EDFDarkAngel1 said:
Done!

I thought old ones placed under the previous ruling were never taken off? That was the decision that I remember you coming to when I asked about that very rule in regards to my ancient neutral.

Halite
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Mine were 6, and 10 months.
Technically the 10 month one was pre-new rules.
The 6 month one wasn't though.


Generally, no they're not. The objective is so, since the existing rules indicates that the second time someone has broken a rule warrants a negative, someone doesn't have to be afraid of breaking that rule for their entire time here.

I personally felt that the neut didn't need to be there, but you're right. I have taken yours off too, because that wouldn't be fair to you.

We'll look at each situation individually, but what I did shouldn't be the norm. Sorry about being inconsistent :(

Halite
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EDFDarkAngel1 said:
... Sorry about being inconsistent :(

Better than being incontinent.


Fixed a sentence.

Notifications will be removed after 6 months time if the broken rule has not been violated a second this timeframe.

Is now

Notifications will be removed after 6 months time if the broken rule has not been violated twice in this timeframe.


NotMeNotYou said:
Fixed a sentence.

Notifications will be removed after 6 months time if the broken rule has not been violated a second this timeframe.

Is now

Notifications will be removed after 6 months time if the broken rule has not been violated twice in this timeframe.

Should say neutral records instead of notifications.


Ah, this explains why my second one finally fell off. Cool cool


So, people can discuss bans now? I wonder how long it'll be before some drama pops up due to that.


Shiitake said:
So, people can discuss bans now? I wonder how long it'll be before some drama pops up due to that.

It never did before the rule was put into place, so I'm guessing it won't in the future.


New CoC-Update! [25th Aug. 2014]

This time there are only 2 additions (one directly, one indirectly), one sentence will be relocated, a short clean up in the introduction (we consolidated some things but didn't take them out of the list in the introduction block), as well as 2 fixed spelling errors.

Direct Addition to the CoC:

▼ Harassing or Defamatory

Suggested Suspension Length: 7 days
This category includes:

  • Insultingly refer to any individuals, including users, site staff, or Bad Dragon employees
  • Performing actions which result in ongoing harassment to any individuals, including users, site staff, or Bad Dragon employees
  • Using a User-requested ticket to publicly mock them

Indirect Addition to the CoC:

▼ Avoid Posting List

Avoid Posting List

Avoid posting these things.

  • New commercial content (Doujin, paysites, etc.). If it's less than two years old, don't post it. This includes HD versions only visible on Patreon.
  • Real porn / real images or videos depicting illegal activities (such as bestiality, child pornography, etc.)
  • Images where a person who is not the original copyright owner has placed a watermark on the image.
  • Excessive webcomic rips (more than 5 or more consecutive webcomic pages)
  • Images where compression artifacts are easily visible.
  • Content that is not furry or furry-related. We may still approve it if it's high quality or "special" in some way, but it's still more likely to be deleted than approved.

The spelling mistakes, as well as the relocated sentence being removed:

▼ Abuse of Site Tools

Suggested Suspension Length: 7 days
This category includes:

  • Using any of the site tools, such as Flag for Deletion, ticket reporting system, takedowns, notes, or any other site tool in a fashion that can be construed as disruptive, spamming, or defamatory
  • Putting gibberish in any of the description fields
  • Repeatedly submitting invalid, incorrect, or unnecessary requests
  • Repeatedly submitting username change requests
  • Using Unicode in tickets, username changes, or any other use of site tools
  • Using any of the site tools to “backseat moderate”
  • Reporting posts, threads, comments, or any other site media that is older than 6 months

It should be noted that if a user reports a post, thread, comment, or any other site media that is older than 6 months, but contains a publicly visible malicious link, that they will be exempt from this rule

In addition, if a person who is submitting content wishes it for it to be removed, for any reason, within 48 hours, that request will be honored.

This is aimed at making sure trolls and other disrespectful people do not detract or harm the look of the website by putting it in requests for admin action with no clear, real, or valid basis. An example is someone who issues multiple username change requests in a short period of time. Another is someone repeatedly reporting another user’s comments when they didn’t break any rules.

The above removed sentence gets added here:

▼ Posting Abuse

Suggested Suspension Length: 3 to 7 days
This category includes:

  • Knowingly uploading previously deleted content
  • Posting content listed in the Avoid Posting List (https://e926.net/wiki/show?title=avoid_posting)
  • Knowingly adding or editing a post source to an incorrect link
  • Knowingly or repeatedly uploading a lower-resolution image, if there is a higher-resolution of that image available
  • Uploading screenshots, images under 200x200 pixels, images with artifacts or large watermarks, and/or non-artistic images (motivational posters, Second Life, memes, image macros, etc.)
  • Editing/creating post descriptions (if you are not the artist, uploader, character owner, or commissioner) to create information
  • Using post descriptions to express personal feelings, create drama, or otherwise take away from describing the attached post
  • Please try to use proper spelling and grammar in post descriptions

In addition, if a person who is submitting content wishes it for it to be removed, for any reason, within 48 hours, that request will be honored.
After 48 hours, the standard FFD and Takedown policies apply

This is intended to ensure there is a minimum level of quality on the website. By ensuring people who have specifically requested that their art not be on the site, removing art that is sufficiently poor quality, or encouraging tag usage. It also is expanded to include post descriptions and ensure that no one uses it to vandalize someone’s post.

Also cleaned up the contact section, new emails have been added.

Old CoC from 28th Apr. 2014


New CoC-Update! [12th Sept. 2014]

This is another short update. The CoC gets a new Addition in Posting Abuse (removing watermarks is now bad) and another bulletpoint gets a tiny addition to make it sound less threatening.
The "DNP-List":

▼ Posting Abuse

Suggested Suspension Length: 3 to 7 days
This category includes:

  • Knowingly uploading previously deleted content
  • Posting content listed in the Avoid Posting List (https://e926.net/wiki/show?title=avoid_posting)
  • Removing any watermark(s) or signature(s) from submissions
  • Knowingly adding or editing a post source to an incorrect link
  • Knowingly or repeatedly uploading a lower-resolution image, if there is a higher-resolution of that image available
  • Knowingly or repeatedly uploading screenshots, images under 200x200 pixels, images with artifacts or large watermarks, and/or non-artistic images (motivational posters, Second Life, memes, image macros, etc.)
  • Editing/creating post descriptions (if you are not the artist, uploader, character owner, or commissioner) to create information
  • Using post descriptions to express personal feelings, create drama, or otherwise take away from describing the attached post
  • Please try to use proper spelling and grammar in post descriptions

In addition, if a person who is submitting content wishes it for it to be removed, for any reason, within 48 hours, that request will be honored.
After 48 hours, the standard FFD and Takedown policies apply

This is intended to ensure there is a minimum level of quality on the website. By ensuring people who have specifically requested that their art not be on the site, removing art that is sufficiently poor quality, or encouraging tag usage. It also is expanded to include post descriptions and ensure that no one uses it to vandalize someone’s post.

And the DNP gets two short hints.

▼ Avoid posting these things.
  • New commercial content (Doujin, paysites, etc.). If it's less than two years old, don't post it. This includes HD versions only visible on Patreon.
  • Real porn / real images or videos depicting illegal activities (such as bestiality, child pornography, etc.)
  • Images where a person who is not the original copyright owner has placed a watermark on the image.
  • Images where compression artifacts are easily visible.
  • Content that is not furry or furry-related. We may still approve it if it's high quality or "special" in some way, but it's still more likely to be deleted than approved.

Note:
The above can lead to disciplinary action (records) if they are repeatedly broken.

Avoid posting art by these artists (includes collaborations):

Posting anything from these Artists listed below will always result in disciplinary action.
Leeway will be given if you flag your own post for deletion, if you have accidentally uploaded something on the list.

Hint: If you wish to easily search for a specific artist, use the built-in search feature of your browser, generally quickly accessed by pressing Ctrl + F on Windows/Linux and Unix and Command + F on Mac and OSX

Old CoC from 25th Aug. 2014


Surprised removing signatures was not already there. I assume the watermark change is from people removing the ones in the center of images :o

Genjar
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Rating: Safe
Score: 231
User: Genjar
Date: May 29, 2013

Leeway will be given if you flag your own post for deletion, if you have accidentally uploaded something on the list.

And what about the cases where someone posts something under unknown_artist, which later gets identified as DNP and flagged?

In the recent months, I've seen some experienced users get hit for DNP violations for that. And sometimes it has seemed very harsh: there was no way to realistically identify those pics, not when there was no signature and reverse image searches turned up nothing.

Or maybe that's just a risk that we have to take if we choose to post any older unsigned works, that have vanished off the net?

Mdf
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Rating: Safe
Score: 77
User: Cat-in-Flight
Date: February 02, 2016

CamKitty said:
I assume the watermark change is from people removing the ones in the center of images :o

*grooooan...*

I hate those watermarks, specially the ones that cross over characters or "points of interest" in images... I'm fine with watermarks, but if they're going to go right across the character or a part of the image that catches the eye, thank you annoying_watermark...

Signatures just aren't enough these days..

About the FFD changes, lightbulb... :3


NotMeNotYou said:

▼ Posting Abuse
  • Editing/creating post descriptions (if you are not the artist, uploader, character owner, or commissioner) to create information

"Editing/creating post descriptions ...to create information" makes no sense to me when I read it. Almost like it's a sentence fragment. "create information"...?? My best guess is that maybe it means you're not supposed to put blatantly false, misleading or otherwise made-up information in the description box. Is that what it's supposed to mean? That would certainly make sense in context of the other rules, (to prevent abuse of a character or prevent possible vandalizing someone's post). But if that's not what it means, then I have no idea what "...to create information" even means. So I hate to ask, but could you clarify what that rule/sentence means exactly? I don't want to run afoul of it because I guessed wrong about the intended meaning of it.

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Score: 6
User: Clawstripe
Date: December 21, 2012

NotMeNotYou said:

Posting Abuse
Suggested Suspension Length: 3 to 7 days
This category includes:

  • Series of Posting Abuses examples
    • Please try to use proper spelling and grammar in post descriptions

    Question: Does this mean typos will result in disciplinary action?

    It seems to me that this last line is out of place and should be either restated (eg. "Continual and willful refusal to use proper spelling and grammar. Exceptions include typos (at moderators' discretion) and text mangled for effect that doesn't violate the TOS (also at moderators' discretion).") or put as a recommendation on its own line separate from the bullet points.


    Is it me? Or the new rules changes are more strict? :/


    Clawstripe said:
    Question: Does this mean typos will result in disciplinary action?

    No, that rule applies to users who constantly type like this:

    "H3Y GUYYYZZ!! 0MG I LUV DIS P0ST B3ST ART EVAAAHHHHH!!!!"


    Mdf said:
    About the FFD changes, lightbulb... :3

    If you're thinking what I'm thinking then I have to warn you that I can smell if you do that accidentally or not.

    furrypickle said:
    "Editing/creating post descriptions ...to create information" makes no sense to me when I read it. Almost like it's a sentence fragment. "create information"...?? My best guess is that maybe it means you're not supposed to put blatantly false, misleading or otherwise made-up information in the description box. Is that what it's supposed to mean? That would certainly make sense in context of the other rules, (to prevent abuse of a character or prevent possible vandalizing someone's post). But if that's not what it means, then I have no idea what "...to create information" even means. So I hate to ask, but could you clarify what that rule/sentence means exactly? I don't want to run afoul of it because I guessed wrong about the intended meaning of it.

    I actually had to to ask this myself back when this was created, if I recall correctly this is intended to make sure that people can't just edit a description to suit their tastes when the original uploader/artist intended something different.

    As an example, artist creates the story in a description about how the depicted image is some sick perversion about two lovers engaging in consensual missionary sex.
    If now someone comes in and changes the description to be a story about how the fresh prince of bel air started couple is actually drug rape incest with a hint of stockholm syndrome then that would be a reason to slap people.

    That, or using above example to be all like "this is incest, needs to be tagged as incest! I know what I'm talking about, I wrote it".

    Clawstripe said:
    Question: Does this mean typos will result in disciplinary action?

    It seems to me that this last line is out of place and should be either restated (eg. "Continual and willful refusal to use proper spelling and grammar. Exceptions include typos (at moderators' discretion) and text mangled for effect that doesn't violate the TOS (also at moderators' discretion).") or put as a recommendation on its own line separate from the bullet points.

    We could make that a tier 2 bullet point.

    • not here
      • but here

    Would that be more visible that this isn't really to be thought to be a slap able rule and more a suggestion?

    Xch3l said:
    Is it me? Or the new rules changes are more strict? :/

    Depends, we find things that people irk (take downs because someone removed watermarks of the artist) and then check if it is something that we could need in the rules.

    Otherwise we also make them less strict, clarify them, or take out, knowingly or repeatedly is less strict than the wording before, which made it possible to do this with the first offense.


    NotMeNotYou said:
    I actually had to to ask this myself back when this was created, if I recall correctly this is intended to make sure that people can't just edit a description to suit their tastes when the original uploader/artist intended something different.

    As an example, artist creates the story in a description about how the depicted image is some sick perversion about two lovers engaging in consensual missionary sex.
    If now someone comes in and changes the description to be a story about how the fresh prince of bel air started couple is actually drug rape incest with a hint of stockholm syndrome then that would be a reason to slap people.

    That, or using above example to be all like "this is incest, needs to be tagged as incest! I know what I'm talking about, I wrote it".

    Awesome, thanks. That's a lot more clear and it should be easy to avoid doing.

    Clawstripe
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Rating: Safe
Score: 6
User: Clawstripe
Date: December 21, 2012

    TheHuskyK9 said:
    No, that rule applies to users who constantly type like this:

    "H3Y GUYYYZZ!! 0MG I LUV DIS P0ST B3ST ART EVAAAHHHHH!!!!"

    Reasonable, and, yes, that was my assumption. However, as it reads now, the line doesn't come across to me as "Continual and willful refusal to use proper spelling and grammar", but as a recommended guideline for posting a description, which doesn't seem to fit how the other points are presented.

    NotMeNotYou said:
    We could make that a tier 2 bullet point.

    • not here
      • but here

    Would that be more visible that this isn't really to be thought to be a slap able rule and more a suggestion?

    I'd think more like:

    ▼ Click to collapse
    • not here
    • or here
    • or here
    • or here
    • or – you get the idea
    • or – this gag is growing lame
    • or – shut up, Clawstripe

    Please try to use proper spelling and grammar in post descriptions.

    In addition....

    Although, considering TheHuskyK9's response, a rewording might be better to make it clear that consistent and obnoxious misspellings, poor grammar, and pointless lolspeak are also posting abuse.

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Rating: Safe
Score: 35
User: ScalesDragon
Date: November 03, 2012

    I have just noticed the webcomic rule. I have asked for the reason in the IRC, and melonyan answered that it was because they get less traffic, and thus less money.

    However artists on FurAffinity, Inkbunny, SmackJeeves, ... don't get paid, thus making no difference to any other artwork. Does this rule apply also to these?

    It would be a shame, because I discovered the awesome "It's a Hard Life" comic thanks to e621, indeed.


    Lizardite said:
    I have just noticed the webcomic rule. I have asked for the reason in the IRC, and melonyan answered that it was because they get less traffic, and thus less money.

    However artists on FurAffinity, Inkbunny, SmackJeeves, ... don't get paid, thus making no difference to any other artwork. Does this rule apply also to these?

    It would be a shame, because I discovered the awesome "It's a Hard Life" comic thanks to e621, indeed.

    Most webcomics are hosted on either a privately owned site, thus the creator has to pay the monthly bill for hosting.

    Which is why this rule is only for webcomics, people don't need to pay upkeep for their FA or IB galleries.


    NotMeNotYou said:
    Most webcomics are hosted on either a privately owned site, thus the creator has to pay the monthly bill for hosting.

    Which is why this rule is only for webcomics, people don't need to pay upkeep for their FA or IB galleries.

    So, just to clarify, the rule about webcomics only applies if it's hosted on its own site? But if a FA, IB, etc artist has a webcomic they do and post it on their FA, IB, etc then those would still be ok to upload?

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Rating: Safe
Score: 35
User: ScalesDragon
Date: November 03, 2012

    NotMeNotYou said:
    Most webcomics are hosted on either a privately owned site, thus the creator has to pay the monthly bill for hosting.

    Which is why this rule is only for webcomics, people don't need to pay upkeep for their FA or IB galleries.

    Then what about the comic I mentioned. Is it OK to upload the whole thing here?

    http://itsahardlife.smackjeeves.com


    furrypickle said:
    So, just to clarify, the rule about webcomics only applies if it's hosted on its own site? But if a FA, IB, etc artist has a webcomic they do and post it on their FA, IB, etc then those would still be ok to upload?

    Lizardite said:
    Then what about the comic I mentioned. Is it OK to upload the whole thing here?

    http://itsahardlife.smackjeeves.com

    We just discussed this and, for simplicity's sake, we're going to keep the rule for all webcomics, regardless of whether they have their own hosting or not.

    So, posting some pages is a yes, dumping the entire thing is a no.


    furrypickle said:

    ▼ Original Question

    "Editing/creating post descriptions ...to create information" makes no sense to me when I read it. Almost like it's a sentence fragment. "create information"...?? My best guess is that maybe it means you're not supposed to put blatantly false, misleading or otherwise made-up information in the description box. Is that what it's supposed to mean? That would certainly make sense in context of the other rules, (to prevent abuse of a character or prevent possible vandalizing someone's post). But if that's not what it means, then I have no idea what "...to create information" even means. So I hate to ask, but could you clarify what that rule/sentence means exactly? I don't want to run afoul of it because I guessed wrong about the intended meaning of it.

    NotMeNotYou said:

    ▼ Admin's Response

    I actually had to to ask this myself back when this was created, if I recall correctly this is intended to make sure that people can't just edit a description to suit their tastes when the original uploader/artist intended something different.

    As an example, artist creates the story in a description about how the depicted image is some sick perversion about two lovers engaging in consensual missionary sex.
    If now someone comes in and changes the description to be a story about how the fresh prince of bel air started couple is actually drug rape incest with a hint of stockholm syndrome then that would be a reason to slap people.

    That, or using above example to be all like "this is incest, needs to be tagged as incest! I know what I'm talking about, I wrote it".

    NotMeNotYou's last sentence may already be saying this but...
    I would presume that this rule is also meant to prevent fabrication of a description in order to support a questionable tag. Like say: An image of a character with the ambiguous_gender tag that a user wish's were actually a male or female; thus creates a description to support their idea with no true data to support such a claim.

    Am I in the ballpark or way off base here?

    Genjar
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Rating: Safe
Score: 231
User: Genjar
Date: May 29, 2013

    I suppose someone could try that, but description is considered to be outside information and should have no bearing on how the image is tagged.


    I just copy everything from the artists' original posts and paste it in the description. But I do remove unnecessary information like "auctions ahead" or something that doesn't have anything to do with the post.

    You can see how I place info on descriptions by looking at my uploads, and is that right or not?


    The_Great_Wolfgang said:
    I just copy everything from the artists' original posts and paste it in the description. But I do remove unnecessary information like "auctions ahead" or something that doesn't have anything to do with the post.

    You can see how I place info on descriptions by looking at my uploads, and is that right or not?

    They look fine to me.