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[[CATEGORY:Page]]These are the rules for Pokeheroes.
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[[CATEGORY:Page]]These are the rules for Pokeheroes, which must be read carefully and obeyed. Just starting out on the site is no excuse for not knowing them, and disobeying any results in a warning on the site, multiple of which may lead to a temporary or permanent ban. ''(All the info in this section has been taken from [http://pokeheroes.com/rules.php this page])''
''(All the info in this section has been taken from [http://pokeheroes.com/rules.php this page])''
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==The Rules==
 
==The Rules==
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'''1. Behaviour towards other users'''
 
'''1. Behaviour towards other users'''
  
1.1 PokéHeroes should be a friendly community-based browsergame for every age. To ensure this, it is forbidden to use offensive swear words or to make any statement that is inappropriate for any age. This is valid for the whole site - including the forum, private messages, the pal pad, the chat, your 'about me', your user statuses as well as the nicknames of your adoptables.
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'''1.1''' PokéHeroes should be a friendly community-based browsergame for every age. To ensure this, it is forbidden to use offensive swear words or to make any statement that is inappropriate for any age. This is valid for the whole site - including the forum, private messages, the pal pad, the chat, your 'about me', your user statuses as well as the nicknames of your adoptables and your own username.
1.2 No begging allowed! Unless otherwise stated by themselves, do not message other members asking them for their money, items, free clicks or anything similar.
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'''1.1.1''' Avoid naming and shaming. If a user misbehaves, do not post public feeds or do anything else that attracts unnecessary attention. Contact a moderator instead and let them take care of the situation.
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'''1.2''' No begging allowed! Unless otherwise stated by themselves, do not message other members asking them for their money, items, free clicks or anything similar.  
  
 
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'''2. Posting in the forum'''
 
'''2. Posting in the forum'''
  
2.1 When you post something in an existing thread, make sure that your reply fits to the topic of this thread. Your post should be useful for other members.
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'''2.1''' You may only speak English in our forums (with the exception of the Country Clan section).
2.2 Please avoid SPAMing (Writing stupid pointless annoying messages) in your posts and also the abuse of smileys. Use them to express your feelings, but not to bug other members.
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2.3 You may not make two posts in a row (double-posting). Exception: Personal threads like fanmade showcases.
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'''2.2''' When you post something in an existing thread, make sure that your reply fits to the topic of this thread. Your post should be useful for other members.
2.4 You are not allowed to post your adoptables in the forum, excluding your own diary - for the purpose of showing only (in other words, no direct feed links). See also 2.4.1 for further exceptions.
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2.4.1 The share widget feature is meant to be used in your signature or user profile only. However, you may post your Pokémon in your own diary from time to time, as long as this diary also contains other textual content.
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'''2.3''' Please avoid SPAMing (Writing stupid pointless annoying messages) in your posts and also the abuse of smileys. Use them to express your feelings, but not to bug other members.
2.5 If you want to create a new thread, make sure that you use the correct forum category for it. Also try to avoid creating topics that already exist. Use the search function (the small magnifying glass in the bottom right corner of the main forum).
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'''2.4''' You may not make two posts in a row (double-posting). Exception: Personal threads like fanmade showcases.
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'''2.5''' You are not allowed to post your adoptables in the forum, excluding your own diary - for the purpose of showing only (in other words, no direct feed links). See also 2.5.1 for further exceptions.
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'''2.5.1''' The share widget feature is meant to be used in your signature or user profile only. However, you may post your Pokémon in your own diary from time to time, as long as this diary also contains other textual content.
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'''2.6''' If you want to create a new thread, make sure that you use the correct forum category for it and that the thread serves a purpose (in other words, no SPAM threads). Also try to avoid creating topics that already exist. Use the search function (the small magnifying glass in the bottom right corner of the main forum).
  
 
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'''3. Cheating'''
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'''3. Trading with other users'''
3.1 Cheating includes the use of external software to simplify any feature in this game, but also taking advantage of any kind of bug. It is absolutely forbidden to cheat in any way to ensure fairness between each player.
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3.2 Do not spoil information about how to obtain badges to other members. It is likewise forbidden to ask other users for any kind of information regarding that matter. Getting badges is meant to be a personal goal that every user should accomplish for their own sake.
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'''3.1''' Do not post trades with no intention of actually trading them. Uploading Pokémon only to advertise for something else defeats the purpose of the Global Trade Station and is uncalled-for.
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'''3.2''' No scam trades like passing off a regular Pokémon as something that it's not, e.g. special powered ("mega-able") or retro; or doing anything else that is considered acting deliberately unfair. This is valid for the whole site - including the Global Trade Station, the Auction House, the Gem Exchange and the forum.
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'''3.3''' Trading at your own risk. You and you alone are responsible for the trade arrangements you agree on - we will not get your belongings back for you in case of a disagreement. So always make sure you can trust your trading partners.
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'''3.3.1''' This especially applies to loans. Do not lend Pokémon, PokéDollar, etc. if the user cannot be trusted. In case of doubt, get some kind of security from your trading partner, e.g. a Pokémon of equal value.
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'''3.4''' No means no. Do not put pressure on your trading partners or try to talk them into a trade they do not feel comfortable with. If a user does not want to trade with you, please accept their decision and leave them alone.
  
 
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'''4. Multi-accounts'''
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'''4. Cheating'''
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'''4.1''' Cheating includes the use of external software to simplify any feature in this game, but also taking advantage of any kind of bug. It is absolutely forbidden to cheat in any way to ensure fairness between each player.
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'''4.2''' Do not spoil information about how to obtain badges to other members. It is likewise forbidden to ask other users for any kind of information regarding that matter. Getting badges is meant to be a personal goal that every user should accomplish for their own sake.
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'''5. Multi-accounts/Account-sharing'''
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'''5.1''' Every person is allowed to have one player account. Any further account will be locked from this game. There is no exception for this rule.
  
4.1 Every person is allowed to have one player account. Any further account will be locked from this game. There is no exception for this rule.
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'''5.2''' You are not allowed to share your account with anyone. Do not give away your password; not even to your friends or family. This not only is to keep rule 5.1 but also to prevent others from taking away Pokémon, items, money, etc. from you.  
  
 
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'''5. Advertising'''
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'''6. Advertising'''
  
5.1 You may advertise for anything that is not related to this site in your signature, but nowhere else. This advertisement shouldn't be too flashy. You are not allowed to advertise for any website or product that is inappropriate for any group of users.
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6.1 You may advertise for anything that is not related to this site in your signature, but nowhere else. This advertisement shouldn't be too flashy. You are not allowed to advertise for any website or product that is inappropriate for any group of users.  
  
 
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'''6. Illegal content'''
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'''7. Illegal Content'''
  
6.1 You are not allowed to share any illegal content that is restricted regarding any official law. This refers especially to copyrighted material (e.g. music, images, videos etc.).
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'''7.1''' You are not allowed to share any illegal content that is restricted regarding any official law. This refers especially to copyrighted material (e.g. music, images, videos etc.).
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'''7.1.1''' Do not claim someone else's work as your own (key word art theft).  
  
 
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'''7. Moderators and Administrators'''
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'''8. Moderators and Administrators'''
  
7.1 Moderators and Administrators are responsible to ensure that every user obeys the rules. Their instructions are to be followed without discussion. They are responsible to create a pleasant atmosphere between users.
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'''8.1''' Moderators and Administrators are responsible to ensure that every user obeys the rules. Their instructions are to be followed without discussion. They are responsible to create a pleasant atmosphere between users.  
  
 
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'''8. Copyright information'''
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'''9. Copyright information'''
  
This website is written by Tobias Baumeister ([http://pokeheroes.com/userprofile.php?name=Riako Riako]). You may not copy any content without permission.
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'''9.1'''This website is written by Tobias Baumeister ([http://pokeheroes.com/userprofile.php?name=Riako Riako]). You may not copy any content without permission. Pokémon & Item names and sprites © 1995-2015 Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and Gamefreak. This website is to support the main game "Pokémon" and all its spin-offs.
Pokémon & Item names and sprites © 1995-2014 Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and Gamefreak.
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This website is to support the main game "Pokémon" and all its spin-offs. 
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Revision as of 08:54, 24 August 2015

These are the rules for Pokeheroes, which must be read carefully and obeyed. Just starting out on the site is no excuse for not knowing them, and disobeying any results in a warning on the site, multiple of which may lead to a temporary or permanent ban. (All the info in this section has been taken from this page)

The Rules

1. Behaviour towards other users

1.1 PokéHeroes should be a friendly community-based browsergame for every age. To ensure this, it is forbidden to use offensive swear words or to make any statement that is inappropriate for any age. This is valid for the whole site - including the forum, private messages, the pal pad, the chat, your 'about me', your user statuses as well as the nicknames of your adoptables and your own username.

1.1.1 Avoid naming and shaming. If a user misbehaves, do not post public feeds or do anything else that attracts unnecessary attention. Contact a moderator instead and let them take care of the situation.

1.2 No begging allowed! Unless otherwise stated by themselves, do not message other members asking them for their money, items, free clicks or anything similar.


2. Posting in the forum

2.1 You may only speak English in our forums (with the exception of the Country Clan section).

2.2 When you post something in an existing thread, make sure that your reply fits to the topic of this thread. Your post should be useful for other members.

2.3 Please avoid SPAMing (Writing stupid pointless annoying messages) in your posts and also the abuse of smileys. Use them to express your feelings, but not to bug other members.

2.4 You may not make two posts in a row (double-posting). Exception: Personal threads like fanmade showcases.

2.5 You are not allowed to post your adoptables in the forum, excluding your own diary - for the purpose of showing only (in other words, no direct feed links). See also 2.5.1 for further exceptions.

2.5.1 The share widget feature is meant to be used in your signature or user profile only. However, you may post your Pokémon in your own diary from time to time, as long as this diary also contains other textual content.

2.6 If you want to create a new thread, make sure that you use the correct forum category for it and that the thread serves a purpose (in other words, no SPAM threads). Also try to avoid creating topics that already exist. Use the search function (the small magnifying glass in the bottom right corner of the main forum).


3. Trading with other users

3.1 Do not post trades with no intention of actually trading them. Uploading Pokémon only to advertise for something else defeats the purpose of the Global Trade Station and is uncalled-for.

3.2 No scam trades like passing off a regular Pokémon as something that it's not, e.g. special powered ("mega-able") or retro; or doing anything else that is considered acting deliberately unfair. This is valid for the whole site - including the Global Trade Station, the Auction House, the Gem Exchange and the forum.

3.3 Trading at your own risk. You and you alone are responsible for the trade arrangements you agree on - we will not get your belongings back for you in case of a disagreement. So always make sure you can trust your trading partners.

3.3.1 This especially applies to loans. Do not lend Pokémon, PokéDollar, etc. if the user cannot be trusted. In case of doubt, get some kind of security from your trading partner, e.g. a Pokémon of equal value.

3.4 No means no. Do not put pressure on your trading partners or try to talk them into a trade they do not feel comfortable with. If a user does not want to trade with you, please accept their decision and leave them alone.


4. Cheating

4.1 Cheating includes the use of external software to simplify any feature in this game, but also taking advantage of any kind of bug. It is absolutely forbidden to cheat in any way to ensure fairness between each player.

4.2 Do not spoil information about how to obtain badges to other members. It is likewise forbidden to ask other users for any kind of information regarding that matter. Getting badges is meant to be a personal goal that every user should accomplish for their own sake.


5. Multi-accounts/Account-sharing

5.1 Every person is allowed to have one player account. Any further account will be locked from this game. There is no exception for this rule.

5.2 You are not allowed to share your account with anyone. Do not give away your password; not even to your friends or family. This not only is to keep rule 5.1 but also to prevent others from taking away Pokémon, items, money, etc. from you.


6. Advertising

6.1 You may advertise for anything that is not related to this site in your signature, but nowhere else. This advertisement shouldn't be too flashy. You are not allowed to advertise for any website or product that is inappropriate for any group of users.


7. Illegal Content

7.1 You are not allowed to share any illegal content that is restricted regarding any official law. This refers especially to copyrighted material (e.g. music, images, videos etc.). 7.1.1 Do not claim someone else's work as your own (key word art theft).


8. Moderators and Administrators

8.1 Moderators and Administrators are responsible to ensure that every user obeys the rules. Their instructions are to be followed without discussion. They are responsible to create a pleasant atmosphere between users.


9. Copyright information

9.1This website is written by Tobias Baumeister (Riako). You may not copy any content without permission. Pokémon & Item names and sprites © 1995-2015 Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and Gamefreak. This website is to support the main game "Pokémon" and all its spin-offs.