Hello, everyone! In keeping with the recent changes in administration and the issues being worked on with the site, we're updating our rules page, the rules for the Discord server, and adding a new section on moderation standards to the front page https://www.ponychan.net/
. This will allow us to better clarify the site's standards and keep our moderation in check.
Changes to the rules include:
>Racist, sexist, and other vitriolic behavior will not be tolerated. You don't have to be politically correct, but you are expected to maintain a minimum standard of behavior.
>Friendly banter/mockery is fine, but hostility is not.
Site Staff Standards:
>Moderators will always seek to understand a situation fully before issuing any ban.
>Moderators are required to be in communication with their fellow staff members and will always seek a second opinion when unsure of an action.
>Any moderator that acts outside of the established rules to deal with disruptive behavior will consult with other members of staff, and a mod post will be made explaining why action was taken. These actions will be reviewed with the admins, the rules amended, and changes announced if necessary.
>Bans that range from one second to one hour are considered warning bans, meant to discourage certain behavior and give an explicit warning that users are unable to ignore when rules or the spirit of said rules are being broke.
>Bans that are longer than an hour are meant to block bad behavior from the site. These can be appealed if the user demonstrates they are aware of why they are banned. Bans can be re-applied or extended if behavior is not adjusted after the ban or during the appeal process.
>Bans can be appealed and will be reviewed by members of the staff; In the event there's any confusion or concern over an appeal more than one moderator will review it before a decision is made
Anything not directly mentioned in this post will be staying the same unless otherwise stated as we continue to review the rules and standards. Any changes will be announced on /site/ when they're made
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