Figure of Speech vs. Safety Threat Clarification

This section is for updates or announcements made in regards to Wolfhome! Any announcements or updates to Wolfhome and the community will be posted here by an administrator.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
User avatar
Guardianess
The Forum Guardian
The Forum Guardian
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 4:11 pm

Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:14 pm

Greetings Wolfhome Community,

After a lengthy discussion, the Administration Team has decided to take a more lenient step back when it comes to safety threats made in an innocent figure-of-speech and joking context. This is because we want users to be able to express themselves with a little more lee-way. However, in saying this, we will be taking these incidents heavily under a case-by-case scenario. We will not be totally ignoring these comments when made. We will be stepping in under a report-basis or if the comment made is questionable in nature and/or context.

Some examples of what we will be taking a step back on, are as follows (unless reported to us, based on a disturbance):
  • User A: I have so much homework to do, please kill me now.
  • User A: I got school tomorrow, I WANNA DIE.
  • User A: It's so cold outside, someone shoot me.
Note how these examples have innocent context behind the comment, and the figure-of-speech is made to express a sense of emotion (in this case, dread).

Other situations where the context or nature of the comment made is unclear or questionable, the administration will step in (regardless if the situation is reported or not). Safety threats not made under the conditions above are still not allowed to be made. This includes direct and detailed threats made as a joke.

To reiterate, these situations will be taken heavily case-by-case to allow more freedom of speech among the chat. Please feel free to reach out to any available administrator if there are any questions or concerns, thank you!

Sincerely,
The Wolfhome Administration Team
15 x
Have You Seen My Guardian Mate? I Can't Find Him Anywhere!
User avatar
Larkenox
Grandmaster - One of but a few.
Grandmaster - One of but a few.
Posts: 14472
Joined: Tue May 01, 2012 4:18 am
Gender: Male
Preferred Name: Ross
Species: Android
Location: Monte d'Or

Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:16 pm

niiiiice :D
0 x
Image
What is a man?
A miserable pile of secrets


Characters.Deviantart.Commissions
User avatar
Carcharias
The stuff of Legends
The stuff of Legends
Posts: 17278
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:33 am
Gender: Female
Pronouns: she/her
Preferred Name: Allison

Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:43 am

Image
6 x
User avatar
Solvent
The stuff of Legends
The stuff of Legends
Posts: 17636
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:56 pm
Gender: Unladylike lady
Preferred Name: Kelly
Location: Winter Haven, FL

Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:00 am

awesome news!!
0 x
User avatar
LUX
Shaman - Secret Keeper
Shaman - Secret Keeper
Posts: 2057
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:31 pm
Gender: Female
Location: USA

Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:55 pm

This is such awesome news, somebody shoot me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 x
Lux or Comet on chats.
Characters
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic