The guidelines boil down to these two principles:
- Common sense applies, most of the time.
- If you wouldn't say it infront of your mother/brother/sister/children, think twice before posting it here.
For those that need a little more detail, here it is:
- No Threads with "Chapter xx" as part of the Title
Unless you are actually posting a new chapter, Don't, under ANY circumstances make a new thread along the lines of "Chapter 11".
This really isn't funny, and doing so will likely get you hung drawn and quartered by the various story addicts.
- No Spoilers in the General Forums
Don't post SPOILERS about a chapter, within that chapter's announcement thread, or in the main board. Spoilers should be marked as such, and put in the appropriate SPOILERS thread in that book/universe's board.
- Racial, Religious or Sexually abusive remarks/jokes arn't permitted under any circumstances.
- Clearly Mark "Not Safe for Work" or other "Mature" Content
People of all ages and from all societies and situations visit this forum. If you're linking to something adult, or "not safe for work", please indicate so clearly in the post.
- No Porn
Pornographic content isn't permitted, However links to Adult stories, with appropriate warnings (i.e bold "Caution: Adult Content") are OK.
- Keep it Legal
Links to, or posting illegal content is not permitted.
This covers everything from Child Porn to Pirated/Copied Apps/Games/Movies/Books.
- Don't nit-pick spelling/grammar
Not everyone's spelling, grammar, or punctuation is perfect, nor does everyone speak/write English as their first language. Please don't nitpick for the sake of nitpicking.
- No Flaming
If you don't like someone, you don't need to bitch about them in the forum. If you've got a bone to pick with someone, take it to the Private Messaging facilities.
- Test Posts
If you're having problems posting - then go ahead and try a test post or two, but use the "Trash Can" forum to do so.
- No Spam
Spam isn't permitted. Don't do it.
NOTE: This specificly includes those "get a free product name by clicking on this link" type services. Also, don't link to sites by using Paid Referrals.
- Keep it Relevant, but no need to be uptight about it
While the general focus is Sennadar and all of Fel's other works, it's not a requirement that you make only sennadar posts/threads. If you've found/seen/done something that you think would be of interest to others reading the forum - go ahead and post it.
- New - 2006-12-08 No Image Embedding from 3rd party servers (aka hotlinking) - without permission
Please do not embed images from third party sites unless that site specifically permits you to do so.
It is preferred that you instead link to the page on which the image is normally displayed - there's no definite rule on that though, so use your own good judgement.
Feel free to discuss these. If you're not happy about something, let me know - either privately or publicly. I can handle criticism, and I'm open to discussion about how the forum should be run.
Also, If you're not happy with the way a moderator or I am doing things: Say so.
People found to be breaking the rules may be banned without warning.
Being a particularly annoying person will get your IP banned, and possibly reported to your ISP.