While there is both chat and discord as ways for the site to gather and communicate, our discord has become the more active hub for all things Deadliest Fiction. Here are rules and policies associated with it.
(IMPORTANT) Joining the Discord
A number of requirements must be met in order to become a permanent member of the discord.
New users who enter the discord must provide a corresponding wikia account which will be displayed as their screen name on the discord. A new user has a period of 3 days to provide this information, and will otherwise be kicked. Joining again will result in a ban if no username is provided. This is not permanent, and contacting the administration team with a username will repeal the kick or ban.
The account provided by the user must have at least 10 edits on Deadliest Fiction within a month of joining. If the edits are not met, requests to join will be denied until they are made.
1 month of inactivity on the wiki or the discord will result in a kick, alongside a DM informing the user. The kick can be repealed with a simple response to the DM.
Spamming is considered repetitive posting done to the detriment of other uses. On the discord, first offenders of spamming will be kicked alongside a strict warning. Continued disregard of the rule will result in a ban for an amount of time decided by an admin, bureaucrat, or other discord manager.
Limited cursing is allowed. Words like shit, damn, hell, bitch, and fuck are fine to use in limited quantities. Excessive use of curse words is grounds for a kick or a ban at the discretion of the chat mod. Note that the use of these words in flaming or insults will result in kicks and bans similar to those seen in Spam.
New and existing users who post overtly sexual language, images, or links will be instantly banned. Weather said ban is permanent or is able to be repealed is at the discretion of the administration team.
Anything of an explicit sexual nature, either in images or language, addressed to actual users will result in an immediate ban, and the rest of the administration team will consider whether it is permanent or not
Archived Chat Policy
Chat is no longer the primary gathering place to discuss all things Deadliest Fiction. However, we have left it open as a way for those without discord to communicate. Here is an archived list of rules we have regarding discussion of chat.
Spamming is considered posting links, saying the same thing, speaking in all caps, or speaking in disjointed sentences* to the annoyance of other users. In a given chat session, the first spamming will be hit with a kicking. Any further spam will result in kicks or bans at the discretion of the chat mod enforcing the policy. For Admins, Bureaucrats, or Chat Mods doing the same, the first offense is a warning on public chat. Subsequent offenses will lead to removal of chat mod status at the discretion of a consensus of Bureaucrats. Afterwards, the demoted user is treated like a normal user who has had their first offense.
*Disjointed sentences are as follows:
Hey guys, I
etc. It could have been written as follows without a rule break:
Hey guys, I found this new battle.
It looks intere
Chat Mods, Kicking, and Banning
Users should listen to chat mods. If any user is found breaking the rules, the chat mod has the right to kick or ban as the rule states, or if nothing is stated then it is at their discretion. Kicking may be done as a joke so long as the Chat Mod makes it completely clear to the kicked user that it is meant jokingly. Banning is not allowed as a joke.
Any chat mods accused of abusing their power will be contacted by an admin or a bureaucrat. If the chat mod was found to be abusing their power, they will have their chat mod status revoked. Abuses of power include, but are not limited to:
Kicking or Banning for no reason
Kicking or banning a user for disagreeing with them
Repeatedly kicking a user (joke or not)
Banning a user the instant they appear on chat
The one and only time a ban or a non-joke kick is allowed without the recipient having broken any rules is if they literally, in public chat, ask for it. (i.e., they write "Please ban me" or something to that effect)
A kick for a rule break should be taken as a warning, and should be the first punishment used unless the user has made an enormous violation. Since kicking can be undone by getting back on chat, kicking may be done as a joke so long as the Chat Mod makes it completely clear to the kicked user that it is meant jokingly.
A user may be banned at the discretion of a chat moderator for excessively breaking rules. Banning may not be done as a joke. Unfair bans should be protested to an Admin / Bureaucrat directly.
Limited cursing is allowed. Words like shit, damn, hell, bitch, and fuck are fine to use in limited quantities. Excessive use of curse words is grounds for a kick or a ban at the discretion of the chat mod.