Harassment Policy

There are two kinds of harassment outlined in this policy: General and Sexual. Each type is online below, along with what to do if you are harassed and what punishments will befall those who do the harassing.

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There are two kinds of harassment outlined in this policy: General and Sexual. Each type is online below, along with what to do if you are harassed and what punishments will befall those who do the harassing.

General Harassment
-Ruining a player's game experience out of malice, spite, stupidity, or general dislike of the player.
-Using IC means to bother a player OOCly such as always starting fights with another player for no real IC reason and using your character to make rude comments about another player's character for the sake of getting a reaction (be it on channel or mail). If you have an issue of problem with another player, keep it OOC, not IC.
-Making rude comments about another player on public, Hold, Craft, or Weyr channels, or slandering another player in publicly/semi-publicly readable mail.
-Repeatedly invading another player's privacy by either moving yourself or your puppets to his/her private room without permission, or by logging roleplay or OOC chat that occurs with a player in private or semi-public rooms without the player's permission. Please read 'help logging' for list of the game's logging policy.

NOTE: For Wizards to take a player to task for misbehavior is not a form of harassment. The Wizards are here for the purpose of keeping the game running smoothly and for settling disputes.

Sexual Harassment
-Continually roleplaying sexual themes in public places. There's a time and place for such things and it's not in public.
-Making IC sexual advances or suggestive comments to another character after being asked OOCly to stop or tone it down.
-Soliciting OOC sex from a player. DO NOT assume OOC facts from IC roleplay.
-Forcing TinySex (aka Cybersex) on another player's character. This does include pestering someone repeatedly until they give in. Even on this game, NO MEANS NO. Show respect for the other player.
-TinySex, if done on the game, MUST be completely consensual between two players.

If Think You're Being Harassed
-Don't hesitate and think it will 'all go away'. Contact a Guide or Wizard ASAP.
-Be sure to log as much of the situation as you can as having evidence helps. You may do this as an exception to the logging policy, but ONLY in this situation. See 'help logging' for more information.
-Please note that false accusations will not be tolerated. This is not a subject to joke about. If anyone is caught making false accusations, they will face the same punishment as those caught harassing others.

Punishments
-Anyone accused of general or sexual harassment faces the possibility of losing one of more of their characters and being sitebanned temporarily or permanently from the game.
-Harassing the Wizards will earn you a temporary ban and/or loss of game commands. You have been warned.

Last Reviewed: 11th of November 2018

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