The Rules!! Read Them!

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    CONTENT
    The following sections outline language, expressions, images, and naming of characters, accounts, or guilds, clear or masked, which is not allowed on the MINIMUM official forums.

    Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Life Choices, Religion, and Politics
    • Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of racial, ethnic, national, life choice, religious, or political hatred or slurs.
    • Anything related to politics.
    • Anything related to religion.
    Sexuality and Violence
    • Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of excessively sexual or violent acts.
    • Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of minors in sexual situations.
    • Anything that insults or demeans any aspect of any sexual orientation.
    • Anything construed as pornographic.
    • Any references to violence occurring outside of MINIMUM.
    Personal Information, Attacks, and Threats
    • Any release of personal information about yourself, other individuals, or Human Head Studios employees.
    • Any language that can be perceived as an attack against other individuals or Human Head Studios employees.
    • Any threats, veiled or otherwise, made against yourself, other individuals, or Human Head Studios employees.
    Inappropriate Obscenity, Vulgarity, and Profanity
    • Anything construed as referring to human anatomy or bodily functions inappropriately.
    • Anything construed as excessively crude or offensive.
    • Simple answer, Don't swear in profane or excessive manner.
    Illegal Activity
    • Requesting, arranging, or offering copyright infringement (piracy), illegal activities, or illegal drugs.
    • Discussing illegal activity committed personally.
    Harassment and Defamatory Statements
    • Anything construed as referring to other individuals or Human Head Studios employees using any disallowed content or behavior.
    Discussion of Moderator Action
    • Excessive and direct reference to past, present, or future moderator action on the official MINIMUM forums.
    • Excessive discussion or debate of the official MINIMUM forums rules.
    Foreign Languages
    • Use of foreign languages to circumvent moderation.

    BEHAVIOR
    The following sections outline actions which are not allowed on the official MINIMUM forums.

    Disruption
    • Any language or actions intended to disturb other individuals.
    • Any disruption or exploitation of contests and promotions.
    • Disruptive practical jokes on any day other than April 1.
    Spamming and Post Content
    • Excessive repetition of a single phrase, similar phrases, image or images, or incoherent gibberish.
    • Excessive use of Caps Lock.
    • "First posting".
    • Posts with minimal or no content.
    • Posts that do not contribute to the overall conversation.
    • Threads or posts whose primary purpose is dramatic effect rather than substantive discussion.
    • "Goodbye" threads. Please note, "goodbye" threads will result in immediate thread removal and the author's permanent suspension from the forums.
    • Posts made only to "bump" a thread to the front page of that forum section.
    Advertising
    • Any promotion of non-Human Head Studios, non-MINIMUM commercial ventures.
    Scamming
    • Acquiring items, currency, or any other in-game possessions from another individual through misinformation, confusion, or fraud.
    Cheating
    • All forms of illegal or unfair gameplay including the use of third-party applications to improve performance.
    Multiple Accounts and Impersonation
    • Creation of multiple accounts by a single individual solely for use on the official forums.
    • Creation of multiple accounts for the purpose of evading suspension or account closure.
    • Any impersonation of other individuals or Human Head Studios, Adhesive Games, or their partners' employees. Note: All Human Head Studios, Adhesive Games, and partner company representatives are required to have a custom title denoting their position and employer, so you will always be aware of whom is a company representative.
    Misrepresentation
    Misrepresentation of Human Head Studios, Adhesive Games, or their partners. This includes falsely quoting moderators or staff members, or quoting moderators or staff members in such a way that the content or context of the material quoted is changed.

    Trading In-Game Items or Accounts for Real-World Currency
    Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of in-game items or accounts for real-world currency.
    Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of real-world currency.

    MODERATOR PREROGATIVE
    Interpretation of the above rules is at the sole discretion of the moderators. Content and behavior outside of these listed rules are also subject to moderator review and action. All decisions made by Human Head Studios moderators are final.

    ACCOUNT CLOSURE
    Account closures executed by the Human Head Studios moderators are permanent. New accounts made by owners of closed accounts will be summarily closed.

    Accounts found to be violating these rules may:
    • Be given a warning.
    • Be given a final warning where any further violations will result in suspension from the official MINIMUM forums or account closure.
    • Be temporarily suspended from the official MINIMUM forums.
    • Be permanently closed.
    • This list of rules will be updated as necessary.
     
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