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BRIDGES OF FAITH

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

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1A | INCIVILITY

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MINOR OFFENSE

Incivility is frowned upon. Attack the argument, not the person. If insults or personal attacks start getting in the way, you may be moderated. EXAMPLES: I. Using insults or vulgar language towards another member; II. Name-calling somebody when they have requested you to stop; III. Repeatedly posting or reacting with emojis or GIFs (such as the clown emoji) in response to a serious conversation with the intent to annoy or irritate the other individual; IV. Gaslighting other members; V. Starting up or engaging in personal arguments.

1B | HARASSMENT

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MAJOR OFFENSE

Using any form of verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual means to intimidate, pressure, mock, hassle, belittle, or berate another member of the server will be met with stern consequences. EXAMPLES: I. Attempting to intimidate another individual; II. Inappropriately pressuring or coercing another member; III. Mocking another individual in a way that causes emotional distress; IV. Using severe, repeated insults or attacks against another member; V. Repeatedly instigating personal arguments; VI. Severe gaslighting or otherwise attempting to get another member to respond angrily; VII. Belittling or berating another member.

1C | DISCRIMINATION

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MAJOR OFFENSE

Do not target, shame, ridicule, or otherwise discriminate against somebody on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, disability, serious illness, national origin, religion, or other protected attributes. EXAMPLES: I. Using discriminatory slurs in a way that is discriminatory or derogatory; II. Posting content that attempts to bash or shame all members of a certain protected group; III. Posting unproductive content or memes that are intended to harm or instigate members of a certain protected group; IV. Calling for the exclusion or segregation of a protected group; V. Calling for, encouraging, soliciting, inciting, or otherwise endorsing hatred or violence against a protected group; VI. Shaming or bashing another individual for a protected characteristic; VII. Sharing harmful or negative stereotypes for a protected group; VIII. Attempting to exclude or ostracize other members on the basis of a protected characteristic.

1D | DEFAMATION

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Attempting to tarnish or ruin an individual's reputation by spreading false rumors or statements about them is absolutely prohibited. Do not engage in behavior that is defamatory. EXAMPLES: I. Insinuating that a certain member did something harmful, illegal, or otherwise against the rules without explicitly mentioning their name; II. Publicly questioning somebody in a way that attempts to interrogate them or otherwise accuse them of wrongdoing; III. Slandering or trash-talking another member; IV. Slandering or trash-talking a server/member that is outside of the server; V. Publicly accusing another member of committing a crime, breaking the law, or otherwise being or partaking in something egregious; VI. Fabricating screenshots or evidence in a way to make another person look bad; VII. Unreasonably twisting an individual's words into something egregious.

1E | ABUSE

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Threatening, blackmailing, coercing, or otherwise using aggression and hostility to harm or put fear into another individual is absolutely prohibited. Such actions may be illegal, and if so, we will immediately report them to law enforcement. EXAMPLES: I. Threatening the life, health, safety, or security of another member; II. Coercing another individual to do something harmful, illegal, or otherwise wrong; III. Blackmailing another member; IV. Severe harassment or any form of sexual harassment.

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2A | FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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MINOR OFFENSE

Foreign language is not permitted outside of the designated channels. We are only able to moderate English. Using another language for academic or citational purposes is permitted so long as it does not turn into a discussion using such language. There are designated channels for international members that have moderators who are fluent in such language. You may talk in the designated language there. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Sending audio clips or irrelevant videos that contain audio of a foreign language; II. Speaking to another member in the server using another language; III. Having a nickname that starts with letters that are not in the English alphabet; IV. Speaking a different language other than the designated language in one of the international chats.

2B | DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR

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MINOR OFFENSE

Avoid disrupting the civilized and proper flow of the server. Please refrain from spamming, engaging in excessive trolling, disrupting conversations, acting immature in serious discussions, or using the improper channels. EXAMPLES: I. Spamming letters, messages, emojis, or stickers in chat; II. Repeating the same message more than two times; III. Adding irrelevant, excessive, and/or annoying reactions to messages; IV. Spamming reactions on messages; V. Excessive trolling or annoying others; VI. Using the incorrect channel (such as talking about politics in #general); VII. Giving yourself roles that do not align with your beliefs, or otherwise obtaining contradictory roles.

2C | SELF-PROMOTION

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MAJOR OFFENSE

Self-promotion is prohibited. Promoting your own content or server without permission is prohibited. This includes sending invite links or otherwise directing people to another server. DM advertising is banned under RULE 2D.

2D | MASS-SPAMMING

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Mass-spamming is prohibited and will result in an immediate ban. This includes mass-mentioning, spam-pinging roles or users, major spam, mass DMing other members, DM adveritsing, or using bots to send messages. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Pinging everyone/here or a major role without any reason; II. Spam pinging a large amount of members; III. Mass-spamming images or links; IV. Mass-spamming the direct messages of numerous other members; V. Using bots or other applications to disrupt or spam the server; VI. Advertising within the DMs of other members; VII. Giving yourself every single role; VIII. Deleting too many messages at the same time.

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3A | SEVERE PROFANITY

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MODERATE OFFENSE

Any form of sexual innuendo, targeted vulgar language, or derogatory slurs is prohibited. Swearing is allowed, but using it in a context to insult, berate, or harass somebody else is prohibited. Regardless of context, sexual innuendo and derogatory slurs are always prohibited EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Using vulgar language to insult or berate another member; II. Acting inappropriate in a sexual or vulgar way in voice or text chat; III. Posting a derogatory slur; IV. Repeatedly using vulgar or profane language; V. Making inappropriate noises or playing inappropriate audio in voice chat; VI. Using derogatory or offensive slurs (but not with the intent to discriminate or harass).

3B | INAPPROPRIATE PROFILES

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MAJOR OFFENSE

Violating any of our major/severe offense rules or the Discord Terms of Service within your profile (including PFP, nickname, username, bio, status, and connections) is prohibited and you may be asked to change it. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Inappropriate custom status; II. Inappropriate user/server bio; III. Inappropriate username, display name, or nickname; IV. Inappropriate links on profile or status; V. Inappropriate account names or account pages connected to profile; VI. Inappropriate profile picture; VII. Inappropriate profile banner.

3C | INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT

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MAJOR OFFENSE

Inappropriate content includes text, behavior, or media that is moderately violent, gorey, or sexual, but is not necessarily NSFW. Inappropriate content is not permitted, and all content should be PG-13 at the most. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Posting a video that contains inappropriate audio or insinuations; II. Significant sexual innuendo or comments; III. Posting a cartoon image that is sexual or inappropriate; IV. Sending non-NSFW inappropriate videos; V. Posting photos or videos that have excessive blood or violence; VI. Posting media that contains spiders, insects, snakes, or other commmonly scary media with the intent to scare or intimidate another individual; VII. Posting content that is otherwise not family-friendly, but is also not NSFW. EXCEPTIONS: Documentary or educational media that covers topics of war, medicine, science, history, or world happenings may be granted some leniency, but excessive gore or pornography is always prohibited.

3D | NSFW CONTENT

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SEVERE OFFENSE

This server is not the place for pornography, gore, sexual content, nudity, extreme violence, or otherwise vile/disgusting material. Any obscene or offensive material will be deleted and moderated. Any unlawful content will be punished under RULE 7C. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Pornography of any kind; II. Posting videos or images of gore (such as murder scenes or decapitated bodies); III. Posting videos or photos of real-life violence intended to shock or disturb others; IV. Posting videos or photos of real murders or violent crimes; V. Nudity or exposed genitalia; VI. Photos or videos of sexual objects/fluids or other sexual references.

3E | BANNED IDEOLOGIES

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Banned ideologies are forms of association or belief that we don't permit within this server. Associating with, partaking in, tolerating, promoting, or condoning any extremist, terroristic, illegal, or abhorrent ideologies or actions is prohibited. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. The following examples are ideologies or actions that may not be promoted, encouraged, endorsed, or partaken in: Nazism, neo-Nazism, anti-semitism, racism, racial supremacy, terrorism, abuse or assault, slavery, murder, rape, child exploitation, child sex abuse material, adult-child sexual relationships, immediate family incest, imbalanced authority incest, grooming, pedophilia, zoophilia, violent religious extremism, genocide denial, mass-atrocity or terrorist attack misinformation, or the extermination or segregation of certain populations (aka support of genocide). RELATED CASES: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E6dbK05ZgPqolL0ZrB-n8unjvMwAI7xeoEyQwhIK27Q/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vc1WJt-T_Swp7XCsqywreYST9OuKySmrqhqD_l7M2PM/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pk1kk66tF_knM9CI3dbRhuLO23tIjNE9iZuSjV8Qyzk/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hddbXDvHE19_VMGpTUPrHNLoAaspFL2M80ishVae3xU/edit?usp=sharing

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4A | VIOLENCE

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MAJOR OFFENSE

Engaging in, promoting, condoning, glorifying, or inciting undue violence against an individual or a group of people is absolutely prohibited. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Calling for the corporal or violent punishment of people for being homosexual; II. Glorifying or celebrating casualties or violence; III. Engaging in behavior that encourages harm and violence against a protected group.

4B | PERSONAL INFORMATION

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MAJOR OFFENSE

Sharing or disclosing your own personal or sensitive information is prohibited. Do not share your phone number, personal email, address, passwords, precise location, family, security information, or financial information. See RULE 4C for information about sharing or exposing the personal information of OTHERS. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Sharing a photo of yourself or family that can easily identify who you are and where you are located; II. Sharing the street you live on; III. Having a social media connection on your Discord profile that connects to an account that exposes your precise location and other sensitive information; IV. Posting a screenshot that includes sensitive information; V. Sharing your IP-address; VI. Sharing your account password; VII. Pretending to share personal information of yourself, whether real or fake, unless explicitly clear that you are joking.

4C | DANGEROUS ADVICE

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Any attempt to recommend harmful activities, whether intentional or unintentional, is prohibited. Never encourage anybody to perform activities that can endanger their health or lives. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Unqualified medical advice such as recommending or encouraging the use of drugs, medications, or procedures; II. Encouraging or promoting dangerous and very risky activities; III. Encouraging or promoting self-harm or suicide; IV. Spreading blatant misinformation that can lead to the harm or death of other individuals.

4D | DOXING

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SEVERE OFFENSE

The act or threats of searching for, sharing, exposing, or publishing private or identifying information about another person will result in an immediate ban, deletion of such content, and a report to law enforcement and Discord. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Sharing or posting the personal information (i.e. address) of another member; II. Publicly bringing attention to a place where a member has unintentionally exposed sensitive information for everyone to see; III. Pressuring or asking another individual for sensitive information; IV. Sharing or leaking the IP address or other security information of a member; V. Blackmailing or threatening another member with the threat of doxing them; VI. Threatening to "swat" or harm another individual using their location; VII. Posting images of other members without their consent.

4E | CHILD ENDANGERMENT

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SEVERE OFFENSE

At Bridges of Faith, we have a strict Child Safety Policy. Children at or over the age of 13 are permitted at Bridges of Faith, but members 13-18 are protected under this policy to ensure the safety and well-being of minors. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Any form of child sexual abuse material will result in a permanent ban and a report to authorities; II. Sexual innuendo, comments, or jokes about, around, or directed towards minors is prohibited. Sexual innuendo in general is banned per RULE 3A, yet will be punished harshly if about, around, or directed towards minors. This applies regardless of knowledge of the age of the minor; III. Online dating involving underage teens is prohibited within the server or the messages of any of our members. Sexual or romantic relations in general are not permitted to originate from this server, and if they do, both parties will be banned if either one or both of them is a minor; IV. Asking for, talking about, hinting, or exchanging explicit or sexual content or text with a minor, even if both parties are minors, will result in a permanent ban and a report to law enforcement; V. Sharing personal or sensitive information of yourself as a minor is susceptible to harsher moderation; VI. Sharing the personal or sensitive information of another minor (DOXING) will result in a permanent ban and report to law enforcement; VII. Users under the age of 18 are not permitted to share any photos of themselves, share any personal social media links, or expose their full names; VIII. Minors under the age of 16 are prohibited from disclosing their age unless asked to do so in a private moderation ticket. IX. You must be 13+ to have a Discord account and be a member of the server; X. The promotion or toleration of any form of child abuse is a banned ideology; XI. Any attempt to normalize, promote, tolerate, condone, minimize, or otherwise support child abuse or exploitation will result in a permanent ban and report. Furthermore, we do not tolerate language such as "minor attracted persons" or "MAPs" that attempt to normalize or destigmatize pedophiles; XII. Failure to report any violations of this policy that you have witnessed will be susceptible to moderation.

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5A | SUSPICIOUS LINKS

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MODERATE OFFENSE

Posting links that have no relevance and/or links that are not from a trusted source or known site is prohibited. This applies even if the site is not necessarily dangerous.

5B | UNSOLICITED DMS

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MODERATE OFFENSE

Do not DM somebody without consent or proper reason to do so. Most of our rules, specifically the major and severe offenses, apply to direct messages as well.

5C | FLAGGED ACCOUNTS

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MAJOR OFFENSE

Flagged accounts are user accounts suspected of being an alternative, spam, or other illegitimate account. These types of accounts are prohibited and may result in a ban or investigation. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Accounts that are less than one week old; II. New accounts that have no connections; III. Accounts that immediately start misbehaving upon joining; IV. Accounts that act as a bot; V. Accounts that are suspicious

5D | RAIDING

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Do not participate in or encourage the raiding, destruction, vandalism, disturbance, or abuse of this server or any other servers. Abusing or vandalizing the server will be considered a severe violation of this rule. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. A group of more than 2 people coordinating a disturbance within the server; II. An individual plotting, condoning, partaking in, or endorsing a raid on this server or another server; III. Severe abuse of moderation or admin powers; IV. Joining the server and proceeding to violate the rules right away; V. Causing a significant disturbance or destruction to the server.

5E | DANGEROUS LINKS

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Sending links to illegal sites/content, unsafe files, IP-loggers, hacking sites, or other unsafe content will result in an immediate ban and report to Discord and, if applicable, the proper authorities. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Links or files that compromise the security of an individual's device; II. IP-logging links or files; III. Password-grabbing links or files; IV. Illegal or unsafe sites.

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6A | INSUBSTANTIAL ARGUMENTS

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MINOR OFFENSE

Arguments that contain the repetitive use of fallicies, unreliable sources, or misinformation is strongly discouraged and may be moderated if done extensively. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Repetitive use of fallacies as described on https://fallacydetected.com; II. Making claims and failing to provide any sources or proof; III. Spreading blatant misinformation; IV. Posting or providing unreliable sources.

6B | FILTER BYPASSING

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MAJOR OFFENSE

The act of or attempt of deceiving automated filters to bypass severe profanity or other restricted content is prohibited. Do not bypass or attempt to deceive our moderation filters. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Using different characters or irregular text to bypass inappropriate language; II. Adding different characters inside of a word to prevent the filter from moderating it; III. Posting banned words inside of an image or file; IV. Using any means to find loopholes around our automated filters.

6C | FALSE REPORTS

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MAJOR OFFENSE

False reports are prohibited. Do not deceive moderators or otherwise frame somebody for doing something wrong when they did not do anything. Do not make any false claims or provide fake evidence. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Forgery of evidence (including photoshopping); II. Making a report or accusation without any proof; III. Intentionally deceiving moderators; IV. Providing evidence that excludes important context.

6D | EVADING MODERATION

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SEVERE OFFENSE

The act or attempt of evading or bypassing actions taken on you by moderators is prohibited. Attempting to bypass a detainment or ban will result in a permanent ban and a report to Discord. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS: I. Using alternative accounts to bypass a mod action; II. Finding glitches or bugs to engage within the server during a detainment or ban; III. Leaving the server and rejoining during an active detainment.

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7A | DISOBEYING STAFF

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MODERATE OFFENSE

Please abide by the instructions a staff member gives you. If a staff member asks you to stop doing something, stop doing it. If a staff member is being abusive, please report it to a higher rank immediately.

7B | VIOLATING DISCORD POLICY

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SEVERE OFFENSE

We abide by the Discord Terms of Service and Discord Community Guidelines at all times, and we require you to do so as well. Remember, you must be over 13 to use Discord!

7C | ILLEGAL CONDUCT

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Partaking in, encouraging, promoting, endorsing, or engaging in illegal activity is severely prohibited and will result in a direct notification of law enforcement and a lifelong ban from the server. This server is based in the United States, and therefore US federal laws apply to all members. State laws also apply, including similar legislation that applies to the majority of states. Due to Discord being based in California, California laws also apply. Furthermore, we report and encourage you to report any child abuse/pornography to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Report any unlawful activity to the FBI Tip-Line if there is criminal activity going on. Call 911 immediately if there is an imminent danger or threat.

7D | LOOPHOLES

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SEVERE OFFENSE

Trying to find a way around the rules or attempting to take them out of context is prohibited. As detailed as these rules are, we cannot possibly include absolutely everything. In the end, it is up to staff to determine if and what actions are needed.

CODE OF OFFENSES

The following code of offenses showcase the recommended order of punishments based on the severity of certain offenses. These align with the shield shown next to each of the above rules. Please be advised that, ultimately, the punishment to issue is up to the moderator's discretion.

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CONCLUSION

Your initial rule screening and continued membership within the server shows your agreement to all of our rules and guidelines. Please note that the majority of these rules additionally apply to forums or other means of communication via this website as well.

AMENDMENTS

You agree and understand that rules may be amended at any time. We will notify everyone of major changes, but it is ultimately your responsibility to stay updated on and understand the current rules.

EXTERNAL APPLICATION OF RULES 
Some rules also apply to direct messages or external means of communication. Almost all of our major and severe violations that happen outside of the server still may result in you being moderated.
 

MODERATOR DISCRETION
Moderators have ultimate discretion (so long as it is reasonable) over what punishments to issue based on the severity and circumstance of behavior.

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