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Brion Foulke

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Rules and Guidelines for "Artists' Den"
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:30:31 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. *(special exception for this forum, see below)

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 "Artists' Den"

I. Nudity and Work Safe Images
Although rule IV says you may not directly post nudity, it is okay in this section as long as your thread is marked NSFW, and clearly indicates what type of offensive content it will contain.  For example: "Mr. X's Art Thread!  NSFW (nudity)"  If your thread is named that way, it would be okay to post any kind of nudity, but not okay to post any kind of sexual acts, because the viewers may not expect that.  Lets say you wanted to post your tentacle rape art, then you'd have to label your thread like so: "Mr. X's Art Thread!  NSFW (tentacle rape)"  In other words, your thread must be clearly labeled so that the people clicking on it know what they are getting into.

II. Civility
You are expected to be respectful here, just like all the other forums, but joking around is okay as long as it is not too mean spirited.

III. Language Rules
Swearing is fine, as long as it is not over-the-top.  But please make an effort to use proper grammar and spelling, and to post intelligently.

Specific Guidelines for "Artists' Den"

I. What is An Appropriate Topic To Start A Thread About?
You may plug any piece of art or writing that you did, but remember that by posting you have opened yourself up to critique.  However, said criticism should be constructive, and no one is allowed to just blatantly insult you.

II. What is Not An Appropriate Topic To Start A Thread About?
Art that haven't done, but that you like.  That belongs in the "Pop Culture" forum.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2011, 09:47:57 pm by Brion Foulke »