions and learn more about the APA services and Texas Hold’em. Regular forum users are encouraged to be helpful and courteous in their responses. All flames will be automatically deleted and the poster may be warned or permanently barred from future forum use. The answers to many new players' questions may be found in the FAQ page and we encourage our players to seek information there before posing questions on the boards.
13.All posts must be about or related to APA community.
Posts about other companies, products or services not related to APA are not permitted.
14.You may not post advertisements.
Posts discussing or linking to online auction sites or the sale of in-game goods or services for real money are strictly prohibited.
15.Avoid using profanity.
Using partial masking (such as asterisks or punctuation marks) to bypass the profanity filter is prohibited and will result in the same action as if the actual word had been typed.
Negative feedback can be very useful, provided that it is presented in a civil, factual manner. Tell us what you don't like and why and how you feel it could be improved. Posts that are insulting and rude may be deleted, no matter how valid the ideas behind them may be.