Silencing Policy

Discussion in 'FAQ' started by single_city, Nov 29, 2022.

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  1. Below is a list of what we deem silenceable in City Chat. Please note, it's not possible to make a list of everything that could possibly be silenceable, but the rules below should make it clear what is acceptable and what is not.

    To report any violations with screenshots, please submit them HERE.

    Inappropriate Content
    Posting/soliciting obscene, pornographic, excessively violent, harmful, discriminatory or sexually explicit content. This includes using emojis to create inappropriate art or messages.

    Personal Information
    Soliciting or sharing personally identifying information of other players or yourself in a public channel. This information consists of Last Name, Age, Address, Workplace, School, and/or Phone Number. You can post your own first name, age (17+), city, state/region, and country if you so choose, but remember once information is out there it’s hard to control, so make good choices!

    Underage and Soliciting Underage
    17-year olds are allowed to play the game with consent from a parent, but they are not allowed to solicit or engage in inappropriate chat. Any players found to be under 17. will have their accounts silenced and/or disabled. Any player who is < 18 found engaging in any kind of sexual communication will be banned. Anyone attempting to solicit adult communication from any player < 18 will be banned permanently. Any attempt to solicit underage players will result in your account being silenced/disabled.

    Bypassing with Intent to Harass

    Intentionally circumventing our chat filters to post a message aimed at another player for the purpose of harassing them. Normal bypassing/swearing is allowed if it is generalized and not directed at others in a mean/aggressive way. Just because they are your friend, doesn't mean that it's not mean or aggressive, so you may still be silenced even if you are friends with the person you are harassing.

    Posting messages or engaging in actions that discriminate, promote hate, violence, or advocate hatred or discrimination against individuals, groups, races, cultures, or organizations.

    Impersonation & Defamation
    Falsely presenting yourself as a staff member of A Thinking Ape, moderator, or another player. Intentionally promoting defamation against staff members of A Thinking Ape, the moderator team, or another player.

    False Information

    Spreading false information with the intent of misleading other players or disrupting gameplay. This includes public accusations.

    Soliciting or Showing Interest in Illegal Transactions
    Advertising, promoting or soliciting account selling, trading, gifting or sharing is not allowed.

    Encouraging Abuse
    Encouraging other players to post content in violation of our Terms of Use. Intentionally creating a disturbance, flame, or troll.

    Spamming as an Individual or a Group
    Spamming in general is only silenceable if it is done with the intent to disrupt chat negatively or harass others.
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