The Rules of Sumo Card
1. Have Fun! aka Don't be a jerk.
Our main goal is to create a supportive and fun learning environment for Japanese learners of all skill levels. To this end, please remember to remain civil when interacting with the sites staff and other users. Please don't engage in name calling, personal attacks, or any kind of harrasment. There will be a zero tolerance policy regarding this.
2. Humans Only! aka No Bots, No Cheating.
The software is designed to work with humans. We have made every effort to ensure the integrity of the game. If you discover an exploit or some other way to take advantage of the game / system, please file a dispatch ticket.
3. No posting links to illegal content
We understand there may be the desire to post links to complete Japanese learning books. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS. We are based in the United States and doing this creates a legal liability which could lead to the site being shut down. There is a zero strike, zero tolerance policy with regards to posting this type of material to the site. Word packs which contain links to full downloads of pdf's of books will be deleted and the user which posts it will be banned.
4. No selling access to word packs or selling items for real-world money
This site is intended to be a free resource allowing anyone to participate and share. Under no circumstances should access to word packs or items be traded or sold for real world currency.
5. GM's have the final word
If a GM asks you to do something, please do it. Their decision is final and they are in place to maintain the integrity of the site.
6. Don't abuse the API
The API is available for your use as a courtesy. If it is abused, it will go away.
7. Be understanding
There are multiple ways to say things, as well as different dialects and speaking styles. I understand the notion to think, "Oh, well, my Japanese Sensei says to say X, Y way." Please understand that language is fluid and Japanese is a very old language and has gone through several iterations. Be understanding and open to feedback and criticism, who knows, you might just learn something!