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Moderation Changes

Posted by Admin-Mat on 12 Sep 2016, 11:24 pm

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Our moderation tactics have been changed in response to player feedback. Many of you have come to us with concerns about bullying and attacks in the forums, and our new infraction system is our solution to that problem. From this point forward, moderators will be issuing infractions for behavior that violates our Site Rules, and an accumulation of infraction points will result in impartial site bans.

We need your help here more than ever in reporting behavior that is inconsistent with our rules. We want the game to be fun and relaxing to play, and if you witness any behavior that bullies or attacks another player on the forums, we encourage you to report it. In the past we had a very lenient system of flags and warnings, but our new system will ensure that rule-breaking behavior is swiftly and fairly punished.

Prior behavior has been expunged from every player's record (with the exception of existing bans). If you had a warning or a flag on your account, you are starting clean with a fresh record.

In addition, our rules have been updated with the following changes:

- We no longer forbid discussion of alcohol or drugs on Furvilla. However, players may not encourage or discuss the illegal or underage use of these substances in their discussions. They may also not solicit any drugs or alcohol on Furvilla. We have decided to relax this rule because Furvilla is not a children's website, it is a website that caters to a general furry audience without the sexual content common on furry websites.

- Players are now permitted to have off-topic discussions in the chatrooms.

- Clarifications have been made regarding off-site trade right now during beta, and after beta.

- We do not allow players to post threads stating they want to harm themselves or commit suicide.

- Players may not beg or severely lowball others.

- Players may not be vulgar, overly aggressive or abusive toward staff members in their communications.

In addition, we wanted to share some information about our future plans: we are in the process of implementing two major features, the plush collection feature and the indoor decoration feature. The majority of our focus will be toward these two features as they will both be major sinks for items and currency in the economy. In addition, one of our programmers is working on mini-games, per the suggestion of many players.

We would also like to announce that our official opening date is scheduled for December 1, 2016!

Have a nice day!

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    • Awesome Update!!


    • How can I view the amount of infraction points on my account if I did get any?

      I'm quite excited for the plush collection and interior decoration though. :)


    • give me ALL OF THE COLLECTIBLES


    • aaaa there's a lot of good info here, thank you! I'm excited about the mini-games, that's awesome :D I'm also stoked for the indoor decoration feature coming up!


    • yayyy im so glad mini games are being worked on <3


    • While I understand the lowballing rule, I just wanted to say most people I don't believe try to lowball--a lot of people just genuinely don't seem to know the value of something and don't realize ^^; I think the rule does mean well, but I feel it's definitely something that comes up more due to being unfamiliar/uninformed/new versus being a jerk.


    • I'm soo pleased! Good to know our suggestions and concerns are being heard


    • Is that a hamster?


    • Good rule updates! Ad wow I'm excited for the new features on the way!


    • THE PLUSH COLLECTION FEATURE?
      THE INDOOR DECORATION FEATURE?

      YES. YES. MORE COLLECTIBLES. SIGN ME UP