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Forum Rules Updates
« on: January 23, 2010, 01:05:06 AM »
Three important things to note:

1. The Forum Rules board has been exchanged for a new tab found at the top of the site. You can find the new "Rules" tab between the "Home" and "Forum" tabs, or click on this link here: Forum Rules page

2. The Forum Rules have been updated. There are a couple big changes, so please take the time to look through them.

3. A "Rule Details" page has also been added with the new Rules tab. This page contains detailed descriptions of what is and isn't allowed on the forums, and explanations for each rule. It is strongly encouraged that you take the time to read these descriptions, especially since the rules have been updated. You can access this page through the "Rule Details" link on the Rules page or by clicking here: Rule Details page



Updates will always be mentioned in this thread, if any changes are made to the rules in the future.
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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 02:58:55 AM »
I've been waiting for this post for a looooong time, I love it! Thanks for clearing up many things Zeph and Tweak :)
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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 10:28:19 AM »
great idea having it all in a tab, well done guys  :3
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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 10:49:08 AM »
I salute you, police officers Zeph and Tweak ;)
"Parents always think kids are wasting their youth, and always have done [so] down through the millennia," says Tom Forsyth of RAD Game Tools. "'That Ug, always holding things. His front paws will develop in funny ways. Why can't he walk on all fours like normal proto-hominids?' And so, whatever the kids spend the most time doing, that's always what parents think is a waste of time, and what is corrupting their lives. It doesn't matter what that is. If all they did was homework, parents would be worrying that their kids aren't becoming well-rounded people. And, in fact, parents do this - enrolling math nerds in karate classes and the like. There is no way to win - parental paranoia ensures that kids are always doing the wrong thing."


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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 05:26:57 AM »
The rules have been slightly adjusted for rewording and specification purposes. This is the edited portion:

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    Any image or depiction of explicit nudity is not allowed. Very suggestive content is not allowed. Anthropomorphic characters ARE allowed to be unclothed as long as they are covered by fur/scales/feathers/etc. Any clothing should cover about the same amount of area on the body as a bikini/swimsuit would.

  • Any material found to be inappropriate for minors or offensive is not acceptable.

    This includes anything inappropriate or offensive that may not be covered under the previous rule above. This may include, but is not limited to, depictions or discussions of obscene violence or hate toward anyone.

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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 10:28:51 PM »
The forum rules have been updated once again. There are some important changes this time around. After hearing some concerns of the forum members, we hope these changes will make using the forums a better experience for you all.

Please look over the forum rules and the rule details page to make sure you are familiar with them.


These are the rules in particular that have undergone changes:

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  • Do not sell yourself or ask for cyber on the forums.

    This includes specifically declaring you’re “available” and/or saying you’re here looking for a boyfriend/girlfriend/mate. This is not a dating site. We realize you may meet someone you want to date here, but please take care of these matters in private conversation. Also, no matter how much you may love your boyfriend/girlfriend/mate/etc., please try to keep the public displays of affection to a minimum.

  • If a post is more than 4 weeks old, please contact a moderator before resurrecting it.

    Threads that are revived after the four weeks has passed without permission will be locked. If you do gain permission to resurrect an old thread, please say so politely in your post when you resurrect the thread to let the rest of the staff know.

    This four-week rule does not apply to stickied threads; stickies can always be posted in no matter how old they are.

    There are also some boards that have exceptions to this rule, such as the Artwork and Movies boards – if there is an exception for a board, it will be stated in a stickied thread inside that board.

    Any board that has the amount of one page or less of threads, this rule does not apply.


  • Any material found to be inappropriate for minors or offensive is not acceptable.

    This includes anything inappropriate or offensive that may not be covered under the previous rule above. This may include, but is not limited to, depictions or discussions of obscene violence or hate toward anyone. Some depictions of blood may be okay - cuts, scrapes, drips, splashes, etc., but very detailed, realistic, or extreme depictions may be disallowed.

  • No extreme uses of profanity - including partially censored.

    Any use or variety of the "F" word is not to be used.

    Even with swear words that are allowed, please try to keep it to a minimum. Excessive use of foul language may be removed.

    Please do not use profanity to curse at or insult your fellow forum members.



And in addition, the rule against linking to other forums without permission has been eliminated.



In summary:
Threads can now be posted in up to a full four weeks after the last post's date. After that, ask permission first.
Linking to other forums is fine.
Foul language is also now allowed, with the exception of the "F" word and any other extreme cases. Please do not abuse this, or it can easily be disallowed again.
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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 11:40:32 PM »
Huh, so all in all, things have been relaxed. Well that's interesting. This certainly was a relatively strict forum, so maybe this is for the better. Wait and see, I guess.
"Parents always think kids are wasting their youth, and always have done [so] down through the millennia," says Tom Forsyth of RAD Game Tools. "'That Ug, always holding things. His front paws will develop in funny ways. Why can't he walk on all fours like normal proto-hominids?' And so, whatever the kids spend the most time doing, that's always what parents think is a waste of time, and what is corrupting their lives. It doesn't matter what that is. If all they did was homework, parents would be worrying that their kids aren't becoming well-rounded people. And, in fact, parents do this - enrolling math nerds in karate classes and the like. There is no way to win - parental paranoia ensures that kids are always doing the wrong thing."


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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2010, 11:47:22 PM »
That's the idea. We're offering to put our trust in you guys to act responsibly about it on your own. We'll see how it goes.
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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 02:00:04 AM »
I think that if someone can't find a better word to use, then there shouldn't be a comment to begin with. I've done it a couple of times, but I think that it is better to be reminded, then just let it pass by :/

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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 03:46:36 AM »
We wont dissapoint ya Ma'am /salute

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Re: Forum Rules UPDATE
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2010, 04:12:09 PM »
Although nothing's really changed by this, the staff has noticed certain things popping up a lot recently, so that Tweak and I thought it would be best to clarify some things. These two rule descriptions have been edited:

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  • Any material of a sexually explicit nature is not allowed.

    Any image or depiction of explicit nudity is not allowed. Very suggestive content is not allowed. Anthropomorphic characters ARE allowed to be unclothed as long as they are covered by fur/scales/feathers/etc. Any clothing should cover about the same amount of area on the body as a bikini/swimsuit would. In addition to images, discussions on the public forum about having sex, turn-ons, etc. are not appropriate and will be removed.

  • Any material found to be inappropriate for minors or offensive is not acceptable.

    This includes anything inappropriate or offensive that may not be covered under the previous rule above. This may include, but is not limited to, depictions or discussions of obscene violence or hate toward anyone. Some depictions of blood may be okay - cuts, scrapes, drips, splashes, etc., but very detailed, realistic, or extreme depictions may be disallowed. Discussions or images of drug and/or alcohol abuse especially by minors is not appropriate nor tolerated.



The last sentence of each is what's new. Not that those things were permitted before, but we cannot make it any clearer now. Please make sure you read over the adjustments and take them into consideration when posting.

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Re: Forum Rules Updates
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2011, 03:45:48 AM »
Please be aware that the following two rules have been added to the list:

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    The forum has a built-in word counter to make sure posts contain at least two words. Normally, your post should be fine as long as the automatic restriction accepts your post. However, adding meaningless things like (word word) or *word word* or (spam spam) or (two words) to the end of your post just to trick the filter is not acceptable, and will be counted as a warning.

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    Getting other people to post for you, or evading your status in any other way when your posts are restricted is not allowed. Doing so will count as a warning, and will likely raise your status another level. If you need to say something on the forum, take care of the matter via PMs, or ask an administrator if an exception can be made.
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Re: Forum Rules Updates
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2011, 10:14:25 PM »
The necroing rule stating that threads cannot be revived after four weeks has been removed.

All threads counting as "dead" are now automatically locked. Different lengths of time have been assigned to each board as to how long it takes for a thread to "die", depending on how active the boards are. Some boards do not have a time limit at all. You can also still ask a staff member to unlock an old thread if there is a need to do so.

So from now on - if a thread is open, you can post in it. Simple enough?
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Re: Forum Rules Updates
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2011, 03:21:09 PM »
The necroing rule stating that threads cannot be revived after four weeks has been removed.

All threads counting as "dead" are now automatically locked. Different lengths of time have been assigned to each board as to how long it takes for a thread to "die", depending on how active the boards are. Some boards do not have a time limit at all. You can also still ask a staff member to unlock an old thread if there is a need to do so.

So from now on - if a thread is open, you can post in it. Simple enough?
Couldn't be simpler imo, should do basically the same as the old rule did and as well prevent any mistakes :3

May I ask for a list for how long topics are considered "alive" in for each board?

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Re: Forum Rules Updates
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2011, 04:51:09 PM »
Meet and Greet - 4 weeks
Meet the Staff - never   
Temporary - 3 weeks
Announcements - never
General - 4 weeks
Rants and Advice - 4 weeks   
Personal Journals - never
Support - never   
Photos! - never
Fursuiting - 6 weeks
Meet-ups and Conventions  - never   
U.S. States  - never   
Find Your Species - never
Friends of Furries - never   
Matters of Mysticism - never
Roleplay - 4 weeks   
Serious RP  - 6 weeks       
Serious RP Companion Board  - never   
Fun RP  - 6 weeks       
Forum Games  - 6 weeks   
Training grounds - 4 weeks
Artistic Stuff  - 4 weeks   
Requests  - 6 weeks   
Artwork - never   
Notable Furry Artists - never   
Arty Stuff for sale/trade/free - 4 weeks       
Starving Artists - 3 weeks
News - never
The Furries' Cookbook - 4 weeks
Tech Central - 4 weeks
Writing and Literature  - never   
Home of Horror - never   
Story Ideas  - 4 weeks
Comedy - 4 weeks   
Books - never
Links - 8 weeks
Music - 4 weeks
Video Media - 4 weeks   
Television - 4 weeks   
Anime/Cartoon - 4 weeks   
Movies  - 1 year   
Video Games - 4 weeks
Sports - never

And the entire PawzRadio, SecondLife, and IMVU sections never expire. Almost all of the threads within the Adult Area never expire, although that will change as we build up more activity there.


Some of the lengths of time were adjusted to better suit the level of activity in the boards or the type of threads within them. They might still change a bit in the future depending on how things go.
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