The Laws of Wolfhome
"I accept you into my pack," said The Guardian.
"But here, you are on my lands,
and you will follow my rules."
Wolfhome is not just a chat, it is a community. In order to best
preserve the nonchalant atmosphere of the site, and to also serve the
community better, we have established some rules that every member
(including the Administration) is expected to follow. We have listed
these Rules below, but before you delve into them, there are some
things we would like you to keep in mind in order for you to have the
best experience on Wolfhome as possible.
While we will be actively enforcing these Rules, we trust that
YOU are able to handle the more minor annoyances on your own by
way of communication with the other party or by utilizing the Ignore
Feature. Communication is key in a community like Wolfhome and we
suggest to always be cordial when approaching problems you may have
with other users. Remember to treat others how you wish to be
treated! However, if this does not work for you, please use the Ignore
Feature. The Ignore Feature is a great function of Wolfhome that
can immediately alleviate problems you are having with another
Be Sure to Read Over the Rules in Full
"But I didn't know!" is not an acceptable excuse on Wolfhome. As soon
as you have registered, you have agreed to be subject to these Rules as
well as our Terms of Service. Before you register or participate in
this site in any manner, you should read the
Rules all the way through to ensure you will be able to abide by them.
Bans can be as short as 12 hours or longer (even permanent) depending
on your behavior and counting strikes. We typically go by the 3-Strikes
Rule, but depending on how serious the issue is, a Permanent Ban may be
given. So if you receive a Permanent Ban on Chat, your Forum Account
will be permanently banned as well. Also, please note that our chat is
based in the United States and follows US Laws.
As of March 2nd, 2013, Wolfhome became a Chatlands site for
users thirteen years of age or older. Wolfhome established this Rule
to ensure that children were not exposed to content above their age
level. If you are not thirteen years of age, please do not sign up for
Wolfhome. Wolfhome Administrators will permanently ban users
under the age of thirteen from this site, whether or not they have
parental consent. These users are allowed to return upon turning
thirteen years old, but must send in a
appealing their Ban by stating they are now old enough to use
Also please note when registering for Wolfhome you MUST
enter your ACTUAL date of birth so it reflects your actual age.
Age Boosting (creating an account with an age higher than your own)
will result in a request for your account to be deleted and remade or a
Permanent Ban placed if you refuse to comply or found in 18+ rooms.
Please bear in mind that you are responsible for whatever happens
on your account, so it is advised that you keep your password a secret.
If someone uses your account and gets banned, this Ban will count
towards you in the future. This includes allowing others to use your
e-mail account(s) to gain access to Wolfhome. Be sure to take extra
precautions, such as making your password difficult to guess, and
utilizing the '!lock' command.
Owners of a Private Room are responsible for what happens in said
room. This means that when you enter another users room, you are
subject to their Rules. If you do not like the Rules laid down by the
Room Owner, we suggest going to another location. The only times that
the Wolfhome Administration Team will intervene in Private Rooms are
when safety threats (this includes death threats and self harm
threats), hack threats, virus threats, suicide threats are made or the
propositioning of a minor occurs.
Opening or entering another person's Private Room on Wolfhome, without
their knowledge and without their consent, is not acceptable. Using
another's personal room without permission will be considered a form of
theft, and said user can be removed from the room and given an official
warning. If this occurs, the Room Owner will need to report it to the
Wolfhome Administration directly so it can be handled.
Wolfhome is extremely serious when it comes to protecting
minors. We make every effort to keep this site safe and enjoyable for
all users. Adult users (18+) are subject to additional expectations
when interacting with underage users. It is unacceptable for any adult
user to expose an underage user (minor) to explicit content of any
kind. This Rule also covers propositioning minors, exposing them to any
Not Safe For Work (NSFW) material, or any other potentially unsafe
activities. Anyone caught doing so will be Permanently Banned from
ALL Chatlands Sites. Instances of propositioning minors will be
reported to the appropriate Internet Service Provider (ISP) and/or
local legal authorities.
**A Permanent Ban across ALL Chatlands Sites will be placed for any
cases of propositioning a minor/a minor propositioning an adult, or
adult users exposing minors to explicit content of any kind.
Any content (music included) that is above the following Guidelines
in your profile will be met with a Reminder. If the content is not
removed after 24 hours of your next login, an official Warning will be
given. If you do not login 72 hours after receiving the Reminder, you
will be notified that the Profile Content has been removed via Chat
Message, but not given a Warning. After any three subsequent Warnings
on the Chat, content in profiles that break these Guidelines will
result in a Ban. Usernames that break these Guidelines will be met with
an e-mailed Warning. If the username is not changed upon the next
login, a Ban will be placed.
All Rules below follow the regular Ban Ladder unless otherwise noted
after the Rule in italics; however, if the situation is deemed
serious enough or a user continuously breaks a single Rule, their
punishment may skip rungs in the ladder (even after their ladder is
1.) Inappropriate Content
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While Wolfhome does not abide by established PG-13 Standards, it
allows those who are 13 and older, so we ask that you be mindful of
those around you when you are having certain conversations or
discussions. Illegal URLs and discussing illegal activity is also
against our Guidelines.
- We do not have swearing restrictions in effect; however, we ask
that you continue your consideration when using these words. If you
have a problem with cursing, please put the user on
- If you wish to have adult conversations, please do so in a
private setting (private message). We do not allow R-rated content to
be discussed or talked about in public. This includes discussing
sexual positions, scenarios, or contexts, and linking to shock sites
and other inappropriate content. ** Linking to shock sites or porn
will result in a Permanent Ban across Chatlands.
- Controlled substances (including prescription medications and
illegal drugs) are allowed to be discussed on Wolfhome as long as it
is done in an educational or constructive manner. Discussion of
controlled substances without the intent to inform in this way is not
allowed as it is a home to all varieties of people. Much like
alcohol, we will not allow users under the age of 21 to talk about
being under the influence or usage (unless again, it's a medical or
educational discussion). Pressuring other users to try controlled
substances or glorifying it's use is still against the rules and will
be handled appropriately. Also please note that our chat is based
in the United States and follows US Laws. Further information can
be found here.
- Subjecting others to or directly linking unfiltered NSFW ("not
safe for work") content, such as an image, a gallery, or video, to
others is not acceptable. Linking to offsite content that is filtered
for viewing audience, for example, content that is only viewable to
individuals who have the "NSFW filter" on, is acceptable. **Linking
to porn will result in a Permanent Ban across Chatlands.
- Sheaths are acceptable in artwork if there is no detail, it is a
slight bulge and isn't sexualized. Bulges on anthros are acceptable
if it is a smooth, round bulge such as the ones present on our crinos
poses or on a Ken Barbie Doll; there is no more than one bulge; and
there is no indication of a phallic shape. Nipples may only be
present on feral artwork on the forum as well as on flat chested
characters on anthros. Nipples are NOT permitted on any female
identifying character or on any non-flat chest/breast, regardless of
- Linking to pirated or otherwise illegal software or websites that
harm the viewer's computer.
- Linking to or publishing images in your profile that may trigger
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Spamming the chat by sending numerous messages rapidly (known as flooding) and rapid movement (clicking all over the screen) is not allowed, as this is highly annoying to others of the community. There is no specific limit to how much you can use capitals, although be aware that in online-lingo it is considered "yelling". If it's determined by the Administration that your messages and/or movements are deemed inappropriately excessive to cause annoyance to others, a warning may be given depending on your current Ban Ladder.
To further clarify changing poses rapidly or constantly, singing song lyrics, continuously typing in all caps, gibberish of random letters or numbers excessively used, using emojis excessively are examples of spam.
Users who use the subscription level of Standard or higher, have access to the "!Away" feature and need to keep in mind that your away message must not be too overbearing. For example, if it stretches long enough and takes up a large portion of the room it will be considered a form of spam. This includes using this feature to intentionally disturb other users. As well as using the !Away feature to promote the sales of characters, commissions and any other excessively long links.
3.) Disturbing the Peace
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In most cases disturbing the peace refers to behaving in ways that are
upsetting or unsettling to people within the community, causing
emotional grief, or trauma. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Creating unnecessary drama to intentionally disturb another
user. This includes misrepresenting Administrative action and
falsifying Administrative statements.
- Faking your own, or someone else's trauma (such as death,
an accident...etc.). ** Severe DTP such as this will result in a
Permanent Ban across Chatlands.
- Subjects, images or content that can trigger other members of
the community (such as talk of: rape, self-harm, suicide, hate
group propaganda or extremist speech, etc.). ** Hate group
propaganda and extremist speech are taken very seriously and most
instances it will lead to serious consequences, such as a Permanent
Ban depending on the severity of the situation.
- The impersonation of anyone other than yourself, regardless of
context. ** Impersonation can result in a Permanent Ban across
Chatlands depending upon the severity of the situation.
- Destructive Criticism of any kind, no matter who it is directed toward
- Public Blacklists of ANY kind and Do Not Interact (DNI)
lists of any kind. If there is someone you no longer wish to
interact with, we highly encourage you to utilize the Ignore
Feature by typing !ignore and the user's name in the chat bar.
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If you go on any Chatlands Sites (Wolfhome, Cats Paw Island, Felicity,
etc) for the purpose of harassing, causing grief, being disruptive,
disturbing the peace, being vulgar, malicious behavior, etc the
punishment will be a Permanent Ban across Chatlands, not just from
the site where the incident occurred. Any attempt to deliberately
cause strife or to disrupt others on any Chatlands Site will be treated
as an attack against all Chatlands Sites.
** Trolling will result in a Permanent Ban across Chatlands.
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Harassment, which is “to irritate or torment persistently" members of
this community, is not acceptable. There are many different types of
harassment, but harassment of any kind will not be tolerated on this
website. This includes but not limited to:
- Irritating, annoying or tormenting members of this community
persistently through means such as "flaming", "egging on", or "shaming".
- Uncalled for and inappropriate name calling, racial slurs,
inappropriate and hurtful slang (such as terms against homosexuality,
racial groups, political affiliations...etc.).
- Sexual harassment or sexual innuendos. ** Sexual harassment may easily lead to a lengthy ban depending upon the situation.
- Stalking members of this community. ** Stalking may easily lead to a lengthy ban depending upon the situation.
- Targeting other users in regards to personal issues or differences.
Using the chats to criticize or upset others you have personal
differences with is not tolerated.
- Doxing members of this community (making someone's address, information, identity, or other information public) ** Doxing may easily lead to a lengthy ban depending upon the situation.
- Uncalled for or negative criticism against your fellow community members.
- Demeaning an artist for their skills level in artistry (such as
mocking, making fun of, or speaking ill of another user and their works
of art, literature, etc.).
- Prejudice against religious or spiritual beliefs and extremist
points of view. Please keep these to yourself and do not force them upon
- Naming & Shaming and/or pointing out Art Theft. If you do see
Art Theft, please contact a member of the Wolfhome Administration and we
will handle it.
- Cursing at other users if it is done so in a belittling, demeaning,
or malicious manner. This includes flipping off other users, a group, or
an affiliation with a pose or other image that includes the middle
finger. Jokingly cursing at friends or calling them names is allowed in
moderation, as long as all parties involved understand that it is in
jest. If it is reported to the administration and there is no clear joke
intended, action will be taken against your account. Any racial,
derogatory, or gender slurs will absolutely not be allowed under any
- Begging in public rooms and/or continuous and repeated solicitation is a type of harassment and could get you kicked from the chat. This also includes continuously posting GoFundMe links in public rooms. All members regardless of their Subscription level, are able to use the !Away feature. We highly suggest using this feature instead of continuously posting links on chat that could result in further action taken against your account. If you have a fundraiser such as PayPal, GoFundMe, or any other fundraising site you must have a forum topic so you are able to post updates on it to where the money is going. If you do not have a forum account and you are posting to receive funds you will go up your ladder accordingly.
- Using your avatar (pose) to harass others; disturbing them, playing with them against their will, invading others space.
To further clarify, slurs/names that may seem ok to you and not to others, is not allowed. We want everyone on Wolfhome to have a safe, and calm chatting atmosphere. We accept every person as they are no matter where they are from, what they do, what they look like, or what gender/orientation/ etc they are and prefer. If someone asks you to stop calling them a name, nickname, etc, you stop; the same applies if you are asked to use the correct pronouns for each person.
**If we have credible evidence of offsite harassment directed
towards another Chatlands user appropriate action will be taken, to
help prevent further harassment here on site.**
Wolfhome is not responsible for off-site harassment unless it specifically includes the following: Doxxing, Death Threats, Assault Threats (physical/sexual), or Releasing of Private Information (addresses/phone numbers). If you are being harassed off-site, we suggest blocking that individual immediately. If the harassment contains one or more of what's mentioned, please report it to us with as much information as possible so it can be handled swiftly.
6.) Administrator Harassment
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Wolfhome is a place where respect is highly encouraged and
harassment and disrespect is not tolerated. The Wolfhome
Administration pitches in a little more than your average user. They
accept the job knowing that they may make mistakes, that they may face
constructive and negative criticism, and that they take on extra
responsibilities without pay. You also accept the responsibilities as a
member, knowing that the Administration is not perfect. This also
Do not harass them openly or in any way. If you have a problem with
how a Wolfhome Administrator has handled a situation, or with some
other aspect of their behavior, please fill out a
or get in contact with an Alpha.
- Telling an Administrator that "they suck", or how bad they are at
- Repeatedly asking or harassing Administrators about pending
poses, rooms, bans, warnings, disputing bans or idle kicks
- Repeatedly asking or harassing how to become an Administrator or
ask to be made an Administrator
- Yelling at an Administrator for banning you or someone you
- Reuploading rejected poses or rooms multiple times without
7.) False Reports & Mini-Modding
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While we encourage you to report any suspicious activity you see, in no
way do we promote falsely accusing other users. If you make false
reports against another user, we will take action against your account
instead. So please be respectful of other users and do not purposely
try to get them in trouble if they did nothing wrong. Mini-modding,
which means a subordinate taking the responsibilities of Administrators
in your own hands which can be more hurtful than helpful, and should be
avoided. We understand that you may be frustrated by the behavior of
others, but please do not take matters into your own hands. Simply save
any logs to send to a Administrator and place the other person on your
** False reports automatically result in an NG.
However, if it appeared to have good intentions, you will receive a
8.) Mature 18+ Rooms
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Mature 18+ Rooms are for Adults Only. If you are under the age of 18 and are caught changing your account ages to enter these rooms (age boosting), or in any way entering a Mature 18+ Room, whether it be Public or Private you will be Permanently Banned without warning. For further details pertaining to these rooms please see HERE.
- Pornographic videos, artwork, literature, images or themes **Linking to shock sites or porn will result in a Permanent Ban across Chatlands
- Non-consensual themes and sexual assault themes in writing, artwork, as well as discussions
- Promoting, describing, and sharing videos/images of self harm & eating disorders
- Encouraging / Promoting for other users to do drugs & alcohol
- NSFW real life selfies, videos or anything of the sort
- Videos containing other explicit content (such as abuse, animal cruelty, pornography, gore, violence)
- Pirated or otherwise illegal software or websites that harm the viewer's computer
- Child abuse, pedophilia descriptions and themes in writing, artwork and discussions as well as any explicit online content containing child abuse and pedophilia
- Describing & discussions of incest
- Graphic descriptions, depictions of death & dead bodies
- Discussion, depictions, encouragement, promoting, referencing, artwork, & writings of suicide
- Themes, depictions & discussions of zoophilia
- Themes, depictions, & discussions of torture
9.) Multiple Accounts
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You are allowed to have as many accounts as you wish. Each e-mail
can host up to four accounts. However, try not to use multiple accounts
in the same room. This is known as "multi-accounting" and is frowned
upon because it takes up slots in rooms that other users could use.
Multi-accounting is acceptable until the room is more than halfway full
or another user has a problem with it. You will then be asked to remove
your additional account by an Administrator.
10.) Safety Threats
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Safety Threat Rules do not follow the normal Ban Ladder procedure,
as ban lengths vary for each safety threat (higher ban lengths may be
given if deemed necessary). If a user has made a safety threat or is
threatening to harm another user in any way even in a private room,
they are still subject to a Reminder/Warning and Bans.
Permanent Ban will be placed if the safety threat is deemed serious
Chatlands has zero tolerance for death threats. Talk of killing, how
to kill, threatening someone with murder or anything of the sort is not
allowed. Death threats made in a joking manner amongst friends, is the
only exception to this rule. Keep in mind, if the death threat is
deemed too severe / graphic or it's unclear that the threat was
made in Role-Play and/or friendly banter, a ban can be placed on your
account. Please note that if a Role-Play death threat is deemed too
graphic / violent in nature, it will fall under a breach of PG-13
(gore). In regards to private rooms, Administrators will not handle
Role-Play death threats unless the user feels that the threat is
genuine and they file a report.
Suicide & Self-Harm Threats
As members of a community, we want to look out for one another and be
sure that everyone is okay. The Wolfhome Administration does take
suicide threats and self-harm threats very seriously, because we want
to ensure that our users are safe and have access to help if they need
it. Equally, we want to ensure that users who may be triggered are not
negatively impacted by this type of talk, which is why we do not allow
public discussion of suicide or self-harm threats. Talking about recent
self-harm or talk of suicide, either on your behalf or the behalf of
someone else on the site, will result in an e-mail being sent with
helpful links. This is in order to make sure individuals get the help
they need. If talk of suicide or self-harm persists, it will result in
warnings or bans being given. The authorities or Internet Service
Provider (ISP) may also be contacted if the case is severe.
We also have zero tolerance for rape threats. Talking of raping, how to
rape, or threatening someone with rape is not allowed. This applies to
both serious, joking, and role-play contexts.
clarify, discussion of current or prior abuse, molestation, eating
disorders, violence, etc should not take place on Wolfhome and
should be instead taken to a professional or highly trusted
11.) Hack & Virus Threats
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Threatening to hack or send viruses, or even talking about potentially
hacking or sending viruses to another user or website, is not tolerated
on this site. We ask that you do not talk about, share tips or tricks,
or share links about hacking, sending viruses, or discuss potentially
hacking or sending viruses. Even talk of hacking or sending viruses in
a joking manner will result in serious action taken, as it is something
we must take seriously.
**Hack & virus threats almost always result in an immediate
Permanent Ban across Chatlands.
12.) Propositioning Minors
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Instances of propositioning minors will be reported to the appropriate
Internet Service Provider (ISP) and/or legal authority as possible law
enforcement. This also goes for any minor who is caught propositioning
an adult. Action will be taken against any minor who does so. This
includes but not limited to:
- Offering minors drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, cybering, yiffing (this includes role-play)
**A Permanent Ban across Chatlands will be placed for any cases
of propositioning a minor or a minor propositioning an adult.
PLEASE REMEMBER: The Wolfhome Administration cannot be
everywhere at once, so it is up to YOU, as a user, to report any
suspicious activity to the
Administration Team quickly. We will follow up all allegations as
soon as we can, and we will take necessary and appropriate action as
As always, WE STRONGLY ADVISE everyone: Do not give out
personal contact information such as phone numbers, street address,
real life names or the name of your school, any information that
helps someone else you met online locate you in real life. No
exceptions. Further information can be found
13.) Art Theft
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Art Theft is something that the Wolfhome Administration takes
very seriously on BOTH Forum and Chat. For a full definition
and explanation of what Art Theft is, please see the
Wolfhome Art FAQ.
Art Theft is something the Wolfhome Administration will never
tolerate. This includes:
- Linking material that is not yours, but claiming that it is;
otherwise known as copyright infringement
- Posting traced or very heavily referenced artwork and claiming it
as your own work
- Selling or trading material that does not belong to
- Using or attempting to use artwork that you do not have
permission to use, whether it be it belongs to someone else, the the
artist requests that it not be used on Wolfhome, modifying artwork
that you do not have permission to modify, not paying for the
artwork, or steal another user's character and/or artwork
These are the minimum ban lengths that will occur for Art
Theft scenarios (higher ban lengths may be given if deemed necessary,
for example, users who have other prior offenses):
- A warning sent via e-mail and private message on the Wolfhome
chat for a first offense.
- A three day ban for a second offense.
- If you have been banned for three days on chat, a second Art
Theft offense would result in a two week ban.
- If you have been banned for one week on chat, a second Art
Theft offense would result in a one month ban.
- If you have been banned for two weeks on chat, a second Art
Theft offense would result in a Permanent Ban.
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Scamming is a form of theft and will be treated as such. If it is found that you are scamming by falsely claiming funds are going towards its intended use when they are not; action will be taken against your account which may lead to being permanently removed from the site.
Problem Solving Strategies for Wolfhome
I want to take a minute to explain how I expect members of
Wolfhome to approach problems with another user, whether that other
user is a Subordinate, Apprentice, Gamma, Beta or Alpha... The goal
is to try and keep the public forums clear of the acrimony that
plagued the previous incarnations of Wolfhome. I want to make these
1. When you have a problem with some other user, first you need to
send a message to that person explaining yourself. Avoid sarcasm or
other things that would add more "heat than light". State your case
plainly and politely. If someone has done you an injustice, make it
clear why you feel that way, but do not make things more complicated
by attacking back. Resist the temptation to "tell them off". Try to
resolve the problem in a private message.
2. If you are unable to resolve the problem by working directly with
the other person, you should escalate it to someone of higher rank.
So, for example, if you are a Subordinate and you are having problems
with another Subordinate, send a private message to a Gamma about it,
or speak with them privately.
3. If escalating to the next level doesn't work, continue to
escalate. There's no reason why you have to go through each level,
but try to if you can. If all else fails, please do not hesitate to
contact me (or another Alpha) directly about problems with an
administrator. Be aware that I want to think highly of my team, but
that doesn't mean that they are infallible.
4. The main goal is to try to resolve problems without turning it
into a public argument. For what it's worth, any time that I see a
PUBLIC discussion of some problem that should have been handled in
PRIVATE, I tend to be strongly biased against the public debate. So,
it serves your purpose to avoid airing "dirty laundry" in public.
This means, be discreet and private. PM the Alphas, rather than post
a negative topic.
5. If all else fails, and you have moved up the ladder and you decide
to take it public, keep in mind that I am not going to cave in to mob
rule. I am the Site Owner and what I say is final. I want to keep
people happy, but I am going to do what I feel is right, regardless
of any public vote.
I believe that the root cause of the collapse of previous
incarnations of Wolfhome had to do with arguments on public forums. I
do not want to eliminate those, but I want them to be a last resort.
Thanks for helping me reach that goal.
Thank you for participating in our site and happy chatting!
Please note that these
Rules may be updated as time goes on. All changes will be announced on
the Wolfhome Forum under
Announcements. By agreeing to abide by these Rules upon Registration,
you are responsible for also abiding by any changes made to the Rules.
This also includes abiding by the
Wolfhome Forum Rules,
regarding Rules such as: blacklists, animal transactions and third party
If you are at all confused by these
rules, feel free to ask a member of the Administration! Clarification
is the best way to avoid issues in the future.
Last updated: June 1st, 2023