BRIDGES OF FAITH COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
At Bridges of Faith, one of our top priorities is to provide a safe and welcoming environment to ensure that people can have civil conversations with one another without any personal attacks or hateful language. We also want to ensure the safety of our members, the quality of our server, and the purity of content that is being transmitted through our Discord server and the website. Because of this, we have developed the Bridges of Faith Community Guidelines to establish the 38 rules we have here at Bridges of Faith.
All of the rules are under a category. There are 7 categories, and these are our core values. We organize our rules into these core values so that people understand the purpose and overall goal of the rule and what value we are pushing for when we have such policies. Reading through our basic core values should be enough to understand what we expect from our members; nevertheless, we have formed a thoroughly crafted list of all of the rules here at Bridges of Faith. The Board of Directors legislates these guidelines and decides on what rules to keep and what rules to remove or amend.
If a rule begins with a yellow star*, that indicates that it is a minor offense.
If a rule begins with an orange star*, that indicates that it is a moderate offense.
If a rule begins with a red star*, that indicates that it is a major offense.
If a rule begins with a maroon star*, that indicates that it is a severe offense.
*1.1) Insults or rude behavior will not be tolerated. Please do not directly insult or disrespect an individual.
*1.2) Insensitivity is discouraged. We expect you to be sensitive, understanding, and humble when talking to other people - even if you disagree with them.
*1.3) Defamation is not allowed. Attempting to ruin an individual's reputation for any reason is not okay. If you have a genuine concern or report, please make a support ticket.
*1.4) Harassment is prohibited. Harassment can encompass a lot of different things: including threats, manipulation, targeted profanity, picking on an individual, *sexual harassment, etc..
*1.5) Discriminatory slurs or conduct is prohibited. You should not target, harass, ridicule, or shame an individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliations, nor economic status.
*2.1) Unfruitful conversations are discouraged and can be stopped by a moderator at any time. Conversations that are hateful, full of bigotry, or generally unfruitful are not allowed.
*2.2) Insubstantial conversations are not permitted. This means that conversations or debates must have some type of logical or evidence-based origin. Providing blatantly false facts, promoting harmful ideology, or spreading clear misinformation is not allowed.
*2.3) Profanity is not allowed. This server is not the place for cursing or vulgar language. Any vulgar language/content will be moderated accordingly. Racial or offensive slurs fall under a severe violation according to rule 1.4.
*2.4) Sexual innuendo is not allowed. Any suggestive content, inappropriate noises in voice chat, sexual audio or video, half-naked pictures, shirtless photos, or inappropriate material is prohibited.
*2.5) NSFW content is absolutely prohibited. 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 to the fullest extent.
*3.1) Sketchy or unapproved links are not allowed. Even if you did not intend to do any harm, sending links that are unsafe or otherwise sketchy is not allowed.
*3.2) Personal information is not allowed. Do not share your phone number, address, email, private social media, financial information, security information, or anything otherwise private or personal. The act of asking for or sharing personal information of OTHER people will be punished harshly.
*3.3) Threats are prohibited. Threatening other people about their safety, life, security, account, or well-being, is absolutely prohibited.
*3.4) Dangerous or inappropriate links are prohibited. Sending IP-logging links, unsafe files, or sites with inappropriate content are forbidden.
*3.5) Doxing, similar to the above rule, is forbidden. Intentionally sharing the private information of other individuals, or threatening to do so, will be reported and moderated.
*3.6) Other illegal activity is prohibited and will be moderated and reported accordingly.
*4.1) Unsolicited DMs are not allowed. Please make sure to read the roles each person has regarding DMs, and do not DM someone who you did not get permission from.
*4.2) Deception is not allowed. Do not deceive individuals regarding anything from faith to medicine. Make sure to put research into things before telling someone what they should do.
*4.3) Alternative accounts are not allowed. Lying about having no alts is prohibited, and if you do have one, please make sure to remove it from the server to avoid punishment.
*4.4) False reports or libel are prohibited. Do not report an individual that has done nothing wrong, and do not forge evidence. Making false claims or reports will be moderated. Please see rule 1.2 for the defamation rule.
*4.5) Lying to staff is bannable. Do not lie to staff members in any way whatsoever. We expect you to be honest and truthful.
*4.6) Harmful advice such as unqualified medical advice or suggesting harmful activities is prohibited. We are not professionals and no one should be acting as such, and nobody is ever entitled to encourage dangerous activities that can endanger ones health or life.
*5.1) Spamming is not permitted. This includes sending multiple messages very quickly, repeating yourself many times, randomly pinging people, spamming letters or emojis, spamming images or links, partaking in a "chain," or flooding the chat.
*5.2) Controversial topics should only be discussed in serious discussions either in christianity-chat, or if a debate, debate-center. Controversial topics include the LGBTQ+ community, abortion, politics, Satanism, rape, etc...
*5.3) Trolling is not allowed. Please don't join the server with the purpose to disrupt people around you or cause a ruckus. Fooling around in serious conversations, making jokes when not appropriate, or otherwise acting annoying or disruptive will fall under a violation of this rule.
*5.4) Advertising or self-promotion is not allowed. Do not spam advertise in peoples' DMs or try to promote something of your own here.
*5.5) Role or mass pinging is banned. Pinging many people multiple times in order to spam them, or pinging an entire role is not allowed (unless pinging staff in an emergency).
*5.6) Violence or the act of encouraging violence is prohibited. Do not promote, engage, or encourage in any harmful, illegal, or violent acts.
*5.7) Raiding the server is obviously not allowed and will result in an instant ban. Do not participate or encourage raiding this server or any other servers. Destruction of the server or power abuse falls under a severe violation of this rule.
*6.1) Promoting beliefs contradictory to Christianity is discouraged. While you are allowed to express your beliefs, do not promote or encourage beliefs that go against Christianity.
*6.2) Condemnation or shunning is prohibited. Do not condemn, judge, shun, or damn people no matter what. Follow Luke 6:37. Do not use your faith or the Bible as a weapon.
*6.3) Blasphemy is prohibited. Impure language against Christianity, blatantly attacking other religions, using the Lord's name in vain with the intent to offend or be insulting, or inappropriate language regarding the Lord or other religions is not allowed.
*6.4) Pushing or forcing your beliefs on anyone is forbidden. Do not try and force people to follow what you believe, and certainly don't push them away.
*7.1) Listen to staff and administrators at all times. If someone is being abusive, please make a support ticket. Otherwise, abide to what they say and listen to them at all times.
*7.2) The Service will not be held liable for any incidents or activity that occurs out of our voluntary control. We do our best to moderate, but we cannot always moderate everything ASAP. You agree to not hold us liable and not indemnify us for any losses or incidents that happen out of our control.
*7.3) Follow the Discord Terms of Service at all times. We abide by the Discord TOS and Community Guidelines at all time, and require you to do so as well. See https://discord.com/terms and https://discord.com/guidelines. Remember you must be over 13 to use the service, and we do not allow anyone under that age to access this server.
*7.4) Follow the law at all times. Any illegal activity will be reported and moderated.
*7.5) Do not make loopholes in any of these rules. As detailed as these rules are, we cannot possibly include absolutely everything. It is up to the moderator's discretion to moderate you based on your behavior.
Warning -> 1H Mute -> 12H Mute -> 24H Mute -> 48H Mute -> 3D Ban -> 1W Ban -> INDEF Ban
Warning -> 12H Mute -> 48H Mute -> 1W Ban -> INDEF Ban
12H Mute -> 72H Mute -> 2W Ban -> INDEF Ban
It is up to the mod if they want to give a mute/temp ban before that, depending on severity.
It is ultimately up to the moderator what severity the violation was and what punishment to give.
These punishments are for the Discord server. If any of our Community Guidelines are violated on other parts of the Service, such as this website or our social media, the punishments will be much more harsh.
If you'd like to appeal a punishment, you may go here.