RULES and POLICIES
There is a subtle difference between a Rule and a Policy. When something
is a Rule, harsh penalties will be brought for breaking them, and
they cannot be bent. Policies, on the other hand, are simply general
rules of thumb; things the Mods and Admins would like to see, but
not things that we will usually get too upset about. Rules make
the forum tolerable and orderly; policies simply make it a nice
place to be.
This is not to say that Policies should be disregarded. They will simply
not be as stringent as the Rules. Be sure to familiarize yourself
with both. Indication that you have not fully read and familiarized
with the Rules and Policies of the forum will usually result in
a warning or a ban.
The Search Function:
Always use this if you question the originality of your thread. You can find most anything you are looking for on this site by simply using the Search function at the top of the screen. 90% of the threads locked now are because people seem to refuse to use the search function. Remember, just because you find something clever on the internet does not mean you are the first.
The Search Function
The Private Messenger:
Sometimes a post isn't neccesary. Instead of posting: "Cool" or "Yeah" or "I agree" you can just as easily PM the member. Click the name of the person and choose SEND PRIVATE MESSAGE. Easy as pie. Spam or advertising of other websites with the private messenger is strictly prohibited. Nobody likes junk mail, and there's enough spam in everyone's e-mail, we'll have none of that here.
Don't ask to be a mod, recommendations are welcome. The mods were chosen specifically by Specter, the administrator of this site. Occasionally more mods are recruited, other than that...leave it be.
Polls are ok, occasionally, but try not to make a poll unless you REALLY have to.
We are all guilty of this one time or another. Flaming is defined as personal attacks or insults on another person. Though we encourage healthy discussion and debate, a certain point comes in which an insult turns personal, and this is strongly discouraged via both public forums and the messenger. Reports of such abuse will usually result in a warning; multiple abuses will result in a Ban. But be warned, you can be banned from this site due to Private Message content. So, count to ten, take a deep breath and try to resist the temptation
"Debating is when you engage in argument by discussing opposing points. Flaming is when you post an insulting criticism about someone's personal life or other non issues..
We encourage you to debate... But Flaming is what nobody wants.
If you see someone flaming or something inappropriate... Report that post/thread to Mods immediately (Located at top right of all posts) Its the best way to bring it to our attention."
Please post threads in the appropriate area. Also, try to name the thread relative to what the thread is about. Not: "Dood chek this out!!"
If there is one thing intolerated here it is spam. Post counts mean nothing, it is the quality of the post. There are members here with only around 300 posts that are valued to NarniaFans, then there are the 1,000 posters that we could all do without.
That means the thread is locked to the top of the page...usually important or popular.
Avoid using foul language. Its very childish and people might not take you seriously. Plus, this is a FAMILY SITE. Be mindful of that.
- Spam is defined as blatant self-promotion,
or sometimes simply mindless posting. It is best phrased as "Stupid
Pointless Annoying Messages." It can also be seen as advertising
for a major website in order to get profits from said website. Multiple
posts of the same subject to clutter the forum, posts with no relevance
to any subjects dealt with on the forum, or posts devoted purely
to promoting one's own work will be deleted, and the user will be
given a Warning or a Ban, depending on the severity of the offense.
No Unfit Material for Minors
- As this is primarily a
Narnia forum, many of our viewers are under 18 years of age, the
legal adult age classification in America. We adhere to the laws
of the country and strictly forbid any material such as pornography
and erotic writing. Any user posting such things will be Banned.
- The inverse side of Flaming, Trolling is
defined by trying to make others insult you. Posts such as "Narnia
sux" would be considered trolling, as it is a purposeful act
meant to result in arguement. Users in violation of this will be
- Posting up and asking for illegal warez is
strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: roms,
isos, and game cracks. Violation of this Rule will usually result
anywhere from a Warning to a Ban, depending on the offense.
- Spoilers are bits of story information
that a user will not know. After a time, Spoilers become known as "common knowledge," and it is therefore alright to post about them. But near and immediately after the release of a game,
a spoiler must always be marked with a spoiler tag clearly. It is
generally accepted policy to wait about 2 months after the release
of the game before one posts spoilers without a spoiler warning.
Violation of this Rule will generally be met with a Warning. Spoilers
are permitted only in specially marked forums.
- There are to be no posts telling
people to "ask [a user] anything." These clutter the forum
and are unnecessary. If a user would like to become well known as
intelligent in the community he or she can let it be known by replying
to pertinent topics. Violation will result in a Warning.
No Censor Avoiding
- Censors are in place to keep certain
words from being uttered on the forum and being seen by young children
that may be frequenting it. Because of this, there is to be no avoiding
of the censors by using alternate figures to accomplish the same
task. Users are expected to use euphimisms. Violation of this will
result in a Warning.
- "1337-speak" (leet)
is incomprehensible gibberish and is not welcome on this forum.
Violation of this will result in a Warning,b ut repeated offenses
could result in a Ban.
- Insubordinance is simply not listening
to the ruling of a Mod or Admin. Disregarded what we tell you to
do is against the rules and will usually result in a Ban.
No Mod/Admin Begging
- Mods and Admins are happy to promote
fit users to a position of authority if they display the proper
attitude, responsibility, discipline, and maturity. One way to show
the exact opposite of all of these qualities is to ask for a position
of authority. If you're fit for the position, we will find you,
not vice-versa. Violation of this will result in a Warning, repeated
offenses may result in a Ban.
No Ban Contesting
- Though we like to have an open dialogue
with our users, a ban will stay a ban. Please do not log on under
a different account or send an e-mail to ask why you have been banned.
If you are unable to realize why you were banned, your lack of understanding
of the Rules is probably the reason itself. If you logon under a
different account somehow after a banning, you will once again be
No E-Mail Abuse
- It is unacceptable to use the e-mail
of users found here on the forum to sign them up for junk e-mail,
send them threats, etc. If you do this, you will be Banned and you
will probably have your ISP Contacted.
- As a Community based around a website that deals heavily with
intelligent and thoughtful summation of the Chronicles of Narnia,
we would appreciate the same thoughtfulness from our users. Please
use complete and grammatically correct sentences, and refrain from
using internet abbreviations as much as possible. This is beneficial
not only to have a healthy and intelligent forum community, but
also to develop one's writing comprehension skills, a tool useful
for later in life that is best when practiced to the point of natural
Respect Your Elders
- Though they're often looked at with
contempt due to their authority, Mods and Admins are here to help
you, and they work very hard for the benefit of the users. Though
free thinking is encouraged on the forum, do try to understand the
decisions of Mods and Admins as their view of the best way to benefit
everyone in the Community. Show respect and appreciation for them;
they deserve it.
Policies for the Fanart and Writing
- It is important to remember
that these are for intelligent and thoughtful critique of both,
and users are expected to act accordingly. The general rule of thumb
for not posting unfinished works is whether or not the length warrents
its own post. Moderators and Admins will determine whether or not
posted Chapters adhere to this policy.
Breaking of the Rules or Policies can result in several different punishments.
Below are listings for the different varieties.
- Usually reserved for a minor offense or a user who simply was
not aware of the Rules and Policies. Either in a problematic post
or by the messenger, a user will be alerted to their behavior. Users
are expected to take such a Warning very seriously. It means behavior
like that is unacceptable and future behavior will lead to a higher
- The second-most serious punishment that can be dealt out, a ban
means that you are never wanted back. This is achieved from initial
misbehavior, an obvious callousness for the Rules of the forum,
or disregard for repeated Warnings. This is reserved for serious
offenses, but we are not afraid to use it if the situation calls
- Repeated serious offenses such as ban evading
will result in an ISP Alert. Using the records of the forums and
the IP number of the offender, a specific user can be identified
as a problem to an ISP. We will not hesitate to alert an ISP if
users are large problems, and it could very well result in an raise
in the expense of Internet Service or sometimes simply pulling the
user's Internet Service completely.
By signing up at this forum, you agree to abide by the above Rules
and Policies, and fully understand the consequences for disobeying
them. Signing up for this forum signs you into a binding legal document
in which you agree to abide by these Rules and Policies for the
good of the community as a whole. You also acknowledge that Rules
and Policies can and frequently will be changed or added to fit
the changing times, and you are expected to abide by those as well.
You understand that a message board is not a democracy, as the majority
does not determine the correct course of action. If all of this
is correct and you have read the Rules and Policies above, welcome
to the community. Have fun on the forums, but do it responsibly.
Everyone will be safer and happier. Thank you.
(From this point forth all the NF staff, moderators, super administrators and NarniaFans.com as a whole will be known as "NF")
Last Updated: September 2005
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