These are the rules of the Ravenholdt RP Sanctum and the consequences for violating those rules.
Please note that these rules are subject to change and the Moderators and Administrators ("Sanctum Team") of these forums have the authority to ban or discipline people without warning, though warnings will usually be given. By posting on the Ravenholdt RP Sanctum, you hereby agree that you have read the rules, understand them, and are subject to the rules as administered by the Sanctum Team. These rules will be construed liberally by the Sanctum Team in order to promote the values of the RP Sanctum. We ask that you abide by the rules in order to foster a strong and vibrant RP community on Ravenholdt.
If you cannot say something nicely, do not say it at all. Constructive criticism and debate is welcome, but the moderators will act if posts become disrespectful.
Leave it at the door
The Sanctum is not a place to nurture personal grudges. If you do not like someone, we encourage you to either avoid interacting with said person or try to talk things out in PMs. Do not under any circumstances take your personal grudges into public posts on the forums.
This includes posting offensive, unrelated, or negative posts that attempt to push a thread off-topic or insult some of the posters in a thread. We want to keep this a comfortable environment for all roleplayers and, while constructive criticism is acceptable, trolling/flaming is not.
Harassment will not be tolerated
Any type of harassment aimed at a specific person, group of people, or a guild will not be tolerated.
No excessively vulgar language
While some curse words are appropriate for roleplay and fit the RP of certain characters, excessive use of vulgar language will be frowned on by the moderators. Please use common sense when writing your posts!
No pornographic links/pictures/spamming or similar behavior
Links to pornography or other such inappropriate material are unsuitable for the environment that this website tries to foster. Please keep in mind that younger individuals might be part of the RP community. Individuals found posting such links or spamming the boards repeatedly with the same message will likely be banned immediately instead of being dealt with via the usual three-strike system.
Follow the Mature Content Policy
Make sure you tag your thread appropriately and ensure that the content of your posts falls within the guidelines outlined in our Mature Content Policy.
Do not abuse the Report function
If you are reporting a thread or a post, make sure you do so for a valid reason. Frivolous reports clog up the Sanctum Team's workload and can result in disciplinary action against the reporter.
Follow Blizzard's ToU
Follow the directions posted in each forum (E.g. IC forums are IC)
Please follow the directives of the forums that you are posting in. If a forum is declared to be IC, please post IC as much as possible. When posting OOC in such forums, denoted it with the (( ))'s that are commonly used in RP. If you have an idea for an additional forum that is not currently in place, please let an Admin know via the "Website Feedback" forum.
Obey the Moderators/Admins
The moderators and administrators of the site are in place to ensure that the website remains true to its mission to promote RP on the server. If they ask for you to delete a post, edit a post, move a post, or anything else, please heed their instructions.