Please feel free to discuss any changes you would like to see to any of the content below. You can post your input in a reply directly to this topic! In relation to this first section, we plan to draft a topic to encourage the use of problem-solving strategies that we will share at a later date.
On 8/24 we will move on to publicly discuss the next rule rework. If we receive little feedback regarding a particular subject, we may choose to proceed to ensure a timely completion. Please note that even if we have moved on, any input regarding previous topics is still appreciated and will be considered before officially publicizing any new rules. Please remember that during this process, we ask that any comments or suggestions remain relevant and constructive. Thank you for participating!
REWORK. Original can be found here.
Introduction of The Laws of Wolfhome
On Wolfhome, we strive to create a relaxed environment for everyone. Members are strongly encouraged to communicate with each other kindly and respectfully. To ensure that everyone has a great experience, we have established certain rules to abide by when taking part in our community.
Even though chat mediators/administrators exist to enforce rules, we believe that members can work out minor issues and inconveniences between themselves through problem-solving and communication. When these methods do not work, however, you are encouraged to use the Ignore feature, which will prevent the other member from being visible to you (and vice versa). You can read more about this feature here.
As of January 1, 2023, Wolfhome is only accessible to users aged 16 and older, making our rating 16+. If you are under 16, please discontinue using this website immediately. By using or attempting to use Wolfhome, you certify that you are at least the minimum age and meet any other eligibility requirements. If you are below the minimum age, your account may be permanently banned without notice regardless of parental consent. Members may return after turning 16 by submitting a Problem Ticket to appeal their ban.
When registering for Wolfhome, it is important to provide your actual date of birth. Falsifying your age to be more or less than your genuine age may lead to an account removal or a permanent ban if you refuse to adjust it appropriately or are found entering 18+ rooms. Please go here to submit a Problem Ticket.
Remember to protect your accounts by keeping your passwords confidential. If another person accesses your account and receives a ban, it will be attributed to your account. This includes allowing others to use your email account(s) to access Wolfhome. We encourage everyone to take extra precautions, like setting a difficult password and using our !lock command.*
*Typing "!lock" in the chat box prompts the site to lock the chat tab. This requires you to enter your password to unlock and interact on chat again, making it a useful protection tool when stepping away from your computer.
Anyone entering a private room is subject to the room owner's rules. If you do not agree with the room owner's rules, we encourage you to find another location to visit. Staff members will only intervene and mediate within a private room in cases of personal safety, death, self-harm, suicide, hacking, or virus threats, if a minor has been propositioned, or at the room owner's request. It is important to note that log checks may need to be performed during emergencies.
Please note that it is unacceptable to enter or use someone else's private room without their knowledge or consent. Doing so may result in removal from the room and an official warning. We encourage room owners to report such incidents directly to our staff members for proper handling. If you would like to upload your own private room, you may find more information here.
Our top priority is to keep minors safe and ensure that all users have a pleasant experience when using our chat. It is crucial to note that adults (age 18+) who interact with underage users (those under 18) are subject to additional expectations. It is not allowed for any adult to expose minors to explicit content or unsafe activities, including NSFW material. Breaking this rule will result in a permanent ban across all Chatlands sites. Any cases of propositioning minors will be reported to the appropriate authorities. Please refer to our Internet Safety Guide here.
In relation to this, spreading false information or unproven evidence that could harm someone's personal or social relationships will result in a permanent ban. Please see our rule regarding False Reports & Mini-Modding here.
If you need to share confidential information with our staff, please refer to our Problem Ticket system here.
Profile Content & Usernames
Any rule violations that take place within your chat profile will result in a warning to remove the inappropriate content. If it is not removed within 24 hours, a staff member will forcibly remove it and notify you. If any more inappropriate content is discovered in your profile, you will receive a 12-hour ban on your account in addition to the content being removed.
If a username violates these general guidelines, a gentle request to change your username will be sent to you. If you do not change your username by the time of your next login, your account will receive a 12-hour ban. Once your ban has ended, you will be expected to change your username to prevent further bans.
All rules follow our regular ban ladder unless otherwise noted, however, if a situation is deemed serious enough or for repeated violations, bans may skip rungs on the ladder, even after a refresh rate has been reset.
REWORK. Original can be found here.
1.) Inappropriate Content
As previously stated, Wolfhome is intended for those aged 16 or older, making our rating 16+. Please ensure that your conduct complies with this rating while visiting our community.
It is important to remember that Wolfhome is a public chat, and others may converse and conduct themselves differently than you do. We encourage showing tolerance towards others if they are causing you annoyance and have not violated any of our regulations. If you find someone's choice of words or conduct upsetting, we suggest utilizing the Ignore feature.
- Although we do not have any formal restrictions on swearing, we ask that you please be mindful of the words you use. Disrespectful or unwarranted profanity towards other members may result in a ban placed on your account.
- Uploaded poses approved for our public 16+ rooms may feature sheaths, but any bulges must be subtle and not sexualized. Anthros may have a smooth and rounded bulge, but no phallic shapes are permitted. Nipples are only allowed on feral artwork or anthros with a flat chest. Female-identifying characters or those with non-flat chests may not possess visible nipples regardless of gender. Our Pose Requirements can be seen here.
- Discussions of a sexual nature generally deemed as R-rated or Not Safe For Work should be held in a private room or whisper. Sharing shock sites, pornography, pirated software, or other potentially harmful websites, including those that could trigger epilepsy, will result in an immediate and permanent ban from all of Chatlands. For rules regarding our mature 18+ rooms, see here.
- Wolfhome operates within the United States and complies with all US laws. We allow for discussions relating to controlled substances (such as prescription medications and illegal drugs), but only educationally or constructively. Users under 21 cannot discuss usage of or announce being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, unless for educational or medical reasons. Pressuring others to try substances or glorifying their use is not allowed. See below for examples of acceptable and unacceptable conduct.
Acceptable: "I'm gonna go smoke a bowl, brb" or "Oh, I smoke sometimes to help me calm down"
Unacceptable: "Oh man, you should try getting high or drunk. It's absolutely amazing." or "You should try this, it's really good and will get you super high"