In addition to the rules that applies to the whole forum (see next post), the following apply specifically to the "General" sections which comprise of Freestyle, Knowledge Base, Polls, Other Artist and Other Artist Download.
Just because the name of this forum is FREEstyle does not mean there are no rules. The "Free" in freestyle stands for the freedom to discuss topics that don't belong in other sub-forums. It does NOT
mean the freedom to post whatever way you want. 1 - No spamming
Any post that does not add anything new to the conversation at hand is considered spam. Posts that are considered to be in this category may include; "lol heheheh", "yes", "hi
", "thx" or any posts that only contain emoticons1 (a) - No reptitive posting
An extension of Rule #1, if a thread receives a series of posts with similar content (eg. in a thread titled "Do you like Ice Cream?" and people continuously respond with nothing more than "yes") then it would be locked. Moderators have discretion in choosing how much is too much.1 (b) - No Mock Battles
Mock battles (aka, virtual battles) are generally not allowed, but for practical reasons, it must not exceed a total of 5 posts. Mock Battles are posts which involve the virtual fighting between 2 or more parties through virtual actions (eg. "**throws pineapple**"). Arguments isn't classified as a mock battle. This rule exist to encourage mature posting that are relevant and purposeful, which also invite public discussion by various parties. 1 (c) - No private discussions
Topics are prohibited from transforming into private discussions. Moderators have discretion to judge wat is considered to be private or not where uncertainity arises.2- Off topic Discussion is allowed
In a thread, one may either choose to post in response to the initial thread question/topic or in response to the current thread topic. Random comments that doesn't relate to either of the two will, however, not be tolderated. 3 - Limitations to Game threads
There may only be a maximum of ONE game thread active with the life span of each game limited to no more than 100pages long (or from 3 days of inactivity). Game threads should be identified with the words "[GAME]" in the thread title. 4 - No specific target threads
Threads that do not invite public discussion are prohibited (eg. "anybody in here come from Hong Kong?"). 5 - Revivals of old threads
Users are allowed
to revive old threads (any threads not displayed on the first page) but only with posts that promote fresh discussion. (see also 1(a))6 - Moderator's discretion
The above is not intended to be a complete list of all rules. Moderators have discretion to use their powers if doing so promotes public discussion or to stop unconscionable/unethical conduct.
The intention of this list of rules is simply to allow all users knowledge of the rules and ethical posting practices, so they do not feel disgruntled when a moderator tells them off.
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