These rules apply to all methods of communication used on Anatheria, such as, but not limited to, forum posts, pre/post text, signatures, anamail, user profiles, pet profiles, shop & gallery blogs, club posts and news comments.

The breaking of these rules may lead to a warning, chat ban, or your account access being restricted (Frozen).
Be Literate

No one expects perfect grammar and punctuation but don't overuse chatspeak.

Write something more meaningful than one word posts, unless of course a simple yes or no is required.

Do not post on old threads.

All public communications must be in English only. This is to ensure that the site remains safe and appropriate at all times. If you wish to post in an alternate language for fun then please provide a translation.

Advertising for your own personal benefit in the wrong board will not be tolerated. Your thread will either be locked or deleted.

Don't create duplicate threads. When posting a new thread, first check if a similar thread already exists on the forum.

Topics that are in the wrong place will be either locked or deleted.

Don't mini-mod. If you see someone blatantly breaking a rule, report them. Please use the report system responsibly.

Religion and politics are sensitive topics and therefore we ask you do not discuss them to avoid insulting other users.
Do Not Attempt To Sell Or Trade Anthars, Items, Pets or Accounts

Do not attempt to sell or trade Anthars, items pets or accounts for off-site currency or items, or real-life currency or items. Selling Anatherian related physical works of art for Anthars (Commissions) are allowed, but at your own risk.
Do Not Attempt To Sell or Trade Usernames or Pet names

Do not attempt to sell or trade usernames or pet names for Anthars, items, other usernames or pet names, off site currency or items, or real life currency or items.
Respect Others

Treat others as you would like to be treated. Be polite, even if you disagree. Aggression and bullying are not allowed. Do not transmit or facilitate distribution or content that is harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, defamatory, infringing, discriminatory, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, or in a reasonable person's view, objectionable. Hate speech is not tolerated. If you have a disagreement with someone's point of view, address the subject, not the person.
Do Not Evade Content Filters

Bad language is not allowed or appreciated. Do not attempt to bypass/avoid profanity filters, or any other filters.
Do Not Promote/Post Illegal Online Activities

Do not promote or encourage any illegal activity (including but not limited to hacking, cracking or distribution of counterfeit or pirated software or music). Do not post, transmit, discuss, distribute, or otherwise promote content that is illegal. Debating the validity of legal issues is permitted.
Do Not Promote Web Sites

You are allowed to discuss other web sites, but blatantly promoting them is not permitted. Promoting includes asking for or offering referral links, invites, or otherwise encouraging other users to go there.
Do Not Post Chat/Shout Boxes

Other means of communication on Anatheria that the staff cannot monitor is not permitted.
Do Not Steal or Redistribute Coding or Art

Do not steal coding or art from any source, or attempt to redistribute stolen code or art.
Forum Signatures And Pre/Post Text Limit

There is a combined limit of 450 pixels wide and 350 pixels in height for signatures and pre/post text. Breaking it down this means signatures can be 150 pixels in height, pre text can be 100 pixels in height and post text can also be 100 pixels in height. Combined includes all images and text in the forum text and/or signature, but not the actual content of the post. One line of default sized text counts as 16 pixels.
Harassment

Harassment occurs when a user targets another individual to cause distress, embarrassment, unwanted attention, or other personal discomfort. Anatheria does not condone harassment in any form. While you may disagree with someone's point of view, personal attacks, or attacks based on a person's race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disablement, or other such affiliation are prohibited. Address the subject, not the person.

Harassment can also consist in posting harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, or obscene content about individual Anatheria employees. This includes the posting of email addresses, street addresses, or phone numbers of individual Anatheria employees, which could expose you to civil liability as a violation of privacy.

If you feel harassed by another user, you can block them. If the user continues to attempt to contact you you may report it to have the situation looked into.
Impersonation

You may not impersonate another person or indicate/attempt to mislead users by indicating that you are an Anatheria staff member or have any sway with a staff members decision.
No Begging

Do not ask other users to give you items, pets, or Anthars unless they have offered it as a prize, gift or part of a giveaway.
No Cheating

Do not ask for help with or answers for Anatheria games, puzzles or competitions.

Do not beg for, or provide, information on obtaining secret or exclusive features.
No Discussing Frozen Users

Do not discuss or mention frozen users. If you are a friend of a frozen user and wish to know why your friend was frozen, it is confidential. A frozen user may inquire as to why they were frozen by contacting frozen@anatheria.com.
Do Not Spam

Don't post random things that don't contribute to the discussion. This includes excessive smilies/emoticons, chain mail, repeated one-word messages and repeated identical messages.
Sexual/Graphic Content

Do not post images or links of sexually explicit images or other content deemed offensive.
Do Not Send Advertisements

Do not send any unsolicited advertisements to another user's mailbox. These include club advertisements, shop advertisements, etc.
Theft of Private Account Information

Do not attempt to obtain a password, other account information, or other private information. Anatheria staff will never ask for your password. Don't give your password information out to anyone. Please use common sense and be careful when posting any personal information on the Anatheria site. Please send your information privately through Anamail, rather than posting it publicly.
Dating

Do not ask for a relationship for either yourself or your pets, as Anatheria is not a dating/mating site. Anamarriage is acceptable.