07-02-2010 until 07-05-2014
Spy sappin' my server.
Fundamental Rules of the Guild
Fundamental Rules of the Guild
We are laid back. We let a lot of things fly. We are only here to provide a social experience for those with the common hobby of roleplaying. I don't believe in policing the community. The community can police itself by using the Report Post function that can be seen on every post.
So here are the fundamental rules of conduct here:
1. Be cool like Fonz.
Don't be a flagrant d-bag. Don't spam. Don't advertise. Don't excessively flame others. Respect the community and the staff. Act like a civilized human being.
Fonz, here. Be cool like me. Fonz-cool.
We're even cool with things like light swearing. However, if you start swearing too much, you're probably simultaneously not being Fonz-cool, so you're breaking Rule #1.
2. Keep your conflicts private.
Nobody wants to hear you squabbling with others. In fact, chances are you're only squabbling with others because you have an audience. And let's face it: You're probably not squabbling about anything that's not pathetic, so I don't want the rest of the community having to feel sorry for you. That consumes a lot of energy and I don't want a community of exhausted zombies because they spend all their time listening to pathetic e-fights.
We all come here for social interaction. Conflicts are part of social interaction. We aren't Neopets. Nor do I try to pretend like conflicts don't happen. Just have them in private messages.
However, if someone isn't leaving you alone, DO contact a Moderator. We do draw the line between conflicts and serious personal attacks. If you're attacking someone privately, you're also breaking Rule #1 because you're not being cool.
3. Report Problematic Users
When you press the Report Post button, your complaint goes into our private Moderator forum where Moderators can discuss the nature of your report privately. We depend on you to report issues because I don't want a staff of Nazi Gestapo patrolling the forum. I believe that a community can weed out its own issues.
- People that are extensively flaming.
- People that don't belong in your thread.
- People that obviously aren't here to be a member of the community.
- People disrespecting Guild staff authority.
What probably doesn't need to be reported:
- People disagreeing with you.
- People that are only moderately swearing.
We understand that you don't want to be babysat, but we DO want to ensure that you have a good experience here. Sometimes you just need to ignore other users or add them to your ignore list.
Don't worry about reporting something that you're not sure breaks any rules or not. There's almost always a grey area and by bringing these to our attention, you can help us spot users that may be more problematic in the future or point out rules that we may need to adjust or even establish.
4. Don't treat all forums like the Spam Forum
Our leniency has lead to a lot of members treating all forums as Off-Topic/Spam forums. This will get you temporarily banned and possibly even permanently banned if you repeatedly water down the discussions of our community with unnecessary posts.
5. No mature content
Keep cybersex to private messaging. If your roleplay has a mature part, do it in private messages. Please.
There aren't many rules, here. Use common sense and use good judgment.
Most important of all: Report disruptive/problematic users.
We depend on you to help us keep the community clean. Why have Moderators painstakingly scan the forum for problems when we have hundreds of active users?
If you ever have to talk to other Mods or myself, you'll find that we are fair and easy-going. Most of our decisions are also made collectively behind the scenes.