New Forum Rules!

Started by Ellowee, 2014 Jun 13, 22:38:15

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2014 Jun 13, 22:38:15 Last Edit: 2018 Oct 02, 21:53:44 by Galapagois

Section One - The Golden Rules and Staff Rights

1.) The Golden Rule - Be respectful and considerate to those around you. Remember that on the other side of the screen is another human being reading what you've posted. Keep that in mind and behave.

2.) Episode Spoilers/leaks - Not everyone will have had the chance to view the latest episode at the same time of the same day as you; keep that in mind when discussing the new episodes. This also covers any leaked information; such materials should not be discussed. Any discussion of events that happen in the episodes/movies (whether they have been released or revealed in leaks) is to be contained within the spoiler tag until the Monday after the episode has aired, or one week after the movie has released.

3.) Moderators have the final say - While these rules cover the most common situations, there are situations and circumstances where they do not. As such, we reserve the right to take any action that we deem necessary to ensure that the game and forum rules are not disputed or abused in any way. We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates these rules.

Section Two - General Conduct for the Forums

4.) No Rule Lawyering - Attempting to enforce the rules as a user, whilst generally a nice gesture, is prohibited. It's not the user's job to enforce these rules among their fellow users; this is akin to "vigilante justice." If you spot someone breaking a rule, report them in the Moderation Corner using the provided template, and let the moderators handle it.

5.) No Spamming - 'Ignorant', 'pointless', and 'annoying messages' basically sums up what spamming is. It isn't necessary to have your name on the front page for every single thread on the forums, which is known as flooding. Do not post things that aren't relevant to the topic at hand. Your POST COUNT has absolutely no meaning to it.
    a.) Any threads created in order to notify the public of anyone's projected absence from the forums and/or game, whether temporary or permanent, will be regarded as spam. If a user feels a need to notify one or more individuals about an upcoming absence of either themselves or anyone, they are encouraged to do so via private messages, or by posting information in a pre-existing topic regarding said parties in the "Introductions" board.

6.) No Trolling - Trolling is the act of deliberately annoying someone to the point of making them angry, or starting an unnecessary flame war. Do not do this, at all.

7.) No Advertising - Legends of Equestria is not an advertising platform. If you want to show off your work, and direct people to where they can see more of it (for example, pony artwork), that's perfectly fine, so long as it's suitably safe-for-work; similarly, if people express an interest in commissions, that is fine as well. We are not, however, a place to advertise a commercial product. Moderators will decide on a case-by-case basis whether a specific instance goes against this rule.

8.) No Obscenity - We require everyone to observe and maintain common sensitivity and a sense of decency. This includes:
     a.) No racist, bigoted, vulgar, or distasteful language.
     b.) No adult situations in any portion of the site. This includes non-public areas.
     c.) Gore is strongly prohibited. This is a family-friendly site where people of all ages venture.
     d.) Weapons can only be used as props.

9.) No Flaming / Arguing - Intelligent public debate is welcomed, however the moment your post contains insults or personal attacks, you are in violation of this rule and your post will be removed immediately. These will not be tolerated on this forum. We expect everyone to treat each other in a way which they, themselves, want to be treated, and that is with respect.

10.) Do not harass anyone - Harassment in any form is taken seriously. Do not do it under any circumstances; attacking, badgering, and repeatedly disturbing members is not only rude, but not allowed. Threatening members results in an instant ban.

11.) Inappropriate usernames are prohibited - Usernames can not be offensive, derogatory, or vulgar. If you register with a distasteful username, you will be asked to change it. If you refuse, a staff member will change it for you. We are a family-friendly forum and game.

12.) Don't abuse forum features - We have fun features on the forums such as emotes, url / video implementation, moving text, and large font. Do not abuse these features by spamming them.

13.) Avoid sensitive material at all costs - Topics such as sexuality, religion, and politics have a reputation for getting heated pretty quickly. Do not attempt to talk about such things, or ever bring them up. Avoid posting anything like sexual orientation, religious standpoints, or political standpoints in any threads, personal text, and/or signatures. Our forums are not a place for this.
     a.) Do not, under any circumstances, bring up "personal issues" to the forum or chatbox. You can talk about said issues in PM's, but please do not burden the public space with your heavy baggage.

14.) Limited personal information such as Skype usernames, Discord IDs, etc. are allowed to be shared. Please note, however, that Legends of Equestria is not responsible for anything that happens in Discord conversations, over Skype messages, etc. Personal information such as real names, addresses, phone numbers, Facebook links, and pictures of yourself are not allowed to be shared.

15.) Double posting is prohibited - If you forgot something in your last post, there is a handy feature called the "Modify" button in which you can include the information you had forgotten. Frequent double posting could be regarded as spam.

16.) Controversial Posts - If you believe something is controversial, questionable, or against the rules do not post it!

17.) No inappropriate outgoing links - Anything that you link to must be child-friendly and safe for work. This includes links to:
     a.) Tumblr
     b.) deviantART
     c.) Flickr
     d.) Instagram
     e.) Discord servers
     f.) Etc.

18.)Keep discussions in the correct place - Each section of our forum is labelled for the specific topics that are intended to be discussed there. If you want to discuss any particular topic, please make sure you're doing so in the correct place. Threads that violate this rule may be moved or removed.

19.) No discussions of how to hack/exploit the game - Legends of Equestria is an ongoing project, meaning that bugs will be present that could be used to gain an advantage over players that aren't exploiting it. Once such a bug has been fixed, however, any instructions given or materials made to explain how to continue exploiting it (editing game files, modifying older versions of the client to connect to the server after an update to continue using an exploit, hacking, etc), or create/use any other kind of exploit that is not present in the latest version of the game without such modification, will be dealt with severely. If you find such instructions or materials, rather than discussing them in the chat, please share them with the team (by emailing [email protected], reporting it through our Phabricator system, reporting them to moderation, etc.) instead.

Section Three - In Character / Role-play Rules

20.) We allow RP that is PG based.  This means you can do more but at the same time please keep it safe for work.  If you would not let you parents or your grandparents see it then please do not do it in the RP. 

21.) Powerplaying - "Powerplaying" refers to when a role-player takes control of another person's character that is not their own. The only characters you are allowed to play as, talk as, and control are your own. The only exception to powerplaying, is if you and your partner both agree that you can control one another's character(s).

22.) God modding - The term "God modding" comes from the term "God mode" which can be found in many video games; allowing the player to activate features such as invincibility, unlimited ammo or lives, or similar power boosts. This is a juvenile thing to do, and it will not be tolerated here.

23.) Role-playing is prohibited across most of the forum. Actions are fine, but don't turn it into a story. Roleplays need to stay in the roleplay section of the forum.

If you have any questions about these rules, or believe that a moderation decision has been made in error and wish to appeal, please contact our moderation lead Perry via email ([email protected]), who will be able to address your concerns.

Perry The Pony

The rules have been updated.  Please read over each one as a refresher.

Perry The Pony

The rules have been updated again.  Please read them all over for a refresher.


Please note that we have a new rules page on our website, available here: - please refer to this page for information about our in-game/forum/Discord rules going forward, as well as our appeals system for moderation decisions, as this thread will no longer be updated.
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