We want this category to be a safe space for members of the community, but we also want other members to feel safe reading these at the same time. In order to keep this peace, I figured some general guidelines may help out. So here’s some general etiquette to follow in this category. Consider these kind of like the rules for this category and follow them.
Do not attack anyone for their views or opinions. This category is for people to vent and get out feelings, not for political/social revolutions or arguments. Try to keep that stuff out of topics here as much as possible.
Do not make jokes about someones trauma, experiences, or vents in general. This should be obvious but you know, sometimes we have to spell things out. Do not joke about anything someone says in this category. People are sharing their rough moments with you willingly so it’s rude to make jokes about it. We get it, dark humor exists. But this category is not the place for it. People are talking about serious issues here sometimes and dark humor has no place here.
Try to keep trigger warnings as much as possible. Use the tag and add it into the title Trigger warnings help to keep peoples mental health safe here. So if you mention topics such as suicide, self-harm, or other dark topics make sure to put TW and whatever triggers are in the topic in the title. Generally, talking about or sending photos of self-harm or suicidal topics should be avoided but I get it, art is some peoples way of expressing themselves. But, due to the fact of this site not having an age limit and triggers for people, it’s best if topics of self harm and suicide are mentioned in DM’s to a trusted person or you could call the suicide hotline at 988, but MPPC is generally not the place to get the help that you need.
Try to keep people on the communities names out of topics. If theres a situation you need to vent about that concerns a member of the community, come up with a fake name for this person in order to prevent drama on the community. Bringing peoples names into posts just leaves room for people to argue on vent posts. I get it, we don’t always get along on MPPC, no one always gets along. But, either generalize the post or use a fake name, and if you realize a post is about you, do not try to argue on that post. Keep it to DM’s. Arguments on posts will be locked ASAP.
Do not say any slurs. I get it, sometimes you want to vent about people calling you things you dislike or that hurt you. But if you mention a slur, whether it be a racial slur or a slur used towards another group of people, censor it or say something like “[insert _ slur]” or “[_ slur]”. Slurs cause drama and in general should not be said. This includes but is not limited to: The R word, The F slur, The N word, The CC slur, you get the point.
Don’t mention any sexual topics. While I get that sexual interactions may be a part of life, it shouldn’t be mentioned here due to underage members of this community being here. Any vent topics including anything explicitly stating anything about sex or anything related to that sort of thing will be deleted and will result in a mute. Remember that there are some things that just generally shouldn’t be added to vent topics on the internet, especially on a forum with no age limit. Talk about these things with people you trust or family members, not here.
Use this category for the intended purpose. Don’t post any spam topics or anything that is not a vent. These topics will be locked/deleted at the choice of whatever staff members think is fit. We want to keep these categories as clean as possible and keep them in use of their original purpose. if you continue to make these topics, it will result in a mute or ban again at the discretion of staff.
You get the point, basically. Use common sense and your good judgement to figure out if the things you’re posting should actually be posted on a forums site with children on it. If it isn’t something you’d tell an 8-10 year old, try to be as vague as possible with it. You’re welcome to vent and if you need someone I’m here to talk whenever I’m online. I’ll try to give the best advice I can if you need it, but if you just need to vent, I’m still here.
Refer to the rules.
Here’s a list of hotlines for if you need them(probably gonna gradually keep updating this):
988 – Suicide Hotline, call or text
741741 – Crisis Hotline, Text
(800) 799-7233 – Domestic Violence Hotline, Call
1-800-422-4453 – Child Abuse Hotline, Call