After receiving some feedback we have taken a look at our sexual harassment policy and expanded it. The policy itself remains in place, but we are expanding the wording around what is and is not OK, and what you should do if you feel harassed OOCly or ICly.
To be clear, OOC harassment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. IC sexual harassment is a bit trickier because you might be totally OK with the roleplay you are having, even if it involves your character being sexually harassed. We, the staff of Sindome, do not want to get in the way of roleplay of any kind if we can help it.
We trust all of you to be mature, adult, and respectful of other peoples wishes. It has always been our policy that if someone asks for a sexual situation to cease, in character, that MUST be obeyed. The following update to the policy covers more specifically, what is expected of each community member and courses of action should one feel they are needed.
2.C. Sexual Harassment
Sindome is an adult game, with adult content. As such some amount of sex will, in all likelihood, enter into your character’s life at some point, however, if someone OOCly asks you to stop directing sexual comments, requests, actions, etc, at their character, you need to stop.
If you are uncomfortable with sexual roleplay that is being directed at your character, you may use the local ‘OOC’ command to request that the person cease. If you make this request and it continues to happen, please use ‘xhelp’ to alert the admin staff, and we will help resolve the situation.
If someone requests you cease sexual roleplay with them, under ANY circumstances, you are to cease it, without question. Failure to do so will result in punitive action with possible loss of your account.
Do not use accusations of sexual misconduct to slander another character in game, as it becomes an unavoidable in character topic for those who do not wish to engage in roleplay of that nature.
Additionally, sexual conduct in an OOC room, or OOC channels does not have to be tolerated at all. If you feel as though someone is sexually harassing you on OOC channels, please xhelp and alert an admin of the situation.
DO NOT sexually harass community members out of character. If you do you can expect to be banned from the game.