Discord Revamp of the Discord rules

Luke

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Hi all,

I’ve made a draft for some new community guidelines (instead of having firm rules, guidelines allows for more discretion). I’d like to hear what you all have to say about it, given the recent events.

  1. Discord Guidelines & Moderation Policy
  2. This policy exists to pave over any issues with the current Discord ruleset. Please note this list is not exhaustive nor is it subject to strict adherence; it is a guideline and discretion is to be used by any of the moderation and staff team where deemed necessary.
  3. General Rules
  4. 1) Respect the platform, the people and the atmosphere of the server. This means you must follow any and all TOS, and you must be respectful to other users. Please note staff do not have any increased protection under this rule; you must respect everybody as equals. Flamewars, unnecessary drama and ragebait are not permitted.
  5. 2) NSFW text must follow the ‘personal or explicit’ rule. If the NSFW text is deemed either too detailed, and/or too personal to an individual, it is subject to removal and the poster being punished as deemed necessary by the staff member in charge.
  6. The definition of ‘personal’ can vary; if something is removed for being ‘too personal’, punishment can be avoided if the subject of the text states that they are comfortable with it. I.e. shipping Player1 and Player2 would be allowed only if both players are comfortable, otherwise it would fall under rule 2.
  7. NSFW images such as sexual content, gore and anything deemed too far by the staff is forbidden. This cannot be posted anywhere on the server.
  8. 3) Promotions and advertisements of other servers are not allowed.
  9. 4) The main language of TF:R is English. Please do not talk in another language excessively, or do so to mislead and confuse players around you. Slurs are forbidden, and will be dealt with in proportion to the word said, the context it is said in and the intention behind the message.
  10. 5) Exploits are forbidden. If you find an exploit and do not report it to the proper person (the Discord team in the case of bots, the Discord Devs in terms of a site bug) then you are subject to harsh punishment, as this is a serious offence.
  11. 6) Bullying and harassment are not allowed. Players who brigade, mob or bully a user will be removed, and we do not tolerate any form of harassment.
  12. Chain of Command
  13. The highest ranking member of staff always has the final say. In cases where the staff are all equal, the most senior member of staff has the final say. If you still disagree, please file a report with the executives privately.

  14. As stated before, staff have final say and the rules are subject to staff interpretation, not player interpretation. Precedent is not binding, and decisions are taken on a case-by-case basis.

Please ignore the numbers, the forum auto gave them and i’m too lazy to delete them. You can find the original numbering at https://pastebin.com/bXw0cVi4
 
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vouch vouch couch and pouch.
i cannot in any way at all ever moderate or even write LBRs with the current vague rules. there is NO rule even if you try hard enough that can properly mention what to do and what not to do.

even though "common sense" is a rule it doesnt apply to anyone in this server..at all. please change it to these i love these these are awesome
even if theyre not implemented im gonna link this thread and use this instead. i cannot for the love of me use the current one
 
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upon discussion i’ve been granted discord mod so i can implement these changes among a few others. if you want any amendments or have any issues drop me a DM or reply here :)
 
Approved, I will leave this thread open for further discussion