Fundamental Rules of the Guild

This is a brief explanation of the rules and regulations that are enforced here at the Guild. It is a good idea to become familiar with these rules, and understand them. Violations of certain rules may result in Moderator action, ranging from a discussion or warning, to the potential of a site-wide ban. In either case, it is your responsibility to be fully aware of the rules and to avoid breaking them at all times.

1) Community Conduct
  • Respect all members. Be pleasant to each other and treat people how they deserve to be treated. Remember that respect comes in all forms and should be applied in everything that you do. When disagreements arise in discussion be sure to address them in good faith, ensuring that you avoid escalating them into any unnecessary conflict. The Guild does not tolerate behaviour which incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.
  • Respect the decision of your GMs and Co-GMs. GMs and Co-GMs do have the final say on disagreements, decisions, and creative freedom when in relation to their roleplay. They have the ability and permissions to remove you from the roleplay thread, so it would be best to keep matters civil and don't belabor the point.
  • Keep your conflicts private. When disagreements arise in discussion, try to work it out privately. People do respond better when confronted outside the view of a public audience and when a moderator asks for you to take a conflict to a private discussion they are doing so to try and maintain the peace.
  • Do not incite drama, fights, or harass others. If your response could be interpreted as trolling, disrespectful, or inflammatory, please refrain from posting it. Harassment, intimidation and bullying of any community member or staff will not be tolerated, including unsolicited messages, verbal or physical threats, and targeted spam. If reported, such behaviour may result in disciplinary action. Lastly, we would also like to remind everyone that each user is responsible for their own conduct and stepping away from any drama or fight you may be involved with is always a better option.
  • Do not spam. Spamming includes both the posting of unrelated material on the site and excessive posting of the same content across multiple topics and forums. For those wishing to post this kind of content we do have a subforum dedicated purely to the topic of spam. Any spam posted outside of the dedicated subforum will be removed and addressed accordingly.
  • No advertisements. The Guild does not allow any off-site advertising designed to invite members into communities which are not formally associated with the Guild itself. In addition, links to sites designed to provide financial benefit or compensation in some way are prohibited. Any advertisement will be subject to Moderator discretion and will be removed from the site. Accounts created which demonstrate a focus on off-site advertising will be banned.
  • Do not discuss bans. There are a large variety of reasons why someone could be banned from the Guild and discussing them publicly can lead to the spread of false information and needless drama. Should you wish to inquire about the reasons behind a particular ban, take it up privately with site staff and staff only.

2) Mature Content
RoleplayerGuild exists because Google AdSense pays for the Guild's rent through the use of targeted ads. While we do allow some mature content on the site we do have some guidelines which must be adhered to at all times.
  • 18+ Roleplays. 18+ roleplays are restricted to adults aged 18 and up as they typically contain content which is not suitable for minors.
  • No smut on the public forum. Any roleplay which chooses to engage in any sexual activity must be kept off the public forum and played out through the PMs. Staff do reserve the right to remove any smut which may appear on the public forum.
  • No explicit content on the public forum. We do tolerate a superficial amount of mature themes within a public roleplay for those who are looking for a more adult level of content, however images and content which can be perceived to be intense or explicit in nature cannot be posted on the forum.

3) Discord
Discord is a free to use, instant messenger application that offers the ability to create and manage your own online chat community. The Guild has one such community, and members who are a part of the Guild have the ability to join and chat amongst their online peers.

All of the current rules and community conduct guidelines mentioned above do extend into the Discord server as a whole, and violation of these rules can result in action against you ranging from the removal of various channels privileges, up to the server as a whole. To help manage such an open platform, we have a team of Discord dedicated Moderators who can help assist you along the way, as well as the current members of site staff who oversee the Guild community as a whole.

4) Reporting Violations
In the event that you should come across an issue relating to the Guild or you have observed an incident that may violate these rules, please contact a member of staff to inform them of the issue. Reports are kept private — reports by default are shared amongst all staff members unless requested otherwise — as they help provide vital context for future conflict between users, in addition to being vital to judging all situations fairly.

As a note, the Moderators on Roleplayer Guild exclusively limit their scope to matters contained both within the site and on the Official RPG Discord server. The Moderation team has no jurisdiction over any exchanges between users that have occurred in Discord’s Direct Message system, or elsewhere online. If you encounter problems off-site, please report your concerns to the most suitable source, such as Discord's own Trust and Safety team, and not the Guild staff.

Site Admin

Site Moderators

Discord Moderators

5) Appealing a Moderator Decision
Should you feel that a Moderator's decision was incorrect, we are happy to discuss and review the incident with you. Any attempts to raise a matter publicly will be removed and will be discussed in private instead. Should a staff member come forward to discuss the details publicly, then — and only then — may it be discussed.

Our community guidelines are meant to inform members on what is and isn’t allowed on The Guild, and to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience they deserve. Should you have any additional questions, please message a member of Staff and we would be more than happy to assist you further.