be aware that the rules and policies of the community are subject to change!
you should make it practice to occasionally review them!
actions taken on an account:
the administrations has the reserved right to act on any account at any time without explanation or reason. all actions are obviously taken with the interests of the community in mind. these action include, but certainly are not limited to: complete lock of the account, removal of posting rights, removal of messaging rights, removal of profile permissions, and banning from community accessories such as chat. be aware that happypimpin operates under a strict and fair administration, with absolutely no tolerance.
first and foremost:
the members of happypimpin are expected to behave with at least a hint of common sense!
just because an action is not explicitly detailed herein does not mean it may not be considered abusive.
if your course of action is questionable, we strongly recommend you consult an administrator before proceeding!
there is no single round removal!
actions taken against an account are applied community wide!
be aware that any account convicted of abuse of any kind is forbidden from returning after a lock is placed on their account. you have one chance here: once you demonstrate an ignorance towards the community and its policies, you are no longer welcome. should we find a returning account, it will again be locked, no matter the behavior since return. we've said it a thousand times: happypimpin has been presented for the honest pimps, and we'll do all in our power to protect them.
one account per member!
this is the number one violation, and perhaps the quickest to resolve. no matter of behavior, the moment we find any single member controlling more than one account, all accounts associated with that member will immediately be locked! this includes accessing another players account for any reason, or allowing anyone other than yourself to access yours no matter of their own status (or lack of) in the community.
multiple users / shared computers
yes, multiple users from a single location is permitted, but must adhere to specific policies concerning this. be certain to have reported the fact that you are using a shared computer! should your account come under investigation, either by report or random selection, and additional accounts are found without reporting the shared system, you can very easily be mistaken as a multi, and find your accounts locked! users from shared computers are forbidden from interacting! they should be either played in different 'cities', played inside the same crew, or played in different rounds entirely! you'll find we have measures in place to help deter risks of violation of these rules. if two accounts from a shared system act and behave in the fashions of a multi, we have no choice but to consider them as such. so long as they do not interact, you'll find you're quite safe from administrative actions.
pimp to pimp donations and/or consolidation
under no circumstances are you permitted to intentionally leave your character vulnerable for the purpose of transferring hoes, thugs, or money to another character! again, when accounts begin to behave in such a manner, the administration has no choice but to consider a multi risk! there is one exception to this rule, and even yet should be approached with caution: purchasing rock at an inflated price from a fellow crew member. please note it said fellow crew member: characters financing each other outside of their crews is forbidden, and may lead to action against your account.
attempts to access an account other than your own
not a common problem, but a serious one none the less. no member of the administration will ever ask you for your password! if anyone requests that information from you, report it to email@example.com, or if in game messages, forward the message to the administration. if you are found having so much as asked another player for information to access their account, you will be locked.
quitters and the opportune hits against them
many players may join and find themselves not happy with their position in a round, or not happy with their performance in the games. if you opt to quit around, quietly walk away. do not broadcast the poor condition of your stable! if you are attacking a character that has quit a round, so long as they have not made the poor condition known, congratulations on your lucky find. however, if it is found that you had inside information to those opportune hits, be it from announcement on profile of the quitter or by messaging of any kind, again actions may be taken against your account. this can be related to the common sense rule: this sort of act is clearly not fair play.
bugs, and the abuse of
bugs should immediately be reported via the linkage in the games or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. if your are found to have used a bug to your advantage, your account will certainly be locked. additionally, if you're found to have had a working knowledge of a bug and did not report it, it is also is considered to be abuse!
mischief in general
an extension of our policy on bugs, but directed more to those more likely to abuse them: happypimpin currently is operating 100% bug free to the best of our knowledge, however as features are added and/or enhanced, there exists the possibility of creating new ones. know that the engine behind the game was designed with our intentions of fairness in mind, and as such numerous 'traps' are in place to find risk members. mischievous behavior quite likely will result in the engine automatically locking your account or recording for an admins review. keep in mind there's not a form of abuse we haven't seen before, so we build to protect.
fight your own fights. the act of supering can best be described as coordinated attacks & cooperated efforts with members of another crew, or coercing another character to fight your fights for you, be it former crew members or friends in the games. note that crews are limited to 20 members. using players from outside of your crew to assist the crew if forbidden. truces (arrangements between crews to not hit each others members) are permitted! there is no rule that ever commands that you must attack another person or crew.
another form of supering forbidden: posting of 'gun checks' or the results of attacks on any message board other than your private crew members board is not allowed, and will lead to the removal of your posting rights.
in a text based game, your words can carry allot of weight. it is best to think of the use of the communities various message boards and messaging options as a granted right: a right that can easily and quickly be removed. 'trash talk' is a big part of the game, and the administration will not act against foul language. this is why you'll find the ignore options on these boards and message action. if you find another player offensive, simply ignore him. the communication that will lead to actions is any racial commentary or threats, be it of physical or electronic nature. emotions can run high inside the games. so long as your threats are at the person as a character, and not the person themselves, your rights will remain intact. additionally, you'll find that unlike countless other communities, we do not filter posts. you can freely state the names of other communities, however once these posts cross the line into advertising and/or spam, you'll likely have these rights removed.
profile & media content
your profile is your face in the game. we currently allow jpg, gif, png, and swf format media in profile & crew screens. a simple rule is r rated content at worst. absolutely no pornographic material is permitted! a little 't&a;' is fine, but don't cross the line, or you'll find your abilities to customize your profile removed. homepages: links to noncommercial sites only. further, your profile comments are bound by the above policies on communications.
your right to appeal
aside from automated actions by the engine itself, when an account is locked, an email will be sent to the address on file within the account. this email will include reference information for your accounts review. if you wish to appeal the actions taken on your account, reply to this email (with the reference information intact), detailing the situation, and why you feel a primary administrator should overrule these actions. appeals received without this reference information (if applicable), or received from an email other than that which is on file, will be ignored. your right to appeal also applies to the revocation of communication and profile rights. all communication concerning abuse should be directed to email@example.com
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