|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:
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.