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PostSubject: Heitehu Chat Rules   Heitehu Chat Rules Icon_m10Sat 19 Jan 2013, 16:55

Welcome to the list of rules here on Heitehu, there maybe rules here that are not on other Chatsites, so be sure to read through these rules! They are substitute to change at any time.

"But I didn't know!" is not an acceptable excuse on Heitehu. As
 soon as you have registered, you have agreed to be subject to these rules
 as well as our Terms of Service. Before
 you participate in this site, you must read them all the way through. Also
 bear in mind that you are responsible for whatever happens on your
 account so keep your password a secret. If someone uses your
 account and gets banned, this ban will count towards you in the future -
 no exceptions. This includes allowing others to use your email account(s) to gain access to Heitehu. Bans can be as short as 12 hours or as long as forever
 depending on your behavior and counting strikes. We typically go by the
 3-strikes rule, but some special people manage to earn permanent bans on
 their first or second try.

Chat Rating is PG-13:
 Our chat is based in the Australia, and so we follow our particular
 brand of PG-13 rules. We are not aiming for Disney - think more like
 The Simpson's. We do NOT go by: "Well if they don't like it, the
 minority can leave!" No conversations over PG-13 in the public rooms no
 matter how old anyone is or if they're all okay with it or not. All
 R-rated conversations belong in private rooms, period. Your profile and
 username are also subject to this rule, because they are visible to
 anyone at anytime. There is a bit more clarification on what PG-13
 means (swearing, drugs, etc.) later in this rules page.

 Without further ado, here are the RULES:

 A. Harassment

 1. General Harassment
 "To irritate or torment persistently." Harassment covers a broad area.
 Harassment can be (but is not limited to): cursing, name-calling, sexual
 innuendoes, sexual harassment, racial slurs, gay bashing, stalking, or
 anything else one person can do to annoy another.

 2. Begging
 The soliciting of funds, favors or items (artwork, poses etc.) is not
 allowed. Begging in the public rooms and/or continuous and repeated
 solicitation is a type of harassment and could get you kicked from the

 3. Spam
 This can be movement and/or text. Clicking all over the screen may slow
 down some people's connections. Typing nonstop is also known as
 "flooding" and it fills up the scroll bar, which is highly annoying to
 others. There is no specific limit about how much you can use capitals,
 but be aware that in online-lingo, it is considered "yelling", and if you
 do it constantly, it will constitute spam.

 4. Death & Suicide Threats
 We have absolutely zero tolerance for death threats. Talking about
 killing, how to kill, threatening someone with murder, or anything of
 that sort is not allowed. This rule still applies to the RP
 (role-play) rooms. We also ask that you not talk about causing
 self-harm on the chat: it can really affect other people emotionally,
 often due to personal experiences in their lives, and though it may
 seem callous, we need to watch out for everyone. These are the minimum ban lengths you will incur for the following death threat scenarios:3 days to a Week for Roleplay based death Threats in a Roleplay or Private room 1 Month for Roleplay based death threats outside of a Roleplay or Private room.A permanent ban will be placed if the death threat is not felt to be of a Roleplay like nature.

 5. Virus & Hacker Threats
 We have absolutely zero tolerance for any kind of threat of sending
 viruses or hacking. Don't talk about hacking, share tricks or links, or
 have anything to do with it. Threats directly against the site are taken
 extremely seriously. Special consequence for Virus & Hacker Threats:
 Instant permanent ban.

 6. Propositioning Minors
 Heitehu makes every effort to keep its chat environment enjoyable and
 safe for all users that visit. Heitehu has a lot of younger members, and
 as such, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY type of illegal enticement of minors AT
 This includes but is not limited to:
 Offering minors drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, cybering, yiffing - this
 includes role play.
 Important Information Regarding Propositions to a Minor:
 (1) If you proposition a minor to participate in any illegal
 activity, you will be permanently banned from all Chatlands sites, not
 just this one. Instances of propositioning minors will be reported to
 the appropriate Internet Service Provider (ISP) and/or legal
 (2) As a reminder: by your act of participating in Heitehu.com, you
 have already agreed to abide by our rules and you have already agreed
 to our terms of use. Any evidence of
 unlawful acts taking place on Heitehu will be turned over to the
 appropriate ISP as well as possible law enforcement.
 (3) If we have a reasonable suspicion that any involvement with
 a minor is unethical in our sole judgment, WE WILL BAN YOU, without
 warning, even if this situation occurs in a "role play" or
 "pretend" atmosphere.
 Please Remember: The Heitehu administration cannot be everywhere at
 once, so it is up to YOU, as a user, to report any suspicious activity
 to the Heitehu administration team quickly. We will follow up all
 allegations as soon as we can, and we will take necessary and
 appropriate action as required.
 Important note: If an incident happens outside of Heitehu, on systems
 over which Heitehu admins, and/or wunderwood LLC, have no control
 (for example: if the users are communicating via instant messengers
 such as MSN, AIM, YIM, or perhaps via an email messages on
 hotmail.com, gmail.com, etc), we aren't able to help. If you are a
 child and you have a problem, WE STRONGLY ADVISE that that you notify
 your parents or other responsible adult and get their help. They should
 contact those responsible for the service (such as AOL for AIM
 messenges, Microsoft for hotmail.com type emails, Google for gmail.com
 type emails, etc). Be sure to save all information and any history of
 the problem, as this will help the authorities as they work to solve
 this problem.
 As always, WE STRONGLY ADVISE everyone: do not give out personal
 contact information such as phone numbers, street address, real life
 names or the name of your school, any information that helps
 someone else you met online locate you in real life. No exceptions.

 7. Harassing an Administrator
 Everyone deserves respect, of course, but these guys pitch in a little
 more than your average user. They accept the job knowing that they may
 make mistakes, that they may face constructive criticism, and that they
 take on these extra responsibilities without pay. You also accept the
 responsibilities as a member, knowing that the Administration is not
 perfect. Do not tell an Admin that "they suck", or how bad they are at
 their job. Do not beg for your poses to be accepted, or yell at an
 Administrator for banning you or someone you know. Do not constantly ask
 how to become an Admin or ask to be made an Admin. Do not harass them
 openly in any way. If you have a problem with how a Heitehu Admin has
 handled a situation, or with some other aspect of their behavior, please
 fill out a Problem Ticket, or get in contact with a Alpha.

 8. Trolling on Other Chatlands' Sites
 If you go on any Chatlands site for the purpose of harassing,
 disrupting, disturbing the peace, or trolling, the punishment is a
 minimum of a one week ban from ALL Chatlands sites,
 not just the one where the incident took place. Any attempt to deliberately
 cause strife or to disrupt others on any Chatlands site is
 treated as an attack against all Chatlands sites.

 9. False Reports
 Falsely reporting another user is completely unacceptable. If you file
 a report against a user, and we determine that it is not true, you will
 receive a warning, or if serious enough, a temporary ban. If you do this
 multiple times, you will receive a temporary ban from the chat as a result.

 10. Ban Hopping
 If you are currently banned from the chat site, and you try to access
 the chat on another account, this is called ban hopping. Doing so will
 cause that account to be banned as well. Every time you do this, your
 ban time will increase. This can eventually lead to a permanent ban if
 you do it too many times.

 11. Account Responsibility
 You are responsible for everything that happens on your account,
 whether or not you did it. If someone accesses your account and they get
 a warning or a ban, it will count against you as though you
 did it. If a banned user accesses your account and gets it banned as
 well, it will stay banned at the same length of time as their account,
 even if it is a permanent ban. If this should happen, you may
 submit a problem ticket to inform us that this is the case, and we will
 keep it in mind for future reference, so we don't base any possible
 future bans you may receive off of the other users issues. Keep in mind
 that if you try to access the chat on another account, it will still be
 considered ban hopping, and will be enforced as per the rules above.

 12. Using your Avatar to harass other

 Using poses like "Attack" and "Growl" for instance to harass other users,
 meaning disturbing them or playing with them against their will, is not
 allowed. Poses can be used for fun in any rooms, public or RP, and as much
 as you like, but they are not there to deliberately disturb other users. Remember to respect the space of others.

 13. Cursing and Language
 In general, you can use a couple of the lighter words a few times. Be
 extremely sparing with your harsh swears. Twice is too many. Do not swear
 AT people. Excessive swearing can get you kicked from a room and/or

 14. Drug Advertisement
 Chatting about legal substances is allowed (ex: forms of alcohol,
 cigarettes). Talk of illegal or prescription drugs for informational
 purposes is also allowed (ex: This illegal drug has many side effects.)
 Any talk of illegal or prescription drugs in an un-tasteful manner is not
 allowed. (ex: Oh man. That -insert drug here- was so good. I got so
 wasted last night.)

 15. Sexual Content
 Sexual slang is not to be heard at all in a sexual context, and minimally
 in general. Do not be graphic. "Cybering" or "yiffing" (role-playing
 sexual acts) is to be kept to a whisper or private rooms. Mimicking
 sexual positions with your poses is also severely frowned upon, and is
 not allowed in public rooms.

 16. Private Rooms
 In your room, be it temporary or permanent, you are your own Alpha, and
 you can pick your own rating and you can kick out whoever you want for
 whatever reason. In someone else's room, you are subject to their laws.
 If you don't like someone's rules in their room, just go somewhere else.
 If they are violating one of the special consequence rules, such as
 a death threat, a hack threat, or propositioning a minor, you should
 report the violation to an Administrator immediately.

 C. Other

 17. Role-Playing
 We are not going to discriminate against you for RP'ing and jump on you
 at the mention of "mates", but do not assume everyone wants to RP with
 you. Asking people repeatedly "Will you be my mate?" constitutes
 harassment; Asking someone multiple times to "be your mate"/"be in
 your pack", asking random users these types of things, or entering a
 room and asking if anyone wants to "be your mate"/"join your pack"
 etc, is not allowed. Please
We have a few rooms that are specifically set up
 for hopeful RP'ers to meet and interact with others sharing a common
 interest in role play. You will also discover several private rooms in
 the Transistor Isles or The Circuit Board that are set up for (and interested in) role
 play. Outside of those types of rooms, do not bother other
and they shouldn't bother you either. Please refrain
 from full RPing in all other public rooms and remember, again, that
 Heitehu does not consider itself to be a role play site aside from
 those specific RP rooms designated for role play. Thank you for your
 understanding and cooperation.


   Example of Full RP'ing:
   "She came home after a long hunt, tired and weary, happy to see the rest
   of her pack."
   "He rushed over and nuzzled her, happy she was back."

18. Art Theft
 Please see the Art FAQ for further explanation. Art Theft is taken very
 seriously on Heitehu. This includes using a pose on this chat when the
 artist has made it public they do not wish their work to be used here,
 modifying poses that the artist has asked not to be messed with,
 uploading work that is not your own without the artist's permission, and
 more. If you ever have a question regarding the rights of a pose, please
 contact a member of the Art
. Special consequence for Art Theft:

 3 day ban for First Offense
 2 week ban for Second Offense
 Permanent ban for Third Offense

 19. Multiple Accounts
 Multiple accounts in the same room controlled by the same person are
 not allowed. You can pay for as many as you want and different family
 members may have their own account but if we learn you are logging into
 the same room with multiple accounts all of the accounts will be banned.

 20. Disturbing the Peace
 Generally, "Disturbing the Peace" might mean many things, but on Heitehu
 it means behaving in ways that are deliberately upsetting or unsettling
 to people within the community, deliberately causing emotional grief, or
 trauma. Now, this may not be a crime, but it is taken very seriously here.
 An example of "disturbing the peace" would be faked reports of deaths,
 suicides, car accidents, abductions, etc. So, don't go around telling
 deliberate lies in order to cause commotion. Not only is it rude, it may
 also get you banned.

21. Links to Inappropriate Content
As a service to our users, the Heitehu chat software automatically
 converts web addresses that are typed in as "speech" into clickable
 links. These web links open up a new browser window and display the
 content found at that web address. These links are typically for sites
 that are external to this website and are thus not under the control of
 wunderwood LLC. Please note that wunderwood LLC is not responsible for
 any content displayed when a link takes you to an external website.
Any user who enters a link to a page with pornographic images, outwardly
racist content, a "shock site", extreme violence, or a site designed to affect
computer performance in a negative way, may be permanently banned without
warning. Heitehu has a very small "black list" of websites, should any website
on this list be posted in a public or private room an immediate system
placed permanent ban will be placed on your account. Additionally, any user
posting a link with excessive gore, sexually explicit content, or any otherwise
offensive or inappropriate content content, in a public room or in their sniff,
may be banned. These bans usually begin at a 2 week length but can be higher
if the content of the link is extreme enough. If you have any doubts about a
particular link, DO NOT POST IT ON Heitehu.We reserve the right to judge
instances where inappropriate content is linked in public or private
rooms on a case-by-case basis.

22. Discussing Bans
You are not allowed to discuss bans, you can state you were banned. But that's
as far as talking of bans is allowed. Under no circumstances, should you ever
complain about being banned on another chat and should NEVER give the
reason as to why you have received a ban. No excuses.

23. Chatlands Site Bashing
The bashing of a site owner or an individual chat (Fox Paradise ect.), this also
includes FORMER Chatsites like Mystical Realms, will not be tolerated here.
You can have your opinion of others sites, but if it's negative in any way, keep it to yourself.
Alpha - Owner - ART Staff
Alpha - Owner - ART Staff


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