These are the rules for every season of the 703 ORG Network, as of June 11, 2021. These may be altered according to the show type, hosting team, or according to the circumstances of the season, but the core principles remain consistent.
These are the general rules for all of the 703 ORG Network's games. Note that by your participation in one of our seasons, it is expected that you will have read and understood all of the following information regarding the procedure and etiquette for this season.
There are two types of confessionals: Game Confessionals and Viewing Lounge Confessionals. Game confessionals will be kept private until they are released to the public at the end of the season, while VL Confessionals will be sent to the game’s spectators while the game is ongoing.
Rule #1: You will send all of your game confessionals through a separate form (usually Google Forms, but this is up to the hosting team's discretion). You are allowed to record any type of confessional (text, audio, or video). If you do not include your name or the day when recording your confessional, your confessional might not be included when they are uploaded post-season. Note that the hosting team will not modify the content of any confessionals, so be mindful of what you write.
Rule #2: In your confessional thread to the season, you may send Viewing Lounge Confessionals. When submitting a VL Confessional, you must indicate that your confession is meant to be sent to the spectators or it will not be shared. We encourage you to send VL confessionals as often as you would like.
Rule #3: Leaking VL confessionals to players in the game (intentionally or otherwise) is punishable by removal from the season's server. Intentionally leaking VL confessionals as a viewer or soliciting them as a player will result in ejection from the season and banishment from future seasons of 703.
SUBMITTING TO YOUR THREAD
Rule #4: You will send all challenge scores, idol plays/guesses, VL confessionals, and tribal council votes to your thread. If you attempt to submit anything through other means (PMs, other group chats, other means of communication, etc), it will not be considered official and thus will be ignored.
Rule #5: When submitting for a challenge, you must use a full screenshot that has not been cropped or modified in any way and includes the date and time in the screenshot. If your screenshot does not include the time and date, your screenshot will be considered invalid and will be ignored by the hosting team. The hosting team will also only accept the score from the current session of a game - not the highest score listed in the game. If you are unable to compete, you are allowed to abstain from the challenge in your Confessional Thread.
Rule #6: Players are allowed to change submissions only at the discretion of the members of that season's hosting team (usually once per round, but again, this is at the discretion of the hosting team). Please ask your hosts when/if you are allowed to change submissions in advance if you are unsure.
Rule #7: If you fail to submit for a challenge, you will receive a strike. If you receive a total of three strikes over the course of the season, you will be eliminated. If you are unable to compete in a challenge for any reason, you are allowed to message your confessional thread saying that you are abstaining from the challenge and you will be excused (there may be special circumstances where abstentions are not allowed, however, you will always be notified in advance if this is the case).
Rule #8: If you fail to submit your vote(s) for tribal council, you will receive a strike and be recorded as having a self-vote. If you self-vote twice over the course of the game, you will also be eliminated. If you self-vote at a tribal council where you have immunity (whether through idols, the immunity necklace, or other means), your self-vote will be negated, however, you will be ineligible to compete at the next immunity challenge.
Rule #9: Players cannot abstain from voting.
Rule #10: While in a game such as Survivor, some conflict is inevitable and even healthy for the game to proceed, there are limits as to what is considered acceptable. The hosts reserve the right to remove any players whose behaviour is deemed to be inherently harmful to the environment of the game.
Rule #11: Players must only use one account to play on the 703 ORG Network. While players are allowed to use pseudonyms or aliases, it is forbidden to unfairly compete as a new player under multiple different names, whether the accounts used are for one season or multiple seasons. This is known as sockpuppeting and if caught, will result in a player being ejected from the competition automatically, banned from future seasons, and if applicable, have any awards or titles (including "Sole Survivor") revoked.
Rule #12: Players are forbidden to send recorded game-related conversations to other players through any means. This includes screenshots, audio or video recordings, and copy-pasted chat logs (as of S46: Meanjin). If you send a recorded game-related conversation through any means, you will receive a strike, and you will self-vote at the next tribal council you attend (meaning you will also be ineligible to cast a vote yourself). You will also be ineligible to receive individual immunity through any means for the affected tribal council (whether through idols, individual immunity if applicable, artefacts, etc). A “game-related conversation” includes, but is not limited to: conversations with other players (including those who have been eliminated), the hosting team, your confessional thread, or any alliances/group chats. The punishment applies for one tribal council per infraction (note that this also means 3 or more infractions will result in automatic ejection from the game.)
Rule #13: During challenges, players are expected to compete in a fair and honest manner, and to avoid cheating. Cheating includes, but is not limited to: using photo editing software to falsify your score, having another person (competitor or otherwise) play the game for you, using the account of another player, using pictures found online, or using any form of software to gain an unfair advantage in the game.
Rule #14: Attempting to solicit information from players outside the game (including eliminated players) will result in punishments for all individuals involved, potentially including ejection from the competition.
Rule #15: Players are forbidden to discuss the game with players in a tribe chat other than the one they are currently in. If you are absent from a tribe’s chat, even if you are a member of that tribe, you are forbidden to discuss the game with those players. This rule does not apply during "One World" seasons.
Rule #16: If it is found that a winner of 703 had won their season unfairly due to cheating, the 703 Admin team has the right to revoke any titles they had unfairly earned potentially including Sole Survivor, and the season's hosts will have the right to make the decision whether to appoint the runner-up as a successor or leave the title vacant.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the hosting team. Additionally, all of you will receive your own profile page on the Wiki, which will be up shortly if it is not already; we highly recommend each of you fill those out as soon as you get the chance to help the viewers become acquainted with each of you! Thank you all for competing and we look forward to a great season!