Here is a list of rules for Jokers Cove ORG Wiki. These rules were lifted from the Survivor Wiki, but there are few changes.
- You must not take any of this game personally, it's just a game and it's meant to be for fun.
- You are not allowed to make third-party deals (things that are not associated with the game) with other contestants while playing (eg; I will give you ten dollars if you do not vote for me). This includes both blackmail and bribery.
- Once the game is over, you must not hold (express) any grudges on other contestants.
- You are not allowed to bully other contestants or fans about any sort of opinion relevant to the game. This rule applies even after the season.
- You must provide fellow contestants and moderators with private contact (eg; Email, Facebook, etc). If you wish to keep your private information from the public domain, it is suggested you make a Facebook account solely for the purposes of playing.
- Any bullying or blackmail is an offense that can result in a disqualification. If you are bullied or blackmailed you must submit visual evidence to the host. Depending on the severity there may be up to two warnings before disqualification.
- Blackmail qualifies as threatening to do something OUT OF THE GAME. You CAN say "If you don't give me the idol I will not vote for you" however you CANNOT say "If you don;t give me the idol I will make the entire wiki hate you"
- A registered Wikia user account is prefered.
- Internet access.
- Must log on the wiki regularly to check for game updates.
- Players may converse with their tribemates in any possible way (Facebook, Skype, AIM, Tinychat, Chatzy etc.). Usage of the main chat room for in-game purposes is prohibited (though sending through a message through private messaging is fine). If a player has problems with privacy, the tribe may utilize Chatzy.com or tinychat.com in conversations, may it be alliances (they may open a new Chatzy room for their smaller alliances if they so desire) or team huddle times for challenges. Talking to members of the other tribe is discouraged. We know for a fact that the internet gives so much possibilities, so it's pointless to forbid them from doing so.
- Challenges and Tribal Councils will be hosted by at least one moderator, with a second moderator suggested for backup purposes
- It is the contestants' responsibility to show up in challenges and Tribal Council. If one is absent, similar to the real game, he/she will be accountable for the tribe's loss, and it is up to they to save themselves.
- Despite our leniency in challenges, us administrators will be a lot stricter at Tribal Council.
- Once players send in their votes, it is final, so they have to think carefully before writing someone's name down.
- This game is just for the spirit of fun. Do not take your elimination or any conflicts seriously.
- All wikis, The Jokers Cove ORG Wiki included, follow a "good faith" honor code. Meaning, we abide in these core principles: No intentions of malice, people trying their best to do their best, people trying their best to do their best for the greater good of the community, friendliness, honesty, caring.
- Penalties will be imposed to anybody who will be caught violating any rule in this post.
- Sockpuppetry (defined as "a person playing under two separate Wikia accounts") is prohibited in the ORG. Users who are caught playing using two different accounts will be automatically disqualified from the competition, removed from the Jury of the current season (if applicable), and barred from entering future seasons of the ORG. Depending on the severity of the sockpuppeteer's deceptive activity, moderators reserve the right to report them to the Wikia staff.
- Any violation that would merit any contestant disqualification, with the exception of consecutive self-votes, results in a permanent ban from joining future seasons of the ORG.
- Challenges will range from puzzles, to quizzes, to embedded online games and riddles.
- There will be a given deadline for challenge submissions. Submissions after it will no longer be accepted, unless there is a valid reason.
- The moderator will announce where will the contestants post their submissions. Some challenges will require contestants to post snapshots of their work. Should there be any player who will be caught cheating (which includes but is not limited to: using image editing software such as Photoshop to tweak their submission, using a glitch in a flash game to achieve a better score, or sending in a score achieved by another person), the contestant in question will be barred from participating in that challenge and additional penalties may be applied, up to and including disqualification from the game.
- Once a Tribal Council thread is posted, the tribe must vote within the given time period. All votes must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Moderators are allowed to set up a second email account for ORG purposes; in that case, votes must be sent to that address.
- Each contestant will have a code name, in most cases their real name, for ease of voting.
- If after a given deadline, a player was not able to vote, he/she will automatically get a "self-vote" for a first offense, meaning that their vote is cast against themselves. A second offense (defined as failing to vote at two separate Tribal Councils) will result in disqualification, however the vote will still stand. If a self-vote was incurred during a Tribal Council where that player is individually immune, the self-vote will be counted at the next Tribal Council, denying them the right to vote; a second offense will result in disqualification even if the player is immune. Intentionally cast self-votes do not count towards the disqualification limit, and will not be recorded as self-votes in the Tribal Council results thread.
- Before the moderator posts a Tribal Council thread, the contestant who wins an individual Immunity Challenge, will be asked if he/she would want to assign his immunity to someone else. The player will be given 24 hours to reply. If no such reply was received, we will consider that the will keep his/her immunity.
- If a moderator is open for Facebook invites, players may send their votes through private messaging.
- If all contestants attending Tribal Council has submitted their votes before the deadline, the results thread may be posted earlier.
- If a tied vote occurs, the standard Survivor revote procedure applies. However, if one of the tied castaways received a self-vote from failing to vote, the tied castaways will vote at the revote, unless the moderators judge that the self-voter is an active player who merely forgot to vote.
Hidden Immunity IdolsEdit
- At certain points during the game, Hidden Immunity Idol clues will be provided to mix the game up.
- There is no deadline for answering the clue. The moderator will notify the winner of the idol through E-mail that he/she now possess the idol.
- The idol is transferable, but kindly notify the moderator beforehand before giving it to its new host. This is only applied if your recipient is a current member of your tribe. Players may not pass it to the other tribe, nor a former member of your tribe that is currently a member of the rival tribe (in case of a Tribe Switch). For the purposes of this rule, if no tribes have been formed, everyone is a member of the same tribe.
- If a player wishes to use the Hidden Immunity Idol, they must state it along with their voting confessional. If they found or were given a Hidden Immunity Idol after they sent in their voting confessional, they will be allowed to send in a second voting confessional if they wish to use their idol.
In a tie vote in any situation there MUST be a revote. If the revote remains tied then it is a deadlock tie.
A regular deadlock is a deadlock occurring in the a vote that is not the Final Tribal Council, Final 4, or Two People in a tribe. In this deadlock anybody who played a Hidden Immunity Idol OR has the Immunity Necklace is safe. ALL OTHERS (Including those who are deadlocked) will draw rocks.
Two People In A Tribe DeadlockEdit
If there are only two people left in a tribe than a MENTAL CHALLENGE will decide who gets voted out.
Deadlock in the Final FourEdit
If a deadlock occurs in the final four than the two people deadlocked will compete in a MENTAL CHALLENGE.
Final Tribal CouncilEdit
If A deadlock tie occurs in the Final Two the following steps must be taken to undo the tie: 1) IF on the revote people changed their votes than the people who changed their votes will have 24 hours to come up with a unanimous decision on the winner. 2) A pre-jury boot will be added to the jury and make the final call on who wins. 3) If there is not a pre-juery boot that is acceptable to make the call then a mental challenge will ensue.
If a deadlock occurs in the Final Three the following steps must be taken to undo the tie. 1a) If it is a TWO WAY TIE the finalist not voted for will join the jury and decide the winner 1b) If it is a three way tie and IF on the revote people changed their votes than the people who changed their votes will have 24 hours to come up with a unanimous decision on the winner. 2b) A pre-jury boot will be added to the jury and make the final call on who wins. 3b) If there is not a pre-juery boot that is acceptable to make the call then a mental challenge will ensue.
- Any further twists, the time of the merger and the number of Jury members will be revealed in due time.
- This blog post will serve as summary for the game. Any game developments will be revealed at the game's forum board.
If a player has something to say, but doesn't want to tell it to the tribe, they may send it to the moderator via email@example.com
It is at the admins' discretion whether they would give a prize to the winner, for the game is mainly just for the spirit of fun.
Having a constant contact with the moderators is encouraged. The moderators will post his/her contact details. Players may send queries through Special:EmailUser under their username. Players may also send messages at firstname.lastname@example.org. For instant feedback, you may send them a message on Facebook. But, being a free netizen that you are, you reserve the right to keep your personal information secured, so we respect if you do not want to contact them through social media.
- Moderators cannot moderate more than 2 seasons in a row.
- Moderators are not allowed to leak any in-game info to any other contestant that is playing in the season.
- A moderator is not allowed to rig the game for a contestant that is playing in their season.
- Moderators must not let their personal feelings affect the game, because after all, it is a job.
- If you are not in the game (a mod or contestant), you must not interfere with forum threads relevant to the game. The only exception is the Tribal Council Result threads or other threads that the contestants aren't entitled to reply to.
- You cannot swear DIRECTLY at someone. If you say "What the fuck?" or "Shit!" then that's not classified.
- You cannot ABUSE someone, like call them names or bitch behind their back.
- You cannot behave anti-socially, I think people can use common sense to define that...
- You are allowed to state your opinion! But you have to be polite if it's negative and be considerate of what others would think.
- You cannot SPAM! (This includes emotes)
- You cannot BAN other users (not kicking) unless they have violated one of these rules.