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:!: Rule 1-C regarding nipples on ferals has been changed.
Old Forum wrote:C. Sexual Content and Innuendos - Sexual content and slang is not appropriate on these boards. Neither is mimicking or discussing sexual positions, sexual scenarios or contexts. If you are caught doing so, action may be taken against your account. Sheaths on ferals are acceptable in artwork posted on the forum IF there is no detail, it is just a slight bulge and it isn't overly sexualized. Bulges on anthros are acceptable if it is a smooth, round bulge such as the ones present on our crinos poses or on a Ken Barbie Doll; there is no more than one bulge; and there is no indication of a phallic shape. Nipples may not be present on any artwork posted on the forum.
New Forum wrote:C. Sexual Content and Innuendos - Sexual content and slang is not appropriate on these boards. Neither is mimicking or discussing sexual positions, sexual scenarios or contexts. If you are caught doing so, action may be taken against your account. Sheaths on ferals are acceptable in artwork posted on the forum IF there is no detail, it is just a slight bulge and it isn't overly sexualized. Bulges on anthros are acceptable if it is a smooth, round bulge such as the ones present on our crinos poses or on a Ken Barbie Doll; there is no more than one bulge; and there is no indication of a phallic shape. Nipples may only be present on feral artwork on the forum; we do not allow nipples to be present on any anthro artwork, regardless of sex or gender.
Old Chat wrote:C.) Sexual Content and Innuendos - Sexual content and slang is not appropriate on these boards. Neither is mimicking or discussing sexual positions, sexual scenarios or contexts. If you are caught doing so, action may be taken against your account. Sheaths on ferals are acceptable in artwork posted on the forum IF there is no detail, it is just a slight bulge and it isn't overly sexualized. Bulges on anthros are acceptable if it is a smooth, round bulge such as the ones present on our crinos poses or on a Ken Barbie Doll; there is no more than one bulge; and there is no indication of a phallic shape. Nipples may not be present on any poses.
New Chat wrote:C.) Sexual Content and Innuendos - Sexual content and slang is not appropriate on these boards. Neither is mimicking or discussing sexual positions, sexual scenarios or contexts. If you are caught doing so, action may be taken against your account. Sheaths on ferals are acceptable in artwork posted on the forum IF there is no detail, it is just a slight bulge and it isn't overly sexualized. Bulges on anthros are acceptable if it is a smooth, round bulge such as the ones present on our crinos poses or on a Ken Barbie Doll; there is no more than one bulge; and there is no indication of a phallic shape. Nipples may only be present on feral artwork on the chat; we do not allow nipples to be present on any anthro artwork, regardless of sex or gender.
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:!: Rule 1-C has been edited for the forum and chat to include that we do not allow photographs of human nipples. This was the intention from the beginning, though the rule itself failed to mention it specifically.
Before:
C. Sexual Content and Innuendos - Sexual content and slang is not appropriate on these boards. Neither is mimicking or discussing sexual positions, sexual scenarios or contexts. If you are caught doing so, action may be taken against your account. Sheaths on ferals are acceptable in artwork posted on the forum IF there is no detail, it is just a slight bulge and it isn't overly sexualized. Bulges on anthros are acceptable if it is a smooth, round bulge such as the ones present on our crinos poses or on a Ken Barbie Doll; there is no more than one bulge; and there is no indication of a phallic shape. Nipples may only be present on feral artwork on the forum; we do not allow nipples to be present on any anthro artwork, regardless of sex or gender.
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C. Sexual Content and Innuendos - Sexual content and slang is not appropriate on these boards. Neither is mimicking or discussing sexual positions, sexual scenarios or contexts. If you are caught doing so, action may be taken against your account. Sheaths on ferals are acceptable in artwork posted on the forum IF there is no detail, it is just a slight bulge and it isn't overly sexualized. Bulges on anthros are acceptable if it is a smooth, round bulge such as the ones present on our crinos poses or on a Ken Barbie Doll; there is no more than one bulge; and there is no indication of a phallic shape. Nipples may only be present on feral artwork on the forum; we do not allow nipples to be present on any anthro artwork or human photographs, regardless of sex or gender.
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:16 am

:!: Chat rule #4 has been updated regarding roleplay death threats only and private role-play settings. Roleplay death threats are now allowed in private rooms only. However, if deemed graphic enough, or unclear in context, it is still subject to a ban.
Old rules wrote: Wolfhome has zero tolerance for death threats. Talk of killing, how to kill, threatening someone with murder, or anything of the sort is not allowed. This rule applies to death threats made in joking manners and death threats made in relation to role play as well. These are the minimum ban lengths that will occur for death threat scenarios (higher ban lengths may be given if deemed necessary):

I. A three day to a one week ban will be placed if the death threat is made in a roleplaying room.

II. A month long ban will be placed if the death threat is made in a roleplaying context outside of a roleplaying room.

III. A permanent ban will be placed if the death threat is deemed serious enough.
New rules wrote:4.) Death Threats.
Wolfhome has zero tolerance for death threats. Talk of killing, how to kill, threatening someone with murder or anything of the sort is not allowed. This rule applies to death threats made in joking manners and death threats made in relation to public role play as well. Roleplay death threats, however, are allowed in private rooms and private settings designated for roleplay. Despite this fact, if the death threat is deemed too serious/graphic or it is unclear that the threat was made in roleplay, a ban can be placed on your account.These are the minimum ban lengths that will occur for death threat scenarios (higher ban lengths may be given if deemed necessary):

I. Three days to a week for roleplay based death threats in a roleplay room.

II. One month for a roleplay based death threat outside of a roleplay room.

III. A permanent ban will be placed if the death threat is deemed serious enough.

Please note that your sniff, away messages (in a public setting) and private room rules are subject to these ban lengths as they are easily seen by the public.
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Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:53 pm

Completely changed forum and chat rules. Please see: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=197084
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Rule #3 changed. Please see: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=198557
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Cursing rule under 4.) Harrassment has had a minor update to clarify

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Cursing at other users if it is done so in a belittling manner. This includes flipping other users, a group, or affiliation off with a pose or other image that includes the middle finger.
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Cursing at other users if it is done so in a belittling, demeaning, or malicious manner. This includes flipping off other users, a group, or an affiliation with a pose or other image that includes the middle finger. Jokingly cursing at friends or calling them names is allowed in moderation, as long as all parties involved understand that it is in jest. If it is reported to the administration and there is no clear joke intended, action will be taken against your account. Any racial,
derrogatory, or gender slurrs will absolutely not be allowed under any circumstances.
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:35 pm

Inappropriate content rule has been updated to reflect the allowance of male nipples on both that chat and forum platforms.
Sheaths are acceptable in artwork if there is no detail, it is a slight bulge and isn't sexualized. Bulges on anthros are acceptable if it is a smooth, round bulge such as the ones present on our crinos poses or on a Ken Barbie Doll; there is no more than one bulge; and there is no indication of a phallic shape. Nipples may only be present on feral artwork on the forum as well as on flat chested characters on anthros. Nipples are NOT permitted on any female identifying character or on any non-flat chest/breast, regardless of the gender.
This was the result of a community discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=100&t=203057
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:39 pm

Rules 1 and 3 have had a few little edits/clarification added.
Controlled substances (including prescription medications and illegal drugs) are allowed to be discussed on Wolfhome as long as it is done in an educational or constructive manner. Discussion of controlled substances without the intent to inform in this way is not allowed.
Clarifying controlled substances, as opposed to just 'illegal substances'
3.) Disturbing the Peace

In most cases disturbing the peace refers to behaving in ways that are upsetting or unsettling to people within the community, causing emotional grief, or trauma. This includes, but is not limited to:
Creating unnecessary drama to intentionally disturb another user. This includes misrepresenting administrative action and falsifying administrative statements.
Lying about administrative action and statements was added
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:19 pm

As of the 24th August 2019, the following change was edited to trolling
Trolling, which can be defined as joining the site for the sole purpose of harassing, causing grief, or otherwise disturbing the peace. ** Trolling will result in a permanent ban across Chatlands without warning.
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:13 pm

Following was removed from the rules:
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-roleplay in non roleplay rooms
-roleplay death theats

as of 6th September 2019
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We are updating our protocol on 3rd party selling! Previously, it was completely disallowed. The new rule is as follows:
Third Party Selling

Third party selling, which is the act of selling on behalf of someone else, is now allowed.
This includes advertising commissions, premades, etc, for someone else. The following guidelines are listed below for Third Party Selling:
  • The original artist must provide us with explicit consent, including releasing Wolfhome from any responsibility or liability should any issues occur between the two parties involved.
  • Being a third party seller for a user who is currently banned from the Wolfhome Forum and Chat will not be allowed under any circumstances. Neither party should be banned, as it would constitute ban evasion.
We would require the original artist to send a screenshot of their permission(s) and statement to a Forum Moderator or Forum Administrator.
The following is what must be sent:

"I, [username(s)/email here], am allowing [username(s) here] to [action here] on The Wolfhome Forums. I also am giving my explicit permissible consent, releasing Wolfhome from any responsibility or liability should anything go south between myself and the other party involved.
Signed, [username(s) here]."
Old rule:
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β€’ Third party selling (the act of selling on behalf of someone else) is not permitted under any circumstance. You MAY include the artwork of others IF it is a collaborative event i.e., your collaboration was somehow involved in the art-making process.

β€’ This also includes advertising commissions on behalf of someone else.

β€’ With all that being said, as a general rule: original artwork, premades, or other artwork sold must be your own. Threads involving third party selling will be immediately removed and handled by the Forum Department.
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Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:24 pm

Updating the spam rule to include spammy away messages!

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Spamming the chat by sending many messages rapidly is not allowed. This includes sending nonsense, such as "dkfjsdkljfaklsdf". We do not allow this because it can slow down other users' connections. There is no specific limit about how much you can use capitals, but be aware that in online-lingo, it is considered "yelling". You will be warned after four lines of any kind of spam, even when broken up by slight chatting.

The following is an example of text spam:

Guardian: a
Guardian: b
Guardian: c
Guardian: d
Updated as of August 17, 2021
Spamming the chat by sending numerous messages rapidly is not allowed. This also includes sending gibberish, such as "dkfjsdkljfaklsdf". We do not allow this because it can slow down the connection for other users. There is no specific limit to how much you can use capitals, although be aware that in online-lingo it is considered "yelling". You will be warned after four lines of any kind of spam, even if it's broken up by slight chatting.

The following are a couple examples of text spam:

Example 1:
Guardian: a
Guardian: b
Guardian: c
Guardian: d
Example 2:
Guardian: ABCDEFG
Guardian: HIJKLMNO
Guardian: PQRSTUV
Guardian: WXY AND Z
Users who use the subscription level of Standard or higher, have access to the "!Away" feature and need to keep in mind that your away message must not be too overbearing. For example, if it stretches long enough and takes up a large portion of the room it will be considered a form of spam. This also includes using this feature to intentionally disturb other users.

The following is an example of an away message that would be considered spam:
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The following is an example of an acceptable away message:
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Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:03 pm

Updated the safety threats rule. We no longer count obvious joking between friends as serious threats.

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Death Threats
Wolfhome has zero tolerance for death threats. Talk of killing, how to kill, threatening someone with murder or anything of the sort is not allowed. This rule applies to death threats made in joking manners and death threats made in relation to public. Despite this fact, if the death threat is deemed too serious/graphic or it is unclear that the threat was made in role-play, a ban can be placed on your account. Please note that if a roleplay death threat given is too graphic / violent in nature, it will fall under a breach of PG-13 (gore). These are the minimum ban lengths that will occur for death threat scenarios (higher or shorter ban lengths may be given if deemed necessary):

A permanent ban will be placed if the death threat is deemed serious enough.
Updated as of August 19th 2021
Wolfhome has zero tolerance for death threats. Talk of killing, how to kill, threatening someone with murder or anything of the sort is not allowed. Death threats made in a joking manner amongst friends, is the only exception to this rule. Keep in mind, if the death threat is deemed too severe / graphic or it's unclear that the threat was made in Role-Play and/or friendly banter, a ban can be placed on your account. Please note that if a Role-Play death threat is deemed too graphic / violent in nature, it will fall under a breach of PG-13 (gore). In regards to private rooms, Administrators will not handle Role-Play death threats unless the user feels that the threat is genuine and they file a report.

These are the minimum ban lengths that will occur for death threat scenarios (higher or shorter ban lengths may be given if deemed necessary):

A permanent ban will be placed if the death threat is deemed serious enough.

Rules relating to 18+ rooms has been added:
6.) 18+ Rooms (back to top)
18+ rooms are for adults only. If you are under the age of 18 and are caught changing your account ages to enter these rooms, or in any way entering an 18+ room, you will be permanently banned without warning.

1.) Prohibited Content
While these rooms are listed as 18+, there is still content that will not be allowed to be posted in public chat.

Pornographic videos, artwork, literature, images or themes
Nonconsensual themes and sexual assault themes in writing or artwork
Promoting, describing, and sharing videos/images of self harm and eating disorders
Encouraging / Promoting for other users to do drugs
NSFW real life selfies, videos or anything of the sort
Videos containing other explicit content (such as abuse, animal cruelty, pornography)
Pirated or otherwise illegal software or websites that harm the viewer's computer.
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Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:23 pm

Profile content updated on the forum!

Previously under rule 11:
Copyrights should always be added for images used in profile content
Now on rule 11:
Copyrights should always be added for images used in profile content, or on the image it's self. Users who are utilizing their own artwork in their profile content do not have to add copyrights.
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