The guidelines below pertain to ratting etiquette; most of this will be common sense. The tl/dr of this article is that during peacetime Diplos basically have to turn into kindergarten teachers, and maybe if I write this it might save me work down the line. If nothing else here is a big document people can point at when someone starts being niggardly.
I'm sure there's a way for you to all krab without killing each other. And never forget the #1 rule in TEST - “Don't be a dick,” said Dran Arcana, lead diplomat.
There are a few game mechanics worth understanding, especially when it pertains to ratting. Understanding how they work will help you understand why the rules below are the way they are.
The rules below are for your sake as much as it is ours. It is our feeling that this makes for the simplest set of rules to abide by, and the easiest to enforce for a clean, consistent, non-blue-murdering ratting experience.