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Moderation Changes

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


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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    • Generally curious, will furvilla be having an open beta again? Or will furvilla be waiting until December. Just curious, but it seems like the user base has shrunk quite a lot, from 2000 online to 200 online o:

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    • Where can I find the - Clarifications have been made regarding off-site trade right now during beta, and after beta?

    • I have a question for a mod. are we able to share the official opening date? or only on here?

    • The only thing I don't like here is the "No talking about wanting to harm yourself" rule. That just seems like you're punishing people for having a mental illness.

      And to the people in this comment section complaining about being blocked, get over yourselves. You're not being censored just because someone doesn't want to talk to you.

    • oh wow, december first is the day this website will be out of beta, that's really neat!

    • official date! how exciting!!

    • talk about low-balling. look at the dragon morphing potent sales. that is getting ridiculously low. like it is not even worth making anymore that's how low the price is now. and it just keeps going further down.

    • Oops, I didn't know I couldn't mention staff actions. Maybe I forgot. Sorry.

      Reading about the infractions - I really like this. I was hoping they'd add some sort of expiration for strikes against your account. It reminds me of Runescape - 10 marks and you get banned. I ended up racking up a lot when I was 11 for saying all the naughty things I possibly could in Lumbridge. I felt bad about that and since changed my behaviour completely, because I had worked too damn hard. To my pleasant surprise, one day, all the marks were gone.

      This is a much cleaner and fairer system which works better for the moderators to keep rule-breakers in check.

    • Thank you so much! I had a huge hang-up about a warning on my account which I think was there unfairly because of a disconnect between my intended meaning and the community's interpretation versus the moderator team's interpretation. I have since learned to be much more careful.

      Good to hear that you do not consider FurVilla a children's website.

      Nice to see the updates keeping this game exciting and fun.