ASIAN SHOWS FORUM RULES AND REGULATIONS
Welcome to Asian Shows forum. This forum is currently moderated by Leprechaun and BilliCat.. Any queries, issues regarding the forum should be discussed/reported through PM to either of the moderators. Follow the basic forum rules for reference.
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 Global Moderators, but any other issues need to be brought to the Section Development Team [Viewbies and Moderators] first.
NOTE: If your section doesn't have one of the above set of DT, you can contact the next DT in the hierarchy. For example: If your section doesn't have a Viewbie, you can directly contact the Moderator. If your section doesn't have a Moderator, you can contact Channel Moderator directly after Viewbie.
BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POSTING:
When posting please remember to respect and tolerate different thoughts and do not turn any post against your opinion into unnecessary flame-wars. Try to be composed and collective when posting as this will stop feeding the instigators. There is going to be a Zero tolerance policy for those who just come to the forum to disrupt the activities and discussions. We don't enjoy raising warning levels or giving out bans but we do want this place to be fun for all.
Try to remember this simple mantra to make your time at India-Forums enjoyable,
BE THOUGHTFUL -> RESPECT EVERYONE -> DISCUSS CALMLY ->HAVE LOADS OF FUN
No Bashing: India-forums.com Code of Conduct strictly forbids members from bashing fellow members, DT members and celebrities. This includes the use of foul language, as well as any personal remarks, i.e. how the actor looks like, as they have no control over it! We welcome members to share their constructive criticism on the absurdity of the series's storyline and character, as well as to discuss the actor's talents, however, please refrain from engaging in any kind of bashing, which may have severe consequences.
What some of you are doing is breaking the COC.
Bashing Dev. Team Members is strictly against IF Rules. Warning Levels will be raised of members found bashing the Dev. Team. If you have any issues contact the GM.
No personal attack direct/indirect, abusive/sarcastic, within or outside the forum shall be tolerated.
Personal attack: Each and everyone are entitled to having their own point of view, likes and dislikes. Differences in opinions are bound to exist in a forum like India-forums.com. However, this does not permit one to attack their fellow members for not sharing the same point of view. Let us respect our fellow members and refrain from making any provocative statements, which may only lead to unnecessary quarrels.
Members come here to relax and unwind. Quoting some one's post and making a harsh comment begets displeasure. You have no right to post any abusive, derogatory, insulting or sarcastic comments which are enough to hurt the sentiments of your fellow member. All these fictions are not worth hurting a fellow IFian. Please do remember that!
Character Bashing: Everyone has a favourite character and some people prefer unpopular characters due to the actor playing such characters. And for them, it's incredibly offensive to see bashing of such character to the extreme. Character bashing frequently occurs when the hated character is seen as a threat to the fan's preferred ship or main leads. The act of depicting a character in a negative light for the purposes of blatantly showing fans and viewers how bad or terrible the character is but not to restore filthy or abusive words. Filthy language and cheap words leave a bad taste in people's mouths and create an unpleasant environment for the members and fans. Please remember the serial is a fictional story with various plots and subplots. The actors and actresses are merely professionals who are enacting their respective roles. So, the actor/actresses are different than the characters they play. If you do not like a character, criticize the character but NOT the actor. Same goes to fans too. If you see criticism against a character, please do not jump in to defend the actor/actress, for it is only the character that is getting criticized. If anyone is at fault then it is the story plot.
There is a fine line between bashing and criticizing. It's one thing to be an analyst but another to instigate and mock. Things can be said in a more civilized manner rather than being brutal. Also, there's a difference between real and reel. You cannot abuse the actor citing character references. Insulting real people crosses a line, so if your character bashing entails bashing the members who like the character will not be tolerated. Additionally, while criticizing, remember to not post anything unsavoury that you wouldn't like hearing about yourself spoken by others. Please do not take the liberty to stereotype any fan bases. This will not be accepted at any cost. At the same time members should also not resort to personal attacks or cyberbully other members just cause the other person to have a different view than yours. Any derogatory references or name callings against actors/characters/members/Dev team members are strictly a NO NO here.
Indirectly Mocking Opinions and Pinpointing: You all know exactly what we DT mean. It's happening way to frequently here and will not be entertained. You are free to express your opinion and have a healthy debate with one another. However, mocking and posting instigating remarks on one's opinion will not be tolerated. If you are going to make a topic and mention "Oh, I don't get how many people think XYZ/ABC are ___" or "I have been seeing that many people are opening topics based on _____" or "WTH? How can people not understand that ___isn't ____ and like do they not understand the show?" That means that you cannot mock/mention other member's opinions in your topics. If members want to speak they can do it themselves. You cannot be like -How mature or immature fans think, or how their opinion says a lot about them, how stupid and whatnot. All these shall not be entertained any more. You want to express your opinion, please do so in a civil way and do not bring in Freedom of Speech as Human Rights when the whole meaning is simply misinterpreted according to one's benefit. We DT respect Freedom of Speech but one should also be well enough to judge on if they have used their Rights of Freedom of Speech responsibly. Any individual and topic seen mocking opinions and pinpointing will see a direct warning level increase of 20% and the topic shall be closed.
Name Calling: While criticizing something, there are times when members tend to go overboard and use certain derogatory and downright offensive words which shouldn't be used for any celebrity/member/DT member. Please remember that any derogatory references, comparing celebrity/member to animal or name-calling any person [celebrity/member/DT member] is against forum rules, and strict action will be taken against those who indulge in it. Name-calling is allowed only and only if it is used to describe a character or his/her behavior. Also, names used in the show can also be used given it is used in the context of the show or particular scene it was used for and not otherwise to take dig/mock the character. Any abusive names are not allowed and will be edited or removed at the DT's discretion.
No Slangs/Swear words/Curses/ Profanity in Posts: The use of foul language is STRICTLY PROHIBITED on the forum. Whether the word is written in its complete format or abbreviated, it is still not allowed under any circumstances. This is a family-friendly forum. Hence, anyone found using swear words, curses, slang's or profanity will have to face serious action. If members do come across such language please do report the post. Use of such language will lead to warnings and warning level raised for repeat offenders.
Counter-Posting: Refrain from making counter posts on the forum, for example, if you see a post which you feel you do not agree within believe to be insulting/instigatory or abusive, DO NOT then go an create another topic in relation to it counter arguing the post maker, this only leads to further distress and more arguments breaking out in the forum. Don't say other fan-group/member started it and what you did was in retaliation to that. You are responsible for your own actions and the circumstances are insignificant there. If you have any issue with regards to any member contact the section Dev Team. If you come across any posts which you believe are not in accordance with the IF COC just REPORT and let the Global moderators handle the situation.
No Moral Policing: Everyone is welcome to express their opinions within the forum rules and IF COC. We would prefer members to stop preaching on the forum telling members what to do whatnot. 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 GMs. 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.
Editing Post: As you all must be aware by the forum as well as IF rules, please abide by them while making comments. Sometimes certain thread reaches many pages before coming to DT attention. On such threads, MODS are not liable to edit each and every comment which is against the rules. Members should be accountable themselves on what they post and NOT hold the DT responsible for not editing such comments and closing the topic. Additionally, any post made with a sole intention for mocking and instigation which leads to a ruckus in the forum will be trashed without a note. Additionally, when a title has been amended by a Dev Team or a note has been put into a members posts, please refrain from editing such posts, this will be seen as going against the code of conduct and the members will be reprimanded.
Before posting: Before starting a topic please check the first 3 pages of the forum. If a similar topic is already opened, comment there. All the similar topics opened later will be merged with the one opened first!
Morphed Pictures and Signatures: Please refrain from posting fake or morphed images intended to defame/ridicule /abuse any celebrity &/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 a 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 a dig at any fandom will not be tolerated.
Use of Caps: Avoid using caps and big font for an entire sentence or post as it represents shouting on a public forum. You can use caps to emphasize a word or two. But Using CAPS in all your post is not allowed.
Quoting: Please refrain from quoting long posts and/or multiple posts at once, as it lengthens the posts and may also alter the codes, making it difficult for the readers. If you wish to reply to a post by someone else, simply quote the member's post and delete the parts other than the ones you wish to address. You may also use @ followed by the member's name (for example @Username: your point).
Multiple ID (MID): India-forums.com Code of Conduct strictly prohibits members from having multiple IDs. Please refrain from making MIDs, especially to bash celebrities, characters and/ or member. If ever convicted with having MIDs, all except the most active ID will be inactivated, followed by a raise in W/L to the active ID. And not every newbie is a MID - some are genuine members so do NOT attack members who belong to newbie ladder by generalizing them as MIDs. If Members suspect MID they are requested to contact DT. We DT will look into the matter but under no circumstances are members allowed to bully newbies or groupie claiming then as MIDs in the Forum. In addition, we kindly request members to refrain from creating MIDs purposely to cause chaos and fights between the members. If anyone is seen to engage in such activities, the original ID will get a warning level raise and MIDs will be banned, without further question.
Having said that additional IDs for FFs, ATs and creation galleries will be taken into consideration as long as it is used for the specified purpose only and not otherwise.
Social Media/SNS Updates: All Social Media Links [Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, Bilibili, Oasis] should be shared only under dedicated SNS updates thread or ATs. Any topic opened in the forum will be moves/merged with the existing thread and those who keep posting links in the main forum even after warning PMs will get a rose in WL.
We understand that social networking sites are an integral part of communication in the cyber world. And therefore we understand that Twitter/Facebook /Instagram/Weibo/Oasis accounts of celebrities are religiously followed by fans for news/updates.
Any personal discussions/issues occurring between members on external sites will NOT be allowed on IF.
Any fights between different fan groups from external sites will not be allowed to be discussed here.
Please refer here for further clarifications: External Content from Social Networking Sites.
Bringing physical attributes into the discussion: Such negative posts are strict NO as far as IF rules go. Anyone now onward found making negative posts on physical appearances of a character/actor/fellow member will face strict action, even indirect mention of the matter will not be entertained.
Personal lives & Non-forum related topics: This section is only intended for the discussion of the shows related to the forum. Any topics or posts about the personal lives of the actors or makers outside the show will NOT be allowed unless it has a clear and direct relationship to the show. Any topics or posts judging or commenting on the personal life of the actors will not be allowed. Actors personal life can be discussed ONLY if its published in media and members do have a source to verify it. Any other baseless speculations about the actors' private life or link-ups between co-stars will not be TOLERATED.
Accounts, email addresses and personal pictures/information of actors are not allowed to be posted or revealed unless they themselves give it. Remember it is their personal life and they would not feel comfortable. Also, posting your email address on an open forum is not allowed - it really isn't safe as it gives an open invitation to spam attacks on your Email ID.
Issues on External Sites: We understand that social networking sites are an integral part of communication in the cyber world. And therefore we understand that Twitter/Facebook /Instagram accounts of celebrities are religiously followed by fans for news/updates. But please understand that while posting show/character-related content from cast/crew, production house and official sources accounts is allowed, there is absolutely NO need for members to be posting their own discussions from these said external websites onto IF. Any personal discussions/issues occurring between members on external sites will NOT be allowed on IF. Personal tweets/Instagram/Facebook updates of the actors/actress can only be shared in the respective ATs which is irrelevant to the show. And any fights between different fan groups will not be allowed to be discussed here from social networking sites!
Please refer here for further clarifications: External Content from Social Networking Sites.
Sharing Personal Information and Privacy: You are welcome to discuss PROFESSIONAL updates by the celebrities and production house associated with BB but any PERSONAL photographs and updates will NOT be allowed on IF either. They may be celebrities but everyone is entitled to their privacy and as such that right will be respected.
Additionally, 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. Privacy and safety of members are of the prime importance in IF. If anyone is found sharing member's private and personal content from other social networking sites on IF, they will be held responsible for breaching privacy and should be prepared for the consequences.
Forum and Development Team related Issues: Do not bring forum issues into the threads under any circumstances. If you have any problems with any of the threads on the forum either report them or PM the Development team members of the forum. DO NOT create posts to discuss forum issues and DO NOT start discussing forum issues in threads already open.
The DT is not allowed to disclose what we are doing with certain threads or what action we are taking so please don't try to make judgments on our decisions because we just don't go through the topics you guys report but through EVERYTHING in that particular thread. Just because we don't highlight step by step as to which action was taken against which member, it doesn't mean action wasn't taken. If you have a problem, PM the Dev Team members. Also once a DT member has posted a note on AT thread regarding rule-breaking, please refrain from further dragging the matter in the thread.
Reporting an Issue: Please do not report the same post more than once. Member reporting the same post multiple times will receive PM warning and if it continues there will be raise in Warning Level too. This rule certainly does not intend to discourage the members from reporting but often the same post is reported multiple times from the same member. Please do understand that DT need sat least 24-48 hrs to work on the reported post and simply pressing the report button multiple times will only delay the process. Some situations demand the time and consultation of people and hence take time to get back.
Report Button/Response Time: Please keep in mind that the Moderators are also members like yourself. We would also want to have the time to make posts like yourself and discuss with our friends, and we also have a personal life. Meaning, we cannot be around to babysit the forum 24/7. Please allow a reasonable time frame of 48 hours. We try to address issues and respond to PMs and Reports as soon as we can get to them, but we request you to grant us some leverage as well. Instead of mass PMing, it would be appreciated if one person PM's the concerned DT with regards to the issue.
Appreciation Threads: Appreciation threads are to be used to praise and appreciate particular favorite actor/actress/characters. All discussions related to actor's/actress performance, looks, style and personality can be confined to ATs.
Any negative(bashing/filthy language) comments/opinion on other characters/actors or on the storyline that are not relevant to the thread's topic, scene or actor/characters scene with other characters should NOT be discussed here. Members can discuss relevant scene where other characters are involved but no speculation or hint about non-existent couple/love angle! We are forced to implement this restriction because many members asked for a place where they can discuss their favorites while being free of the negativity towards them that they might encounter elsewhere in the main forum. The main purpose is bond herewith other members who like the same thing while being free of negativity towards what they like.
Asian Shows Forum AT Rules:
Appreciation Thread Rules
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 chatting in ATs, provided it is related to this AT alone. Additionally, Do not spam with just emotions/numbers to increase post count/pages.
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 unfavourable 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.
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 take action where it's a legit reason. However, there 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 have no legit reason, you will be reliable for action against you for stalking.
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
2nd - Another Warning Note
3rd - Another Warning Note
4th - Close the AT for 24 hrs (1 Day)
5th - Close AT for 72 hrs (3 Days)
6th - Close AT for 1 week (7 Days)
7th - Get rid of AT completely from the Asian Shows Forum/Shift it to Celebrity Fan Club Forum!
The rules are applicable for multiple violations and not a single post as it will be dealt with 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 the above rules, then we will speak to the Admins of the AT and action will be taken accordingly as stated above.
Signature rules: India-forums has got many great talents and their creations tempt us to adorn our signature boxes. We want every member to take a look at the following new rules and abide by it: *ATTN.- Guidelines/Rules/Specifications/etc*
Anyone who doesn't abide by the rules will be asked to take down their signatures and may face consequences by the Development Team!
Refrain from posting fake or morphed images intended to defame/ ridicule /abuse any celebrity &/member. This includes posting animal images with the intent to be sarcastic and bash any member/celebrity. Signatures attacking taking a dig at any fandom will not be tolerated. At all times Avatar & Signature Shop Rules rules will apply towards any creations.
Fan Fiction - Adult contents: This topic has been extremely controversial at this forum for both the writers and the Dev Team members. Due to the increased problems the DT has to face regarding the mature content, FF DT has written details hereabout what and what's not allowed: Mature Content In FFs
RPF (Real People Fiction), is a genre of fan fiction written about actual people, rather than characters portrayed in a book, movie, or TV show. We do understand fandom love their preferred actors so much that sometimes, they write fictional stories based on supposed real-life events/history/articles. Example: RPF writers build a fictional universe, wherein a celebrity is involved in a supposedly real relationship with another celebrity/costar. India-Forums DOES NOT find such RPF acceptable in any manner. Members may write about the Characters based on a TV show but NOT about the actors who portray them.
Note: Please understand that freedoms in the forum are accompanied by an expectation of MATURE behaviour and CIVIL discourse and if these two are seen lacking, then such freedoms will also be revoked. Our primary concern is to keep the forum open for HEALTHY discussion and if members do not demonstrate a capability to indulge in a healthy discussion with the present liberties than rules WILL be redesigned to help us all in reaching that healthy environment.
In addition to the above-mentioned section guidelines, at all times India-Forums.com- Participation Guidelines & Rules will be in effect. We hereby hope that all of you will abide by these rules.
We hope to have everyone's understanding.
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