Our RulesThe Global Forum Rules can be found in the Info Hub, or via the "Global Forum Rules" link at the bottom of every page. Certain forum sections may also have rules specific to them, which will also be found as stickied threads.
Note that the Global Forum Rules apply everywhere, on both Lake Valor's forum and Discord server alike. If you break the rules on one, you risk being barred from both. Don't worry, though - we want Lake Valor to be a safe, clean, and fun place, so as long as you're considerate and mean well, you shouldn't have much trouble.
If a member ends up breaking a rule, one of three possible offenses will be given: verbal warning, warning point, or ban.
A verbal warning is usually given when a member breaks a rule on accident, and is usually given for first offenses or something similarly minor. A staff member will message you with more information if you receive one.
A warning point is given when the offense committed is more serious, or when a member has been given multiple verbal warnings and the penalty needs to escalate one step. If this happens, a Moderator or Administrator will PM you, explaining everything as above, but will also place a warning point on your account.
Warning points appear on your record, and will have a set expiration date, which depends on the severity of the offense (lighter ones will expire sooner, but more serious ones stay longer). Points from repeat offenses may also have a higher duration.
You can check how many warning points you have on your profile. Warning points are known only to you and the staff.
A ban is when the offense is serious enough (or when multiple warning points have been given) that a member must be banned from Lake Valor. When a member is banned, they cannot access Lake Valor's forum or Discord server at all.
Bans can be either temporary or permanent, depending on the severity of the offense.
If you spot something you think breaks the rules, let one of the staff know about it. On the forums, there is a "Report" button at the bottom of every post; if you think that post breaks a rule, simply report it and the staff will take care of it.
If it happens to be on the Discord server, you can let one of the staff know directly. Either way, once you let the staff know, they will handle it.