Buffy Forums Rules and Posting Guidelines
Hi! Welcome to Buffy Forums. On behalf of the staff and members here I would like to say that we are pleased that you have found us. Before you start posting, however, there are a few things you should know.
What is spamming, for us its;
While we know for some members, English is their second or even third language, this doesn't allow for really bad grammar.
- It is a post(s) that does not pertain to the subject of the thread.
- Posts that are less than a sentence are spam, too. Don't do it.
- Posts that for some reason donít add anything to the ongoing discussion. We donít like posts just agreeing with someone. If you donít have anything to add then donít post it, PM it!
- Also please note that double posting is spam, we have an edit post option if you forgot to mention something.
- Starting duplicate threads is spamming.
- Posting in what's known as text language (ie. 'bangel rox u no coz itz wotz ment 2 b) is horrible and is considered spamming
If you want your post to be read, I suggest using capitals in the right places, paragraphs, so your post is easier to get through; full stops and commas where appropriate. You won't be in trouble if you don't use correct punctuation, but many members will probably skip over your posts.
Look before you post. Make sure there are no existing threads about the topic you wish to discuss. If you make what we call a "duplicate thread" then we will close it and send it away without warning. BW is a big place and we need to work together to keep it as organized as possible.
Sounds obvious, I realize, but it needs to be said. We have had problems with this. So just respect one another.
No linking other forums
This means no promoting or linking other message boards, other online stores, or shareware sites. You are allowed to post a link to your website, or put it in your profile, as long as there is no forum attached to it. Mass advertising will result in a ban.
No unmarked spoilers
Some people don't want know what's going happen next. Don't ruin it for them. We have a spoiler threads in most of the show sections where rumours can be posted and discussed.
No talking about downloading episodes
I know you want to see them, but hey, it's illegal and we don't condone it. We like BW and don't want to see it shut down because of impatience.
Have fun. I promise we aren't as scary as we seem. This is a great community to share your passions and obsessions with others like you. But as with most things in life, there are rules.
It's extremely important you respect these terms, as lots of work as gone into this forum by many people. These are all here for a reason. We've been around for awhile now and we have learned the hard way about negative things that can happen if we don't have some basic rules to follow.
If you have any questions please refer to our FAQ Thread.
That's it. I'll be seeing you around the boards. If you have any questions, you can PM (that's private message--the "pm" button under a user's post) any of us moderators/administrators and we will get back to you ASAP. There is almost always a mod online here. You will find their names in bold at the bottom of the main forum page.