WyrmrestAccord.org is a community website dedicated to role-playing, art, and creativity. As such, we allow a wide range of artistic and creative expressions, including expressions which include violence, sexuality, nudity, and strong language. We provide a number of guidelines and tools for posting such expressions in a manner safe for all community members.
The system and standards were created with the following four goals in mind:
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas on how to better meet these goals, you are welcome to provide feedback.
In most cases, excepting egregious or consistent abuses of the system, any mistaken or missing "contains" warnings or "mature" filtering will simply be corrected, with a note that a correction has been made so it is not accidentally reverted. This is done because these guidelines and tools are not intended to punish anyone, only to provide a safe environment to express and create as freely as possible.
Requires "contains" warning:
The sort of expressions outlined in this section are required to be marked by a short warning of the content in the "contains" field, found on forum topics and blog posts. You are recommended to err on the side of caution when using this field, as it allows people to self-select in a detailed manner without completely restricting access. Detail in what to expect is encouraged, so long as it doesn't become the very thing it is trying to warn of. A good example would be: "sexuality: m/f; violence: sword fight with blood, death" or "sexuality; violence: blood, mild self-harm". Try to avoid terms like "NSFW", as these are not very descriptive.
Artistic expressions, in any medium, containing the following should have an appropriate warning:
Requires "mature" filtering:
The sorts of expressions outlined in this section are required to be marked as "mature", by selecting the check box on the forum topic or blog post form. This check box is only visible to be checked if you have consented to viewing works marked as "mature" in your own user profile, and works marked as such will only be visible to others who also have consented to viewing these works.
You are recommended to err on the side of not marked if in serious doubt, as the "mature" filtering does not allow particularly detailed self-selection and severely restricts access. Any works marked as "mature" must also provide a warning in the "contains" field, as detailed above.
Artistic expressions, in any medium, containing the following should be marked as "mature" and have an appropriate warning:
This requirement does not include expressions or examinations of the emotions or reactions resulting from these sort of events, only depictions of the events themselves. Your character may have been exposed to, or suffered, an event that would fall under the above categories, but you are not required to filter the exploration of the results of that event, so long as the emphasis remains on the character's emotions and reactions, not on the event itself. For example, a character suffering post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing a violent, gruesome death is welcome to explore their emotions regarding the event without filtering.
Making use of the "mature" filter imposes the following restrictions on your work's display:
Art gallery exceptions:
For art gallery posts, there is a bit more leeway in intended usage, as art gallery threads often contain massive amounts of artistic and creative content, which may vary significantly from item to item. As a result, please keep the following in mind:
The sorts of expressions detailed in this section are not allowed for reasons of legal liability. This is not negotiable under any circumstances.