This post has been moved and its title modified to make it more visible and find-able by forum members.Rules may be changed as needs arise or situations reveal problems.
We do not have a "three strikes you're out" rule. Many warnings in a short timespan are more likely to get you banned, it is not always a raw count of transgressions. We have private warnings, we occasionally edit posts with moderation text
stating the purpose for their editing, we have silencing, and we have bans.
Ideally, the editing of posts will be for the partial removal of content by banned users, in the instance that mass post deletion would disrupt entire threads.
As of incidents earlier this year and evidently ongoing, it should be noted that sexist, bigoted or other slurs are considered warnable offenses. Repeated ignoring of warnings with the same slurs can and will also result in temporary silencing, up to a ban, depending on the nature of the incident. It should never get past a warning or two, though we understand that old habits sometimes die hard (we'll know if you're pushing it). The situation resulting in a forum split is an extreme outlier that we hope won't happen again.
We just don't need to perpetuate that here, it alienates people. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a community project with contributors of all stripes. Don't swing a dead cat in a room so full.For now, partial censorship of slurs for fiction should be sufficient.
First letter or two and the rest can be appropriate *'s for letter count, just to be nice and neat. While yes, this is censorship, it is not complete removal and still allows users to know what was intended if they take half a moment to look at it. *'s are used so rarely in text that hopefully, users who do not wish to read such language can tune these out easier than skipping over whole words. This is a stand-in rule while mods (and later, users) come to some consensus on how to handle the matter.
Bitch, faggot, retard, dyke, and all them racist terms, chink, nigger, the usual.
To repeat an earlier sentiment: If you have a problem with someone's behaviour or post content, do not continue the discussion with them if you feel it has crossed a line
. Report the post in question using the forum's report button feature. Moderators cannot be everywhere at once. We can
bring up a report list, and you can help us best by using it.
If you have personal concerns that you don't feel justify a specific post report, you may send me (and likely any moderator) a PM to inquire. I am not always online, but I will reply when I have time.