Posted by Kim on May 25, 2022, 9:00amHey friends! Heads up, we've made some updates to the site rules, rating clarifications, and even to special rules for specific forums.
Site Use Rules And TermsThe main change to the site rules is that we've broken some rules out of the "Don't use the RPR for illegal or extreme content" heading, and given them their own headings. The rules are still the same as they were when lumped under that one heading, but with a few clarifications in language and for edge cases.
The rules that gained their own headings are:
The big news for rating guidelines is that we've decided to carve out an exception in our swearing rules to allow for common online abbreviations of the f-bomb, such as wtf and "cute af". Yes, you read that right, you can now lmfao!Otherwise, all four letters of an f-bomb still require full starring, and we'd prefer you use a substitute like "frak" if you can.
The language in many of our rating clarification sections have received updates and clarifications, but it should still feel entirely familiar to long-term site users. Greater emphasis has been placed on reminding people to establish legality and consent for sexual or violent content.
A new section on what we mean by public vs. private areas of the site has been added, as we've fielded a lot of questions about that over the years.
Forum Use Rules And TermsAgain, the forum use rules and terms received minor changes to language to clarify meaning, especially in the section regarding the Adults Only forum.
The one big change is to the "In RP, maintain good perspective" rule. The title of this rule has been changed to "In RP, maintain healthy boundaries between IC and OOC" and now contains a guideline about not confusing the genders of players and their characters.