Forum Rules Universal Forum Rules and Guidelines (general)

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  1. Shio

    Shio Who? Staff Member

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    This is general rules for NU forum, and is applied to every thread. There might be additional specific rules in sub-forum.

    The general rules for posting:​
    1. No NSFW, racist, sexist, propaganda etc. posts. Be nice and polite. Respect others and think before posting.
      • To clarify, do not post derogatory statements of a culture, religion or sex. We, at NU, respect all cultures/relgion/sexes and do not wish to see extreme views on this site.
    2. Double posting is tolerated, but within moderation.
      - What is double posting? Double posting refer to post in a thread twice or more in a row.
      - Is there a case when double posting is allowed? There are several case when double posting are allowed, for example: In original creation and original composition thread. The first poster of a thread might also post two or more post in to better organize their thread.
    3. Respect other member's privacy. Likewise, sharing your personal information is not recommended either.
    4. Please do not share licensed novel in thread and or status post.
    5. Any spoiler should be placed inside spoiler tag or within spoiler thread.
    6. Do not hijack/ derailed from topic from thread with 'serious' or 'no-hijacking' tag. Even without the tag, you could still differentiate which thread is serious or not. Do not hijack any serious discussion, especially if the original poster already give warning to not go off topic. Yes, this apply even in the infamous general -> general section.
    7. A post consisted of nothing but @ to summon user is considered as SPAM. If you want to summon someone, please add your reason to summon them too.
    Making a thread:
    1. Title of the thread should be representing the content of thread. Blank title ".....", misleading, or ambiguous title is not recommended. Similarly, the thread must at least contain an idea to discuss. Thread that is made for SPAM posting will be locked.

      How to know if the thread is made for SPAM posting? It generally follow several patterns:
      - No clear main idea/ general direction, with 2 or more change in topic within 3 pages
      - User only post picture/ video/ link without any discussion/ comment

    2. Thread with mature content (gore, explicit/detailed torture or sexual description) should be tagged 18+
    3. Post the thread in the correct place. The forum is divided into several parts:
    4. Use tag to made it easier for people to find your thread. Please put the main topic of your thread as tag.
    5. Thread/post asking for likes are not allowed.
    Other:
    1. Self-reporting will resulted in warning.
    2. Useless threads with no purpose will result in warning.
    3. No NSFW profile or signature pictures (even if hidden under a spoiler).
    4. No Videos and GIF's in your signature unless if under a spoiler. Pics smaller than 200 px are fine.
    5. Do not offer monetary (RL item/money) in any form.
    6. Giveaways (with monetary value) by non-staff members are not allowed.
    7. Do not use the platform to contact and coerce users.
    Feel free to ask staff member or moderator if there's any unclear points.
     
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    Shio Who? Staff Member

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    Violation of Forum Rules

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    Violators of the forum rules will be given warning points (WP) and possibly have their post deleted. There are no "verbal warnings." Warnings points will serve as their name suggests, a warning. Warning points can accumulate into a ban.

    User can't view warning points, but a notification will be given every time the user receives warning points. Duration of bans varies, depending on warning points accumulated.

    Sometimes a ban could be issued without notification (usually for serious offenses), in this case, warning points notification serve as banning notification.

    Serious offenses:

    • using information on NUF to dig out personal information (privacy infringement, "doxing")
    • posting suicidal*, terrorism, and or anything related to criminal activity.
    • constantly targeting and insulting a user
    • threatening the mods or a user, in a way that tries to intimidate or ends up scaring the receiver
    User that disagree with locking/deleting thread are welcomed to PM moderator that performed the action.

    Reporting Violation of Rules

    There are report button for post and comment. If you happen to encounter a violation of rules, report them instead of directly replying to the thread/status as it would often lead to off-topic discussion. For the same reason, summoning a mod to lock/delete/edit is not recommended either. Simply report or ignore the post content.
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    *In the case you are feeling depressed or down, you are welcomed to made a thread in general so another user could cheer you up.
     
  3. Parth37955

    Parth37955 NU #3, [MVP Mod], Final Boss, True TTNH #1 Fan Staff Member

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    • If you see something breaking the rules:
      • Report it. Don't just tag a mod.
      • How to report:
        • Click on the report button located in the bottom left section of a post.
        • Give a reason as to why that breaks a rules or you have a problem with it.
        • Don't abuse the report system. For one thing, it is very immature and aggravating for mods who are volunteering their time to moderate here. Also, we will give warning points for false reports
    • If you have a complaint toward a mod:
      • Send them a PM. Don't post on their profile or make a thread about it. There is absolutely no need to make it a public affair.
     
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    Parth37955 NU #3, [MVP Mod], Final Boss, True TTNH #1 Fan Staff Member

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    Additional rules (will merge into main post later once people have seen this)

    • Do not necro threads. If a thread has been dead for 3 months, do not revive it. Simply make a new one.
    • Threads and posts related to religion and politics are banned. The topic is too volatile.
     
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    Parth37955 NU #3, [MVP Mod], Final Boss, True TTNH #1 Fan Staff Member

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    Updated: added a clarification to the first rule.
     
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