Rules of conduct (Update: 03-21-2013: Bumping)

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Rules of conduct (Update: 03-21-2013: Bumping)

Postby Tristan » May 12th, 2009, 6:37:43 pm

Rules of Conduct


  • No Flaming/Flamebaiting
  • No Impersonating staff
  • No Advertising
  • No Explicit Sexual Content
  • Respect The Ownership of Others
  • No use of exploits
  • Limit yourself to one account
  • No harassment
  • No multi-posting
  • Bumping
  • No spoilers
  • No spam
  • No off-site clickables
  • No off-site trading
  • No click-exchange sites
  • No stealth links
  • No Rainbow/Gradient font
  • Raffles
  • Reindeer Games subsection
  • Tea House subsection
  • Hall of the Arts subsection
  • Merchant District subsection
  • Roleplay Stage subsection
  • Family Center subsection


Flaming/Flame-baiting
    Abuse will not be tolerated on MagiStream. Therefore, directing a racial or verbally abusive attack at another user, or deliberately posting in order to provoke other users is prohibited. Continuing to post in a thread when you have been asked to leave by the thread owner, or continuing to contact someone after you have been asked to stop is considered harassment and will result in a punishment.

Advertising
    Posting links or web addresses for other websites or products in the manner of gaining members or employees, or asking/encouraging users to participate in Multi-level marketing or religious organization is not permitted and will be punishable. Please don't post or link as well as use automatic clicking sites. They will not work anyway.
    Selling real items on site, whether directly or through links to other sites is also forbidden.

Impersonating Staff
    Acting Like, Posting as, or pretending to be staff is strictly prohibited. MagiStream staff all have colored names. Administrators, who take care of site updates, have their names colored in blue. If you see anyone who is claiming to be staff and their name is not colored, please report it to an admin. No real staff member will ever ask you for your password. If anyone is asking for your password, please report them to a moderator/admin immediately.


No Explicit Sexual Content
    This is the banning of depictions or references to the reproductive organs; Cybering; or other sexual acts. Role Playing may be somewhat seductive in nature, but all content should be age appropriate. If it is not something you would do in front of your grandparents, then it's probably not allowed.


Respect the Ownership of Others
    Do not claim to something you did not make entirely as your own. If you use parts of someone else's work give them credit, and make sure they know. This also applies for off-site sources.


No use of exploits
    Taking advantage of site glitches or loopholes in the codes, so-called exploiting, is strictly forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to, anything that changes how the site works or allows you to exceed limits. Using an exploit will at least mean a warning but can result in a ban depending on the severity of the exploit.

Scamming
    Social engineering in order to gain someone's gold, creatures or personal information with false pretenses is never allowed. There will be no warnings.


Botting
    Using or creating a script or program to automatically post or otherwise earn gold on Magistream is not allowed. There are no warnings for this offense.


Multiple Accounts
    On MagiStream you are only allowed to have one account. Period. This is a banning offense for all involved accounts!
    If there is an account that gives you large amounts of creatures and/or gold regularly without getting an about equal worth back (i. e. if they are only playing to give you things), that is considered a multi-account, even if it is said to be a friend / sibling / parent / offspring / fish in your aquarium.
    Please note that creating a second account is forbidden even if you intend to abandon the old one.

No harassment in PM
    It is forbidden to PM users asking them to sell creatures or to give away gold or creatures for free. Unless a creature is specifically listed as for sale in the user's signature or profile, PMing someone asking for it is not allowed. This also applies to borrowing creatures.

No Multi-Posting
    Please edit your post instead of posting again. If your topic died, it died for a reason. If the site is lagging, only hit submit once. You can open a new window to see if you post went through.


No Spoilers
    It is expressly forbidden to post any images or links to images from the magistatic.com domain as well as any creature that belongs to a staff member. Any violation of this rule will result in an immediate warning.


Bumping
    For those forums and subforums that allow bumping, you may bump your own threads once every 20 hours. To bump, you must use the bump button at the bottom of your thread. If that button is not showing up, you are not allowed to bump that particular thread. Making a post to bump a thread is not allowed.
    The following forums currently have the bump button enabled:

    Tea House (main section)
    Seller's Gallery
    Living Art
    Roleplay Stage (main section)
    Private Stage
    Merchant District (all sections)

No Spam
    Spam includes posts with nothing except the word "bump", but is not limited to it (i.e. posting only smilies). Your post is about the content, not the gold received. Asking for clicks is a version of spam as well. Spam also includes wall posts. Wall posts are single characters, words or simple phrases repeated for several lines. Advertising shops, sales or auctions in posts is considered spam as well.
    Posting codes in threads about new creatures is also considered spam. Please take those to the daycare section of the Merchant District.
    Spam also includes posting of links to creatures, whether they embed an image or not (called eggspam). The following are the only places posting clickable creatures is allowed:
    The click threads: any kind of Magistream creature can be posted there, but adults should be taken out of lists before posting the next time
    Merchant District threads: Only creatures meant to be sold in the thread or otherwise relevant may be posted. Eggs and hatchlings for daycare threads may not be posted as clickable links, only as codes.
    Family threads in the Guild Quarters: You may post your progenitor pair(s) in these thread but not their offspring.

No Off-site Clickables
    It is forbidden to put clickables from other sites in your post, even in the click threads. You may still have them in your signature! The single exception to this rule is the Daily Adoptable Nursery; it is allowed to post off-site clickables in your one post there.

No Off-site Trading
    It is not allowed to trade Magistream gold or creatures for credits or creatures from other sites. Likewise, selling Magistream gold or creatures for real money is forbidden as well due to the high scamming risk.


No automated click-exchange sites
    Such as the Hydra System. These are blocked automatically (posting creatures there will not earn them any clicks). Off-site click exchanges, however, are perfectly acceptable.


No Stealth Links
    It is also forbidden to use Magistream pictures to link to other sites, especially off-site clickables!

    It is similarly disallowed to use recoloured sprites to link offsite (i.e., "Fooled you!" style links).


No Rainbow or Gradient Font in Posts
    Turning text rainbow-colored (eg. posting like this.) is forbidden, being a form of spamming for gold.

Raffles
    Raffles for magistream creatures or gold are allowed, as long as said raffles do not include donation creatures. Donation creatures cannot be raffled for legal reasons.

Reindeer Games Subsection
    The specific rules for the Reindeer Games can be found here.

Tea House Subsection
    The specific rules for the Tea House can be found here.

Hall of the Arts Subsection
    The specific rules for the Hall of the Arts can be found here.

Merchant District Subsection
    The specific rules for the Merchant District and its subforums can be found here.

Roleplay Stage Subsection
    The specific rules for the Roleplay Stage can be found here.

Family Center Subsection
    The specific rules for the Family Center can be found here.
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