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Global Forum & Discord Rules

Like most websites, Lake Valor has its own set of rules. Some of these are different from other websites, so make sure you give them a read.

General Rules

By signing up and using Lake Valor, you agree that the punishment based on breaking any of these rules is up to the discretion of staff, depending on the severity of the offense. You also agree to our Terms of Service.

Learn more about Rules & Enforcement via our Guide.

Be respectful towards everyone.
Absolutely no discrimination is allowed here - that includes discriminatory jokes, threats or personal insults directed towards users.

No toxic behaviour.
Lake Valor is a positive, friendly community. If your behavior is toxic or otherwise harming the environment of Lake Valor, whether you're doing this on or off-site, action will be taken against your account.

Keep political and religious discussions off the site.
Arguments over personal beliefs are what family dinners are for - keep them off the site.

No NSFW content.
We're not that type of site. Swearing is fine, slurs are not. Don't get carried away.

Links to external websites beside well-known social media sites are not allowed.
This includes Discord servers. Serebii/Bulbapedia/Smogon/Pokémon Showdown are allowed for informational purposes. Whether or not a link is considered advertising is left entirely to the discretion of the site admins. Have any doubts? Ask an admin.

Don't exploit bugs.
Find a bug on the site? Report it.

Don't spam.
No one likes spam. If you spam, you'll likely end up needing your posts to be approved before they become public. This includes posting multiple times in a row. You must wait for someone else to post before you reply to a thread again.

Account Rules

One account per person.
You can only have one forum account. Choose wisely.

Ban evasion will result in a ban extension.
If you ban evade or help someone ban evade, we will take action against your account. Conveying messages from banned members is strictly forbidden. Banned users may send in a message through our Contact Us form.

Any work you post must be your own.
... Unless you have written permission from the creator of whatever content you're sharing. Make sure you give credit!

You must be 13 to have an account on Lake Valor.
This is due to the laws on COPPA, which you can learn more about here. Lake Valor is also a PG13 forum.

As has always been the case and goes without saying, leaking information exclusively shared amongst staff will result in a ban.

Misc Rules

Keep the total height of your signature no bigger than 400 pixels.
Banners must be no bigger than 500 pixels wide - this includes content in spoiler tags.

Usernames may not contain inappropriate words.
If you sign up with a username like this, you may be immediately banned and expected to re-join with an appropriate name!

You may not use special symbols or emoji at the START of your name.
This makes it difficult for users and staff to tag and find you, but you are permitted to use them at the end.

Concerns & Questions

Do you have a concern or question about any of our rules? Contact an Administrator via our Contact Form.

Alternatively (or if you do not receive a response) you may send a private message to an Administrator.
Oct 3, 2018

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