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  • All milestones topics (ie: topics congratulating a person for achieving a certain post count) must be created in the Games & Chatter forum. Topics of this nature created anywhere else will be moved. An exception for this is aikenforums.com where milestone topics can be created in Clay Off-topic.
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    If you have a question/problem regarding a moderator action, the proper process is to send that moderator a Private Message (PM) in a respectful and non-demanding/non-threatening tone. Abusive PM's sent to moderators will result in severe consequences to the sender. If you cannot reason with a moderator, please contact an administrator. Do not contact an administrator unless you have first attempted to resolve the matter with the moderator.
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Account Policy
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