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BRIDGES OF FAITH

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Last updated April 21, 2024.

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MINOR OFFENSE

1A | INCIVILITY

Incivility is frowned upon. Attack the argument, not the person. If insults or personal attacks start getting in the way, you may be moderated. 

Click here to read more about our Incivility Policy.

1B | HARASSMENT

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.

Click here to read more about our Harassment Policy.

1C | DISCRIMINATION

Do not target, shame, ridicule, or otherwise discriminate against somebody on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, serious illness, national origin, religion, or other protected attributes.

Click here to read more about our Discrimination Policy.

1D | DEFAMATION

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.

Click here to read more about our Defamation Policy.

1E | ABUSE

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.

Click here to read more about our Abuse Policy.

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2A | FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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.

2B | DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR

Avoid disrupting the civilized and proper flow of the server. Please refrain from spamming, trolling, disrupting conversations, acting immature in serious discussions, or using the improper channels.

Click here to read more about our Disruptive Behavior Policy.

2C | PROSELYTIZATION

Proselytization is the attempt to convert another individual(s) from or to a religion or sect. This can involve bashing a religion in its specific channel, trying to convince  someone to leave their religion, and/or urging someone to join their religion. Proselytization is restricted to the #consensual-proselytization channel.

Click here to read more about our Proselytization Policy.

2D | SELF-PROMOTION

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.

Click here to read more about our Self-Promotion Policy.

2E | MASS-SPAMMING

Mass-spamming is prohibited and will result in an immediate ban. This includes mass-mentioning, spam-pinging roles or users, major spam, mass messaging other members, DM advertising, or using bots to send messages.

Click here to read more about our Mass-Spamming Policy.

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3A | PROFANITY

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.

Click here to read more about our Profanity Policy.

3B | INAPPROPRIATE PROFILES

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.

Click here to read more about our Inappropriate Profiles Policy.

3C | INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT

Inappropriate content includes text, behavior, or media that is moderately violent, gory, or sexual, but is not necessarily NSFW. Inappropriate content is not permitted, and all content should be PG-13 at the most.

Click here to read more about our Inappropriate Content Policy.

3D | NSFW CONTENT

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.

Click here to read more about our NSFW Content Policy.

3E | BANNED IDEOLOGIES

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.

Click here to read more about our Banned Ideologies Policy.

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4A | VIOLENCE

Engaging in, promoting, condoning, glorifying, or inciting undue violence against an individual or a group of people is absolutely prohibited.

Click here to read more about our Violence Policy.

4B | PERSONAL INFORMATION

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.

Click here to read more about our Personal Information Policy.

4C | DANGEROUS ADVICE

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.

Click here to read more about our Dangerous Advice Policy.

4D | DOXING

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.

Click here to read more about our Doxing Policy.

4E | CHILD ENDANGERMENT 

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.

Click here to read more about our Child Safety Policy.

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5A | SUSPICIOUS LINKS

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

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

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.

Click here to read more about our Flagged Accounts Policy.

5D | RAIDING

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.

Click here to read more about our Raiding Policy.

5E | DANGEROUS LINKS

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.

Click here to read more about our Dangerous Links Policy.

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6A | INSUBSTANTIAL ARGUMENTS

Arguments that contain the repetitive use of fallacies, unreliable sources, or misinformation is strongly discouraged and may be moderated if done extensively.

Click here to read more about our Insubstantial Arguments Policy.

6B | FILTER BYPASSING

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.

Click here to read more about our Filter Bypassing Policy.

6C | FALSE REPORTS

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.

Click here to read more about our False Reports Policy.

6D | EVADING MODERATION

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.

Click here to read more about our Evading Moderation Policy.

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7A | DISOBEYING STAFF

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

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

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.

Click here to read more about our Illegal Conduct Policy.

7D | LOOPHOLES

Trying to find a way around the rules or attempting to take them out of context is prohibited. As detailed as these rules are, it is impossible to include 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. Each of the rules above are highlighted in yellow, orange, pale red, or dark red - matching with which severity it is. 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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