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Starshone_Lugia
 
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Giratina
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8/16/2015 2:33am
I was just wondering why it is against ACC rules to have multiple accounts? I am only curious because I know some people have got banned (lol I was exploring this board ) for having many. My thoughts are because most people would do it just for a username change and it just takes up too much space on the files of this website?
     Another question I have is about timeouts on the accounts. It seems that when I copy and paste text into the patrojk website to fade color it times out and I lose all of the keyboard art, text, and other things I have typed that sometimes takes a while to make.
    
I've got multiple questions, staff, so look out for this noob

This one kinda makes me feel uncomfortable, because I am what my question is based off of. It is about including LGBT content on profiles. Are we allowed to do this? I have seen it on a few profiles, and I thought why not, and put it on mine. I just don't want to get in trouble for not knowing, so let's be on the safe side and ask. :3
     And my final thing so say is, the abuse of people leaving Wi-Fi ratings. While exploring ACC and trying to learn the site, I've seen several people leaving ratings saying something along the lines of "Rate me so I can get a job" or, "rate me!!!,". These are annoying, and although I've never got any, it seems annoying to people who get spammed with them.

I'm sorry for leaving such a long post, but since my scout is away, I thought I'd reach out. Thank you!
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Devin2600
 
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Devin
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1/16 6:38pm
Hey Jamie!

Well about the multiple accounts rule, we understand that sometimes people make a new account because they forgot their old one, etc. But we have this rule to stop spammers and trollers from making a surplus of accounts. Also so other people can't make multiple accounts and give themselves good WiFi ratings, etc. If you have further questions about this feel free to ask a Mod (as they could probably give a better answer).

About timeouts (I assume you mean how ACC logs you out after 30 minutes?), you can shut that off in your profile under "Account Settings" and click the box that says "Auto Log Off".

Now concerning the LGBT on profiles. This is an ongoing discussion among the staff and community. I believe you can say things about LGBT, etc., but not currently on the public boards (from what I know). The profile is there to express yourself and who you are so don't be shy, saying you're gay, etc. is perfectly fine on your profile!

Now finally about the abuse of the WiFi ratings, if you see anyone doing what you are describing feel free to report it. This does happen from time to time. Just click the "Report a Problem" on the top of the page where you ratings are, and then click "" next to the person you want to report.

Hope this helped some of your questions. If you have any more let us know! Thanks.

-Devin2600
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Amrasje
 
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Michael
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1/3 4:17pm
Hello Jamie!

As you seem to still be fairly new to ACC, let me use this opportunity to welcome you myself! I hope you've been having a nice time so far?

Devin2600 provided you with an excellent answer to your questions. I would like to add something regarding the Multiple Accounts Per User rule we have here on the website. The main reason why it is not allowed, is because there is quite simply no need to have more than 1 account here on the website. Sometimes people forget their passwords, or sometimes they forget to update their e-mail address when it changes and lose access to the site. In such cases, members are asked to send an e-mail to support@animalcrossingcommunity.com for help. This e-mail address is monitored by the site's Administrators and Moderators, who will always be able to help in situations like those.

Other times, members may create new accounts because they want more good WiFi ratings, are planning on breaking other rules, don't like their username anymore or simply want a fresh start because of a number of rule violations on their original account. However, to keep this website safe and family-friendly, it is important for the Moderators to know who is who and who has done what and when. This information continuously helps us to make the right decisions when certain situations arise.

I hope you find this helpful in understanding the purpose of the rule, but if you still have questions about the rules feel free to send me a private thread and I will be happy to explain further.
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Starshone_Lugia
 
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Giratina
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8/16/2015 2:33am
Thank you both! I really appreciate it. When I took a look at the site rules apon joining (I actually read them! XD), I saw that usernames couldn't be changed, so I made sure I'd like the one I have.

I also have one more question :3

So, like, is violating a small rule enough to get someone banned? Is something like having a banned friend or relative, etc a reason to get you banned? I'm just curious because I'd love to stay here! I love ACC. And I just wanna know legitimate reasons that people get banned, lol.

Seriously, thank you for your time!
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yankees24cano
 
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1/14 10:26pm
"So, like, is violating a small rule enough to get someone banned? Is something like having a banned friend or relative, etc a reason to get you banned? I'm just curious because I'd love to stay here! I love ACC. And I just wanna know legitimate reasons that people get banned, lol. "
If you look at the rules, you will see that there are violations worth anywhere from 0 to 5 points.  It takes 3 points to get temporarily banned.  However, the mods can give you a 1 point violation without actually putting a point on your account.  I'm guessing they can also give you some points but less than the full value for higher point violations.  It's possible to get banned from only 1 point violations, but I think it would be hard.  If you get 1 point now for something (say spamming) and get another point a year from something else (say trolling) and another point 3 years from now for a third thing, you most likely will not get banned.  Points don't expire, but the mods will look at your history when deciding on points and bans.

There is no rule about having banned family members, although it has the potential to create issues.  Mods can see your IP address when needed, and they may see a banned member on the IP address.  They need more proof than that to ban you though.  If you think it's a potential issue, it never hurts to send ACC an email explaining that your family member is banned and that you made an account and that they aren't using it.
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