Please note, repeat offenders will be moved a position down on the list to a more severe punishment. (Break a level 4 rule twice and you get a level 7-8 punishment)
These rules are minor and are generally due to mistakes rather than a malicious nature, due to this, the offenders are normally given a verbal warning and taught about their mistake. However if the incident is repeated then their warning level will increase and there may be post moderation.
These rules are generally more severe and offenders will not be given the original verbal warning but rather the initial warning level and in extreme cases banning of up to a day.
The rules under this category will often merit a ban of some kind if broken. The most severe punishment will often be up to three months or longer, however the standard (if it is neither a repeat offender nor extremely deliberate) is around one to two weeks.
General permanent ban, some cases will be reduced if the offender is repentant or very mistaken.
Permanent ban on the level of Kyle, Loop, Jaymo, etc.
a1.0 - Don't discriminate.
a1.1) Don't discriminate race. (e.g. racial slurs towards users, racially insensitive; avatars, usernames, signatures, etc., racial abuse towards users/staff.) 8
a1.2) Don't discriminate religion. (e.g. offensive religious slurs towards users, religiously insensitive; avatars, usernames, signatures, etc.)7
a1.3) Don't discriminate nationality. 6
a2.0 - No bullying.
a2.1) Don't harass users.5
a2.2) Don't create or distribute negative rumours of/about users. 7
a2.3) Don't create, assist or join hate groups against users. 8
a2.4) Don't threaten users. 4
a2.5) Don't share personal/private information of/about users without their will. 9
a2.6) Don't insult users. 3
a3.0 - No mature content on public forums. (Keep it PG+13)
a3.1) Don't share/distribute pornography or sexual content. 9
a3.2) Don't share/distribute gore or death.8
a3.3) Don't promote/share/distribute illegal operations/activities/material. (e.g. drugs, theft, violence, etc.) 6
a4.0 - Don't create or use Alternate accounts.
a4.1) Don't create/use alternate accounts to avoid punishment. 9
a4.2) Don't create/use alternate accounts to access different perms. 8
a5.0 - Don't impersonate other users.
a5.1) Don't set username to mimic that of a fellow user. 2
a5.2) Don't impersonate staff members to gain permissions. 4
a6.0 - Don't ask for reputation points from users. 3
a7.0 - Don't willingly exploit NewPoints/Heads system.
a7.1) Don't trick or harass users to give you Heads. 3
a8.0 - Don't bring 5Head Gaming into disrepute. 9
b1.0 - Don't spam.
b1.1) Don't post consecutive shouts more than 4 times.
b1.2) Don't post identical shouts more than 3 times.
b1.3) Don't post unintelligible/nonsense shouts.
b2.0 - Don't advertise.
b2.1) Don't promote foreign communities or their content & services.
b2.2) Don't promote products to sell.
b3.0 - Don't discuss/promote applications, appeals, requests or reports.
b3.1) Don't post links to threads mentioned on Rule b3.0
b3.2) Don't promote users staff applications.
c1.0 - Don't abuse permissions.
-c1.1) Don't use permissions to punish users unfairly. 8
-c1.2) Don't use permissions or influence to gain from the community.7
-c1.3) Don't use permissions/position to abuse users. 8
c2.0 - Don't expose admin exclusive information.
c2.1) Don't share or leak admin only content with non-staff members. 10
c2.2) Don't share or leak personal/private information about users.10
c2.3) Don't share or leak admin details to other communities.10
c2.4) Don't share information about staff members from admin only sections.10
c3.0 - Don't abuse/harass/bully staff members.
-c3.1) Don't create social groups between members of staff.7
-c3.2) Don't use position to abuse, harass or bully staff members.8
-c3.3) Don't threaten the demotion of staff members.6
-c3.4) Don't blackmail members of staff.10
c4.0 - Don't abuse/harass/bully users.
c4.1) Don't use your powers to threaten/blackmail users.9
c4.2) Don't share users private information without permission.9
c4.3) Don't publicly humiliate/embarrass users.7
Thank you for reading
If you'd like to suggest any changes to the forum rules, do so in the suggestions section.