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Discussion in 'Community Announcements & Events' started by DevilMayCrye, Aug 27, 2014.

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  1. DevilMayCrye

    DevilMayCrye Well-Known Member

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    So, before now, we've been going with the very lenient rule of "Don't be a Dick", which worked for a while.

    However, we've been having issues about the lack of rules, and different interpretations of roles, we are implementing specific rules.

    If you feel the rules are unfair, or if you want to post your own suggestions for rules, please visit the Discussion thread here.

    People in charge
    @RWBY, who is the Admin of the website. They get final say on everything, and are the person you should direct more technical questions to (e.g. Whats wrong with the website? Can you please change my Username?, etc).

    Me (DevilMayCrye) and @Ember, @KineticKaiser, @AceofAces, and @Oneiros are the current moderators. It is our job to keep the peace, and uphold the rules, at our discretion.
    If you feel one of us isn't doing our job properly, please contact the other moderator, before contacting the Admin.

    General Rules
    - Don't be a dick.
    - Admin and Moderators get final say.
    - No talking back to Admin/Moderators, if you don't get what you want in a matter. If you don't like their decisions, tough.
    - Try to treat each other with respect.
    - Flirting and pet names are to be kept to either private messages, or relevant threads.
    - No contests, unless they have been approved by either the Admin or Moderators.
    - No posting NSFW content outside of very specific NSFW areas. This includes nudity, gore, rape jokes, etc
    - At the discretion of Moderators, if a thread has been inactive for 6 months (if a thread has seen a lot of traffic), or 1 month (if the thread has seen no traffic), it will be deleted.
    - If you'd like a name change, please contact the admin and wait for a response. If no response is received, and you have permission from all the Moderators, you may create a second account, with the stipulation that you delete your old account.
    - Do not "Hydra Post" meaning when quoting other posts, do not break up another person's quote into individual quotations for each sentence/passage. Also, do not quote an excessive number of different old posts within one response.
    - Anti-Fraud Rule: Revealing personal information about yourself is entirely voluntary, but if you choose to do so, you are expected to be truthful in your disclosures. Fraud of any kind will NOT be tolerated. This is including, but not limited to, posting fake selfie pictures that are not depicting the real you, and creating additional fictitious accounts to be your alter ego.
    -Posts containing multiple pictures/.gifs in the Fan Art thread and the RWBY Memes thread must be hidden by a spoiler tag so as to reduce load times.

    Rules for RWBY News/Community Announcements & Events
    - Admin/Moderators are the only ones to post threads here. Any non-approved threads will be automatically deleted.
    - If you think something relevant needs to be posted, but hasn't been within 24 hours, contact one of the Moderators.

    Rules for RWBY Episode Discussion
    - Spoiler talk is allowed as soon as the episode is released for Sponsors on the RoosterTeeth website, only within this section. You must wait 1 hour after the episode has been publicly posted for all users before you can post discussions to the relevant threads (like the Dust or Grimm discussion threads).
    - As of 27/08/2014, one of the Moderators will make enough threads to cover the potential current season, which will be locked until the day of the episode.

    Rules for RWBY General Discussion
    - All discussion threads for canon RWBY knowledge are to be held here, in relevant Discussion threads.
    - Do not post 'variants' of Discussion threads (e.g. 'Advanced Dust types', 'The Various forms of Dust' would all fall under 'Dust [Discussion]' or the relevant episode threads)
    - Please wait 1 hour after the episode has been publicly posted for all users before posting spoilers in relevant threads.

    Rules for RWBY Fandom
    - You are permitted one 'General fan work' thread for yourself, where you can advertise your own fan fiction, personal writing, Custom animations/artwork, etc
    - Don't post work that is not yours, and claim it as your own.
    -If the work is not yours, a link to the actual artist is required. If you don't have the real source, don't post it.
    -Along this line, if it IS your work, do please say so. And it never hurts to link to your gallery or blog along with it.


    Rules for RWBY Characters
    - As of 27-08-2014, only Moderators are to create threads here.
    -Before an individual thread is posted, we wait for said character to have both a name and on screen appearance in the series, itself.

    Rules for General Chit Chat/Forum Games
    - No "So.......Topic X" or variant threads. Check for a general thread, and if no such thread exists, ask a Moderator to create one.

    Rules for RWBY Role Play
    1. The RP Section on the main forums page is for RWBY-related RPs ONLY (which are considered "Public RPs"). Any non-RWBY related RP can be made as a "Private RP" in a separate Team Page in the Team Section of the forums. (Note: That this rule does not apply to any pre-existing non-RWBY RPs).

    2. Public RPs must have a minimum of 6 members before starting and should try to maintain at least 6 members throughout the RP's life. There is no maximum limit on the number of members that can join a public RP, unless the GM sets that limit in the RPs rules.

    3. Private RPs have a minimum of 4 members and a maximum of 8 members. Any more would remove the distinction between Public RPs and Private RPs (which are by nature supposed to be a little more intimate and closed off to a small group of people).

    4. All forum members may ONLY join 2 Public RPs. There is no restriction on the number of Private RPs a person can join. If a person wants to join a new Public RP, but is already involved in 2 Public RPs, they must resign from one. The reason for this is to avoid people stretching themselves too thin and neglecting their commitments to prior RPs. (Note: Any member that is currently involved in more than 2 Public RPs does not need to quit their current RPs, but will be prevented from joining any more until they resign from their current RPs).

    5. All GMs in Public RPs must notify a Moderator with any major roster changes, such as new members joining, old members leaving and/or a RP being deactivated. (A Moderator does not need to be notified if someone is only going to be inactive temporarily). These roster changes will be reflected in the Roster Board, which is posted for convenience to see who is involved in what RPs. (Note: GMs in Private RPs do NOT need to provide any information whatsoever about their roster changes).
     
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  2. KineticKaiser

    KineticKaiser Impyrrial Inquisitor
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    Please note that @DevilMayCrye and @Ember are no longer Moderators of this forum. They will retain their banners until such time that Admin @RWBY demotes them but they do not have Moderator authority anymore.
     
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    KineticKaiser Impyrrial Inquisitor
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    I've underlined the portion of our rules stating that episode discussions remain in episode discussions until public release. Please don't make me bold it too.
     
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    KineticKaiser Impyrrial Inquisitor
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    With the release of the Volume 3 finale we also had an uptick in spoilertalk. Look, our rules aren't hard to follow. We've laid them out in clear terms and left them public so you can refresh your memory at any given time. We have also repeatedly stressed that all new episode discussions stays in the discussion thread. Yet some of you went ahead and posted spoilers outside of the thread anyway. This is unacceptable.

    This was a very exciting episode but it doesn't excuse jumping the gun like that. We've tried to be lenient in the past but we can't risk this behavior growing worse. So from now on all spoilers posted outside of the episode discussion thread before public release will be punished until such time that we decide otherwise. General opinions on the episode itself are exempt. Use common sense, people.

    We don't like to set rules in stone but we expect the ones we have written to be followed.
     
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