At the risk of sounding like a mom here, here is the down and dirty rules of the forum. They're pretty simple, and as long as you follow them, should be fine. if you have any questions, feel free to ask, just know that these rules are in place for good reasons.
1. Respect your fellow forum members
We're not all going to agree, but please respect other people's opinions in debate and whatnot. Name calling etc is not needed. This also includes harassment and racial slurs. If a member is found harassing another member, they will be dealt with up to banning. Joining these forums for the express purpose of causing trouble with other fans will result in automatic banning.
2. No over the top swearing in the forums or shoutbox.
Don't need to see or read it. You can get your point across without being vulgar. Damn and hell are okay. This includes other languages, as quite a few members and admins are at least by lingual. Wtf? And abbreviations are okay, again just don't go overboard. (You won't get banned for this if you slip up or anything, usually if an admin feels like you're pushing it we just give a friendly warning).
3. Respect the admins
If you have a disagreement with moderation, you can speak with me (emi) concerning it. Do not continue to disagree or cause trouble. If an admin is asking you to avoid a topic, take a break or calm down, just take a break from the computer for a bit. if you are having trouble with another member, please please please feel free to pm any of the staff concerning it. We're always happy to help out and answer your questions.
4. Forbidden topics
The following topics may not be discussed:
- Self harm (cutting, or thoughts of suicide)
- Speaking about or insinuating about hurting yourself and others
- Talking badly about other forums
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Sharing copyrighted media - mp3s, torrents, game downloads, etc. this includes linking to sites that support this. Do not request such media either please.
- Advice on hacking and modification - save for information discussing the Fatal Frame IV patch, please do not discuss Homebrew installation or hacking any console to play other region games. There are other forums where these topics can be discussed. BCL doesn't offer tech support for using emulators or pre-patched ISOs.
- Cybering, adult role play and posting of pornographic material - only exception is posting fatal frame hentai in the zero adult forums.
- hate groups or clubs
5. One account per person.
If you are sharing a computer with a sibling, please let the staff know. Also understand that with your account, you are responsible for each other's behavior. So do not share your account information with anyone. (The admins don't need and will never ask for your password. ever.)
6. Double Posting
PLEASE refrain from double posting (aka posting twice or more in a row) in topics. (Unless it's a Spam topic or you have a staff member's okay). If you need to add something to your previous post, simply hit the 'edit' button and add it.
Due to signatures getting a bit out of hand, please keep signature images to a maximum of 500px by 200px. If you have multiple images in your signature, make sure they as a whole add up to this size requirement.
That's the main stuff. Just watch what you say on the forums please. These are really simple things to follow, and most importantly, I want everyone to enjoy themselves and talk about their love of the fatal frame series. Bcl is all about encouraging growth within all aspects of the fandom. if you have any questions, feel free to ask here or pm me. (Probably have forgotten something or two, will add later).