What is RS Justice?
RS Justice, based on the Runescape MMORPG, is a collective work of player-submitted reports of abuse lodged against other players of the game. The website allows players to voice their concerns freely and openly with regards to abuse they feel has been inflicted upon them by other players. Incidents of abuse are commissioned through the Report Abuse page, where players contribute to the website by reporting abuse they have experienced. The reports of abuse published are a collective and integral part of the website, making up the original and unique content that RS Justice has to offer.
Why is RS Justice necessary?
RS Justice provides Runescape players with a place to have their concerns about other players viewed by the rest of the community, and more importantly the community a place to view such concerns. This is a unique facility which, surprisingly, isn’t offered anywhere else due to strict rules on “naming and shaming”. The players of Runescape have given substance and relevance to RS Justice through objective review, submission and consideration of the incidents of abuse published on the website.
What is considered abuse?
Any action by a player that produces a tangible negative effect in another player’s Runescape experience. Please see the Terms of Abuse page for elaboration on the different types of abuse dealt with by RS Justice.
How do I report abuse?
You can report an abusive player on our Report Abuse page. The page also serves a guide to the sort of evidence we look for in publishing reports.
Where are reported abusive players listed?
Published reports of abusive players are listed on the Index page primarily, as well as the home landing page.
Can’t anybody falsely accuse another player?
This is always a possibility and something we keep close in mind with each and every report we review. All reports submitted are subject to our best discretion in terms of legitimacy and accuracy before being published, based on a variety of factors. Throughout the course of our reviews of reports we have acquired useful insight and techniques in distinguishing between legitimate and false reports. The consequences for falsely accusing another player are severe in order to help dissuade anybody from attempting it, with at least 8 players listed on RS Justice already for having been found submitting false reports.
Does RS Justice assume the role of a Judge?
Yes, inevitably, and to a degree. As an independent publishing source of player submitted concerns, RS Justice publishes reports of abuse based on our own terms and criteria. RS Justice admins interpret the accusation, evidence and circumstances surrounding a report of abuse in order to decide whether such evidence constitutes a valid concern under our Terms of Abuse, in pursuance of our commitment to facilitate player concerns.
Can a player listed on RS Justice get his/her case removed?
Yes, see the Return Stolen Wealth page.
Can a case be made private if the stolen wealth was returned directly to the victim(s)?
No. If stolen wealth is ever returned to the rightful victim(s), that is always great news. However, the case on RS Justice will not be affected unless handled by RS Justice. Facilitating returns of wealth is a further service we offer, and we handle the process directly in order to ensure that appropriate compensation is paid out by the abusive player and fairly distributed to each legitimate victim, in accordance with RS Justice policy. We will not expend time into the matter otherwise.
What if a name/account listed on RS Justice is now under a new owner?
We hold accounts responsible for the actions that take place on them, regardless of the supposed owner.
Can’t an accused player simply change their display name to escape tracking?
A player changing his/her display name will not cause us to lose track of the current name, even if he/she were to change it many times at once via bonds, as many have mistaken for a way to escape being kept track of. This is thanks to the various methods we use to keep track of names.
Is RS Justice affiliated with Jagex Ltd?
We are not affiliated with Jagex in any way. All views expressed on this site are our own or of other Runescape players’. The screenshots used as evidence on this site have been captured from Runescape game-play (www.runescape.com) and are intended for informational and public concern purposes only. Our staff members are not Jagex staff. RS Justice has no bearing on your Runescape account whatsoever.
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