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Note: This thread best viewed in a Threaded Mode as an Index.
Each of the Replies to this thread have a unique Subject and Information on Guidelines Bajan Posters should know.

Stratic's Rules of Conduct

<font color="red">Who are Baja's Moderators?</font></font color=red>

Kelly240 and pixielove are Baja's Forum Moderators!

<font color="red">Baja Database Information Links</font></font color=red>

Ultima Online Official Web Site
(incase you need that quick link.)

Ultima Online, MyUO
(MyUO Has some nifty features, you can log into it and see your characters per shard, as well as make their Skills &amp; Stats publicly viewable!)

Ultima Online, MyUO - Character Search
(Always handy to search to see how many names already exist of one you might have been thinking of using!)

Ultima Online, Community - Baja Guilds
(Search for Guild in Baja by Guild Name, Abbreviation, and even Member's Names! Also has some stats like Guild Size as well as links to the Guild's Website, Allied and Warring Guilds, and individual links to all Members.)

Ultima Online, MyUO - Baja Factions
(Baja's Factions Statistics! Browse Faction Statistics and Listings of Guilds and Members per Faction.)

<font color="red">Ulima Online Official Terms of Services:</font>
Payment and Terms Information
Rules of Conduct
Harrasment Policy
Terms of Service

<font color="red">A few things to know about these Forums:</font>
Even though these are more extensively covered in the following Replies to this Thread, I shall give a brief run-down of a few Bajan Forum Policies.
<ul>[*]The Bajan Forms are not other forums. Each forum is unique, a community.
Every community has their own views upon certain things, some are, but not restricted to:
  1. All Trade Posts (Buying, Selling, Trading, and Price Checks) shall remain exclusively in the UO Baja Trade Forum.
  2. Lag Reports will be locked, see THIS POST for more details.
  3. (This is not a Baja Policy, this goes for all of Stratics, always good to point it out, however.)
    All posts pertaining to the Actions of a Moderator or Administrator will be removed. To report on the actions of a Moderator or Administrator, please email [email protected]

<font color="red">Further Note on Removed Posts</font>

If you find that your post has gone missing and you are sure that you did not violate the RoC in anyway or did not recieve a Warning PM about it, please feel free to Private Message the Forum Moderator.

The most likely reason a post may be missing is because it was in the chain of replies to a 'Bad' post, which was removed. This is automatically done by the system to maintain a clean appeal to the forums when bad posts are removed.

If your post that was removed violated the RoC in no way, just ask us to look it up, and if all looks ok, we shall PM you the contents of YOUR post. We will <u>not</u> PM anyone other user's posts that were removed, so do not ask.



Posted by Scarlet Thief, Febrary 15th 2001

The UO Baja Forum is a place for Baja shard-specific, and UO general discussion about Ultima Online. Although Off-Topic (OT) posts do raise their ugly head from time to time, we try to keep them to a minimum, and confine the discussion to one thread. If an OT discussion gets out of hand, a moderator may lock or delete the thread.

Here is the link for the Holiday Gift Trading Forum for those interested.

<font color="red">Poster Titles</font>

The following is a list of titles given to posters on Stratics forums, and when you get them:

0 Visitor
31 Adventurer
100 Journeyman
300 Seasoned Veteran
500 Sage
750 Lore Keeper
1000 Lore Master
1250 Slightly Crazed
1500 Certifiable
2000 Babbling Loonie

From time to time, you will see odd titles such as "smitten kitten" or "inane poster". These titles are given to people who have made a large contribution to either stratics or the other posters here. Don't ask for one. If you should get one, you will be contacted! :)

<font color="red">Shard Logo links for those who are interested</font>

<font color="red">Final Rule</font>
Have Fun. The Baja Forum is quite a community. People are always quick to help you with a problem, come rez you when you die in the middle of nowhere, and even serve you coffee and cakes in the morning to get you going.

Remember that how you treat the other people on the board is probably how you will be treated yourself, so play nice.

(as originally penned by Major Miner II

<font color="red">The Stratics UO Forums Rules of Conduct</font>

May be found HERE. Please read them over.

Below added by Orvago, October 30th 2005

<font color="red">Forum Help (Frequently Asked Questions)</font>

Please travel HERE for almost everything you need to know on how to post and what kind of features your posts are capable of!

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Posted by Chance42, April 4th 2001<font color="red">


The following words, or any variations thereof, including deliberate misspelling or letters replaced with symbols, are absolute no-no's:
S word, slang for feces.
F word, slang for copulation.
F word, slang for homosexuals.
A word followed by hole, slang for rectum.
Any slang references to human genitilia, male or female.
Any slang references to race/ethnicity.

You can have all the s you want in your post, as long as it isn't harrassing. If in doubt...take it out. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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Posted by Sarsmi, March 26th 2004

<font color="red">A Reminder About EBAY links

They do not belong in the shard forums, but in the trade forum which you can find here. Please note that the trade forum and all other stratics forums follow the same RoC that we do, personal attacks not limited to calling other posters scammers or exploiters will not be tolerated.

UO Trade - All Shards

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Originally Penned by Sarsmi, May 19th, 2005
Amended by Orvago, October 30th 2005

<font color="red">Heated debates and personal attacks

I thought it would be a good idea to make this post, as the surge in activity and board warrioring lately means we have a few new people posting here who may not be aware of the rules around here (and also a few old people who may have forgotten them).

Rules Of Conduct, always a good read. It is, however, a guideline.

For pvp posts moderating is actually a little bit looser - mild flaming is not an issue AS LONG as it is in the vein of talking about in game things.

<font color="red">This is ok:</font>
Yeah we roxxored at the harrower last night, ya'll got pwned!

<font color="red">This is not ok:</font>
Yeah we roxxored at the harrower last night, ya'll got pwned and your mom is fat!

<font color="red">Personal attacks are never ok.</font>
-- Is it a personal attack to say so and so sucks at playing a mage (or whatever)?
----- That depends on how it is said, but usually no, because it is about ingame stuff.

However, keep in mind also that repeatedly being obnoxious will result in getting a nastygram from the Board's Moderator(s). By 'being obnoxious' we mean persistently arguing with someone else in a less than respectful manner, or continually making posts that are devoid of content but filled with repetitive and rude things.

<font color="red">Additionally</font>
Changing someone else's board name to make fun of them is a no-no. So you can't call me "Oravgosmellalot" or "Orvagopoopiehead," for examples.

SOO lets all just remember that posting on the boards is generally supposed to be fun for everyone, yes flaming people is fun for some but it's not always fun to get flamed.

Nothing wrong with toning down a rough post, you can still get your point across without coming off like a jerk.

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Yes, Electronic Arts does care what we have to report on about their game's mechanics! So let them know, help make Baja, all of Ultima Online for that matter, a better place for Everyone!

<font color="red">Ultima Online Support</font>
UO Contact Information

<font color="red">GAME SUPPORT</font>
Find your Ultima Online answers quickly in our Game Support Knowledge Base. Search by category, keywords or phrases, or submit your own questions.

<font color="red">TECHNICAL SUPPORT</font>
Please click for help with installation, patching, lag, connectivity, client errors, sound problems, display problems, and game performance issues with Ultima Online.

<font color="red">Lag Reporting &amp; UOTrace</font>
What is the UO Trace program and how do you get it?

Please note this section of the above linked page for information on how to Submit Your Lag Reports!:<blockquote><font color="darkblue"><font face="courier new">You can submit a question to our Technical Support department by clicking the Ask a Question tab at the top of this page. If you are not already logged in, you will need to log in with your valid EA.com login name and password. You will then be presented with a form. Be as descriptive as you can about the trouble you're seeing.

To attach your UO Trace results, click the Browse button in the Attachment section of the form. Navigate your folders until you find the location you saved your results. Choose the text file and click Open. The results will be attached to your question.

Submit your question and a member of our Technical Support staff will be in touch with you as soon as possible.</font type=fixed></font></blockquote>
<font color="red">ACCOUNT SUPPORT</font>
I will not link to the account pages, insead please only go to your account pages via direct url (one you typed) or through the Ultima Online Web Site. Visit UO Contact Information for this section's information.

<font color="red">BUG AND EXPLOIT REPORTS</font>
You can use the form at http://www.uo.com/mailBug.html to submit bugs. Bug reports can also be mailed to [email protected], along with all important information, such as the time, date and shard of the occurrence, the steps that caused the bug, and whether or not it was repeatable. Bugs found on a test center should be sent to [email protected] with the same information.

<font color="red">GM REVIEWS</font>
Please let us know of any concerns, complaints, or compliments you may have with specific Game Support staff by following the instructions HERE.

<font color="red">SUGGESTIONS</font>
We love hearing feedback and ideas, so we ask that suggestions and ideas concerning Ultima Online be posted to the message boards of Ultima Online Stratics, one of UO’s oldest and most dedicated sites. Anyone who chooses to participate on the UO Stratics boards will need to sign up on the Stratics forums themselves HERE. To browse the UO Stratics forums and see what they have to offer, click HERE.

<font color="red">INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT</font>
Korean: [email protected]
Chinese: [email protected]
Japan: http://www.jp.uo.com/contact.html

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Posted by Orvago, October 30th 2005

All Lag Threads in the Baja Forums will be Locked. Please use the UO Trace Program and the Explanation on how to Submit your reports to EA directly. There is no reason why EA should perform an extra step in finding Lag Reports just because someone felt like posting it on a Forums instead of how EA asks for them to Report it. I am not flaming any posters on this, mereley trying to point out it is better they get the reports directly.

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Posted by Orvago, August 24th 2005

<font color="red">Notifying a Moderator and Administrator of a Post

A feature that may be too unknown to our posters, or fogotten by others, is the "Notify Moderator" ability.

Located at the bottom of Every Post, in Every Thread, is this little Symbol:

What this does, when used, will take you to a new screen which will allow you to Notify the Moderator(s) Board Administrator(s) of that particular Forum. This will send a link to that post, as well along with any information you wish to comment on about why you feel the Post needs some Staff attention.

Please do not expect a responce from every Notification you send. If a responce is needed, you will be contacted.

<font color="red">Contacting Administrators</font>

As stated in the Rules of Conduct:<blockquote>I. Bans and warnings are not to be discussed on the forums. Any inquiries or comments or bans are to be sent in private messages or via email. A moderator may choose to publicly inform the participants of a forum about bans and warnings if this is in the interest of the forum.

O. Unsolvable problems (including bannings) a participant has with a moderator are to be discussed with the UO Forum Administrators ([email protected])</blockquote>

You may view the list of Administrato(s), as well as Moderator(s), that are posistioned to handle the Baja Forums here:
Baja Forum Information

The Administrators are highlighted by the A symbolnext to their names:

Our Administrator, of the Baja Forums, is *zigzag*

Please do not discuss any actions of the Moderators or Administrators in the Forums. If you feel you must contact someone about an issue that is bothering you, please do not hesitate to contact the Forum Moderator(s), Administrator(s), or email contacting all the Administrators by emailing: [email protected]

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Additionaly, I would like to echo some great pieces of Information over at U.Hall

<font color="red">UO News Reporting:</font>

News is one of the most vital and vibrant parts of Stratics and we are always eager to hear what you, the players, are up to in-game. It is your stories and tales that make Ultima Online come alive! Do you perhaps have an event coming up, know of a great player run establishment, have an announcement about the game in general or about the player community? Our reporters would love to hear from you!

<ul>[*]You can reach the news team through the addresses below:<blockquote>[*] [email protected] - UO General News submissions.[*] [email protected] - UO Quests News Submissions.[*] [email protected] - Treasure Hunters of Britannia, Treasure hunting news.</blockquote>[*]Shard News Email Addresses:<blockquote>[*] [email protected] - Asian shard News[*] [email protected] - Atlantic News[*] [email protected] - <font color="red">Baja News</font>[*] [email protected] - Catskills News[*] [email protected] - Chesapeake News[*] [email protected] - Drachenfels News[*] [email protected] - Europa News[*] [email protected] - Great Lakes News[*] [email protected] - Lake Austin News[*] [email protected] - Lake Superior News[*] [email protected] - Legends News[*] [email protected] - Napa Valley News[*] [email protected] - Oceania News[*] [email protected] - Origin News[*] [email protected] - Pacific News[*] [email protected] - Siege Perilous News[*] [email protected] - Sonoma News</blockquote>[/list]

<font color="red">How to contact Stratics:</font>
You can see a list of the current Origin Forum Moderators by clicking here. Click on any of the moderator's names to access their profile where you can send them a private message.

For compliments, complaints and comments about the moderation of these forums, please send an email to [email protected]. This email box is read by the entire administration staff for UO Stratics.

<ul>[*]A full list of UO Stratics Staff can be found here.[*]Some helpful email addresses:<blockquote>[*] [email protected] - Issues with UO Stratics staff, bans, etc.[*] [email protected] - Problems with logging in.[*] [email protected] - UO Senior News managers.[*] [email protected] - All advertising concerns, including reporting bad ads.[*] [email protected] - Problems with the site not working correctly.[*] [email protected] - Concerns with the guild forums.</blockquote>[/list]

<font color="red">How to contact Electronic Arts:</font>

<blockquote><ul>[*]UO Game Support - This is the place to look for answers to many of your UO gameplay questions. This page also includes a link to submit compliments, complaints or comments that you may have about specific Game Support staff.[*]UO Technical Support - Here, you can find all the answers to your technical questions, such as solutions for errors, installation problems, etc.[*]Account Support - On this page, you can search for answers to your account related issues, such as billing, account activation and payment questions.[*]Bug/Exploit Reports - There are three ways to submit bug reports: you can use the web-based form on this page, or you can send an email to [email protected] for bugs encountered on regular shards, or [email protected] for bugs found on the Test Center. Please make sure that you include all important information, such as the time, date and shard of the occurrence, the steps that caused the bug, and whether or not it was repeatable. You may be asked to provide your username, but at no time will an EA employee ask you for your password, so please do not include it![/list]</blockquote>


With the flurry of new posters to the Baja Forum and the influx of heated or downright personal attack type posts, I'd like to bring to attention This Thread and all the Information and Guidelines here in Baja.

Heated Debates &amp; Personal Attacks

Yes, I am a Strict Moderator when it comes to Real Life things that Violate the RoC. However, as long as it in the nature of the Game and doesn't drift into Real Life Dramatics, I am less strict.


The following was posted by Delaro in U.Hall and has asked if there is any thing I could do to help spread the word of this issue so that others may be aware and provide a handly link to the main thread to provide your feedback.

You may read and reply to this issue in the U.Hall Thread on this subject here:

<u>Original Post, by Delaro</u>:

After you read this if you are having simular issues please email [email protected] and put the heading as "UO Memory Leak Issue". So far only this tech has bothered to give me or anyone else that I know of a reply
There have been many postings recently regarding "client.exe" (UO's process in the Task Manager) and its constant, steady increase in memory usage with eventual increases in CPU usage. Well I have been trying to work with EA customer support and after trying multiple suggestions from EA that failed, I get this message from EA:


Response (xxxxxxxxxxx) 07/24/2006 02:25 PM
Hi there.

You got me thinking when you mentioned that a new memory leak may have gotten introduced by one of the recent patches for the game. After poking around a bit more this issue apparently is known by the UO engineering team. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get any additonal information if and/or when this issue will be resolved.

The best suggestion I have is to wait for the next patch update.

EA Support


Now this is promising because EA acknowledges this bug. However, unless EA perceives this problem to affect a lot of people, they may take a considerable amount of time to fix it

If any of you are having this problem, I encourage you to go to http://support.ea.com and report that you are also having this memory leak issue.

If you are unfamiliar with this bug, here's my description of the bug from a previous post:


Please realize that many people who play UO do NOT EVEN KNOW that they have this memory leak issue. This problem only became noticable to me about 4-6 weeks ago. Next time you play, hit CTRL-ALT-DELETE and watch your UO process, which in 2D is "client.exe" in the Task Manager under the Processes Tab. Observe the initial CPU usage and Memory Usage after login.

After I login, client.exe's CPU usage is about 20-40% with memory usage of 30,000K. The memory usage then will keep rising every few seconds and it NEVER GOES DOWN. After about 10-30 minutes of play, depending on how active the areas my character goes through (especially if you ever use CTRL-SHIFT to drag bars), client.exe's memory usage is around 100,000K with CPU usage now climbing to &gt;70%. The memory usage keeps continuing to increase until around 130,000K with extraordinary lag and then crashes. It does this EVERY time and is 100% reproducible. The increasing memory usage NEVER decreases.

The computer I use is a Dell XPS M170 laptop with an Intel Mobile Pentium M760 (which benchmarks similarly to a desktop AMD Athlon Venice socket 939 3200+ or 3500+ CPU), 1 gigabyte RAM, nVidia 7800GTX video, running Windows XP Pro Media Center. The ONLY PROGRAMS I had installed on that computer when I discovered the problem was Windows XP Pro Media, Internet Explorer, UO 8th Age, UOAssist, UOAM, ICQ, PC-Cillin, Adaware (ad-ware cleaner), CCleaner (utility to clean hard drive), Civilization IV, and drivers for my Logitech G15 keyboard and Razer Copperhead mouse. (Please note that this is my gamer laptop and I actually purchased it specifically to play UO when I'm away from home My desktop computer is out of commission, so I have not had a chance to see if this occurs with that computer.)

Even though I hadn't made any hardware or software changes, I reinstalled Windows with a total reformatting of the hard drive TWICE. After the 1st reinstall of Windows, I only installed UO 8th Age from the CD and PC-cillin virus checker. I did not even download UOAssist, automap, or ICQ. I used my existing Dell Drivers from their reinstall CD and even tried with updated drivers. I tried with and without the Windows firewall, tried different compatibility settings, changed the pagefile memory allocation. No effect at all.

I tried a memory "optimizer" from download.com, and that seemed to somehow let my PC tolerate the huge uses of client.exe's RAM usage a little better, but still the memory usage skyrocketed, although now it could go to &gt;200,000K before crashing sometimes. I used UOAssist's "-releasemem" feature but it is deceptive as it will temporarily decrease client.exe's memory usage, but over time, the CPU usage still climbed to &gt;70%. So although the memory usage could be lowered temporarily, there would be NO effect on CPU usage. The increasing CPU usage effects seemed to still be cumulative.

I made sure that in UO's Option's window, that I set the "use reduced frame rate" and "enable frame skipping". (BTW, if you haven't done that, you should b/c your CPU usage could be almost twice as much if you don't use the "used reduced frame rate" feature.)

I am not a software developer, but on pure *speculation*, client.exe sure behaves as if there is some buggy code in a subroutine that keeps adding to the memory heap without clearing it, so that with time, there's a constant, steady increase in the memory heap.

So, please, even if you don't think you have this problem, check out your "client.exe" process over time in the Windows Task Manager as you play. See if you do get the constant, steady increases in memory usage and eventually the increased CPU usage.

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Baja Community! (Guilds, PvP, RL Pics, Vendors &amp; More) thread can now be viewed here.

When/if you want to add your guild to it, go right ahead and bring it back up current so any and all can check out your new/old guild!!

Same with PVP, RL pics, Vendors what have you.


[News] No More Trade Posts on UO Baja!? has also been unstickied!

Remember to check out our trade forums located here. Please remember no price checks or selling/buying on our shard forum, keep it to our trade forums.
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