Warrior Cats
 of the Forest



Rule Change and Discord

Posted by Ember on May 9, 2018 at 10:50 PM

In light of recent concerns surrounding unofficial chat servers, the moderators and I have decided to institute a new rule: members may not create or participate in unofficial chat servers. This new rule will become effective on May 12th, to give everyone time to shut down any current servers. Any members found in violation of the rule after that point will be suspended or banned from the website, in accordance with the severity of their infraction.

However, I recognize that these unofficial servers were created due to the inadequacy of our current systems for out-of-character chatting, so in place of the unofficial servers, I have created an official Discord server that will take the place of our former simple chatbox on the Home Page.

All roleplayers will have the same expectations and responsibilities as on the rest of the site and moderators will help me enforce rules there (see Rule Infractions & Penalties for more information about how rule infractions are handled). All Warrior Cats of the Forest rules apply to this chatbox and members found to be in violation of the rules will face the same consequences as if they had broken the relevant rule elsewhere on the website.

The official discord server can be accessed both from the Home Page of this website and from the discord website and applications. It is open to both people with a discord account and guests and can be viewed by anyone, just like our former chat box.

This official server has several different “channels” with different purposes:

  • Rules. Reinforces the website’s rules as well as chatbox-specific rules, such as posting in the appropriate channel and avoiding spamming.
  • Announcements. This channel is for announcing new litters, drawings, the start of plot events such as battles, or more important things such as new blog entries. This will not replace the News Page, where all important announcements will continue to be posted.
  • General Chatting. This channel is the most similar to our current chat box, where you can just chat about whatever comes to mind from Captain America being your least favorite Avenger (sorry, L) to how much EarthClan’s camp looks like Michigan.
  • Short Term Planning. This is where you can post if you are looking for a roleplay partner or want to set up a particular scene that doesn’t have consequences for the overall plot. All plot planning should be done on the Plot Planning Threads in the forum.
  • Posted. Here, you can directly @ members when you post and, if they enable notifications, they will be alerted.
  • Advertisements. Here you can advertise other roleplays, social media accounts such as DeviantArt or Instagram, or just about anything else that is appropriate for all ages.

If you have any trouble navigating the new chat box, creating an account, or otherwise working with Discord, please ask the moderators for help. River, Mocking, and Pallet are all familiar with the system and should be able to help you out.

EDIT: There's been some confusion about what should happen to former chat servers.  They don't have to be completely erased (that is, past messages can still be accessible), but they shouldn't continue to be active.  If possible, the server should be blocked such that no one can post on it past the 12th.

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Reply Castle
11:11 PM on May 9, 2018 
I assume that if different server channels are needed they will be added? For example, on the current Discord server there is a channel called Admin-Channel, where members can make suggestions and ask for specific roles to be attached to their name (for example, I have the role "Harmy's favorite child" and Harmy has the role "Cassie's favorite child"). Would channels like this be added in the future or is this Discord being set permanently with these channels only?
Reply Ember
11:19 PM on May 9, 2018 
I might change the channels if the need arises, but right now I don't think there's a need. The roles will reflect the different roles on this website (owner, mod, member) and if you want to suggest something, you can shoot me a PM.
Reply ♡GhostlyBunnie♡ Lav
11:20 PM on May 9, 2018 
I would like to say here, that I do have a discord for my site, which, it may be two different sites, I just don't want any confusion happening when your discord comes up.
Reply Ember
11:34 PM on May 9, 2018 
You can have discords for other sites and if there's some overlap, that's fine, but there shouldn't be any chats made exclusively for members of this site or advertised as a chat server for members of this site.