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DuelistGroundz Rules and Regulations

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Rules

The Captains Rule: Our site, our rules. You don't have to like it; you do have to accept it. These rules apply to all of our forums and also to PMs and our discord channel.


1. No porn or shock sites anywhere on the site. This includes fully exposed female nipple, balls, rectum, vagina, or penis. Since there's no way to disable them, avatars must be unambiguously work safe: no girls bouncing on cocks, no you-getting-laid, and no chicks nearly naked.
2. No multiaccounting (this includes letting a banned friend of yours access your account). Also, no proxy IP addresses. We'll just assume that you're trying to evade a ban and ban you. If for some reason you have special circumstances, we may make some limited exceptions on the no proxy rule. PM an admin first though.
3. Do not post personal identifying information of yourself or anyone else. Full name and the city that you live in is fine. Avoid anything more detailed than that. Also, never share your account password with anyone.
4. Post your threads in the right forum, please. This especially goes for Yugioh and Politics.
5. No autoplaying movies, audio, etc. in sigs or posts. There are some limited exceptions for Crazy Spam Kingdom, but even here, don't go overboard.
6. Don't complain about receiving neg rep. Rep is just a number. Also, don't go through someone's post history and neg all of their posts because they pissed you off.
7. No personal threats, whether it is to physically harm someone, hack them, etc.
8. This goes for newer members: We expect you to be your own person, but we also expect you to make an effort to understand DGz's culture and customs on a basic level in order to maintain a healthy community. If you continually fail to do so by instigating fights, bashing the site/mods, or ignoring advice from staff on how to not cause trouble within the community, you can be forced into a mandatory lurking period to observe the correct way to do things.
9. Keep sigs reasonable in size. No more than two images, and no ridiculous image sizes.
10. No advertising your website or fishing for social media follows. It's fine to talk about upcoming tournaments or link to articles. But no, "Hey guys check out my website," or, "Subscribe to me on youtube." You may place one text link to a non-monetized social media account of yours in your signature if you would like, but that is the only exception to this rule.

 

Punishments

Note: In the language below, a "ban" refers to the inability to access the site, whereas a "suspension" refers to the inability to make posts yourself but the ability to read posts of others.

 

Rule 1: IP ban for actual porn/shock sites. For avatars that aren't porn but are possibly not safe for work, we'll give you a warning and tell you to change it.
Rule 2: For multiaccounting to evade a ban or to cheat in mafia/warring/tournaments, we'll ban your new account and IP ban you. For multiaccounting not to evade a ban, we'll ban your new account, and ban the old account for a week (unless you're an old member who made a new account because you forgot your password). For proxy, we'll give you a warning and remind you not to use a proxy. If you refuse, we'll IP ban you.
Rule 3: If it's of yourself, we'll just give you a warning and remind you of the rule. If it's of someone else, it'll be a 1-week ban for the first offense, with length possibly increasing for additional offenses.
Rule 4: Warning on first offense, 1-day suspension for second offense, suspension length doubles for each additional offense.
Rule 5: Warning on first offense, 1-day suspension for second offense, suspension length doubles for each additional offense.
Rule 6: Warning on first offense, 1-day suspension for second offense, suspension length doubles for each additional offense.
Rule 7: 1-week ban all the way up to IP ban, depending on the severity and credibility of the threat.
Rule 8: Warning on first offense, and you will be directed to http://duelistgroundz.com/index.php?/topic/168861-i-dont-understand-dgz-and-no-one-likes-me/ to learn from your mistakes. After that, it will be a week-long suspension for any additional offenses.
Rule 9: We'll give you a warning and tell you to change it.
Rule 10: We'll remove your advertisement + warning on first offense, 1-day suspension for second offense, suspension length doubles for each additional offense. 

 

Other: If at any point, you accumulate 3 warnings through some combination of rule violations within 2 months, we may suspend you for a short period (1-7 days).

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Note: These rules are virtually identical to our old ones. My main priorities here were to make things more clear to our users and also to add some uniformity to punishments (it used to be the case that two users could break the same rule and receive completely different punishments depending on the mood of staff at the time).

 

 

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Wanna clarify 2 things for our users:

Advertising in signatures

And the user's own personal phone number

I don't personally see any issue with these 2 things, but clarifying for people would definitely be for the best.

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Please don't post your phone number on the site. If you want to PM another member your phone number that's fine (say you're both going to a YCS coming up and want to have a way to contact each other). But if you post your number on a public forum, things could definitely go bad for you, and I don't want people to start sending you dick pics or something.

 

In regards to advertising in sigs, I would avoid for now to be on the safe side, but I'll ask rei what our prior policy was.

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3. Do not post personal information of yourself or anyone else. Full name and the city that you live in is fine. Avoid anything more detailed than that. Also, never share your account password with anyone.

 

whats the issue with posting personal information? and define personal information more clearly.

 

i feel like in forums like csk or social interaction might call for getting together or maybe discussing ones own life and i dont think that should be at all restricted. if i feel like saying something about myself is my decision and i should be able to let people know if i want to. 

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When I say personal information, I don't mean what your favorite color is. I'm talking about your full address, your phone number, your IP address, your driver's license number, etc. This was part of our old rules as well, and it should be common sense as to why you should not post identifying information.

 

Going to update the rules tonight for some more clarity on the advertising rule and the trolling rule.

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Note the changes to rule #8 and rule #10. If you have any questions about these changes, please ask.

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@TheGoldenTyranno: As you're coming back from your ban, please make sure you read rule #8 very carefully. Meditate on it if you have to.

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What is the role of the 'point system' with regards to giving warnings? As I didn't see it mentioned in the OP. 

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1 hour ago, mark said:

What is the role of the 'point system' with regards to giving warnings? As I didn't see it mentioned in the OP. 

 

On 12/3/2016 at 3:55 PM, ACP said:

Other: If at any point, you accumulate 3 warnings through some combination of rule violations within 2 months, we may suspend you for a short period (1-7 days).

The "points" don't really matter, but rapidly accumulating different warnings does.

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