Global Community Rules (Updated: June 28th 2019)

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Global Community Rules (Updated: June 28th 2019)

Postby Aces » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:09 pm

Global Rules:
These rules apply everywhere, including Discord, the server, and even private discussions with non-admins. When in doubt about any of these rules, ask the staff.
If you're looking for in-game specific rules, click here.

1. You must be 18 or older to browse this website or enter the game server. No exceptions. If you are even suspected by admins of being underaged, or act like it, we will ban you until you can prove your age. If this happens, contact me on Byond, Discord, or on Aryion.com to try to appeal. Be prepared to provide photographic evidence and possibly photo ID. Your ban cannot be appealed without proof of age.
  • Zero-tolerance. You will be banned.
  • Vorestation reserves the right to check users for proof of age at any time for any reason.
  • This whole website is Not Safe For Work (NSFW). Log in from work at your own risk.
  • Knowing another user is underaged but not reporting it is considered grounds for an immediate, permanent ban.
  • Do not log in from public places where children are usually present, such as libraries.

2. No spam. (Posts with useless content, repeated posts, off topic posts, blatant advertisements)
  • When you post something, think: "What will this post bring to the conversation?"
  • Posts only designed to antagonize, derail, or otherwise escalate the discussion are generally considered spam. Try to be civil about your grievances.

3. No necroposting.
  • If a thread is over a month old with no replies, don't post in it. Make a new thread if you must.
  • Exceptions are made for support threads if you're having the same problem as described in the topic, but still need help after reading the thread.
  • Joke threads are also excluded from this rule.

4. Do not post anything that is illegal. This shouldn't be rocket science. Things like (but not limited to) child porn, talk about piracy, violent threats, or real world drugs. You should know better.
  • Zero-tolerance. You will be permanently banned. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.
  • Posting underaged content in a sexual context, be it loli, shota, or actual photographs of child porn, will be considered a violation of this rule, and will result in a permanent ban. Saying some bullshit like "the character shown is actually (some age over 18)" is not going to save you. If it looks like a child, it's considered a child.
  • Threats of real world harm including self will be taken seriously. We are not equipped to deal with such things, so we will attempt to contact your local emergency services instead. Yes, we can do this, and yes, we have done this.

5. We are here to have fun, so if you are not having fun, maybe it would be best for you to take a break.
  • If you consistently cause trouble, we may ask (read: ban) that you take a break, and might also require that you abandon your old identity should we allow you to come back.

6. Please be respectful of other users. You can disagree with someone without being a hostile douchebag.
  • If you have a problem with someone, keep it in private. It's no one else's business except the people involved. It's recommended you speak to the offending party calmly and rationally, or at least tell an admin. Ranting about someone in public, or otherwise talking about someone behind their back violates this rule.
  • Hard real world slurs against any real world groups are banned from use in all discussions, regardless of alleged context. (Words like nigger, gook, faggot, tranny, dike, etc. You know what these words are. Don't play stupid.) Softer slurs are only allowed in a context where parties involved are not bothered by it. (Saying "niBBa" or "gay" in an endearing context to friends is okay. Calling a stranger "gay" or saying "niBBa" to bypass censors is not. Talking about how much you like "trap" porn is okay. Calling someone a "trap" or complaining about "traps" is not. Swearing in general usually isn't an issue either. If asked to stop by a third party, do what a mature adult would do, which is probably not to rub it in their face and claim "BUt It'S NOt oFFeNSIvE!")
  • Going to another website or group to rant about incidents here is considered breaking this rule. If you have a problem with someone or something involving this community, then you should try helping to fix it (such as telling an admin, or better yet bring it up directly with the offending party) rather than circlejerking with your friends about how terrible everything is.
  • Likewise, we also don't want to hear your complaints about other SS13 communities, especially in an effort to dissuade people from playing in another server. We will not tolerate toxic behavior.

7. Abuse of any site function or game mechanic with the goal of disrupting the others' access to or enjoyment of it will not be tolerated.
  • Just because it's in character or doesn't break other rules doesn't mean it's okay if your intention is to deliberately upset people.
  • Sharing information from this site to outside sources or vise-versa is strictly forbidden. This is considered doxxing and is a permanent ban worthy offense, even if you claim you had no intention to cause harm. The only exception to this is if the community you're sharing is also a vore community. For example, no one is going to ban you if you point out that I am Aces from Aryion.com

8. No discussion about bans anywhere beside the unban forum.
  • If you get banned, don't go to another website to complain about being banned, don't complain to your buddies (because I always find out), and certainly don't complain on Discord. Make a proper appeal like a mature adult, and you might also help an admin realize they've been doing something wrong.
  • If you ask an admin why someone was banned, you will be told to fuck off. It's a lot easier for us to tell you to mind your own business than it is to explain everything to you and the twelve other nosy people who are asking the same damn thing. The job is hard enough without having to get bogged down by everyone and their dog wanting to know why somebody was banned. You can all find out when they post the appeal, and if the admin screwed up, you'll find that out too.
  • If you disagree with a ban that isn't your own, and you already know the reason why the ban was issued, you can still complain to admins, but keep those complaints private. Generally, we won't lift bans based on third party input, but sometimes we make exceptions if the argument is really good.

9. Legible English is required to use this website.
  • If your English while out-of-character is so bad that we can't even understand what you are typing, it's pretty much an automatic ban. Sorry, but if you can't write, you can't read, and if you can't read, you can't read the rules.
  • Expect complaining from admins and players if your writing still sucks. Use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation when emoting or speaking ICly.

Asset Licensing
Unless otherwise stated, it will be assumed any user-made assets (i.e. maps, sprites, guides, music, etc) that is posted with the intention of possibly being used on the server (posted on GitHub, sprite work showcase on the forum) has an implicit license of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License regardless of if the asset ever is actually used. In a nutshell, this means that if you post assets for the game in our community, then other communities are free to use your asset if they so please. If you want your assets to be licensed differently, then you must attach a license to your post. Discord is exempt from this policy. Assets posted on Discord that have not been added to the game will be assumed property of the artist unless stated by the artist that the assets are meant for use in the server.


Please direct all comments or concerns about these rules to the Suggestions & Feedback forum, or directly through PMs to me or other admins.
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Re: Global Community Rules (Updated: March 17th 2017)

Postby Aces » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:57 pm

Ever wondered why the rules are what they are? You don't have to read this, but in case you were ever curious...
And because it gives me a chance to be snarky because of how often people ask about why we have some rules.

Rule 1 is because it's illegal to host adult sites for people who are not adults.

Rule 2 is because it's obnoxious, and disrupts the intended purpose of this website.

Rule 3 is because it revives outdated information that new users could be confused by.

Rule 4 is because it's fucking illegal.

Rule 5 is because if you're being salty over a badly coded Byond game, you need to rethink your priorities in life.

Rule 6 is because this behavior attracts more douchebags who we don't want in this community, even if you think "harr harr it's just a joke bro don't be so sensitive." It shows me you don't give a shit about other people.

Rule 7 is because despite our best efforts to write rules against bad behavior, there's always going to be some asshole who tries to abuse the system.

Rule 8 is because every time this happens, people are led to believe nonsense like "THIS PERSON WAS BANNED FOR DISAGREEING" or some other stupid (and false) ban reason, when really it's more like they got perma-banned for bombing the station and then making IRL death threats after an admin tried to tell them to stop. Yes, this is always the case. There would be no outrage if everyone knew the person was banned for a valid reason, and if it wasn't valid, that is what ban appeals are for, and it's why everyone can see them.

Rule 9 is because our site is run by English users, for English users. If you can't understand and speak comprehensible English, you are unable to contribute to this community. Like I said, you probably haven't even read the rules. You likely haven't read this. If this offends you, then it probably doesn't apply to you because you can read it.
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