1. User Groups:
  1.1. Administrator - Admin user group.
  1.2. Head Moderator - This group includes team member supervisors, a mentors of Moderators and Watchers.
  1.3. Moderator - Moderators manage all nodes and enforce the rules, as well as mentor people who have recently joined the Watcher group.
  1.4. Watcher - Watchers are moderator assistants with less permissions.
  1.5. Arbitrator - The arbitrators are the judge, jury and executioner. They don't handle regular reports and also have administrator permissions.
  1.6. Guarantor - A guarantor is a user, an independent third party, who guarantees the security of all transactions between the buyer and the seller.
  1.7. Reverser - This group includes users involved in the restoration of the software principles/ideas/algorithms for research and/or creation of similar software.
  1.8. Designer - A designer is a user who develops a beautiful and functional shell of any product using his imagination and creativity.
  1.9. Coder - A coder is someone who implements algorithms, prays for Knuth's three-volume book, and considers normal programmers to be coders. Has an overestimated Sense Of Self Importance (SOSI), usually a mathematician or physicist by education.
  1.10. Premium - A rare group that only users who had the Legend or BHF+ group can buy this group.
  1.11. BHF+ - This group includes users who have received a large number of positive reactions, they are eligible to advertise a commercial site in their threads.
  1.12. Legend - This group includes users who have gained a great reputation, they don't have any of the above permissions.
  1.13. Maecenas - Maecenas is a user who gratuitously contributes to the forum development, allocating financial assistance from personal funds for this.
  1.14. Seller - A seller is a person or organization that has the commercial authority to sell their goods/services.
  1.15. Expert, Experienced, Local, Rookie and below - regular forum user group.
  1.16. Untrusted - This group includes users who cannot be trusted, they are deprived of certain permissions. The arbitrator adds the user to this group at his own discretion.
  1.17. Banned - This group includes users who have repeatedly violated the forum rules. They don't have access to the forum. Ban can be temporary or permanent.
    Learn more about user groups here.

2. User Registration
  2.1. After confirming registration and agreeing to the Terms and Privacy Policy, the user is obliged to read the forum rules and follow them.
  2.2. Registration and/or use of multiple accounts (multi-accounts) is prohibited. In case of violation, your accounts will be permanently banned. If you made a mistake or forgot your old account, please contact us. Exceptions at the administration discretion.
  2.3. Is forbidden to use a nickname in any language or transliteration that contains:
      2.3.1. violations of the norms of decency and morality (Hitler, Allah-akbar, Shokha, Pakhan, etc.)
      2.3.2. profanity or offensive language
      2.3.3. similarity with the other user and/or the Forum Team nickname
      2.3.4. a link to a third-party site or commercial phrases
  2.4. Is forbidden to share your personal account data to other people. In case of sharing/loss of account access, the owner is fully responsible for the actions committed by another person, and is also obliged to close all arbitrations directed in his direction from other users (if any).

3. Forum Restrictions
  3.1. Communication
      3.1.1. Is forbidden to offend forum members in any form (the manifestation of any rudeness, threats, personal insults and obscene statements, including in a hidden form, both in relation to legal entities and specific individuals).
      3.1.2. Is forbidden to use the resource to disclose information constituting state or other secrets specially protected by law, to promote or justify extremism and terrorism, to call for the seizure of power, the violent change of the constitutional order and the integrity of the state, inciting national, class, social, religious intolerance or discord, to promote war, to disseminate information about the technology of manufacturing weapons, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices, as well as to promote pornography and post relevant materials on the resource, a cult of violence and cruelty, or call on the people to do something. Any topic containing calls for ethnic hatred, slander and insults of representatives of any nationality will be deleted without warning.
  3.2. Posting:
      3.2.1. Flood, overposting, offtopic and special increasing the message counter is prohibited. Also forbidden to leave useless and meaningless messages. The exceptions are in nodes where messages aren't counting into account.
      3.2.2. Is forbidden to ask for or provide hidden contents in thread. All requests to provide hidden content must be sent through the private messaging system. If this function is not available, it means that hidden content cannot be provided. Exceptions are in giveaway nodes, where something can be given for each user individually.
      3.2.3. Is forbidden to mention about sending a report to any user message in thread (For example: "report has been sent", quote the rules paragraphs).
      3.2.4. Is forbidden to arrange a dialogue in threads through hidden content. We have a private messages system for this.
      3.2.5. Is forbidden to use excessive message formatting (unreadable and/or large fonts, capital letters only, animation abuse, etc.)
  3.3. Threads:
      3.3.1. Is forbidden to create threads with titles that do not briefly explain its essence like: ”help”, ”problem”, “suggest” etc. Thread title should clearly reflect the content. 
      3.3.2. Is forbidden to bump thread using messages that do not carry: an important semantic load, other critically important changes in the service provided, etc. We have a “Bump Thread” button in the right top of thread corner (three dots).
      3.3.3. Is forbidden to create threads asking for a debt or begging for money, game accounts, etc.
      3.3.4. Is forbidden to create threads with a request to vote/send a report/cause offense etc. something or someone. People must learn from their mistakes.
      3.3.5. Is forbidden to create fictitious contests/draws. In case if the prize does not match the description and the author does not issue a replacement, or the author refuses to issue the prize after the winner(s) has been selected, the author will be banned until the prize is issued to the winner(s).
      3.3.6. Is forbidden to create threads on request. In case of ignoring this rule, the user is also responsible for the product/service, as well as the seller. If an arbitration is created for a user whose thread was created at the request, he is obliged to resolve it. Otherwise, this user will be banned.
      3.3.7. Referral links, codes and systems in any form are prohibited, including pyramid schemes, network marketing and HYIP projects.
      3.3.8. Is forbidden to sell/buy in various methods and/or provide paid services for teaching something. The same applies to the sale of hidden contents.
      3.3.9. Is forbidden to delete thread content and/or change thread title after the thread has become irrelevant/the product or service has been sold.
      3.3.10. Is forbidden to sell, post links to resources, publish manufacturing instructions, announcements and methods for obtaining free of charge or other references to drugs and other psychotropic substances.
      3.3.11. Is forbidden to use file sharing service that have a limited file storage period. You may use the following services instead: AnonFiles, BayFiles, SendSpace, Yandex Disk, Google Drive, Cloud, Mega, etc.
      3.3.12. Is forbidden to distribute potentially dangerous programs that are designed to spy on forum users, steal their data, etc.
      3.3.13. Threads must be posted to the correctly selected nodes, posting in randomly selected sections is prohibited.
      3.3.14. Is forbidden to create threads that duplicate those already posted. Duplicate information is considered to be information that does not differ in content or quality.
      3.3.15. Is forbidden to create threads containing irrelevant earning ways/methods and other information, solely for the purpose of artificially increasing the message counter.
      3.3.16. Is forbidden to create threads related to sports betting.
  3.4. Sales
      3.4.1. The seller is obliged to provide a detailed description and price of his products in the first thread post. The first thread post should be kept up to date throughout the sale. Otherwise, thread will be deleted.
      3.4.2. Is forbidden to sell software from authors who have financial obligations to other users.
      3.4.3. Is forbidden to buy/sell forum accounts. Exceptions only with the consent of the forum administration.
      3.4.4. Is forbidden to publicly discuss the product price in thread.
      3.4.5. A product/service review must contain proofs of your words, such as: conversation screenshots, transfer receipts, images of completed work.

        These additional rules and offers in the sales threads that were invented by the sellers will not be accepted in arbitration under any pretext. The forum has only one rules and nothing else can override and expand them without the knowledge of the forum administration.
        In order to terminate software support/provision of services to a specific user, the person providing the service (seller, coder) must have a good reason for this. Reasons include: unauthorized provision of access to the service to third parties (public publication of the project, transfer of software to reversers for the purpose of hacking, publication of a list of private proxies, changing the account password, etc.) and any other obstructions.
  3.5. Software sales
      3.5.1. Mandatory requirements for software distribution: The specified price should be duplicated in rubles of the Russian Federation (adjusted for the current exchange rate) in order to avoid possible conflicts regarding the return of funds for the software. Specifying the software distribution method (one-time payment, regular payments when updates are released, or a subscription system). Specifying the real software author. Specifying the minimum period of support that is provided when purchasing software. Storing information about customers so that software licenses can be restored in case of loss. Providing support at a minimum level, which allows to use the software without technical software problems/unavailability due to the author, etc.
      3.5.2. Is forbidden to change the conditions (paid updates, paid subscription) for already purchased software, unless it is specified when creating thread.
      3.5.3. The seller is obliged to provide the product/service for verification by the forum team. The verification is currently being carried out at the initiative of the forum administration.

        To terminate software support, you must be ready to provide the forum administration with its source code, in order to further publish it in the forum's open repository.
  3.6. Advertising
      3.6.1. Strictly prohibited spam, punishable by permanent ban. Forum services are an exception.
      3.6.2. Is forbidden to advertise third-party websites of similar subjects, banners, links to them, etc. Threads created exclusively to advertise third-party resources are prohibited.
      3.6.3. Is forbidden to advertise your store, and something that can be regarded as a store in posts, threads, signatures. Exception only for groups: Premium, BHF+, Maecenas, Seller, and Forum Team.
      3.6.4. Is forbidden to buy, sell anything or advertise your store/commercial thread in other people's threads.
  3.7. Reputation system
      3.7.1. Is forbidden to ask to give reactions and/or hints at asking for it, including requests to thank with the help via reactions.
      3.7.2. Is forbidden to ask other users to increase your reputation.
      3.7.3. Is forbidden to exchange reactions for goods, money, etc.
         In case of violation, the administration has permission to reset the reputation in full or in part.
  3.8. Hidden content system
      3.8.1. Is forbidden to discuss the hidden content.
      3.8.2. Is forbidden to leak or ask to view the hidden content. Discussion of information under a hide is allowed only if the message has the same hide criteria.
      3.8.3. Is forbidden to sell your own hidden content. Exception only for groups: Premium, BHF+, Legend, Expert, Experienced, Seller, Maecenas and Forum Team.
      3.8.4. Is forbidden to abuse the hidden content criteria (i.e. set large criteria that only a few users can see), and selling it.
  3.9. Privacy
      3.9.1. Is forbidden to share personal data of other users without their knowledge. Such data includes links to profiles in social medias, photos, videos, passport and other data that allow you to uniquely identify the user. This rule does not apply in arbitration, if such data is necessary for an objective decision by the arbitrator. Any user can ask the administration to delete their personal data in case of their unauthorized placement.
  3.10. Forum team
      3.10.1. Excessive abuse of the report system is prohibited (sending meaningless reports because of an offense to someone, and winding up the number of reports). The report system is designed to help the forum team, if you see a lot of violations from a user - send a report to a user from user profile, not to each messages. Otherwise, you will be deprived of the "Report" button.
      3.10.2. Any attempts to interfere with the administration activities or the normal forum operation (DDoS attacks, intentional exploitation of vulnerabilities, etc.) are prohibited.
      3.10.3. Is forbidden to insult and publicly discuss the administration actions. A forum member who disagrees with the administration actions can express his disagreement using our support service.
  3.11. Avatars
      3.11.1. Is forbidden to use flashing animations.
      3.11.2. Is forbidden: violence, threats (on a demographic, national, religious or political basis), images, the use of which some users may consider offensive (hurting their religious feelings - icons, images of saints, etc.), foul language (non-normative vocabulary, rudeness, etc.), debauchery (pornography), discrimination in any form, drug propaganda, commercial advertising and advertising texts, imitation of the titles of this resource, as well as provocative images, incl. Nazi symbols.
  3.12. Signatures
      3.12.1. Maximum allowable image resolution: 450x150 px.
      3.12.2. Is forbidden to use flashing animations.
      3.12.3. Is forbidden: violence, threats (on a demographic, national, religious or political basis), images, the use of which some users may consider offensive (hurting their religious feelings - icons, images of saints, etc.), foul language (non-normative vocabulary, rudeness, etc.), debauchery (pornography), discrimination in any form, drug propaganda, commercial advertising and advertising texts, imitation of the titles of this resource, as well as provocative images, incl. Nazi symbols.
  3.13. Arbitration
      3.13.1. Is forbidden to publish deliberately false applications and/or attempts to mislead the administration and the arbitrator during the consideration.
      3.13.2. Abusive attitude/other manifestations of disrespect towards other participants, representatives of the administration and the arbitrator is prohibited.
      3.13.3. When filing an application, the plaintiff must notify the defendant through conversation, including a link to the application filed. If there are claims against defendant regarding a long response to posted application, the arbitrator reserves permission to request a screenshot of this correspondence as evidence that the defendant was notified.
      3.13.4. In case of filing an application with an unreasonable amount of the claim (increased at times) and if this fact is revealed, the arbitrator reserves permission to demand the difference in forum donations. For example, if the true amount of the claim is 1,000 rubles, and the plaintiff requires 5,000 rubles from the defendant, then the plaintiff will be required to transfer 4,000 rubles as donations to the forum. We remind you that non-pecuniary damage is always equal to zero, since it is not considered within the forum framework and cannot be compensated.
      3.13.5. Application against an already banned user can only be filed within a period of up to two weeks from the ban date. If application is filled after this period, it will be deleted. If you have been deceived, you must fill application immediately and without delay. No application means no claim on your side.

4. Conclusion
   4.1. The above rules are the only currently valid set of conditions that must be observed on the BHF.IO forum. The rules are binding on all users present on the forum. Site administrators, as persons who establish these rules, act at their own discretion.
   4.2. Some forum sections may have additional rules that may complement, but not conflict with, these rules.
   4.3. The forum administration is not responsible for the material placed here, because it is generated by users. The forum does not provide electronic versions of works, but only collects and catalogs links sent and published by our users. Be careful - everything that you download through the links posted on this forum - you download at your own risk, the administration is not responsible for possible damage and viruses that can be spread through this forum.
   4.4. The administration reserves permission to edit and delete user messages if these messages do not meet the basic requirements and subject matter of this forum. The administration reserves permission to permanently ban or delete user accounts with no reason. In addition, the administration reserves permission to change these rules. In this case, forum users will be notified additionally.
   4.5. Ignorance of the rules does not release the forum members from liability for their violations. These rules come into force from the moment of publication.

Last update: 07.11.2022