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Role Play (and other games ) Rules- PLEASE READ

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by DuckLady, Feb 9, 2015.

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  1. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Rules for Role Play (and other games)

    The Staff has been doing a lot of moderating in the Role Play games recently due to confusion about the rules of the forum vs members making up their own rules as they go along. We have come to the conclusion that a set of rules needs to be posted for Role Plays and other games. Please read and heed the following rules. We will not be cleaning up Role Plays any more. If a Role Play violates the rules it will simply be closed and another one like it not allowed. If one member violates the rules, that member will receive warnings and infractions as appropriate and will be restricted from the thread or threads as the case may be. Likewise, frivolous reporting will have the same consequences. Make sure whoever you are reporting is breaking a rule of the forum, not just making you mad about something.

    1. Each Role Play or game needing rules with have the following posted in the first post at the top of the post. Role Plays and games needing rules that do not have this posted will be closed and not allowed to reopen.

    2) No one will be excluded (banned, kicked out, etc) from the role plays except by BYC Staff.
    3) While we expect that the originators of the game will set the tone and theme for the game, they are not moderators and will not act or represent themselves as such.
    4) Role Plays and games are not owned by role play originators and are not to be claimed as such.
    5) You agree not to post any material that is a violation of copyright. Basically this means: if you didn't create the content (like an image / picture) and don't have direct permission from the content creator to post it, then don't. If your role play has copyrighted images, you need to remove them.
    6) Do not post violent, gory or murderous games. they will be closed without warning.
    7) We realize this is strict, but BYC is a place for all ages to come and learn about chickens. We want everyone to feel safe here. If these rules are too restrictive, there are places on the internet where free-for-all games are allowed.

    If you have any questions to be clarified, please ask. Complaining will be ignored. If someone would like their first post to be used as an example of a properly set up game, please let me know. First one to PM me is the chosen one.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017

  2. Are people allowed to post random pics off the internet on the rps for demonstrative use? (To give an idea of say a cave or something. .)

    Are we still allowed to have (what we used to call 'mods')? Could we have 'helpers'to help us with taking care of large rps?
  3. So all rps have to have the quoted rule? Or do we just keep what we have? Or like add to it? Are we allowed to make our own rules as long as they mesh with these?
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    You may not use pictures or images that belong to someone besides yourself. If you took the pic or drew the image, it's fine. Otherwise, no. Any pictures/images that you have in your games now need to be removed if you didn't create them..

    ALL role plays need to be edited to have the quoted area. And all personal rules need to be edited to comform to the new rules.
  5. Okay! I will see if I can still edit it. Thank you :).
  6. poult

    poult Songster

    Dec 15, 2014
    Cabin In The Woods
    Ok I will edit my rps the ones I cant I will pm you about.Sorry this has been an inconvenience to you.
  7. The ChickenKing

    The ChickenKing Songster

    Jun 24, 2014
    If an image of, say a forest that comes straight from google, would that be allowed?

  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Not unless you created it or you have express permission from the image owner.
  9. I'm curious on what Peep asked too, are we still allowed to have people that help us accept forms etc.? :)

    And also, what if the picture was from a 'free wallpaper' site or something? Would we still need to have written permission? (Sorry similar has already been asked, just wondering)
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
  10. Iceman23

    Iceman23 Chirping

    Jan 31, 2015
    How are we supposed to have pictures then? Im confused, thats the only way for people to actually get cool pictures.... and if they are on google, they are expected to be used. I'm not trying to sound bossy... or sassy, i was just wondering how people would get pictures.
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