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Canterlot Avenue Rules

Rules established on: 10/31/2017

Rules revised on: 12/5/2017

Rules are subject to change. Users are required to periodically check this page for any revisions made to the rules. Ignorance to the rules is not an excuse to avoid punishment..

Introduction

Welcome, everyone, to Canterlot Avenue!

We hope that your stay here is a pleasant one, and we hope to see you around the site as well. Unfortunately, much like any other place, there are rules and regulations that we must follow, in order to make this place a more enjoyable experience for everyone. These rules are meant to assist users and staff in making sure that our times here are memorable. Please read each section carefully.

 

If you have any questions or concern about any of the guidelines set in place here, please feel free to contact one of our staff members by reaching us through our Staff Page. Of course, keep in mind that rules are subject to change, and every user is responsible for periodically checking this page for any changes.

 

Regardless, hope to see you around!


 

The Coronian Clause

The rules of the website are a reflection of the vision the founder has for their particular site. As such, the founder also has the power to have the final word in any situation, as this is their website, which in turn, what they say becomes the rule.

 

Site & Character Content

The following content/characters are allowed on Canterlot Avenue, including, but not

limited to:

Any creature from the MLP universe, including

 

  • Comic races

  • Popular fan fiction like Fallout Equestria

 

  • Characters/Original Characters from the Furry community

  • Any Human OCs for crossover and the like RP's

  • Equestria Girls Characters/OCs for the purpose of:

    • Lore

    • Roleplay

The following Characters and site contents are not allowed on Canterlot Avenue. This includes but is not limited to

  • MLP/Furry Characters associated with pornographic content

  • NSFW Art & User Contents, including, but not limited to:

    • Profile images

    • Cover Photos

    • Statuses

    • Blogs

    • Videos

    • Marketplace listings

    • Obviously cropped NSFW images

NSFW Content

Staff has the right to reverse search any images that are uploaded onto the site. Any images that may seem SFW, but return as a NSFW content after reverse searching, will be immediately removed, and action shall be taken.

 

If you would like to know if your content is suitable for sharing, please contact a staff member, and they will determine its appropriateness.

 

CA allows you to create events and/or pages of your liking. Pages may contain everything except:

  • Illegal content

  • Drugs

  • Racism (Slurs, Supremacy, and Issues)

  • Political views

  • Past events that are likely to cause drama (i. e.  9/11)

  • Offensive names

  • Religious views

  • Content that mocks disabled individuals

  • NSFW art, comments, statuses.

  • Suggestive content.

The staff of Canterlot Avenue reserves the right to remove violating content, or terminate an event or page that may be violating the guidelines listed above.

 

Canterlot Avenue has the ability to let users create their own custom contests, however, said contests may not have the following content

  • Illegal content

  • Drugs

  • Racism (Slurs, Supremacy, and Issues)

  • Political views

  • Past events that are likely to cause drama (i. e.  9/11)

  • Offensive names

  • Religious views

  • Content that mocks disabled individuals

  • NSFW art, comments, statuses.

  • Suggestive content.

If you have any questions or you are unsure if a contest you wish to create, is suitable for the website, please contact a member of staff, and they will determine the appropriateness of your content. Keep in mind that CA Staff has the right to take down content that may be considered

The following is additional content that it is not allowed. This includes, but not limited to

  • NSFW Birthday Games

    • SFW Birthday games are allowed

  • Plot shots containing genitalia

    • Plot shots that DO NOT contain genitalia are allowed. These images may not have any suggestive looks or cause any type of  sexual responses from other users.

  • Cleavage

  • Large breasts

  • Large butts

  • Any other content that falls under the category of inappropriateness

No content may contain sexual acts. Including, but not limited to:

  • sex/underage sex

  • Slavery

  • Impending

  • Implied, or visual rape

  • Heat

  • Pregnancy fetish

  • Diaper fetish

  • Breeding

  • Bondage

  • Excessive salivation

  • Usage of sexual toys

  • Naked humanized ponies

  • Wing play

  • Horn play

  • Etc.

 

No content may contain violent acts. Including, but not limited to

  • Excessive gore

  • Torture

  • Abuse

  • Mutilation

  • Self-inflicted mutilation

  • Suicide

  • Visible internal organs.

Some blood is permitted providing that it comes from accidents or minor battle wounds.
 

Staff may take down content, without warning, that is believed to be in violation of the rules stated above. If you have content that you are unsure of its appropriateness, please contact a member of staff to determine the appropriateness of the content.

 

Naming Policy

Canterlot Avenue allows the ability to create usernames for your profile, along with Display names. Names must be alphanumeric, which means letters A - Z, and numbers 1 - 9. The following name usage is not allowed, including, but not limited to

  • Names with racial slurs

  • Names associated with degrading, or offensive content

  • Names containing Communism, Nazism, extremist political views, religious beliefs, gender, past events, or sensitive topics. .

  • Names containing symbols of any kind

    • An exception to the rule are names utilizing underscores, quotations and periods, etc.

  • Names with unreadable text

  • Names have to be written in English

  • The use of Alternative “Äŕąbìč” (English letters) is also not allowed

If you have any questions or concerns about these guidelines, please contact an Administrator, or any member of staff for assistance in the case you are unsure of a name you would like to use.

 


 

General Behavior

Everyone is expected to have a good behavior on the website. There are certain types of behavior that are not tolerated or appropriate in Canterlot Avenue. This is including but not limited to:

  • Trolling

  • Mini-Modding

    • This is when a Non-Staff (User) member takes the job of any member of staff to try to enforce the rules, warn or punish users.

Examples of Mini-Modding include, but not limited to:

  • Reprimanding

  • Telling other users what to do

  • Quoting specific rules

  • Telling users what they did wrong

  • Purposely derailing

  • Asking to remove or delete infringing content or trying to invoke authority.

  • Backseat-modding

  • Spamming

  • Intentional drama

  • Harassment

This also applies to roleplaying IC & OOC. In order to avoid misunderstandings, make sure to inform the person you are speaking to what your style is.

 

Arguments that do not include any sort of derogatory insult or threats are not likely to be subject to any disciplinary action.

Having an opinion does not constitute a ban.

 

If you have an issue with another user, please resort to using the “Block User” button, instead of causing a scene on the website. The staff is not responsible of maintaining harmony between users on the site.

  • Insults based on race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, political views are not allowed

  • Disrespecting others beyond that of a civil, and polite discussion

    • This applies to artists who have had their content stolen, and/or modified. Please refer to the Copyright/Plagiarism Policy section for instructions on how to report art theft.

  • Threats towards other users or staff of any kind are not allowed

Users that act or deal in disruptive manners will be dealt with the same as all other offenses. If you are a threat to the peace of the sites or are just simply causing issues for other users, staff or visitors, actions will be taken immediately.

  • Publicly sharing private information on the feed, or with users not involved, is not allowed. Including, but not limited to:

    • Name

    • Email

    • Physical address

Request permission from the person(s) involved in the conversation prior to posting the PMs publicly.

  • Revenge reporting

    • This is the act of reporting non-rule breaking content in order to attain revenge on someone that you may, or may not think reported you.

 

The staff has the right to use this site as do anyone else, as such they have the same protection as users do. For any issues or concerns, you can contact a member of staff at: pr@canterlotavenue.com making sure to label on the email if the issue is for a Moderator or Public Relations.

For issues that have higher priority, you may contact an administrator at: administration@canterlotavenue.com. Taking matters into your own hands will not be tolerated.

  • Attacking staff for any/no reason is not allowed

  • Impersonating Staff, including but not limited to

    • Name

    • Profile

    • The way they speak

This will be handled on a case by case basis, and the punishment may be determined, depending on the staff member handling the case.

 

Encouraging users to engage in rule-breaking behavior. This is not limited to just usage of Canterlot Avenue, but also promoting activities that break rules on other sites, as well such as spamming or raiding.

  • Uploading content which could cause seizures for epileptic users, is not allowed

  • Swearing is allowed, but with moderation

Users who disobey the rules will receive a punishment based on the context of their issue. This is down to the judgment of the moderation staff; these punishments can be one of the following:

  • Verbal Warning

    • This is sent by our staff to try and educate you on what rule was broken, why it is a rule, and what you can do to avoid repeating your mistake. These messages are always meant as an educational tool and are never an official warning.

  • Official Warning

    • This will be sent via the  "Insert bot name here" account, which all our admin systems are linked to. It will explain in a more professional way what you did wrong, why it is wrong, and what you can do to avoid it happening again.

  • Infraction

    • This will be sent via the  "Insert bot name here" account, which all our admin systems are linked to. An infraction is a very severe form of punishment and is just one step away from a ban. Receiving one of these places you in a direct line to your next issue resulting in an account ban.

  • Ban

    • Banning is split into two different types. Account & IP.

      • Account bans are given to accounts that have proven to be serious offenders in their usage of the site, that it warrants their removal.

      • IP bans are given to IP Address that are being used to disrupt the site, and/or avoid bans on accounts, and/or other related offenses.

During the duration of the ban, it is not permitted to create additional accounts. Any accounts created during that time will be permanently banned along with an extension of the punishment on the original. Should the staff feel it's justified, your IP access may also be banned.

 

If for any reason a punishment was made unfairly, you did not agree with it or you felt you wanted more information on said punishment; send an email to pr@canterlotavenue.com

Be sure to include all important information such as the username, the action being committed, and a reason why the account should be reinstated. These appeals will be reviewed by our appeals team.

  • An apology is not an appeal, it can be used in an appeal to help us show that you understand the rule breaches you committed, but it cannot be an appeal.

  • Appeals should also be done both professionally, and calmly. Whilst the staff understand that you may be upset; or angry by a ruling, our staff have the right to deny an appeal should you threaten, attack, or lash out at them.

  • The appeals team do not handle your punishments, and as such are not responsible for the punishment you have been given.

  • Depending on the type of punishment you are appealing, your appeal can be looked at by either the appeals team or by a higher admin of staff.

If at any point in time during work on your appeal you feel you need another viewpoint on the situation, you are free to request one; and another staff member will come, and review your appeal.
 

If you have questions or concerns about the guidelines given above, feel free to reach out to one of the staff members or contact an administrator by sending them a Private Message.
 


 

Copyright/Plagiarism Policy

No content is allowed which may infringe on intellectual property rights of others, or whose source(s) explicitly prohibit distribution on other sites.

Before uploading content that is not yours (including recolors), we ask that you:

  • Confirm that the original artist or copyright holder allows distribution and/or modification of the content

  • Include any credits or links back to the artist or copyright holder of the content

  • Content posted without following these rules is subject to removal


Our official contact accounts can be found at the following addresses:
If you do not have access to either, you may submit a claim via our administration mail, administration@canterlotavenue.com - Including all information that we require.

When dealing with stolen or infringing content, do NOT harass, spam or otherwise attempt to "correct" the user suspected. Doing so will be treated as harassment according to our rules of conduct. Instead, follow the instructions given below to report the content, and allow our staff to handle the situation.

If you are the original artist or copyright holder in accordance with Notice and Notice:

  • Send an email to administration@canterlotavenue.com with the following information:

    • State the claimant's name and address

    • Identify the copyright material that is alleged to have been infringed and the claimant's interest or right with respect to that material

    • Specify the location data (e.g. the web address or Internet address associated with the alleged infringement)

    • Specify the infringement that is alleged; and
      specify the date and time of the alleged infringement.

 

If you are not the original artist or copyright holder, and the owner is unable to report or does not own an account on CA:

  • Contact the original artist or copyright holder, and inform them of the steps that need to be taken in order to submit a notice.
     

 

Forums

Canterlot Avenue has various places to freely socialize and roleplay, and the forums are divided into many sections to choose from; however, much like the general site, they too contain their guidelines. Here are the following guidelines:

  • OOC chats are meant for OOC discussion of the RP

    • Keep chat not relevant to the RP to a minimum

  • Disruption of roleplaying forums by entering without authorization is not allowed

  • The thread creator is responsible for moderation of his/her thread

    • They are also responsible of making sure the members and the content follows the rules of the site

With that said, the moderators and admins are also available in the event that a thread owner requires the assistance of the staff.

  • Global website rules apply to the forums as well.

  • Content in the forums must be relative to the topic of the thread at all times.

If you have questions or concern about these guidelines, please contact a member of staff or administrator for assistance.


 

Roleplay & OOC

You are free to roleplay and socialize in Canterlot Avenue, but here are the following

Guidelines:

  • ERPs with users under the age of 18 is not prohibited, but not encouraged.

    • Staff takes no responsibility for whatever occurs between users on Private Messages, unless the issue is reported.

    • Public ERPs are NOT allowed in any section of the site

    • Leading up to NSFW content in a public RP is prohibited

  • Wall RPs may not contain

    • Racial slurs, both species based and IRL race based.

    • Illegal content

    • Drugs

    • Real Life political views

    • Past events that are likely to cause drama (i. e. 9/11)

    • Offensive names

    • Real religious views

    • Content that mocks disabled individuals

    • Suggestive content

    • Gore, vore or any other type of extreme fetish

    • Excessive amounts of gore or violence

 

  • No spam of OOC content at any time.

    • Excessive posts of OOC content in a short amount of time, typically 1-2 days

  • If you have multiple characters, you must use the “Bio” section of your profile to list all of your roleplaying characters, along with their information

    • Multiple accounts are not allowed at this time.


 

CSS & Bugs

Your cover & CSS are exempt from the general rules in what content can be applied to them, providing that they do not break our rules on mature and NSFW content. As such, you are generally free to customize your profile to a large degree to make it feel more at home for yourself.

There are, however, certain restrictions to what you can do with your CSS.

  • CSS that turns the page in any orientation is not allowed

  • No CSS that hinders the ability to contact a user in any way

  • CSS that removes the ability to add/remove or report a user.

  • CSS that hides or alters the membership of users

  • CSS used to hack or hinder the performance of the website

Keep in mind that the staff reserves the right to remove all CSS from user’s profiles if it is found in violation.

With any website, there’s always the possibility for bugs. Choosing to exploit bugs or vulnerabilities found within the software of the site, is extremely prohibited and punishable.

If you find any exploits that affect the user experience of Canterlot Avenue, please contact a member of the Development team from our staff page, or email us at pr@canterlotavenue.com