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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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    • This is awesome! I can't wait! I also ask of one thing: I think changing your username should be free the first time, and charge the rest. Because when I joined furvilla I used a different account, and came to this one. Now my friend owns the other account, but she still has my username.


      DECEMBER 1st :D


    • I'm looking forward to the addition of plushes/decorations/minigames!


    • Minigames would be fun and a great way to make extra FurCash!


    • I can't w8 for the new kids on the black december!!! :D [also I'm happy ye guys ain't doin it like flight rising where there's very few openings to make accounts, altho necessary it's still annoyin]



    • Oh cool, looks like Dein got promoted :D

      Anyways I'm personally looking forward to new players the most (the economy needs it) but am definitely curious about housing and plushs! ^^


    • Neat, pluses sound cool and getting furniture sounds great. I can't wait ^w^


    • Cool. Looking forward to getting more stuff to do on this site. Plush collection could be right down my alley :D


    • Omg so exciting :D


    • BCPhantom
      I'm not coming after you for asking either, I'm sorry if it felt that way. I did attempt to give clarification. The concern is understandable. But for people who follow the rules regularly, this shouldn't be something they have to worry about. We're simply cracking down to weed out troublemakers and allow the website to be much more friendly. There are ways to let new/inexperienced users know that something is against the rules without making it "backseat moderating". But it really depends on the way something is said, and if the person feels that the user is indeed attempting to "backseat mod".

      eridan
      There are a lot of things that we take very seriously here on Furvilla, and a lot of the "simple" things that will cause an infraction can turn very bad if left unchecked. We don't intend to be unreasonable, and I'm here to help be able to steady the system well before we're out of Beta. We have to try new things before we know what works best, and feedback on the system is always welcome at the Support email. We try to fine tune the website in order to get the most of of it to make the site easier for those that do enjoy to do just that without the troublemakers. =)