ACCOUNT AND UPLOADING RULES
When you create an Account, you will have to create a user name. You will also be able to upload images through our Alien Races or Wallpaper pages. Your user name and these images will be visible to other users. When you choose a user name or otherwise upload an image that can be seen by other users, you must abide by the following guidelines as well as the rules of common decency. If STO Academy finds a user name or image to be offensive or improper, or believes a user name or image is or may be illegal, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, refuse to grant you the user name or upload the image, change the user name or image, remove the user name or image, and/or suspend or terminate your use of this site. In particular, you may not use any user name or image:
(i) Belonging to another individual or entity with the intent to impersonate that individual or entity, including without limitation, impersonating any STO Academy agent or employee or any other STO Academy community user;
(ii) That incorporates vulgar language or imagery or which are otherwise offensive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(iii) That is subject to the rights of any other person or entity without written authorization from that person or entity;
(iv) That belongs to a popular culture figure, celebrity or media personality;
(v) That is, contains, or is substantially similar to a trademark or service mark, whether registered or not, or may otherwise cause confusion;
(vi) That contains, or simulates, character nudity;
(vii) Belonging to any religious figure or deity;
(viii) Related to drugs, sex, alcohol, or criminal activity;
(ix) Comprised of gibberish (e.g., "asdlfsdoifh");
(x) Is substantially similar to, or otherwise contains or duplicates any copyrighted work or component of a copyrighted work (including, without limitation, comics, anime, movies or other video games, and any characters appearing in any of the foregoing);
(xi) Referring to pop culture icons or personas (e.g., "Spiderman," "Madonna");
You may not use a misspelling or an alternative spelling to circumvent the name restrictions listed above, nor can you have a "first" and "last" name that, when combined, violate the above name restrictions.
BLOG POSTING RULES
Any user may post a comment on the STO Academy blog. Comments that are comprised of spam, vulgar language, offensive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically, objectionable, or gibberish will be removed.
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