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"THE RULES" <--- READ THIS FIRST!
« on: June 23, 2014, 05:50:32 PM »
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  • BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN RAPE FANTASY AND RAPE REALITY. If you are a real rapist who disrespects women, FUCK OFF. The rest of you, treat women with respect at all times. Yes, even during a rape fantasy roleplay, RESPECT BOUNDARIES AND LIMITS. In the Survivors section, you do NOT have the right to get off on people's real-life pain. In short, you can "objectify" women and get off on "rape" only in fantasy.

  • Harassing, threatening or bullying other members (INCLUDING THE MODERATORS), especially doxing/doxxing (posting information which identifies them elsewhere on the Internet or in real life, or otherwise compromising their privacy). If you encounter an abusive moderator, report the abuse to the admin address at the very bottom of this page (under "Contacts"). Moderators are not immune from bans/prosecution. ANY harassment or abuse of the moderators is cause for an immediate, permanent ban, so if you write to complain, be respectful and avoid abuse. (We deal with this shit all day, so you're held to a higher standard when writing to us.) This includes abuse posted on your profile; we reserve the right to remove it. THREATS TO SUE us will earn you an immediate, permanent ban, so if you think you've got a real case, hire an attorney and have them contact us or don't waste our time. We already comply with all lawful requests and don't need legal threats to press compliance.

    WHAT DOES RC CONSIDER TO BE HARASSMENT? Plainly, it's:
    Persisting in a behavior once you've been told to stop. NO MEANS NO!

    MEN:
    * DO NOT ask women to share their real-life sexual assault stories with you. PERIOD. This crosses the line between rape fantasy and rape reality. Occasionally a woman may offer to share her story unsolicited, but otherwise do not ask.
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    * DO NOT beg for nude pics (n00dz) once you've been told NO or attempt to manipulate anyone into giving up nudes "to prove they're not underage". That's bullshit and proves nothing.
    * DO NOT belittle or abuse someone who rejects you. Be polite and and move on.

    WOMEN:
    * DO NOT permit anyone to pressure you into anything. If you've said no once and they persist, REPORT IT to RayPistonprowl or Addie.
  • REVENGE PORN. To guard against harassment via revenge porn, ALL CANDAULISM TYPE PHOTOS (wife pics) MUST BE POSTED IN THE CANDAULISM SUB-FORUM (25 post minimum).
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  • Posting stories you did not write. Be respectful of others' work and post only your own original stories. We'll just delete plagiarized stories and ban plagiarists anyway.
  • Deliberately posting about REAL RAPE outside of the "Non-Fantasy" Discussion section. We divided the Discussion section into "Fantasy" and "Non-Fantasy" for a reason - to avoid triggering real-life victims and pulling rape fantasists out of their fantasies! In the "Fantasy" section, presume people are playing 'in character' and give them ample leeway to fantasise; if the thread veers out of the fantasy realm, QUIETLY report the posts where it starts and a moderator will split the non-fantasy part of the thread and move it into the Non-Fantasy section. As well, do not publically post the names of accused predators. It's a legal liability.
  • Posting abusive "goodbye" posts/threads or spamming unsolicited PMs (Personal Messages) to a crapload of members in hopes of driving them off RC or otherwise shitting on our board. If you don't like RC, you have the right to quietly leave (and don't ask us to delete you unless you have a VERY good reason); you do NOT have to use bandwidth we pay for to shit all over us. Once someone reports a message fitting this description, you lose your right to keep that grievance private. Recipients, just report the PM/post and do not get sucked into their drama.
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  • Abusing other members' trust. If you lie to someone to gain their trust just so you can manipulate them, expect a ban. This includes creating multiple accounts just to fuck with people or cheat in the Story Contest. THIS ALSO INCLUDES SHARING INFORMATION FROM LIMITED AREAS OF THE BOARD WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT EARNED THE RIGHT TO SEE THAT INFORMATION.
With all that said, note that ANY ban on ANY message board can be evaded with relative ease. (Message board operators who fail to tell you this are compromising your safety.) To remain safe, be extremely careful with sharing any private information (including photos)!

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Re: "THE RULES" <--- READ THIS FIRST!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 05:22:09 PM »
Story Forums Etiquette (The Rules)

Readers Do:
•   Fap
•   Rep
•   Rate story threads (stars system)
•   Reply with a comment (no matter the age of the last post)
•   Guests, please join the site if a story “speaks to you” so you may gain the above privileges
•   Writers need your responses to encourage them to continue
•   Report stories that may violate board rules (no under 18, no bestiality)

Readers Do NOT:
•   Hotlink stories from RC on other sites
•   Repost Stories from RC on other sites
•   Writers want to control the distribution of their work and remain aware of where it appears

Authors Do:
•   Use the tag system
•   Place your work in the most appropriate forum (Rape Fantasy, BDSMExtreme)
•   Indicate in the title or body if the story is a serial or has a continuation
•   Fap and Rep great replies
•   Reply politely and (if possible) promptly to reader comments
•   Respondents need encouragement too

Authors Do NOT:
•   Violate board rules by posting under 18 sex or bestiality
•   Hotlink your stories from RC on other sites (we could get accused of traffic leaching)
•   Hotlink your stories from other sites on RC (we do not want to send our traffic to competitors)
•   Delete the story content and leave a blank or garbage post in its place (see below for having your stories removed)
•   Disrupt the story threads of other Authors by promoting your stories in their story threads


Bumping Your Own Story Threads:
This is poor forum etiquette and will not be allowed. Intentional bumps that are not replies to comments will be deleted. This can be applied by Moderators and Admins at any time and is retroactively allowed in case of bumps prior to the date of posting for this thread or even if comments have come after from readers to naturally bump your thread. Repeated violations of this may face additional penalties including removal of the story thread – in which case you lose all Faps, Replies and Ratings. You may only post the story again after 30 days’ time from removal. The only time you should bump your own thread is in response to comments or to place an important notation.

Necro Threads:
Readers are welcomed and encouraged to bump old threads by commenting on the story. Authors may not resurrect their own story threads. It is obviously a violation of the above… Normally necro threads are bad forum etiquette, but in the case of stories it may be considered desirable.

Hotlinking Your Stories Around RC:
You may hotlink to your stories in other threads around RC if doing so is “organic” and fits the discussion or game reply you are making. If it is deemed off topic or is in excessive amounts (as determined by a Moderator or Admin) the post(s) will be removed. You may hotlink from within one story thread to another if there is a demonstrable connection such as a continuation or creative link between plot/character/theme/etc. Again, abusing this privilege may have additional penalties beyond removal of posts and/or links.

Who Owns the Stories:
This is usually very poorly defined on forums. Let’s address this important topic. Authors own their stories. The very act of setting it in form creates rights for that author. By posting it on RapeCage an author grants the website the right to display, ipso facto. This is why we ask that you not ever post the work of another here (No Reprints). If you are not the author you cannot convey the right to display and you are violating the actual copyright holder. By not removing the story, RapeCage acknowledges and exercises its right to display. RapeCage at no time assumes any ownership of stories posted here. RapeCage at no time asserts any right to stories apart from a non-exclusive right to display. The author may display the story elsewhere as they choose. RapeCage accepts the right to display from the author without offering any compensation in return.

Either party, the author or RapeCage, may terminate the right to display at any time. RapeCage reserves the discretionary right to NOT display works when they deem it inadvisable to do so and may remove any works as they see fit without notice, compensation or recourse of the copyright owner. Copyright owners may revoke the right to display at their discretion. RapeCage requires mandatory notice in writing and a 30 day period in which to comply. Requests for story removal from authors should be sent in writing either by the board’s Private Message (PM) system to an Admin of active status or by using the email link appearing at the bottom of every page of this site (rcadmin@roadrunner.com)

RapeCage honors removal request of demonstrably proven infringements via DMCA removal request. A good sample form letter and basic discussion appears here. The request should be emailed to rcadmin@roadrunner.com and must include:
  • a complete and executable link to the location of the infringing material on RapeCage.com
  • a complete and executable link to a location showing the copyright holder’s proof of ownership appearing on another website which predates the first appearance of the material on RapeCage.com
  • a clearly worded request that the material be removed
  • complete and accurate contact information for the copyright holder or their assigned agent
RapeCage.com requires a 30 day time period from notification to investigate the claim of infringement and enact removal if the claim is proven to the satisfaction of the assigned RapeCage.com Administrator.

A summary reporting of DMCA (The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998) rights and responsibilities is here.

Note that the right of display is the only right RapeCage assumes. All other rights, responsibilities and liabilities reside with the copyright holder.

Special Note:
Revocation of right of display is only in case of original creative works. RapeCage may choose to not remove discussion and game posts upon request. Such requests might be considered only under very exacting and extreme circumstances. Posts are the lifeblood of a forum and its means of relevance. Most forums claim ownership of all posts made on the site and RapeCage includes itself among that class. Exception is made only for original creative works as defined and regulated by the DMCA. Please see this thread for more information.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 09:06:12 PM by Red Right Hand »
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Re: "THE RULES" <--- READ THIS FIRST!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 04:07:50 PM »
RolePlay Forums Etiquette (The Rules)

Readers Do:
•   Fap
•   Rep
•   Rate roleplay threads (stars system)
•   Reply with a comment (no matter the age of the last post) only in completed roleplay threads
•   Guests, please join the site if a roleplay “speaks to you” so you may gain the above privileges
•   Writers need your responses to encourage them to continue
•   Report roleplays that may violate board rules (no under 18, no bestiality)

Readers Do NOT:
•   Post comments in ongoing roleplays, posts should only be made by the players until the roleplay is concluded
•   Hotlink roleplays from RC on other sites
•   Repost roleplays from RC on other sites
•   Writers want to control the distribution of their work and remain aware of where it appears

RolePlayers Do:
•   Use the tag system
•   Place your work in the most appropriate forum (One-on-One, Group, Completed)
•   Indicate in the sub-title or OP who the players are
•   Request that completed RPs get moved to the Completed RolePlays forum and open them up to comments
•   Fap and Rep great replies
•   Reply politely and (if possible) promptly to reader comments
•   Respondents need encouragement too

RolePlayers Do NOT:
•   Violate board rules by posting under 18 sex or bestiality
•   Hotlink your roleplays from RC on other sites (we could get accused of traffic leaching)
•   Hotlink your roleplays from other sites on RC (we do not want to send our traffic to competitors)
•   Delete any of your post content and leave a blank or garbage post in its place (see below for having your roleplays removed)
•   Disrupt the roleplay threads of other players by promoting your roleplays in their roleplay threads


Bumping Your Own Completed RolePlay Threads:
This is poor forum etiquette and will not be allowed. Intentional bumps that are not replies to comments will be deleted. This can be applied by Moderators and Admins at any time and is retroactively allowed in case of bumps prior to the date of posting for this thread or even if comments have come after from readers to naturally bump your thread. Repeated violations of this may face additional penalties including removal of the roleplay thread – in which case you lose all Faps, Replies and Ratings. You may only post the roleplay again after 30 days’ time from removal. The only time you should bump your own completed roleplay thread is in response to comments or to place an important notation.

Necro Threads:
Readers are welcomed and encouraged to bump old threads by commenting on the completed roleplay. Players may not resurrect their own completed threads. It is obviously a violation of the above… Normally necro threads are bad forum etiquette, but in the case of completed roleplays it may be considered desirable.

Hotlinking Your RolePlays Around RC:
You may hotlink to your roleplays in other threads around RC if doing so is “organic” and fits the discussion or game reply you are making. If it is deemed off topic or is in excessive amounts (as determined by a Moderator or Admin) the post(s) will be removed. You may hotlink from within one roleplay thread to another if there is a demonstrable connection such as a continuation or creative link between plot/character/theme/etc. Again, abusing this privilege may have additional penalties beyond removal of posts and/or links.

Who Owns the RolePlays:
This is usually very poorly defined on forums. Let’s address this important topic. Authors jointly own their roleplays. The very act of setting it in form creates rights for those authors. By posting it on RapeCage the authors jointly grant the website the right to display, ipso facto. This is why we ask that you not ever post the work of another here (No Reprints). If you are not one of the authors you cannot convey the right to display and you are violating the actual copyright holders. By not removing the roleplay, RapeCage acknowledges and exercises its right to display. RapeCage at no time assumes any ownership of roleplays posted here. RapeCage at no time asserts any right to roleplays apart from a non-exclusive right to display. The authors may display the story elsewhere as they choose. RapeCage accepts the right to display from the authors without offering any compensation in return.

Either party, the authors or RapeCage, may terminate the right to display at any time. RapeCage reserves the discretionary right to NOT display works when they deem it inadvisable to do so and may remove any works as they see fit without notice, compensation or recourse of the copyright owners. Copyright owners may revoke the right to display at their discretion. RapeCage requires mandatory notice in writing from all authors involved in a work and a 30 day period in which to comply. Requests for roleplay removal from authors should be sent in writing either by the board’s Private Message (PM) system to an Admin of active status or by using the email link appearing at the bottom of every page of this site (rcadmin@roadrunner.com)

Disputes about right to display between authors must be settled between those authors. RapeCage.com considers that only one author need transfer a right to display to RapeCage for RapeCage to exercise the right to display. It takes a revocation request, in writing, from all authors jointly for RapeCage to acknowledge it no longer has been granted the right to display.

RapeCage honors removal request of demonstrably proven infringements via DMCA removal request. A good sample form letter and basic discussion appears here. The request should be emailed to rcadmin@roadrunner.com and must include:
  • a complete and executable link to the location of the infringing material on RapeCage.com
  • a complete and executable link to a location showing the copyright holder’s proof of ownership appearing on another website which predates the first appearance of the material on RapeCage.com
  • a clearly worded request that the material be removed
  • complete and accurate contact information for the copyright holder or their assigned agent
RapeCage.com requires a 30 day time period from notification to investigate the claim of infringement and enact removal if the claim is proven to the satisfaction of the assigned RapeCage.com Administrator.

A summary reporting of DMCA (The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998) rights and responsibilities is here.

Note that the right of display is the only right RapeCage assumes. All other rights, responsibilities and liabilities reside with the copyright holder.

Special Note:
Revocation of right of display is only in case of original creative works. RapeCage may choose to not remove discussion and game posts upon request. Such requests might be considered only under very exacting and extreme circumstances. Posts are the lifeblood of a forum and its means of relevance. Most forums claim ownership of all posts made on the site and RapeCage includes itself among that class. Exception is made only for original creative works as defined and regulated by the DMCA. Please see this thread for more information.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 09:06:59 PM by Red Right Hand »
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Re: "THE RULES" <--- READ THIS FIRST!
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 10:40:31 PM »
CHAT ROOM ETIQUETTE

Please be considerate of the Room (generally the Lobby) if your flirting evolves into a full-blown roleplay. It's always safer to take roleplays private, but if the rest of the room doesn't mind, go for it. Just be aware that new people walking in may change that. There are multiple other Rooms specifically for Roleplays that you can always retreat to along with any who want to keep watching.

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Re: "THE RULES" <--- READ THIS FIRST!
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 12:48:55 AM »
CHAT ROOM ETIQUETTE

Please be considerate of the Room (generally the Lobby) if your flirting evolves into a full-blown roleplay. It's always safer to take roleplays private, but if the rest of the room doesn't mind, go for it. Just be aware that new people walking in may change that. There are multiple other Rooms specifically for Roleplays that you can always retreat to along with any who want to keep watching.

@Addie I agree consideration is a key element along with realizing where you are at.

Note that the following is just my general impression and these are not codified rules until an Admin says so.  :P

FWIW, I had always understood it to be that...
  • If there are no others in a general room except the RPers, they could proceed
  • Anyone entering mid-RP should be free to watch or leave and should not interrupt even to try and join in the RP
  • General rooms by and large should not host long RP sessions and if it is too involved it should be moved elsewhere (a private room or messenger service)
  • The limit on what is an acceptable time to RP in a general room is flexible and some discretionary thought should be used (it may depend on traffic volume and time of day for instance)
  • If others are already in a general room and chatting, it is very poor form to start an RP - especially if private rooms are available
  • RP in a general room may be considered a performance or public entertainment, but one should not aspire to be a "star" and use general rooms as their "stage"

Short "performances" in a general room that unregistered guests may view can be considered a "draw" and an enticement to joining a site and that is why they get sanctioned to some reasonable degree... Likewise, newer members might feel more participatory in a general room with the feeling that others are "near" to provide "safety."
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