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Since this is meant to be a personal, inviting community full of mature members, the rules on posting Code of Conduct are fairly simple: use your judgment, and be polite. Do not insult, attack, belittle, tease, or otherwise act inappropriately toward any other member. Under no circumstances will bigotry, libeling, spamming or stealing [ideas, art, writing, anything] be accepted here on Newgulf.

If someone has made you uncomfortable in any way, then the best way to deal with this is to speak to them directly and politely, in private. One-on-one communication solves far more problems than harbored resentment, talking about them behind their back, or a stern talking to. However, if you are having a problem with someone that can't be resolved one-on-one, or if your direct communication has left you in a stalemate or lead to more problems, then please feel free to PM any moderator and they will help you work things out.

If someone has broken any of the RP rules or has done something in character that you think is inappropriate or non cannon, you can either shoot them a polite comment in private to talk about it or inform a moderator of the issue and they will help work out a solution.

Please keep in mind that we are not a support forum, and are not equipped to help you deal with your personal or psychological problems. Being that it's more likely that members, even trying to be helpful, will do harm than good with these sorts of problems, we request that you do not post pity posts here on the forum — seek out professional help, instead, or speak one-on-one with close friends who fully understand your situation.

Moderator Actions

All moderator actions are a cooperative effort; this is not because the mods are 'ganging up on' people, but just because we want all mods to put the same face forward, and to agree with any decisions made. If even one moderator feels differently about a situation, we will discuss until there is a unanimous decision.

On that note, here are a few things RP-wise, for which members could get in trouble or PMed:

Application Edits

All bio edit requests are a group effort, discussed behind the scenes. If even one moderator feels that a bio isn't ready to go through, then we hash out what a person has to do to get that bio ready for play. All bio edit PMs are a group effort, with thoughts gathered from one and all; this is not personal, it's about keeping the characters on this board up to a standard. This forum is unlike other forums in that we do want a certain level of literacy, and we want all of our members to have well thought-out characters.

As a result, once bios have been passed, all changes must be approved by a moderator before they can be added to the Character Directory. If you want to change something other than clothing style or hair cut or small differences like that, then please PM one of the moderators and request approval.

Out of Character Actions

If someone in Newgulf seems to be acting out of character, or seems to be entirely different from the application approved by staff, we will contact the player to ask them what's up and request that they amend their behavior. It's very important that people think about their characters before they begin playing them. Read up on some of the extra information in RP Resources, answer some character memes, and really think about goals/human interactions for your character, so you know 'what they're like.'

An accepted application signifies a certain trust we're placing in you: to uphold the standards we've set, both for your sake and the sake of the story here. Moderation does not stop with the application; we work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the quality of play here matches the quality of the applications we so thoroughly examine.

If you're PMed

Please, if you do get a PM, do not take it personally. This is not meant to be an attack on you, just a criticism. Responding in a negative, unpleasant, whiny or angry way will not aid in your cause, nor will trying to appeal to some sense of guilt. We're trying to help you, but being nasty to us will turn us away.


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