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 Posted: Mar 5 2015, 04:15 PM
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After much deliberation and after several events lately, as an admin team, we finally came to the decision that since we've expanded a great deal as a community, and are a totally different group of people than the original foundations in AES in terms of attitude, userbase, etc, we need to expand the rules beyond just "pls don't be a dick", at least so we have something to go back to if/when something goes wrong. That being said, here they are.

Skype chat, Discord, the forums, Chatango and kayfabe Twitter are all considered part of the community. All of these rules apply to these places.

1. No burials or meaningless devaluation of character, whether of person or of fictional wrestler character. This includes the prohibition of maliciously booking storylines and whatnot with the intent to sabotage a character, person or even another fed. Doing so may result in your permissions to run a fed on AES being revoked.

2. No racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia. Please no. This has to stop. Jokes and such regarding each have made various people uncomfortable, and it will not be tolerated. Harmless jokes are okay, but please stop the offensive ones, especially if somebody expresses that they are offended, please.

3. No outsider bashing or clique forming. We welcome new members, not only to the Skype group, but to the site, the Twitter, Youtube, Chatango, stream, whatever. We always want more people on board, if they're willing to be a part of the community.

4. No soliciting of pushes/championships. If you want a push, earn it. We're a collaborative effort, not a competition. We're here to create fantastic writing and shows, not to win as many fake fake championships as possible.

5. No group calls during AES shows. Doesn't count for real wrestling. Also, it's not an enforced rule, but keep in mind it's common courtesy to keep the chat centered around the stream that's going on at the moment. Please keep in mind the feelings of the streamer/fed runner, who might be concerned as to why everyone is talking about gorillas instead of a show they spent hours taping and editing for your enjoyment.

6. Respect other members and don't be hostile. If you have a problem with a member, don't wash dirty laundry in public, take it to an admin or to them personally if you have to. You don't have to like everyone, but please show respect to everyone and do not cause any unnecessary drama.

7. In regards to Skype and image sharing, please link to the image. Also, if linking something that might be NSFW, please label it as such when linking it and be courteous to include warnings for content that others may find insensitive or overwhelming. On the forums, if the image is overly large, please use spoiler tags around it so that you do not stretch the page. If you don't know how, just ask.
7a) Regarding image rules in the Skype group, direct images and the new direct webm posting are banned from the group. This is down to the fact that, for some users, these may possibly lag up someone's Skype, as well as bypass settings that block notifications by sending a notification. Additionally, the admins cannot remove any NSFW images or webms if they are posted, which creates its own problem in some cases.

However, a recent issue has been the frankly hostile reactions to the times this rule has been broken and we would also like that to cease immediately. We get it, it's annoying and frustrating for you, but if you cannot calmly remind someone that it is against the rules to post direct images/webms, please do not respond to it.
7b) In addition to the NSFW rules, the AES chat is not a place for you to discuss your sex life, as much as you may wish to. If a couple of you wish to discuss your kinky expeditions, then kindly take it to some kind of private chat. Far too many people are getting uncomfortable at how a few people have taken to discuss their sex lives in details and have complained about this, so please keep it out of the AES chat.

Everyone will start off at zero warning level. One strike, warning. Second strike, 1 week suspension. Third strike, 1 month. After that, gone until further notice.

As always, all of the rules and consequences for not abiding by them are subject to Admin discretion, misunderstandings and such will be forgiven, of course. These rules are not to be in place so everyone will feel restricted by them, but so everyone overall has a more enjoyable experience and there are concrete consequences in place for those who break the rules.

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 Posted: Mar 6 2015, 02:35 PM
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Those rules are carrying over from the old forums, by the way. Taking the transition into consideration, the admins and I have agreed to add a few additional rules regarding the new character account feature:

1. Please limit the character accounts to be made and used to characters likely to have a significant role on screen/in shows - that is, wrestlers, authority figures (ie. J.Q. McMonnemonopobags), and managers/valets with mouthpiece roles (ie. Malik's Darling or Eleonor Bardsley) that are currently active or set to debut or return. What happens to the account if a character is retired in part or in full is to your discretion, but please use it wisely.

2. For the sake of preventing the list of accounts from getting absolutely cluttered, no NPC/minor character accounts are to be made unless, again, they are to soon fall into one of the above categories. For example, I wouldn't make an individual account for Joey Lin (one of Laura Brennan's students who has appeared in promos) until I plan to actually debut him as a wrestler.

3. Journalist/interviewer accounts and vague ARG accounts should only be made and used if they are to further along storylines in promo format. They will be judged against the first and second rules on an individual case basis (ie. the Art promos Kira made to further Katelynn Meyers and Uncorrupted's backstory), so please think and plan carefully should you pursue an angle in this fashion.

4. Character accounts are to be used to post promos, show cards, or even sign-ups, should you wish to keep your identity as a character's handler anonymous. We understand accidents can easily happen, so should you make a post on a character account that was meant to be posted on your primary account, either correct this yourself or please contact a moderator or administrator so we can help you out.

5. The reputation system on character profiles should only be used as a means of offering brief feedback on promos, CAW design, show involvement, and whatnot. If you wish to elaborate more, the feedback thread still exists and you can get in touch with the handler through PM, instant messaging, or Twitter. When leaving a comment in reputation, please use your primary account at all times to do so. To prevent a comment flame war cluttering up rep pages, rep comments made in-character are strictly forbidden; kayfabe Twitter still exists for a reason.
5a) The site-wide rules still apply to rep comments.
5b) Additionally, please do not use the rep system as a means to abuse anyone. We know that this is covered by rule 5a but we felt this deserved to be elaborated. When giving positive or negative rep, please provide a comment on why you are doing so. This way, people can know exactly what they've done right or wrong.

As with the standard rules, any situation that could be interpreted as a rule breach will be individually evaluated by the admins. We sincerely hope that these won't be too restrictive, but can help provide a high-quality, enjoyable AES experience.

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"I came for Punkie and I didn't hesitate." - Niko, 2016
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 Posted: Mar 6 2015, 05:48 PM
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And here are a rule and a guideline over the new "Casino" or "Bookie" feature that we have on the site:

1. If you want your fed on the Casino, then PM me each (public) individual match along with the odds for each option winning the match. You can also add individual questions along with odds for each question as well. An example of this would be something like "Will the AES 24/7 Champion be defended" (if the current champion was not scheduled for a match, that is) with options (and odds) for "Yes and it will change hands", "Yes but it will not change hands", and "No". Again, you need to give odds for every option.

2. If you are a fed head, on the booking team for a fed, or just know the result of the match due to storyline planning, you cannot make a bet on that fed. This one is pretty important, even if nobody really knows that you are booking that fed for a couple of reasons. The first being the fact that if someone knew that you were in the booking team for that fed or could deduce that you are on the booking team for a fed, others might be able to get spoilers on the match result itself. The second being that it affects the Armbar economy.

3. Bets will open sometime before the fed/whenever I or another admin gets around to making the betting stuff. Each match's bets will be closed when the match begins and all payouts will be given when the match ends. So if you wanted to make a bet with the winnings you got from one match, you can do that.

All in all, I love this feature and this is going to be fun.

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 Posted: Mar 8 2015, 06:38 PM
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Courtesy bump to encourage people to read this thread.

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Lance Meszaros | Bob Sagat | Anya Reyes | Baya Hazzard | Cody McNeal
Joey Lin | Laura Brennan | Jacob Cass | Jun Matsuda | Ricky D'Amore
Megumi Sayo | Belleza | Kai Redwood | Jeri Han | Aya Shimada

"i want punker to fuck my wife!!!" - DerryB, 2016
"I came for Punkie and I didn't hesitate." - Niko, 2016
"a psychologist should diagnose my mind and my ass" - Derrick Brizen, 2015
"If I wanted to RP as a human I'd just go outside for a fucking walk." - Phukfaic, 2015
"Laura, you have too much vagina. Go somewhere where your vagina is very needed." - Francis Ugondus, 2015
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 Posted: Apr 13 2015, 12:02 PM
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Re-bumping.

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Lance Meszaros | Bob Sagat | Anya Reyes | Baya Hazzard | Cody McNeal
Joey Lin | Laura Brennan | Jacob Cass | Jun Matsuda | Ricky D'Amore
Megumi Sayo | Belleza | Kai Redwood | Jeri Han | Aya Shimada

"i want punker to fuck my wife!!!" - DerryB, 2016
"I came for Punkie and I didn't hesitate." - Niko, 2016
"a psychologist should diagnose my mind and my ass" - Derrick Brizen, 2015
"If I wanted to RP as a human I'd just go outside for a fucking walk." - Phukfaic, 2015
"Laura, you have too much vagina. Go somewhere where your vagina is very needed." - Francis Ugondus, 2015
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 Posted: May 9 2015, 07:44 PM
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Okay, there have been a couple of cases of parody accounts and straight up personal/character attack accounts popping up on Twitter, so this is a formal request.

Please stop.

It isn't funny, and you're really hurting the feelings of those involved. It's completely over the line and I'm honestly pretty shocked and appalled. Despite what you may think of someone's writing or character design, there's no need to call them out in public like some have been doing, so I'm just going to make a point that if we find out that this happens in the future, there will be serious consequences.

If you're behind said Twitter accounts, please come forward and we shall discuss this, but otherwise, if you know anything, please inform us as we'd like to get the bottom of this.

I consider us as a very tight knit and friendly community that fosters improvement of writing and character, and I think something like this really damages us as a site in image and community and creates a general feeling of hostility and distrust, so please, please refrain from doing this. We're a family, and I'd like to keep it that way, we're all on the same team here.

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