What is Discord?
Discord is a proprietary freeware VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for video gaming communities, that specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in web browsers.
The Discord client can be found on the Discord web site: https://discordapp.com Discord can also be launched from a web browser, and the Odamex discord can be accessed here: https://discord.gg/npkY78v
What are the rules of the Odamex Discord?
For any basic service provided by anyone, some rules must be followed, and these are the ones for the Odamex Discord. Some of the more obvious rules are as follows:
- Spamming will not be tolerated, such as posting huge loads of text into the channel. We have a pastebin for that.
- Racism, hate, threats, harassment and even just calling people names and/or being derogatory will not be tolerated.
- Discussions about (selling) drugs
- Trading/linking warez and/or warez sites
- Linking porn sites (including pay sites) and/or disturbing/disgusting images (eg NSFW) is not tolerated.
- Topics such as bestiality, rape, incest, dd comix (and all remakes/parodies/derivatives) and pedophilia are obviously prohibited
In addition, there are a few more rules that are a little less obvious, but just as important:
- Venting on something. Please, do it somewhere else.
- Source port wars, including "Odamex is better than port X" or vice versa.
- Dropping lines such as "Odamex does not work" or "Odamex crashes" and then not telling us WHY it does what it shouldn't, comments like these will just be discarded by devs or other staff members by default.
- Rambling on in the channel while intoxicated under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Please do not force us to babysit you.
- Details of cheating or hacking methods in Odamex. If you have found a way to cheat or exploit in Odamex, please report it on the bug tracker.
- Clan related activity should be moved to an appropriate channel/network
These rules will be enforced and can change (we'll usually make an announcement to such), so please be aware.
What happens if a rule is broken?
As a general follow-up to rules, some consequences must be put in place if one breaks the rules. Here is a small list of what consequences exist, which will be put in order upon breach of the rules:
- A warning.
- A second warning.
- Temporary short ban
- Permanent / elongated ban
Why so many rules?
They only look that way on paper. In reality, if you are a well behaved community member, you will rarely run into problems. In a nutshell, please just be a good Discord citizen, we honestly do not want to take action against anyone causing trouble. The best thing you can do is help us, to keep the community strong and keep such trouble-makers out of it.