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Are you familiar with the Rules of the Internet? There are 100 of them (most are irrelevent and/or disgusting) but a few are well-known. Feel free to look up the whole set on Urban Dictionary (shame on you), but in the interest of fairness I think we should have a set of Rules for Armor Games.

A few well-known (or generally agreed on) Internet rules are:
1. Do not talk about /b/
2. Do NOT talk about /b/
3. We are Anonymous.
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8. There are no real rules about posting.
9. There are no real rules about moderation either â" enjoy your ban.
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11. You must have pictures to prove your statement.
12. Lurk moar - it's never enough.
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14. Do not argue with a troll - it means that they win.
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16. There are NO girls on the internet.
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31. CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.
32. EVEN WITH CRUISE CONTROL YOU STILL HAVE TO STEER.
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34. (You already know Rule 34)
35. If no (Rule 34) is found, it will be created.
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49. The internet makes you stupid.
50. Anything can be a meme.
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62. The internet is SERIOUS FREAKIN' BUSINESS.

The "Rule of the Internet" are also up for discussion. So. "Rules of Armor Games" anyone?

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Revised: Version 2.1

-Rules of Armor Games-

Rule 1: Do not talk about Dan.
Rule 2: Do NOT talk about Dan.
Rule 3: There are three levels of users. Admins, then Mods, then you.
Rule 4: You will never be a Moderator.
Rule 4-1: Especially if you openly state you want to be one (MattEmAngel).
Rule 4-2: Especially if you try way too hard to be helpful (winmaster1).
Rule 4-3: Strop is an exception.
Rule 5: No one thinks bad spelling/grammar is funny or cool. Go away.
Rule 6: We already have a thread for "You're banned"
Rule 7: There are no real rules about posting.
Rule 7-1: Yes, there are. Enjoy your ban.
Rule 7-2: Serious mischief = banhammer.
Rule 8: There are rules for making and playing RPGs, but no one follows them.
Rule 8-1: There are rules for each RPG you join. Follow them.
Rule 9: If you post in Newcomers, R2D21999 will haunt your dreams.
Rule 10: "Respond with 'I love Armor Games' to prove you've read this."
Rule 11: You must have pictures to prove your statement.
Rule 11-1: You must also have links, references, quotes, and perfect grammar to prove your statement in WEPRE.
Rule 11-2: Wikipedia is not a reference.
Rule 11-3: All of your carefully-worded arguments can easily be ignored.
Rule 12: Don't argue with trolls. Report them.
Rule 13: Ferret is actually a ferret.
Rule 13-1: Gantic is actually a rabbit.
Rule 14: If you post something worse than pangtongshu, you deserve a ban.
Rule 15: Use [img] tags, not [IMG] tags. It's not complicated.
Rule 16: You are not allowed to misprint user names.
Rule 16-1: Calling R2D21999 "R2D" means punishment.
Rule 16-2: Calling pangtongshu "Pang" means death.
Rule 16-3: Calling StormWalker âSunWalkerâ means death.
Rule 16-4: Calling MattEmAngel "MattEm" doesn't even make sense.
Rule 17: There are NO girls on Armor Games.
Rule 17-1: Except pang, maybe.
Rule 17-2: StormWalker is a femalloid.
Rule 18: Salvidian will never tell. Never.
Rule 19: They aren't "Achievements," they're "Quests." They are far superior.
Rule 20: There is no buzz. Patrick killed it all.
Rule 21: You cannot make a successful Thread in AMW.
Rule 22: Referring to yourself in the 3rd person is not cool.
Rule 22-1: killersup10 and thaboss are exceptions.
Rule 22-2: MrPockets had something to do with it.
Rule 23: Everything that can be found will be found in pangtongshuâs bed.
Rule 24: Armor Games still doesnât have an âEDITâ button for posts.
Rule 25: If you make two Forum Games on the same day and they both fail, the third one will also fail.
Rule 26: Thou shalt not unfix what Matt has fixed in relation to the Rules of Armor Games.
Rule 27: COUNTING GAMES ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Rule 28: *sorry, Caps Lock was on.
Rule 29: The more you hate it, the stronger it gets.
Rule 30: See those âLegacyâ Quests? That makes me better than you.
Rule 31: The best flash games have blue elephants.
Rule 31-1: There will never be enough sequels to âThis is the Only Level.â
Rule 32: You canât find that guyâs Armatar because he got it from an Armatar Contest a year ago.
Rule 33: What has been Locked cannot be Unlocked.
Rule 34: Rule 34
Rule 35: If no (Rule 34) is found, it will be made.
Rule 36: "Sorry, ninja'd."
Rule 36-1: It is the ninja'd to be blamed for the ninja'ing, not the ninja.
Rule 37: Take two minutes to fix your spelling and grammar before posting in an RPG.
Rule 38: Hugging is needed.
Rule 39: "Hay guyz can i join rpg? i didn't read the rules LOL ." Go away.
Rule 40: What you click isn't always what you get.
Rule 41: Instead of making a new Thread in the "Programming Help" section, lurk. If you don't fine your answer, lurk more.
Rule 42: Your zombie RPG is doomed to fail. Sorry in advance.
Rule 43: No one has ever asked for hunger and thirst stats in an RPG for a reason.
Rule 43-1: Because it never works.
Rule 44: Anything past Page 10 is going to be necro'd.
Rule 45: Nice question. Have you ever heard of Google?
Rule 45-1: No? Google it.
Rule 46: Play the game before you rate it. 8.5 is not a universal rating.
Rule 46-1: You can't give a game a 10.
Rule 46-2: John games are an exception.
Rule 47: Being "friended" on Armor Games is not as important as you think it is.
Rule 48: This is Armor Games, not Kongregate, Newgrounds or Miniclip. We don't do everything they do. You know why? Because this is Armor Games.
Rule 49: You don't get Armor Points for spamming comments anymore. Stop.
Rule 50: If you are inactive for over a month, you are pronounced dead.
Rule 51: Check their gender before you hit on them.
Rule 51-1: Unfortunately, Rule 17.
Rule 52: Don't bump your thread every five minutes if no one posts.
Rule 52-1: I said don't bump it!
Rule 53: The Game Master is the final authority.
Rule 54: AG3 is still in progress.
Rule 54-1: It will be done "soon."
Rule 55: Go to "Atheism vs Theism." Lose faith in humanity.
Rule 55-1: Your opinion is always wrong.
Rule 56: Stop telling us about your new dubstep track. We know you stole it.
Rule 57: You will never prove that the Xbox is better than the Playstation.
Rule 58: You will never prove that the Playstation is better than the Xbox.
Rule 59: Armor Games is NOT "Pay to play."
Rule 60: Forum Games that involve judging other people will always be the most popular.
Rule 60-1: Yours is a duplicate. No exceptions.
Rule 61: If you say "I'm leaving Armor Games forever," your profile will be stalked.
Rule 62: Check the first three pages before making a thread. No one likes duplicates.
Rule 63: Strip. Yours is irrelevant.
Rule 64: tl;dr

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I chopped out a few irrelevant rules (such as Salvidian being dead, because he's not, and the "don't post on an inactive profile" because we do that to encourage people to log on and play our game), fixed some spelling and added a few new ones. This is a potential final version.

All rules are open to change. However! I am not going above 64. If have a good original rule, post it, but also post what rule you think it should replace. In other words, don't start with "Rule 65," start with "Rule (whatever)" so I know which rules you guys don't like.

Also, start using them! If you find an annoying player, a duplicate thread or a person being foolish enough to post in "Newcomers," reply with a Rule (as in, Rule 9 for the Newcomers thread).

MattEmAngel
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Adding a 9-1: All posts must be in English. No exceptions.

That seems to be happening more frequently lately.

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That should most likely be a separate rule.

MattEmAngel
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Okay...what rule?

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*mutters and walks off *I don't know... I'm not the rule maker.

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such as Salvidian being dead, because he's not,


But..he is robot!
MattEmAngel
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*mutters and walks off *I don't know... I'm not the rule maker.


Don't get mad at me, man. I'm asking because I don't want to make a whole pile of changes and then have people mad at them. If you want a change, find a place for it.

And no, Sal is not a robot. R2 is a robot.
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How do any of you know whether or not I'm a robot? How do you know I'm not pang and R2D2's twin?

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How do any of you know whether or not I'm a robot? How do you know I'm not pang and R2D2's twin?


Because I say you're not. That's why.
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How do you know I'm not pang and R2D2's twin?


Logic. You would have to be triplets, not twins.

Rule 10 encourages spam, so I think that should be changed to something more along the lines of,

"Congratulations if you made it this far down the list."
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I think a better number would be 16-5 since it's a misprint of a username.


Agreed.

If nobody uses it, why would it be a rule?


Because it's a warning, duh.
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Don't get mad at me, man. I'm asking because I don't want to make a whole pile of changes and then have people mad at them. If you want a change, find a place for it.


Who said I was mad? I'm just saying that those 2 rules don't go together see?

Rule 9: If you post in Newcomers, R2D21999 will haunt your dreams.

Different languages don't have anything to do with me or the newcomers thread.
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Hm. You might be right about Rule 10, although the "you made it this far down the list" isn't really a rule. Plus, Rule 64 already makes fun of having to read the whole list.

As for the languages rule, we occasionally see newcomers posting in foreign languages. They are immediately warned to use only English. That's why I suggested it be a sub-rule. Not because of R2, but because of Newcomers. Eh.

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Logic. You would have to be triplets, not twins.


Righto. Didn't think of that.

Plus, Rule 64 already makes fun of having to read the whole list.


You can't just change 64 to a higher number?
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Not because of R2, but because of Newcomers. Eh.


But people can still talk in another language outside the newcomers in fact we had many in the Tavern and in the support forums last year.

And some users use it outside the community alot.
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