As this is no longer the temporary forums, some more rules should be established.
After all, it'd be complete chaos without them, no? So of course, please take the time to read this and refer to it if you're not sure of anything.General:1.
Please refer to the Global Forum rules and guidelines
What belongs here, you may ask? Cliques or clubs, word games, contests, and other topics in exceptional cases (you don't have to worry about that, really). Word games and contests have their own rules, see below...3.
You may notice that post counts don't go up here- yup, this is a count free zone!4.
Consequences for misbehaviour will be given accordingly to the Strike Policy
Please post all applicable topics (G-Mail invites and Rank celebrations)
in the stickies, found at the top.Word Games:1.
Nothing inappropriate please, no flaming as well.2.
Despite what the board description says, please don't spam here. In this board, spam would be defined as something stretching the forum, something completely pointless, or double posting. We'll be a lot more lenient with it compared to the Global Forum version, but we still enforce some rules.3.
Please make sure a game is not in progress already before creating a topic for it, or a similar game. Also, please do not split topics on your own; Marissa, Jasujo, Lillie, Matt, DiscordantNote and I will be happy to provide you that service- feel free to PM any of them.4.
Dares: Please do not exploit the thread by purely daring, work by the rough guideline of posting "duck" twice before posting a "goose". No inappropriate dares, make sure to follow av and sig guidelines, and please do not dare someone to do something they specifically asked not to do. Also, the maximum time limit for a dare is 3 days.5.
More on dares: Please do not dare someone to cause their posts to be hard to read, and please do not pull people who do not want any part of this into the game- that includes things such as admitting "love" for someone or PMing someone at random. Also, posting threads or irrelevant replies on other threads because of a dare is not allowed.Contests:1.
Make sure not to abandon your contest(s), it's quite confusing to leave people hanging and wondering what happened. 2.
Make sure to give out promised prizes- if you don't, there will be consequences! After all, it's like scamming, no? Therefore, all organisers must state what specific prizes they will offer before the contest may start. Contestants, if you do not receive prizes after a week of the winners being announced, please contact a moderator.3.
If you're holding a set contest, please make sure you comply to the rules from the Sig board
, including the double requesting rules - If you have a request in the Sig Board then make a contest here, the contest will be locked. Vice versa, then the request will be removed. Whichever comes last. 4.
Contests will be locked after one week of finishing, please leave anymore dealings by PM after that. You can also notify a moderator to lock your contest, as well.5.
Contest Runners will post rules, and we expect you to follow them. Punishments for this can range from post deleting, or being banished from a user's contest.Forum Games/Competitions: 1.
No double posting please, unless you are the MC of the game. Also, the MC can regulate what you're allowed to talk about- if you're not to hold conversations or post spoilers, then don't. MCs may contact moderators about content they wish to be removed, as long as it's reasonable. 2.
If you are an MC and wish to have your topic split (at 10 pages), please contact a moderator or post a clear notice in your thread regarding which fashion you would like to have it in- eg. keeping the first post intact, keeping certain other posts intact, splitting only at the end of a day or task. 3.
Make only necessary threads. Try to refrain from making more than two threads for your game, unless it's absolutely needed. For example, there is no need for separate sign-up and commentary threads, or separate threads for each round of your game. This isn't really a rule, but more of a guideline to prevent clutter. 4.
Please make sure that you don't copy someone else's contest/competition. If you are running a similar contest/competition as one that has already run, or just finished, make sure you get the creator's permission first. 5.
If you run a contest/competition, please make sure you are willing to finish it and pay out all prizes (if applicable) at the end of it.
Anything not complying to these rules will be dealt with, whether by editing, deletion, warnings, and/or strikes. If anyone's got more questions further than what's covered here, feel free to PM us!
~ The CI Moderating Team
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