The Kaeska Charter is a set of rules for all citizens to ensure that this forum community is fair and fun for all of its members. By creating an account, you agree that you have read and understood this charter and the Terms of Service. Failure to follow this set of rules could lead to disciplinary action. Kaeska reserves the right to modify, add and/or remove contents of these rules at any time with or without warning.
DISCLAIMER: Depending on the offenses, a member typically receives three chances before a temporary ban is issued. If the member persists upon returning, a lengthier ban will be issued.
- Age Group
Kaeska was created for users of 18 years of age and older. Users between 13 and 17 years of age should have parental permission and users under 13 years of age will not be permitted.
Users who hack or uses mule accounts to acquire currency and/or items in a fraudulent way will be permanently banned.
- Mule Accounts
Mule accounts are extra accounts belonging to the same user. Each user is allowed up to 3 accounts total. 1 main account, 1 roleplay account and 1 charity/vault account.
Same e-mail address can be used for each account.This feature is currently unavalable. You will need additional email accounts for mule accounts.
- Password Security
You should never share your password. Kaeska staff will never ask for your password and if anyone asks for it or claims to be a member of staff, please email email@example.com.
Usernames cannot be of offensive or an innuendo to strong vulgarity, obscene, sexually explicit, racial or religiously offensive language. Since Kaeska is primarily a roleplaying forum, we would prefer if you refrain from using numbers or special characters in your username.
- Artistic Nudity
Artwork or photography in an artistic form is allowed provided that the author includes a 'Mature' tag on the post. Threads that uses artistic nudity should be tagged [M] for Mature.
Using a computer program or auto refreshers to automatically perform actions that is designed for the user to do is prohibited.
Bumping stands for Bring Up My Post and should only be used if your thread falls beyond the second page.
To Bump your topic, you must wait 2 days and a "Bump Topic" link will appear below when you are viewing it. By clicking this, it will bring your topic to the first page. However, you will not see this link when the time allowance has not yet been reached.The striked out feature is currently unavailable for these forums.
Please be sure to follow the Multiple Posting rule.
- Copyright Infringement
Information on the forums should not be plagiarized from other websites. If a user wishes to share the information from another site, they may link to the site. Images on the forums should have a link back to the original artist or writer. If the original owner is unknown, the image or literature is prohibited.
- Deleted/Locked Topics
Topics that have been deleted and/or locked cannot be undone. Duplicate topics can and will be deleted and/or locked by the newest.
Debate threads that have gone rogue may be locked temporarily for the users involved to 'cool down'.
Topics that were locked due to Necro Posting may be unlocked by the original poster contacting a Knight.
- Duplicated Topics
Any topics duplicating an existing topic will be locked. Users may only recreate an existing topic if it has remained inactive for six (6) months and a member of staff locks the existing topic.
- Explicit Pornographic Content
Pornographic materials are not allowed anywhere on the forums or in the private messages to other users. This includes images depicting porn or attempting to cybersex other members.
Literature or roleplaying posts may have a limited innuendo to sexual acts, but full erotica is not allowed.
- External Links
Linking to other avatar-based websites with a referral code is allowed only in the users profile. Placing a referral code and/or link to other sites continuously throughout the forums or the users signature is prohibited. This includes mass private messaging the users. Attempting to encourage users to leave Kaeska for other sites is prohibited.
- Multiple Posting
Users cannot post more than twice in a row in a thread. Posts beyond two in a row will be combined to the latest post.
Exceptions: Approved forums for which the author of the post could take up to 10 posts for 'set-up' includes: Broknae Clubs, Citizen's Bazaar, Quests and Charities, Artistic Exchange, Broknae Island, and Museum of Arts.
- Necro Posting
Old threads that have been inactive for more than 6 months should not be bumped or responded to unless the original poster is still an active user. Our Knights will work diligently to lock old threads. If an old thread has been overlooked, feel free to contact one of our Knights.
- Off-Site Trading
Users cannot offer $USD commissions directly on Kaeska, but is permitted to provide a link to their services (i.e. DeviantART, FurAffinity, etc.) provided they have the option of accepting Kaeska's currencies as well in their shop thread. Users are permitted to offer or request other site items and/or currency for Kaeska items and/or currency provided that the site being traded with has not prohibited this form of off-site trading.
- Primary Language
Kaeska primarily uses the English language. While we do not prohibit foreign language, if the Google Translator (or any type of translator) fails to correctly translate your post, a moderator has the right to send a Private Message to the poster to request translation of the post. If a translator is still unable to be used for the language used, then that language might not be permitted to be used any further.
We want to encourage users to converse with other users, so we ask that you refrain from gibberish posts, chain letters and emote only or one word posts (i.e. "lol", "brb", ":)", etc.)
Exceptions: the Gaming and Literature forums.
- Thread Ownership
Shops, quests and charities can have their own set of rules from the original poster plus the Kaeska Charter. Other forums follow by only the Kaeska Charter and no one else.
Since Kaeska is intended more towards the adult age group, to filter vulgarity is an option. However, harsher language should be used in moderation. Threads that uses vulgarity frequently should be tagged [M] for Mature.
- Post Formatting
- Image Sizes
Images that exceed the size of the forums in the posts must be in the thumbnail format using the BBCode with the link of the image in between [ thumb ] and [ /thumb ] (without the spaces).
This feature is currently unavailable.
- Post Decorations
Users may decorate their posts but not excessively. Posts that are overly decorated will be edited to have the decorations removed.
Signatures should not exceed the width of the page and should not exceed 300 pixels in height unless a spoiler is being used. This is to prevent excessive scrolling.
- Text Colors
Colors that are unreadable will be changed to the default color.
Begging for common and special currency, items, art, etc. in the forums or in private messages is prohibited.
While we do encourage and accept positive or negative feedback from our users, we will not tolerate rude behavior or offensive conduct to our users or staff. However, if a user prefers not to be critiqued, we ask that users honor that request.
Deliberately exploiting any kind of bugs on Kaeska will be an immediate ban.
A user who insults or angrily criticizes other users in private messages or the forums will result in disciplinary actions.
This also includes cyber bullying.
Users who constantly pester or stalk other users against their will in private messages or the forums will result in disciplinary actions.
Users who attempt to private message other users in an attempt to obtain personal information or account passwords will be immediately banned permanently without warning.
Users who attempt to fraudulently obtain items or currency will be immediately banned permanently without warning.
Users who send inflammatory or provocative messages in an attempt to start a flame war will result in disciplinary actions.
- Disciplinary Actions
If you feel as if you have been disciplined or banned wrongfully, then you may appeal the decision by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or a private message to one of the Administrators.
Users who have been warned repeatedly or have done an unforgiveable action can have their account banned or terminated. Bans can be either temporary or permanent and can be appealed.
Moderators have the right to edit, move or delete posts, threads, or the contents within the posts that are clearly in violation of the rules.
Friendly reminders can be issued publicly or privately, but warnings will be issued via private message to the member who is violating the rules. If any member of staff issues you a warning publicly, please contact email@example.com or private message one of the administrators.