We want to keep our servers free from offensive language. We want this for ourselves, but even more so for our members' and guests' kids, who frequently play on our servers.
About Halo's M rating: We allow children on our servers. We are aware that the Entertainment Software Rating Board rates Halo as "M" for "Mature". What this means is that parents who do not approve of video game violence should not allow their children to play Halo. However, many of us do allow our children to play Halo, in the same way that we ourselves may have played Cops and Robbers as children, or watched Bugs Bunny cartoons, for that matter. We believe that with appropriate parenting, kids can understand the difference between games and real life.
Don't use language that could be considered offensive. Generally speaking, we don't allow words or phrases that you wouldn't hear in a 2nd grade classroom. Other than that, when in doubt, don't use the word or phrase. If we ask you to watch your language for a word that you consider inoffensive, please humor us!
Offensive language includes racist words or remarks, sexual references, words offensive to generally recognized religions, words involving substance abuse, or words involving illegal activities. We may choose to make exceptions if certain words are generally accepted in common speech.
Using asterisks or similar to partially censor a word is treated as if the original word was used.
Abbreviated terms involving the "F word" are not allowed. Abbreviated terms in common use, such as "lmao" and "omg", are generally fine, but many such abbreviations are disrespectful, and fall under the Behavior section.
Most importantly, each administrator makes the call on what words or phrases are considered offensive. The words may be personally offensive to the administrator, or he or she may just be enforcing the rules to the standards as laid out here. You will see a small amount of inconsistency from one administrator to the next. That's why we give warnings for all but the most offensive language!
Use of ALL CAPS (all uppercase letters) is reserved for administrators.
Disrupting in-game (or team or vehicle) chat (for example by scrolling it quickly) is not allowed.
All of the language rules apply to your player name. If an admin asks you to change your name, you may do that by leaving the game and selecting the Profile item from the main game menu.
Do not use the names of deities (e.g., God, Jesus, Allah) or religions (e.g. a Jew, Judaism, a Christian, Christianity) in your player name. Do not use the name of the Devil or equivalent, such as Lucifer or Satan.
Do not use the names of terrorist organizations in your player name.
Do not use generic names indicating familial relationships. The classic example is "your mom", but names indicating any other family relationship are not allowed.
Your player name may not begin with "bfm" or "BFM" or anything similar unless you are a member of the clan. The only way you can become a member of the clan is to have passed our recruitment process, which begins here. Only an impostor would try to recruit you over in-game chat.
If you use the name of an existing clan member, including tags, you will be banned as soon as you are caught, without warning.
Only English should be used in our servers. This is so that we can enforce language and behavior rules.
~ No camping or sniping on Race servers
~ Respect the admins & all players
~ No profanity
~ No team nading/rocketing
Most of the rules are pretty easy to follow, but camping can have different meanings to different people. So here is the rule about camping:
Camping is defined as sitting and waiting in a hog, on foot, etc. for the intent of killing another player. If your life isnt in danger on a Race map you should be driving. If you have to stop to shoot to save your life this isnt considered camping.