Bigg Boss Season 10 - Rules Thread

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Posted: 2016-10-15T10:28:07Z


Welcome to Big Boss 10 Forum


To all members participating on BB10 forum, we want all of you to co-exist peacefully and have fun.  For this to happen we have produced a set of rules to aide in the governance of the forum.  We hope and anticipate adherence.


General IF Rules and Guidelines : Please go through the India-Forums.com- Participation Guidelines & Rules to get familiar with various warning level restrictions and things that are not allowed on IF. Also, please take time to go through the rules  regarding offensive signature/s which are applicable site wide.



Moderation: Not everyone on the Development Team has moderating powers. Coolbies do NOT fall under the category of moderation as they only provide timely updates to the forum. The moderation chain is as follows: Viewbies > Moderators > Channel Moderators> Global Moderators. Your first point of contact would be the section Viewbie or Moderator as they take care of the day to day happenings in the forum. If you have any issues regarding moderation, you can escalate them to the Channel Moderators/Global Moderators, but any other issues need to be brought to the Section Development Team [Viewbies and Moderators] first.


Any issues regarding Moderation or Warning Queries will be entertained only by PM to DT. Do Not argue about rulings on the threads/open new posts regarding moderation and disrupt the atmosphere of the forum. Following the moderating Chain , first approach the Viewbies (munnihyderabad , KS_Minion), Moderator(mnx12) for any concerns. If you are still disputing the actions taken on the forum or are still unsatisfied with the resolution you may take the matter up with the Colors Channel moderator (.Prometheus.). Finally if the matter is still not resolved you are free to approach any of the Global Moderators (*Shruti*, Aahaana, gk_09, mango). By no means, whatsoever, is one supposed to open threads on the forum questioning the actions of a particular member of the DT or decisions taken pertaining to issues that have taken place. If such a thread is opened, it shall be closed immediately, asking the members to contact the DT via PMs. Strict action will be taken against repeating offenders .



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Introducing Yourself :All newbies and other general Members of this forum, introduce yourselves in this one common thread  link of intro thread

Bigg Boss 10 Introduction Thread

instead of opening separate intro topics.


Bigg Boss Season 10 Forum Archive Mansion:You can check for all important links and info in

Bigg Boss season 10- Archive Mansion


Use the help desk: Any queries or doubts regarding the show or the forum or contestants or any other issues, use this  Big Boss 10 Help Desk thread .Every member of the forum can cooperate in this thread and help the members having doubts.


Regarding Posting of Articles : We will give allowances for articles to be posted on the forum.  Rival sites articles such as TB and TC - only links to the articles are allowed to be posted otherwise if the full article is pasted then the thread will be deleted.  Furthermore, all article posts MUST contact the link to the article and not just pasting the content so that the authencity of the news can be determined.  Any article threads which do not contain the link to the article will be deleted from the forum


Sharing Personal Information: This has been brought up time and time again. Do not share your personal information with others on the net. If you are sharing any information with an unknown person you are doing that at your own risk. The conversation that takes place in private messages, facebook, messenger between two people is between them and not to be shared in the open forum.


Action against  MID Creation: Please keep in mind making an MID with the purpose to fool around with members or to bash or create an unnecessary fight will lead to ban on the MID and warning issued to the original one - warning level raise on the original ID. Also, if you think a member is using a MID then contact the section Dev Team. There is no need to accuse someone based on assumption. Not all newbies are MIDs of opposing fan groups. What we think might not always be true and accusing someone based on an assumption is wrong. If you have any proof /evidence with regards to the same you can get in touch with the Dev Team. They will look into the matter and take appropriate action.


Regarding Spoilers/Eliminations :Members are requested not to post spoilers randomly. To reduce the clutter of repetitive threads and make it easier for members , the DT will open and maintain the spoiler thread. All nonessential posts or chatting will be deleted.  All spoiler information should be posted here: Big Boss 10 Spoilers Thread


Regarding FB status/Tweets : BB10 is a new season and we have a dedicated forum to discuss the current on air show. Keeping this in mind DT would like to make it clear .


a) Tweets by the past contestants or celebrities related only to the current season of BB10 will be allowed .

b) Any other random tweets by the past contestants which has no relevance to the BB10 will be closed/trashed.

c) Any personal tweets by any one, even if it pertains to BB10 are absolutely not acceptable in this forum .

d) Any other random tweets by the past contestants which has no relevance to the BB10 will be closed/trashed.

We respect IF members privacy and would prefer members social interaction outside the India-Forums ( FB/Twitter/LinkedIn,G+,Myspace,Pinterest etc) is not brought into this forum. Any such posts violating a member's privacy will be trashed immediately and a warning level will be increased.

e) An official Twitter thread may be opened , where members can post new tweets pertaining to the current season and its contestants.


Twitter trending topics such as Ranking, congratulatory messages etc can be posted in Twitter thread or in the contestant's AT itself.

Reason : Trending topics inevitably results in popularity contests between the fanbases and leads to fights or counter topics. Such threads do not allow any room for healthy debates/room for discussion. Hence , it would be preferable such topics be posted in ATs itself or on the official social media thread . This decision is non-negotiable


All social networking updated should be posted in this thread only:

FB/Twitter/Update/Status/Insta/Offscreen updates post here only


Regarding Appreciation Threads : Appreciation threads are to be used to praise and appreciate particular favorite contestant. All discussions related to contestant's performance, looks, style and personality can be confined to ATs. Please don't use the AT's as a forum to bash/mock/discuss other contestants/members, discuss what is happening on the forum or elsewhere on IF or other social networking sites, basically keep it related to what the AT is about.

No Random couple/Group/Member/Animal ATs are allowed in the name of fun as such ATs are mostly filled with only spamming . Only Individual ATs of this season's Contestants and  Host Salman Khan AT will be allowed .


If a real life officially married couple is participating together, then a couple AT only for them is allowed. Individual ATs must talk about the respective person for and his/her interaction with the others one in the context of show post/discussions. If two contestants are performing together then discussion on that performance will be allowed in the respective AT of the contestants for that day. ATs are subject to closures for violations of the AT rules.


a. Chatting: Members seem to be more into chatting so please reduce the personal chatting because we do have a chat club for that purpose so keep that in mind. However, we do allow minimum chatting in ATs, provided it is related to this AT alone. Additionally Do not spam with just emotions/numbers to increase post count/pages. Do not quote long quotes. You can quote three posts maximum and they should be small.

ATs are open for everyone, however, do not invade the AT with the purpose to rile up the fans or instigate them.  Everyone has their right to voice out their opinions and should NOT be judged/generalized based on their likes/dislikes. If any of your fellow members/friends fails to follow the rules, kindly ask them to edit out or tell them its wrong rather than joining them and aggravate the issues further and equally responsible for carrying forward an unfavorable situation. Hence be responsible and take responsibility because that way you may prevent action taken against your AT thread.

ATs/discussions threads can NOT be used to target other members and NO pinpointing activity/mock or taking digs here toward other fan groups.Any derogatory references or name callings against actors /characters/members/Dev team members are strictly PROHIBITED here.


b. Report: If you see anyone breaching the rules in any of the threads in the main forum, you will not come here and rant it out about it and snowball the issue further! Instead 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.

We can assure you guys that we only takes action where it's legit reason. However, here is a little catch for the stalkers who just want to report in order to get the AT closed down - If you report any post/comments that has no legit reason, you will be responsible for action against you for stalking.


c. Penalties: If the DT sees more than 3 people breaking the AT rules constantly for a week, the effects of violations will kick start, which go as follows:

First Violation - Warning Note  

Second - Another Warning Note  

Third - Another Warning Note  

Fourth- Close the AT for 24 hrs (1 Day)  

Fifth - Close AT for 72 hrs (3 Days)  

Sixth - Close AT for 1 week (7 Days)  

Seventh - Get rid of AT completely from the BB10 Forum/Shift it to Celebrity Fan Club Forum.

The rules are applicable for multiple violation and not single post as it will be dealt individually. Having said that, please do not assume that every report submitted by opposite fan group will be entertained. We will go through the reports and only if we find the report valid based on above rules, then we will speak to the Admins of the AT and action will be taken accordingly as stated above.


Live Feed/ DDT Threads & Chatting/Spamming in the DDT/LF threads- Live Feed Thread serves the purpose of updating what happens in the Live Feed. Though the DTs have given members some freedom to chat, it is to be understood that the chatting should be based on the contents in the Live Feed. The Live Feed thread is not to be misconstrued as a place for random chatting/fan wars, posting of articles or serve as an AT as for we have separate threads for such purpose. Discussion on how is a contestant behaving and with exchange of view is to happen in the forum instead of the Live Feed as we re-iterate again that the thread is for updating of Live Feed and discussion on the contents showed. Any kind of  digs against members/fan groups is NOT allowed. And avoid posting images which are not related to the Live Feed. Members who are found instigating may face possible WL raise as the freedom given have been misused for which we would be more strict hence-forth. The same applies for the DDT thread.


Chatting can be carried out in the Chat-Club of the section or AT of the contestant. DDT (Daily Discussion Thread) and LF (Live Feed Thread) is open for a specific purpose. Members are cluttering DDT & LF threads with unnecessary spam comments & chatting. It is cumbersome for fans who do not have access to live telecast or feed to scroll through the DDT/LF threads filled with irrelevant posts.


Members are reminded to use the designated threads hence forth. Members who continue to post irrelevant comments and chat other than episode discussion in LF or DDT will be warned via PM by the DT and subsequent violations will result in strict action.


Whilst we are allowing chatting to occur in the AT's this does not mean that members should just go on for pages and pages with chatting, the premise of the thread is for the appreciation of a contestant.  non-essential chatting or spam comments in the hopes to increase pages or just for general chatting in no relation to the show can get deleted, if this occurs consistently in the AT, the AT or individual members can obtain a warning.


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Contestant's Criticism Allowed but NO Derogatory/Obscene Remarks:  In the BB forum there will be criticism on the actions of a contestant/host in the show or any content he or she himself/herself speaks about his/her personal life during the show and their sensitive fans have to adapt to the real self of the contestant. While we allow criticism, keep in mind derogatory, demeaning, ridiculing or obscene remarks  are a strict NO.

Contestnts on the show cannot be compared to any animal or any other thing which may be considered offensive. Refrain from posting fake/morphed images/videos intended to defame/ ridicule /abuse any contestant &/member. This includes posting animal images with the intent to be sarcastic and bash any member/celebrity.


NO Past Life/History Discussion: Past life of the contestant/host will not be talked about when it has absolutely no relation to the current show. Only if any particular episode has such matter, discussion will be allowed on that Particular Day's Episode.

No Discussion of Past Season or other Random Celebrities : No discussion will be allowed on celebrities who are not part of Bigg Boss this season. Past contestant(s) can be mentioned as a side note or a reference to prove a point in a discussion about current season. Making the whole topic based on past contestants as center point of discussion won't be allowed.Whether the discussion is allowed to continue or not will be left to DT's discretion.


NO Adult Content Allowed: The show may have adult content but that does NOT give members the liberty to create their own perception of it or use it as an excuse to post licentious things. Please do not be so explicit in regards to adult content. Discussing the point is fine but within the decorum of a public forum.


One Liners/Short Discussion: Detailed discussions on the episode can be conducted on the Main Forum, please post all one liners/ short sentences/Paragraphs regarding the episode in the  Episode Discussion Thread, This is the reason the thread was created.  Such discussion can also be posted in the respective AT if it is regarding that contestant only.  So the discussion can be kept  concise and will not make the forum look messy having several posts open regarding the same episode.  As mentioned detailed discussion posts can still be created in the main forum.  Henceforth all one liner episode discussion posts/Short Episode Discussion will be moved to the Discussion Thread or its respective AT. Continuous disregard will lead to warnings

While discussing episode in Episode Discussion Thread try to keep the chatting in such threads to a minimum, there are other thread/section (Chat Corner/Chat Club) which are available for such content.


Regarding Fun Names/Nicknames: There will be no allowances given for the use of nicknames, unless it is a nickname that is already being used in the sure.  Regardless of whether the term being used is as a form of entertainment or abuse, it will not be allowed.  The use of nicknames/fun names is very much subjective and what one member considered a name to be fair use may not be taken in the same manner by others.


No Fanbase Groupism Or Instigating/Bullying any Member/Fan base: No single fan group will try to dominate or create a ruckus on the forum. Tolerate and learn to respect other's choices. Please do NOT rile or instigate any fan base group or member. Name calling or code names are NOT allowed towards any member or fan group. If found, strict action will be taken against the offender/s in question.


No Making fun of another member's writing style: Please do not mock or make fun of anyone's writing styles, we are all learners and no one is perfect or esoteric in the language. Respect our differences and focus on the content. Also No fun making of members username.


No Foul/Profane/Abusive Words allowed : IF has a taken a strict stand against use of invectives/ expletives including W*F/B*****/C*****/F***/A**H*** etc so members are informed not to use them. Absolutely NO obscenity will be tolerated. Such posts will be trashed and repeated offense will make WL increased or ban.  Please refrain from excessive swearing or using profanities by misspelling or letter substitutions to bypass censoring, such as What the Fish, etc. Everyone here is smart enough to understand the connotations and context behind it.. Do not post lewd or offensive content, or links to any such content. India forums is a family friendly forum and impressionable young minds visit our website.


Hate speech: India-Forums members are allowed freedom of speech & expression, however please ensure any discrimination, racism or hate speech is not advocated. Refrain from posting any content which might incite/promote hatred towards any member/Country/ religion/Nationality/Race or minority communities. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender; and they are people who are not heterosexual, heteronormative or gender binary. In simpler words, they have a different sexual preference. India Forums does not condone any discriminatory and intolerant behavior towards LGBT  community. Any remarks towards the alternative lifestyle which ridicule for having a diverse view or promote bigotry will be severely dealt with.


No Provocative Signatures or DP Wars Allowed : Signature/DP war is NOT allowed among members. So please ensure that your signature or DP is directly or indirectly not pointing to any member on the forum, fan base or contestant on the show.While posting signatures/videos ensure that none of the content carries any hate speech towards any Nationality/religion/race/community. No one is allowed advertising external blogs using their signatures on IF, as that breaches forum rules. Similarly, using offensive signatures, in a manner to rile fan bases and start a signature war of sorts, is strictly prohibited. Any signature or DP which is derogatory or meant to create chaos in the forum will be removed immediately and if the member continues to display it then the offender will receive an increase in the Warning Level.


Morphed Pictures and Signatures: Please refrain from posting fake or morphed images intended to defame/ ridicule /abuse any contestanty &/member. This includes posting animal images with the intent to be sarcastic and bash any member/celebrity. Any morphing OR merging faces of celebrities onto existing (original) pictures from other sources are STRICTLY prohibited on india-forums.com. It highly violates the copyrights of the original picture and such activity will not be tolerated! If anyone is seen to engage in such activity will receive raise in W/L without any further question. Furthermore, those morphed creations will be removed from the posts, immediately once it comes into the development team's attention.  Signatures attacking taking dig at any fandom will not be tolerated. Also, please remember to keep your signatures to a specific size, as large signatures cause the page to lag. For more information refer

ATTN: Signature/Avatar Size - Guidelines


Personal Attack/Abusive Posts: This forum is to discuss the show and its contestants rather than the forum member or fanbases. Making any personal attacks or derogatory names calling against members/contestants is NOT acceptable.  Please avoid making posts that are abusive, derogatory, sarcastic and insulting enough to affect the sentiment of another member. Members have difference of opinion no doubt but you can't expect all the fingers of one hand to be the same do you? India Forums is a platform to allow everyone to express their opinions freely within the COC and respectable limitations. Please know the difference between bashing and criticism. Things can be said in a more civilized manner rather than being brutal. Having said that, dislike, criticism, disagreement or contradiction is not considered bashing and everyone is welcome to express their opinions within the Bigg Boss Season 10 forum rules and IF COC. And while criticizing, remember to not post anything unsavory that you wouldn't like hearing about yourself spoken by others.


Also, please refrain from passing comments against a particular fangroup; comments such as "Oh fans of XYZ contestant/actor are always bashing ABC, and they expect us to sit and listen" are NOT allowed. Such comments do nothing except create animosity between the members and disrupt the atmosphere of the forum. If you do feel that certain members are acting in an unruly manner, please feel free to present your POV via PMs to the DT, and let the DT intervene and take the needed action.


Name Calling Posts: While criticizing something, there are time when members tend to go overboard and use certain derogatory and downright offensive words which shouldn't be used for any contestant/member/DT member. Please remember that any derogatory references, or name calling any person [contestant/member/DT member] goes against the IF CoC as well as the forum rules, and strict action will be taken against those who indulge in it. Also, Comparing the BB10 house contestants to animals in the name of fun-posts is strictly prohibited.



No Controversial stuff from Another Sites or Blogs allowed : Any site or blog demeaning the contestant on OR off the show and link given to the same in the signature or on the forum is not allowed to maintain forum peace. It will be immediately removed and repeated offense will result in WL increased or ban. This being said, we'd also like you all to keep discussions pertaining to issues on social networking sites to a bare minimum. What happens on external sites is NOT of any concern to IF, so don't drag those issues here to create a drama.  Refer to : External Content from Social Networking Sites


Moral Policing: We would 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. There is no need for to tell members what to do or what not to post,  because the forum has an active DT who WILL take action if it is deemed necessary. You cannot stop someone from posting in any topic. Do not become a moral police on the forum.


Counter Posting: Refrain from making counter posts on the forum. If you see a post which you feel you do not agree with or believe to be insulting/provoking or abusive, then DO NOT create another topic in retaliation to counter argue the post maker. This only leads to further unrest and more arguments breaking out in the forum.  If you come across any posts which you believe are not in accordance with the Bigg Boss Forum Rules or IF  COC, just REPORT and let the moderators of the section handle the situation.


Regarding Abusive/Threatening PMs : Abusive and/or threatening PMs should be taken up directly with the DT or higher admins. Please do not make PM's public knowledge or use the forum as a way to target another member. It will not be tolerated and you will be held equally responsible as the other member.


Use the Report Button or PM the DT : If members have an issue with a post then report it and if its some urgent issue then PM any of the DT. Arguing in the thread won't help as the differing sides will keep seeing wrong on the other side. Quoting a post and telling the member it is reported, not allowed as it only fuels the argument.


Report Button/Response Time: Please keep in mind that DT cannot be here 24/7 as they too have their personal life. Please allow a reasonable time frame of at least 24-48 hours to work on reports before escalating the issue and PMing  moderating chain. We try to address reports as soon as we can. Please avoid PMing the DT unless the issue has been neglected for way too long or it is an extremely pressing matter.


No Mass PMs Allowed : No mass PMs by any fan group will be entertained. Members can PM only on his/her behalf to DT and not on another member's behalf. Third party PM to DT are NOT Allowed.


Last Reminder : Remember BB is a different format show than the regular soaps/serials and don't gauge the celebrities/ contestants, keeping in mind the characters they played on some other show.




*Please note that the rules mentioned above are subject to change which will be dependent on forum environment*


We hope all members would adhere to the above guidelines and make sure to keep the atmosphere of the section friendly. Seeking everyone's cooperation.


For any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact any DT members listed above.


Thanks,
Edited by mnx12 - 2016-10-16T07:05:03Z
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