Over the last few weeks I've been thinking about our consequence systems and policies for rule breaches. So, I've developed a new system (don't worry, it's not too complex), and I'd like to try it out with the group for two weeks.
At the end of the two weeks, I'll be asking the Admin and some of the members for some feedback on it and how they like it.
So, here it is:
The system would include our rules being split into three groups: Yellow, Orange and Red.
They would be displayed as seen below.
No spam on the Group home page or in Group Notes! This includes "hellos", "I'm New Heres" and "Buy My Stuff!"
No journals (Except for our own) are permitted in the group, even if they advertise adoptables.
No Maker Adopts are allowed in the Group. Whether the Maker Game's creator has allowed them to be sold or not is irrelevant, we DO NOT accept them.
No bullying, harassment or blatant abuse of any deviant will be tolerated here.
No Tracing, stealing designs or identity theft. We will not tolerate it.
What do the coloured bullets mean you may ask? Well, they represent the three different offence levels.
Breaching a yellow bullet rule results in an informal warning, but NO STRIKE against you will be recorded.
Breaching an orange bullet results in a formal warning, resulting in a strike against you which will be recorded in our group records.
Breaching a red bullet is an automatic ban UNLESS the person can give solid evidence as to why they're not guilty (Hacked, consent from artist to use work, etc)
And we'll of course, keep the 'Three Strike' policy we already have.
One strike: Warning
Two Strikes: Three day Ban
Three Strikes: Permanent Ban
What do you guys think? The reason I want to change it is so that we can post a journal with the rules and how they're dealt with is so that members can have a visual guide to refer to. That way you'll know exactly what happens with each rule breach.
So there you go everyone. It's relatively the same as before. the main difference is that we're now acknowledging that some rules are worse to break than others.
I hope you like the new system.
I'll happily answer any enquiries you may have below.
Thanks for reading,