TNR rules and regulations
Users are strongly encouraged to avoid language which may be offensive to other users. This includes but is not necessarily limited to: profanity, racism, religious discrimination, explicit or excessive sexual references, and inappropriate references to illegal drugs and their use. This includes messages in the tavern, news comments, private messages, clan and ANBU names, avatars, and nindos.
Censoring inappropriate language, e.g. replacing vowels with symbols, does not necessarily make it more permissible and should also be avoided.
Offensive language will receive a maximum of two official warnings. First-time offenders may typically expect a one day ban, and repeated offenders may receive bans varying in duration from two days to a week. Extended or permanent bans may be administered should offenses persist.
Accounts with offensive usernames are subject to be banned and deadlocked on sight. Consciously making an offensive username is against the rules and will not be tolerated. This can be done at any time, so you are advised to not test your luck, because a Commander account with an offensive username is no different from an Academy Student.
Rule of thumb: if you think it might be offensive, it probably is.
User-pictures are also subject to moderation. Inappropriate user-pictures include pictures:
- Of sexual nature
- Containing swear words
- Depicting racism of any kind
- Harassing other users (see harassment)
The administration reserves the right to deem user-pictures inappropriate even when not falling under any of the above categories.
Failure to comply with requests to remove user-pictures or nindos will result in forced removal and bans of up to 48 hours.
In the tavern, news comments or other publicly accessible locations, excessive use of any language besides English is prohibited. Our moderation team cannot possibly know every language, and as such cannot moderate any messages in languages they may not understand. All other languages are only to be used in PMs or similarly private areas.
To ensure that the tavern remains an accessible and enjoyable environment for the greatest number of people, users are expected to maintain a reasonable measure of etiquette while posting in the tavern. Among things to avoid are: spamming, excessive use of capital letters, excessive use of bbcode (including bold, italic, and underlined text), double-posting, and incessantly making irrelevant or nonsensical posts. In addition, user conduct in the tavern is expected to adhere to any other relevant site rules. Warnings or tavern-bans may be issued for failing to comply with established etiquette.
Harassment, trolling, or otherwise pestering a user is not allowed. Bans will be issued if valid proof is present.
warrants up to a 1 day ban at first offense; consecutive offenses warrant bans up to 7 days. Extended or permanent bans may be administered should offenses persist. The exact length of the ban is at the discretion of the moderator and will depend on the severity of the violation.
is treated similarly, and will be dealt with accordingly.
Moderators, administrators, and event designers are subject to the same rules, and therefore protections afforded by the rules, where applicable.
Moderators, administrators, and event designers in violation of the rules may be reported via the normal means.
Problems with moderators may be reported to a head moderator or administrator, and will then be dealt with accordingly. As with any report, please try to supply evidence. Note that head moderators and administrators have the ability to peruse the activity history of moderators.
Bans are definitive and will not be revoked. Bans and other penalties are imposed against the player, not merely the account. As such, the use of an alternate account to circumvent an applied ban is prohibited and will result in the alt being banned, as well as possible extension of the original ban. Bans may be extended if further inappropriate behavior is observed.1
If one feels that a ban was administered inappropriately, they may appeal to the moderator who issued it, or further upward in the staff hierarchy. A head moderator is responsible for the actions of the moderation staff, and a staff administrator is responsible for all staff below this rank, albeit most directly the moderation staff.
Users are responsible for being aware of any warnings sent to them. If a warning is sent and a user continues with in-game actions it will be assumed that the user has read and understands the warning.
In the event of warnings, bans or ongoing investigations, user cooperation is expected. Disagreements with moderator decisions or conduct should be taken up with higher staff for arbitration.2
Users found impersonating staff members may be subject to extended bans. This rule extends to usernames with great resemblance to that of a staff member, or usernames implying staff privileges such as "4dmin1istrat0r","SiteOwner" and the likes. Any such account will promptly be deleted or deadlocked.
Changes to User Data:
The administration will under no circumstances manipulate a user's data - including, but not limited to, username, stats, jutsu, ryo, reputation points, bloodline and rank - on request of the user in the absence of an explicit need. Users asking for stat increases, bloodline changes, or anything of the sort are subject to bans lasting up to 24 hours.
Moderator / Super Moderator / Administrator Positions:
Users are discouraged from requesting to be given staff positions unless prompted by the extant staff. Such behavior usually does not reflect well on one's suitability for the desired position in the first place. The policy on becoming staff is simple. Don't call us, we'll call you (naturally this is voided if we ask you to call us.)
The owner of the account is at all times responsible for anything that occurs on his/her account. Hackers, little brothers, cats, or mysterious glitches are no excuse. For this reason, it is vitally important to protect your account from access by others. Under no circumstance will another user or a staff member ever need your password.
For your safety, accessing another user's account or allowing another user access to yours is explicitly forbidden, and any and all users involved can expect to be banned. This rule extends to forbid allowing access to individuals who are not presently members of the game, e.g. a sibling or friend, to train for you in your absence.
Buying Reputation Points or Federal Support from Other Users:
Those who engage in dishonest practices are liable to be banned.3 Ryo transactions may be traced to ascertain guilt, but in no circumstances will it be refunded by the administration. You participate in unofficial exchanges with other players at your own risk, and any damages suffered as a result are your own responsibility. This is in order to ensure that users remain vigilant in their dealings with others.
Account Buying / Selling / Trading / Giving Away
Trading, Selling, or buying accounts is explicitly forbidden. All accounts involved in this process will be banned, and the account that had switched ownership will be permanently banned. Giving away accounts also falls under this rule.
Each user is allowed one (1) alternate account. In other words, a player may at any time have a maximum of only two accounts in total.
Farming multiple alts in order to get a bloodline is discouraged. The odds of your first account having one are the same as your last account having one. If the limit is exceeded, a warning will be issued and the newest accounts will be deleted until the limit is reached. Repeated offenses will lead to bans of the accounts involved, with those over the limit being deleted or permanently banned until the total available to the player is at most two.
Accounts that have been inactive for 42 consecutive days are automatically flagged for deletion.
Glitching, Hacking, and Botting:
As it would go without saying, exploiting faults in the code and hacking TNR is strictly forbidden. Anyone found doing either can expect the wrath of the administration to fall upon their account.
Alongside of this:
- Inquiring about how to glitch
- Inquiring about how to hack
- Threatening to hack the site
- Withholding information about a glitch
Are all also strictly forbidden. Depending on the severity of the offense, a user found violating this rule can expect a punishment ranging from a two day ban to deletion of their account.
Bots / Reload scripts
Bots, reload scripts or any type of third party software or script that plays the game for you is disallowed. These things stress out the server. If a user is found using a bot, he/she will be banned for an extended period of time. Serious offenders will be permanently banned. People who distribute extensive botting programs capable of decrypting our current anti-bot measures in the form of captcha's will not only be permanently banned, they may also be dealt with through legal means, as such programs are considered illegal according to the Danish IT crime department (NITEC
). TNR operates under Danish laws.