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 BDRP Chat Rules

Discussion in 'Site Rules & Privacy Policy' started by Black Dahlia, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. Black Dahlia

    Black Dahlia Administrative Account Administrator

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    Discord Chat Rules
    BDRP has a discord server for the community to socialize and chat.

    You can join our discord server here:
    Our Discord is essentially a clubhouse where all members can come hang out and enjoy the company of the community. Because of this, we ask that you respect the space and treat others kindly while inhabiting it. All site rules also apply to our discord.
    Our server is BDRP members and affiliates, so if you are not currently a member, please take a moment to sign up. https://blackdahliaroleplaying.com

    Be sure that your server nickname matches your onsite username. This helps staff and other members know who you are and prevents any confusion when moderation issues arise.

    Our server is predominantly a SFW server, with the exception of the Mature Discussions channel. The Mature Discussions channel is the only area where lewd or sexual content is permitted. You may have NSFW content in your RT link in #plotting, but the description in that channel should be SFW.

    Be respectful and use common courtesy. Bullying, harassment, aggression and attention-seeking behavior will not be tolerated. This includes “playful” aggression because it can be difficult for others to discern tone in text. If someone asks for a subject change, respect their request and change the subject. If this sort of behavior is reported, you will be given one warning/reminder for your first offense. If you repeat that behavior, you will either be muted for a time or face removal from the server. If the first offense is severe, staff reserves the right to immediately ban you to ensure the safety of the community.

    Custom statuses must be appropriate. We ask that you do not set your status to something explicit, disruptive or involving self-harm while you are in the BDRP server. If you do so, you could be kicked. If you do so repeatedly, you could be banned.

    Engaging with Staff. We request that you do not ping/tag staff members unless they are active in chat. If it is an emergency and staff is needed, you can DM them. If you have a question, ask it in the help desk, in the Questions & Suggestions forum, or PM a staff member onsite. Staff members have other obligations like work, family, and sleep. Please respect their time and efforts and do not DM them or tag them unless it is an emergency.

    Our server is for socializing, not RPing. Minor "actions" like hugging your friends or interacting are fine, but please don't RP in our chat areas.

    No politics or religion. Avoid sensitive topics in general chat. The forum does not allow political or religious discussions and we ask that they also do not occur here. We ask you to refrain from discussing sensitive topics (with the exception of the Steam room). Sensitive topics include, but are not limited to: abuse, rape, religion, racism, feminism, climate change, police brutality/crime, immigration, healthcare, politics, etc. Understand that not everyone may share the same views as you and be mindful of what you post. If you feel a comment or topic is inappropriate for the channel, please attempt to contact an online staff member to address it.

    Affiliates can promote in the partner channel. If you are not an affiliate, do not post links or information about your server without proper permission. If you would like to affiliate with us, please contact @Alchemy with any questions. You can also click the link here for more information: How To Affiliate With BDRP.

    Contact staff and let them moderate as needed. Members are welcome to remind each other of the rules, but if a conflict arises contact staff. Staff will do their best to address issues privately. If staff asks you to do something, listen to them. We do our best to only intervene if we believe something will impact the community negatively. If you worry a staff member has overstepped their boundaries, please contact @Alchemy.

    We are unable to assist with serious mental health issues. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or feelings, we ask that you contact a mental health professional. While our community has sympathy for you, we are unable to assist with those sorts of issues. If you are in immediate distress and need assistance, please contact your local emergency number or call the Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255.

    Use the server as intended. If you are inactive on the site and very active in discord and not using discord as it is intended -- a socializing space for active members -- then you may be asked to leave if we feel you are violating the rules or putting unnecessary stress on members/staff. It is unfair to other members and staff to expect them to police the behavior of people who are not using discord as intended.

    Please keep warnings/moderation private. Staff only acts when rules are violated and it is unfair to other members to involve them in conflicts. We will not debate warnings/consequences publicly. Posts trying to provoke a debate/drama will be deleted.

    Practice Positivity and Have Fun! This server is meant to be a place where BDRP members can build friendships and enjoy themselves. We aim to create a positive, welcoming, and inclusive environment. We understand members sometimes have rough times, but we do ask that you take those frustrations to the steam room and help us keep gen chat space for enjoyable conversation.

    All discussions must fall within the Discord TOS. You can read more about them here and here.

    For more information about this server and its channels, please take a look at the channel description channel.
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