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Rule 4 no longer exists due to an update.
This page is being preserved as a historical article.

Rule 4 prohibited the abuse of bugs or flaws in the game's programming for personal gain. It was one of the original Rules of Conduct, but as of 11 May 2009, this rule now falls under the Honour category. The types of bugs ranged from killing people outside the Wilderness (World 111 Glitch) to duplicating items (Party Hat Duplication Glitch). The punishments issued for bug abuse varied depending on the offence. Abuse of small, but unfair bugs generally resulted in a temporary ban, usually 72 hours to 14 days. Abuse of more serious bugs, such as the one demonstrated in the Falador Massacre, generally resulted in much more lengthy (and usually permanent) bans.

NOTE: All cases of bug abuse for personal gain, including those not listed on this page, are still reportable under the 'Exploiting a bug' subsection of Honour. If you see a player abusing a bug, you should report them under this category. In addition, you should submit a bug report to Jagex so that they can fix the problem.


Person 1 repeatedly abuses a bug where you can get a quest reward unlimitedly.
Person 2 asks what Person 1 is doing.
Person 1 tells Person 2 that he can get unlimited expirience from a quest reward.
Person 2 could now report Person 1 for bug abuse.