RULES AND REGULATIONS
Hey guys! This is the forum DT - BilliCat., Aparajita_K and braveheartdoc - welcoming you all to have a pleasant time here.
Hope you are all enjoying the winter weather. If you are not outdoors then we bet that you are on IF trying to watch your shows and converse with your friends. That's great and we really want you to be discussing these shows and providing your insights to the different aspects of these shows. That's what makes these shows a lot more interesting. That being said we would like you all to make sure that your posts and comments are in line with the rules of the forum. We respect your freedom of speech and expression however we need to ensure that everyone respects the others and are able to post maturely. We have rules so that the different sections can run efficiently and fights are circumvented.
Herein lie the rules for India-Forums. Please make yourself familiar with them if you are not already.
Attacks against Fellow Member(s): Any thread/ post that targets fellow members/ groups of members will be trashed without further question and the respective members who are involved in such activity will be subjected to immediate raise in warning level. Everyone is entitled to their opinion as long as it is done in a constructive manner but that by no means grants anyone the permission to attack others for sharing a different view. Any member who is seen to hurl curses / ridicules / threatens / wishing unfortunate events for other members or their family members will be dealt with severity! Any offensive personal remarks concerning a fellow member will lead to an immediate raise in their warning level. If members continue to break rules despite repeated warnings then they will face a temporary or permanent ban, which will be dependent on the severity of the incident.
Explicit Content: India Forums is a family friendly forum and we do not allow any explicit content and abusive / offensive slang. Discussions can be had in a civil manner without stooping down to cheap levels and cuss words. Any post found to be abusive / vulgar will simply be deleted. Members using crass and vulgarity in their topics will be warned or banned as per the situation.
Celebrity Slander: We understand that you are not going to be a fan of all celebrities but that does not allow anyone to resort to name calling .We do not want anyone riling up fans of particular celebrities and hence making the section a warzone. Don't mock fans as it's not a crime to love a celebrity and do not be sarcastic and pass it off as humor.
Moral Policing: Moral policing by members in any forum will NOT be tolerated. It only leads to unnecessary instigation/arguments. The section Dev Team Members will do the needful when a situation arises. Members are to simply abide by the rules and not preach others. If you should come across an abusive topic please contact the development team, rather than taking matters in your own hands. You can contact the Development team by either reporting the post in question and filling out what the issue is, or by sending a PM with a link to the thread containing a few sentences of what the issue. When reporting the issues make sure you use the hierarchy. Viewbies (Mannmohanaa, braveheartdoc) are to be contacted first and then then up the ladder Moderators (Arziya) to Channel Moderators (BilliCat.) to Global Moderator (Jayshree, Shruti) and the Admin (vijay).
Criticism: We repeat this time and again that we allow Criticism . You are free to show displeasure, contradict, disagree and criticize the show and its characters. However there is a fine line between these actions and bashing. Direct hurls or targeting people/show with the intention to humiliate and disgrace is what is not allowed.
Spamming to Increase Posts: Lately, we have come across way too many game threads that simply promote spamming with an intention of raising member's number of posts. All such threads will be trashed without notice. There is a specific forum dedicated to games: Forum Games. Similarly posting one liner comments in multiple posts to spam & increase the posts or posting just TFS or just emoticons are not allowed.
Multiple IDs: MIDs are strictly prohibited and anyone who engages in making MIDs will receive a raise in warning level, even if no posts were made ever with the MID.
Plagiarism: Lately there have been a lot of concerns regarding plagiarism whereby members are seen to plagiarize copyrighted stories and/ or fellow members' existing stories. This activity is strictly prohibited and stringent actions will be taken against members. The rules posted in the Fanfiction section will be applicable to the entire forum.
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 same post is reported multiple times from the same member. Please do understand that DT needs at least 24 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.
Social Media Fights: Please do not bring in fights that happen outside India-forums into INDIA-FORUMS. There is nothing we can do with those issues and its best to report those issues through the external website's reporting mechanism.
Discussing the Dev Team: Lately there are lots of topics being created on the forum against one member of the DT or the entire DT. We realize that it's because you are not sure how things are handled or upset at the way things are handle. You may disagree with the way the issue was taken care and that's fair. However we want you to not create such topics that question or criticize the DT in the forum. The feeling arises that we want to keep things under cover. However that is not the case. We do want to hear your complaint but we also want to be fair to the people in question. All sides need to be heard objectively and bringing this in the forum just adds more fuel to the fire. By the time the whole story is heard in the forum the atmosphere becomes ugly and negative and we want to avoid that. If you have a complaint PM the DT person and if you are not satisfied follow the hierarchy and PM the next in command. When you are contacting us with your concern be civil and explain your point in detail so we completely understand your standpoint.
Warning Levels (WL) and User Restrictions:
Any member who are found to be in violation of our Forum Rules and Code Of Conduct may be given a Warning Level increase as accessed by the Dev Team. Please note with each Warning Levels increase it will also restrict/limit the access to the forum features as given below:
Warning levels can only be reduced after 3 months if the member has been active with no new warning increase and has not violated any of our forum rules. Its not an automated feature and requires the member to send a request PM to lower the Warning Level to the Dev Team member who raised their warning level and in the event the PM goes unanswered for more then a week please contact the Channel Moderator or Global Moderator.
BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POSTING
When posting please remember to respect and tolerate different thoughts and do not turn any post against your opinion into a 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
We welcome members to provide us with suggestions and comments and we will work towards getting them addressed.
Layout and content: Rules & Suggestions forumEdited by Aparajita_K - 7 months ago
We sincerely hope y'all are having a great time here.
A few points that I'd like to bring to everyone's notice.
1. Negativity about couples and characters: Please refrain from strongly hating and degrading any character, be it Malini or Aditya or Imlie. We can only predict and speculate about what's in store for us, do not excessively discuss about one particular way of story progression as it unnecessarily upsets one portion of the forum members and they feel discouraged to take part in discussions.
There's no confirmation whatsoever about who's ending up with who so let's just limit our discussions to speculative talks.
2. Namecalling: Nicknames given to characters in the show itself are allowed to be used but DO NOT namecall ANY CHARACTER. It's against forum rules.
3. Mature Content: There is nothing wrong in putting forth your fantasyland thoughts in forum and there have been instances where people use sexual connotations in their posts, India-Forums is a family friendly forum and those posts should be marked as Mature Content Posts. Do not divert from the main topic just to post your fantasy thoughts. If members see any posts with graphic descriptions than they are requested to Report the topic/post and DT will take action from there.
Rest assured, feel free to have fun!
Imlie DT.Edited by Arziya - 1 years ago
This has become a repetitive issue in the forum that you guys don't use the appropriate threads to discuss something that you want . So for once I'm putting down everything that needs to be clarified regarding this confusion.
Episode discussion thread: You can discuss the current episode there and nothing other than the current episode discussion. No discussion of any social media posts related to the episode For eg Instagram or Twitter posts related to the episode, especially if it invites any forum fights. You can post any clips, or pics from the episode if you want.
Chat club: Random chit chat which doesn't include anything, I repeat NOTHING related to the show is allowed. Any offscreen stuff related to the actors even is not allowed. Any awards etc related to the show can be discussed in a seperate main forum threads or the ATs i.e couple and solo AT respectively.
Episode review threads by the members: You can discuss the current episodes and any predictions or speculation regarding the episode and precap is allowed there. But no SM posts or offscreen stuff can be discussed there. If you want to discuss any previous episode or post any clip or pic here, you can do that.
TRP thread: Anything related to TRP can be discussed here but no bashing of any other show or actors is allowed there.
Social media thread: Any social media updates from official sources can be discussed there without unnecessary chatting. Also other instagram or twitter posts which lead to any sort of forum fights will not be allowed. However pics and clips etc are allowed.
Spoiler threads: You can discuss the spoilers and BTS in the thread without any unnecessary chatting. You can create seperate threads too for BTS but DON'T discuss BTS in EDT or review threads.
Nowhere bashing of any other show or actors or other members will be allowed. Moral policing and age shaming is a STRICT NO and won't be allowed anywhere.
Any further query or clarification, please feel free to PM me. If any members are found to divert too much from these rules henceforth, They will be dealt strictly.
Billicat./braveheartdocEdited by braveheartdoc - 1 years ago
Topic started by Mannmohanaa
Last replied by braveheartdoc