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PostSubject: Rules & Important Notes!    Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:08 pm

Forum Rules:

The moderators have the final say in whether or not a rule has been broken. If you have been contacted about a broken rule, and you feel like there’s extenuating circumstances, private message Administrator Satine. She will review your situation and make the final decision.

1. Spoiler policy. It is common courtesy to use a warning or spoiler box when posting a major spoiler. If you don’t know how to use a spoiler box, ask one of the mods and they’ll help you. You don’t have to do this for everything. For example, we all know that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. However, please be considerate when posting major spoilers, especially about something other members might not have seen.

2. Keep your signature at a reasonable size. Enormous signatures take up too much space and make it harder to read posts. If we feel your signature is too big you will receive a friendly message asking you to change it. All forum rules apply to the signature. No language, inappropriate pictures, nor links to mature adult-oriented websites are permitted. The moderators will have the final say on whether or not the signature is acceptable.

3. Avoid controversial political and social topics. This forum is about Star Wars and the general fandom community. While we appreciate the diverse viewpoints that make up this forum, it is not the place to discuss social issues and politics. Here we strive to bring people together through our common love- Star Wars- and have therefore made the decision to not permit discussions on topics that only push people apart. We strive to provide a fun and carefree atmosphere, so political and social debates or comments are not allowed. The moderators will have the final say on whether or not a discussion falls under this category.

4. Keep swearing to a minimum. This is a family friendly forum, so please avoid over-the-top language, racial slurs, or anything else offensive. You may link to videos or websites containing language, but please provide a warning before doing so in case other members find it offensive.

5. Do not post anything sexually explicit. Explicit or suggestive images, text, video, etc. are not allowed. Do not link to any pages containing explicit content.

6. Do not post graphic violence. Minor blood on the level of the Star Wars movies/shows is okay, but remember that this is a Star Wars forum, not a Tarantino forum.

7. Do not post or link to anything illegal. This is pretty self-explanatory.

8. Stay on topic. Please post threads in the correct category. For example, a thread about Return of the Jedi goes in the Star Wars Movies category, not the Star Wars TV category.

9. Use good grammar and spelling. Please keep your posts legible. Use a spell-check tool if necessary.

10. If you post art, photos, videos, or writings from another site, please source the creator. Artists have to earn a living too. If you post something belonging to someone else, please give credit where credit is due.

11. Spamming and double posting is not allowed. You can edit your already existing post if you decide to add to your comments.

12. Do not create multiple accounts. Do not post from multiple accounts without the mods' permission, and don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.

13. Trolling will not be tolerated. Do not make comments to intentionally make others angry. Don’t go to the Ahsoka topic and talk about how much you hate Ahsoka just to get other members stirred up. Friendly debate is always allowed, but there is a difference between expressing your viewpoint and deliberately trying to make others angry.

Trolls of any kind will not be tolerated.

14. All forum rules apply to the chatbox. Be warned, the chatbox archives are moderated regularly.

15. Remember the Golden Rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Be respectful, and remember that there is a real person behind every username.

16. Stay safe. Do not post personal information such as last names, telephone numbers, or addresses. Be careful who you trust, and don’t let yourself get pulled into any dangerous situations. If you agree to meet someone in real life, do not go alone. If someone says something creepy or threatening to you, report them to the mods immediately. Trust your instincts.

Don’t be afraid to contact the mods! We’re here to help you. We don’t bite! (Not hard, anyway.) If you have a question or if something bothers you, please let us know. We want to make sure your experience here is a good one.

Violations of rules will result in a warning. If a user has too many violations or a serious violation is made, the mods will discuss the best course of action. We maintain the right to handle any situations the way we feel they should be handled. We will stop any conversations, delete any posts, ban any users, or take any actions that we deem necessary.


A Few How-To’s:

*If you want the annoying emails telling you when someone sends a reply to stop, go to your profile and un-click your topics being watched. The emails should stop after that.

*To post pictures, you can click on the toolbar the box that says host an image. Click browse and find your picture. Then click host it. Copy the URL address and paste it on the toolbar that says Image. Then click okay.

FANFICTION RULES
Do not post anything that violates the forum rules, including but not limited to foul language, overly-graphic violence, and R-rated adult themes.

FANART RULES
Do not post anything that violates the forum rules. No R-rated art is permitted.


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