hello, lightshines; lauz here with a very important announcement. it has always been something at the back of our minds, we had believed that we made our rules about child playbys (using pictures of any child under the age of 13) and our views on it very clear, but lately its become a little bit of a problem that spurred a heated discussion. so, here we have an announcement to update our views on this. while it may not be against legal laws, unless said child face is being used in a sexual manner, it is against the moral code of every staff member here on shine and we absolutely WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ALLOW THE USE OF IMAGES OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 TO BE USED ON SHINE, as well, we do NOT ALLOW SITES THAT USE IMAGES OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 TO ADVERTISE WITH US. this is not a legal matter, it is our personal prerogative to not allow such sites. please do not PM any staff member regarding this issue and try and argue with us, we ask that you respect our personal wishes. if you see a site using any children under the age of 13 that has advertised or is affiliated with shine, please bring it to the attention of a staff member so that we may deal with it accordingly; do not take matters into your own hands. as well, do not personally call out any site in the chatbox, or call anyone out by name. be polite and respectful. we thank you all for understanding our position on this delicate matter.