Feel free to ask for any clarification of forum rules, or report anything you think needs moderator attention, by private messaging one of us. You can also report posts by clicking the "report" button under any post - this isn't a big deal, it just summons us, so feel free to exercise it.
Any complaints about forum rules should be directed to a moderator by PM. Any complaints about moderator judgements (bans, thread closing, etc.) should be directed to the moderator who made the judgement. We're open to questions and criticisms!
1. No insults, harassment, bigotry, slurs, or abuse. Be civil.
This includes being racist, sexist, transphobic or xenophobic as a joke/ironically
2. No typing styles that affect readability, memes, image macros, chat speak, or zalgo text.
Exception: Custom self-made images made for a specific thread are okay, even if based on a meme.
3. Spoiler content that people may not want to see. This includes: NSFW content(Nudity, gore, etc.), triggering content, and overly distracting images. You should briefly describe the spoilered content, outside the spoiler.
4. No drive-by posting. Read threads before posting in them.
5. Don't make pointless posts or threads. This includes posts that only contain "I agree" or similar or only contain quotes, and threads with no clear discussion topic.
6. Don't derail threads. Stay on-topic.
7. No animation in signatures or avatars. Signature banners should be no bigger than 750x185px.
8. No advertising your webcomic outside of Shameless Advertisement.
9. No illegal, excessively gory, or pornographic content.
10. Don't bump threads that have not been posted in for 30 days or more.
11. Don't make excessively long or all-caps thread titles.
12. Be sure to read subforum rules before posting.
13. Don't be a jerk™, the wildcard rule
Since it's impossible to come up with a list of every possible way someone could negatively impact the atmosphere of the forums, the mods may at times ask you to stop a behaviour that isn't explicitly covered by the rules. We'll give you a fair warning first, but if you continue the behaviour after being warned, you may still get in trouble.
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