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#1 Qryztufre

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:49 PM

The better majority of the Guidelines below are common sense, but I urge you to read through them anyway.







Edited by Qryztufre, 01 December 2010 - 08:59 PM.
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#2 Qryztufre

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:53 PM

General Rules
1. No multiple usernames/ ONE account per person
--- Those found with multiple accounts will have one or more accounts suspended pending review of the situation. If you have trouble logging in with one account please email an administrator before creating a duplicate account.

If you are in a situation where you are going to be sharing an IP address with other (real) people, please let us know before we catch you.

2. Use a valid, working email address.
--- Those found with invalid email address with be instantly banned.

3. Signature size
--- This size range includes both images and accompanying text (or just text). Ideally though signatures should be no larger then 200 pixels tall and 400 pixels wide.
NOTE: This is not the 'square footage' of a sig...the max height of your sig, should NOT be greater then 200 pixels! (wrapping text is excluded from the width however)

Edited by Qryztufre, 21 November 2010 - 06:22 PM.


#3 Qryztufre

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:17 PM

Site Rules

The following points are all infraction worthy....

  • Pornography, adult or mature content (including tantric magick)
  • Violent content (including spells that cause harm, and sacrifice)
  • Content related to racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group or organization
  • Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others (even magickally)
  • Excessive profanity
  • Hacking/cracking content (including passwords, torrents, and other ‘protected’ downloads)
  • Gambling or casino-related content
  • Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content (including for ritual use)
  • Spam, or uncalled for links (sometimes including those of an occult nature)
  • Disruptive Posts (including thread hijacking, and drunken or drug related rambling)
  • Trolling ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet) )
  • Flaming( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_(Internet) )
  • Threats (may result in a permanent ban)

All points will be taken on a case by case basis, and those found breaking such guidelines will find one (or more) of the following happening.

  • A friendly note posted publicly in the thread where the post took place
  • The post in question edited and/or deleted
  • A PM (un-official warning) sent explaining why it was against the guidelines
  • An Official Warning sent though the infraction system. This goes on your permanent record.
  • An actual infraction issued. (see below for details)
Infractions:
Infractions will be given on a case by case basis based on several factors. Each infraction will hold a point value between 1 and 5 and will be higher the more severe the infraction, or if it was a second or third offence, etc.
Banishment:
In special cases a temp ban may be placed on the individual to give them time to ‘think about what they’ve done’. Once a member reaches 10 points they will be automatically banned/suspended. Suspended members can generally return once their infractions expire. Banned members do not generally have that luxury.

Edited by Qryztufre, 14 January 2012 - 06:47 PM.
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#4 Qryztufre

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:20 PM

Forum Specific rules
These are rules setup by a Forum Leader (Moderator) in each individual forum. To see if a forum has any "special rules" specific to that board please see the sticky threads in that forum.

Please observe these rules, and treat them as extensions to the main rules as listed in this thread.




#5 Qryztufre

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:47 PM

General Information

01. If you are banned:
--- Being banned means that you can no longer post on OccultCorpus. You are banned for life and we check IP addresses of suspected members that try to re-register. If you are caught doing this, we will place a ban on your IP address and report it to your ISP. If you feel that you have unfairly been banned, you can email the administrator at their respective email address linked in their profiles or click the Contact Uslink at the bottom of every page.

Most bans never expire...


02. If you are Suspended:
--- Generally a Suspension will last 6 months, during this time you'll be able to log in and read the forums, but not post. A suspension is often the result of maxing out your Infraction Points. If this is the case, it's something you must deal with on your own. If it was something else though, feel free to contact an Administrator (as per the above rule).

Most suspensions expire in one year.

03. Locked Threads:
--- Moderators reserve the right to close any thread that does not break a rule, for any reason. If however you feel that your thread was unjustly locked, please PM the moderator concerned and ask for further clarification, do not just start another post with slightly different wording, as this will be locked as well.

04. Asking for help:
--- If you need help or have any questions feel free to PM one of the moderators, Super Moderators, Administrators, or even another member.

05. Been abused?
--- If you are being harassed by another member of the forum, please pm the moderator of that forum.
--- * Public posts - Please report this to the moderator of the forum in which you are having the problem.
--- * Private messages(PM) - Keep the message in question and forward it to one of the moderators or admin.
Please do not retaliate in kind, this just leads to flaming and everybody gets unhappy.

06. Security:
--- As a general rule of thumb never give out any personal details on the Internet**. This includes home address and telephone numbers, passwords, or other private information. We have a growing community here and we have members who are meeting out in the real world, if you are going to do this, make sure you take a friend with you. Also be sure that you let people know where you are going to met with your Internet contact and who that contact is. It is always better safe than sorry.

** In order to qualify for certain OccultCorpus contests the Administration may ask for your mailing address.

NO ONE FROM OCCULTCORPUS WILL EVER ASK FOR YOUR PASSWORD!

Edited by Qryztufre, 01 December 2010 - 07:21 PM.
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#6 Qryztufre

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:48 PM

Just a Reminder of the Disclaimer

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

By registering and posting on these forums you have agreed to all the terms and conditions set out.

#7 Qryztufre

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:51 PM

Copyright Information:
The posting of copyrighted information is expressly prohibited and infractions to this rule are governed by the Guidelines of OccultCorpus. If another is posting your work, then feel free to contact OccultCorpus via the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of most pages. Be sure to include a link to the infraction, and proof of ownership.

By posting Original Work at OccultCorpus you give OccultCorpus non-exclusive rights to host such work indefinitely. Likewise, you release the rights for other members to "quote" your work in additional threads and/or posts at OccultCoprus.

Once original work is posted there is a 60 minute time limit to delete that work by it's original poster. After that time, its deletion will be at the sole discretion of the staff of OccultCorpus.

#8 Qryztufre

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:00 PM

Infraction Points:
In most cases a Warning should suffice in place of an infraction. These will be considered a 0 point infraction.

Actual infractions will be based on a case by case basis with no one rule holding any more severity then any other (save for harassment). First time offenders should have the least sever point penalty, where as repeat offenders or the ones that simply go overboard should receive a stiffer penalty.

ALL infractions are now custom infractions! Each infraction will hold between one and five points. Again, in most cases a warnings should suffice (0 points) and only in the rarest of cases should four or five points ever be given, and even then, likely only by a super mod or higher.

This means that most infractions issued should be worth 1-3 points, at the moderators discretion.

Edited by Qryztufre, 21 November 2010 - 06:28 PM.
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#9 Qryztufre

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:23 PM

Added a "note" to rule number 5 concerning Signitures, Avatars, and Custom Titles...

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NOTE: All signitures, user tites, and avatars must be 'clean' as it crosses over to excessive, as they are all seen in each post.

I've also clarified the signiture issue...

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NOTE: This is not the 'square footage' of a sig...the max height of your sig, should NOT be greater then 200 pixels! (wrapping text is excluded from the width however)


#10 Qryztufre

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:21 PM

Blog Rules:
The rules for posting in your blog should pretty much follow the General Guidelines for posting. While we may be a little lax on a few things, keep in mind that excessive vulgarities, personal attacks, hate speech, and the like will NEVER be tolerated. Also, please post in English as much as possible (as I have no way to tell what you are saying otherwise :P )

Ideally your blog should be occult related, as this is an occult site. However, there is nothing wrong with blogging about your personal life.

#11 Qryztufre

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

Photo Albums

NOTE: These rules may change, as I'm working out the details.

Ideally a members Album should have an occult feel to it, as this is an Occult Forum so please keep this in mind. If you feel the need to post images of friends and family please keep such things to a minimum. I'd love to see a few albums up that are full of Sigils, ritual work, magickal tools and the like.

Photos should comply with the rest of the guidelines of the site, so keep them clean (i.e. no skyclad ritual pix).

Currently only Gold members may have a Photo Album due to space and bandwidth issues.

#12 Appalachian Crone

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:29 PM

****NEW RULE****


A new rule for the Corpus is being implemented today.

Drama: Anyone bringing drama to Occult Corpus must leave that baggage at the door when your membership is approved. If you are caught causing drama in any form, it is an immediate bannable offense. The ban will be permanent.

By drama I am talking about bringing problems with personal relationship from outside the forum INTO the forum, making attempts to harass the other person by trying to rally together a posse to be on your side and cause and/or force people to take sides, constantly bickering with the he said she said drama that disrupts the flow of threads, mods receiving numerous complaints about PM's received in which one is trying to turn others against particular individuals, etc. Edited to add: In addition this the above, site spats will be considered drama as well. This means that we expect you to keep drama and spats that are apart of other internet sites, ON those sites. Do not bring the squabbles to Occult Corpus. This will fall under the "drama" rule and you will be banned. If it is going on somewhere other than here, keep it there. We won't be your platform to spread the drama.

If you need further explanation on the definition of "drama" in regards to Occult Corpus, feel free to contact one of the mods via PM.

This new rule takes effect today and will be implemented immediately.

As always, the situation will be discussed among the mod team and action will be taken as needed.

Edited by Appalachian Crone, 16 October 2009 - 04:35 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:34 PM

Chat Room Rules are governed by common Netiquette swayed by the existing rules of the Occult Corpus itself. If you have any questions or concerns contact Myself (Qryztufre), Bibimfupi, or Dekishitai.

You can now see who the list of Chat Room Moderators (OPs) are by clicking on View Forum Leaders and scrolling down to the appropriate section. If you are having issues with any member in the chat room please feel free to contact one of them and the issue will be looked into.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Infractions and bans from one will, in most cases, carry over to the other, so if you are banned here, you will also be banned there as well.

UPDATE: I have added a "chat room offense" infraction for 4 points that lasts for 6 months. You will likely receive one such infraction each time you are kicked from chat.

If you are issued a chat room infraction, it is HIGHLY advised that you simply stay out of the chat for a few days!


The chatroom can be found here: OccultCorpus Chat
Or by traveling over to the Blitz network

#14 Qryztufre

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:20 PM

I have added "Asking for invites to other sites (you may get an infraction for spam rather then disruptive depending on the whim of the mod)" to the Disruptive posts" rule under Posting Guidelines. This most certainly covers asking by ANY method (PM, thread, post, profile comment, etc)

This addition to the rules is due to the amazing amount of requests being spammed to our members from new people (and even some older members!) As the OC is and always will be OPEN for all membership and that the OC is NOT (and likely never will be) affiliated with the sites being spammed I thought it was in the best interest of the community to add such a rule.

Members asking for invites will not be banned outright in hopes that they will stick around on THIS site though repeat offenders may find their login privileges revoked.

#15 Qryztufre

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:23 PM

I have added additional rules to the Spells and Rituals section of the corpus. Spells posted in other forums should also follow these rules.

The rules can be found here: Guidelines for Spells and Rituals

I have also updated the Chat Room rules by adding a chat room infraction. For more info check out the post found HERE.

#16 Qryztufre

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 08:26 PM

Do not assume that the mod team sees a post the breaks the guidelines, unless you have reported it!

Not even with a dozen mods do they check each and every post, so if you happen to find something you find against the guidelines, it needs to be reported!

That said, just because you reported something does not mean that nothing happened. The new system of moderation now takes a bit of time in most instances, and even when it's all said and done, that does not mean nothing happened. In some cases, an offending post may remain and the member that posted it got a warning or infraction....action was taken, just all behind the scenes.

Further more, everyone has a different take on the guidelines (and that is OK). In many cases no action may be taken, as the mod team may not find it offensive as you did. Please do not let this stop you from reporting posts!

By you letting us know how you want the forums moderated, helps us to determine the types of rules that need to be in place and how heavily they are enforced. If you sit back and do nothing that tells us you didn't really mind...

So report!

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And do not forget about the reputation system, and thread rating! Both are wonderful options that you can use to speak your mind with. For more information on these (including the report feature) check out this thread: YOU shape the forums more then you know!

Site Guidelines They are different, so ya may wish to check them out!

#17 Qryztufre

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 08:57 PM

How Infractions work

When a moderator or a member finds a post that is against the guidelines they are encouraged to report it. Once reported, the moderation team will discuss the post in question and will act upon it as needed. In most instances three members of the moderation team are needed for an infraction to take place. This is to help ensure checks and balances by preventing biased or uneven moderation. So if you receive an infraction know that it was likely a group effort to have it issued and to not take it personally (especially against the issuing moderator as chances are they are not the ones that brought it to the teams attention).

If you are issued an infraction, it will have a point value and an expiration date. These are set at the time the infraction is issued. Generally an infraction will have 0-5 points, but can have up to 10. These are generally based on the severity of the guideline broken, past actions of the member, and the discretion of the moderation team. Most infractions will expire within 6 months of the time the infraction was issued, however, harassment and spam infractions may never expire or may result in an immediate ban (see below).

Once the infraction has expired the point total for that infraction is removed from your total, but the infraction remains on record and will hence forth be viewed by the mod team as a non-expiring warning.

Once you reach 10 points you will automatically be suspended. Suspensions by default last one full year, regardless of when your actual infractions expire.

In the event that you accumulate 10 points (or more) of permanent infractions and your automatic one year suspension expires you will be allowed back to the corpus as normal, however, with each additional infraction received you will once again be suspended for an additional year.

In the event of reaching 20 points of infractions (permanent or otherwise) you will be automatically banned by the system. A ban never expires.

Spammers and those making threats are the only two causes for immediate banning (20 point infraction). All others follow the rule set as given previously within this thread.

If you receive an infraction that you feel was unwarranted you may contest it by contacting a super moderator or administrator through the Private Messaging System. If the infraction received resulted in a suspension you may contact an administrator through the "contact us" link at the bottom of most pages.

#18 Qryztufre

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:29 PM

Pornography, adult or mature content (including tantric magick)
Art (images of the 'goddess' or things like cherubs) used for reference or educational purposes will be allowed so long as it is not in excess. Saying you charged a sigil with masturbation will be allowed, as long as you are not going into the techniques of said charging. All else will be deleted or moved to Behind Closed Doors.

Violent content (including spells that cause harm, and sacrifice)
General comments that are vague may be allowed, however this is a gray area and such things may be removed or moved to Behind Closed Doors at the discretion of the mod team.

Content related to racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group or organization
Hate speech in general is not allowed. This includes anti-gay, religious intolerance, and acts against any individual (member or otherwise).

Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others (even magickally)
We must abide by all US, state & local laws. Such things will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

This guideline also covers copyright and plagerism.

Excessive profanity
The occasional expletive should be OK, so long as it is not on your avatar or signature, as these things go in each post you make which would cross the line into excessive.

Hacking/cracking content (including passwords, torrents, and other ‘protected’ downloads)
These things should need to explanation.

Gambling or casino-related content
A spell to 'win a game' should be OK, but even then such discussions may find themselves moved to Behind Closed Doors.

Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content (including for ritual use)
This rule sucks, but must be followed. Any topic concerning such things should be had Behind Closed Doors. However, feel free to state that you did use _x_ in a spirit journey, just don't get into details or focus on such use in open forum, as that will cross the line.

Spam, or uncalled for links (sometimes including those of an occult nature)
Posting a link in one of the resource threads should be OK, linking to a relevant site within a thread should also be OK. Just be sure you are not coming across as a spammer.

Disruptive Posts (including thread hijacking)
This rule was retained to simply help the forums remain on topic and not turn into a series of jokes. Discussions should for the most part remain serious. I will not mind a joke or two now and again, and I will not mind a discussion taking its natural course by going off on a slight tangent.

As this is a 'catchall' type of rule, and is a rather gray area in and of itself, those breaking this rule should find that they are given friendly reminders (even a warning or two) before actual point worthy infractions are given out).

Trolling and flaming
If you are offended by a post by another member, then please report it! The Golden Rule should apply here more then in any other area of the guidelines. If you feel that what you may say falls under this area, it likely does, so just don't post it.

People can disagree with each other all day long, and such a discussion does not have to turn ugly. Keep things civil and these two points can pretty much be ignored!

Threats (may result in a permanent ban)
Threats and harassment will NOT be tolerated! This includes threats of a magickal nature. In ALL cases, a point worthy infraction will be had, in some cases an instant ban may result. So please keep that in mind!

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The board Behind Closed Doors has it's own rules set which is pretty lax, but the topic of magick/occult is pretty much a must, so it's still not a rules free forum.

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