Whirled is largely a place where the players have the power to regulate their own experiences. If someone is bothersome, players can do these types of things:
- Remove the person from their friends list
- Block the person or an overly spammy pet
- Boot the person out of the room
- Move to a different room
- Set a room so that it only accepts the player and their friends
- Create a private game table and invite only friends to it
- Bleep offensive or annoying items
- Delete an offensive or unwanted comment from their profile's Comment Wall.
Reporting a player
If another player in the room where you are is violating Whirled's Community Standards or the Terms of Service, that player may be reported.
- Make sure that the player is really doing something that violates the Community Standards or Terms of Service. It's not ideal to report someone who is being irritating but is not truly breaking the rules. For example, you should not report someone who is wearing an avatar that you simply find unattractive.
- Ask the person to stop the offensive behavior and let them know that they can be reported for breaking the rules.
- If they do not stop, click on the player and select the "Complain about this player..." option from the menu.
- A box will appear in which you can provide a short description of the reason for your report.
After submitting the report, nothing further need be done; the report will be sent to the Agents for review.
Reporting a discussion post
To report a post that violates the Community Standards or Terms of Service, click the reporting icon on that post as shown to the right. Please note that posts such as "You suck!" while negative, do not automatically break the rules.
You will be prompted to explain how the post breaks Whirled's rules. Once you have done so and submitted the report, it will be sent to the Agents for review.
Reporting Whirled mail
If you receive mail that violates Whirled's Terms of Service and Community Standards, you can use the "Complain" button at the top of the mail to report it to the Agents for review. You will be asked to provide a brief explanation of the reason for your report.
Reporting a shop issue
Items that violate the Community Standards or the Terms of Service may be reported for review. To do so, use the "Report" link on the item's page in the Shop.
The options to report the item as "Mature," "Copyright," "Stolen," "Needs Attribution," "Scam" or "Broken" will appear in a menu.
The "Mature" option is for items that contain overt and explicit sex or violence. Selecting this option will produce the following confirmation dialog:
The "Copyright" option is for items that are unauthorized copies of something you yourself have created. Reporting an item as a copyright violation will cause the confirmation dialog at right to appear. In the "Link" field, please include a link to one of the following: your earlier shop listing, the item in your stuff/inventory when you first uploaded it, or a direct link to the content elsewhere on the web with a visible upload date. If pieces of the original work are included, be sure to note which pieces and where. Please do not provide links to newly uploaded copies or new shop listings, and please do not encourage others to submit duplicate reports without adding new information.
If you see a copy of someone else's work in the shop, notify the creator of the original work via Whirled mail. That person can then look at the copy and decide whether or not they would like to ask Three Rings to take it down.
The "Stolen" option is for items that is a copy of someone else's work. In the "Link" field, please include a link to one of the following: the original shop listing, a copy of the item in your inventory, or another location where the original artist has made it clear that the item is not meant to be used as it is. Selecting this option will produce the following confirmation dialog:
The "Needs Attribution" option is for items that you believe are based on another item in the shop, but are not attributed to said basis item. You should also try to provide a link to the basis item you believe the reported item is based on. Selecting this option will produce the following confirmation dialog:
The "Scam" option is for items that are offering clearly impossible functionality or otherwise designed to take advantage of unsuspecting viewers. Selecting this option will produce the following confirmation dialog:
The "Broken" option is for items that is not working as described. Please include a brief explanation of how the object is malfunctioning. Selecting this option will produce the following confirmation dialog:
Comments posted on Shop items or profile pages that break the Terms of Service or the Community Standards may be reported by using the "Complain" link on the offending comment post.
You will be prompted to explain how the comment breaks Whirled's commenting rules. Once you have done so and submitted the report, it will be sent to the Agents for review.
Tags in the Shop can be added and removed by any Club Whirled member, and creators may add or remove tags from their own listings. If you find an inappropriate tag, you can click on it and select "Complain" to report it. A window will appear where you can add an explanation of why you are reporting it. Please see the tagging guidelines for more information about tags.
Reporting an avatar seen in a room
Avatars that violate the Community Standards or the Terms of Service may be reported for review. To do so for one seen in the room you are currently in, click on the avatar and use the "Report avatar item..." link in the popup menu for "This avatar item..."
A reporting window will popup. Select MATURE, COPYRIGHT, STOLEN, UNATTRIBUTED, SCAM or BROKEN from the Flag as: dropdown menu. Then describe the issue in the Comment: text box before clicking on the OK button to send in your report.
Reporting a player profile, gallery or other things
It is ALWAYS better to use one of the methods explained above because they capture crucial information. If you need to report the content of a player's profile, gallery, group charter, group description, group medal, or anything else that does not have a report link on it, you can send a support request to the Agents. You must include a link to the content you wish to report. Please also include a detailed description of why you are reporting the item. If you are reporting an item for copying your work, please include a link to your original content. You can report multiple items in the same support request, but please include links to each item.