If a user believes that a moderator has wrongly warned or kicked them, they are allowed to respectfully voice their concerns in the main chat. Situations like these are usually quickly resolved. If, however, the situation begins to get personal or heated, the user will be asked to immediately voice their concerns in P.M. (Private Message).
To further this, if a user believes a moderator has wrongly banned them, they are allowed to contact them on their message wall. If a moderator has made a clear mistake, the user can expect to be unbanned quickly. However, in cases in which no mistakes have been made and the banned user is attempting to negotiate a shortening of their ban, they must remember to be respectful throughout their defense. If they fail to do so, they will be warned or punished accordingly at moderator discretion.
Do not harass other users.
Public harassment of any kind in the chat will result in an instant ban.
Unfortunately, due to the simplicity of creating a fake screenshot, screenshots of a user's P.M. sent to a moderator will not be accepted as evidence of harassment. Exceptions can occur if the harassing user has admitted to doing so. Users are advised to use the blocking function if they feel another user is harassing them.
Do not use any racial or gender slurs, or any word relating to human genitalia.
Depending on the use of the word, punishment may range from a simple warning for one mention, or an instant-ban for derogatory use.
Do not attempt to evade this rule through the use of censoring, synonyms, or archaic terms.
Do not discuss, make light of, link, or show images of sensitive topics in the chatroom.
This includes, but is not limited to: offensive imagery, sexual intercourse, murder, rape, and suicide. This rule may be infracted in a variety of ways. Punishment may range from a simple warning for a brief mention, to an instant-block for graphic imagery or text.
As this role-play does have some young-adult themes, discussion of death and murders within the context of The Demon's Light is allowed. If, however, you begin to give graphic details, you will be punished accordingly.
The users in this community are not therapists. Individuals suffering from any mental problems seeking help will be advised to P.M. a user they may know, or search for help elsewhere.
Do not spam the chat.
To "spam" the chat may be defined as, but is not limited to: the abuse of emoticons or the /me command, the use of more than twelve letters of capital letters, repeated blank space, the use of more than thirty-five letters of big text, the flooding of the chat by words and/or sentences in rapid succession (sending more than seven lines of text into chat at once or in rapid succession is counted as a "wall of text" and therefore spam), large images, and the repetition of the same phrase excessively (ex: help me). Depending on obvious intentions and severity, a user violating these rules will be punished at moderator discretion.
Do not abuse multiple accounts.
The use of sockpuppets, an alternative account used to evade a ban or block on a main account, is forbidden. Sockpuppets will be given an infinite ban, and the main account's ban will be added onto at moderator discretion.
Users, with the exception of bot accounts used by bureaucrats, administrators, and approved users, are allowed only one account in the chatroom. Depending on past infractions, or if multiple accounts were brought in, such alternate accounts will either be kicked or banned. Unauthorized bots accounts are an exception, and will be banned upon entering chat.
Please try to stick to only one main account.
Users are allowed to change their account every so often, but excessive alt-switching will result in all of your alternate accounts being banned. Further switching will result in the main account being banned as well.
Please accept the opinions of others.
It is inevitable that users will run into other users with differing opinions from themselves. If the user respectfully disagreed with an opinion, remain calm, and do not throw around personal insults. As long as the discussion topic is allowed, a wide variety of topics may be discussed from several viewpoints, including politics.
Do not incite drama.
Please do not try and incite drama by personally attacking a user in the main chat. The user being attacked is advised to not respond. All users participating in the drama will be asked to take the drama to private messages. If all users participating fail to do so, all users will be punished at moderator discretion.
In addition to obvious personal attacks, please do not use snarky "digs" (insulting sarcastic comments that are usually put in small or strike-through text).
Do not feed the trolls.
To "feed" a troll means to: antagonize a user trolling, join the troll in their trolling, provide commentary on the user, commenting on kicks and bans of troll users, or mentioning a troll that is blocked for infinite. Trolls are to be ignored, and any user seen feeding a troll will be punished at moderator discretion.
If a user wishes to stop a troll while no moderators are on or the moderators are away (also known as AFK), the proper response is to ping a moderator or contact one through a Discord DM.
Do not constantly mention and advertise your wiki in the main chat.
Users are freely allowed to post an advertising link to their wiki twice per day.
Please be aware that the linking of chats, of any form (ex: other wiki chats, Discord servers), is forbidden. The purpose of this is to prevent chat-raiding and migration.
Please stay on-topic during role-play discussions.
Due to the importance of the topic, users are asked to stay on-topic to role-play discussions currently happening in the chat. They are advised to take off-topic discussions into P.M., any user failing to listen to warnings to stay on-topic will be punished at moderator discretion.
Please do not godmod.
Godmodding is defined as, but is not limited to: controlling other characters, one-hit kill attacks, immunity to all attacks, and omniscience.
Failure to do so will result in your reply being removed. If the reply is not removed immediately and a story-line is continued based on it, all replies based on the god-modding action may be removed. Continued god-modding will result in a block decided at administrator discretion.
All out of role-play discussion during a role-play is to take place in brackets.
Any form of brackets is acceptable, such as [[ or ((.
Please do not engage in erotic/sexual role-play.
Romance is allowed, but do not engage in erotic/sexual role-play. Failure to do so will result in a removal from the role-play and a block decided at an administrator's discretion.
The Demon's Light role-play series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world that is caught in a struggle between demons and angels. All pages should be set in the timeline of the RP, with no relations to the modern world and modern times.
Please ensure that all pages that you create are entitled correctly, with proper capitalization and spelling.
Unless it is a location page or something similar, please include a minimum of three hundred words, as well as detailed sentences in your page, with all necessary information, such as background, appearance, personality, abilities, and trivia. More can be added on if chosen, but those are needed basics. Any page under three hundred words will be marked as a stub.
No NSFW pages. Any created will be deleted upon discovery and the author will face a month-long block.
When creating an OC character, please begin the page in a personal sandbox until it meets the page qualifications. Any OC page created before the qualifications are met will be moved to the author's sandbox and the original page will be deleted.
Please ensure that your page has correct grammar. This does not mean your page has to be grammatically perfect to fit this guideline, as other users can fix small errors.
Please ensure that your page does not have any copyrighted material.
Creators of pages have authority over their pages. Only grammatical errors and updates regarding things that have happened in the role-play are allowed to be done by anyone. Any other edits, especially major edits, by other users need to have been approved by the creator beforehand, lest they count as vandalism. Administrators and content moderators still have the authority to delete low-quality pages, however.
All pages must follow these guidelines. If a page has been marked as a stub for longer than a week, it will be then marked for deletion. Failure to improve the page will result in the page being deleted. If you are not a content moderator or administrator, you may mark pages as stubs or for deletion to help Staff members.
In order to be eligible to cast a vote on the wiki, you have to have one or more edit, and one week has passed since your first edit.
In order for a proposal to pass, it needs 51% support. In order for a User Rights Request to pass, it needs 67% support.
Proposals and User Rights Requests generally remain open for seven days; however, administrators, assistants, and Discussions moderators are allowed to close these votes early after five days of voting.
When voting on proposals, if you do not include such things as "Support", "Oppose", or "Neutral" when voting, your vote will be counted as invalid and deleted from the post by either an admin or a Discussions Moderator.
Please be aware that you are not allowed to vote for yourself.
You are not allowed to vote for yourself. While you can support proposals you create by casting a vote, you are not allowed to vote for yourself on user right requests and User of the Month votes. If you vote for yourself, the vote will be deleted by either an admin or Discussions Moderator and therefore cast out.
Do not vote more than once.
If you vote more than once on a Discussions post, the vote will be deleted and cast out.
Do not use alts to vote.
If it is discovered that you are voting multiple times using alts, you will be blocked for a week and all your alts will be blocked for infinite.
In order to nominate a user for the User of the Month role, the nominated user must meet all of the qualifications or the nomination will be counted as invalid.
In order for it to be a valid nomination, the nominated user must meet the requirements of not being the previous month's UotM and not having been banned from chat or blocked on the wiki in the current month in which they have been nominated.
Administration Reviews (ARs) are staff reviews that occur biannually, or twice a year. These typically occur on January 10th and July 10th, and last for 2 weeks. In these reviews, you can vote either in favor of keeping the staff members of TDL or vote to demote them, with the options of voting keep, neutral, or oppose. Staff being reviewed can not vote for themselves. It is encouraged to keep the discussion civil and give helpful feedback so staff members can improve. Grudge votes and friend votes will be discounted in the final vote tally. For a user to be demoted, there must be over 67% support in favor of the staff member being demoted.
Being staff does not grant you immunity from the rules.
As a staff member of The Demon's Light Wiki, please remember that your job is the enforcement of the rules on the chatroom, wiki and Discord. Just because your position is higher than a regular user does not make it okay to violate wiki policy.
Remember, you need to set a good example for other users. If another user sees a staff member violating wiki Policy, they may think less of the wiki; or believe it is okay to be defiant themselves.
Do not abuse your power.
In chat, when you kick a user, try to provide an explanation. Do not kick for "laughs" -- the user on the receiving end of the kick may not find it amusing. Remember, a kick is not just for the one user; but rather all present chat members. The same concept applies to wiki blocks.
In addition, do not kick users that requests kicks, as kicks should only be given out for Policy violations.
Be a good role model.
As a The Demon's Light Wiki staff member, you represent the wiki. Be a good role model, and encourage chat conversations. Welcome new users, and help them get started with their membership on the wiki. If a user violates a rule, remain calm and collected as you enforce punishment.
Assuming good faith is highly important as a staff member.
Do not automatically assume new users you have not seen before are sockpuppets. If a user contributes art, do not automatically assume that it was traced. Do not assume a new user is a troll because they may have broke a few guidelines -- new users are learning the rules, and may need to get accustomed to them.
Be willing to enforce rules on your friends.
You may be hesitant to do so at first, but it is your responsibility to ensure rules are enforced on all users. If any user is violating a rule, give them the same punishment you would give to other users; nothing more, nothing less.
Keep in mind, you can lose your position.
Unsatisfactory staff members may lose their positions. If you fail to do a good job at moderating chat, abuse your powers or are inactive for a long time, you may easily lose your powers in a community vote or administration reviews.