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Comics Discussion => Flipside Discussion => Topic started by: Brion Foulke on March 16, 2009, 12:44:13 pm

Title: Rules and Guidelines for "Flipside Discussion"
Post by: Brion Foulke on March 16, 2009, 12:44:13 pm
Welcome to the Flipside Forums!  These are the rules, make sure to read these before posting.  They are subject to change, and new rules may be added when necessary.

General Forum Rules

I. Read the Rules For Each Sub-Forum Specifically Before Posting
Each sub-forum has it's own posted rules, and these may differ depending on the sub forum.  Make sure to read the rules to a specific sub-forum before you post there.  If a specific section has a rule which contradicts one of the  general forum rules, then follow the specific rule for that section.

II. Treat Others With Respect
Make your best effort to get along and treat others respectfully.  Don't cause trouble.

III. Contribute Constructively To Threads
When you contribute to a thread, try to stay on-topic.  Be careful not to take threads on tangents that might cause the thread to be derailed.  Try to make sure your post contributes something, it is not acceptable to spam threads simply to pad your post count.

IV. Be Careful Posting Offensive Images
Do not directly post images that might be seen as offensive, such as nudity.  However, it is okay to link to them, as long as you specifically describe the offensive content of your image.

General Forum Guidelines

I. Create Appropriate Threads
Try to create threads in the appropriate section.

II. Forum Language
Please make an effort to keep your posts legible and coherent.  Do not overuse "internet speak" or shorthand like "how r u".  Swearing is okay, as long as it is not excessive.  Some sections of the forum are more leniant about these guidelines than others.

III. How Do I Get An Avatar?
Just click on User CP, Edit Avatar, and upload it from your computer.  Images can be as large as 100x100.

IV. How Do I Switch The Forum's Appearance?
There are several templates you can use, on the bottom left corner of the page.  The newest one is "Flipside 2.0"

V. Use the Report Button
There is a "Report Bad Post" button on the top right corner of each post.  If you feel that a person is breaking the rules, please hit the report button and type a short description of the problem.  Please also use this to report spam.

VI. Send Me A PM
If something is bothering you about the forums, or a particular member is rubbing you the wrong way, send me a PM directly and I will be happy to assist you.


Specific Rules for "Comic Discussion"

I. "Chapter X: Discussion" Threads
In particular, you are expected to treat others with the utmost respect in this thread.  It should feel like a pleasant and welcoming place to post for all newcomers.  Anyone who is rude in this thread may quickly find themselves losing their posting privileges in this sub-forum.

Please keep all posts in this thread on-topic.  And although there may be moral issues happening in the comic that you may want to discuss, this is NOT a thread for debate.  If you want to get in depth about specific political/moral issues, please make a separate thread!

II. "Question Threads"
These are threads for the interview section and "Maytag's Corner."  Please restrict your posts in these threads to questions only, as outlined by the guidelines at the beginning of the thread.  Do not reply to others.

III. Language
In this particular section of the forum, please keep swearing to a minimum.  Also, please make your best effort to use proper grammar and spelling, and to sound coherent in your posts.

Specific Guidelines for "Comic Discussion"

I. What is An Appropriate Topic To Start A Thread About?
Any topic which pertains to the comic whatsoever is appropriate to make a post about in this section.  If you have a specific question to me, sometimes it may be more appropriate to just email me or send me a PM.  Use your own discretion.  Also, it is okay to make threads about any aspect of this website, whether it be the gallery/interviews/secret sections or the forums themselves.

II. What isn't an Appropriate Topic?
Don't make a post commenting about the current page/chapter, you can do that in the "Chapter X: Discussion" Thread.  However it is perfectly okay to make threads about past chapters.  Don't make things like introduction threads.  Don't make a thread asking me technical questions like what materials I use to make the comic.