Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon...Ek Baar Phir - Forum Rules - READ n HEED

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Posted: 9 years ago

Channel Moderator:
*Resham* (CM, STAR Plus)

Viewbies: munnihyderabad hinz
Videobie: Dhruvie (Provides Video Updates) 

Before we go into the detailed rules, we highly recommend you to go through these links:

*Rules for Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon... Ek Baar Phir*

Credit goes to: SkyLight

1. Moderation: Not everyone on Dev Team is a moderator. Coolbies and Videobies do not fall under the category of Moderation as they only provide updates. The Moderation chain latter as follows: Viewbie > Moderator > Channel Moderator > Global Moderator. Your first contact would be the section's Viewbie or Moderator as they will take care of day to day activities on the forum. If you have complaints regarding moderation those can be sent directly to CMs, but any other issues must be brought to the attention of Viewbies first. In case, if any members feels that a warning being given is not justified or there is an error then please pm the DT member, 
but do not argue on the respective post and cause disruption. If you are not satisfied with the answer then please direct the concerns to CMs.  

2. Comparison Topics/Instigating Posts/Plotting: Firstly and foremost, emphasizing in any way or form that "one couple is better than the other" will not be allowed henceforth. By now, we all know instigating topics and comparison on this forum are not allowed. Some members purposely instigate others and believe they can get by with it and some plan attacks in other places and decide to disrupt the functioning of the forum. Well, it will not happen anymore. Please read this  ATT: RE: Comparisons (IPK to IPK-EBP)

3. Name-Calling/Stereotyping:  Giving names to other fans/fan groups, will not be tolerated. From now on name calling, bashing other fans/fan groups, or stereotyping will not be allowed. In addition, comment on the show and not the viewers. It seems like half of the posts are targeted at the viewers rather than the show. Do not pass snide remarks at viewers of the show just because their interest lies in something different from yours. We expect you to agree to disagree and be more amicable

4. Moral Policing: We prefer members to stop preaching on the forum. Let the moderators decide what is needed on this forum and what is not or what one member is allowed to do or not. Any member, cannot stop the other from posting in any topic. Do not become a moral police on the forum. 
5. Utilizing Report Feature: If  there is a thread/post/comment which is offending posted by someone, you will NOT take law into your own hands to teach a lesson to that person for insulting your favorite idol. That aggravates matters more and you also become liable for action for reacting thus. Instead you will simply make use of the "REPORT" button and report the thread by stating the reason clearly. As soon as the Dev Team comes online they would take the necessary action and try our best to resolve the issue. 

6. Language:  A lot of members try to use code words and asterisk and try to get away with such language. Well, It won't happen from now on. This decision has been made by the Global moderators themselves.Any such profanities will not be tolerated in the forum.
Ex: W*F (What the Fish is a lame excuse so do not try)
      F**K U
      "Who watches this Shit?"  

7. Bashing/Personal Attacks: Bashing and making personal attacks against any actor/actress/CVs/members/fan groups/characters etc. is not allowed. Make sure members know the difference between bashing and criticism. A critic is one who discusses things in perspective, never loses objectivity and states things in a logical and constructive way. But a basher is one, who states the points a bit too heavily such that, it no longer looks like criticism but looks like a total attack. Everyone have their own point of view let's respect it. You have right to raise your opinion but one should see lines ain't crossed. Avoid making posts that are abusive, derogatory, insulting or sarcastic enough to affect the sentiment of another member. This is against IF COC and won't be tolerated. 

Keep a control on your sarcasm. If the mods feel that your post is no longer critiquing, but is full of sarcasm/attacks... that will be held against you. 

8. No thread on Dev Team working: No threads shall be opened criticizing or questioning the functioning of the Dev Team. If you have any concerns/issues contact the section Dev Team by PM service and sort it out but please refrain from starting a thread in the forum.No personal attack 'direct/indirect, abusive/sarcastic shall be tolerated.
If  there are any instigating posts or snide remarks towards DT of the forum. you will garner a WL rise.

9. No Stretching the Issue or Discussing the Matter After DT has Posted Warning:Though we urge you all to ignore and report, many of the members often tend to retort.. Also, despite DT posting warnings/notes, members still stick to that incident instead of discussing the topic at hand. This stretches the issue. Please refrain from retorting and stretching the issue post the DT Warning Note

10. Repeated Topics:
Check a few pages back before making a topic on the same point. all repeated topics, will be merged/closed .We expect your complete compliance in keeping the forum organized and don't involving in spamming with repeated topics.

11. No Chatting/Spamming: Refrain yourself from chatting/spamming on the forum. Refrain from your personal chats in threads opened for various subjects/discussion regarding the show. Please try to stick to the topic when posting replies.restrict the chatting to chat thread but chatting in discussion topic is NOT allowed 

12. Updating:If you want to volunteer for Written updates for this show any particular day then please PM sign up the WU sheet and please do not sign up if you are not sure of your commitment. Any updates which are posted by the members who have not signed up for it, will be trashed.

13. No Advertising:
Videos from other forums/websites containing the website logo are not allowed. If found doing so the topic will be trashed & a PM will be send.  If you continue to do so even then your warning level will be raised.Also posting links from IF in other forums is strictly prohibited.

14. Posting Email Address or personal pictures of Stars: Accounts or email address of actors/celebs is not allowed to be posted or revealed unless they them self give it. Also, posting your email address on open forum is not allowed. Moreover, no personal pictures of stars from facebook or Orkut are allowed to be posted.

15. Picture topics:  We have a picture gallery to post pictures. Please do not make anymore topics on episode pictures or normal pics from the show. If you have pictures for a particular special occasion that you want to post on the forum then you may post. We will allow picture topics on special occasion. Otherwise please post all the pictures in Picture Gallery. 

16. Emotions: Do not spam or  post reply exclusively with emoticons. which are used to emphasize how you feel when words alone aren't enough. They serve as 'add-ons' to your message BUT it doesn't mean that you are to type a whole line of Emoticons alone, without a single word or phrase (e.g. 'Big smile')! Messages containing only emotions  will be deleted.

17. Posting Articles: Before posting any article please check to make sure that the article has not been posted before. IF has launched its own news hub Telly Buzz. We are now in direct competition with IndianTelevision & Telly Chakkar. See to it you do not post articles from these two websites. Do not post articles from Telly Buzz directly on forum. Provide link/source of the articles.

18. Organizing Contest/Activities:You may not post, contests/Activities/GOTWs/ATs/MOTWs/without prior approval from the moderators. 

19. Promotions:  Members are very excited that you have become senior member, goldie, IF dazzlers, IF rockerz.. and we are truly happy for you all, but since this is IPKKND-EBP forum those topics need to go in Congratulations Post or Meme4u Forum.

20. Using Signatures: As per the rule a member is allowed to use three signature Do not use wallpaper size signature in your signature. To know more in details you can read ATTN: Signature/Avatar Size - Guidelines of Avatar & Signature Section. Signatures bashing actors/members will not be tolerated. If the signatures are not removed at the moderator's request then the signatures will be removed by Moderators themselves and will count as one strike.

21. Use Like Button: 
Every often we see members posting thanks or tfs or one liner instead of using the Like button. The Like feature has come in place of Thank You feature so that spamming could be alleviated. Saying thanks, tfs, etc constitutes to spamming. If you have nothing more to say apart from thanks then you can thank using Like button.

22. Help topics:
If you have any queries regarding the show then please post them in the  Help Desk. We will definitely try our best to help out there.

23. Typing in CAPS LOCK:
 Please do not write in Cap Locks. If you continue to do so it will result in a WL increase.

24. Regarding AT threads: There are Appreciation Threads for all the Jodi's or individual actors. Please do not create individual threads over little things like discussing the actors, performance, or his/her dressing or appraising their looks which can be discussed in AT. Please remember to not chat and stay on topic. . Please, get the AT closed by the DT, by PM'ing or Reporting the thread, on reaching 150 pages, as we cannot have two open ATs at the same time .. 

25. Morphed Pictures: We do not allow this on IF. So please refrain from posting such pictures.  You can check the below link for more details MERGING/MORPHING - NOT ALLOWED     

26. Promo Updater's:
 Final Warning. We appreciate you all posting new promos, but if someone has already posted a promo do not make a new topic on the same promo. If you have a higher quality than post in the topic that is already opened. We will make sure you get credit for uploading better quality.

27. Quoting Posts/Members/Creations/Pictures: Don't quote long posts especially when it messes up the coding which makes it look bad. If you want to reply to someone use the @ format like @A:  , @B: & so on. Only upto 3 quotes are allowed in a post given the fact they are relatively small quotes and not page long essays.

28. Bashing on Celebrity Fan Page: Celebrity Profiles are monitored so please do not bash there. It will result in a warning as it is against the rules. 

29. Creating MIDS: Creating MIDs (another account) on IF is not allowed under any circumstances. Wrong usage of creating a different account will result in a WL increase without any warnings as this is a serious issue. 

30. Discussions on Actor's Personal Life : You have right to comment on actors, their acting & their style while being not crossing the line but to comment on actors personal life & people who are part of their personal sphere won't be appreciated here at IF.  What any celebrity do in their personal life is their Personal Matter. Its their life & they have complete freedom to live it the way they wants to. We are no one to interfere in it.What Happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas
Warning Level Procedure
:  Please read this for full details on the warning procedure:
New Warning Procedure. Dev Team will keep a running list of members, who will continue to break rules.
1. Verbal warning 
2. PM warning from Dev Team 
3. WL Increase. 
4. Lead to possible Ban.
If for some reason you do not agree with the warning you have received in your topic then you need to PM the moderator/viewbie who warned you instead of starting an argument in the forum. If you are not satisfied with the reply given by the DT members then you may take up your issue with the Channel Moderators. However, absolutely no arguments on the forum as that will lead to a direct increase in your warning level.   If you have any doubts/suggestions/objections regarding anything then feel free to PM either hinz , munnihyderabad,  OR *Resham* (Channel Moderator, Star Plus) 


Edited by hinz - 7 years ago


Posted: 7 years ago

IMP: Revised Forum Rules

Hello IPKKND... EBP Forum Members

This is an IMPORTANT  Note to all the members of the forum. Of late we have been seeing quite a few recurring issues which need to be addressed with top priority.

Personal Attacks/Discussions of fan groups: Any sort of personal attacks, mockery, personal digs, inciting, provoking topics or comments intended towards a fellow forum member/s or a fan group/s will NOT be tolerated. Members involved in any of these violation might  be subjected to a 20% Warning level rise.

No Moral Policing: Everyone is welcome to express their opinions within the IPKKND...EBP rules and IF COC. We would prefer members to stop preaching on the forum telling members what to do what not. Let the moderators decide what is needed on this forum and what is not or what one member is allowed to do or not. You cannot stop someone from posting in any topic or making new topics. Do not become a moral police on the forum. If you find anyone breaching rules, please Report the topic and or contact the Dev Team via PMs. We will deal with the issue at the earliest possible.

India-Forums is a platform to allow everyone to express their opinions freely within the COC and respectable limitations. Members have the freedom to express their own perspective, which may disagree and or contradict someone else's point of view.

Disclaimers: Any posts that we see with people telling others what to do, to leave the forum because they belong to one fan group, or anything along those lines, will be removed. Any posts that we see with a "PS: Bashers stay away", "Only for ____ fans", etc. containing disclaimers will be edited by Dev Team. If member is found doing the same even after reminders/warnings it will lead to warning level raise.

Discussion of one topic in another topic: Of late, members are found to be posting screenshots of comments and links to the posts of other members in other topics and taking personal digs and mocking the opinions presented by other members, such topics will strictly  be NOT tolerated in the forum. These topics will be trashed and members involving in such type of posts or discussions, with an intention, to mock or humiliate or incite the opinions of other members will be subject to severity from the Dev Team

Personal life discussion of actors: Any sort of speculations, assumptions, rumors regarding the actors in the personal life has to be stopped right away. You can criticize and discuss the actors only with respect to the character they play, their look/style and acting alone. Having said that, whom they date, with whom they pose pictures, with whom they DO NOT pose pictures should not be the topic of concern here in this forum. Yes, you can discuss actor's personal life, provided the actors notify something about themselves, until then, NO personal life discussions will be tolerated in the forum. 

However, off late members are seen to be involved in camouflaging actor names with character names and discussing actors personal life in disguise of character names. Please be noted, the DT is aware of  such posts and topics which are disguised personal life discussions of actors, such topics will be trashed by the Dev Team and due action will be taken against the members involved in such posts/comments.

Name calling or typecasting of members: It has come to the notice of the Dev Team, that most of the members are labeling and type casting others as "negative" poster, for they always criticize the show. This is a forum and criticism are part of discussions. Please be tolerant to different views expressed as part of discussions. However, everyone, please be noted, that typecasting a member and name calling the member as "negative" "hater" will be strictly dealt with and members involved in such comments will face severity from the Dev Team .

Appreciation Threads: These are for appreciation of the actor/character, please refrain from any inciting comments against actors, characters. DO remember actors are not the writers, it's the creatives, blaming the actors for the length of the role in the show or for the TRPs of the show have to be stopped right away. Alongside, discussion of common topics, comments against other fan groups, will NOT be tolerated in the ATs. Members involved in such violations will be individually dealt by the Dev Team, in case there are too many violations across the AT, it will garner a Warning Note to the AT.

Real Person Fiction "is a type of Fan Fiction that is written on the celebrities essaying characters in a show or movie instead of the characters. [For example: A fan fiction written on Avinash and ShrenuIrani instead of Shlok and Astha ]. This Forum will not permit such fan fictions on the forum. The forum is a platform for creativity, not a platform for fan wars and conflict. Such stories can be posted in your own personal blogs. 

Anyone found to have violated this rule (any threads posted after February 6th, 2015)will face a 20% Warning Level Raise and the thread will be locked permanently. To finalize this, the rule applies to ALL forums on India-Forums." excerpts from  IMP: New Rule Addition - Real Person Fiction

Discussion of Dev Team: Time and again members are reminded , not to make topics to discuss or mock the Dev Team based on  the moderating issues. We understand the concerns you might have with the moderation, but, in that case, please feel free to contact the section Dev Team  munnihyderabad  or hinz , if the explanation is not satisfactory, please escalate it to the channel moderator and there by to the Global Moderators. This is the standard protocol to be followed across IF.

Lastly, please report instead of retorting to any topics which are offending, jumping into such topics to  tell off the members or to fight with them, will make you equally at fault and same actions will be taken against you for involving in a fight . Members are requested to take up the individual responsibility of abiding by the forum rules and there by maintaining the peace of the forum.

All members are requested to kindly be acquainted with these rules  Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon...Ek Baar Phir - Forum Rules - READ n Participation Guidelines & RulesExternal Content from Social Networking Sites and IMP: New Rule Addition - Real Person Fiction

For any further queries/concerns/doubts regarding the rules, please contact   munnihyderabad  hinz via PM  .


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