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==Is breaking the VM a bannable offense?==
No, if you want to break the VM go for it. (Please don't though, VMs have feelings too!)
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No, if you want to break the VM go for it. But if you do it for a very long time you have a chance to get banned, These people are called [[Forkies]]
  
 
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Revision as of 07:21, 12 October 2019

Some frequently asked questions on the rules.

Is opening "lolicon" a bannable offense?

"Lolicon" (and by extension, "shotacon") is, as you may have guessed, the subject of much controversy. It is directly banned by law in nations like the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and others, while in the US, it is a "gray area". Many regions in the US have attempted to ban the material completely. While many people have been arrested and convicted of possessing "lolicon" material, they either possessed or had possessed images involving real children at one point. The only notable exception to this is the arrest of Christopher Handley, who was arrested in October 2008 purely under laws against possessing artifical depictions of children. He pled guilty in 2009 and was sentenced to six months in prison in February 2010.

Technically, lolicon would be illegal under 18 U.S.C. § 1466A, dubbed the "PROTECT Act of 2003". The law, signed on April 30, 2003 by president George W. Bush, explicitly criminalizes material that has a "a visual depiction of any kind, including a drawing, cartoon, sculpture or painting", "depicts a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and is "obscene" or "depicts an image that is, or appears to be, of a minor engaging in ... sexual intercourse ... and lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value". However, by the laws own terms, not all of this material is illegal, only material that is found to be obscene or lacking in serious value.

Due to the way this law is worded, and the general fact that there have been convictions with this law, lolicon and other similar material will be considered and treated as a violation of Rule 1 by the site admins, so if you are caught opening it, you will likely be banned.

Is torrenting movies/TV/music shows a bannable offense? Will torrenting in general get me banned?

Torrenting in general will not get you banned. There are many legal torrents around. You would not get banned for torrenting something legal, for example Arch Linux, on the VMs.

As for torrenting TV shows, movies, songs, or anything copyrighted, if we receive a DMCA complaint from the copyright holder, we are required by our server host to ban you. This will be considered a violation of Rule 1.

If I did something that is illegal in my country, but is totally legal in the US, is that a bannable offense?

Yes. If you commit a crime in your country and we discover it, we will ban you under Rule 1.

Is opening porn a bannable offense?

As long as the porn is legal you will not be banned.

Is saying racial slurs/opening Nazi swastikas a bannable offense?

I'm not going to be the word police and ban everyone who says the N-word or opens a picture of Adolf Hitler, so go nuts.

Is breaking the VM a bannable offense?

No, if you want to break the VM go for it. But if you do it for a very long time you have a chance to get banned, These people are called Forkies