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Guidelines

These rules are subject to change at any time. It is the responsibility of the user to read and understand these rules before participating in the forum.

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SUPER CONDENSED RULES FOR PEOPLE SHORT ON TIME!
• Don't lie!
• Don't steal!
• Don't be a jerk!
• Don't spam!
• Don't double post!
• Don't post one word posts!
• Don't post illegible or nonsensical posts!
• Don't post porn!

• Don't post unmarked spoilers!
• Don't have a huge signature!
• Listen to the mods and admins!
• Have fun!

Yes, there are exceptions, but you'll have to read the full post to see what's appropriate.

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Useful Links

Forum FAQ
IRC Tutorial Index
Distro Section Rules

What is Spam?

The Spam Litmus Test!
Signature Size Limitations
The Moderating Team
Kametsu Facebook Page
@Kametsudotcom

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General Forum Etiquette
• Staff and members are expected to maintain an environment safe for and conducive to discussion and the open sharing of ideas.
• All opinions, neither right nor wrong, will be respected.
• Abusive, threatening, or hostile content will not be tolerated.
• Proper spelling and grammar, as well as keeping the use of smilies to a minimum, is encouraged.
• Adult content is subject to removal, revision, or relocation and should be limited to the Mature Realm.

• Adult content is defined as any material inappropriate for a PG-13 audience and includes, but is not limited to, graphic depictions or descriptions of violence or sex, nudity, and excessive profanity.

• Material in the Art & Literature section containing such content may remain there provided it is labelled properly.

• Content that may be triggering to other users must be labelled appropriately.

• Spoilers must marked and denoted with spoiler tags.

• Libel, or otherwise purposely spreading false information, will not be tolerated.

 

Accounts
• Multiple or alt accounts are not allowed.

• Falsifying information to maintain multiple accounts will result in punishment.

Profiles
• Forum etiquette applies.

Posting
• Forum etiquette applies.

• No duplicate threads or cross-posting.

• Threads closed for length or age may be revived as a new thread.

• The reopening of closed threads may be requested via PM.

• Necro-posting (reviving old threads) is allowed, as long as there is something relevant or constructive to add to the thread.
• Do not double post or bump threads.

• Exceptions are made for posting new content (graphics, stories, news, &c).

 

Personal Messages (PM)
• Forum etiquette applies.

Exception: Adult or triggering content exchanged between consenting members is not subject to removal or supervision unless a report is made.

Signatures and Avatars
• Forum etiquette applies.
• See Signature Size Limitations for more details

 

Statuses

• Forum etiquette applies.

• No spoilers of any kind.

 

Distro (Upload/Download) Section

See Distro Rules.

 

IRC
See Channel Rules.

Reporting System
• Should only be used for official forum business.
• May be used to notify the staff of any thread or post that requires their attention, regardless of whether anything is specifically wrong or in violation of the rules.

Examples: Requesting a thread be closed or moved; requesting a post or posts be moved or deleted; requesting the merging of posts or threads.

• Staff will deal with reports accordingly. Not all reports will be actioned.

 

Punishment
• Users are encouraged to report any and all infractions to members of staff.
• The rule of precedent is not employed here and all cases will be reviewed separately and individually.
• Punishments include, but are not limited to: loss of posting privileges, loss of signature and avatar privileges, deletion or editing of posts/threads/avatars/signatures, suspension, being put on a moderation queue, or being banned.
• Evading punishment will not be tolerated.
• Serious infractions may result in a ban/IP ban without prior notice to the user.

Member Privileges
• All work posted by users remain the property of the user. Ownership is not transferred to the forum upon posting.
• Concerns or questions regarding the forum may be sent via PM to any member of staff, so long as it is done in a respectful manner.
• Private messages are to remain private between users and will only be pulled in situations where safety or security is a concern.

Staff Privileges
• Failure to comply with a moderator’s instructions will result in proper punishment.
• In the absence of a specific rule concerning a topic not covered above, members of staff are expected to act judiciously.

 

 

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