INDIEPOLIS
Code of Conduct
Last Modified: 12-10-2016

Welcome to Indiepolis Code of Conduct.

The guidelines and rules listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other Indiepolis members. Note that the following guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, our system operators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. We reserve the right to suspend your access to Indiepolis at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.

Offense Categories

We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis. The action we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category:

General Speech & Content

Penalty: warning or 1 ~ 12 months ban

Posting in Indiepolis where Content has intended audience texts, images, and/or links to websites that contain such texts and images which:

  • Promote or allude to real-life hatred of any kind.
  • Display or refer to extreme and/or violent real life sexual acts, extremely violent real life actions, pornography.
  • Refer to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the ficitional worlds established by books.
  • Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to any Indiepolis member.
  • Inappropriately refer to human anatomy or bodily functions or are pornographic in nature or are considered objectionable.
  • Result in ongoing harassment to any Indiepolis member.
  • Are defamatory.
  • Are spamming or trolling in nature, such as:
    • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish.
    • Creating threads, topics, comments, or statments for the sole purpose of causing unrest in Indiepolis.
    • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other users.
    • Making non-constructive posts.
    • Abusing the Report feature in Blocklist by sending false or meaningless reports.
    • Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements.
  • Offer compensation of any kind to users/Accounts which are not officially recognized as Indiepolis Paid Service Providers in exchange for feedback/ratings/reviews.
  • Encourage any user to violate Indiepolis Code of Conduct, Terms of Service, and/or Privacy Policy

Book Content

You can write ANYTHING in your book, but you must provide sufficient warnings to its audience through book description and/or tags if it contains content that may greatly disturb, shock, upset, or offend its readers, and/or violate Indiepolis Code of Conduct.

  • Fail to provide sufficient warnings and result in audience exposed to content that violates Indiepolis Code of Conduct.
    • Penalty: warning, set book private or book deletion, and/or 1 ~ 3 months ban
  • Upload files that contain contents which do not match their purposes defined by Indiepolis or violate Indiepolis Code of Conduct.
    • Penalty: warning, files deletion, set book private or book deletion, and/or 1 ~ 3 months ban
  • Submit inaccurate book information, such as word count, or book information that violates Indiepolis Code of Conduct.
    • Penalty: warning, set book private or book deletion, and/or 1 ~ 3 months ban
  • Create fake books which:
    • Are duplicates of existing books.
    • Contain contents that are products of copy-pasting, spams, gibberish, and/or duplicates of original or unoriginal materials.
    • Have descriptions that blatanly misinform about their contents.
    • Penalty: warning, book deletion, and/or 3 ~ 6 months ban
  • Fail to report such a book after completing one or more projects that involve this book and/or its duplicates.
    • Penalty: warning, and/or 1 month ban

Advertising

Indiepolis supports paid services for books. However, posting information about such a third-party paid service without using designated Indiepoils features is strictly forbidden.

  • Posting information of any third-party businesses, organizations, or websites in forums, comments, non-paid-service project chat, and/or in Indiepolis where Content can be viewed by users who do not actively seek any third-party Content.
    • Penalty: warning, contents removal, and/or 3 ~ 6 months ban

Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

  • Releasing any real-life information about other people.
    • Penalty: warning, contents removal, and/or 3 ~ 6 months ban

Impersonation

  • Impersonating an Indiepolis owner, agent, representative, director, or system operator, and use Indiepolis Services in any way.
    • Penalty: 12+ months ban

Posting Malicious Programs

  • Posting links to malicious viruses or programs.
    • Violation Code: 24+ months ban

Illegal Activities

  • Posting anything that references to performing illegal activities.
    • Penalty: 36+ months ban

Circumventing a Ban

  • Continue using Indiepolis Services through another Account.
    • Penalty: 12+ months ban