No hateful or discriminatory language.
Reasoning: We want our users to feel safe to be themselves and welcomed on our server, hateful and discriminatory language will not be tolerated
Reaction: A simple kicking from Discord or a time based on banning the forums or a complete ban from anything and all community platforms permanently - depends on the view of the moderator to what action they take, retrospective actions may also apply.
No harassment or bullying.
Reasoning: Bullying and harassment often serves the purpose of making someone dealing with something feel better, if you need to talk to someone, reach out to the community… someone may be going through the same thing you are, but bullying or harassing someone will be dealt with promptly
Reaction: In almost every case, a permanent ban from all platforms and in the case of platforms outside of our control we will encourage the recipient of the abuse to report your profile.
No explicit or inappropriate content.
Reason: Inappropriate and explicit content is not allowed in any form, including images, videos, or text. This is left up to the discretion of the admin/moderator. We do not block cursing but as a rule of thumb ‘aimed’ foul language is not acceptable as it generally falls under harassment.
This rule is obviously aimed at those that go too far or those that attempt to share grotesque or adult material.
Reaction: Depends on what was posted or the tone of what was written/spoken
- a warning will likely suffice for most stuff but for adult material probably a timed ban
- repeat offenders banned for longer
- persistent offenders banned permanently
Moderator discretion applies here, they will apply whatever punishment they deem suits the crime.
Reason: Spamming in any form is not acceptable, this is a little tricky as we encourage sharing links to articles, deals, trailers and even sharing our own links to point users in the right direction.
We are aware of how this can be confusing, so we heavily depend on the moderator’s opinion but for the most part, do not post a link to something that’s completely unrelated and do not repeat any link posting unless prompted to.
Reaction: Most of the time this will result in a permanent ban of the account on whatever platform it was published on, if it is an honest mistake we suggest reaching out to a moderator or sending a DM on the forums
Reason: You would think no spamming covers this and you would be right… in most all cases, but this is to cover those that happen to run a gaming forum site, youtube channel or have their own discord server.
We encourage you to share related topics, but we do not encourage you to post any links to your own Discord server or post a link to every article you publish on your own website.
If anything reach out in private and talk to us about collabs on content we are happy to get involved but just bombarding our community with your content is not cool
Reaction: Anything from a warning to permaban, depends on the who what when and how often of the matter
No sharing of personal information.
Reason: Sharing personal information, like your phone number, address, or payment information should not ever be done on the forums and we advise you to report anyone asking for personal information.
This rule is here to protect you, what you do in private is up to you but any sharing of personal information in public is a big no-no
Reaction: Anger, very likely anger - beyond that a warning or kick may fellow depending on who did what when and how much, sharing someone else’s information comes under harassment and that would be a permanent ban.