SITE RULES

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SITE RULES

Post by classpectanon » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:01 pm

Welcome to the thunderdome, kiddies. Keep watch and take heart. :cool:

BASIC SHIT

BS #0: The moderation team has sole discretion to ban anyone at any time for any reason.
BS #0a: If you suspect a mod to be abusing their power, feel free to use the administrator contact to go above everyone's heads and complain to me directly. Click your name in the top right area > user control in the dropdown menu > board preference tab. I am the sole arbiter of the administrative email and other such functions.
BS #1: Don't be a dick. There is no loophole to get around this rule. You will not skirt around it with exact wording. If you're a shithead, you will be banned and your removal will be lauded by all those that you tormented.
BS #2: If you are not 15 or older, do not come here until you are.
BS #3: This is really under BS #1 but clarification is important -- absolutely no bigoted language is tolerated here. We do not care if you are part of a group capable of reclaiming certain bigoted words and phrases, because that sort of thing is impossible to verify over the internet. Just don't do it. The one exception to this rule is the word "queer", and only when used in good faith.
BS #4: Keep discourse to the discourse threads.
BS #5: Let Mods handle rule violations. Don't minimod. That being said, please report violations when you see them. The moderation team does have personal lives and we can't keep an eye on every thread at once.

DON'T GET US ARRESTED

DGUA #1: No pornography. Not even in PMs.
DGUA #2: No shock images or images intended to intentionally frighten or startle another user (screamers, etc.). This includes things like gore. Homestuck detailed is about as detailed as a violent image can get, and only if it is clearly marked.
DGUA #3: No promotion of illegal content. Where this website is hosted is a weed-free zone. You're gonna have to talk about your drugs elsewhere, kids, sorry. This also means no discussion of piracy, shoplifting, and so on.

GOOD CONTENT

GC #1: No meta-roleplaying. You are not Tavros. Don't do that. You can, however, have Tavros's username, if you want. Please don't use quirks in your posts except when they are dialogue.
GC #2: Don't bump threads. If you don't have something meaningful to contribute to a conversation, let it die. Survival of the thread fittest.
GC #3: No spamming or trolling.
GC #4: Try to keep shitposting to a minimum. Shitposting is not "something meaningful to contribute to a conversation".
GC #5: No harassing other users, stalking them, or attempting to finagle personal information out of them. Predatory behavior will get you SUPER banned.
GC #5a: Especially do not harass WP employees, attempt to stalk them, try to get them to break NDA, etc. They have a right to privacy. Do not speculate about real people.
GC #6: No beefing. This is not the place to write call-out posts or attempt to pick fights. If you have an issue with another user, bring it up with the moderation team.
GC #6a: Yes, this includes beefing with WP employees. Yes, this includes trying to ascribe intent into their actions ("They are doing this to spite the fandom!" etc.)
For clarification, this is not a "No critiquing WP/Homestuck/Whatever" rule.
Acceptable: "I didn't like the epilogues. I feel like what they did with Jane's character was horrendous and a perversion of her character arc."
Unacceptable: "I didn't like the epilogues. It's clear that What Pumpkin just made them to spite the fandom for wanting anything good to happen."
This rule also applies to other users, not just WP employees.


ADMINISTRATIVE CLEANUP

AC #1: We reserve the right to modify the rules as we see fit. :cool: I will log in this thread whenever a modification is added to the rules. Generally speaking, if you come up with some unspeakably awful new way to abuse your fellow human through the internet, we will ban you first, and then patch the loophole. Remember BS #0. Don't be a shithead.
I'm more easily reached at ceeps#9999 on Discord. I will respond to reports faster there because PHPBB's notification system is borked and doesn't email me when you report things.

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Re: SITE RULES

Post by classpectanon » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:14 pm

Added rules GC #6 and #6a

GC #6: No beefing. This is not the place to write call-out posts or attempt to pick fights. If you have an issue with another user, bring it up with the moderation team.
GC #6a: Yes, this includes beefing with WP employees. Yes, this includes trying to ascribe intent into their actions ("They are doing this to spite the fandom!" etc.)


For clarification, this is not a "No critiquing WP/Homestuck/Whatever" rule.

Acceptable: "I didn't like the epilogues. I feel like what they did with Jane's character was horrendous and a perversion of her character arc."
Unacceptable: "I didn't like the epilogues. It's clear that What Pumpkin just made them to spite the fandom for wanting anything good to happen."
I'm more easily reached at ceeps#9999 on Discord. I will respond to reports faster there because PHPBB's notification system is borked and doesn't email me when you report things.

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