The World: An RPG Site

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The World: An RPG Site

Post  Admin on Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:35 am

Hello, and Welcome to 'The World'

I'm very enthusiastic that you've come to this site!
Here are some basic rules, to ensure a safe site:

Message Postings:

1. We recommend that you keep your posts relevant to the forum in which you are currently in. Try to make your posts informative and/or entertaining. We understand that there's always some 'noise' in the form of bumps, greetings and so on. On the whole, please show some relevance.
2. Please refrain from posting spam.
3. No stalking. Persistent harassment of an individual or group of individuals against their wishes is not permitted on 'The World'. If someone asks you to stop, please leave them alone. Continued harassment will result in punishment.
4. No overly abusive language. We have a very liberal policy regarding language, but please try to be civil and courteous towards your fellow 'The World'. If your post is excessively vulgar, insulting, explicit, self-deprecating or racial without any justification, we will promptly delete it.
5. Endorsing illicit activities or encouraging crime is not permitted.
6. When commenting artworks or reviewing web links, please try to be constructive in your criticism or praise. If your comments are found to be excessively insulting or vulgar, your account may be penalized.
7. Sexually explicit posts may be deleted. Soliciting or engaging in cyber sex or mature content role play is not allowed on 'The World'.
8. User run banking services, such as those providing interest, pawn shop, or other investment and loan services, are not permitted for security reasons. Any banking services found will be removed and may lead to having your account banned.
9. Discussion, depiction or promotion of child sexuality, abuse, exploitation and/or related topics that may be harmful to or threaten the security of a child or minor is not allowed on 'The World'. Submitting any content or utilizing language or terms meant to imply or insinuate these situations may result in a warning, permanent ban or other action by 'The World' depending on the context of their use. If you are submitting content to 'The World' and you are unsure whether that content violates our rules and guidelines, it is better to not submit the content and to ask "Admin" (via CFPMing).

Safety Statement

We at 'The World' understand the desire of the community to be able to speak freely about legitimate topics and ideas, and to discuss a variety of subjects that may have personal relevance to our members, including issues relating to child sexual abuse/exploitation and other sensitive topics. Please note, however, that the following additional rules apply to such communications:

1. Inappropriate discussion or depiction of child sexuality, abuse, exploitation and/or related topics which promote, endorse or may be seen to promote or endorse child abuse in any form which may be considered to be harmful to or threaten the security of a child or minor is not allowed on 'The World'.

2. The use of images (real or artistic renditions) and/or text which explicitly promotes or endorses child sexuality, abuse, exploitation and/or related topics is not allowed on 'The World'.

3. Making light of child sexuality, abuse, exploitation and/or related topics through jokes, internet memes, comments or messages is not allowed on 'The World'.

Violating the above rules, or otherwise submitting content or utilizing language or terms meant to imply or insinuate these situations, may result in a warning, permanent ban and/or other action by 'The World', including but not limited to removal of the content in question. If you are submitting content to 'The World' and you are unsure whether that content violates our Terms of Service or other rules and guidelines, including the additional rules noted above, it is better to not submit the content and to ask a 'The World' Moderator.

[Please note that, despite the prohibitions listed above, information provided by other 'The World' users may contain inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, and 'The World' assumes no responsibility or liability for this material.] If you become aware of misuse of 'The World' Online by any person, please contact "Admin", via PM.

Never Share Your Password

Your password should always be kept private. If somebody gets your password, they can do all sorts of bad things: they can lock you out of your account, change your profile, pretend to be you, and cause lots of trouble. You should never give your password to anyone except your parents. Even giving your password to friends is a very bad idea! 'The World' moderators and administrators will never ask you for your password by e-mail, by PM, or by any other means.

If anyone asks for your 'The World' password, it's a scam! Don't share it!

Never Share Personal Identification Information

For your safety, never share things like your full name, your phone number or your home address, or anything else that could be used to identify you in the real world. Sharing personal information over the Internet can be dangerous; you never know who might read it. In addition, please make sure that your 'The World' member name does not say too much about you -- a dangerous person might combine various clues about you to figure out who you are. Think twice about posting photos of yourself; people may misuse those photos, or use them to figure out information about you. Posting your private info is not only against our site it's against common sense!
Never Share Personally Embarrassing/Private Information

Things that you post on 'The World', or anywhere else on the web, will be available for everyone to see for a long time. You never know when somebody might recognize you from school, work, or anywhere else in real life, and reveal embarrassing information to people you know. Unfortunately, it happens! Even if you never share your real name or other personal info, always assume that what you're posting is not anonymous, and that somebody might find out about it.

Don't Mislead People About Your Age

It's not only strictly against our site, but it can be dangerous to mislead other people -- including 'The World' staff -- about your age. If you pretend to be older or younger than you really are, 'The World' reserves the right to moderate or remove your profile at our discretion.

Be Careful when Following Offsite Links

If a link looks fishy, don't click it! Avoid clicking hyperlinks that lead to sites with strange, offensive, or confusing names. They could send you to sites that contain gross pictures, harmful software, or scams that will try to steal your password. Think before you click! Make sure you're going to a site that you trust.

Never Arrange Meetings with Strangers

There are lots of creepy people in the world, and you never know who you're really talking to on the Internet. Flirting with strangers online can have serious consequences, and some people will lie to you about who they are in real life. Never arrange real-life meetings with people you meet on the Internet, unless you do so under strict supervision from your parents. If anyone tries to lure you into meeting them in real life, or asks you to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, you should inform your parents or an authority figure immediately! If you have suspicions or a funny feeling about a stranger contacting you through 'The World' or anywhere else in cyberspace, trust your instincts and tell a parent.

You're also welcome to contact the 'The World' administration if you're confused and don't know how to handle a situation with another member. (PM "Admin")

Protecting Your Account

Most accounts that get "hacked" are the result of users giving away their password. The most effective way to protect your account is to never give away your password to anyone, not even your friends. If you believe your password has been compromised, change it right away!

Also, we advise against letting anyone else use your account. If you let a friend use your account, you are responsible for anything that they post. If they break the rules, you might get banned!
Recognizing Scams

There are a few common ways that scammers try to break into people's accounts. Most of them involve scammers tricking you into giving them your password. For example, a scammer might send you an e-mail or a private message claiming to be an administrator and telling that you will be made a moderator if you give them your password, or they might threaten to ban your account if you don't reveal your password. These are scams; real moderators will never ask you for your password. Please report these PMs or e-mails to the moderators immediately. Remember that real moderators and administrators have colored usernames so you can easily recognize them.

Other scammers might send you links that look just like 'The World' homepage and ask you to log in, and then steal the username and password you log in with. Before logging in to 'The World', make sure that you are actually at the domain name.

The best thing to remember is that if anyone asks for your password, it's a scam!
Report Suspicious Members and Inappropriate Content

Please report hate-speech or any other inappropriate messages or content posted by another member immediately.
PM Admin

More Tips on Net Safety

The following links provide a wealth of interesting and detailed information on staying safe online. Check them out sometime:


1. Privacy Notice.

Never display any personal information that could be used to find you in the real, off-line, world -- for example, your full real name, mailing or home address, or phone numbers. Your privacy is important to 'The World'.

2. Prohibited Conduct:


1. "stalk", harass, threaten, or defraud other Members
2. send, post, or make available pornographic, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, racially or ethnically insulting, libelous, or otherwise inappropriate messages to other Members
3. make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, chain letters, or send junk mail, to other Members
4. impersonate another person or access another Member's account without permission
5. share issued passwords with a third party or encourage another Member to do so
6. misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via 'The World', for example, claiming a created work as your own that is not yours
7. use 'The World' for any illegal purpose
8. interfere with any security-related features of 'The World'.
9. intentionally interfere with the operation of 'The World' or any Member's enjoyment of it, or intentionally post inflammatory statements to get responses ("Trolling")

3. Eligibility; Account Information.

'The World' is available to any persons You agree that the information you provide to 'The World; on Member registration and, at all other times, will be true, accurate, current and complete. You also agree that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times.

4. Password.

When you register as a Member you will be asked to provide a password. As you will be responsible for all activities that occur under your password, you should keep your password confidential. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your password, or any credit, debit or charge card number), you will immediately notify 'The World' (via, CFPMing "Admin"). You may be liable for the losses incurred by 'The World' or others due to any unauthorized use of your account.

5. Messaging and Chat

1. You are welcome to post, transmit or submit chat and messages (collectively "Messages") within, or in connection with, 'The World'. 'The World' accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such Messages. 'The World' does not endorse and has no control over the content of Messages submitted by others to Forums. Messages submitted to Forums are not reviewed by 'The World' prior to posting and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of 'The World'. 'The World' makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content of the Messages in the Forums or the accuracy and reliability of any Messages and other materials in the Forums. Nonetheless, 'The World' reserves the right to prevent Members from submitting content to Forums and to edit, restrict or remove such Messages for any reason at any time.
2. 'The World' assumes no responsibility for actively monitoring Forums for inappropriate Messages. If at any time 'The World' chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Forums, 'The World' nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content of the Messages, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Messages, and no responsibility for the conduct of the Member submitting any Message. In submitting Messages to Forums, you agree to strictly limit yourself to discussions about the subject matter for which the Forums are intended. You agree that 'The World' accepts no liability whatsoever if it determines to prevent your Messages from being submitted or if it edits, restricts or removes your Messages.

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