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      Community Rules [READ BEFORE POSTING]   08/14/2016

      This is the Aureus Community Guidelines, which includes our Rules and FAQ. Failure to abide by these rules will result in punishment, which can be as severe as permanently losing access to Aureus.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Information/Standard Policy Different rules have different punishments for breaking them. Being suspended is not the same as being banned. Bans are permanent. Suspensions are temporary restrictions on a variety of privileges. You cannot be banned for doing something not covered by the rules, but you can be suspended at the discretion of the staff. Individual categories or forums may have their own sets of rules, but the Global Rules apply to all of them. You can have a maximum of 5 warning points before you'll get banned. Warning points expire after 30 days. Suspensions last between 24 to 72 hours. Punishments for breaking each rule are up to the staff unless otherwise specified in the stated rule. Anything not covered is left to be handled by the administrator(s) of the site. These guidlines apply to Aureus and any official extension of its services, including (but not limited to): the Aureus Discord server, official Aureus social media accounts, etc. Global Rules Do not post anything illegal. This will result in an immediate suspension. Linking to content is acceptable (because we don't host it), but posts with such content can be removed at the discretion of staff. Do not create multiple accounts. This will result in all accounts being immediately banned. Do not spam. Unless you have something meaningful to contribute, don't. Doing this repeatedly will result in a warning. Proofread your content. We aren't going to warn you for misspelling a single word, but don't format your posts with annoying fonts or colors and PLEASE make sure that others can read and understand what you're posting. Do not post inappropriate content. Don't post gore, porn, or anything else that may otherwise be inappropriate directly on the forums. If you must, please link it offsite and mark your topic as NSFW in the topic title or with tags/a prefix. This applies to every section of the site. This also includes posting things in the wrong section. Do not abuse the reputation system. Reputation should not be taken very seriously, but blatant abuse of the system (gang repping, etc.) will be met with a warning. Do not double post. Unless you have a good reason (bumping, posting images, etc.), please don't do this. It makes things cluttered. Edit your last post instead. Do not complain about 'offensive content'. The staff and management of this community take a neutral stance on content that would be regarded as offensive (and ISN'T covered by other rules). If something offends you, it offends you. We won't be removing/censoring content unless it blatantly breaks other rules. Add spoilers to large amounts of content. If you have extremely long posts, YouTube videos, a bunch of images, or other content to embed please put it in spoiler tags. Failure to do so repeatedly may be met with a warning. Do not post content that could be harmful to the site or community members. This includes otherwise private content or personal information.   Moderator Rules Do not abuse information available to you on the site. This includes for off-site, on-site, or personal use. Do not abuse power available to you as staff. You can't ban somebody just because you don't like them, and you should only suspend users for good reasons. Do not deviate from the standard policy for moderation. Administrators put these policies in place for a reason. Follow all Global Rules and specific Forum Rules. Failure to do so can result in revocation of your moderator status. You cannot create rules as a moderator. It is the job of the administrators to assert dominance; not you. Anything in the rules without a specified punishment should be met with a single warning.   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
       
      Q: I don't see my question here, what do I do?
      A: PM a staff member. They will most likely be able to answer your question.
       
      Q: I saw somebody break the rules, what do I do?
      A: Just report the content and move on.
       
      Q: Can I have x rank?
      A: No.
       
      Q: I have a suggestion for the site, how and where do I explain it?
      A: Post it in the Forum Help and Suggestions area.
       
      Q: Where can I find the rule pages for every subforum?
      A: Not all subforums have them, but you can easily find all the rule pages with the search function. Check posts with the tag "rules"; they will all be pinned in their respective subforums as well. Q: I lost access to my old account. What do I do? A: Do not make a new account. Contact a staff member (preferably via the Discord server) and let them know. If we can confirm your identity, we'll try and help you restore access to your account.
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      Announcing The Rile5 Archive   09/04/2017

      The community started small. First, there was a new revolutionary game: Club Penguin. A small cheating scene began to form, with multiple cheat blogs starting up to compete with each other for the helm. A man gained popularity by releasing a popular client known as Penguin Storm. Another man, during the reign of the ever-famous iCPv3, released the forever-remembered-- and renamed-- CPPSHQ. And during these early times, when we looked to the stars for the next breakthrough, and were greeted with one every week, a popular member of the community created a site. He posted about it in Xat, and on IRC. Very quickly, this took off, with dozens of signs up on day 1. A new revolution had been born, and a new community finally found its home. Although CPPSHQ beat its competitors into the newspaper of the realm, its true homepage-- its true gathering center-- survived somewhere else. It survived here:   Rile5 boomed with activity, becoming the major hub for the CPPS community and giving comfort to its more than 10,000 members. Whether it be new CPPS advertisements or new sources, Rile5 was the place to go. All things must come to an end, and Rile5 found its end in mid 2015. The owner, Riley, shut down the site with a brief message:  Today, Aureus strives to move forward with the community past the realm of antiquated Flash games and into a truly creative space. We created a technology and programming forum to provide the future of the community, past the time of Rile5. But we want to honor these roots. Rile5 holds a very special place in all of our hearts, and every staff member here remembers the good days of logging into it. That is why now, we are announcing something that nobody has done before: we are releasing a public archive of the Rile5 forums to you, the community. This includes all of the posts Rile5 had public at the time of its closure, which totals more than 300,000. Nobody has laid eyes on these since its sudden shutdown in 2015, and we spent hours upon hours of effort to compile this archive. The Rile5 Archive is Aureus' way of recognizing and thanking the important past of the community, as we look forward to the future. We hope that you will all find this educational and nostalgic, and that together we can appreciate the work of our predecessors and past selves. The Rile5 Archive includes old sources, code snippets, advertisements, announcements, SpeedyCPPSHQ articles, introductions, and everything in between. This is now in read-only, even if you had an account, as our goal is to preserve the history-- not modify it. Please join me in sifting through the hundreds of thousands of pieces of historical content on our famed predecessor at https://archive.aureus.pw/ today. As always, thank you for participating in the Aureus community,

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  1. The community started small. First, there was a new revolutionary game: Club Penguin. A small cheating scene began to form, with multiple cheat blogs starting up to compete with each other for the helm. A man gained popularity by releasing a popular client known as Penguin Storm. Another man, during the reign of the ever-famous iCPv3, released the forever-remembered-- and renamed-- CPPSHQ. And during these early times, when we looked to the stars for the next breakthrough, and were greeted with one every week, a popular member of the community created a site. He posted about it in Xat, and on IRC. Very quickly, this took off, with dozens of signs up on day 1. A new revolution had been born, and a new community finally found its home. Although CPPSHQ beat its competitors into the newspaper of the realm, its true homepage-- its true gathering center-- survived somewhere else. It survived here: Rile5 boomed with activity, becoming the major hub for the CPPS community and giving comfort to its more than 10,000 members. Whether it be new CPPS advertisements or new sources, Rile5 was the place to go. All things must come to an end, and Rile5 found its end in mid 2015. The owner, Riley, shut down the site with a brief message: Today, Aureus strives to move forward with the community past the realm of antiquated Flash games and into a truly creative space. We created a technology and programming forum to provide the future of the community, past the time of Rile5. But we want to honor these roots. Rile5 holds a very special place in all of our hearts, and every staff member here remembers the good days of logging into it. That is why now, we are announcing something that nobody has done before: we are releasing a public archive of the Rile5 forums to you, the community. This includes all of the posts Rile5 had public at the time of its closure, which totals more than 300,000. Nobody has laid eyes on these since its sudden shutdown in 2015, and we spent hours upon hours of effort to compile this archive. The Rile5 Archive is Aureus' way of recognizing and thanking the important past of the community, as we look forward to the future. We hope that you will all find this educational and nostalgic, and that together we can appreciate the work of our predecessors and past selves. The Rile5 Archive includes old sources, code snippets, advertisements, announcements, SpeedyCPPSHQ articles, introductions, and everything in between. This is now in read-only, even if you had an account, as our goal is to preserve the history-- not modify it. Please join me in sifting through the hundreds of thousands of pieces of historical content on our famed predecessor at https://archive.aureus.pw/ today. As always, thank you for participating in the Aureus community. - The Aureus Team
  2. Community Clubs

    A little while ago, we completed maintenance on Aureus with the promise of new features to come. We know it's been a while. Today, we are happy to announce the next step for Aureus: Clubs. Clubs are semi-private groups made and managed by users. They contain many personalized features - including their own file archive, forum sections, and membership controls - almost like a custom user group (similar to Contributors). This system allows for like-minded users to come together in a space where they can share files with each other and enjoy self-moderated discussion threads. Clubs will be a premium feature on Aureus that can be bought. This is because of the infrastructure involved in hosting your forum threads and your file uploads. As Aureus grows, we want to ensure that we continue to have the funds necessary to sustain our growth, which is why this feature - not one that is an integral part of the Aureus experience - is a paid add-on. We will never charge a price for accessing the forum. As of right now, Clubs are going to be sold for $4.50 on our store. We are offering both PayPal and Bitcoin as purchase avenues but we can expand those options in the future at the request of users. Please note that because of the personalized element of clubs, all purchases require manual approval by the staff. We will work as fast as we can to get your club up and running. FAQ Why are Clubs a premium feature? Given Aureus' roots, our members should be aware of where we come from. We originally started the site to keep the resources, knowledge, and know-how of the Club Penguin Private Server community alive. But as interest in the subject wanes, we want to move away from it to make room for new topics of discussion to grow the community that surrounds Aureus. Today, we identify Aureus as a technology and programming forum. While we are actively taking steps to promote this, we are being careful as to not fragment the community discussion on new subjects (programming, other games, etc). This means introducing Clubs, which allow users to create their own file sharing service and their own forum on our infrastructure. But because this is on our infrastructure, the costs associated with this weigh us down, and we decided to charge a small fee for us hosting your subcommunity. Can you give an example of how clubs can be useful? Maybe you and some friends want a discussion board for a project. Or maybe you have old source code that you want to upload only to specific users whom you invite. Whatever your need is, Clubs are meant to give you the freedom to control your own space. What if I have more questions? Please post them in this thread, and we will be more than happy to respond.
  3. Forum Upgrade and Theme

    Hi all, Earlier today, we upgraded our forum software and our themes. We hope that these updates will provide for a more stable experience. If you would like to access the dark version of our default theme, please select "Theme" from the bottom of the page, and select "Chameleon Dark." Note that we will have more themes in the coming week. Additionally, as a result of this upgrade, we have some new features in the pipeline. Stay tuned for some new announcements in the coming days. In the meantime, please report any forum issues in the Help & Suggestions subforum. Thanks for your patience!
  4. New Aureus Updates

    We have pushed some new changes to Aureus to reorganize the board and reflect our core values. The first part of this change has been with our website, where we're making it easier for new and current members to find specific content. We moved our Discord link out of the administration board and into the sidebar of the home page. We have also have reorganized our boards and added a new category, technology. The technology category that was in entertainment has been moved to a "General Tech" subforum, and we have so far added one other subforum called System Administration, or Sysadmin for short. We have also moved the CPPS category towards the bottom of the forums to put more emphasis on non-CPPS related material. Our goal is to not be a CPPS forum, but a general programming and technology community. Adding onto this, we do not have any plans currently to remove the CPPS section. The second part of this change involves features. We have implemented a leaderboard system that can be found in the navigation bar. This is a feature where people get awards and are ranked based on how active they are, their reputation, etc. Another feature we have implemented came with the new IPB update, 2-Factor Authentication. You can learn more about that here. The third feature we have added is a network status checker for the forums, our partners, and other related websites. You can find the link to that page also in the navigation bar by clicking on the "Network Status" tab. This page will be updated over time to have status updates on more services and websites associated with Aureus.
  5. Hi everyone, Today, we are excited to announce that we have updated the forum to include Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). 2FA operates on the principle that user authentication can occur in three ways: 1) something you know (a password) 2) something you are (fingerprint) 3) something you have (a phone) With 2FA, you need two of these three factors to access your Aureus account: a password, and your phone. To enable 2FA, please click your name on the top right > Account settings > Account security. We hope that you all enjoy taking advantage of this new feature. Keep the feedback coming!
  6. We have completed the maintenance of Aureus. Thank you for your patience! The site should be more reliable now.

  7. One of the most important things about this forum is the goal, the intentions, and the ideas that separate Aureus from all other forums in this community. The goal of Aureus is gaining knowledge and experience in development, server administration or other shared interests of the community. We are not a community of hate or flame, attacking new users who are not as experienced as us. Everybody has to start somewhere, and doing it in a community that has the mindset to improve other members is one of the best environments to grow in. In order to keep an environment like this, I will address some things below that are not tolerated on the forums. The Reputation System and properly giving reputation to posts: It is considered abuse for you to misuse the reputation system that is not deemed appropriate. An example of this would be to downvote somebodys contribution, or to avoid giving them reputation all together, because their coding style is terrible. The only reason to downvote somebodys code is if it's stolen, or of similar conduct that would per se ruin the posters 'image' on the forums. The difference between flaming and constructive criticism: Instead of ignoring somebody's post because their code is terrible and not giving them any feedback, reply to them with recommendations for the code they wrote or a better method in the future to use. As example, you could tell them their code would work better using a dictionary over arrays and would more scalable. Flaming somebody's code is not tolerated and ruins the attitude of Aureus. An example of flame would be telling a user that their 'code is terrible and they need to learn how to write better code'. Although you may believe this is true, this is discouraging and doesn't help the user improve their code. Without more experienced programmers helping unexperienced members better their code, we will be lacking less quality posts and possibly less growth in the community because nobody is planting that seed, or watering the seed that is already planted. The community should be a crutch for the community. We should build each other up instead of tear each other down. We all started from nothing to get to where we are, so let's help those who need it.
  8. Reputation Information

    We would like to clear up what exactly is defined as reputation abuse. Since a lot of you aren't really understanding what defines "reputation abuse", we will explain below and hopefully you will understand a little bit better. Reputation Abuse Reputation abuse is intentionally down voting content that does not necessarily deserve to be down voted. Your reputation can also be abused with up votes, but we'll get into that later in this topic. Basically if your content is poor quality (troll, stolen content, shitpost, etc) then it's likely going to be down voted. However, if your content is high quality and you have multiple up votes but someone that you have an issue with down votes it, that is considered reputation abuse. If a user you have an issue with decides to go onto your profile, go through all of your topics/replies and down vote everything until your reputation is obliterated, that is most definitely reputation abuse, no questions asked. What should I do if my feel my reputation is being abused? You need to contact a staff member/report that user immediately so that we can look into it as soon as possible. Do not go onto the profile of the member that abused your reputation and start down voting all of their content. You will both be disciplined for doing this. Two wrongs do not make a right. Consequences for reputation abuse Abusing the reputation of another member will automatically earn you +1 warning point that will never expire. This can completely ruin your record on Aureus, so please think before you act as it can have unintentional consequences later on down the road. Repeat offenders will receive additional warning points at the discretion of community administrators, this will also result in your privilege to give any form of reputation to be revoked. If for some reason your privilege to award reputation is reinstated, but you decide to continue abuse the reputation of another member, you automatically forfeit your privilege to give any form of reputation. You may also be suspended from the community for a set amount of time. Reputation Circles Reputation circles are where you and a friend, or multiple friends, decide that you're going to give each other positive reputation until you meet certain requirements or until your reputation is on the leader board. This is not tolerated and will be strictly enforced. We have already had a few accounts of this happening so we will be monitoring reputation closely over the next few weeks. Please also note that when you meet the requirements to be inducted into a certain group, we will verify that your reputation did not come from someone multiple times. This does not mean that if someone gave you positive reputation for 5 of your posts that it was suspicious activity. Typically reputation circles will involve you receiving over 15+ points from one individual. Consequences for reputation circles Participating in the actions of a reputation circle will immediately result in +1 warning point that will never expire. You will also forfeit your privilege to give any form of reputation. You may be able to give a limited number of positive/negative reputation points per day depending on your behavior. If your privilege to give reputation to other members is reinstated entirely, but you decide to help your friends out again, you will never earn the privilege back. It's all about trust in situations like this. If you prove to administrators that you've truly changed your ways, then we may make special exceptions to those being disciplined under these rules. It is your responsibility to follow these rules to avoid losing your privilege to give reputation. We don't want to take anything away from anyone, so please don't force our hand!
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