Hey everyone -I thought I'd take a minute to remind everyone of some key rules for the forum, since lately it seems like members are posting some things that don't belong here.
Threads that don't belong on the forum:
-Fan-fictions and other stories. These belong in the appropriate groups, not the forum. For fan-fictions, please post them in the Fan-fiction group, which you can find here:
For stories/writing that is not Twilight-related, you can post them in the other writing groups such as the Writer's Cafe, which you can find here:
-Role Play Threads. Role playing is not allowed anywhere on the site except for in the role play group, which can be found here:
-Illegal content. Lately we've been seeing a lot of threads asking for emails, or site addresses to send copies of the copyrighted Eclipse script. Distributing this script is illegal, since the members here don't own the rights to it. It's copyrighted, therefor members are not allowed to distribute it. This goes for all copyrighted material, such as pirated music, movies, and books. Asking for email addresses is also not allowed, nor is it allowed to post yours.
-Spam threads. I think some members are confused about what spam threads might be. Basically, a spam thread is either complete nonsense, or a thread that has no real topic of discussion. Threads that say "What's up" and nothing else are considered spam threads. If you'd like other members to add you as a friend, please don't make a thread about it, add comments on other members' pages. Starting a thread telling everyone to add you is considered spam, since it's not a topic of discussion. Posting the same topic over and over again is considered spam as well. "Am I pretty/hot?" threads are also considered spam. This is not a dating site, or a looks-rating site and threads like this have no place here. Please only post each topic once. If you're unsure if your thread may be a spam thread, please ask us before posting it.
-Hate threads. Attacking other members is not allowed here. Any abusive threads about another member will be deleted and the poster will be issued a warning or ban, depending on the content. It's considered disruptive, and harassment. This includes hate threads pertaining to moderators. We're also members of the site, and we need to be shown the same respect.***This has been altered, as we're more worried about hate threads than we are well-intentioned threads.
- Repeat threads. Please use the search bar before posting a new thread. If it's a thread asking which team everyone is on, it's been posted already, so please join one of the existing threads on this topic. We want to avoid having several threads on the same topic so the forum is easy to navigate.
-Chain letter and other forward content. Lately we've been seeing posts around the site that are considered spam. Anything that resembles "Repost this in 5 other threads/groups/pages and you'll receive good luck, etc" is not allowed anywhere on the site. This includes private messages. A lot of members are getting really upset about all of the spam around the site, and I can't say I blame them. Please be mindful of what you post.
-Nasty, hateful comments on threads. Lately we've had some pretty snide remarks from some members. Particularly when people post fan-fictions or spam threads. The appropriate thing to do is to report spam or other inappropriate threads to the moderators. Instead, members are insulting and bullying the authors of these threads and trying to police them. This causes problems for obvious reasons, and makes members feel very uncomfortable about posting here. Some members are new, and don't know their way around yet. Helpful comments are fine, but please report the threads to us and keep all rude comments to yourselves.