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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Remember to read the Main Rules page for easy reference.
Please assure that you read the Help pages before you begin playing Horse Isle.
Please make sure that if you do not understand something in these extended rules that you ask a parent or guardian to help you understand.


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Admin
1] Admin are the people who created this website, and Horse Isle itself.
2] Admin run the site, and rarely have time to play.
3] Admins should be fair, and uphold the rules set forth - Being fair requires being strict.
4] To contact Admin please go to the Horse Isle MAIN page (hi2lc.horseisle.com) and click the "Help" button at the top, then start a Support Issue.
5] Keep in mind that Admin are extremely busy, trying to edit the game and make additions to better the game, assure that your query is important when contacting them.

Advertising
1] When advertising a horse or item on Horse Isle, please assure you use the ADS Chat or the Classified Ads system and remember that all game rules apply to ads.
2] The definition of an advertisement is: "to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it." (Dictionary.com)
3] Adverts can include the following but are not limited to: Buying, Selling, Wanted, Auctions, Clubs, etc.
4] By using the format /$ in front of your advert .. "/$ Your Advert here" will send your advert automatically to the "ADS CHAT"
5] Players may not advertise for anyone else, including advertising ranch parties to be held at another player's ranch or a buddy trying to sell something. To prevent confusion, make sure to write "my ranch" or "!look at my horse" or similar so it will be accepted by those reviewing it.
6] Please avoid sending advertisements to players with the Personal Message system - most players do NOT appreciate this.
7] Classified ads are to be used for advertisements and game-specific content questions only. These are broadcast to all players and cannot be muted.
8] Do not use the classified ad system to get around another player muting you.
9] No advertising for anything that is considered trading on a promise. This includes, but is not limited to, trading between any of the Horse Isle games (1, Eternal or LifeCycle), paying a player to flute a horse for you, selling an unborn/unweaned foal, etc. (See also "Trading on a Promise")
10] Players are welcome to advertise their search for buddies. To ensure that your ad is accepted and that people don't misunderstand the intent of your ad, make sure that you say you are "looking to add" or "looking for buds."
11] Classifieds which are not relevant to the game as a whole (such as "Rawr, I'm a dinosaur!") or which are general commentary pertaining to one specific player (such as "I love my buddy PlayerName!") should not be submitted and will be rejected. These are better suited for area chat.
12] The art contest does not include usernames in order to remove bias. This means, no advertising for players to vote for your art, and then explaining what yours looks like. All players have access to voting on all submitted drawings, there is no reason to advertise for players to vote. Any ads pertaining to the art contest should be rejected.

Adult topics
1] This game was designed for ALL ages, any topics related to graphic adult content are strictly against the rules and will result in immediate punishment without warning.
2] Topics unsuitable for children under the age of 13 years old are not allowed.
3] Please assure that you do NOT get involved in an inappropriate discussion if you do see it happening. Please file an abuse report to be sure that the Admins know of the behavior.
4] Involving yourself and others will only fuel an inappropriate discussion.
5] If you are told by a Moderator to end a discussion immediately, please listen and do NOT continue. Anyone who does continue in ANY way with the discussion will be muted without warning.

Abuse Reports
1] Abuse reports are filed in an effort to sort out any serious rule breaking problems.
2] Admin review ALL abuse reports - treat this feature with respect. Abusing the system will result in violation points gained to your account.
3] The abuse report will send the report that is filled out by the player along with a short chat log.
4] The broken rule must have occurred within that chat log.
5] An abuse report should ONLY be sent if it is a serious rule break.
6] Some examples include harassment, pushing someone for detailed personal information and getting extreme profanity around the dictionary.
7] In order to file an abuse report you need to click the "HELP" button and then click the button "ABUSE REPORT".

Abused Horses Claims
1] Horses on Horse Isle can be abused in NO way - it is not possible, and not acceptable that you refer to abuse regarding Horse Isle Horses.
2] Claiming abuse in order to gain horses or items on Horse Isle is unacceptable, and will be considered a scam.
3] Since horses cannot be harmed any form of "rescue" group is not allowed.
4] Claiming another player is bad or evil for sending their horse to the foreign bidder is also strictly not allowed.

Arguing
1] Please do not engage in an effort to argue another player - rather ignore the situation and continue with your conversation.
2] Please do not argue with a Moderator when you are told to do something, or when you are muted, there is always a good reason if a Moderator has contacted or muted you.
3] Please do not openly argue any rules. If you have a problem, please rather start a Support Issue for the Admin with a legitimate query.
4] If you are told by a Moderator to end the discussion immediately, please listen and do NOT continue. Anyone who does continue in ANY way with the discussion will be muted without warning.

Attempting to Reclaim Surrendered or Previously Sold Horses
1] Once a horse has left your account, it no longer belongs to you.
2] Please do NOT bully or harass another player into selling or returning a surrendered or previously sold horse back to you.
3] If someone attempts to bully or harass you about this, please ask them nicely to stop asking.
4] If the player is still attempting to bully or harass you into selling it, please personally mute them immediately and file an abuse report.
5] Remember that if you are seeking lost horses and willing to offer a good price, to please use the ADS Chat or Classified Ads function.

Anarchy and Players
1] The definition of Anarchy: "To gather a group of two or more players in an effort to cause disrupt, chaos, or disorder in order to make a specific point."
2] An example: "We HATE MODS club - they are mean, and they do horrid things and try to rule us with their power, they are bad - don't trust them!1!! Join NOW!"
2] Please do NOT engage in this type of behavior, any players involved in any sort of player anarchy will be warned and the situation will be diffused.

Asking to Buy Horses that are NOT For Sale
1] Please do not ask another player to buy a horse that is NOT set under the "Sell for good price" or "Want to sell" tags. 2] 2] Horses marked "Not selling now" may or may not be for sale. If a player does not want to sell now, please respect that, and wait for the horse to come available.
3] Please remember to LOOK before asking if a player has any horses for sale.

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Banned
1] Your account can be banned by the admins if you have broken the rules.
2] Bans can be temporary or permanent.
3] If you are banned do not create a new account. This is considered going around the ban and will be counted as having multiple accounts.
4] Being banned means you must stay off the game completely. This means not logging onto the game using a different player's account (which should never be done anyway).
5] Please click on the Help button to open a support issue to discuss your ban.
6] Do not create a new account unless the administration tells you that you are allowed to.

Begging
1] The Definition of Begging: "to ask for as a gift, as charity, or as a favor" (Dictionary.com)
2] This includes but is not limited to: Asking for 'free' horses, money, items, donations, etc.
3] Begging is strictly against the rules - the aim of the game is to earn what ever it is that you want, and begging takes the fun out of the game.
4] If a player Personally Messages you begging for something, kindly ask them not to beg.
5] If the player continues please file an Abuse Report, and Personally Mute the player immediately to avoid any conflict. Do not respond to the player.

Boarding
1] We do not recommend that you board your horse on another player's account, once you give that player your horse, they can choose to keep it.
2] Instead, lease the horse to the player through TRADE, then LEASE. This will assure that you get the horse back.

Breaks
1] Please remember to take frequent breaks when playing on the internet or computer.
2] There are health risks to extended and prolonged use of the computer - assure that you get up frequently and walk around/exercise.
3] Remember to do everything in moderation, a few hours per day will suffice, and at the same time give you a more enjoyable game (Absence makes the heart grow fonder).
4] This is the reason we limit playtime to 18 hours per 36 hour time period. (See Help section by clicking Help, then SUPPORT -> Misc -> 18 hour safety time limit)

Bias
1] The definition of Bias: "a particular tendency or inclination, esp. one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice." (Dictionary.com)
2] In other words, someone or something you don't like for any particular reason.
3] If you happen to share a personal bias towards another player or topic of discussion, please keep it to yourself. Engaging in harmful discussion will result in a warning or punishment.

Beauty Contests
1] There is a Beauty Arena. Please use that.
2] If you still feel you must hold a Beauty Contest you may, but realize that Horse Isle itself does NOT run these. Players choose to run these.
3] We do not advise that you hold these or partake in them, but if you choose to, please take note that this is YOUR liability.
4] You may not charge for a player held Beauty Contest. Please report anyone that is doing so.
5] Beauty Contests should be held at the ranch of the player holding the contest (if any prizes are to be given out, the player must be subscribed, so will most likely have a ranch).
6] You cannot complain about fairness if you choose to partake in a Beauty Contest.

Bullying
1] The definition of Bullying: "a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people; to act the bully toward; intimidate; domineer" (Dictionary.com)
2] Please do NOT engage in bullying of ANY kind - this is strictly against the rules.
3] Please to not let another player bully you into anything (e.g.: Bullied into buying a horse), or bully you in general.
4] If you are being bullied by another player, ask them kindly to stop what they are doing immediately.
5] If the player continues, please Personally Mute them immediately without further discussing anything with them, and file an Abuse Report.

Birthday Parties
1] Horse Isle itself does NOT run these, players choose to run these.
2] We do not advise that you hold these or partake in them, but if you choose to, please take note that this is YOUR liability.
3] You should be aware of players attempting to scam by holding more than one Party - if you notice this please file an Abuse Report.

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Cheating
1] Cheating in any way will result in punishment depending on severity.
2] This can include but is not limited to: Scamming, Stealing, Theft, etc.
3] If you witness any cheating, please file an abuse report. Participating in cheating will result in punishment.
4] If you find a bug and report it, you will be rewarded, with both respect and probably an in-game reward.
5] If you find a bug and take advantage of it, that's cheating, and you could lose your account.
6] Do not use any type of automated click/repetition tools. Instant permanent ban when detected.

Cheat Sites
1] Cheat sites are 99% of the time incorrect, or fraudulent sites - logging onto these sites could mean trouble for yourself.
2] There are NO available cheats on Horse Isle for you to use, please do not voluntarily go looking for these sites, your efforts will be in vain.
3] Logging onto these sites could result in (among many other things) viruses on your computer, and hacking, please be aware of these sites.

Changing your Playername
1] To change your Player name you may do so yourself by scrolling to the bottom of the Account page and clicking on "Change My Username".
2] You can only change it once so be very sure you are changing it to a name you want.

Chain Letters
1] The definition of a Chain Letter: "a letter sent to a number of people, each of whom is asked to make and mail copies to other people who are to do likewise, often used as a means of spreading a message or raising money. "
2] Please do not send chain letters or partake in the sending of them.
3] Many people find them annoying, frightening or threatening.
4] If you receive one, leave it in your inventory, file an Abuse Report, and do not reply to it.

Clubs
1] Clubs are started by purchasing a Club Token from the Shop.
2] All donations to a Club must be made directly to the Club and not to an individual.
3] The only official Clubs in the game are those created using a Token. No advertising clubs that are not official, as this causes confusion.
4] There can only be one owner of a Club.
5] Ownership of a Club may be transferred only once per year. This is because an admin must do so by hand. How the new owner is chosen is up to the current owner. Contacting Support by opening a Support Issue under the Help button is the only way for ownership to be transferred.
6] No trading should occur until after support has been contacted and the club has been successfully transferred. Any valuables or money exchanged beforehand, could result in the player being banned.
7] Once ownership is transferred, the original purchaser of the token has no say in what happens to the club and cannot have ownership back without permission from the current owner.
8] The selling of an active Club without contacting Support can result in the banning of the owner's account since it's impossible for ownership to be transferred without admins approval.

Contests
1] Horse Isle itself does NOT run these, players choose to run these.
2] We do not advise that you hold these or partake in them, but if you choose to, please take note that this is YOUR liability.
3] If you choose to hold a contest and want to do so at a ranch, you may only hold a contest at your ranch.
4] You may not charge any fees for any contests.
5] Contest scams must be reported immediately, if you have been scammed please file an Abuse Report immediately.
6] You cannot complain about fairness if you choose to partake in a Contest.

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Dating
1] It is against Horse Isle rules to use any date speak, this is not a dating service, please do NOT go deliberately looking for boyfriends or girlfriends as this will result in a warning.
2] Horse Isle is not a place to discuss who is "hot" or not, this could result in misunderstandings and disagreements - please do not engage in this sort of topic.
e.g.: Player 1: "That singer is sooo hot I love him" Player 2: "No he's not hes ugly!!" Player 1: "You hurt my feelings .. -cry cry cry-".
3] Please do not ask for advice on love relationships on Horse Isle, this is a game and not a consultancy. Keep all personal relationship topics out of discussion.

Defamation
1] The Definition of Defamation: "the act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny" (Dictionary.com)
2] Name calling of ANY sort is not allowed, whether broadcast on the Area chat (Slander) or using the Personal Messaging system, do not engage in this sort of behavior.
3] If another player is: Falsely Accusing, Name Calling, Slandering, Badmouthing, etc. either using Personal Messaging or Area chat please immediately Personally Mute the player AND File an Abuse Report.
4] Do NOT engage in this sort of conversation at all, it only adds fuel to the conversation and might land you in trouble whether you are trying to help or not, this situation will be dealt with.
5] If all players choose to not engage in the conversation, it will most likely no longer be discussed, and the player responsible will be dealt with.
6] If you are told by a Moderator to end the discussion immediately, please listen and do NOT continue. Anyone who does continue in ANY way with the discussion will be muted without warning.
7] Please file an Abuse Report if the discussion continues, and if there is no Moderator in your area.

Donations
1] Asking for donations publically is a form of begging, and therefore considered against the rules.

Deliberate Rule Breaking
1] Please assure that you do NOT deliberately break rules.
2] If a Moderator sends you a Personal Message containing advice or a warning, please follow it immediately.
3] Failure to do so will result in action being taken.

Dungeon
1] When an area (island, inside a building, etc) has over 75 people on it, players can call !TOOCROWDED. This sends everyone in the area to the Dungeon.
2] If a player wants to go to the Dungeon on their own there is a NPC (non-player character) that will send them.
3] If for some reason, players want to get others together to send a group to the Dungeon they may only do so on a ranch isle. If they advertise for this, it must be on the advertiser's ranch.
4] Calling for players to gather on a normal isle is not allowed since many players may need to be there to quest and don't want to go to the Dungeon.

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English
1] Please do not speak in any language other than English.
2] We actively enforce this rule because we cannot Moderate nor understand all other languages, and nor can other players.
3] Please do not include another language in any Profiles, including Horse and Player profiles, if another language is included in your profile, you will be notified and told to remove it, or it will be forcibly removed.
4] Naming of Horses in other languages are acceptable provided it is in the dictionary and you include the meaning of the name in the horse's profile.

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Fair Play
1] Sportsmanship: In the game in general, and especially in arena and other game competitions, we emphasize sportsmanship: fairness in following the rules of the game, respect for opponents, and polite, non-manipulative behavior.
2] Cheating: For these competitions "cheating" is defined as acting in a dishonest or unfair fashion to gain an advantage in the competition. Cheating also includes any attempt to manipulate the competition results beyond one's own performance.
3] Methods of cheating include: paying others to win or lose; taking turns winning; sharing win profits so that no player loses money; asking/telling others not to enter the competition.

Filter
1] The definition of a chat filter: "To remove or replace any given word, which is unsuitable or against the rules".
2] The filter mostly consists of a dictionary, where you may only type words that are contained in the dictionary specific for this game.
3] This filter is in place in order to protect the chat from any violations, sharing of personal information or obscene content.
3] Please do NOT attempt to dodge or avoid this filter in any way, this is strictly against the rules.
4] Keep in mind that this filter does have a specific purpose, please do not openly argue the filter when you cannot say a specific word, this will result in a warning.

Flagged
1] If you use obscene or inappropriate language your post will be flagged, and the post will be blocked from the chat.
2] These flaggings are not reviewed and violations are not assigned. They are there as a reminder to you.

Fighting
1] Any players found to be either causing a fight, or adding to the fight in any way will be dealt with accordingly.
2] If you are witness to a fight and there is no Moderator in your area please file an abuse report for each of the players involved.
3] If someone is trying to fight with you on the Personal Messaging system please Personally Mute them immediately. Do not upset yourself by reacting in the same manner.

FUN
1] The aim of the game is to have FUN!
2] Remember that rules allow us to help you get the most out of the game, please keep to the rules accordingly.
3] If you make a mistake that results in a flagging or warning, don't feel too bad - we all make mistakes and it is all part of a learning experience!

Foals
1] You are not allowed to sell unborn or unweaned foals. These cannot be traded yet, so any selling and exchanging of payment would be trading on a promise and is not allowed.
2] Taking offers on foals is allowed, however, nothing can be done about a player possibly backing out of the deal should they change their mind down the line. This is something Horse Isle will not be able to enforce. If you want to avoid this possibility, wait until the foal is born and ready to be traded.

Forums
1] There are six forums: Bugs, Community Help, Game, Horses, General and Breeding.
2] The game rules apply to these forums.
3] Any inappropriate topics or replies found will result in immediate deleting of the topic.
4] Forums are "cleaned out" every so often, please do not be offended if your post was removed, we need to keep them clean in order for the forums to load quickly.
5] If a Forum Thread is locked or deleted, please do not repost it. It was removed for a reason. It is also unnecessary to create a new thread to apologize for the previous thread.

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Glitches or Bugs
1] As with everything, Horse Isle is not without some glitches or bugs at some point.
2] Admin attempt to solve glitches or bugs as soon as possible, so do not be alarmed if something is not working.
3] If you come across a bug or glitch you can report it directly to Admin or in the forums.

Game Resets
1] A game reset is necessary in order to add any changes to Horse Isle, or to fix bugs.
2] All players receive a ten minute Warning along with five minute and 30 second Warnings before the reset occurs, and then Horse Isle will disconnect for you - do not enter any competitions, and do not be alarmed when you are disconnected - simply reconnect.
4] If you log in and things don't seem to be working properly, click "TOOLS" in your Internet Explorer or FireFox Browser and then click "INTERNET OPTIONS", and then click the "DELETE" button under "BROWSING HISTORY". After you have cleared your history, reconnect to Horse Isle.

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Help
1] If you need help please always remember to refer to the Help pages provided to you on the Horse Isle MAIN page (hi2lc.horseisle.com) first.
2] Remember that most questions that you need help with are ALL covered in the Help section.
3] If you are unable to find your answer there, you may ask a question using the Help System within the game by clicking on the HELP button.
4] Players MAY ask for their classified ad or art to be reviewed via the helper system, however, please try buddies first. Also realize that those answering the 'question' will not receive any helper points for this.
5] Do NOT abuse the Help System. This means asking pointless questions in an attempt to help a buddy or friend get more helper points.
6] If we find evidence of the Help System being abused, all players involved will receive violations and lose any helper points they have accrued.

Harassment
1] The definition of harassment: "to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother continually; pester; persecute." (Dictionary.com)
2] Harassment is STRICTLY against the rules, do NOT engage in it.
3] If someone is harassing you, please ask them kindly to stop, if they do not, immediately Personally Mute the player, and file an abuse report.
4] If another player asks you to Personally Message another player because they have been muted, kindly tell them you will not interfere, there is a good reason they were personally muted.

Hunting for Wild Horses in a Group
1] We do not encourage players to hunt for Wild Horses in groups.
2] If a horse is free roaming and uncaught, it is considered a Wild Horse.
3] If two players both find this horse, the person who catches it, OWNS it. This means that wild horses cannot be "stolen" from someone else- it's "catchers keepers!"
3] Once a player starts catching a horse, no one else can try catching it until that player either catches it, or time runs out. If the player fails to catch it the first time, he/she must wait until either after the next person fails, or 2 minutes.
4] Please do NOT harass or beg a player if they caught the Wild Horse before you did, it belongs to the player who first caught it.
5] If another player does harass or beg you for it, kindly tell them no, and nicely ask them not to continue asking.
6] If the player continues, Personally Mute them immediately without further responding and file an Abuse Report.

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Inflammatory Speech/Topics
1] No offensive or inflammatory language. This includes religious proselytizing, racial comments, ethnic stereotypes, political statements, etc.

Insecure Players
1] An insecure player is someone who willingly defaces or badmouth themselves.
2] This is not an appropriate way to talk about anyone, let alone yourself - please avoid undermining yourself wherever possible.
3] Acting in this manner can sometimes bring negative attention to yourself and frequently causes fights.

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Muted by Another Player
1] If another player has muted you, do NOT attempt to contact them in any other way.
2] Do not ask friends to contact the player who has muted you, this validates as harassment.
3] There is a good reason why another player muted you so please move on and ignore them yourself.

Personally Muting Other Players
1] If another player is bothering you, making you angry or upset in any way please use the Personal Mute feature, do not respond in a harsh or rude manner. Please simply just Personally Mute the player to avoid conflict or stress to yourself.
2] You can use this feature by clicking the "PLAYERS" button (next to the "HORSES" button which you use to view your horses), and by clicking "List Players Alphabetically". Next to the player's name you will see a "MUTE" button, click it.
3] Players cannot do the following when they are muted by you: Contact you in any way (e.g.: by sending you mail), engage in socials, etc.

Muted by a Moderator
1] Muting is a form of punishment used by Moderators or Admin in order to try and stop a specific action performed by a player.
2] Being muted results in ALL of the chats being barred from use by a player for a given period of time depending on severity.
3] If you are muted, you will be notified as to what you did wrong and for how long you were muted, you will also gain violation points accordingly.
4] If you have been muted, please accept that you have broken a rule - please do not argue as to why you have been muted.

Moderators
1] A Horse Isle Moderator is someone who is enabled to enforce the rules of Horse Isle - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid conflict.
2] Players cannot ask to become a moderator, the site Admins will look for helpful players meeting requirements on their own.
3] Moderators are in place in order to enforce rules and keep the game enjoyable for all.
4] Always assure that you listen carefully to a Horse Isle Moderator, Moderators speak in GREEN text on the Area chat and their names are outlined in green.
5] NOTE: If you feel that a Moderator is treating you unfairly in any way, please file a legitimate Abuse Report.
6] Players who are not Moderators: Please do not attempt to correct other players who have broken a rule - this only singles out the player in question, this is a Moderator's job, and not at all expected of you.
7] Most of the time you will not see a Moderator correcting or warning a player - Moderators correct, or warn using a Personal Message - Please do not assume a Moderator is not dealing with a problem.
8] Friends of Moderators: Please do NOT at any time expect any special treatment towards yourself, you are NOT excluded from the rules, and if you are violating a rule, the Moderator is expected to take action immediately. Moderators giving their friends special treatment will have their status removed.
9] Moderators are not required to help other players - Moderators are players like everyone else. Sometimes they are busy, or working on their own things and Moderators are under no obligation to help. DO NOT be upset when they do not have time to help you, and be grateful when they do. Try making your requests for help to anyone on the server if it's a general game issue.

Multiple Accounts
1] Owning more than one account per player is strictly against the rules and is considered cheating.
2] If you already own more than one account, please notify Admin immediately, to have it deleted. Failure to do so will result in both accounts being deleted and all of your items lost.
3] A Multiple account is when you sign up for more than one playername; e.g.: JackFrost, JackFrostOne, JackFrostTwo, etc.

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Netiquette
1] Netiquette is commonly known as Internet Etiquette.
2] Here are some things you should do: Avoid hurting someone's feelings; Respect other people's online rights; Avoid insulting someone; If someone insults you, be calm and do not respond.
3] Remember that there are people behind the Playernames on Horse Isle, and that sometimes real life does get in the way of Playtime.
4] That being said, you cannot predict when a specific player will be online, and therefore can never expect them to be online at a certain time.
5] Remember NOT to expect another Player to reply to you absolutely immediately if you have sent them a Personal Message - sometimes people are away from the computer for a small while, and therefore cannot respond.
6] Do not get upset if another Player does not respond, there could be many reasons for that, be patient.

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Opinions
1] Opinions and freedom of speech are allowed, although they must be within the rules.
2] If you have a controversial topic that you want to discuss, please keep it to Personal Messages, these topics do get out of hand because players share different beliefs.
3] If your opinions happen to be offensive to anyone else, or will result in an argumentative discussion, please do NOT further discuss the topic.
4] If you are told by a Moderator to end the discussion immediately, please listen and do NOT continue. Anyone who does continue in ANY way with the discussion will be muted without warning.

Offensive
1] Offensive language is not allowed in any way.
2] The definition of offensive is: "characterized by attack; aggressive, causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering, or annoying, the position or attitude of aggression or attack"
3] Do NOT continue a topic that is considered offensive in any way, this will result in punishment depending on the nature of the content.
4] If you are told by a Moderator to end the discussion immediately, please listen and do NOT continue. Anyone who does continue in ANY way with the discussion will be muted without warning.

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Account Passwords
1] Please do NOT share your Horse Isle password! NO ONE from Horse Isle staff will ever ask it from you.
2] ALWAYS assure that you never use the same password on other websites - some sites utilize these especially in order to hack your account.
3] Never ever share your password with ANYONE.
4] You should change your password frequently in order to prevent hacking, you can change it by going to hi2lc.horseisle.com, clicking on the" Account" button near the top of the website. Scroll down to the bottom and click "CHANGE PASSWORD".
5] ALWAYS assure that all of your passwords are Alphanumerical (Numbers AND Letters) and are longer than 8 characters.
6] If you choose not to heed these warnings - be aware that if you are hacked then it is your own responsibility, we cannot refund any account values if you have lost them due to password abuse.

Personal Information
1] Do NOT share your Horse Isle password! NO ONE from Horse Isle staff will ever ask it from you. Never enter it on another website either!
2] Do NOT share of Email addresses/Instant Messaging accounts. If you share your IM account name, we cannot and will not be able to help you if you are harassed or offended.
3] Do NOT share ANY other Websites.
4] Do NOT share ANY Phone/Cell numbers.
5] Do NOT advertise other external (real life) items, things, places of any kind.
6] Do NOT ask another player's age, and do NOT share your own age. This includes any information that would reveal your age including grade in school, etc. Small age ranges are also not allowed for safety reasons. This includes, but is not limited to, high school student, teen, pre-teen, 10-16, etc.
7] DO NOT share your horse's registered name. This name is very specific so the horse, and thus you, can be located by it.
8] Do NOT share Real Names / Home Addresses / Home Towns;
9] Countries/States/Provinces are allowed to be shared.
10] Limit your contact and friendships to IN-GAME only. This is for your and other peoples' safety.
11] NEVER trust anyone met online.

Pricing of Horses
1] If you ask another player for advice on pricing your horses, do NOT hold that player responsible for any false advice given, this is your responsibility to price accordingly.
2] Please do not comment in any way about another player's pricing of horses or items - this is their business and their choice.
3] Please do not beg other players to help you in the pricing of your horse - this is your responsibility, not theirs.

Parental Permission
1] Anyone under 18 should have parental permission to play.
2] We REQUIRE anyone under 13 to absolutely have parental permission.
3] Players of ALL ages enjoy Horse Isle, so please do not comment if you come across children, moms, dads, grannies, teens, etc. - We're all here to have fun =]

Players
1] Please keep in mind that Horse Isle is a site open to all people, or all ages, in all countries, many share different beliefs, opinions, etc. Keep most conversation focus on Horse Isle itself, remember to be aware of this fact when bringing topics regarding a certain country/state into play.
2] No harassing/bullying other players. Do Not tease, make fun of, call names, etc. The old, "if you don't have anything nice to say.. don't type."

Punctuation
1] Please be careful when using an excessive amount of punctuation. e.g.: "Hi I Would like a horse so badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you help me??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????"
2] Players consider excessive use of punctuation annoying, please avoid it whenever possible.

Profiles
1] All game rules apply to profiles.
2] Please do not add ANY of the above rule breaking Personal Information - you will be asked to remove it or it will be forcibly removed.
3] Please avoid controversial and religious topics within your profile.
4] Please assure that ALL content in your profile is in the English language.

Pity Ploys in Order to Gain Horse Isle Items
1] The definition of Pity: "sympathetic or kindly sorrow evoked by the suffering, distress, or misfortune of another, often leading one to give relief or aid or to show mercy; a cause or reason for pity, sorrow, or regret." (Dictionary.com)
2] Please do NOT ask for items using pity as an excuse to engage in begging.
3] Remember to try and keep personal misfortunes to yourself.
4] If you absolutely must share your misfortunes, or need someone to talk to, that is O.K., but please do NOT deliberately ask for things because of something bad that has happened.
5] Don't share too many personal problems, this is a game and not a consultancy.
6] Please do not consistently bring up the same topic - if you have already discussed the topic, please do not bring it up again, this can be annoying to other players.
7] Assure that your topic, if you must share, is NOT inappropriate and is within the rules.

Player Politeness
1] Remember that being nice and polite makes the game enjoyable for everyone.
2] Remember that being rude about something will most likely make another unwilling to help you, or will cause a fight between players.
3] If you are polite in your demeanor (If you are friendly and nice), other players will be MORE willing to talk to you and help you.
4] Very few people enjoy sarcasm - if you feel the need to be sarcastic, assure that you make a joke about it, and assure it is in the right context - misunderstandings do frequently occur when players use sarcasm.

Player Contests
1] Horse Isle itself does NOT run these, players choose to run these.
2] We do not advise that you hold these or partake in them, but if you choose to, please take note that this is YOUR liability.
3] If you choose to hold a contest and want to do so at a ranch, you may only hold a contest at your ranch.
4] You may not charge any fees for any contests.
5] Contest scams must be reported immediately, if you have been scammed please file an Abuse Report immediately.
6] You cannot complain about fairness if you choose to partake in a Contest.

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Quests
1] You may ask for help with quests in any chat medium. However, please ask for the help to be given to you via Personal Message.
2] Posting quest answers and the prizes awareded at the end ruins the fun for those players that like the surprise of doing the quest themselves and seeing what they get.

Quitting/Starting Over
1] You may quit playing at anytime. At this time your account will auto-delete one year after the last time you signed in, or one year after your subscription expires, whichever is later.
2] When you quit, do not give away any horses, money or items. Should you decide to play again with a new account you could get these things back and that would be cheating.
3] There really is no reason to do so, however if you feel the need to start over, your account may be deleted (or permanently locked if payments have been made to it) after giving sufficient proof that you are the account owner.
4] To have your account deleted so that you can start over, contact support@horseisle.com from the email address you used to create your account. Please include that it is for HI2 and your HI2 username. Again, do not trade anything off your account. Do not create a new account until we tell you that you may.

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Riddles
1] When asking for help with riddles, please do it privately. Please do NOT ask them on any other chat than in a Personal Message.
2] Answering riddles on Area chat ruins the fun of figuring it out for other players.
3] An acceptable way to ask for help with riddles on Area chat would be "Please PM me if you can help with a riddle."
4] Please do NOT post the actual riddle in any public chat asking for answers, even though you intend that the answer is sent by Personal Message to you - most likely the answer will end up in the chat which you have posted the riddle in.

Responsibility for your Account
1] Players are 100% responsible for their accounts. Do not let siblings use your account and do not give out your password to ANYONE.
2] Your account is responsible for any violations incurred, regardless of who you claim has done it. (siblings, friends, pet cats, dogs, birds, rabbits etc.)
3] Please do not argue if action has been taken for any violation.

Religion
1] Please do NOT discuss any form of religion on the public chats.
2] Remember that players may come from different countries and may share different beliefs.
3] We do not allow this kind of talk because arguments or disagreements may arise and feelings may be hurt.
4] Please be aware of this when creating a profile. There is no need to have any religious references in a profile. This even includes mentioning what religion you are. There is no reason others need to know what religion you are.

Racial
1] Please do NOT refer to any racial comments at all - there are many different players here of many different ethnicities, and respect is due to them all.
2] It is not advisable to bring up any topic directly relation to ethnicity, arguments could occur.

Raffles
1] A Raffle is defined as "a form of lottery in which a number of persons buy one or more chances to win a prize." (dictionary.com)
2] Raffles are not allowed on the game as they often are used to steal money from others.

Role Playing
This is a family game thus we are quite strict about what is and is not allowed. If you wish to RP then ALL content Must comply with the following:
1] All content must be non-violent. This means no blood, gore, ripping apart, killing, harming anything.
2] All content must be nice. This means no name calling, no cruelty to another person, no threatening or bullying another person.
3] No adult content is allowed. This means no dating, no birth (details,) no death, no self-harm.
4] If you wish to RP stallion/mare, nothing more than "gives birth" is allowed. No mating is allowed. Nothing specific or graphic is allowed. No fighting between horses is allowed.
5] We do Not allow players to advertise any form of role playing. This includes in classified ads and looking for buddies that role play.
6] Players may Only role play on ranch isles and Only if the ranch owner allows role playing on the ranch.
7] If the ranch owner asks you to leave you Must leave immediately.
8] No vulgar, graphic, inappropriate language is allowed.
9] If you feel you can not comply with the above please do Not role play on this game. Players found breaking the rules will receive violations.
10] We do not recommend players role play, this is Horse Isle not Role Play Isle, however if you feel you must do so then please be careful regarding your content and behavior.
11] If you are involved in role play and it becomes inappropriate, file an Abuse Report against ANY players still involved or being cataclytic to the situation.

Real Life Advice
1] Please do not ask for real life advice on the game or in the forums. You have no way of knowing who is answering the question and what their experience level is.
2] Taking experience from people on the game could end up causing more problems. Please see a professional in your area instead.

Rump Art
1] You may not copy someone else's art, fan art exempted. Website logos or any text not in the dictionary is not allowed.
2] The content must comply with all game rules. Artwork must be G-rated and not likely in any way to cause offense to other players. No religious content is allowed.

Relationships
1] Please do NOT get overly personal in your Horse Isle friendships, the game rules and Personal Information rules still stand.
2] Please do NOT actively seek out boyfriends or girlfriends on Horse Isle - this is not a dating site, and in NO way are you allowed to "flirt" with other players.

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Selling Uncaught Wild Horses
1] Please do NOT attempt to "sell" the location of a wild horse, if you do not have the space, either point out its location or move on.

Sharing Accounts
1] Do not share your account with another player. This means allowing someone else on your account.
2] You are 100% responsible for your account. Should someone else log into your account, they could cause violations or steal from you. So, keep your password well hidden and not easy to guess.
3] If a friend or sibling wants to play the game, help them set up their own account. They need to follow the instructions and use their own email address (or a parent's) and their own password. Remember, you should not know their password. Do this instead of letting them use yours.
4] If you are not the account owner, but someone has given you their password, this does not give you the right or the okay to log onto their account, give them violations or remove anything from the account. Any players we find doing this will have their own account banned.

Scams
1] Scamming of any kind is strictly against the rules.
2] The definition of a scam: "a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, esp. for making a quick profit; swindle." (Dictionary.com)
3] Please be aware of other players attempting to scam. Do NOT willingly give out your money, horses or items as that will fall under an unfair trade.
4] The only services that we suggest should pay for are those provided by Horse Isle itself, and not other players.
5] If you notice a player attempting to scam please file an Abuse Report immediately and inform a moderator.
6] Do not trade something you are not willing to lose.
7] Once a horse or item leaves your account, it no longer belongs to you, although you can file an Abuse Report if an unfair trade has been performed.

Spam
1] The definition of Spam is: "to post irrelevant messages one or more times in deliberate or accidental violation of rules."
2] Please do NOT spam at any time (posting useless, or similar posts over and over again);
e.g.: "hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi "

Slander
1] The definition of Slander is: "a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name."
2] Please do not slander another player, if you have a problem either mute the player or take it to the Personal Message feature.
3] If you see a player slandering another player, or are being slandered in a public chat please file an Abuse Report immediately and Personally Mute the player.

Stealing
1] Please do NOT attempt to steal from others, this is strictly against the rules.

Slaughter
1] Slaughter topics are inappropriate and should not be discussed at any time, we all love animals and do not appreciate these sorts of topics.

Starting Over/Quitting
1] You may quit playing at anytime. At this time your account will not auto-delete.
2] When you quit, do not give away any horses, money or items. Should you decide to play again with a new account you could get these things back and that would be cheating.
3] There really is no reason to do so, however if you feel the need to start over, your account may be deleted (or permanently locked if payments have been made to it) after giving sufficient proof that you are the account owner.
4] To have your account deleted so that you can start over, contact support@horseisle.com from the email address you used to create your account. Please include that it is for HI2 and your HI2 username. Again, do not trade anything off your account. Do not create a new account until we tell you that you may.

Story Telling
1] We do not encourage story telling in any Public chat as it can sometimes be annoying to other players.
2] If you feel the need to engage in Story Telling, please keep the discussion in the Personal Messaging system or in Buddy Chat.
3] If the Story violates any rules in any way, please file an Abuse report immediately.
4] This note stands for Forums as well, should your Forum post violate rules, the post will be removed immediately.

Stuck
1] It can be possible to get stuck in the game. Especially if you try to squeeze between world objects that are relatively close together or near the edge of the 'world'.
2] Never try to purposefully get stuck. However, if it happens, type !STUCK and it will nudge you a little to try and get you unstuck.
3] If that does not work, contact a moderator. They have the ability to jump you nearby to get you unstuck.
4] Never abuse the !STUCK command. Should we find you getting yourself stuck purposefully, you will be left for a while to just sit. If this does not deter you, it's possible to receive a ban from the game for one day as this not only causes confusion among the players, but it also wastes the time of the moderators and admins.

Suggestions
1] Suggestions are well appreciated, but keep in mind that it takes a lot of work to get most suggestions in effect.
2] Admin do review all suggestions - they should be reasonable as it is not possible for some ideas to be carried out.
3] Admin will try and add new breeds, suggestions and updates once to twice monthly, do not be offended if your suggested breeds or ideas are not added immediately - the process takes a long time to complete.

Services Provided by Players
1] We do not endorse Horse Isle services attempted to be sold by other players, but do not prohibit the action.
2] Please be careful when considering trading money or items for services rendered, the service might not be performed while the player advertising the service receives and keeps the money or item.
3] Services offered can include but are not limited to: Training, Boarding, Collecting, etc.
4] There have been cases of players attempting to sell non existent services or items (e.g.: "Horse Maps"); This action is considered scamming, if you are unsure about these services you may contact a Moderator or Admin to verify or report the action.

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Training
1] The leasing system is set up to make it safe to lease a horse to another player for boarding or training purposes. Do Not directly Trade the horse to another player.
2] Horse Isle does not advise that you pay for training ahead of time, however it does not prohibit it. If you prepay, realize you are trading on a promise and could lose that money should the trainer not do the agreed upon training, or cancel the lease early without training.
3] Horse Isle does not advise that the trainer wait to take payment until after the training is completed as that is also trading on a promise and you could be out the money it cost you to train that horse.
4] If you agree to train a horse for another player and receive money up front, you must either complete the training as agreed, or cancel the lease and refund all the funds given to you. If you do not fulfill your end of the deal, but keep the money, you are stealing and will be banned.
5] If a player trains a horse for you, but you wait to pay until after the training is done, you must pay the agreed upon amount when the training is completed. If you do not, you will be banned.
6] If you have another player Experience train your horse, it is highly advised to use the Experience Training Contract. This is set up so both players do not lose money in the end. If a player refuses to use this system, it is advisable to not make a deal with them. If you do not use this system, it is considered trading on a promise, and the above statements apply.

Terms Of Service
1] Please assure that you have read and that you understand fully our Terms of Service. By joining you agree to accept them, and you agree to follow all rules.
2] If you are under the age of 18 and do not understand the Terms of Service, please ask a parent or guardian to help you through them.
3] It is extremely important that you understand the Terms of Service.

Threats
1] Please do NOT engage in threatening another player in any way, this is strictly against the rules.
2] If someone is threatening you, please Personally Mute the player immediately and file an Abuse Report.

Trading Between Games
1] Trading between the Horse Isle games (Secret Land of Horses/HI1, Legend of the Esrohs/HI2 Eternal and LifeCycle) is not recommended or endorsed by Horse Isle.
2] Trading between the games includes, but is not limited to, getting money on one game for a specified amount of money on the other game.
3] This is considered trading on a promise and not a good idea. Should you decide to do this anyway, realize Horse Isle will not return any stolen funds to you should someone not complete their end of the deal.
4] If a player does agree to trade with you and they do not follow through, please do file an abuse report, but again, you will not get your money, items or horses back.
5] Because this is trading on a promise and not advised, advertising is not allowed.

Trading on a Promise
1] Trading on a promise is when one player gives something to another under the promise that the other will do their half of the trade, or return the traded item, at a later time.
2] Horse Isle strongly advises to never do a trade on a promise. Always be sure a trade is fair in and of itself.
3] Trading on a promise includes, but is not limited to: trading between HI1, HI2:Eternal or HI2:LifeCycle, boarding a horse with another player not using the leasing system, lending items/pets/money, trading an item/horse/money with the player promising to pay you back later, having a horse trained without using the in-game system or selling an unborn/unweaned foal.
4] If you do complete a trade on a promise and the other player does not fulfil their end of the deal, please file an Abuse Report immediately.
5] Horse Isle does not return items/horses/pets/money that have been stolen. So be very sure you are happy with a trade before you accept it.

Too Crowded
1] When an area (island, inside a building, etc) has over 75 people on it, players can call !TOOCROWDED. This sends everyone in the area to the Dungeon.
2] If a player wants to go to the Dungeon on their own there is a NPC (non-player character) that will send them.
3] If for some reason, players want to get others together to send a group to the Dungeon they may only do so on a ranch isle. If they advertise for this, it must be on the advertiser's ranch.
4] Calling for players to gather on a normal isle is not allowed since many players may need to be there to quest and don't want to go to the Dungeon.

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Unfair Trades
1] Once a horse or item leaves your account, it no longer belongs to you, although you can file an Abuse Report if an unfair trade has been performed.

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Violation Points
1] Violation points are points that attribute to the amount of times that you have violated a rule, and the degree of seriousness involved.
2] This is only shown to you to give you an idea of what you may have done that was against our rules. They can be seen on the Account page.
3] Violations can be given a number of ways. Some ways include via Abuse Reports (please see section on those above), Random Chat Reviews or Forum Reviews.
4] We will not dispute these violations. We may show you the chat log where the rule was broken should you need clarification so you know what not to do in the future.
5] Do not be concerned if you have 1 or 2 points against you. It has NO negative effect on your account.
6] If you acquire 10 violations or more, you may be given a temporary warning ban. Take that time to go over the rules and be sure you understand them so you do not acquire more once your ban is up.
7] If, after you have had a temporary ban, you receive more violations, you may be given a longer temporary ban, or a permanent ban from the game.
8] If you steal from another player, you will be banned. In most cases, you will lose your account permanently. Please be sure you discuss the banning through a Support Issue. Do Not make a new account because you are banned.
9] If your violations are of a serious nature (sexually explicit, severe filter avoidance, etc) your account may be permanently banned, without warning, before reaching 10 violations.

Violence
1] Violence is not allowed in the game. This includes in chat, profiles, descriptions and art.
2] If you see violent chat or descriptions please file an Abuse Report against that player immediately.

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Websites
1] Please do NOT discuss other websites on Horse Isle, it is against the rules.
2] The ONLY websites which are acceptable to discuss are reference sites; e.g.: Google, Yahoo, Dictionary, etc.

Wild Horses
1] If a horse is free roaming, and uncaught it is considered a Wild Horse.
2] If two players both find this horse, the person who catches it, OWNS it. This means that wild horses cannot be "stolen" from someone else- it's "catchers keepers!"
3] Please do NOT harass or beg a player if they caught the Wild Horse before you did, it belongs to the player who first caught it.
4] If another player does harass or beg you for it, kindly tell them no, and nicely ask them not to continue asking.
5] If the player continues, Personally Mute them immediately without further responding and file an Abuse Report.

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