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Guidelines

Code of Conduct for Rising Phoenix Gaming

In General:

  1. This site is hosted in the United States. Do not violate United States laws regarding online content while on the site. Doing so risks a permanent ban from the site.

  2. The games run by and for people through RPG are the purview of the Storyteller/Gamemaster/Moderator running them. The game runners get to decide which players and how many characters are allowed into their game, to set rules above and beyond the site rules (though not in conflict with the base rules of the site),  and to set rules for their games in addition to the general site rules. No game runner will be expected to invite players they do not wish to run into their games nor to take on more players simply because there is high interest in their game.

  3. The writing done on the site is sacrosanct. While edits can be done to improve or change writing as needed for a game, completely removing writing from the site is a bannable offense. The site is cooperative storytelling and while your words are yours, they exist in a cooperative context. Don’t rage-wipe. If inappropriate/disallowed material is posted, contact the game runner, a moderator, or an Admin and have them look into it. 

  4. While it is encouraged for people to try talking it out when conflicts arise, Moderators and Admins are there for the times when that’s not possible - no matter the reason it’s not possible.

    1. A private group PM will be created for the Moderators/Admins and those involved in the conflict to work on things and come to a decision on matters. The adjudication is the final word on things.

    2. If a group PM isn’t an option or isn’t the best course of action for a reason, the Mods/Admins may contact each party separately and go from there with mediation and adjudication.

  5. Gaslighting, shaming, bullying, and other forms of emotional abuse will not be tolerated on the site. The Mods/Admins are the final arbiters of what constitutes this behavior. People who engage in the behaviors will generally be given a warning and then escalating terms of suspension from games or the site, culminating in a ban if the behavior persists. This is the general practice, but every circumstance is unique and mods/admins have the right to escalate or de-escalate consequences to fit what has happened. 

For the Chatbox:

  1. All public chat rooms that are not specifically designated as NSFW or FFA (free-for-all) are prohibited from posts containing sexually explicit content of any kind, as well as content offensive or mocking of any demographic such as (but not limited to) age, gender, ethnicity and so on. If you wouldn’t do/say it in an office setting or in front of your relatives, probably best to not do/say it in the public channels. 

  2. Private chat rooms may create their own rules, to be pinned to the channel for easy reference. Best practices is to have those that do not follow the public channel rules to be marked “NSFW” or “Mature” or “Free For All Chat” in their names. People should feel comfortable in public spaces and have warning of the content of more risque or rough-and-tumble channels. This is especially important for those whose jobs could be at risk for said content, and thus need materials contained to the appropriately labeled locations.

For the Discord server:

8. All public channels that are not specifically designated as NSFW or FFA (free-for-all) are prohibited from posts containing sexually explicit content of any kind, as well as content offensive or mocking of any demographic such as (but not limited to) age, gender, ethnicity and so on. If you wouldn’t do/say it in an office setting or in front of your relatives, probably best to not do/say it in the public channels. 

9. Private channels may create their own rules, to be pinned to the channel for easy reference. Best practices is to have those that do not follow the public channel rules to be marked “NSFW” or “Mature” or “Free For All Chat” in their names. People should feel comfortable in public spaces and have warning of the content of more risque or rough-and-tumble channels. This is especially important for those whose jobs could be at risk for said content, and thus need materials contained to the appropriately labeled locations.

10. These rules also carry through to Voice Chat for exactly the same reasons.