The Rules of Rescreatu



Site Rules

In the event that any situation occurs and causes an issue, but is not addressed in the rules, it is at the discretion of staff to make a decision and take action regarding this. The use of "loopholes" in an attempt to get away with behavior that is inappropriate will not be tolerated.

1. Be respectful to each other. There will be no harassment toward staff or users for any reason. Personal insults, name calling, degrading remarks, and other such harassment will not be tolerated. If a user is being rude, do not fight back. Report it immediately and ignore it.

2. Each person can register ONE ACCOUNT ONLY. No multiple accounts are to be made. If you are found using more than one account, both accounts will be banned without warning. This includes sharing an account with another family member, friend, etc. which will be treated as a multiple account.

3. Do not abuse glitches. If you find any form of bug or glitch, please use the Support Ticket system to report it. Abusing a glitch will mean that all of the profit from the glitch will be removed from your account. Purposeful and extensive abuse will result in an account ban.

4. The decisions of the staff are final. Any complaints or arguments can be addressed to the staff via the Support Ticket system and will be impartially reviewed. Do not make your disagreements with staff decisions public.

5. Do not advertise other petsites. While we permit the discussion of other petsites, we do not allow advertisements of any sort. This includes referral links or links or banners inviting the members of Rescreatu to join another petsite.

6. Users of all ages will be present on Rescreatu. Inappropriate, rude, or offensive content will not be tolerated anywhere on the site - even when discussing politics or religion. The use of sexual innuendo/double entendres is NOT permitted. Use of inappropriate content may subject your account to an instant ban. Masking a curse word through any means is not permitted. Words such as "ass", "hell", "damn", and "crap" are allowed, but only when not used toward another user. Swear words other than these will not be tolerated. Acronyms containing disallowed swear words are not permitted anywhere on site.

7. Scamming and attempting to cheat other users out of items or tu will not be tolerated on any level. Users found to be scamming will be dealt with appropriately. Asking for passwords or other account details will also lead to users being warned or banned. STAFF MEMBERS WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR YOUR PASSWORD.

8. Rescreatu is not, and never will be, a dating site. Asking for a boyfriend/girlfriend will result in a warning and possible suspension of your account. Discussion of boyfriends/girlfriends is okay, as long as there are no explicit details. Shows of affection such as kissing and cuddling on the shoutbox or anywhere on site where every other user can see is heavily discouraged and you may be asked to stop by any member who is uncomfortable. Please respect this.

9. If something is illegal in the real world, then it will be illegal here. If illegal material is posted we will remove the inappropriate material and warn you. Continuation to post inappropriate material will result in a site ban. Inappropriate usernames or pet names are treated no differently and will be changed or deleted. Real word names such as "cocaine" will be considered okay to be kept unless the name is used for inappropriate purposes. Discussing the use of any illegal drugs in the shoutbox or anywhere on-site is prohibited.

10. Excessive begging in any area of the website is prohibited and you may be warned or banned if you are found doing so. Begging includes asking for anything for free or at a value that is significantly less than the pet or item's worth. Unless invited by the user, you may not ask a quitting user for items, credits, tu or pets. Doing so is considered rude and begging.

11. We apologize, but our staff members cannot speak all the languages we would necessarily like to. Staff need to know what you are saying to effectively moderate so messages in any language other than English are not allowed.

12. The theft of Rescreatu images or copyright material will result in an instant ban of your account and also possible legal action. There will be selected images and material available to users in the form of a fansite package, but use of anything outside of this will be classed as theft. Any art, graphics, writing, or coding created by any user on the site may not be used without permission from the original creator of the content. Always ask permission before taking, using or editing anything of this nature that is not yours. Failure to do this may result in warnings or a ban.

13. Do not ask for personal information. Asking for a person's last name, town, house number, school, phone number, or any other very personal information is forbidden! You may ask for country, state, gender, age, or a nickname. If you want another user's email, ask through Rmail! Giving out another user's personal information will result in your account being banned. You are not entitled to give out such information on this site and are putting the safety of another user at risk.

14. Discussion of banned users is strongly discouraged, but you may briefly mention them on occasion. If a banned user feels they have been wrongly banned, they can use this email to appeal their ban: rescreatucontact [AT] gmail.com. If it is not you that has been banned, DO NOT CONTACT US ABOUT IT. Failure to obey to this rule will result in warnings.

15. The sale of anything for cash (in any currency) by anyone but the site itself is against the rules. Selling or buying anything in this manner will lead to all accounts involved being banned. No user may sell anything for actual cash on Rescreatu, including art. There are other websites available to you such as Deviantart where you can conduct your business. If you have any information about user(s) selling anything for real money, please alert staff! Rescreatu also does not allow off-site trading of any sort. Participation in any off-site trading will lead to an account ban.

16. Raffles, contests, and other prize-awarding games that are not sponsored by Rescreatu are all "enter at your own risk." There will be no refunds given from staff for any of these. If a user is found to have been scamming, cheating, or breaking the rules in any way, appropriate action will be taken against them, but no refunds will be made by staff in these situations.

17. Staff members are NOT an exception to the Website Rules. Failure to abide by them will result in their staff position being terminated. Staff members are role models for the Rescreatu community. A consistently high standard of behavior is expected of them at all times. If you find a staff member breaking the rules, please report this to the head of their department or to an administrator.

18. Constructive critism of Rescreatu and its content is welcome, but comments like "*petsite* is better than Rescreatu" and "I don't like Rescreatu" may lead to warnings or bans. All the staff have worked hard on the site and we are proud that it is different! If you don't want to be here, you are free to leave. When posting comments on the news updates, please keep this rule in mind. Excessively negative comments will be censored, and irrelevant comments will be deleted. When commenting on an update, we ask that complaints and other heavy critique or negative feedback is reserved for the forums, where you are absolutely welcome to discuss and debate the news in full as long as the discussion does not break any rules.

Chat Rules

All listed rules must be adhered to if you wish to use the chatrooms here at Rescreatu. Continued and repeated failure to abide by them can result in the permanent suspension of your chatroom privileges. The COPPA law requires that users be at least 13 years of age to use a chatroom without parental consent, and by this age you should be mature enough to abide by any rules set in place. If you are under 13 and your parents would like to give consent to chat, please have them fill out this form.

1. Please do not mini-mod. If staff are in the chatroom, any issues that may arise will be dealt with. If staff are not present and someone is breaking the rules, you may politely point out to them that a rule is being broken. If the behavior continues, submit a report either via Support Ticket or by rmailing a Support Staff member with a screenshot or the username of the offender, including the date and time. Chat sessions are logged.

2. Please show respect to all members regardless of position. When encountering a user who is new to the site or shoutbox, do not engage in rude behavior but instead welcome the user and offer help if they are asking for it. Rude comments about being a "noob" are inappropriate.

3. Begging is not allowed on any area of Rescreatu, including the chatroom. Stating that you are a new member who does not have much and asking for donations is considered begging. Asking to be sent unwanted items or pets is considered begging. Asking for donations of TU is considered begging. If you need help obtaining something, ask for advice on how to make the TU to earn it instead.

4. If you are giving away free items, pets, or TU, please do not use the chat to announce this. Instead, create a forum post, which you may then link to in the chatroom. Announcing the giveaway of freebies encourages begging behavior, which is why we ask that you not do this.

5. Please do not post negative statements such as "everyone ignores me!" or "no one here cares about me." The chatroom can become a busy place where users become involved in their own conversations among each other. No one is intentionally ignoring you. Instead of engaging in negative attention-seeking behavior, just join in the conversation instead and you will begin to be responded to.

6. A minimal amount of swear words are allowed. "Hell", "damn", and "ass" are allowed as long as these terms are never directed toward another user or used in a derogatory manner. However, just because these are allowed does not mean they should be used in excess. We understand these words will be used occasionally but there is no need for excessive use. Acronyms containing letters of swears are not allowed in the chat. If you can’t spell it out, you can’t abbreviate it. Do not mask curse words either as this is unacceptable.

7. Linking to competing petsites is not allowed. You may discuss other petsites and share your ID, but you may not try to recruit users using a referral link anywhere on the site.

8. Posting links to material or websites which contain inappropriate material is strictly prohibited. Some examples of inappropriate content are anything containing racism, foul language, nudity, or any type of degrading content.

9. If a staff member requests that you not do something, please listen to them as they are only doing their job. Do not argue. If you feel you were treated unfairly by a staff member, you may privately rmail a Support Staff member or open a Support Ticket requesting that it not be answered by the staff in question, and your request will be reviewed.

10. If you discover any bugs or glitches which can be exploited for profit, absolutely do not post these in the chat or in any other public area of Rescreatu. Instead, please open a Support Ticket with as much information as possible.

11. If you discover a problematic bug or glitch that is affecting your account, the chatroom is not the place to make a report as it can be easily missed. Please use the Bugs forum, rmail a Support Staff member, or open a Support Ticket.

12. Advertisements of any type are limited to once per 30 minutes in the chatroom.

13. Please remember to read the Site Rules as well. They apply to every area of Rescreatu, including chatrooms.