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9/11 In Rememberance Sep 11, 2015
We would like to take a moment to recognize all those users affected by the events that happened in America on 9/11/2001. You are all in our thoughts today as you remember the loved ones you have lost.

With that said, we request that everyone respect these users and keep any jokes or blogs that make light of this horrific terrorist attack off of the blogs page. We will monitor the blogs today and ask that all users that are blog moderators do so as well and any blog that is offensive in nature will be removed. If you continually post you may be blacklisted or possibly banned as this was a tragedy and should not be joked about.

Thank you all for respecting each other concerning this matter.

Tengaged Moderation
Points: 2430 53 comments
UPDATED Design Rules! Sep 9, 2015
Hello all! 
We have been working very hard with our Design Approval Team on making some updates to the design rules as well as the design punishments.  Please note the following updates beginning TODAY.

First of all, everyone should note that all new designs need approval prior to posting in a shop by our Design Approval Team.  If you are unsure where to get this approval, it is in this group:
http://www.tengaged.com/group/7974
We ask that you please respect our Design Approval Team.  If they mail you concerning a design, please respond to them as you would to a Moderator.  If there is an issue with something they have mailed, please bring it to us, do not argue with them as they are just working to keep the designing game fair for all.

RULES:
1. You can create any of the following items, as designated by the active categories:

- Clothing
- Eyes
- Mouth
****NEW RULE*****
Mouthpieces/Masks are now permitted in the "Mouth" Category.  The design can not cover more than 50% of the face and MUST be placed over the mouth.
- Necklaces (necklaces are ONLY permitted in this category - they cannot be part of a clothing design. Scarves CAN be posted in this category but may also be posted as part of a clothing design.)
- Tattoos, scars and body art.
- Glasses
- Hair
- Hair accessories (hat, headband, bandana ...)
*****NEW RULE*****
-You are now permitted a small amount of blue in your designs. Covering an arm, or a small amount on the sides of the avatar will be permitted, however you are still not permitted to cover the entire avatar.  ALL DESIGNS CONTAINING BLUE MUST BE APPROVED BY OUR DESIGN APPROVAL TEAM.

2. Masks - don't fit into an existing category and therefore aren't allowed, BUT you can get around this a couple of ways: 
- Put them into the tattoo/scar category - they can be "body art."
- If they stay on the top half of the face, you can put them in as glasses.  If you do this, please make sure you have eye holes.
*****NEW RULE****
-Mouthpieces/Masks are now permitted in the "Mouth" Category.  The design can not cover more than 50% of the face and MUST be placed over the mouth.

3. Items floating around in the background or detached from the avatar are still not allowed.

4. *****NEW RULE*****
-You are now permitted a small amount of blue in your designs. Covering an arm, or a small amount on the sides of the avatar will be permitted, however you are still not permitted to cover the entire avatar.  ALL DESIGNS CONTAINING BLUE MUST BE APPROVED BY OUR DESIGN APPROVAL TEAM.

5. Designs with more than one item: These still aren't allowed (e.g., clothes + hair, hair + hat, etc)
Only exceptions:
-  Hair with  SMALL accessories such as ribbons and headbands that couldn't stand alone.
- Clothing containing extensions of arms
         http://www.tengaged.com.br/design/id-26809/natal-roupa-com-anel
- Random items like a pet on the avatar's shoulder or accessories such as sword can be attached to clothing items -
         http://www.tengaged.com.br/shop/our-teenage-dream_1142

6. Stealing Designs: Post designs without permission from the owner is COMPLETELY PROHIBITED and will result in a ban on first offense.  Get permission in a Tengaged message and save it so you can provide it to moderation staff in case of any confusion.

7. Scarves can be posted individually as necklaces OR as part of the clothing design.

8. Punishments for illegal designs have been updated  Read our profile for details: www.tengaged.com/user/Tengaged_Moderation

10.  Questions?  Ask before you post!

PUNISHMENTS:
10. Stealing designs -
We will do our best to protect the creative property of our users, but we suggest that you keep originals of your designs and other proof that you created it. If you've been given a design to post that is created by another user, make sure you get them to give you permission via a message ON TENGAGED (not skype) so you can produce it later if someone claims that you stole the design. May be extended if multiple offenses of illegal and stolen designs occur. If there is proof of design theft, the following are the punishments.

First offense = Removal of stolen design (and loss of all income/stock from it if it's in a shop) + 3-day blacklist + one-day ban.  Second offense = Removal of stolen design (and loss of all income/stock from it if it's in a shop) + 7-day blacklist + 3 day ban. Third offense = Removal of stolen design (and loss of all income/stock from it if it's in a shop) + 7-day blacklist + 1 week ban.

11. Illegal designs -
(Note - we may not catch them all in the design labs, but we will in the Shop Game, so this is where our focus will be.)
SEE RULES: http://www.tengaged.com/blog/Tengaged_Moderation/1060096/new-design-rules
If you post a design and it is removed, do not repost that design unless you've contacted us and gotten approval. Illegal designs include those that are in the wrong category or more than 1 design in the post.

1st offense-Removal of design + 1 day ban
2nd offense-Removal of design + 3 day ban + 7 day blacklist

Repeated offenses may result in long-term removal of access to the shop game, not allowing your shop to move on to the next week, or even bans.

Clear deliberate attempts to ignore the design rules or post without permission to bypass rules will result in a one-week blacklist.

11A. Designs that are obviously illegal, such as designs covering the whole avatar area, will not be permitted. Any designs posted before 4/19/2014 will be, for the most part, accepted unless it was already otherwise noted.

If you post such a design in shops the design will be removed, all profit will be lost and you will receive a one week ban. If you are seen wearing that design you will be asked to remove it within a certain time period. If you fail to follow through you will receive a blacklist until you email us saying you are ready to remove the design.

Posting of these types of designs will result in the following:
1st offense: Removal of all profit, 1 week ban +2 week blacklist + 3 month shop ban
2nd offense: Removal of all profit, 2 week ban +4 week blacklist + 6 month shop ban
3rd offense: Removal of all profit, 2 week ban +4 week blacklist + permanent shop ban

Thank you!
Tengaged Moderation
Points: 198 12 comments
New Accounts After a Permanent Ban Sep 4, 2015
Hello Tengaged,
After months of discussion we have decided to alter the rules slightly on creating new accounts after a permanent ban.

The new rules states: 'Permanent bans will not be overturned and new accounts cannot be made on the IP of the banned user for AT LEAST 4 MONTHS - *the 4 month timer will RESET after every new account you make within the ban time.*  This is not something we take lightly so please don't ask to have a permanent ban removed.'

The new addition is highlighted in *'s.

This rule has been enforced by some moderation before but was never officially recorded in the rules. As a team we have agreed that this rule change is for the best - we take permanent bans very seriously and the current system allows a permanently banned user to access the website as regularly as they want until they can make an official account. The new system will change this as the user will be denied 4 months access to the website if they do want to eventually make a new account. This denial of service is essential as it not only shows the severity of their actions but also removes any malicious users from the website.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to mail us and we will answer as soon as possible.

Thanks!
T-Mod
Points: 1686 48 comments
Attention: Rules Update Aug 21, 2015
Hello Tengaged,
We have been making a few subtle changes to the rules if you have not noticed, but wanted to bring your attention to a complete change of a current rule.  The following will take effect immediately:

5. Serious Harassment. (Updated 8/21/2015)
The definition of harass:
1. to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother continually; pester; persecute.
The definition of torment:
1. to afflict with GREAT bodily or mental suffering; pain:

We will no longer accept reports of harassment when you have argued or are arguing with a user. We will no longer tell other users to leave you alone and allow you to sit there harassing them knowing they can not say anything.  Serious harassment, or bullying, will not be permitted on this site, however if you are just attempting to get someone banned, it is very possible that you will receive the ban.  This is a Big Brother website, drama is expected and will not be punished.  If you are truly being "tormented" please contact us and we will handle the situation, but if you are just having an argument with another user because you don't like what they did in a game, you don't like them or vice versa, then log off for an hour and it will stop.

If a single user is receiving serious harassment or bullying from a group of people in a game or on the blogs page, there will be no warning issued, that group will immediately receive anywhere from a blacklist to a ban depending on the seriousness of the harassment.  All other SERIOUS harassment will result in a warning for first offense.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to mail us and we will answer as soon as possible.

Thanks!
T-Mod
Points: 761 25 comments
Concerning Design Approvals Aug 20, 2015
Hello Tengaged!
We have been working to make some improvements to the site.  With the Welcoming Committee now set we have decided to bring back the "Design Approval" group as well!

For all the designers that need approvals, you will now need to join this group and discuss this here:

http://www.tengaged.com/group/7974

We have selected a few different users to try to be as fair as possible, designs that are posted for approval will be discussed between these members and myself before being denied unless they are clearly against the rules.

We are also going to be updating a few rules to designing to give you all a little more freedom in your designing. Hopefully this will bring back the excitement to creating your own new designs :)

Please Note: The users in this group are NOT moderators, so please DO NOT harass them with your Mod issues, they are here to help improve the quality of designing and shops, not to deal with your attacks over getting banned, these issues should continue to be addressed to ME.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message me and I will answer as soon as I can!

Thank you!
Tengaged_Moderation
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Welcoming Committee Update Aug 18, 2015
Hello Tengaged!
As you have probably noticed, we have not had much free time to run the Welcoming Committee the way we intended.  We do want this to be an active group on Tengaged, so for the time being RoboZoe will be helping us with administrating this group.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  We will monitor group activity as well, so remember not to abuse it :)

Thank you!
Tengaged_Moderation
Points: 1262 54 comments