The Twilight Saga

June 2011 Changes to Rules and Guidelines

The following addition will be made to the Site Guidelines on June 22, 2011:

17. TheTwilightSaga.com is the home for fans of the Twilight Saga novels and movies online.  The content of the site – its discussions, its groups, its members – should primarily be focused on The Twilight Saga. The Site Rules stipulate the criteria by which content on the site will be maintained and any content that does meet these criteria will be deleted.

 

The following changes will be made to the Site Rules on June 22, 2011:

5. All TheTwilightsaga.com users should be active members in the community. Therefore to keep the site active and manageable:

 

a) GROUPS: all groups that have fewer than 50 members or have not been active for 3 months will be closed.

 

b) USERS: any memberships inactive for over 6 months may be deleted. To save your account all you have to do is log in here.

 

c) DISCUSSIONS: all discussion threads that have been inactive for 3 weeks or more may be removed.

 

6. TheTwilightSaga.com was designed to be a home all things Twilight! Discussions and groups related to Twilight or closely-related subjects are strongly encouraged. And while we appreciate that you are also fans of other things (like the many and varied works of Aaron Spelling? Seriously?) to keep the site focused and manageable groups not related in some reasonable way to the Twilight Saga will be closed.

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Comment by Twilighter #1 Simran G. on June 18, 2011 at 11:14pm

WHAT???????

THAT'S INSANE!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Habibah A. on June 18, 2011 at 1:44pm

that's just stupid !!!! ok , it is a twilight site , BUT that doesn't mean that that's the only thing we should be talking about , it's not fair to delete all the non twilight related groups , people worked hard for those groups and u can't just delete it  !!!!!! it's not fair , what if we want to talk about things other than twilight ??? huh???? what are you going to do about it ???? I'm sorry but that was my opinion , and you should at least do a vote or something , let us have a word in this , if you delete all the non twilight related groups , then you'll be deleting half of the groups , and the site will be boring and everybody will leave ... it's just not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

_habibah .

Comment by ∆the revolution;;-™ on June 18, 2011 at 5:14am

Plenty of the off-topic groups and such have a nice base. Like, for example, the Role Play Retry group. After the first group was deleted due to the rules, many left. If you delete a group with so much hard work put into it [ thousand of members, discussions, replies, and ideas ] that will possibly be another 4000-something people gone.

Yes, this is a Twilight site. Yes, we all came here for Twilight. But some of us have grown up a little and like to role play. Does this mean that we won't have the RPR group? And does this mean that we won't be able to have non-Twilight based role plays?

If it means that I can't rp with discussions not related to Twilight, I will probably leave.

Comment by Lorraine on June 17, 2011 at 8:24pm

I am truly sad to read some of these comments, from both sides.

I was thrilled to find a site where others felt as I do about Twilight.

But then the first group I entered started saying that discussion weren't really right in some way.

So I left that group, and found another, which I am very proud of.

We do discuss Twilight, mabe not as often as in the beggining, but it was what brought us all together, and don't think we will ever forget it.  Twilight brought many back to reading once again,(for me it had been at least 10 years, maybe more). So thank you Ms. SM for that. Thank you for all the wonderfull characters who brought us back to life.

Now if I am understanding correctly, we are not to discuss topics other than Twilight, no W4E,HP,Cosmopolis,RM,other series we may be interested in, or other books not related to Twilight. We are not to admire the other works of the stars in Twilight, nor discuss them.  If this is so, it is much sadder than I thought.  It was not only the books that brought us together, but the movies, and the actors. How disgracefull to shun them after all the joy they have brought us. 

I do hope all things will be re-considered in this matter.

Thank you.

Comment by ΞSadness is a BlessingΞ on June 17, 2011 at 5:26pm

As much as I respect your opinions on this issue, I do not believe it is a good idea. I know that I have no say and that it is up to you, but many people on this site are Twilight fans and have conversations about the books of movies. In my opinion, this website is not only just about showing your own love on the subject but meeting other people who know what Twilight is and respect it. I love to meet new people and discuss, not only Twilight, but many types of books and movies and other activities. Many people like to make their own stories and the only way they can express them is by making the characters on this website and why would you ever take that away from them? Many people's inspiration for their own stories comes from the Twilight saga and if you delete them then they will loose a place where they feel they can be themselves. I would really appreciate it if you would reconsider.

With appreciation,

Nikki

Comment by Shasta - The Earth Alpha on June 17, 2011 at 5:24pm
I mean Yeah, this is a twilight website, but i beleive, if you change something that has an impact on every one ...you should at least get a vote..i for one will be leaving, if there are too many unreasonable changes...
Comment by Caramella Dura on June 17, 2011 at 4:58pm
I think that everyone is going to be moving on somewhere else with these changes. I'm open to suggestions and have some of my own.  Places where Off Topic is allowed.
Comment by Team Adam(Hauptman) on June 17, 2011 at 4:46pm
I can kinda under stand why u want to do this  cause some of the groups have nothing to do with the twilight saga or just even vampires or werewolf's or the super natural world. BUT i dont think its a good idea  and its not fair.like some 1 said how much can we talk about the twilight saga i mean we could BUT we also love to talk about other thinge and all of these other groups lets us all do this.I mean there are no sites iam sure that we all can talk about our other fav.books series we like to read or the love we all have for our pets or animals or t.v. shows we all like.and some of us maybe this is our only way we can make some friends. I really hope u all can change your minds and PLEASE DONT DELETE THE OTHER GROUPS.
Comment by crαzч fσr чσu;;-™ on June 17, 2011 at 4:18pm
This is R E T A R D E D
Comment by HotPocket on June 17, 2011 at 3:10pm
this site will be utterly and ridiculously boring if you delete the off topics. don't you realize the off topics are what most of your fans log onto this site for?? we can't talk about the saga all day long......
Comment by Arjita on June 17, 2011 at 10:23am

The off-topic section has the most number of discussions on this site, and it doesn't seem right to delete it. There is only so much we can talk about Twilight. There shouldn't be off topic stuff in the Twilight section, but I don't see any harm in continuing the present off topic section.

This new rule is ridiculous.

Comment by Kaysi on June 17, 2011 at 10:02am

Okay, I have not read through the comments here, so I apologise for any repeats. This is my opinion and my opinion only. I intend no offence to anyone and I certainly mean for this to be within the guidelines and I do not intend to be seen as “soliciting”. Oh, and yes, this was copied from another thread as well - but since I am the author, I am allowed to copy it :)

 

So, one would have to assume since off-topic is actually off the only topic allowed, it would be removed? Maybe not straight away, but soon enough.... if it’s not, the mods are not following their own guidelines. It just doesn’t seem right to not have off-topic – so many members use it, some only use that section.

I also assume that threads and discussion about The Host will be deleted too then??? Once again, they are not Twilight related.

 

The way I see it, the site will lose a lot of members. Let’s face it, a lot of people have moved from Twilight related groups and discussions because they are over talking about it (repeatedly). And also, another fact I think the mods must face - most of the people who have moved into off-topic discussions and other groups are those who are perceived as most “argumentative” with those who are still in the "Twilight zone" (for a lack of better terms). I am not saying that they are – I am just saying that to new or passionate fans, those with strong opposing opinions can seem that way. I do not say that as an insult to anyone, and I can honestly say that I am one of those people that can be viewed as “passionately opposed” or “argumentative” (I know, you are shocked right) (And yes, I do like Twilight, but I do see what I perceive as flaws, and not everyone agrees). Long term members have said their piece over and over again, and a lot of their opinions have changed about the Twilight Saga over the months or years they have been talking about it – often causing them to be viewed as anti's, argumentative, disruptive or the likes. Do the mods want those types of conversations starting up again? That is the only outcome I can see from keeping all conversations Twilight related. Oh, and lots more "Edward is better" and "Jacob is hotter" type of discussions.

 

Although, if SM would give us new Twilight stuff to discuss........

 

The other thing is.... many people started out reading Twilight - then moved onto other books.... so, since their new-found fondness of reading was sparked from Twilight, does that mean any group or conversation about another book is therefore Twilight related?? I know, big stretch there, but why punish those who have come to love the written word from their initial passion of Twilight?

 

Also, after BD part 2 comes out - what is left to discuss??? Only new fans will be able to discuss things... and then they will leave when they become bored talking about it. Seems like a slow suicide of the site to me. Have a look at the "long term members" - how many of those are actively participating in Twilight discussions???

 

And speaking of the movies, what will happen to threads like  TopazEyes’ “The Breaking Dawn Official Stuff Thread!” Now, as we all know, the official “treats” from the movies are few and far between – so this, or a discussion similar may not be “active” for large periods of time, but are not only Twilight related but, I think, are valuable to the fans. But because they may not be active for some time, to no fault of OP or fans, they may be deleted? After all that hard work put in? That doesn’t seem fair.

 

 I do agree with deleting actual inactive accounts or even discussions and groups - but I certainly think those timeframes should be reviewed (as well as other guidelines).

Comment by Kristina on June 17, 2011 at 9:50am

Yes but the problem there is that people will continue just add random, non-substance comments in serious book discussion. In a lot of these discussions myself and friends are involved in you don't want to loose thought provoking comments behind random comments (that we now have to add to keep a thread 'active')

If the group is active that should be enough!

Again though it's still very sad for small but still important to the people that have participated it them groups!

Reading and making discussion groups about other Y.A books that even Ms Meyer's may have even liked or recommended (Twilight Saga having rejuvenated peoples love for books) is just a progression of the Twilight Saga's.

And hey what ever happened to coming on here chatting and having harmless fun with friends you have met through this site as a release and escape from the pressures of our real lives!!!!

Comment by hermione jean granger <3 on June 17, 2011 at 8:19am
@Kristina- no clue why, except that I'll have to remember to start commenting on old discussions I don't want deleted :P
Comment by Kristina on June 17, 2011 at 7:58am
@ EdwardCarlisle Cullen and Nessie I assume the MODS will recognize this fact. It's just sad for the smaller groups that have been around for a while that have had some very thoughtful comments made about books (Y.A and Twilight related) I know friends (and myself included) that have always taken care of their groups but may have smaller numbers will loose all their hard work according to these new rules. It's really sad.  I have been part of this community for a couple of years now and have met some very dear friends, to loose a network on here will be a sad day!
Comment by Kristina on June 17, 2011 at 7:31am

Could someone please explain c) DISCUSSIONS: all discussion threads that have been inactive for 3 weeks or more may be removed.

I don't believe discussions should be deleted from groups, just because someone hasn't commented on it in a matter of a month, inactivity in a month doesn't mean what people have contributed isn't interesting for people to read in the future.

Comment by hermione jean granger <3 on June 17, 2011 at 6:28am
I agree wholeheartedly with Kara & Charity.
Comment by PoisonedByMusic (Kara) on June 17, 2011 at 12:35am
Really? More Twilight related? That's shutting down practically half the site. Almost all the groups: hardly any are Twilight-related, including those encouraging own writing and graphics and such, as well as enjoyable conversation in the Off-Topic, Community Games, etc. sections. There is only so much to discuss about Twilight, as Charity said, it would be mute point after only a few months. There is little left to discuss now, and as soon as the talk after Breaking Dawn is over, there will be nothing. I don't see the point in this at all, honestly. At least, some of it. I agree with deleting inactive things, save for, like one user said, memory profiles.
Comment by Charity on June 17, 2011 at 12:19am
Luckily all the people I love are all on another site.  You can only talk about Twilight for so long, and then you havesaid it all-repeatedly. I was in love with the series when I first joined over 2 years ago, but it wasn't all that long before it wore off.  I really don't enjoy Twilight anymore, and it has been many months since I looked at anything but "Off Topic."  I TOTALLY understand that some of the groups are just ridiculous, but to expect people to ONLY talk about Twilight on the majority of the forum and then to ONLY talk about Twilight in the groups as well seems quite extreme. 
Comment by Shasta - The Earth Alpha on June 16, 2011 at 5:58pm

This is soooo stupid, first of all, people work hard on there groups, and put a lot of effort into them..and they dont even care, i mean they spend a lot of time writing things, and trying to make the groups perfect, and they just get rid of it..i mean its rediculous..i understand the twilight stuff, i do, but like the "wolf pack groups", i mean is jacob black not a were wolf, get the wolf in the end..i mean its like they just dont care that the only reason that this site is worth anything is because of the fans, and they will realize that when people start to leave...enough said..

~shasta

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