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The following is a reminder of our forum rules, which apply to every single subforum and thread on Voltra. Breaking these rules may result in warnings or account bans. *By posting in the forums you acknowledge you have read and understand these rules. You also agree that Voltra has the right to revise and/or add rules at any time.*

1. All content and discussions are required to remain PG-13. Explicit content of any kind is disallowed. This includes content on the forums, in private messages, on your profile, or any other location hosted by Voltra Online.

2. Stickies and rule threads in individual subforums may have additional or altered rules from overall site rules. These altered and additional rules take priority in those subforums. Users should be sure to read these rules before posting in a forum, as ignorance of differences is not an excuse for rule breaking.

3. Spam is not allowed on Voltra. Spam includes but is not limited to: posting off-topic or nonsensical comments, posting only emotes, posting nonsense in white and/or small text to abuse the currency system, bumping and/or triple posting in threads that have not yet left the front page of their forum, and posting in a thread that has been inactive for 6 months by anyone but the original creator (necro-posting).

4. Impersonating a staff member is an immediately bannable offense.

5. Posting comments, pictures, or other content primarily to offend other users or incite rage (trolling) is not allowed on Voltra Online.

6. Posting insults or other unnecessarily abusive content (flaming) is not allowed on Voltra Online.

7. Harassment is not allowed on Voltra Online. Repeated attempts to contact a user who has previously requested a cessation of contact violate this rule. However, Voltra Online is not responsible for contact and discussions which occur away from the site and associated discord.

8. Illegal content is strictly forbidden on Voltra Online. This includes but is not limited to: movie streaming sites, torrenting sites, or hosted copyright material such as manga scans.

9. All individuals are allowed a maximum of 3 accounts, to be used for roleplaying, storage, and charity accounts as preferred. Users found in violation of this rule may have some or all of their accounts banned. In the event of shared IP connections, individuals may be asked to provide evidence that separate individuals are behind accounts that would break this limit. A conversation occurring primarily between two accounts which belong to the same person constitutes spam.

10. Voltra Online discourages the use of shared accounts, but does not ban their use. However, Voltra can not be held responsible for the agreements held between users accessing shared accounts and will not be held responsible for enforcing them.

11. Attempts to scam or hack other users, abuse site glitches or bugs for profit, and/or buy or sell currency offsite will all result in an immediate ban.

12. Voltra Online does not disallow the linking of other sites, including those similar in nature, so long as they otherwise adhere to our rules and are linked in context. Threads shouldn’t be created just to advertise for a user’s for-profit activities, but a link to an etsy shop selling BJD clothing may be posted in a BJD thread, for example. When in doubt, a user is encouraged to link personal websites, shops, etc, in their signatures and profiles rather than on the boards themselves.

13. The minimum age of a Voltra user, with or without parental permission, is 13 years old. Users found to be in violation of this rule will be banned.

Help & Support Forum
This forum is for you to ask general questions about Voltra and its features. For instance, if you’re having issues deciding where something should be posted, struggling to figure out how to change something on your pronouns, or can’t tell what an item someone is wearing is (and Velvet is just too busy to help!), you would post your question here. Alternatively, if you’re feeling super helpful, you’re welcome to use this forum to help your fellow volties, either by answering their questions or posting your own guides for people to reference on topics like profile creation or pricing.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
>Questions about the site
>Guides for site features, games, and items

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
>Site bugs and errors should be reported in Bug Reports
>Suggestions and feedback on the site should be posted in Feedback

Bug Reports Forum
Sometimes Bernard and his friends get lost and cause problems on the site, unfortunately. Report any bugs and site errors that you’ve found here, so that we fix them!

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
>Reports of bugs and errors on the forums, with your items or avatar, or with Voltra’s games!

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
>Questions about the site should be posted in Help and Support
>Suggestions and feedback on the site should be posted in Feedback

Before posting a new bug, please check the Known Bugs list and make sure your problem isn’t already listed!

Feedback Forum
Voltra is a new community that is always being worked on and updated with new features, options, and items--and we want you to be happy with what we do! This is the forum where we take all feedback and suggestions for the future of the site--changes you think should be made, items you’d like to request, and suggestions you’d like to make for future projects!

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
>Suggestions for future features and items
>Complaints about existing site features and items

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
>Site bugs and errors should be reported in Bug Reports
>Questions about the site should be posted in Help and Support

Welcome Committee Forum
This forum is where you should make your first introduction to the Voltra world! Come say hi, tell us about yourself, and let everyone warmly welcome you into the city! Or, if you’re a veteran of the site, come welcome the newbies!

Please Note:
★Copying and pasting the exact same message to every single newbie introduction thread is considered spam and is not allowed in this forum.
★Please do not give out personal information when introducing yourself, such as your home address, phone number, or other sensitive information.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★New User Introduction Threads

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Newbie Adoption Threads - While you’re welcome to link them to newbies, these sorts of adoption and cheat threads belong in Hangouts
★Newbie Giveaways - Like adoptions, while you’re welcome to link these threads to newbies, the main threads don’t belong here. Please post them in Charities instead!
★Mule Introduction Threads - Please limit your introduction threads to your main accounts! Your mules are not new users and, respectfully, don’t need to be welcomed to the site.

General Chit-Chat Forum
This forum is for all light hearted, general discussions you may have that don’t otherwise fit into a different forum. Pose a question to your fellow volties, discuss current events, or see what everyone else is talking about and chime in!

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★All general discussion that doesn’t fit in any other forum

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Introduction Threads should be posted in the Welcome Committee
★Topics about voltra, its lore, its items, or its NPCs belong in Voltra Discussion
★Particularly serious topics, or discussion topics which run the risk of causing strife, belong in the Serious Talk

Voltra Discussion Forum
This is a forum dedicated to the discussion of all things Voltra! Chat about our NPCs, our lore, and our current events! Show off your cute avatars and item combinations, your sewer game tips, or your theories about future items, events, or features.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Discussion threads about current Voltra events, items, lore, and NPCs
★Theory threads about future events, items, lore, and NPCs

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Character fanthreads belong in Hangouts!
★Non-Voltra discussion threads belong in General Chit-Chat instead!

Quests Forum
This forum is for the tracking of quest threads! Tell the word what you’re trying to save up for, and you might get lucky and have someone help you out!

Please Note:
★Each user may have one active quest thread at a time. Quest threads are considered active until the creator makes a request for them to be locked. Please reuse your quest thread instead of creating a new one, where possible!

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Tracking Threads for Standard Quests
★Red Paperclip Quests

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Charities belong in here (in the Charities Forum.. DUH)!

Charities Forum
There walk among us the very generous volties who spend their time on Voltra earning and donating for the sake of giving away to others--this is the forum where they can formalize their giveaways! Make a giveaway, a formal charity, or run a contest to give out your special prizes.

Please Note:
★All threads made in this forum must be for the sake of giving away some manner of item or currency. Any requirements for those items or currency, such as winning a contest being held or filling out a form, are allowed so long as those requirements would reasonably allow for the item or currency to be given away.
★Discussion and chatting is allowed in charity threads.
★Contests and giveaways may be cancelled without reason up until substantial performance has occurred, after which they are required to be fulfilled. IE: if you host an art contest and receive entries, you can not decide afterwards that you aren’t going to host the contest anymore because you don’t like the entries enough. You may, however, reserve the right to cancel a contest given specific instances specified at the time of the contest’s creation, such as a coviat that an art contest will be cancelled if there are not at least 5 entries. These instances must be reasonable (5 entries vs 100 entries), and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Long Term Charities
★Newbie Package Giveaways
★Short Term Giveaway Threads
★Contests with currency or items as prizes

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Begging threads aren’t allowed anywhere on Voltra.
★Quest threads can be tracked in the Quests forum.
★Contests giving away only art instead of currency and items should be posted in the Mini Shop forum.
★Threads that are just for chatting without giving anything away should be posted in Hangouts

Exchange Forum
Sometimes you want to trade items or take offers on something before you just sell it off--The Exchange is where you’ll want to do that. Post a thread with [Sell] in the title to let people know that you’re selling items, or [Buy] to let them know you’re looking for something. Scan to see what prices are standard, or post and see what people will offer for your rare item in a mix of currencies, items, and services.

Please Note:
★All threads made in this forum must be for the sake of selling or buying an item. If a thread is not currently being used to buy or sell, please do not post in it and clutter the front page.
★Each user is allowed 3 active threads in the Exchange. A thread is considered active until a lock request has been submitted for it. Please reuse threads where possible.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Threads for Selling Items
★Threads for Buying Items
★Threads Asking for Pricing

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Begging threads aren’t allowed anywhere on Voltra.
★Quest threads can be tracked in the Quests forum.
★Threads giving away items and currency belong in the Charity forum.
★Threads for selling art instead of items belong in the Mini Shop forum.
★Threads that are just for chatting without selling or buying anything anything should be posted in Hangouts

Mini Shops Forum
Lots of Volties have unique, awesome skills that other people might be willing to pay for, such as creating profiles, creating art in various forms, writing short stories, and/or creating banners. This is the appropriate forum to post all [Shop] threads to sell those services, as well as all [Request] threads for whatever you happen to be looking for!

Please Note:
★All threads made in this forum must be for the sake of selling or buying a service. If a thread is not currently being used to buy or sell, please do not post in it and clutter the front page.
★Each user is allowed 3 active threads in Mini Shops. A thread is considered active until a lock request has been submitted for it. Please reuse threads where possible.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Threads for Selling Services
★Threads for Buying Services
★Threads Asking for Pricing

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Begging threads aren’t allowed anywhere on Voltra.
★Threads just showing off art and other service projects belong in the Artist Galleries forum.
★Threads giving away items and currency belong in the Charities forum.
★Threads for selling items instead of services belong in the Exchange forum.
★Threads that are just for chatting without selling or buying anything anything should be posted in Hangouts

The Arcade Forum
The Arcade is a forum for games, as the name suggests! Word games, drawing games, and avatar games are all free game (ha) in this forum. Have fun!

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Word Games
★AAY Games
★Drawing Games

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Threads that are just for chatting without games go in Hangouts
★Threads that are contests with a an item or currency prize belong in the Exchange forum.
★Threads that are contests with a an art prize belong in the Mini Shop forum.

Events Forum
As you may expect, Voltra has a long list of special events planned for its future, ranging from long holiday events based around full event set collecting to short, mini-events based around special contests! This is the forum where all official events will be run. Each event will have a short FAQ post. The FAQ and any other official event threads will be stickied. Feel free to hang out during an event and make any kind of event thread--during events, restrictions on posting giveaways, shops, roleplays, hangouts, etc, are lifted. Go wild!

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Threads with event themes!

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Begging threads aren’t allowed anywhere on Voltra. Otherwise, any event related topic is welcome in the event thread when it is active, even if it would otherwise belong in a different forum!

Role Playing Forum
Sometimes it’s fun to pretend to be somebody, or even something other than you, either for fun, escapism, or just for the writing practice. This forum is dedicated entirely to the fun practice of roleplaying! Tag your posts using [IC] for In Character threads, [OOC] for planning threads, and [Request] for threads dedicated to finding other roleplayers, either for a 1x1 roleplay or as a group leader looking for your group!

Please Note:
★As a special reminder, please remember that all content on Voltra and Voltra associated platforms is required to remain PG-13 at most. Explicit content is not welcome on Voltra Online’s forums, discord, or website, including private messages. Please do not publically recruit for explicit roleplay and take any roleplay that seems like it may be heading that direction to a different platform.
★Each user is allowed 1 active one on one request thread in this forum. Please reuse your old threads instead of cluttering the forum up.
★Each group roleplay is allowed only 1 active OOC thread and 1 active IC thread. Please don’t clutter up the forum.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Threads for Group Roleplay
★Threads for One on One Roleplay
★Threads Looking For Partners
★Threads Looking for Groups
★Planning Threads and OOC

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Threads that are just for chatting without planning a roleplay belong in Hangouts
★Threads that for word games belong in The Arcade

Artist Galleries Forum
This is the forum to show off your stuff! Show us your artwork of all kinds, and ask for criticism and critique. This is also a good forum to post art related guides and references, if you’d care to write them!

Please Note:
★Each user is allowed 2 active threads in Artist Galleries. A thread is considered active until a lock request has been submitted for it. Please reuse threads where possible.
★A thread in this forum should be more than just a link to your deviantart, youtube, or other site of choice.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Threads showing off finished artwork
★Threads showing of WIP
★Guides to art styles and references

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Art contests with prizes belong in Charities forum.
★Threads selling art or looking for art trades belong in the Mini Shops forum.
★Threads that are just for chatting without showing off art belong in Hangouts

Serious Talk Forum
This forum is dedicated to serious discussions, and is held to higher standards in regards to hostility, flaming, and trolling than the other forums. This is where you can hold respectful debates, discussions or rants about serious real life issues, and other discussions regarding topics that may be controversial or likely to cause strife.

Please Note:
★Discussion in this forum must remain considerate, non-hostile, and mutually respectful. This forum has a no tolerance policy towards flaming, trolling, insults, and general abuse.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Debate Topics
★Complicated or Controversial Topics
★Real Life Rants

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Chat threads belong in Hangouts
★Normal, non-serious discussion topics belong in General Chit-Chat

Entertainment Forum
This is a catch-all forum for discussions about existing media, excluding books and video games which have their own forums. Talk about movies, music, tv shows, plays, and anything else that you want to gush about. Remember that illegal content may not be linked to, including but not limited to torrenting and streaming sites. Also remember to be courteous and use the spoiler tag when discussing new episodes! Intentionally spoiling new media is considered a rules violation.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Discussions about TV Shows, Movies, Music, etc.

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Discussions about Books, Fanfiction, Comics, and other Text Media belong in Literature
★Discussions about Video Games, Tabletops, Board Games, and other Interactive Media belong in Games

Literature Forum
This is a forum for discussions about text based media, including but not limited to books, comics, web-comics, fanfiction, and poetry. Remember that illegal content may not be linked to, including but not limited to torrenting and streaming sites. Also remember to be courteous and use the spoiler tag when discussing new episodes! Intentionally spoiling new media is considered a rules violation.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Discussions about Books, Fanfiction, Comics, and other Text Media

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Discussions about TV Shows, Movies, Music, etc. belong in Entertainment
★Discussions about Video Games, Tabletops, Board Games, and other Interactive Media belong in Games

Games Forum
This is a forum for discussions about interactive media, including but not limited to video games, tabletop games, board games, and sports. Remember that illegal content may not be linked to, including but not limited to torrenting and streaming sites. Also remember to be courteous and use the spoiler tag when discussing new episodes! Intentionally spoiling new media is considered a rules violation.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Video Games, Tabletops, Board Games, and other Interactive Media

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Discussions about TV Shows, Movies, Music, etc. belong in Entertainment
★Posting games for fun between users should be in The Arcade

Hangouts Forum
Sometimes you just want to chat with your friends and collect Volts in the process--that’s where this forum comes in handy! Make yourself a chat thread with or without a theme of your choice, and have fun talking about anything and everything you can think of.

Please Note:
★Spam rules are still in effect in this forum, like all forums. Posts should still involve actual discussion, not just an emote or an offtopic word.
★Each user is limited to 2 active hangout threads each. This limit is per user, not per account, meaning that mules do not have their own hangout thread limits. A thread is considered active until or unless it is requested to be locked or it is inactive for 6 months.

Forum Basics:
Currency Cap: 50 Volts

What Belongs In This Forum:
★Chat threads, with or without a theme
★Newbie Adoption Threads
★Fanthreads for NPCs, Celebrities, etc.

What Doesn’t Belong On This Forum:
★Giveaways and charities should be posted in Charities instead!
★Specific topic discussion threads should be posted in General Chit-Chat instead!

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