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. 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.