Community Standards

 

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THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN ADAPTED TO TANGLE GRID FROM THE SECOND LIFE COMMUNITY STANDARDS DOCUMENT.


We hope you'll have a richly rewarding experience, filled with creativity, self expression and fun.

The goals of the Community Standards are simple: treat each other with respect and without harassment, adhere to local standards as indicated by simulator ratings, and refrain from any hate activity which slurs a real-world individual or real-world community. Behavioral Guidelines - The 'Big Six'

Within TanGLe Grid, we want to support Residents in shaping their specific experiences and making their own choices.

The Community Standards sets out six behaviors, the 'Big Six', that will result in suspension or, with repeated violations, expulsion from the TanGLe Grid Community.

All TanGLe Grid Community Standards apply to all areas of TanGLe Grid, the TanGLe Grid Forums, and the TanGLe Grid Website.

INTOLERANCE
Combating intolerance is a cornerstone of TanGLe Grid's Community Standards. Actions that marginalize, belittle, or defame individuals or groups inhibit the satisfying exchange of ideas and diminish the TanGLe Grid community as a whole. The use of derogatory or demeaning language or images in reference to another Resident's race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is never allowed in TanGLe Grid.

HARASSMENT
Given the myriad capabilities of TanGLe Grid, harassment can take many forms. Communicating or behaving in a manner which is offensively coarse, intimidating or threatening, constitutes unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or is otherwise likely to cause annoyance or alarm is Harassment.

ASSAULT
Most areas in TanGLe Grid are identified as Safe. Assault in TanGLe Grid means: shooting, pushing, or shoving another Resident in a Safe Area (see Global Standards below); creating or using scripted objects which singularly or persistently target another Resident in a manner which prevents their enjoyment of TanGLe Grid.

DISCLOSURE
Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their TanGLe Grid experience. Sharing personal information about your fellow Residents without their consent -- including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, alternate account names, and real-world location beyond what is provided by them in their Resident profile -- is not allowed. Remotely monitoring conversations in TanGLe Grid, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without the participants' consent are all prohibited.

ADULT REGIONS, GROUPS, AND LISTINGS
TanGLe Grid is a mixed community, and "Adult" content, activity and communication are not permitted on the TanGLe Grid "mainland." Such material is permitted on private regions. In either case, any Adult content, activity, or communication, that falls under our Adult Maturity Definition must be on regions designated as "Adult," and will be filtered from non-verified accounts. Other regions may be designated as either "Moderate" or "General." For more information on how to designate land, events, groups, and classified listings, please carefully read the "Maturity Definitions."

DISTURBING THE PEACE
Every Resident has a right to live their TanGLe Grid. Disrupting scheduled events, repeated transmission of undesired advertising content, the use of repetitive sounds, following or self-spawning items, or other objects that intentionally slow server performance or inhibit another Resident's ability to enjoy TanGLe Grid are examples of Disturbing the Peace.

POLICIES AND POLICING

GLOBAL STANDARDS, LOCAL RATINGS
All areas of TanGLe Grid, including the www.tanglegrid.com website and the TanGLe Grid Forums, adhere to the same Community Standards. Regions within TanGLe Grid are noted as Safe or Unsafe and should be designated by the TG account holder as either "Adult," "Moderate" or "General." Resident behavior within each region must conform to the respective local rating.

WARNING, SUSPENSION, BANISHMENT
TanGLe Grid is a complex society, and it can take some time for new Residents to gain a full understanding of local customs and mores. Generally, violations of the Community Standards will first result in a Warning, followed by Suspension and eventual Banishment from TanGLe Grid. In-World Representatives, called Liaisons, may occasionally address disciplinary problems with a temporary removal from TanGLe Grid.

GLOBAL ATTACKS
Objects, scripts, or actions which broadly interfere with or disrupt the TanGLe Grid community, the TanGLe Grid servers or other systems related to TanGLe Grid will not be tolerated in any form. We will hold you responsible for any actions you take, or that are taken by objects or scripts that belong to you. Sandboxes are available for testing objects and scripts that have components that may be unmanageable or whose behavior you may not be able to predict. If you chose to use a script that substantially disrupts the operation of TanGLe Grid, disciplinary actions will result in a minimum two-week suspension, the possible loss of in-world inventory, and a review of your account for probable expulsion from TanGLe Grid.

ALTERNATE ACCOUNTS
While Residents may choose to play TanGLe Grid with more than one account, specifically or consistently using an alternate account to harass other Residents or violate the Community Standards is not acceptable. Alternate accounts are generally treated as separate from a Resident's principal account, but misuse of alternate accounts can and will result in disciplinary action on the principal account. Buyer Beware

TanGLe Grid does not exercise editorial control over the content of TanGLe Grid, and will make no specific efforts to review the textures, objects, sounds or other content created within TanGLe Grid. Additionally, TanGLe Grid does not certify or endorse the operation of in-world games, vending machines, or retail locations; refunds must be requested from the owners of these objects.

ADULT CONTENT AND REGIONS
To access adult content, you must be at least 18 years old.

ACCESSING ADULT CONTENT.
To visit Adult-designated regions in TanGLe Grid or view Adult-rated search results, you must be 18 years or older. We determine your age based on the birthdate you provide when you set up your TanGLe Grid account. Set your Viewer preferences to view adult content.

LIMITING LAND ACCESS BY AGE
Estate and parcel owners of adult-rated regions must limit access to Residents who are 18 years of age or older. Underage Residents are blocked from entry and receive a notification to this effect.

REPORTING ABUSE

Residents should report violations of the Community Standards to the owners of TanGLe Grid by note card, Email as noted on the contact page or by using the form on the Contact Page.