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Z_ModerationJune 19, 2021 20:13

[MOD] Rules and Guidelines


Hello Zwooper,

As you are all aware, a new moderation team has been appointed by Trishy and Sassy, and we have been hard at work. We know that there are issues that need to be addressed on Zwooper, and we are here to help make that vision a reality. Our biggest goal is to have clear, consistent moderation on this website. In order to meet that goal, we have come up with guidelines and actions that will be used to moderate the website. Please read below for the explanation of our guidelines, and if you have any questions feel free to ask the moderation team.

Disclaimer

This is a living document that will be updated and changed as the needs of the community change. This is a new guideline and while it may not be perfect, it will hopefully serve as the framework for how things will be handled in the future.

What Places Will Be Moderated?

The Zwooper Moderation Team will moderate the website Zwooper, as per usual. The Owners (and Administrators) of Discord Servers directly associated with Zwooper are expected to uphold and enforce these rules and report any offenses directly to Moderation. Failure to fairly uphold these rules may result in action against the Owner of the Server, including but not limited to, the loss of any Zwooper-Sponsored prizes for group games, appropriate actions for enabling bullying, harassment, or otherwise inappropriate behavior, or additional action as determined appropriate by Z_Moderation.

Only in severe cases, such as cases of inappropriate conduct with minors, the targeted use of slurs, or violent/threatening behaviors will reports be accepted from Discord (and Skype) as a whole, including private messages.

Terms and Definitions

In order to make moderation easier for the website, the Moderation team has decided to define the following terms as they appear in the rules and guidelines to avoid confusion.
  • Warning - The formal contact between moderation and a user about behavior that is not following community standards.
  • Chat ban - The inability to post on Zwooper including on the Talks Page or in games.
  • Account Deactivation- The temporary or permanent removal of a Zwooper user from the Zwooper website through the shutting down of their account for a certain period of time.
Rules and Guidelines

1. Pornographic and Sexually Graphic Images
A. Any user found to be posting pornographic material or sexually graphic images anywhere on the Zwooper website will have their account deactivated indefinitely without any warnings. This includes images, GIFs, and links to external sites that contain pornographic material.
  • First Offense: Permanent Deactivation
2. Sharing of Accounts of Multiple Accounts
A. Users found to be sharing accounts (which includes temporarily allowing other users on to your account) or having more than one account will be subject to the following:
  • First Offense: 2 Weeks Account Deactivation
  • Second Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
  • Third Offense: Permanent Deactivation
B. If a user is found to have more than one account, the secondary account will be immediately deactivated indefinitely.
Users who have been given host accounts at the authorization of Trishy may continue to use these accounts to host their games. Any user found to be misusing their host account, for purposes other than hosting, will incur consequences including loss of said accounts and possible chat bans or account deactivation.

3. Racism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Ableism, and Hateful Language
A. Any users found using racist, homophobic, transphobic, or other obscene, offensive language and slurs on the Zwooper website will result in an immediate temporary account deactivation without warning, repeated offenses will result in permanent account deactivation. These terms include the n-word, f-slur, t-slur, and r-word. Also note that censoring these words out with *s such as f*g or f*ggot is enough to result in an immediate deactivation, and is not allowed. Furthermore, translating these words into other languages in order to post them will result in a deactivation as well.
  • First Offense: 2 Weeks Account Deactivation
  • Second Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
  • Third Offense: Permanent Deactivation
B. While the Zwooper moderation team is supportive of our minority communities, the reclaiming of certain terms is NOT an acceptable excuse to use these words within community spaces and will still result in deactivation.

C. Non-Zwooper associated spaces or private messages off Zwooper will not be moderated for these behaviors unless the language is used in a targeted manner against another user.

D. Any users found to be engaging in hate speech or racist behavior/dialogue without the use of slurs will still be subjected to consequences. Please remember that Zwooper is a community of all, and as a result, all members need to feel welcomed.
  • First Offense: 1 Month Chat ban
  • Second Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
  • Third Offense: Permanent Deactivation
4. Doxing and the Leaking of Personal Information
A. Doxing is defined as searching for and publishing private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the internet, typically with malicious intent. The posting of someone’s personal information, including but not limited to: full names, phone numbers, addresses, or place of work, social media accounts outside Zwooper, images of any kind of another user without permission, on Zwooper will result in the following:
  • Phone Numbers//Addresses
  • First Offense: Permanent Deactivation
  • Picture//Name//Social Media
  • First Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
  • Second Offense: Permanent Deactivation
B. The threat of doxing will not be allowed within Zwooper community spaces. As a result of this, users found making threats of doxing will be issued a deactivation.
  • First Offense: 2 Weeks Account Deactivation
  • Second Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
  • Third Offense: Permanent Deactivation
5. Predatory Behavior and Sexual Harassment
A. Any users found to be engaging in predatory behavior including but not limited to: grooming or attempting to groom, asking or trading sexually explicit pictures, or attempting to engage in any inappropriate behavior/dialogue; will be subject to account deactivation. This is a serious offense as such reports of this nature will be taken incredibly seriously. You are responsible for showing sound judgment here and taking steps to make sure you are not engaging in these kinds of activities with minors. If it is determined that steps were not taken, such as asking for a user’s age, before starting these conversations, then appropriate action will be taken.
  • First Offense: Minimum 1 month deactivation, potentially leading to a full ban after investigation
  • Second Offense: Permanent Deactivation
B. Engaging in unwanted sexual behaviors with a user over the age of 18 will be seen as sexual harassment and result in an immediate temporary account deactivation without warning. Repeated occurrences will lead to permanent account deactivation.
  • First Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation,
  • Second Offense: Permanent Deactivation
C. The false reporting or accusing of users of these kinds of behaviors is also a serious offense that will result in the same actions against the user if it is determined that a user has fabricated events in order to falsely accuse another user.
  • First Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
  • Second Offense: Permanent Deactivation
6. Bullying and General Harassment
A. According to the American Psychological Association, bullying is “a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of...words or more subtle actions. The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing to “cause” the bullying.” Harassment is defined as “any repeated or uninvited contact that serves no useful purpose beyond creating alarm, annoyance, or emotional distress.”

B. Under these definitions, any user found to be engaged in repeated, aggressive contact with another user will be subjected to consequences for bullying and harassment. Consequences include:
  • First Offense: Warning and 2 Week Chat ban
  • Second Offense: 1 Month Chat ban
  • Third Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
  • Fourth Offense: Permanent Deactivation
C. In light of the nature of reality television, the Zwooper Moderation team is under the understanding that arguments and fights are going to happen, they are inevitable. We ask that users show judgment and know when to stop if things are going too far or to block contact with users who are making them uncomfortable.

D. It is asked of all Zwooper users to not make contact with users who have not friended them or even unfriended them. Please respect the boundaries of others, avoid messaging them through old messages, hack links, or old chats. Users found making unwanted contact with another user will be subjected to consequences.
  • First Offense: Warning and 2 Week Chat ban
  • Second Offense: 3 Day Account Deactivation
  • Third Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
E. The threat of violence, physical harm, or death is unacceptable behavior. Any user found to be making such threats will be issued an immediate temporary account deactivation and a repeated occurrence will result in permanent account deactivation.
  • First Offense: 2 Weeks Account Deactivation
  • Second Offense: 1 Month Account Deactivation
  • Third Offense: Permanent Deactivation
7. Behaviors on the Talks Page
A. While cursing is okay on the Talks Page, any users found to be excessively cursing will have their posts or comments removed immediately. If repeated occurrences of this happen, the consequences will get steeper including the issuing of a chat ban. EX: The use of the c-word (c*nt) is never acceptable on the talks page.
  • First Offense: Warning & Comment/Post Deletion
  • Second Offense: 3 Day Chat ban & Comment/Post Deletion
  • Third Offense: 7 Day Chat ban & Comment/Post Deletion
  • Fourth Offense and more: 1 Month Chat ban & Comment/Post Deletion
B. Users will now be allowed to post screenshots on the Talk Page. However, users found posting screenshots with explicit content or that breaks community standards will be subjected to consequences as if they did the action. It should be emphasized that if you want to make a report, it needs to be sent directly to Zwooper Moderation not posted on the Talks Page.

C. Sexual talk, innuendos, and lewd behavior are not welcome on the Zwooper Talks Page. Please remember that there are minors on this website and we need to make this a safe space for them. Posts and comments with such content will be removed without warning and could lead to further consequences for repeated offenses.

Past Behaviors and Moving Forward

The Moderation Team has been in discussions of how to handle the behaviors of users in the past. Moving forward, the Moderation Team of Zwooper will be offering users a clean slate moving forward. In order to best moderate the site, we feel it’s best to offer a sort of reset. The only exception to the clean slate policy is instances of predatory behavior and sexual harassment.

Filing A Report

Lastly, if you would like to file a report with the Zwooper Moderation team, there are several ways to do so. Please feel free to message the @Z_Moderation account. You may also contact any of us individually via Zwooper or Discord.


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on September 19, 2021 19:23
LookAtMyPixel
LookAtMyPixel
Nobody cares
on June 20, 2021 06:21
M2thamax
M2thamax
Thanks for all you do for the site :)
on June 19, 2021 23:14
Wolfwoodcp82
Wolfwoodcp82
This is great because it's a clear cut breakdown of rules and regulations. Great job!
on June 19, 2021 22:35
Cartur
Cartur
when can we start mandating vaccines
on June 19, 2021 21:22
Nifa
Nifa
Doxing should be something that's a permanent ban on the first offence IMO.
on June 19, 2021 21:12
JacksonSunshine
JacksonSunshine
No angel Jkjk! Love the rules and so happy we finally got this going! Zwooper is changing for the better heart
on June 19, 2021 21:02
Typo
Typo
hm so are we not allowed to reclaim slurs normally used against us? Meaning I can't call myself a f--oh wait a second you almost got me there!

Also it's spelled lewd <3
on June 19, 2021 20:29
Craig
Craig
ABOUT TIME !!!!! GREAT WORK> THANK YOU
on June 19, 2021 20:23
Vin014
Vin014
Amazing work Mod Team!! heart
on June 19, 2021 20:18
ZC_Circle15
ZC_Circle15
Glad to see things be lined out for the public! Hopefully we can move forward more unified and aware of what the rules as well as punishments are. Thank you to the moderation team!

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