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Rules Update [February 2021]

Forum-Index News Rules Update [February 2021]
CatLady
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 00:00 (2 Months ago)
Our sitewide rules have been updated again. All changes/extensions/deletions have been marked red for better overview. Please read them carefully; by continuing to come online on PokeHeroes, you signify your acceptance of these rules. Be aware that a violation of a rule may lead to a warning or an account-lock.


Please read the following rules carefully. Every user has to obey the rules. Being new, or not knowing about the rules, is not an excuse for not following them. Any violation of the rules will be punished with a warning. Note that multiple warnings can lead to a temporary or even permanent ban.


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, or to provide links to any material [e.g, images, videos, audio] that contains inappropriate content and/or language. It is likewise forbidden to deliberately cause trouble or to discriminate other users in any way. 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 Respect other people's boundaries. If a user, for whatever reason, chooses not to deal with you (anymore), please accept their decision. Do not force yourself on them and leave them be.
1.2.1 This includes adding users to a PalPad-group without warning. Ask first, add later.
1.3 No begging allowed! Unless otherwise stated by themselves, do not message other members asking them for their Pokémon, money, items, free clicks or anything similar, including unsolicited offers and advertising of any kind.

2. Contests
2.1 Any contest that requires payment needs to be approved here. This includes contests done through feeds. If it requires a trade or gift, it needs approval.
2.2 Giveaways do not require approval, as they don't require payment.


3. Posting in the forum
3.1 You may only speak English in our forums (with the exception of the Country Clan section).
3.2 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.
3.3 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.
3.4 You may not make two posts in a row (double-posting). Exception: Personal threads like fanmade showcases.
3.5 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 3.5.1 for further exceptions.
3.5.1 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.
3.6 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) at the top of the sub-forum.

4. Trading with other users
4.1 Do not post trades with no intention of actually trading them. Uploading trades addressing anything other than the Pokémon being set up defeats the purpose of the Global Trade Station and is uncalled-for. No form of advertisement is allowed.
4.2 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.
4.3 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.
4.3.1 Trades involving real money, or items that can be converted to real money, are not allowed on PokéHeroes.
4.3.2 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.
4.4 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.

5. Cheating, bug abuse and spoilers
5.1 Cheating includes the use of external software or specialized hardware (e.g. a mouse with two left-click buttons) 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.
5.2 Intentionally abusing a bug to harm the site in any way (e.g. its economy or community) is strictly forbidden. Bugs must be reported as soon as they are discovered, either in the Bugs/Complaints forum, or directly to Riako in case of very urgent and sensitive cases.
5.3
Do not spoil information about how to obtain badges or (and Harvest Sprites) to other members, unless explicitly asked. Answers are posted within spoiler-tags, so users who want to figure it out for themselves, have that choice.
5.3.1. Do not spoil new (Event-)Pokémon, items or other new features and additions (e.g. discovered through the means of data mining), before they have been added officially to the PokéDex or been obtained by at least one user.

6. Multi-accounts/Account-sharing
6.1 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.
6.2 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 6.1 but also to prevent others from taking away Pokémon, items, money, etc. from you.
6.3 If you know someone has a multi-account, don't cover for them. Report them.

7. Advertising
7.1 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 other websites, unless you're linking to your profile directly or displaying user-created content. You are not allowed to advertise for any website that is inappropriate for any group of users.

8. Illegal content
8.1 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.).
8.1.1 Do not claim someone else's work as your own (key word art theft). When using art you didn't create, credit should be given to the artist. Search engines are never the artist.

9. Moderators and Administrators
9.1 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.

10. Copyright information
10.1 This website is written by Riako. You may not copy any content without permission.
Pokémon & Item names and sprites © 1995-2020 Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and Gamefreak.
This website is to support the main game "Pokémon" and all its spin-offs.
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~marble
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 00:16 (2 Months ago)
If Ill conduct a contest that requires only plushy as payment, would it still needs approval?

If well post the approval of contest in the link of the forum above, is there any way to differentiate if the contest is a "forum-based" or "feed-based" one?

EDIT: Oh, ok. Thank you. :)


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CatLady
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 00:31 (2 Months ago)
1. I'm inclined to say "yes", but I'll present the question to the fellow Mods.

2. You can simply post that in the thread, right? You can use the post to keep track of the users that entered, so it's not like there's no use to the thread you made (;
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Greggory_Lee
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 01:01 (2 Months ago)
the adjustment to 5.1 seems a little confusing. What benefit does a double left click mouse truly offer and how would it be tracked and not confused for something like someone just holding both of their hands over a regular mouse and clicking the left click in a rhythm, or doing something similar on a laptop's trackpad/left click or a smart device?

It seems like it could potentially either kill interactions from the fear of ban/warning or have people being wrongfully reprimanded for seeming like they're triggering it somehow, thats where the confusion comes in I think.

And rule 7, I have an image link that directs you to my profile on another game, is that now a violation of this rule or what :v


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CatLady
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 01:11 (2 Months ago)
It's not so much an adjustment as it is an explicit statement. Any modifying of hardware is not allowed, as for what benefit? How about being able to click, without having to wait microseconds for the button to be completely up again? It might not sound like a lot, but those tiny instances do add up.

Of course we take into account that someone might simply be using two fingers on the same button, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be on the look-out for people trying to code their way through an easy click.


I'm a little confused on why you'd think rule 7 forbids using an image to link to your profile? It says it in the rules; linking directly to your profile is fine, which your image is.
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Greggory_Lee
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 01:19 (2 Months ago)
Ah I see, I think I get it now as I think I recall a case somewhere where someone was able to re-map a mouse's scroll wheel to function as a left-click for some idle clicker game or somethin. That makes sense to me as hardware manipulation in the case of microseconds.

And i think my confusion from 7 is that i don't rly have a reference point to anything else one might advertise, but glad to know mine is fine in that regard ahah,


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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 03:13 (2 Months ago)
I have a followup question relating to the 5.1 rule. Would this include using multiple devices to interact? For example, a laptop and a smartphone with two different clicklists. You could have a the newest adoption clicklist, and a friend storage running to have two different large clicklists. This provides an advantage as you can interact twice as fast to a player with one device.

CatLady
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 03:18 (2 Months ago)
Unless either of these devices has been tampered with, it wouldn't.
Also, you'd get your clicks twice as fast [but not really, as you automatically slow down], but you'll also get tired faster.
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TDS911
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 06:13 (2 Months ago)
Seems good. At least I'm Family Friendly Christian Player. It's good
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RoyalGecko
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 06:23 (2 Months ago)
What if I already know what some of the new Galar pokemon look like due to our Duck Overlord? Just dont share them and I'm good, or was this an elaborate plot he made, lol?

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CatLady
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 06:24 (2 Months ago)
You're the second one claiming Riako did it just because of them x'D
Just don't share them and it'll be fine.
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Collecting Lovely Larvesta and Silly Seel Plushies~
Looking for Ice Gems and Flying Gems here! Help me hunt a Shiny Articuno!
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RoyalGecko
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 06:28 (2 Months ago)
Follow up question, what if I get bribed by Riako to bribe you to bribe Bokuto to bribe me to share the pokemon? Or if I got hacked

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CatLady
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 06:33 (2 Months ago)
Good luck with that bribe, I doubt anything is gonna come from it.
If you got hacked, I hope you'd have bigger things to worry about than whether someone is gonna leak a sprite from your account.
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Kitties! Riako has no idea what he unleashed with that update🙀
Collecting Lovely Larvesta and Silly Seel Plushies~
Looking for Ice Gems and Flying Gems here! Help me hunt a Shiny Articuno!
(You can win your own non-shiny Articuno in return)
Breeding events for the cause here!
-Eeveeon-
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 07:51 (2 Months ago)
I was the first one who claimed that riako made the rule because of me, XD so, for raffles, we need permission? *through feeds*
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*MuddyUnicorn*
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 08:08 (2 Months ago)
✨About rule 7, advertising:
On my profile I've linked the sources of people's accounts as credits, because I use their images(eg. custom plushies). Is that a break against another rule, because I advertise another profile(not only ph accounts) or not?
Also I've linked an 1 hr documentation on my profile, because I'm done with prejudices and it's for everybody who is interested. Is that also advertisement and should be taken out or can it stay on my profile?

✨Rule 5, spoilers:
This also includes the PH Times, correct? Like showing the newest plushies in spoilers, because it has been found in the missing plushie pile, instead of the missing button in dream world?
What happens if the writer of the article has discovered it through another user, but because it's so early the new discovery, not many others has seen it as well, are they allowed to write about the new plushie or not?

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Riako
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 10:13 (2 Months ago)
Just a few words regarding our intentions behind changing rule 7:
We want to forbid things like "hey download app game XY" or "buy these great shoes from this website". We have no intentions, however, to forbid links to people's drawings, (YouTube) videos, profiles etc. I think common sense is going to play an important rule here again. If you're just showing someone something for entertainment, it's basically fine. If you're trying to advertise a product or service, it's not.

Rule 5: if the plushie image can be found already somewhere on PH it's okay to share it. However, I think I already fixed the bug where new plushies were shown in the missing plushies pile before they were officially released.
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 10:20 (2 Months ago)
So interact with more as 1 Device is allowed?
I'm confused since got said it's against Rules
CatLady
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 10:39 (2 Months ago)
I'm not sure who told you that, but multiple devices has never been against the rules. Nothing changed in that regard, so it's still allowed, as long as the interactions are done by yourself.
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Kitties! Riako has no idea what he unleashed with that update🙀
Collecting Lovely Larvesta and Silly Seel Plushies~
Looking for Ice Gems and Flying Gems here! Help me hunt a Shiny Articuno!
(You can win your own non-shiny Articuno in return)
Breeding events for the cause here!
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 10:42 (2 Months ago)
I still have a question
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CatLady
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Posted: Sat, 06/02/2021 10:48 (2 Months ago)
. . . Then ask it?
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Kitties! Riako has no idea what he unleashed with that update🙀
Collecting Lovely Larvesta and Silly Seel Plushies~
Looking for Ice Gems and Flying Gems here! Help me hunt a Shiny Articuno!
(You can win your own non-shiny Articuno in return)
Breeding events for the cause here!