Through The Inferno [DCS World]

Dynamic and Engaging Air Combat Operations for DCS World


Through The Inferno General Community Rules

The following rules are applicable to the entire Through The Inferno (hereinafter “TTI”) community, to include the Discord server and the DCS game servers.

I. Agreement

By participating in the TTI community, you agree to follow all existing rules and understand these rules are subject to change at any time.

Participation is defined as including but not necessarily limited to:

II. Enforcement

All rules are enforced at the discretion of the Moderators and Admins (hereinafter the “administrative team”).

The administrative team has broad authority and discretion to enforce (or not enforce) all stated rules, as well as take action that is not based in a specific rule where it is deemed critical to uphold the TTI vision, mission, and community health.

Enforcement actions include but are not necessarily limited to:

III. Appeals

Enforcement actions can be appealed on the TTI Discord in the #rule_violations channel.

Enforcement actions are generally appealed to the enforcing member of the administrative team, barring the following exceptions:

If you feel like you have been subject to unfair treatment by a member of the administrative team, either in the original enforcement action, or in the course of your appeal, you may contact another Admin.

IV. Common sense

To put it bluntly: don’t be an idiot. Use common sense. If a reasonable person would know better than to take a given action in this community, so should you.

Be smart about how you are contributing to the community. Your personal enjoyment should be second to the health of the community as a whole.

V. Respect & maturity

Fun is encouraged, but not at the expense of others. The TTI community does not tolerate personal attacks and discrimination.

We do not accept abusive, defamatory, or derogatory language directed against members of the community, whether in the form of messages, user names, or user descriptions.

This includes but may not be limited to the following:

VI. Explicit content

Posts including gore, excessive violence, or sexual/pornograhic material are generally prohibited.

Within reason (reference rule IV, “Common sense”), linking to material in violation of the above may be tolerated in channels marked as age-restricted, when a clear nexus to the TTI community’s interest in combat aviation can be established, and the material is posted with the intent to start a discussion regarding it, or in the course of a discussion, to augment it.

VII. Confidential material, doxing

Posting classified/confidential material (such as certain military documents), as well as the unauthorized disclosure of personal information (“doxing”) is prohibited and is subject to immediate removal and strict enforcement.

VIII. Spam

Sending messages that lack meaningful content, coherence, or relevance to ongoing discussions, as well as sending the same or a similar message repeatedly is prohibited.

IX. Pings

Repeated pinging (@) of other users, to include repeated mentioning of staff roles (e.g. Server Tech, Moderators, Admins) is prohibited.

This does not apply to urgent situations, such as spamming by compromised accounts, long-term server outages, or similar emergencies. Use common sense (see rule IV).

X. Promotion

Outside promotion is not allowed without permission of the administrative team.

This includes but may not not be limited to the following:

The above does not apply to the following situations:

XI. Channels

Keep conversations relevant to their channels. We realize that conversations may occasionally wander off-topic, however if it prolongs please consider moving it to a more appropriate channel.

In particular, the #rule_violations channel is dedicated to the reporting of rule violations and the appeal of administrative action. In the interest of efficiency and non-partial administration, the only permitted messages in this channel are:

Any extraneous messages, to include well-intended discussion, will be removed and subject to further administrative action. This ensures a clean and orderly process for all.

Through The Inferno DCS Server Specific Rules

In addition to the TTI Community Rules, which remain in full force, the following additional rules are applicable to the TTI DCS game servers.

1. Agreement

By participating in the TTI DCS game servers, you agree to follow all existing rules and understand that these rules are subject to change at any time.

2. Enforcement, DCS specifics

All rules are enforced at the discretion of the TTI Guardians, Moderators, and Admins, as well as the autoadmin script.

To maintain an enjoyable experience on our DCS game servers, enforcement actions there include but are not necessarily limited to:

3. Appeals, DCS specifics

DCS server specific enforcement actions can generally be appealed on the TTI Discord in the #rule_violations channel as described in TTI community rule III (“Appeals”), with the following exception:

4. Reckless behavior

Do not behave in a reckless manner that may result in damage to another member of your coalition.

Possible behaviors that can be seen as reckless include but are not limited to:

5. Team kills

Team kills and team hits are prohibited. There is no exception for consensual team kills (e.g. during mock air combat between friends).

6. Restricted missions

Some missions are restricted to certain aircraft types.

7. Airfield operations

8. Naval aircraft operations

9. Controllers

10. Nuclear weapons

The loading, arming, or employment of nuclear weapons is strictly prohibited.