This is a forum for people of all ages - this means that everyone from young children to adult seniors reside here. We do not allow any of the following to be posted in open forum:
- Illegal Activities
- Strong Violence
- Sexual Content/Nudity. Please note that this also applies to in-game images, regardless of intent.
- Age-Restricted Activities
- Language meaning any of the above
- References to any of the above.
- Pornography - This results in an instant and indefinite permanent ban.
Profanity and certain words used in place of are not allowed. Profanity of extreme nature will result in a 7-day suspension up to a permanent ban.
If you post a word that turns into asterisks by our filter, it is never allowed. Please use the Preview Post feature before submission to ensure your words are not converted into asterisks.
Note that the word "crap" is allowed, however. Also, "Hell" is only allowed when used in reference to the location - using it profanely constitutes a rule violation.
Please note that user-titles have special additions not found in the usual posting filter; typically, they are those relating to a forum position, such as "Administrator", "Moderator", "leader", etc. This is to avoid any potential impersonation. Please refrain from using such words in your user-title. Censored words or words skirting the filter will be removed by staff and subject to disciplinary action.
As with all online communities, there is a risk of criminals using specific information as a tool in harming you. Toontown Hall staff already puts in a great amount of effort to ensure your safety is guaranteed, but we require that you also do your part and do not post or ask for any of the following:
- Any information that could be used to track your location. We will allow up to state/province level to be posted, but anything more specific (such as districts, cities, addresses, landmarks, etc.) will be edited.
- Account names
- E-mail addresses
- Last/Middle Names
- School grade number
- Pictures detailing any of the above
- Contents from PMs/IRC Transcripts (Unless approval given by both parties, and contents conform to other site rules). Screen names must not be actual messenger account names.
Personal pictures of you, friends, family, past trips, etc., are allowed, but ONLY
in an album that is set to "Private".
Lastly, please report any instances of solicitations for account information/phishing to an Administrator. These are punishable by a permanent ban.
User Page Music
Any music intended for use within your user page must be approved by the Song Administrator prior to use. There are no exceptions to this rule, and violations incur suspensions.
We allow thread titles, greetings, proper nouns, idioms, and other common phrases that are non-English to be posted on the forum. If you are unsure whether what you would like to post would be allowed, PM a Staff Member. Entire conversations in non-English are not allowed unless a proper translation is provided.
Please note that whatever is said in any language must adhere to all other site rules. Non-English music will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Song Administrator; approval is not guaranteed.
A thread is created for a specific topic. We expect posts in said thread to be in response to the original post or another post within the thread. We don't mind if a thread is steered in a different direction, but otherwise, it is against site rules.
Users are only allowed to link to other sites that appear on the Approved Links List
. If you would like to submit a link for approval, please PM any active Administrator.
For information in regards to mentioning other sites and other Toontown forums, please refer to this thread
Unsolicited posts or PMs are not allowed. If you are a Clan Leader and you want to greet a new user/advertise to your own members, that is acceptable, but only one message per clan. Doing otherwise is just an annoyance to users.
Also keep in mind that any additional accounts created for the sole purpose of advertising will earn a permanent ban. Using your own account to advertise some sort of product for personal gain or an outside link may result in a suspension.
Posts with excessive smiley/image/text usage tend to cause users with older computers lag and technical errors. This rule is in place as a courtesy to those users.
Signatures are limited to the following:
- Image totals cannot exceed 600 (width) x 200 (height) pixels.
- Image file size totals cannot exceed 200kb (204,800 bytes).
- No more than 10 lines of text.
- No more than 4 images.
- Font size for text must be no more than the forum's size "3".
Forum smilies are allowed in signatures and are not considered part of the overall image size so long as they are not overused, and you avoid using smilies over 50 pixels in height.
Should you incur more than 3 signature violations within 6 months, your signature will be removed and your ability to edit it locked for 30 days. 30 additional days are added for every signature violation made after this. You may also be subject to a status change along with this, depending upon what step you are on in the disciplinary process.
If you want to rant about/talk negatively about someone who offended you, that is fine. However, their specific names cannot be mentioned under any circumstances (this includes the common TT hackers!). Please note that just because you do not name names however that you will not always be automatically exempted from flaming/trolling rules. Simply put, please keep it civil.
Trolling is posting for the purpose of provoking a negative reaction from another. It can be from the general forum or a specific person. If you see a post that is trolling, please report it to staff immediately and ignore it thereafter. Responding to any trollish posts may only further hostilities, and adding to it will result in disciplinary action taken against your own account. Simply put, two wrongs don't make a right.
It is important to note that we have many users from many backgrounds from around the world on this forum, many of whom did not learn English as a first language. It is because of this that correcting one's grammar or spelling in open forum is deemed to be a trollish act by our staff.
Keep in mind that this rule is subject to the severity of the post in question.
Flaming is hostile interaction between users. Posts targeting, threatening, extorting, or meant to harass, offend, anger, or insult a user will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Threatening physical harm against a user will incur a permanent ban, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Keep in mind that discipline for this rule is subject to the severity of the post in question.
Referencing, posting, taking action, or other content based on someones race, religion, culture, background, language skills, color, or personally identifying traits is strictly prohibited and will incur a suspension/permanent ban.
We have no problem with anyone's faith no matter what it is, as long as they are comfortable with other's faiths and do not come seeking converts. This means absolutely no preaching for one faith or against another.
Cyber-Bullying & Cyber-Stalking
Cyber-Bullying is when one person or a group uses modern interactive technologies to harass someone. They are strictly for negative reactions only to antagonize others. Cyber-Bullying will not be tolerated under any circumstances. This is not allowed in any of the forum, posts, private messages, userpages, profiles, signatures, visitor messages, avatars, etc., nor is the forum allowed to be used as a medium for gathering information to aid in Cyber-Bullying or Cyber-Stalking elsewhere.
The practice of Cyber-Bullying is not limited to children and, while the behavior is identified by the same definition in adults, the distinction in age groups is referred to as Cyber-Stalking or Cyberharassment when perpetrated by adults toward adults. A pattern of repeated such actions against a target by and between adults constitutes Cyber-Stalking. Violating this rule is punishable up to permanent ban and IP block.
Discussing or encouraging hacking on Toontown is prohibited. Specifics about a hack's name, method or results will be edited and disciplinary action will be taken.
Note that there is a distinct difference between hacking, glitching, and using third-party software. We do not endorse, condone, or ensure safety with your use of any third-party program or glitch, but discussion is allowed.
Any posts, guides, images and/or other items that are deemed to be a copy of someone else's work used without permission will be removed as recognized or at the request of the creator.
Impersonating Another User
Creating an account that is very similar to another user is not allowed. This may result in a suspension.
Any posts encouraging or discouraging the use of the reputation system for personal gain or otherwise will be removed and is considered an abuse of the reputation system.
Videos are not allowed to be posted anywhere in open forum, regardless if the Video BB Code is used or if it is linked to (even if the link is approved). We allow Toontown-related videos to be posted only in TT Idol, a private forum that requires membership for and is restricted to those above the age of 13.
Mention of YouTube is allowed in open forum when it is in reference to TT Idol, or if it does not otherwise advertise or redirect users to YouTube.
Toontown Hall cannot be held responsible for any behavior occurring in the game, nor do we encourage or condone negative behavior of any kind. In the event you continuously and knowingly disrupt Clan runs, and ignore the Clan's rules for events, after you are sent notification by the Clan Leader(s), the Clan Leader(s) may hand your case over to the Staff. In which case, discipline regarding your actions against said Clan can be enforced in whichever form deemed necessary by the Staff of TTH.
Skirting site rules is not allowed. It sets a bad example and will result in stronger action than normal.
You are not allowed to perform actions on behalf of a banned member; doing so will incur disciplinary action.
Back-Seat Moderating (BSM)
It is a Moderator's job to moderate the forum, not your own. If you see a post that violates a site rule, report it.
Discussing Staff Actions
This is prohibited in open forum. This includes, but is not limited to, discussing/referring to disciplinary action taken against your own account or another user's. If you have an issue with a staff member or the action they took, contact an Administrator.