Hey Munchies! I am making this post to clarify the rules here on the Forums and what punishments one can expect from breaking these rules.
Here is a reminder of the rules:
- Posts must be respectful
- No bumping posts
- No spam
However there is a lot more that users should be wary of, especially concerning the first rule.
This has become an issue recently, and will not be tolerated. Being rude, disrespectful or argumentative towards another member of the community is not something that should be on the forums.
If your post is not respectful to everyone, including those with differing opinions and those who have been disrespectful to you first, then please either change the substance of the post or consider not posting at all.
If you come across someone who is being argumentative, please report the post so one of the Forum Mods can look over and handle the situation without anyone else getting in trouble.
The Forum rules on profanity are the same as on the server: it is not allowed.
Posting a comment or topic with any profanity is against the rules and so you should refrain from doing so under all circumstances.
This is of course not allowed however please be aware that posting multiple consecutive comments on a topic counts as spam, even when the intention is not malicious. For example posting:
@Thunder thanks for the feedback!
And then in a new post:
@kitcat I will try and improve in those areas!
Counts as spam, so please try and combine your posts into one instead of what’s called “double posting”.
Providing criticism can be very useful and insightful when done correctly, however it is important to make sure that it is providing feedback over simply bashing either a member of the community or an aspect of the server you disagree with.
If you are receiving criticism on, say, an application or a server idea please remain civil and courteous in the reply even when you disagree with the feedback.
You may receive a warning when you have a post that has broken a rule or when you have repeatedly broken the rules across many posts. This may be as an official warning or as a caution, however Forum Mods and staff are not required to do so prior to punishing players; a warning is a courtesy to allow you to rectify your behaviour before you get punished.
Your post may be deleted at the discretion of a Forum Mod or staff when it breaks the rules. This includes any posts that contain any profanity, are spam or off-topic, or are not respectful to all members of the community.
Topics may also be locked when the topic has either run its course and has no meaningful discussion to be had left, when a severe argument occurs inside the topic or when it is necro-bumped.
Your account may be suspended when you have continuously broken any of the rules, or have broken the rules in a severe way (e.g posting private information of someone, or toxic spam), the latter being punishable after one offense. Depending on the severity of the offense you may be suspended from anywhere between a day and a month, and further offenses may lead to even longer suspensions.