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Forum Rules of Conduct
« on: March 14, 2012, 06:26:17 PM »
FORUM RULES OF CONDUCT
*Disclaimer: The global moderators and administrators reserve the right to edit, delete, merge, and move threads and/or posts as deemed appropriate for the forums.  We are not officially associated with Comic-Con International or any of its holdings.  The "Friends of Comic-Con" Forums were created by fans for fans.  The global moderators and administrators also reserve the right to edit or revise the Forum Rules of Conduct at any time.

Be kind and considerate of others.
Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Stay on topic. 
Try to include sources (such as links) for information, if necessary.  The forums are meant for sharing thoughts and opinions, but if you have a point to make, give some background information as to why you think that way and support your claim.

Absolutely no spamming.
When you're writing a post, make an effort to have at least two sentences.  Please try to avoid just saying "omfg, that is so awesome" or "lol" in your posts.  Make it understandable and get to the point.

Please don't double or triple post.
This is where two or more posts are made in a row by the same person.  Please use the "Modify" button to add comments to your previous post.

Please don't cross post.
This is where the same post is made in multiple forums.

No arguing with moderators, administrators, or buying group leaders when they are doing their jobs.
Excessive and/or repeated arguing with the management will result in banning.

No flaming, trolling, or insulting.
Flaming includes putting another person down for his or her ideas, thoughts, and opinions.  Excessive self-promotion, condescending pomposity, racism, sexism, any-other-ism, homophobia, acrophobia, and destructive (versus constructive) criticism will get you BANNED. Repeated offenses will lead to a permanent ban from the forums. We take politeness very seriously. You are welcome to challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully.

Absolutely no flaming or insulting Personal Messages (PMs).
This is grounds for an immediate and permanent ban. 

No discrimination or bigotry of any kind.
This ranges from sexual harassment to gender rights, political views, or any other such biases as associated with race, culture, religion, ethnicity, or which con they like, etc.  Come in with a fresh attitude toward everyone, regardless of their skin, gender, or likes.  Any prejudice towards anyone will not be tolerated.  Repeated offenses will lead to a permanent ban from the forums.

No discussions that would result in a violation of CCI's Registration Terms and Conditions.
Do not offer to sell/transfer badges or otherwise willingly circumvent the rules as stated by CCI.  See link for official rules: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

No discussions about violating a convention's Code of Conduct.
No discussions that would result in a violation of a convention's Registration Terms and Conditions.
Do not willingly circumvent the rules or policies as stated by CCI, ReedPop, or another convention organizer.

No personal advertising.
Advertising--for example, an item, product, service, venue, etc.--is not only frowned upon, it is not allowed.  That includes PM advertisements (also known as "spam"), posting advertisements, links to or for advertisements, and the like.  To protect our forum members from ill-willed intentions and scams, we discourage all posts and threads on advertising something or buying and selling things.  In-thread posts for items (such as NYCC badges, only because reselling those are permitted by ReedPop's policies, and Ace Parking permits for San Diego Comic-Con) at-cost will be allowed.  Other than that, please refer to websites like eBay, Yahoo, and Amazon instead.

No profiteering or bribing.
No offers to buy, sell, or otherwise give a service or goods for profit.  Badges, tickets, hotel rooms, exclusives, autographs, etc. are included in this policy.

No profanity, cussing, or dissing.
Keep it clean. Do not try to bypass the word filters either.  The occasional "damn" is okay, but don't overdo it.  No one appreciates this.

No inappropriate posts and images (i.e., sexually explicit content).
They will be deleted without notice. Repeated offenses will result in a permanent ban.

Please refrain from starting a new thread with a brief sentence and link.
One of the founding tenants of the forum is to provide a history of information.  Content from hyperlinks may change over time, so if you are posting a link to an article, for example, please include the actual text of the article as well as a few thoughts on the subject.

Please refrain from discussing line-up times for panels, exclusives, off-sites, and autographs at conventions, especially for San Diego Comic-Con.
These questions include but are not limited to "When should I line up for [insert event/panel]?" or "When is the best time to line up for [insert event/panel]?"  Once a line-up time is listed over the internet, people will share this information with their friends and friends of friends, and it will create a terrible snowball effect of everyone else trying to go earlier and earlier.  With respect to CCI's line policies, we want to avoid contributing to the line issues and problems already present at San Diego Comic-Con or other conventions of a comparable size.

Please be aware that the Friends of Comic-Con forum moderating team is not responsible for the actions of individual forum members participating in groups for badge purchases, hotel exchanges/giveaways, or parking permit exchanges. 
While joining a badge-buying group, taking a hotel room exchange/giveaway offer, or offering parking permit buying slots are good ways to help yourself and others in our online community, you voluntarily do so at your own risk.  We encourage all forum members participating in such groups to act honestly and to send payment (exact amount) to the other person helping you as soon as possible. Please note that arranging payment for the badges, hotel room deposits, or parking permits is between the forum members helping each other in such groups, and therefore, the forum moderating team cannot vouch for any individual forum member in these situations.


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Re: Forum Rules of Conduct
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 06:32:45 PM »
Lots of new folks on the forum.  Reminder on the rules of conduct.

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Re: Forum Rules of Conduct
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 12:54:25 PM »
Bump. :)

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Re: Forum Rules of Conduct
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 09:19:11 AM »
It's time for another reminder. Folks this is a friendly community- you can post information or not, you can join buying groups or not, you can be as much a part of the community as you want or hang back until you feel comfortable.

What we will not tolerate is any speech the violated the OP rules- this is a moderated forum and as such posts will be deleted and/or the owners of said posts will be held accountable.
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Re: Forum Rules of Conduct
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 09:13:34 PM »
The Forum Rules of Conduct have been amended and updated to include the following:

Please refrain from discussing line-up times for panels, exclusives, off-sites, and autographs at conventions, especially for San Diego Comic-Con.  These questions include but are not limited to "When should I line up for [insert event/panel]?" or "When is the best time to line up for [insert event/panel]?"  Once a line-up time is listed over the internet, people will share this information with their friends and friends of friends, and it will create a terrible snowball effect of everyone else trying to go earlier and earlier.  With respect to CCI's line policies, we want to avoid contributing to the line issues and problems already present at San Diego Comic-Con or other conventions of a comparable size.
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