Rules on the Discord guild

Last update: 22 Jan 11:19 UTC
Short link to this article: https://truckersmp.com/kb/442


TruckersMP Discord

1. General rules

  • 1.01. Rules listed on https://truckersmp.com/rules apply to this Discord as well. (§1 - Service-wide rules, §5 - Disclaimer & Information)
  • 1.02. The Discord rules take precedence should there be any overlap
  • 1.03. You must have a valid TruckersMP account linked to your Discord profile/ID in order to gain access to the other channels, otherwise you will be limited to the guest chat only.
  • 1.04. The Discord Terms of Service and Community Guidelines are strictly enforced.
  • 1.05. Exceptions to the rules can be made by Upper Staff.

2. Channel Use

  • 2.01. Text and voice channels must be used for their named purpose only.
  • 2.02. English is the only language allowed to be used with the exception of the language-specific text channels.
  • 2.03. Bot commands must be used in the #bot-commands or #music-bot-commands channel only.
  • 2.04. Spoilers must be used for recent/upcoming shows, movies, games, etc. only.
  • 2.05. The #discord-suggestions channel is for suggestions directly affecting this Discord only, all other suggestions should be posted on the forums. If you suggest an emoji, provide a high-quality image for its use.
  • 2.06. The #request-group channel is for requesting role locked ranks (VTC leader, Streamer, DJ). You must follow the request format and meet the requirements listed in the pinned messages of that channel before submitting a request.

Strictly prohibited:

  • 2.10. Spamming, flooding (messages, emojis, reactions, pictures, GIFs) and channel hopping, extending to the use of the bots. If you hit a rate limit, you are considered to be spamming.
  • 2.11. Repeating the same bot command someone else has just run.
  • 2.12. Uselessly, overtagging and ghost tagging users and staff, including tagging with no message.
  • 2.13. Tagging @everyone and @here.
  • 2.14. Arguments that lead to unrest, including the discussion of political matters.
  • 2.15. Sharing personally identifiable information (e.g. name, address, e-mail, phone number, etc.) of yourself or others.
  • 2.16. ASCII art or anything similar, with the exception of the /shrug and /tableflip commands.
  • 2.17. Begging others to buy or gift things for you.

Channel Specific Rules:

  • 2.20. Car Talk - Pictures, videos and other suggestions of dangerous driving is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: using a mobile phone while driving on a public road, driving with excessive speed on a public road, showing illegal/unsafe/unfit vehicles and/or modifications. Dashcam footage is an exception, as long as you did not cause any danger yourself.

3. Microphone and Sound

  • 3.01. Music must be played in the music voice channel only.
  • 3.02. Spotify invitations must be sent in the #music channel only.

Strictly prohibited:

  • 3.10. Playing music outside of the music voice channel, using soundboards and voice changers.
  • 3.11. Playing or adding music that has an obscenely long duration (>10 minutes) or contains profanity.

4. Advertisement

  • 4.01. Advertising is not allowed, with the following exceptions:

    • Virtual Trucking Companies (VTCs) in the #vtc-advertisement channel (once per week)
    • Streams in the #stream-advertisement channel (once per stream)
    • Presenter in the #radio-advertisement channel (once per session, no pre/post-announcements, on air only)
    • Events in the #event-advertisement channel (up to three times per event, but no more than twice in 7 days)
  • 4.02. To gain access to the advertising channels, you must submit a request in the #request-group channel ensuring that you meet the following requirements:

    • VTCs - must be in a position of management within a VTC (no more than two allowed per VTC), minimum of 10 members, one news post per month, must have a website and must adhere to the TruckersMP rules.
    • Streams - minimum of 25 followers, recent broadcast history available of ETS/ATS related streams and your TruckersMP account must be in good standing (not currently banned).
    • Presenter - must be listed on a radio channels roster.

These requirements must be maintained or you may lose the role.

Strictly prohibited:

  • 4.10. Advertising guilds (Discord servers) directly, through invite codes, URL shorteners, or including any of these on any form of media.
  • 4.11. Any form of service (free or paid), including advertising with the use of nicknames or media uploaded on any of the channels.
  • 4.12. Sending invitations and/or advertisements to others unsolicited via direct messages.

5. Usernames and Nicknames

  • 5.01. Must be taggable and must contain alphanumeric letters only.
  • 5.02. Nicknames can include your VTC website, stream or radio page only if you have been granted the corresponding rank.

Strictly prohibited:

  • 5.10. Zalgo text or text encoding that changes the size of your nickname.

6. Inappropriate Content

  • 6.01. Posting any inappropriate content, including but not limited to explicit, inappropriate or pornographic content and the distribution of links, pictures, videos or sounds of this nature. This also includes emoticons that encourage, show, stimulate or suggest any sexual act, organ or anything related.
  • 6.02. Distributing attachments or links containing viruses, malware, pirated software, etc. that are considered illegal under International law.
  • 6.03. Use of IP trackers or other malicious gathering tools is not allowed.
  • 6.04. Discussing or suggesting the use of the above is not allowed.
  • 6.05. Memes are allowed in moderation, except where they (a) provoke a religious or political debate, (b) provoke others, (c) are related to death or (d) are inappropriate for public consumption or workplace. These must be posted in the #pictures channel only, with the exception of car related memes in #car-talk.

7. ModMail

  • 7.01. These rules apply to all messages sent to the ModMail bot.
  • 7.02. We reserve the right to disable your access to the ModMail bot if we deem it necessary at any point in time.

8. Applications, Bans and Events In-Game

  • 8.01. Discussing web reports, feedback tickets, appeals, punishments received in-game, on the Forum or on Discord is not allowed.
  • 8.02. Requesting Game Moderators to moderate areas in the game is not allowed, use the in-game or web report system.

9. Discord Punishment System

  • 9.01. Punishments work as follows:

    • verbal warning
    • 3x logged warnings
    • kicked from the server
    • 7 day ban
    • permanent ban.
  • 9.02. Punishments are logged against your user account, should you swap to a different Discord account, your previous punishments will still apply. Punishments do not expire.

  • 9.03. Exceptions can be made to the standard punishment procedure if necessary.

  • 9.04. You can contest any punishments you have received via the feedback system, selecting the “Community Moderation Management” category when creating a ticket.