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Introduction

These are the guidelines for Moderation across our three communication platforms (The Forums, Discord and TeamSpeak 3) 

 

 

The Official Discords Punishment Guidelines 
These are the guidelines followed by Moderators & Staff when a rule is broken

For Rule 1a. Spamming (minor):
warning -> 15 minutes mute/restriction -> 1 hour mute/restriction -> 4 hour mute/restriction
For Rule 1b. Spamming (major):
3 day mute/restriction -> 1 week mute/restriction -> permanent mute/restriction
For Rule 2. Private Matters:
warning -> 24 hour server mute -> 3 day server mute -> 1 week server mute -> permanent server mute
For Rule 3. Channel Topics:
warning -> 24 hour mute in respective channel -> 1 week mute -> permanent mute
For Rule 4. Impersonation:
warning -> 1 week ban -> permanent ban
For Rule 5. Doxing:
warning / permanent mute
For Rule 6a. Explicit Content (minor):
warning -> 1 day restriction -> 3 day restriction -> 1 week restriction -> permanent restriction
For Rule 6b. Explicit Content (major):
permanent ban
For Rule 6c. Explicit Profile Picture:
warning -> ban until explicit profile picture is removed
For Rule 7. Malicious Messages:
permanent ban
For Rule 8. Advertising:
warning -> 1 week server mute -> permanent server mute

Forums Punishment Guidelines

General Rule Regulations
Note: When moving a post, untick “Leave a link to the new location” - Not necessary to have it ticked.

 

Necro-Posting

  • Any Amount of Offenses: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a week and the thread will be locked.

 

Spamming**

  • 1st Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a month and the post(s) or shoutbox message(s) will be hidden/deleted.
  • 2nd Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year, the post(s) or shoutbox message(s) will be hidden/deleted, flag the user as a spammer, and enable moderated content for one month.
  • 3rd Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year, the post(s) or shoutbox message(s) will be hidden/deleted, and will be restricted from posting content until appealed.

 

Inappropriate Content

  • 1st Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after 3 months and the post(s) will be hidden.
  • 2nd Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year, the post(s) will be hidden, and enable moderated content for a month.
  • 3rd Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year, the post(s) will be hidden and restricted from posting content until appealed. 


Reputation Abuse

  • Any Amount of Offenses: The users will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a month, the post(s) will be hidden, and remove the user’s reputation points gained.


Doxing:

  • 1st Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year,  the post(s) will be hidden, and enable moderated content for three months.
  • 2nd Offense: The user will be restricted from viewing the website. 

 

Private Matters**

  • Any Amount of Offenses: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a month and the post(s) or shoutbox message(s) will be hidden/deleted.


Language

  • Offenses 1-3: The user’s post(s) will be hidden.
  • 4th+ Offense:  The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after 1 week and the post(s) will be hidden.


Forum Topics

  • Offenses 1-3:  The user's post(s) will be hidden or moved to the correct section of the forums.
  • 4th+ Offense:  The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a week and the post(s) will be hidden or moved to the correct section of the forums.


Advertising

  • 1st Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a month and the post(s) or shoutbox message(s) will be hidden.
  • 2nd Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year, the post(s) or shoutbox message(s) will be hidden, and enable moderated content for one month.
  • 3rd Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year, restricted from posting content until appealed, and the post(s) will be hidden.

 

Malicious Links

  • 1st Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year, the post(s) will be hidden, and enable moderated content for three months.
  • 2nd Offense: The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a year, the post(s) will be hidden and restricted from viewing the website. 

 

Shit Posting (similar to the Forum Topics rule)

  • Offenses 1-3:  The user's post(s) will be hidden or moved to the correct section of the forums.
  • 4th+ Offense:  The user will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a week and the post(s) will be hidden or moved to the correct section of the forums.


Zalgo and other modified text**

  • Offenses 1-3:  The user’s shout(s) or post(s) will be removed and will be issued a warning point* that will expire after a week.
  • 4th+ Offense:  The user’s shout(s) or post(s) will be removed and will be shoutbox banned (if the offense is in shoutbox) or will be issued a warning pointthat will expire after a month and enable content moderation (if the offense is a post).

 


Forum Regulation Specifications
*Warning Points

  • Do NOT revoke warning points unless there is a mistake made when applying the warning point or the point is appealed by the user.
  • If the user has accumulated five warning points after applying a warning point, the user is at risk of being banned from the forums entirely. This is at the staffs’ discretion.

**Shoutbox Inclusive Points

  • Please take a screenshot of the offense to have evidence of the act since there is no other way of retrieving it.
  • If the user has received five shoutbox related warning points (see the users past warning points), the user will be banned from the shoutbox until appealed.


 

TS3 Punishment Guidelines

 

For Rule 1a. Spamming (minor): 
warning  ->  15 minutes mute/restriction  ->  1 hour mute/restriction  ->  4 hour mute/restriction  -> Moves to Major

For Rule 1b. Spamming (major): 
3 day mute/restriction  ->  1 week mute/restriction  ->  permanent mute/restriction 

For Rule 2. Channel Topics:
warning  ->  24 hour mute in respective channel  ->  1 week mute  ->  permanent mute 

For Rule 3. Impersonation: 
warning  ->  1 week ban  ->  permanent ban 

For Rule 4. Doxing: 
warning / permanent ban 

For Rule 5a. Explicit Content (minor): 
warning  ->  1 day mute  ->  3 day mute  ->  1 week mute  ->  permanent mute 

For Rule 5b. Explicit Content (major): 
permanent ban 

For Rule 5c. Explicit Avatar: 
removal of avatar + warning  ->  avatar restriction 

For Rule 6. Maliclous Messages: 
permanent ban 

For Rule 7. Advertising: 
warning  ->  1 week ban  ->  permanent ban 

For Rule 8. Channel Hopping: 
warning  ->  1 day sticky  ->  permanent sticky 

 

 

If you think that this formatting is awful, please let me know or edit the post (if you can).

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How to move closed Ban Appeals/Player Reports

Taking for example of this HNS closed ban appeal

  • Lock the thread first
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  • After that, move it to the closed
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  • MAKE SURE to untick “Leave a link to the new location”
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If a post is reported with the reasoning of it being closed, make sure to tick it completed after closing and moving the thread.

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