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Changes to Rule 7C)

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Hey everyone, we have an important rule update to announce. We have modified rule 7C) Illegal Activities. The old rule contained plenty of grey area and therefore targeted a very broad range of individuals. To put things into perspective, here are three examples of things that could result in a significant ban (indefinite/permanent) as a result of this rule, which many would consider not fair:
  • Distribution of evidence used in cases (such as IP addresses to find alternate accounts or malicious files innocently shared for investigative purposes) could be punished as “doxxing” or “sharing dangerous files” if there was no consent.
  • Actions within a consensual relationship where someone can accuse another of misconduct further down the line. This can result in both individuals of said relationship getting banned.
  • Many individuals in a NSFW channel on Discord could technically be affected by the rule if there were reports of ages being lied about, or if there was a report of no consent within a mix of individuals under 18 and over 18.
More situations than these three examples can also apply as well. These three examples are just to show how open-ended the rule was with what it can punish.

We will be revoking all punishments for cases that do not align with the new version of the rule and we would like to apologize to everyone that has been affected by the flaws in the old rule. If you believe that yourself or a friend is entitled to an unban by this new rule, please have them contact MarioKartBoards Staff to review it.

While the old rule was a discretionary one, we believe that establishing more specific criteria for what constitutes a ban will benefit the consistency of our decisions instead of relying on many various contexts for a punishment.

The new rule explicitly specifies criminal/harmful intent (such as, but not limited to, DDoS attacks, doxxing someone, serious threats of physical violence, and predatory behavior).

Other situations that may be in a legal gray area or in violation of a platform’s Terms of Service (such as Discord or Twitter) we will suggest that you have handled by the appropriate outside administrative group.

We promise to continue to improve our ruleset and our enforcement to provide everyone the best possible experience on MarioKartBoards.

Thanks for reading,
- MarioKartBoards Staff
 
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Really hoping that pedo's aren't given a 2nd chance just because of that rule change, and I mean the ones who were proven guilty with the amount of evidence being shown in public and towards staff during those incidents.
 
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Really hoping that pedo's aren't given a 2nd chance just because of that rule change, and I mean the ones who were proven guilty with the amount of evidence being shown in public and towards staff during those incidents.
This rule change is for matters of legal gray areas, not to give pedos a sense of reprieve.
 

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this whole community needs to get a fucking grip if im honest

i don't play or hang around with anyone but the fact these people are not literally banished from the community forever and are freely coming back over time and socialising back inside a community full of kids is actual fucking insanity and shit needs to be done to prevent that

or else by 2020 there will be triple digits
 

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Ace is literally nailed my thoughts throughout this process. The best decisions aren't always the easiest but they need to be done. If it was solely up to me I would've been making this change a while ago and making sure everyone who engaged in such activities was banned and permanently gone from the community on the spot. I'm a bit disappointed with how we got here but in the long run I believe its for the best. We cannot play in the grey areas on topics such as this. We have to follow the laws and regulations set in society without any second-guessing. We are merely a community within a larger population, we need to make everyone feel safe here and make sure nothing slips through the cracks like this again.
 
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A new thread about everything is being made to address everything. Let's keep it calm, going to close this for now.
 
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