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    ...............................................THE RULES OF AVARICIA!
    Reading and knowing the rules of this site is imperative to having the best experience on Avaricia. We want everyone to have fun while they're here. However, certain behaviors make everyone's experiences less enjoyable.

    We are not a strict community and are rather laid back and chill. We only ask that you be mindful and respectful of others and don't cheat. If you keep that in mind, you'll do well here. The rules below only further outline these points because at some point, someone has abused them and we needed to create said rule.


    ...............................................DO NOT SPAM!
    Spamming is considered posting topics and replies with the sole intent of just being an annoyance or an attempt to abuse the system for more virtual currencies, as well as excessive and blatant advertisement.

    If we find that donations and trades have been made between accounts that were involved in spamming, you will receive a final warning, and have all virtual currencies removed. Further actions will result in your account permanently banned.


    ...............................................DO NOT HARASS/TROLL!
    Harassment and Trolling is not tolerated on the site under any circumstance. This constitutes using harsh or abusive language toward any other members, moderators or staff members.

    ...................................MARK YOUR MATURE OR NSFW POSTS!
    Please keep all content and subject matter on the site suitable for ages 13 and older, this includes images, user names, and written content. While we do allow the discussion of more mature subject matter, you must not use overly explicit or graphic images or language unless otherwise clearly marked in the thread title or given a fair warning at the start of the post. When making a topic that may contain more mature subject matter, please label it as �[MATURE]� or "[NSFW]". Same with a reply in a thread.

    This is to ensure that the site is safe for browsing for young adults, adults who do not like to view mature content, or are browsing the site at work and cannot view it there. We just ask for an ample warning.

    In regards to cursing: We do not filter or disallow cursing on the forums. However, harsher language should NEVER be directed at another member of the site in a demeaning, insulting or harassing manner. Please be aware that using them freely in general discussions where all members can participate may be considered rude and disrespectful and not proper etiquette.


    ...............................................USERNAMES CLEAN & FRIENDLY!
    Accounts found with inappropriate user names made solely for shock value will be banned on spot regardless of what the account contains. This is considered to be a form of trolling. Keep the lady and manbits as well as R-rated material out of your user name please. We don't care how trendy it is to combine your favorite curse word, private body part with rainbows and glitter.

    ...............................................AVARICIA CURRENCY + ITEMS!
    You may not trade your credits, jades, or event currencies for virtual currency on other sites (Off-site Gold, points, etc). Trading items in a similar fashion is also not allowed (Rare item on another site traded for a rare item here). This is a bannable offense.

    ...............................................TL;DR!
    (Though don't say we didn't warn you)
    Don't cheat to get ahead. Treat others with respect. Tag your pron.

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    ...............................................IMPORTANT POLICIES!
    Read everything carefully!

    ...............................................AGE-RELATED POLICY!
    We are a community that welcomes members of all ages, both young and old alike. Avaricia is targeted toward the 18-24 crowd and older (we have many older than this here). However we welcome members as young as 13 years old on the site. For this reason, we make sure that all content is appropriate for minors to view. We recommend those under the age of 13 to not register on this site as some content and subject matter may not be appropriate.

    ...............................................NAME CHANGING POLICY!
    Choose your user name wisely and carefully. Do you really need to add a long string of numbers to your user name? Also, consider the people who have gotten to know you as your current user name. Changing it only causes confusion. Your first name change costs 5,000 credits, your second will cost 10,000, third 20,000, fourth 40,000 and so on. If you've made a spelling or capitalization error in your name, we will change it without charge. We will also change your name without charge in the case of special circumstances such as stalking or harassment.

    ...............................................EXTRA ACCOUNT POLICY!
    You are allowed to have three accounts that you may use on the site. Your first or primarily used account is called your "Main Account". Additional accounts are referred to as Mules. There are occasionally special circumstances where we may allow more than three accounts per user (roleplaying characters, charity mules, etc). If you feel that you need more than three accounts, please contact an admin.

    ..............................................TRIPLE POSTING POLICY!
    You may not make more than three deliberate posts after another within a 12 hour period in the same thread. This includes your posts and posts on your other accounts (mules). This is considered a form of spamming. If you have anything important to add, we ask that you edit your last post. Making several posts in a row in order to set up a hangout, shop, or contest thread is perfectly acceptable. Usually members will reserve the entire first page (15 posts) but often less. Repeated posts made during internet connectivity issues are usually ignored, but if excessive, it may be a cause for further investigation.

    ...............................................BUMPING POLICY!
    Avaricia can be slower moving at times. There is currently no need to bump threads, unless you are returning to an old personal thread (such as a hangout or shop) and bringing it back to life. Creating threads solely for bumping are not allowed. If you wish to earn currency by bumping, why not post in the Word Games forum? Posting a sentence or responding to a game will earn you more credits than just writing "bump" anyway!

    ...............................................BBCODE & FORMATTING POLICY!
    You are allowed to format your text to your heart's content. We do not have any rules against using too many BBcodes, since they are not calculated in your earnings per post.

    ...............................................POST DECORATION POLICY!
    Please be considerate in your post decorations. DO you really need twelve gigantic images above and below your text? Keep it simple and nice looking for the viewing enjoyment of other members. Staff reserves the right to edit posts and ask you to tone it down a notch if your styling is really out of hand.

    ...............................................THREE STRIKES POLICY!
    You have three warnings. Once you are warned three times for any one offense you will be banned. The warnings are as follows:

    Friendly Reminder: We will give you a reminder regarding a rule. While we do keep track of these, we do not hold these against you in the future.

    First Warning: This warning will count against you. If the warning is in regards to spam, your currency will be altered.

    Second Warning: Same as the first, only this is a more serious offense.

    Final Warning: If you've made it this far, you are in trouble. Any further infractions will result in your account being banned.


    ...............................................BANNED ACCOUNT POLICY!
    Once you are banned you are gone for good. We do not allow banned accounts to return under any circumstance unless they have been cleared of wrongdoing or an exception is made by vote of the entire staff. New and old accounts belonging to banned members will be banned on spot as they are discovered. To avoid this, make sure that you follow all site rules.

    ...............................................DONATION & TRINKET POLICY!
    Any real-world monetary contributions to the site are considered donations to help support the site and those developing it. All donations are non-refundable and cannot be returned. In order to ensure that your virtual investments are safe and secure, always be sure to follow the site rules. We do not like banning accounts, especially those who have graciously donated to the site. However, if you are found abusing the site or its' membership in any way, you will be treated the same as any non-donating member in the same situation. We do not act upon favoritism!

    ...............................................ADVERTISEMENT POLICY!
    Links to your websites or accounts are welcome in your signature, however, unless participate in the discussion of such topics "Do you use Tumblr?" or talking within hangout or chat threads, please refrain from dumping links to your sites or accounts.

    Other Avatar Communities: To keep the clutter down, please keep all discussion of other websites similar to this on in the following thread: Other Avatar Sites Discussion.


    ...............................................ARTISTIC NUDITY POLICY!
    As a site that was founded by artists, we greatly appreciate the beauty of the human body. However, we need to keep other viewpoints in mind on a site with many different members of varying backgrounds and beliefs. To accommodate them, we ask that all artwork depicting full nudity in a non-sexual manner be linked off-site with bold, non-misleading warnings of content. All artwork posted on the site (forums, PMs, or any future additions) by the use of image tags and the like must have no less than genitalia and female nipples covered completely. We ask that you do not display any artwork or images that are overly sexualized, even with full or partial clothing on the site, nor use the PM system to transmit such images to others.

    ...............................................AVARICIA REFERRAL LINKS!
    While the referral link system exists to invite your friends to this site, please use this feature wisely. When giving out a referral link to this site please keep the following in mind:

    • If you are posting the link on another site BE SURE TO CHECK THE RULES/TOS OF THAT WEBSITE FIRST!!! I cannot stress this enough. Some websites forbid the posting of referral links. Others allow it, but perhaps only in certain locations. If you are in doubt, contact a moderator or staff member on that website prior to posting the link to make sure it's okay. Avaricia is not responsible for the loss of your account on other sites for breaking their rules or TOS.

    • Quality over Quantity. Don't let greed get the best of you! Consider inviting trusted friends as opposed to a bazillion random people who may or may not appreciate the community. This is what the referral program is about, inviting your friends and family to the site, so that they can enjoy it with you, not so that you can earn a ton of virtual currency. Yes, we reward you with it, but that should not be the driving force! DO NOT ABUSE IT.

    • Abuse of Referral Links You are permitted to give the link to friends or post it where it is allowed. However, bribing others to come, asking a ton of members to register just so that you will earn credits is considered an abuse of the system. We hold the right to remove all earned credits from the referral system if we find that anyone is doing this (including any items that were purchased with the earned credits).

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    .....................................USEFUL INFORMATION FOR NEWBIES!
    This post contains some useful information to help find your way around the site. This way, you won't need to look far to find answers to your questions.

    ...............................................HOW TO EARN CREDITS/JADES!
    • Browse the Site
      You can earn a few credits here and there as you browse. It's not a whole lot, but it can help you reach that item you want. The longer you are active, the more you can earn.

    • Post on the forums
      Posting is the best way to earn virtual currency here. Write out your words, type plenty, and chat with others. You'll be earning loads in no time at all.

    • Play the New Eden Lottery
      If you feel like gambling, you can spend some credits on a ticket. You can buy up to 5 of these. Each week a random name is drawn. You may just find a nice chunk of change waiting in your account! More games will be added in the future to help you earn a bit extra.

    • Get Lucky in Gachapon!
      While browsing the site, you may notice a small token in your notice bar that reads "Gacha!". Click on this and you'll be taken to the Gachapon Machine where you can exchange your token for a prize! You may get random commons to help supplement your wardrobe, or you may get lucky and win a rare item that can be worth thousands of credits! Commons can be sold back in the shops while rarer items can be sold in the exchange forum. Tokens expire every night at midnight (EST), so make sure you use it while you have the chance!

    • Exchange your talents for virtual goods
      Are you an artist, writer, or designer? There's always a market for your work here! Beyond selling your art to members, there's often admin-sponsored art and writing contests for the comic and characters... because we just love collecting fanworks!

    • Participate in Events
      During events, you can earn special event items. Earn lots of these and sell them to other members later on to rack in loads. These happen about every two months.

    • Check the site daily
      Once in awhile, there are rare, limited time or limited quantity items added which not widely announced via the newsletter, but with forum announcements. We have random days during the month where we increase the credit and jade earning rate. We never announce when this is, but it's always a nice surprise! If you snooze you lose!

    • Refer friends to Avaricia
      If you enjoy the site, why not invite your friends to join you? Not only can you earn more by chatting with them, but we also give you a little incentive for inviting them. You can find your referral link in the "Referral Center" link at the top. Remember to check the information above for some very important reminders and guidelines regarding the referral link system. If could backfire on you if you do not use it wisely.

    • Invest in LEIs and Event Items
      These items are guaranteed to raise in value over time, especially since the site is small now and we are looking forward to a period of enormous growth in the near future. Now is the time to earn what you can while it's still affordable.

    • Donate to help the site
      Your donations are used to help support the site, it's developers, and add new and unique features. For donating, you earn trinkets which can be used to purchase special items. Some of these items are only available for a limited time. There's always a market for these, and it's a great way to earn lots of virtual spending money for neat outfits!


    ...............................................WHO RUNS THE SITE?
    • Bobbi is the creator, Lead Admin, and Lead Artist of the website. She manages the greater bulk of the artwork, including the avatar bases, many of the items, the site design (user-end, css/graphics/html) as well as the comic that the site is based on.

      Dogcow is our Lead Developer who programmed our unique avatar, inventory and shop system (We call it AIS) and works on various back-end functions on the site and continues to improve our systems and work on new features.

      Avaricia is not run by a business. It's a website run and developed as a hobby by the admin team and is not a form of primary income. All donations go toward furthering work on the website, paying additional artists and programmers that may join us as well as any web hosting fees. Much of the site's demands come from out of pocket from our other jobs, so any donations you are able to provide for furthering out community are greatly appreciated!

    • The site has been online since March 8th 2008.


    ...............................................USEFUL LINKS!
    • A Newbie's Guide to Avaricia
      Need help figuring everything out? Why not check this thread for all the information you'll need!

    • Rent-A-Parent!
      If you still need help, you can apply to be adopted by a more experienced member of the site. If you'd like to give others a helping hand, why not apply to be a parent?

    • A User's Guide to BBCode
      Confused about BBcode? Need to learn how it works here? This guide explains it all!

    • Avaricia's Price Guide
      Want to know the current market prices for Limited Edition Items, Trinket items, Event Items and rares? This is where you can look to find them!

    • How Did You Find Avaricia?
      How'd you stumble upon the site? Inquiring minds want to know!

    • Official Birthday List Thread
      Post your birthday in this thread, and we'll give you a special gift as well as announce your birthday!

    • Other Avatar Sites Discussion Thread
      Do you love avatar sites as much as we do? This is the place to discuss them, from the biggest to the newest ones you've come across. Remember to be respectful of others hard work though!

  


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