I'm sorry to have to do this to you, but you should be well aware that under COPPA laws, people under the age of 13 are not allowed to use services on the Internet such as forums. This little piece of documentation was the first thing that was mentioned in registering, where the option to continue registering had text that said something along the lines of "by clicking this link, I agree to the terms noted above and that I am of the age 13 and older." Since you just freely admitted to being 12, which is not 13 or older, I cannot allow you to continue using these forums until you're 13. Since I can't find anything on the forums telling me when your birthday is, I have no choice but to ban you for one full year from this date as one year from today you will be of age to use various Internet services. It's cyrstal clear violation of US law, and that cannot be allowed, and I'm dead serious and will not hesitate to enforce this as I am now.Hino_Rei552 wrote:(being only 12)
To everyone else here on the forums, if you have gotten away with not being at least 13 and using these forums, do the right thing and come clean to me telling me when you turn 13 so I can disable your account until that date.
If, however, you are caught lying at some point, I will not hesitate to ban you not only from the forums, but from phobos completely. Situations where you're 12 now, say you're 13 to use the forums, and at some later date you either slip up or say outright proving you were lying back then, will not be tolerated. If you use the forums before you turn 13 and when you turn 13 and brag thinking you got away with it, you've screwed yourself over. ANY shit like that happens, and I will prevent you from ever using anything on phobos. This means not only have you earned no usage of the SMU forums for life, you have earned the inability to access SMU altogether, as well as MKBO, and any other projects I might do in the future.
I'm dead serious about this, don't think I won't. Follow the law and just wait until you turn 13, or break the law and screw yourself over. It's your choice.