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  • Do not harass, attack, or demean others, including official staff. Disagreement is welcome, but different points of view can coexist without anyone resorting to personal attacks.
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  • Spam posts will result in an immediate permanent ban.
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  • Comments must be written in English so our team of moderators are able to quickly determine whether posts follow these guidelines.

Appealing a Time-out or Ban​ 

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