This is the rule people;
It's been unchanged for a very long time.
We all know hacking exists, it happens, and most of us don't like it. Or don't want to be perceived as supporting it. The administration of Southperry does not condone it, support it or encourage it.
We also have zero power to stop it. Banning everyone we think might be a hacker, might have hacked, might be considering hacking, accomplishes nothing. They're still going to do whatever they're going to do and we're all still just as powerless to stop it. That's entirely in the hands of Nexon and other game companies.
Alienating them doesn't teach them that hacking is bad. If it were that easy community peer pressure would've stopped the hacking long before it got to this level. Going on witch hunts does nothing to improve the experience here on the forum, it just divides everyone and makes the atmosphere miserable.
The sad fact of the matter is that, as the rules say, hackers are generally welcome here as long as they can metaphorically keep it in their pants. Instead we seem to get ones who can't help but flaunt how godly they are and how superior they are to every one else time and time again, which only serves to further piss off the rest of the population against them and increases the witch hunt.
People like this hack because they want attention, they want to be best, they want to be better than everyone else, they want to be recognized and your anger and hatred only feed them because to them that's jealousy and proof that they're getting what they want.
So let's recap the rules. It is illegal to -
- Admit, Brag or Confess to having hacked, being a hacker, using hacks.
- Providing links to hacking sites, hacking how tos, websites dedicated to hacking.
- Provide an explanation or tools that would enable someone to hack. This also includes any "glitches" that require extra help to exploit.
For the purpose of this elaboration all of the above definitions of "hack" also include botting.
Bottom line here - If they're not bragging or enabling, we don't care.
You don't have to like them, you don't have to talk to them, in fact we'd all be better off if you just ignore or black list anyone you suspect is a hacker and are bothered by. Unless they're breaking an actual rule don't break rules yourself by antagonizing, flaming or baiting them. Don't spam the mods with endless reports about how you're certain so-and-so is a hacker. Don't spam the mods with accusations so-and-so really being so-and-so and that "everyone knows" they're a hacker.
Regardless of how much time and effort we expend, they're going to be here in some form or other. We remove the particularly obnoxious and stupid ones based on the rules we've established. Others are doubtlessly still among us and behaving well, so going unnoticed. If more of the former acted like more of the latter we wouldn't have half the issues with them overall.
If you're going to participate in exploitations or cheating, we can't stop you, but we can at least require you to respect the rules of our site and leave that sort of thing at the door when you come visit us. It's a very small thing to ask, but just like porn, shock images and violent content it has no place here. There are numerous other sites you can go show everyone how super cool and clever you are compared to us poor stupid players who do things the hard way, so go use them for that.