Last updated: September 29, 2023
The World of Vesser community exists to allow people to play games, interact with the worldbuilders, writers, and performers who bring the world to life, and create the next generation of interconnected stories across media.
Our current moderation team includes:
We want this to be a fun, pleasant, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, income, housing status, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate abusive behaviors or harassment of members of our community in any form. Members are expected to comply immediately when requested to stop any unwanted interactions with other members. The moderation team should be notified anytime a member of this community fails to honor requests to stop an interaction.
Over time, the moderation team will be made up of both World of Vesser community members and staff members. The moderation team consults with itself to decide proportional warnings or bans based on each reported case of violations of these guidelines.
These guidelines are not restricted to inside community interactions. It seems reasonable to the community that we should maintain healthy communication and healthy boundaries everywhere. Being a part of this community means living at this standard everywhere.
Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. We cannot guarantee that every member's login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.
Files uploaded here can be downloaded by anyone with a login. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact our moderation team by direct messaging ModMail on Discord.
Direct messaging ModMail allows our entire moderation team to review, respond, and discuss any issues quickly and effectively. ModMail is a bot that will show up on any public channel and is made for community communication to moderators. It makes communication way easier than Discord’s built in tools. You can find out more about ModMail here.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
You can review the #moderator-updates channel in Discord for some of this type of communication. The moderation team may also decide to handle the issue privately.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the moderation team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from this server and identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we've received complaints.
Here is our basic framework:
Applications for re-admittance are important because World of Vesser offers a learning community. If you have received a ban from the moderation team, we ask that you examine why it happened and if you want to talk in DMs about your ban please ask questions. Unfortunately many people get banned and are defensive in their response messages instead of asking questions. Review any messages you send and count the question marks. Without questions, your response may show you lack curiosity or the interest in growing personally.
Why is it important to ask questions instead of being defensive? A number of people and leaders in the community have just given you a strong message via a ban that something about your behavior needs to change. We care about you and this is a safe way for you to grow. It is often uncomfortable to receive constructive criticism, but if you lean into it and trust that multiple people thoughtfully deliberated over whether to issue a ban, you may find something you can unlock to help yourself personally and help you communicate with others more constructively inside and outside of the community.
Now, to the practicals:
After the ban time period has passed (7 or 30 days) you can then apply for re-admittance by sending your application to email@example.com. The moderation team will then review your application and have the option to approve or reject your application.
Send your response to those application questions to firstname.lastname@example.org after your ban period has passed.
Some people are really awesome and we have many to thank for this set of Community Guidelines. This document is based on Annalee Flower Horne's Sample Slack Code of Conduct, which is in turn based on Geek Feminism's Community Anti-Harassment Policy. We have adapted the Sample Slack Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.