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« on: October 26, 2013, 07:11:16 PM »

We actually try not to have too many rules here at Orgasmanic, but over the years it's been necessary to put down some written guidelines and tips to facilitate efficient and consistent moderation of the site. Many of these have been  been posted and "stickied" in various forums over time. This post is meant to pull together all the various guidelines and tips in one place. Where applicable, links are given to relevant discussion threads.

Prohibited Topics

Any erotic writing* or image which depicts illegal conduct will be deleted and the poster removed from the forums. Unlawful topics include: abuse of controlled substances**, non-consensual sex, indecent exposure, bestiality, familial incest, and sex between an adult and a minor. Posting pictures of minors, whether clothed or unclothed, is not allowed!

*Non-erotic, objective discussion of the psychological, sociological, legal or health implications of these topics is allowed. Moderators will monitor such discussions closely. Images are not allowed under any circumstance.

** Exception: On-topic discussion of cannabis is allowed. On-topic means as it relates to sex or sexual health.

Discussion: READ BEFORE POSTING (RE: "MY SEXY SON")

Political Discussion and Other Sensitive Topics

Orgasmanic does not prohibit discussion of any legal topic and that includes those of a potentially sensitive or divisive nature. By example: politics, religion, sports, global warming, abortion, health care, gay marriage (et cetera) are all valid topics. As are fly fishing, auto repair and home maintenance.

However, there are very few discussions on any these topics because they are generally not relevant to the stated purpose of the site, as clearly stated on the home page:

"Orgasmanic is a community-oriented site dedicated to masturbation, orgasms and... well... anything dealing with sex."

Consequently, we ask posters to please be sure your post is relevant for the site (when in doubt, checking with a moderator before posting is strongly encouraged). But also, readers should not expect moderators to automatically remove a post on a sensitive topic if it is relevant to the purposes of the site! And as always, participants in any discussion on this site are expected to comport themselves in a mature, adult, respectful manner! Individuals will not be allowed to stop the discussion of a topic relevant to the purposes of the site by engaging in poor conduct, which means that rancorous and/or trolling comments will be removed, and posting privileges may be suspended on a individual basis.

Avatars

You can use almost any picture for your avatar, provided it is not a copyrighted image, a picture of an underage person, or an illegal act. Do not mislead people into thinking that your avatar is a picture of you, unless it really is a picture of you!

Gender

You do not have to specify your gender, but please be honest about it if you do. Intentionally misleading others about your gender is cause for removal from the site. If you are transsexual, you may list your desired (rather than biological) gender as long as you place a note on both your chat and forum profile so people are clearly aware of your status. Chat VIP will be considered on a case-by-case basis for transsexual women undergoing medical gender reassignment via hormonal treatment and/or surgical procedures. Transsexual VIPs will be asked to annotate their chat profile with the designation "tsw" and to restrict explicit camming to buddies only (open to all OK for casual face cam).

Couples: We don't have a "couples" setting. We suggest that both partners have their own profile. A VIP profile in chat can only be used when the female partner is present.

If you suspect that someone is misrepresenting their gender, you should contact a moderator. Please do not undertake to challenge anyone about their gender yourself, and do not spread rumors about them: you may be removed from the site if you do! Contact a moderator with your concerns.

Discussion: Profile Avatars & Gender

Related: How come some people's names are a different color?

Multiple Usernames; Frequent Deletions

The general guideline is "one person, one profile". We do allow exceptions based on special circumstances, please contact one of the moderators for approval. Note: some moderators have "off-duty" profiles.

If you want to change your user name, it's easily done. Please contact Mani.

If someone is banned from chat and they create a new profile and use it to circumvent the ban, the member in question will be permanently removed from the site.

Frequent deletions and subsequent rejoining are disruptive to the continuity of the forums and the community. For that reason any member that frequently deletes and rejoins will be asked to stop. If you feel like you need to take a break from the site, we suggest simply putting a note on your profile to that effect. You can also turn off notifications for new messages and/or block receipt of new messages so you won't be distracted by people contacting you. Those members that persist with frequent self-deletions will no longer be allowed to self-delete. The member will then have to submit a written request, which will not be implemented sooner than 30 days after receipt. The deletion request can be withdrawn anytime within that 30-day window, but after the deletion is implemented, the member will not be allowed to rejoin the site for another 30 days.

Members changing their user name, or returning with a different user name, are required to note their previous user name on their profile.

Cyber-Stalking, Harrassment & Bullying

Any attempt to stalk a member on this site will result in an immediate and permanent ban from the site.

Harassment or bullying in the form of unwanted teasing, name-calling, taunting, threatening, public ridicule, or spreading rumors will not be tolerated. Members that insist on engaging in such behavior will be asked to leave the site.

If anyone is causing you any of these kinds of trouble, please contact Mani.

Posting Pictures on Your Profile

The "My Pictures" section of your profile is specifically reserved for pictures (or artwork) of yourself. Don't post cartoons, pictures of your favorite porn star, your dog, your car (et cetera). You can post those pictures to an appropriate forum. Your pictures may include partners (past or present) but do not post face pics of anyone but yourself. Everyone in your pictures must be at least 18 years old at the time the picture was made. If a picture appears to be professionally produced, or can be found on other websites, we may ask for proof that you have the rights to use the photograph in question.

Site moderators reserve the right to remove any picture we find objectionable. Please use good judgment!

If you have a concern about the authenticity of a member's pictures, you should contact a moderator. Note: there are legitimate members on this site whose pictures can be found on the web. Please do not undertake to challenge anyone about the authenticity of their pictures yourself: it is considered rude and you may find yourself removed from the site. Contact a moderator!

Tech note: If you have trouble uploading your picture, it is usually because it is too large. Resize your picture to fit within 1200 x 1200 pixels (or smaller) and it should upload just fine. Also, make sure it is in the JPG format.

Discussion: Picture Security (How to watermark your images to discourage re-posting)

Artwork: Official Orgasmanic Watermark

Discussion: Orgasmanic watermark for use on pictures

Related: If you want to alert other members when you've updated your profile, there's a thread for that! Profile Directory (the "I updated my profile" thread)

Posting Pictures and Videos in the Forum

Please see: HOW TO: Post your personal pics and/or vids here!

Profile and Picture Privacy; Blocking Messages

IMPORTANT: DON'T POST ANY PICTURES HERE YOU WOULDN'T WANT THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE!

It is technically impossible to prevent someone from downloading your pictures and using them elsewhere. Generally speaking, only members can see pics posted to your Orgasmanic profile and they shouldn't show up in a Google search, however, since the most recent guys and girls pics are shown on the home page for all to see, in that short period of time, they could be seen or taken by pretty much anyone in the world. So... don't show your face or any other identifying stuff in your pics (unless you're OK with that, of course).

Privacy Note #1: You can disable comments on your profile and pictures, or restrict them to buddies only. Edit your profile and click on "Customized Profile" to access the various options.

Privacy Note #2: If you want to post pictures to your profile but don't want them to show in the Guys and Girls section on the home page, post the image in PNG format. Discussion: Coming across yourself naked

Privacy Note #3: Sorry, but there is no way to keep someone from visiting your profile.

Privacy Note #4: You can block someone from messaging you. Edit your profile, and click on "Personal Message Options". There you can add people to your "ignorelist" - you will never see a message from  people on that list again. Discussion: Forum Ignorelist, Comment Control, Etc.

Handy Hint: "Personal Message Options" is also where you can set what kind of notification you want when you get a new personal message. If you opt for email notification, be sure that you do not reply by email to the notification! (If you do reply by email, your reply will not got to the person intended, it will go to the forum admins, and subsequently deleted). Discussion: Important! If you receive email notification of new personal messages.

Chat PM Rule Change & PM Amnesty

We used to have a strict rule about chat PMs. This rule has been eliminated, see Chat - PM rule change! If you were banned for chat PMs, you can be re-instated if you contact a moderator, see PM Amnesty.

Although the PM rule has been abolished, please respect the wishes of members that have "Please Do Not PM" or "Please Ask to PM" on their chat profile. They can permanently block you if you do not respect their wishes!

Chat VIP Policy

VIPs are vetted by the chat moderators via interactive audio and/or video. Challenging the authenticity of a VIP in chat, directly or indirectly, or pressuring a non-VIP member to apply for VIP status, will not be tolerated. Spreading rumors regarding the authenticity of a VIP member will not be tolerated, either. If you have concerns about any member, the appropriate action is to contact a chat moderator.

Discussion: VIPs in Chat - All Chatters Please Read This

Concise List of Chat Rules

By entering Orgasmanic Chat, you agree to abide by the rules listed below. Chat moderators have the final say on all matters.
  • Do not ask anyone to cam
  • Do not make any requests while someone is on cam (without prior permission)
  • Do not PM (private message) anyone who is on cam (without prior permission)
  • Do NOT make screen captures of anyone's cam without their explicit prior permission
  • Do not hound, harass, threaten or attack anyone
  • Do not behave in any way that causes annoyance or distress to others
  • Do not continually disrupt the flow of ongoing discussions or activities
  • Do not discuss ideas or topics involving illegal or otherwise harmful activities
  • Do not misrepresent your gender, age and/or sexual history (including using an avatar that is not you) with the intent of deceiving others
  • NO spamming, advertising or excessive use of hyperlinks

All chat rules & discussion: Orgasmanic Video Chat

Chat Hints & Kinks: Chat FAQ

About the Chat Video Gallery: Chat Video Gallery

What is Tango? Does it work? Does anyone use it?

Please see the Tango FAQ: The Truth About Tango (aka Jack Roulette)

Keep drama out of the Shoutbox!

The Shoutbox is not to be used to air complaints or post about issues with other members. Such comments will be removed from the Shoutbox. Please contact a moderator privately with all issues and complaints

Please use the Hookin' Up forum for all Skype, Kik, Snapchat Requests!

All Skype, Snapchat, Kik Messenger (et cetera) requests should be posted in the Hookin' Up forum. Posts made elsewhere (in particular, the Shoutbox) will be removed without comment. Note: This does not apply to requests for Orgasmanic Chat or Tango!

Where does the orgasm count on my profile come from?

Your orgasm count increases by two for commenting on an existing topic in the forums, and it increases by three starting a new topic. Additionally, you can give an orgasm to the people you message with, and they can give you an orgasm. Look for the "give an orgasm" link under their name in your Inbox.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 05:51:17 PM »

I just added links to information about the Chat Video Gallery, and to the Profile Directory (AKA the "I Updated my Profile" thread).
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 11:47:47 PM »

Born of necessity, we have a new chat rule.

Do NOT make screen captures of anyone's cam without their explicit prior permission
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 05:09:05 PM »

In the section "Posting Pictures on Your Profile", I have added the following links:

Discussion: Picture Security

Discussion: Orgasmanic watermark for use on pictures
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 12:57:59 PM »

For clarity I changed the name of the "Forum Ignorelist & Comment Control" section to "Profile and Picture Privacy; Blocking Messages". And in that section I highlighted in red the following statement, "Please note: the option for restricting the viewing of pictures to buddies and admins does not work.".

In the "Posting Pictures on Your Profile" section I added a direct link to official Orgasmanic watermark art.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 01:18:19 AM »

Clarification regarding availability of VIP designation for transsexual women:

OLD: Chat VIP is only available to women and transsexuals that have undergone gender reassignment surgery."

NEW: Chat VIP will be considered on a case-by-case basis for transsexual women undergoing medical gender reassignment via hormonal treatment and/or surgical procedures. Transsexual VIPs will be asked to annotate their chat profile with the designation "tsw" and to restrict cam to buddies only.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 01:10:56 AM »

Slight tuning of the transsexual VIP cam conditions:

Transsexual VIPs will be asked to ... restrict explicit camming to buddies only (open to all OK for casual face cam).
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2014, 04:17:41 PM »

Added a section regarding the scope of allowable political discussion on the site:

Political Discussion and Other Sensitive Topics

Orgasmanic does not prohibit discussion of any legal topic and that includes those of a potentially sensitive or divisive nature. By example: politics, religion, sports, global warming, abortion, health care, gay marriage (et cetera) are all valid topics. As are fly fishing, auto repair and home maintenance.

However, there are very few discussions on any these topics because they are generally not relevant to the stated purpose of the site, as clearly stated on the home page:

"Orgasmanic is a community-oriented site dedicated to masturbation, orgasms and... well... anything dealing with sex."

Consequently, we ask posters to please be sure your post is relevant for the site (when in doubt, checking with a moderator before posting is strongly encouraged). But also, readers should not expect moderators to automatically remove a post on a sensitive topic if it is relevant to the purposes of the site! And as always, participants in any discussion on this site are expected to comport themselves in a mature, adult, respectful manner! Individuals will not be allowed to stop the discussion of a topic relevant to the purposes of the site by engaging in poor conduct, which means that rancorous and/or trolling comments will be removed, and posting privileges may be suspended on a individual basis.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2014, 01:22:25 PM »

added this section:

Posting Pictures and Videos in the Forum

Please see: HOW TO: Post your personal pics and/or vids here!
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 03:07:05 PM »

Added this information to the section Profile and Picture Privacy; Blocking Messages:

IMPORTANT: DON'T POST ANY PICTURES HERE YOU WOULDN'T WANT THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE! It is technically impossible to prevent someone from downloading your pictures and using them elsewhere. Generally speaking, only members can see pics posted to your Orgasmanic profile and they shouldn't show up in a Google search, HOWEVER, since the most recent guys and girls pics are shown on the home page for all to see, in that short period of time, they could be seen or taken by pretty much anyone in the world. So... DON'T SHOW YOUR FACE or any other identifying stuff in your pics (unless you're OK with that, of course). Tech note: If you want to post pictures to your profile but don't want them to show in the Guys and Girls section on the home page, post the image in PNG format. Discussion: Coming across yourself naked
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2015, 06:26:32 PM »

Updated and reorganized the Profile and Picture Privacy section.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 10:46:25 PM »

The Prohibited Topics section has been modified to allow on-topic discussion of cannabis:

Prohibited Topics

Any erotic writing* or image which depicts illegal conduct will be deleted and the poster removed from the forums. Unlawful topics include: abuse of controlled substances**, non-consensual sex, indecent exposure, bestiality, familial incest, and sex between an adult and a minor. Posting pictures of minors, whether clothed or unclothed, is not allowed!

*Non-erotic, objective discussion of the psychological, sociological, legal or health implications of these topics is allowed. Moderators will monitor such discussions closely. Images are not allowed under any circumstance.

** Exception: On-topic discussion of cannabis is allowed. On-topic means as it relates to sex or sexual health.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2016, 04:03:40 PM »

Added a section at the very end of the Guidelines about the Tango chat function:

What is Tango? Does it work? Does anyone use it? Please see the Tango FAQ: The Truth About Tango (aka Jack Roulette)
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2016, 10:49:36 AM »

We've been asking people to do this for a long time, but now it's a rule due to new members that seem to think posting "watch me cum on Skype" in the Shoutbox is the best, first thing to do when they join the site.

Please use the Hookin' Up forum for all Skype, Kik, Snapchat Requests!

All Skype, Snapchat, Kik Messenger (et cetera) requests should be posted in the Hookin' Up forum. Posts made elsewhere (in particular, the Shoutbox) will be removed without comment. Note: This does not apply to requests for Orgasmanic Chat or Tango!
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2016, 05:24:16 PM »

The section on Multiple Usernames and Frequent Deletions has been clarified. See the text in blue.

Multiple Usernames; Frequent Deletions

The general guideline is "one person, one profile". We do allow exceptions based on special circumstances, please contact one of the moderators for approval. Note: some moderators have "off-duty" profiles.

If you want to change your user name, it's easily done. Please contact Mani.

If someone is banned from chat and they create a new profile and use it to circumvent the ban, the member in question will be permanently removed from the site.

Frequent deletions and subsequent rejoining are disruptive to the continuity of the forums and the community. For that reason any member that frequently deletes and rejoins will be asked to stop. If you feel like you need to take a break from the site, we suggest simply putting a note on your profile to that effect. You can also turn off notifications for new messages and/or block receipt of new messages so you won't be distracted by people contacting you. Those members that persist with frequent self-deletions will no longer be allowed to self-delete. The member will then have to submit a written request, which will not be implemented sooner than 30 days after receipt. The deletion request can be withdrawn anytime within that 30-day window, but after the deletion is implemented, the member will not be allowed to rejoin the site for another 30 days.

Members changing their user name, or returning with a different user name, are required to note their previous user name on their profile.
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