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***THE SITE RULES*** (updated on 01/21/2020)

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darkangel76

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The rules of Bluemoon Roleplaying have been streamlined. They should be easier to read & follow. Whether you are a new, current or returning member, the onus is on you to read them so that you are in compliance with the rules of the forums. Should the rules be updated, an announcement will be posted in the 'Rules & Announcements' section.


Thank you,
DarkAngel76


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INTRODUCTION

THE RULES

SITE FAQ



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INTRODUCTION

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Welcome to BlueMoon! Now that you’ve found us and are reading the site’s, your FIRST TASK is to go to ‘Introductions’ and introduce yourself, if you haven’t already. Go. Now.

(Not doing so MAY result in your account being deleted since a post count is one sure fire way to let us know that you aren’t a spammer.)

Below is the list of colors and what they mean here on BMR:

Red: Administrator

Green: Officer

Pinkish-Purple: Moderator

Purple: Welcoming Committee

Pink: Design Team

Dark Blue: Supporter

Light Grey: Site Members


There are also GMs, who appear light blue (the same color as Site Members). These members are those who run their own Group RPs and have the ability to do basic thread management for THEIR GROUP RP ONLY! They are NOT mods and should not be treated as such nor act as such.


Guidelines

I. You agree to obey the rules and laws of the United States while within these forums. This includes, but is not limited to, advocating illegal behavior, posting photographs or videos of bestiality, and making threats. All Members must be able to understand and clearly communicate in English.


II. Do not post real-life identifying information about another member.


III. You must be eighteen or older to be a member of this site. If we find anyone who is younger than that, it will result in an immediate ban. Do not make accusations of being underaged without proof.


IV. No lolicon or shotacon, in art or role plays. All characters involved in sex must have entered puberty and be at least fifteen (15) years of age or older, or whatever appropriate equivalent for your fantasy. Underaged sexual photos or other evidence of the exploitation of minors will be reported to the authorities.


V. No nude photos of yourself at all. No posting pictures of your ass/breasts either, this is a writing site. If you want to post a picture of yourself, that is fine and there is even a thread in General for that very purpose called "Post Your Face".


VI. Do not be an asshole. The staff reserves the right to ban assholes at their own discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, harassment, forcing yourself on other roleplays, and being an uncooperative douchebag.


VII. Respect the staff and their time. While trolling in general falls under being an asshole, trolling or attacking staff for doing their jobs will get you kicked even faster.



While the above rules are a great guideline for all to know and follow, the following paragraphs in this rules thread are the ones of MAIN IMPORTANCE as they go into finer detail and expand upon the above.




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THE RULES

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SITE RULES

including ACTION TAKEN/CONSEQUENCES:


1. You must be eighteen (18) years old to join Bluemoon Roleplaying. Anyone found to be under 18 will be banned immediately. You must also agree to adhere to the laws of these United States of America - where the site is hosted. For ease of supervision in this regard all users must be able to understand and clearly communicate in English with staff, and all search threads must be posted entirely in English.


2. If you see a rules violated, report the post or contact an administrator. If you have an issue with another member, try to resolve it with them first. If the issue persists, contact a Officer or admin. - Link to a list of the sites team.


3. Blue Moon is a writing site. We are not a psych center, a meat market or any other type of support/meetup group. If your issues start to harm the site, you will be removed/dealt with. Harassment in particular is taken extremely seriously - please report it to a moderator in such cases.


4. Loli/Shota is not permitted. This includes images/videos/writings/linking. Bluemoon's definition of Loli/Shota: Anything younger than fifteen (15) and that is pre-pubescent or even appears pre-pubescent. Use common sense here, as some people prefer smaller breasts to larger, etc. The under fifteen (15) rule (so 14 or under) pertains to anything related to erotica/sexual themes/sexually suggestive/sex itself. Anything found in violation will be immediately deleted, then the member will be contacted and warned. Consequences vary depending upon each situation. Even if the Roleplay takes place offsite, if you use BMR to find the partner for it, it is against the site rules.


5. No bestiality photographs & videos - including the linking to such is not permitted on site. This is considered animal abuse and is very much evidence of a crime in the US.


6. If you would like to use NSFW images in any thread, you have a few options. If you would like to embed NSFW images without using spoiler tags or links, you must include "NSFW" in your thread title. If you are using spoiler code or links for NSFW images, they must be labeled as NSFW or have a disclaimer before they appear that spoilers/links may be NSFW. Any member found in violation will be issued a warning. If it is not corrected or becomes a repeat offense, a one week temp ban will be issued. Staff reserves the right to delete any material deemed NSFW if member is not available for immediate correction. This site must be safe for people to browse at all times.


7. All Avatars & Signatures and status updates must be SFW. This means no genitalia (to include female nipples). Bare backside is fine so long as the cheeks are not spread such that the anus is revealed. Nothing tasteless or pornographic or it will be deemed NSFW. If staff deems it NSFW, it is NSFW. Any Avatar or Signature in violation will be immediately deleted. We must keep BMR safe for all members. Second offense will result in lost of posting privileges for a week. Third offense will result in a one week ban. Fourth offense will be subject to perma-ban.


8. No self nudes, No posting images of other people and claiming they are you, No posting others peoples pictures with the exception of public celebrities/models and the like and absolutely no posting of other users information. Any real life images used in Roleplays of a sexual nature must be at least 18 years of age.


9. A single member is allowed up to (5) accounts on this site. If you are found to have more than is permitted, you will be messaged on your newest/most active account to delete the accounts of your choice. If no response is given, the newest ones will be deleted.


10. Members are allowed two (2) request threads per request section (ie, 2 in Males, 2 in Females and 2 in Uncatagorized Others). Bumping is allowed once every 24 hours (so 24 full hours must pass between each post in a request thread) and creating a request thread counts as the first 'bump'. A bump is any post in the thread that brings it up to the top of the forum. If you have new ideas before your 24 hours is up, please edit them into a previous post or the original post instead of making a new bump. Over bumps & excessive RT's will be deleted and documented. Your fourth offense gets you locked out of posting for two weeks. Continued breaking of this rule will result your loss of posting rights for a period of one month (or longer). No posting in other members Request Thread for any reason.


11. Do not necro old threads. Threads posted in the Introduction/Q&S section are considered "dead" after 7 days, threads in all other sections are considered "dead" after a month of inactivity. These "necroing" posts will be deleted. The only section it does not matter is Forum Games. The only time a necro is acceptable is if you feel you have a point that could revitalize the conversation.


12. No spamming and no soliciting. Not on threads, PM's, nor Avatars & Signatures. Spam will be deleted. If the account does not have a post count, it will be deemed a spam account and said account will be removed. Please do not send the same message in PMs to multiple users. If you would like to contact a user about roleplaying, please do so without using the same copy/paste message for multiple users. This is classified as spam. If a member is spamming, they will be contacted. Repeat member spammers receive a one week temp ban. If they continue to spam, it will result in a perma-ban. Staff reserves the right to use discretion on whether spam was malicious or accidental. If you want to advertise something, please speak to an Administrator first. Please do not post/advertise any kind of gofundme/money raising links onsite.


13. Plagiarism (includes writing and art) will not be tolerated. Plagiarized work will be removed, and one week temp ban for offending member. Staff discretion on repeat offenders. Do not plagiarize someone else's work.


14. Keep the negativity and hostility off the boards. Negative posts or threads will be removed without warning and the member(s) contacted. If negativity persists, one week temp ban will be issued. Repeat offenders will be banned. Staff discretion on what is negative is final. If you see a problem on the boards or on Discord, either hit the report button or seek assistance from a Officer or an Administrator. Do not attempt to play moderator. Please note that any issues that arise on a venue other than Bluemoon or BMR's Discord, (e.g. emails, Skype/YIM, phone/text) staff is unable to moderate these issues. Shaming members is not allowed anywhere onsite; Request Threads and Journals included, no matter what your reasons for it are and "humor" will also not be an accepted reason. That means no shaming peoples writing, their kinks/preferences/styles etc.



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Additional Information

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BlueMoon Roleplaying has an appeal policy for all bans (jailbait, temp, permanent, Discord server, etc). Anyone banned is able to contact the site via webmaster@bluemoonroleplaying.com and may state their case. All appeal decisions are final.


Reporting emails from BMR as spam is prohibited. This causes conflict with email hosts and spam blockers. This is easily traceable on our end. If you are found to be labeling BMR emails as spam, your account will be banned. The onus is on you to correct your own email settings.


Go here to read up on our Chat Rules and find the link to our Discord Server.


All posts to BlueMoon Academy are modded. They must go through an approval process before posted. If your post does not appear after one week, feel free to inquire. It is possible it was determined inappropriate.





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SITE FAQ

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A BRIEF FAQ FOR THE MORE POPULAR QUESTIONS

Q: "Can I change my username?"

A: PM an admin and if you're nice, they might do it for you.
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Q: “I can’t login!”

A: PM/email/IM an administrator and your password shall be reset for you. Log back in with your new password and change it to something only you will know.
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Q: "What are titles under the usernames?"

A: Everyone has a default title which is merely your default user group (staff have special titles while registered members have titles based on post count/rank). You are free to make yourself a custom title if you wish, however, something unique to you. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE POSSESSIVE NOTICES IN YOUR TITLE. It gives the site the wrong impression.
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Q: “What are the post count ranks for the site?”

A: The ranks are as follows (all members will have pretty badges corresponding to their rank as well):

Dust - 0 posts

Space Junk - 1 post

Mini Meteoroid - 50 posts

Solar Eclipse - 200 posts

Lunar Eclipse - 500 posts

Milky Way - 1000 posts

Collapsed Star - 1500 posts

Bonefin Galaxy - 2000 posts

Super Nova - 3500 posts

Event Horizon - 5000 posts

Singularity - 7500 posts

Big Bang - 10000 posts

Minor Demigod - 15000 posts

Member of the Pantheon - 25000 posts
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Q: "PM Limits?"

A: Members and staff currently have no limit on their PMs. This includes what is in the inbox, sent box and trash. If a limit is placed, an announcement will be made first.
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Q: "How do I know whether my message has been received/read?"

A: Your 'inbox' is where messages that are sent to you are stored. Your 'sent messages' is where all messages sent by you are stored. To check whether they've been read by the recipient, go to 'Tracking'. Here you can see what messages have been viewed and what messages have not.



HELPFUL LINKS

Frequently Asked Questions Answered! - A more comprehensive FAQ.

BMR Helpdesk - A resource on how to get started here on BMR.

BMR: Did You Know? - A resource of some of the lesser known, but helpful, functions on the site.
Status Update Guidlines - A resource on what you can and cannot update as your profile status.

Reporting Guideline - A resource on when and when not to report along with how to do it.

Making a Request Thread (And Where to Put It) - A 'little' dated, but the general idea still stands. A resource on how to go about making a request thread and deciding if it belongs in Males, Females, or Other.




***Be sure to check back once in a while for updates. All updates will be preceded by an 'announcement'.
 
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Solo

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The Site Rules have been updated - 1/6/2020. Modified Site Rule #12 re: spam and cold calls.

~ BMR Staff
 

Saber Arturia

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The site rules have been updated - 1/20/2020. Modified Site Rule #10. Creating an RP request thread is the first 'Bump' to your request thread and you need to wait 24 hours before being able to bump it. Bumping is any post that brings the thread back to the top of the forum.


~ BMR Staff
 

Solo

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The Site Rules have been updated 01/21/2020 - Clarified Site Rule #6 regarding the labeling of NSFW images.

~BMR Staff
 
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