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NOX

 
:: Rules ::

Each of these rules applies to ALL areas of the site unless otherwise stated.

[1] Attitude

a ) Sometimes it's difficult to interpret words typed over the internet without the benefit of body language or tone to help guide us. And sometimes we find ourselves in situations which are less than ideal. We ask that members try to remember during their time on the site that every name listed here has a real person behind it and act accordingly. That means remembering your manners and doing your best to remain calm in stressful situations.

b ) Any attempt to purposely goad, troll, aggravate, harass, upset or in any way detrimentally affect any member will result in disciplinary action. Neither will we tolerate attempts to falsely accuse or to start fights in order to blame them on another.

c ) Prejudice and Discrimination are forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, attacks on religious or political beliefs, and making fun of or endorsing such things as wars and genocide.

d ) Although we understand that people cannot always control their emotions, we ask that members do their best not to allow grudges to affect the way they behave and make decisions on the site. Doing so only creates and prolongs further problems later on.

[2] Spam and Offsite Links

We cannot take responsibility for the contents of other sites linked to by members on Equinox and urge caution to those coming across unknown links while browsing posts. We will do our best to remove suspicious links, but cannot be online all the time, meaning that there may be a delay in their removal. We ask that members take care not to link to non-affiliated RP sites, or to anything illegal or inappropriate. Spam will not be tolerated.

[3] Hacking and Cheating

Whether by exploiting coding or otherwise, hacking is taken very seriously. We will always press for the strongest charges and penalties available and every attempt, whether successful or not, will be reported to the Internet Security Authorities as well as to ISPs (Internet Service Providers) of each individual involved. Though it is not hacking in the strictest sense of the word, this rule also covers and includes accessing other accounts beyond your own legally applied for accounts, restricted forums that you do not have permission to access, etc.

[4] Rating

Our site rating stands at a PG/PG-13 level for language and content of OOC (Out of Character) threads and forums. However, we have recently introduced a rating & content warning system that allows for greater freedom of expression, which can be viewed here. Excessive violence, pervasive and/or unnecessary language, sexual content, and hateful or derogatory language expressed toward another player or character are expressly forbidden.

[5] The Writing

a ) RP posts must consist of seventy five words or more, not including quotes, in order to keep threads moving. Chat threads must consist of at least five words per response. When replying, please try to move the action ahead a little rather than just responding passively to words written by somebody else. Out of character comments need to be kept out of RP threads.

b ) You may control only your own characters. Links to other characters must be pre-approved by their players, and in the case of major Canon characters, potentially also by the forum staff. We ask that members do not godmod, (a practice whereby a character automatically has everything they do work perfectly), or metagame, (the use by a character in a roleplay of information that they have never learned).

c ) Forums designated as roleplaying forums must not be used to post out of character threads or comments. It interrupts the flow of the writing. If you need to inform another group or member of something, you can use our private messaging system, accessible on the drop down menu beneath your account name in the upper right corner of the screen. You can also send a private message to an individual member from their profile page, which you can find by clicking on their names outside of posts.

[6] No bringing drama here from other sites.

This includes but is not restricted to arguments, grudges etc.

[7a] Copyright Infringement

We will not tolerate the stealing of layouts, graphics, ideas, content or any other part of the site whatsoever, either by members or visitors. Equinox is legally copyrighted and all and any infringements will be dealt with swiftly and seriously.

[7b] Images

The Staff have created many achievement badges that are given to some members, based on various achievements they have made. These include various badges and buttons. You are not allowed to use these, put them into your signatures, profiles, or anywhere else on or off of the site whether edited or not

[8] Advertising

We ask that no other site be advertised here unless it is affiliated with Nox, especially other RP sites. Should you be interested in affiliating with Nox, please contact a member of staff or use the contact us form if you are not a member.

[9] Credit

Any material submitted to the site in form of ideas, graphics etc. shall become the property of Equinox. Credit will be given for any submitted material that is used wherever possible.

[10] Photographs and Privacy

We ask that no member posts any personal details or photographs anywhere on the site, with the exception of perhaps an email address or instant messenger screen name only with parental permission, unless that member is themselves over 18 years of age.

[11] Face and Job Claims

In order to avoid confusion, we must ask that no member uses the same actor/actress/model in their character graphics as another member. There is thread here in which you can claim a face and check the list of currently accepted faces. If you need help selecting a face for your character, there is a thread to help here.

Jobs for adults, including NPCs such as the relatives of characters in use, also need to be claimed prior to use, and that can be done here.

[12] Sharing Accounts

We ask that no one shares their account. This is mainly for security purposes, but also helps us to avoid cheating. Shared accounts may result in some people having access to forums they shouldn't, which obviously wouldn't be fair to the other members.

[13] Reviews

We appreciate the thoughts behind giving Nox good reviews, publicity, and general promotion; however we request that no person associated with Nox attempts to negatively affect the reputation of another site by leaving bad reviews for them with the sole purpose of making Nox seem superior. Although we're pleased that so many of you enjoy Nox.

[14] Multiple Accounts

In order to help the plot progress, it is occasionally necessary for a staff member to post using an NPC (no persons character) account. In addition to this, staff members are able to have up to three extra permanent accounts in order to allow them to enjoy the site without being constantly "on call". Non-staff members are currently allowed to play four OCs (Original Characters), two Canons, and potentially two NPCs at the discretion of the staff. Canons can overlap into OC slots if you prefer to play them, but OCs cannot overlap into Canon slots. Any member will only be allowed to vote, enter competitions, etc. with one of their characters, so that no one is given an unfair advantage.

If you have a relative or friend who wishes to join the site and you are to be using the same computer, the Administrators must be informed of this fact before the second member signs up. The Administration reserves the right to remove the accounts of and ban any member holding additional accounts illegally.

Edited by Thaddeus Leverett

Edited by Thaddeus Leverett