Forum General Rules

  • Please be kind to one another. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment or cyberbullying anywhere in our community. This may include, but is not limited to:
    • Abusive comments, hate speech, harassing, incessant, threatening, sexual or otherwise uncomfortable messages.
    • Posting negative content or creating content that paints other members in a negative or hurtful light.
    • Inciting violence or harassment towards Episode, Episode Community members, or Episode staff. Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke, are prohibited.
    • Racism or discrimination is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
    • No “flaming” or “badgering” (members writing hostile or insulting messages aimed at other members for their views, comments, status within the community or any other reason). Anyone can disagree with someone’s views and still offer a polite response.
    • No “trolling” (when a member posts controversial, upsetting, sometimes off-topic messages with the intent of baiting other members to reply or start an argument). Please do not feed the trolls. Rather than engaging with them and their disruptive comments, please report them directly to the moderators so they can be investigated and action can be taken as necessary.
    • Creating multiple accounts for the purposes of misrepresenting your identity to the community is prohibited.
    • If you have any concerns that need to be addressed by a moderator please send your question or feedback in a private message.
  • Please do not alter, bypass or otherwise change current Episode Forum settings, filters, or layouts. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Bypassing any language filters set in place by the Episode Team
    • Artificially manipulating the voting system
    • Circumventing a ban or suspension. This includes creating or maintaining multiple accounts for the purposes of rejoining the platform after being removed.
    • Abusing or encouraging the abuse of the Flagging system
    • Posting spam and/or re-posting closed, modified, or previously deleted content.
      • Examples include, but are not limited to:
        • The plugging and/or advertising of non-Episode related websites, items, or content;
        • Posting links to phishing, hacking, keygens or cheating apps or software in order to gain more passes/gems;
        • Posting or linking to pornographic or pirating sites;
        • Creating threads or replies with oversized or excessively large font styles.
    • Repetitively posting in the wrong forum (ex: sharing stories in the Episode Fan Community or creating content in the incorrect sub forum). If you are unsure where to post something our moderators are happy to help!
  • Please respect your own and each others’ privacy.
    • Do not publicly post personal information. (Ex: address, phone number, emails, etc. If you would like to supply any of these to another member, please do so at your own risk and via the forum’s Private Messaging system.)
    • Revealing personal information about Staff or other forum members such as names, email addresses or other social media accounts is strictly prohibited. This includes impersonating or pretending to be an Episode staff member. Any behavior that threatens the integrity of our Community can result in immediate removal from the Episode Forums and the Episode platform - including any published content.
      • Examples include, but are not limited to:
        • Stealing, revealing or blackmailing personal information.
        • Withholding account information from original owner, exposing where a member lives, works or any other information that may compromise their safety or privacy.
        • Accessing another author’s account without permission or damaging / deleting another author’s work.
  • This forum is for discussing the Episode platform, the stories on it or other specific topics.
    • To balance the community’s diverse members interests, and ensure a quality experience, we will remove content that does not align with our guidelines. This will include topics that encourage spam replies or the inflation of responses.
    • Posts should not be used to advertise outside stories or apps from other publishers/developers.
  • Bumping is only allow once per thread per 24hrs.
    • Bumping is replying to a thread with the intention of boosting it to the top of the thread list so that more people will see it.
  • Helping Our Moderators
    • If you see something blatantly bad or definitely spam, take advantage of the Flag () button! Please remember that flagging should not be abused.
    • Our active moderators and admins are: @Jeremy and @Liz.
    • If you have any other urgent requests or issues please contact the forum admin or moderator team directly!

Violation of any these guidelines can result in one or more of the following actions: written warnings and temporary or permanent suspension from all or parts of our platform.