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Updated to include "child sex abusers" in section 2.11.

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Qutenkuddly

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1.1 Display Names
All display names must be at least three (3) non-white-space characters. Furthermore, to facilitate search functionality, we would ask that any display name contain at least two (2) consecutive non-white-space characters. Users may change their display names six (6) times per year (365 days). Names found to be too short or otherwise inappropriate (this includes vulgar/profane words and words that are against the ToS) may be changed without warning though the Admod Team will attempt to contact the user in question before any changes are made where it is not considered urgent. To learn how to change your display name, click here.

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1.1 Display Names
All display names must be at least three (3) non-white-space characters. Furthermore, to facilitate search functionality, we would ask that any display name contain at least two (2) consecutive non-white-space characters. Users may change their display names eight (8) times per year (365 days). Names found to be too short or otherwise inappropriate (this includes vulgar/profane words and words that are against the ToS) may be changed without warning though the Admod Team will attempt to contact the user in question before any changes are made where it is not considered urgent. To learn how to change your display name, click here.

 

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4.2 Complaints and reports from members
If members have concerns regarding matters on AVEN, they are encouraged to inform either a Moderator or Administrator of their concern. If they encounter a post or a member they think breaks the rule of the forum, they should contact an Admod or use the Report function and not engage in direct confrontation. To know how to report a post, a member or a PM, click here. To know who is the right moderator to contact in each forum, click here.

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4.2 Complaints and reports from members
If members have concerns regarding matters on AVEN, they are encouraged to inform either a Moderator or Administrator of their concern. If they encounter a post or a member they think breaks the rule of the forum, they should contact an Admod or use the Report function and not engage in direct confrontation. For more on how to report an issue and how such reports are handled, please click here. To know who is the right moderator to contact in each forum, click here.

 

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On 8/5/2005 at 11:25 AM, Cate Perfect said:

1.4 Sock accounts and Proxy IP addresses
As a member, you agree to register and maintain one account only. Multiple accounts are not allowed unless under circumstances requesting approval by the Admod Team & PT for Vis-Ed. Sock accounts created outside of this process will be subject to merging or deactivation. Members discovered to have multiple accounts may be issued with official warnings or banned from the forum. Furthermore, the following shall also apply to sock accounts: should any member account be used to flame, bully, antagonize, insult, threaten, stalk or harass the members/staff of the site, the account holder will be subject to discipline potentially leading up to banning and informing the user's ISP and/or the proper authorities as the law permits.

 

Blatant abuse of proxy, dynamic, or otherwise hidden IP addresses (collectively known as proxy IP addresses) will not be tolerated. Proxy IP addresses are used to hide the identity of the poster. Usually, this is done by spambots, trolls, and sock puppet accounts. Although usage of proxy IP addresses is highly discouraged, there may be legitimate reasons for doing so; such usage will be judged on a case-by-case basis. An account using a proxy IP address without a legitimate reason will not be eligible to run for an AVEN office.

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On 8/5/2005 at 11:25 AM, Cate Perfect said:

1.4 Sock accounts and Proxy IP addresses
As a member, you agree to register and maintain one account only. Multiple accounts are not allowed unless under circumstances requesting approval by the Admod Team & PT for Vis-Ed. Sock accounts created outside of this process will be subject to merging or deactivation. Members discovered to have multiple accounts may be issued with official warnings or banned from the forum. Furthermore, the following shall also apply to sock accounts: should any member account be used to flame, bully, antagonize, insult, threaten, stalk or harass the members/staff of the site, the account holder will be subject to discipline potentially leading up to banning and informing the user's ISP and/or the proper authorities as the law permits.

 

Blatant abuse of proxy, dynamic, or otherwise hidden IP addresses (collectively known as proxy IP addresses) will not be tolerated. Proxy IP addresses are used to hide the identity of the poster. This is done by many spambots, trolls, and sock puppet accounts. 

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Clause 1.1 Display names changed from

 

1.1 Display Names
All display names must be at least three (3) non-white-space characters. Furthermore, to facilitate search functionality, we would ask that any display name contain at least two (2) consecutive non-white-space characters. Users may change their display names eight (8) times per year (365 days). Names found to be too short or otherwise inappropriate (this includes vulgar/profane words and words that are against the ToS) may be changed without warning though the Admod Team will attempt to contact the user in question before any changes are made where it is not considered urgent. To learn how to change your display name, click here.

 

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1.1 display names

 

All display names must be at least 3 (three) non-white-space characters. Furthermore, to facilitate search functionality, we would ask that all display names contain at least 2 (two) consecutive non-white-space characters. Also, the first two non-white-space characters must be easily found on a standard English language keyboard. Letters, numbers, common symbols, a pair of full stops (..) are acceptable. Users may change their display names eight (8) times per calendar year (365 days). Names found to be too short or otherwise inappropriate (this includes vulgar or profane words, and words which are against the Terms of Service ToS) may be changed without notice though the Admod Team will attempt to contact the user in question before any changes are made where it is not considered urgent. To learn how to change your display name click HERE.

This amendment is not retroactive, so people will not be forced to change existing names. However any name changes will have to comply with the new rules

 

This is to make tagging members easier, and to amend an ambiguous wording

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