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Rules

"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made." Otto von Bismarck

Now the following rules might seem hard, strict, and overly complex, but we wish to make clear to people that we have put a =lot= of time and effort into this place and are not going to allow destructive players to ruin our enjoyment and the enjoyment of players who -are- adult and open enough to enjoy what we have to offer. That is why these very strict rules, which will ensure that all people who do not fit in with the community we wish to create will be asked to leave and not return.

We hope that those of you who feel hemmed in by these rules understand that we have made them to protect all players, and not just ourselves from people who do not belong here.

We have a number of rules on here. I will give a short overview of the most important here with the proper newsfiles mentioned.

These rules are both for staffers and players, but staffers are the only ones who are allowed to give people a warning of a committed offense. If you wish to warn a staffer about any of the rules mentioned here, you can send your complaint to any other staffer you trust, but also send him or her a log of the happenings.

- being polite to other players and staff (news rules3)
- be cooperative in solving problems (news rules3)
- respect other player's preferences and limits (+help +prefs)
- keep ic and ooc apart (news roleplaying 101 if you don't know what this is)
- no interactions between alts (news players)
- rules for retcons (news retcons)
- no pc under 12 (news adult themes)
- respect the area divsions and keep the play to the appropriate level (news adult themes)

"Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned." Milton Friedman

What do we do if these rules are not followed? A broken rule is considered an 'offense'. A deemed offense warning will be checked within a week on validity. If the suspect has any defense they should send such within 24 hours to all recipients of the warning email that will be sent out (or just to tell us they wish to write a defense and will send that in within 4 days). If that means the suspect has 3 offense levels or more his or her characters will be removed from the mux on the next day. The person then has 24 hours to make sure they have backups of any descs or things they have built, and to send in a defense. After recieving such defense the warning will be checked for validity within the week and if deemed invalid they will get their characters back.

In total we will allow a player to commit offenses up to but not including three levels' worth. More offenses at once count just as heavy as more offenses commited on separate occasions. Offenses can have weight of one, two or three levels. That means that if someone commits an offense worth three levels they will be banished from the mux without warning. In three months a player will lose one level of warnings, unless more warnings have been added in that time.

"As you make your bed, so you must lie in it." Daniel J. Boorstin

Levels of Offenses

One level:
-confusing ic/ooc (bringing ic consequences to ooc actions or vice versa)
-breaking consent in a way that did not harm others (like breaking another player's rp preferences (not hard limits but preferences) when there were obvious other solutions.
-being impolite to others oocly (be it player/staff). You can share your opinions, but please do so in a constructive and polite way.
-displaying an uncooperative attitude in resolving conflict and confusion
-letting others use your character without warning others
-using @emits for posing for others if they take offense
-not accepting a staff decided ic consequence for your ic actions without reaching a consensus with the other parties involved.

Two levels:
-harassing others
-changing muxcode to further your character or characters of others
-hacking into others characters
-messing with the global commands intentionally
-lying to staff
-ignoring a ruling by staff (about alts not interacting or other rules that are clearly posted.)

Three levels:
-breaking consentuality in a way that harmed others and that you were aware of or that were in +prefs (ie breaking someone's hard limits)
-causing the mux to crash intentionally
-creating problems for the running of the mux that will involve almost all players