Just as every other community out there, Sonic Metropolis has also its own guidelines regarding the use of the website, the user behavior and everything else around Sonic Metropolis. By using the website or the official discord server, you agree to the following:
Website and Server
§A1 Any attempts to hack or damage our website will result in deletion of your account. Beyond this, legal consequences may also follow. DDoS attacks, hijacking accounts, and other traffic spamming activities do fall under this category.
§A2 The use of any bots or other software, which will automate processes, collect or change any data of Sonic Metropolis is forbidden and will result in the deletion of your account. Legal consequences may also follow depending on what was changed at Sonic Metropolis or what software was used.
§A3 Trying to get access into the data structure of the server is strictly forbidden, which will result in the deletion of your account. Legal consequences may also follow.
§A4 Sonic Metropolis is the intellectual property of ‘Blu’ [website owner] and is copyright protected. He can make changes and exceptions of any kind related to the website or the community at any point.
§B1 The user of Metropolis is committed to never share his or her account with anyone else. This helps to avoid misunderstandings and problems. If you think someone received access to your account, report it immediately to the staff.
§B2 Make only one account. We reserved the rights to delete the accounts without permission or notification of the owner should they make multiple accounts. Exceptions can be made by arrangement with the staff.
§B3 You will never ever post anyone’s password, home address, phone number, or any other personal data at Sonic Metropolis. We will strictly punish anyone for this, with the deletion of your account and in extreme cases, legal consequences depending on what is posted.
§B4 If you are using links, make sure that these are completely harmless to the user. That means the user should not get spam with adverts which are misleading, get requested to install software which will harm the user, or trolled in some other way, when clicking on the link.
§B5 Staff members always have a higher authority than the regular members of Sonic Metropolis. Please do not argue with them, and please comply with whatever they ask of you. However, if you think that the staff member is treating you wrong or unfairly, or is abusing his or her role, please contact the head administrator. Staff members will never ask for your private information.
§B6 Making advertisements without asking for permission first is not allowed. You can request to make any by asking the staff first. This rule applies to site posts and comments. We see something as advertisement, when people either try to convince other people to join their communities, groups, sites or discord servers or when someone does post about his or her private commercial services or products.
§B7 Do not bully, threaten, or seriously insult anyone. Treat everyone with respect at Sonic Metropolis. You do not need to accept or agree with that they do or even like them; but what we do expect from our community is that people show each other respect.
§B8 Please use only the English language in comments and post. Posts and messages which are written in other languages will be deleted.
§C1 Posting content here at Sonic Metropolis, which does either contain or represent material such as:
c1.1 • over the top violence
c1.2 • pornography
c1.3 • racism
c1.4 • disturbing or hateful content
c1.5 • suicide
is forbidden, and will be instantly deleted. The user will be warned. In the case of repeated violations of this rule, the staff will be forced to either ban or delete the user’s account.
§C2 Sonic Metropolis is not a place for social politics and it never will be. Our community is and will forever stay neutral to all kind of lifestyles, religions, cultures, or worldviews. This means anything which might be controversial amongst users is forbidden to publish in public, in the form of comments or posts. This includes material which contains or represents to:
c2.1 • international politics
c2.2 • LGBT / LGBTQ+
c2.3 • over the top feminism
c2.4 • over the top patriotism
c2.5 • religion
and will be deleted when its published. The user will be warned. In the case of repeated violations of this rule, the staff will be forced to either ban or delete the user’s account.
§C3 Uploaded profile pictures and banners should not violate paragraph §C1 and §C2. Profile images which do violate these paragraphs will be deleted, and the user will come into contact with the same consequences as described in paragraph §C1 and §C2.
§C4 Spamming will be not tolerated no matter how or where its done at Sonic Metropolis. Do not double post in comment sections [2 or more comments at once]. You can instead just edit your previous comment before 15 minutes pass [comments only].
§C5 Do not post copyrighted material if the creator does not wish to share it anywhere else. If the owner does wish you to give credit for his work, please do so upon their request.
§C6 Do not post or spread fake news. When it is only a rumor or not confirmed by any official source, please mention this in your discussion or post before you publish it.
§D1 The official Sonic Metropolis discord server relates to the official website, and has the same rules regarding user behavior [§B3 – §B4 – §B5 – §B6 – §B7 – §B8]. Those paragraphs apply to messages as well.
§D2 The official Sonic Metropolis discord server relates to the official website, and has the same rules regarding content [§C1 – §C2- §C3 – §C4 – §C5 – §C6]. Those paragraphs apply to messages as well.
We as Sonic Metropolis are aware of the fact that rules are annoying, and that most people don’t even read them. And that’s exactly the reason why we must point out to the community to do so. They are an important factor of building a respectful and welcoming environment.
And the staff team has the duty to realize that people among the community will hold to those rules, even when they need to ban or delete accounts.
That’s why its really necessary, that everyone is aware of our rules. We do not want to punish anyone, but we will when they are harming our community.