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Forum Rules and Guidelines

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  • Started 10 years ago by rturner
  • Latest reply from myshortname

  1. rturner

    1. We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice. We will move posts not directly related to the forum to another at the discretion of the moderator. We will rename posts that give away too much of the story plot in order to warn future visitors.

    2. We will not tolerate rudeness, insults, personal attacks or inflammatory posts that lack purpose. Our decision is final in these matters.

    3. Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. (This rule does not apply to announcements of fantasy and science fiction events or recent sales by regular forum users.)

    4. We hope that the rules and guidelines cover common situations that may arise. However, they cannot anticipate everything. Thus we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to prevent disruption or abuse of any kind.

    5. We also reserve the right to ban any user that violates the forum rules and guidelines.

    Anyone wishing to report those in violation of the forum rules and guidelines should contact us via

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. JohnWThiel

    Why are these two new official postings posted five times?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. Anonymous

    They're _that_ important.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. Anonymous

    Looks like 1 per subforum.

    The top-level forum appears to be a conglomeration of all the subforums.

    I for one hope the conglomerated top-level forum will remain... I like seeing everything all bunched up together :%...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  5. JohnWThiel

    Stockpiled until they get the other forums up.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  6. BrianJackson

    Why bother? Nobody even posts here anymore when I'm not stirring the pot and I'm pretty much a lurker now. I'm not giving up any more free content, so if this decision is based on the traffic that the forum got earlier in the year, they can recalculate. I'm over it.

    Besides, I'll be in San Jose for awhile, making preparations for my grand entrance to the WFC. That's gonna be a hot event if anyone's looking for uh, unpredictable excitement.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  7. Greg

    "I like seeing everything all bunched up together."

    I like it too, but I can see good reason for not throwing detailed discussion of recent stories into a straight sequential mix. If you do, people who haven't yet read the stories under discussion will inadvertently run across spoilers.

    If there were no concern about that, there might be a lot more in depth discussion of current issues of the magazine. People naturally want to talk about what's current and still fresh in their minds.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  8. Greg

    (I might go for the escort of exotic supermodels leading jungle cats on leashes, as opposed to the strolling mariachi band. Still, there are certain liability issues to consider...)

    Posted 10 years ago #
  9. MattHughes

    WFC is a very business-oriented convention. No costumes, no dancing, no filking. Editors, authors, agents and publishers outnumber the fans. The panels are often very informative, and most of the business gets done in the bar.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  10. BrianJackson

    Matthew Hughes' prose is peppered with instructive, constructive tips for aspiring authors.

    He ranks next to Donald Goines as one of my favorite writers ever.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  11. myshortname


    these guidelines seem absolutely sensible but they read a bit like they were written by Moses (i.e lots of 'thou shalt not' as with the 10 commandments)

    would it be a good idea to have something more positive:-
    - something about the purpose and focus of the forum
    - something about interesting and provocative posts being
    - something about respecting other people and other people's
    - something about how the moderator will help the forium

    ok commander stand at easy; stand e-a-s-y


    Posted 10 years ago #

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