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Synista

 


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Tatu.us Forum Rules 2.0 (jun 19 2007)

Version History:
Version 1.1 Aug 29 2003 posted by Synista
Version 1.2 Nov 07 2003 posted by Laurenz
Version 1.3 Apr 27 2004 posted by Laurenz
Version 1.4 Jul 01 2004 posted by Laurenz
Version 1.5 Feb 22 2005 posted by Laurenz
Version 1.6 Jun 19 2007 posted by Laurenz
Version 2.0 Feb 02 2008 posted by Laurenz

Disclaimer

Tatu.us accepts no responsibility for the opinions expressed by the forum participants. Furthermore, Tatu.us shall not claim responsibility or liability for third party links or information posted or directed by forum participants or images contained within user signatures or avatars.

Each user is responsible for his/her posts, signature and avatar. Think before you post. Besides making sure that your post complies to the rules, also remember that what you post here becomes public for the whole internet to see and react on. Be especially careful when it comes to posting personal details and photos.


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Be nice to each other. Be social. Show that humankind has really entered the third millenium. The list below is not extensive, it should be considered the limit. A post within the below rules but beyond normal decency will have the full attention of the mod/admin team and may still be reason for us to take action upon. These rules were written in order to keep the forums a fun place to post and express ideas, with a relaxed and open attitude. Although these rules are written, it should be noted that the intent of the rules will be enforced, the exact wording is simply the manner of communicating that intent.

Always contact an administrator or moderator if you are unsure about anything regarding the forum and the rules. We will do our best to answer your questions and help you out.

And keep in mind... PARTICIPATING ON THIS FORUM IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT.



Registration rules:

Breaking the registration rules will cause your account to be removed. If you have problems with your account, notify an admin.
  • Register only to join this forum. Registering in order to advertise your site or for commerical purposes will not be tolerated and will result in immediate removal of the account.
  • Don't make multiple accounts. If you are banned, do not re-register.



Username rules:

If your username breaks any of the following rules you will have to change it. If you are dissatisfied with your name, you can also have it changed. Simply append your request to the Name Change Thread.
  • Your username should not be offensive.
  • Your username should not be misguiding, e.g. suggesting that you are Yulia, Lena, or any other person.


Posting rules:

Threads or posts breaking any of the following rules will be closed and eventually removed. You will get one warning, and the second time you break the rules you will be temporarily or permanently banned from the forum. Besides breaking the rules, not following mod notes and not respecting warnings have the same consequences.

    General
  • Post in the appropriate section of the forum. Each section has a description that says what you can post there.
  • Don't create new threads for already existing topics. Use the search function.
  • This is an English-speaking forum, please speak English unless posting in a Local Club.
  • Do not spam. (Excessive posting, posts with no substance)
  • When posting a series of pictures, post only one or two as an image and post the rest as links or thumbnails. This helps pages loading quick even for forumers with slow connection.

    Respect your fellow forumers
  • Do not make threads or posts to personally attack/insult others (forum members/groups).
  • Being personally attacked does not give you the right to counterattack; the previously stated rule will be applied. If you feel harrassed, contact a moderator / administrator. We will have a look at the situation as quickly as possible.
  • Avoid using foul language, and never use it towards another forumer.
  • Giving out personal information or pictures of other forum users or other people without their permission will not be tolerated and will be dealt with harshly.

    Copyrighted material
  • Do not post links to CD rips or unreleased songs (Tatu or other artists) here. Self-recorded concert material, fanmade remixes and youtube videos are okay.
  • Do not post links to any copyrighted material.

    Disturbing material
  • Do not engage in any form of harassment or offensive behavior, including but not limited to the posting of communications, pictures, videos or audio recordings which contain libelous, slanderous, abusive or defamatory statements, or racist, pornographic, homophobic, obscene, or offensive language or images. This includes discrimination, defined as Treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice (from: The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
  • Pornography, be it visual or written, as well as linking to websites of pornographic nature, is off limits. Posts that conflict with this rule will lead to the post being edited to remove the material in question.

    Forum feedback
  • Discussing mod action or your opinion on the moderators/administrators on the forum is forbidden, send a PM to an admin/moderator if you need clarification. If you have a problem with a moderator, please contact one of the administrators through PM. Comments / suggestions to the moderators/administrators are to be done through PM (or email) only. The team, at their discretion, may decide to start public debate if it is in the interest of the subject under discussion.

Basic posting tips: Only create a new thread if the topic hasn't been discussed before. Use the search function to find the correct thread to post in. Before posting, preview your post and read it through to make sure you express yourself in a respectful manner. Also remember that you always can edit your post, if in hindsight you want to change anything that you posted.


PM rules:

Breaking the PM rules will give you one warning, and if breaken again a temporary or permanent ban.
  • Do not harass or threat others by PM. If you feel harrassed, contact a moderator/administrator. We will have a look at the situation as quickly as possible.



Signature and banner rules:

If you break the signature rules, your signature will be replaced by this image until you edit your sig to follow the rules:



Depending on the nature of the signature removed, you may also get a warning.
  • The content of signatures must comply to the Posting Rules (above).
  • Signature images (banners) must be no larger than 500x150 pixels.The file size of your sig must be below 80 kilobytes. To see how big your banner is, right click it and click properties. If you need help changing the size of your banner, contact a moderator.
  • The WHOLE signature must be no higher than 200 pixels, which is about 10 lines of text. Do not put more than 6 lines of text below your banner. Remember that you can use the [size] tags to make your text smaller.



Avatar rules:

If you break the avatar rules, your avatar will be removed. Depending on the nature of the avatar removed, you may also get a warning.
  • The content of avatars must comply to the Posting Rules (above).
  • Avatars are currently limited in size to 75x75 pixels and must be under 17500bytes (around 17kb).



Other rules and guidelines:
  • The t.A.T.u. FAQ can be found here.
  • The t.A.T.u. Music FAQ can be found here.
  • The t.A.T.u. Video FAQ can be found here.
  • Guidelines for posting in Enteratinment can be found here.
  • Rules for posting fanfiction, stories, poems etc. can be found here.
  • A copyright announcement regarding visual art can be found here.
  • Moderator/Admin Contact Information (link)
PostSun May 25, 2003 3:51 pm
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Laurenz

 



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Joined: 27 Oct 2002

Posts: 4299

Post subject: Addendum to Tatu.us Forum Rules 1.1 Reply with quote
Tatu.us Forum Thread Clean-up Policy

The Mod/Admin team performs regular screenings of the threads. Closed threads are removed after they scroll out of page 2 or 3 the the forum. This allows the original poster to read back the message and take note of the reason of closure.

The non-closed older threads that do not contain recent or relevant information are removed after review of their contents. (Note that by the relevancy-criterium most clean-up will be done in Off-Topic, which needs it most anyway.) Since it is hard to define what is interesting in an Off-Topic forum, I'll state as example that the "Happy Easter" thread has been removed, there is no use to keep a thread where people wish each other happy Easter when we're halfway in August.

Take note that by removal the thread itself is not yet deleted. It is moved to a so called "Dumpbox" so when it is moved by mistake, or removal was considered inappropriate, the thread can be restored. Only when the thread is removed from the Dumpbox it is really deleted.

Chatting-threads, as for example the "The Random Outburst Thread" will be regularily cleaned up. For high post-count threads, the thread may grow to 25 pages, after which the first 20 will be deleted, leaving the last five.
Non-chatting threads will have the post without added value removed after a period, which will be no shorter than a week.
In special cases (as for example the "Where are you Belgian t.A.T.u. fans?" thread), where there is for the users interesting content, upon request an alternative clean-up scheme may be used (in case of the example, the early pages with user historical information are kept). It is preferred to keep the amount of these threads as small as possible as it takes longer to maintain them this way.
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Laurenz

 



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Joined: 27 Oct 2002

Posts: 4299

Post subject: Addendum to Tatu.us Forum Rules 1.1 Reply with quote
After Synista explained the rules about avatars and signatures, you may want info on where to get one, or you don't know how to make one, etc.

It's discussed here.
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