Hi all. We've made some small changes to the forum rules.
These are mostly additions onto existing rules or clarifications, nothing major.
We will also be including some reminders about rules being broken that we have seen often lately.
Chat RP posts are on the Prohibited Topics List
(i.e. "make this a royale high chat" posts)
These already fell under spammy topics and RH cringe, but since people still continue to make them, we have now explicitly put these on the list.
They get very out of control and cannot be moderated.
Posts with many images meant to tell a story now must go in blog posts
These just put them under the same context as long stories/fanfiction. You can also utilize the Gallery feature on blog posts, which is much more useful.
Do not try to get around the automatic word filter
The automoderator checks for swearing, trading discussions, and certain prohibited links. If your post is near immediately removed, then you posted something you shouldn't have.
If you believe your posts are being removed by automod and you do not think they fall under any of these, please contact me ON MY TALK PAGE to inquire about your post being restored.
Discussing scams, scammers, or about getting scammed is disallowed
These are often misinformative or bait posts.
Character "art" that just traces or heavy references a screenshot with zero intent of anything unique is tracing, and will be removed
Unless malicious, however, you will not be moderated for it.
This does NOT disallow edits, they are clearly different
Bases that are used must not be stolen themselves - please check before you post, much less use them in artwork
There are sadly a numerous amount of "bases" on the internet that are actually just derived from tracing other people's artwork to distribute as a free base. Please check that the base you are using is not clearly unoriginal. You will not be moderated for using these by accident, but it will be removed if it's clear.
You can also use our Discord server to report rulebreakers
It's the fastest way to get action taken on anything if need be.
After verifying, please see the pinned of #wiki-chat for rules/instructions on reporting.
Mini-modding is not allowed and will get you a 3-day BAN
Please. The huge amount of minimodding continuing makes it so much harder for us to keep the forum safe.
- warn users that their post is breaking the rules,
- tell users they're going to get banned,
- tell users to edit or hide their post so we don't see it (you will receive a 1 WEEK ban for doing this)
- advise people on rules besides linking to them if someone asks (link to the Discussions Rules, not the wiki rules),
- act like staff and/or hand out warnings.
If you see someone break the rules, use the Report Post button, or post on a moderator's talk page for THEM to handle it.
When you minimod, you make it harder for us to keep the forum safe
Make open-ended posts, not polls
Polls are low-effort and unconstructive. Please do not use them, and instead create an open-ended post for people to talk and give reasoning.
Don't ask people what you should make or if you should post something, just do it
We aren't social media. Please stop treating this site like one. You don't ask people if you should create something, just create or post it if you do.
Do not jump on trends and do things just because someone else is
Often times, these break the rules, and seeing the forum clogged with rulebreaking posts is a headache. Please check and see that what you are posting follows the actual rules.
Do not assume that because people are posting something, means what it does or says is allowed
We have a limited amount of moderators and we are not here all day. Check the rules, and don't assume things.
Do not address moderators by making posts @ing them on the forum
This is a public forum. Use talk pages to talk to us.
If you are unable to post on them, chances are you forgot to sign. Include "~~~~" to sign and be able to post on our talk page.
Additionally, please do not mention us to report posts, just use the Report Post button.
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do NOT address questions on the forum to us. Use the talk page!
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We have been struggling a lot with people not listening to our rules. Please follow them so the forum can be kept safe for everyone. :)