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Church Of Pop Rules (Updated as of May 2019)

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This list will be updated in the future if I feel i've left out anything. This board will remain largely unmoderated but we need to have rules to protect our members as this is a COMMUNITY and we don't need to be fighting all the time. Also, please take note of the posting guidelines as i'm pretty OCD when it comes to keeping the board look organised lol.

The warning system will work like most other boards. You'll be given points based on the offence and once you reach 10 points you will have your posting restricted automatically for 24 hours. This restriction may be upgraded to a ban and maybe extended if we've decided the severity of the offences warrants it. You will also have your ban extended if you've had previous bans on here. Warning points will be removed after 30 days of having them. Mods - these powers will be given to you shortly.

We will try and be as fair and concise as possible. If you feel a mod has overreached their power (i doubt this will happen but you never know), just DM me or @laracroftonline

RULES (violations WILL result in WPs)

1. No Bullying other members - 2 points

No name calling, no commenting on their looks, no deriding their character, no posting their pictures or personal information, just don't make it personal.

2. No Discrimination or bigotry - 2 points

No racist, homophobic, sexist, transphobic or discrimination against persons based on their religion. (Updated as of May 2019). You might find previous content that does include discrimination and if you do then you can report it if you find it offensive and the mod team will hide the offending posts/threads. Use of N word or F word or anything super offensive will incur DOUBLE WP's.

3. No vile content / unauthorised content - 2 points

No pornography posted (nudity is OK in the sex and relationships section but not explicit porn unless it's linked off the site - definitely no pics). No disturbing pictures (any of those beheading pictures, or anything that would cause distress).

No mental health jokes or death threats, making fun of suicide or rape; anything in that realm.

No download links unless posted in a VIP media thread in the VIP Lounge. 

4. No Nasty Attacks on artists or fanbases - 2 points

Any nasty attacks on artists must be put in the STAND YOUR GROUND thread (do not mention any members in that thread or you will incur WPs). Nasty attacks include fat shaming, body shaming, shaming an artist's illness or mental state, just anything deeply personal. DO NOT post these attacks outside of the SYG thread. Battle Grounds is for pitting artists against each other or for fun, light-hearted shade on artists (related to their sales or artistic output). 

5. No Duplicate Accounts - 6 points

6. No Exacerbating Forum Drama - 2 points

This includes spamming the forum with comments about moderation, bringing drama out of no holds barred, trying to cause a ruckus, trying to cause a pile on effect, sustained attacks on the forum and/or mod team. This includes using private messages on the forum to do so. 

7. Promoting Other Websites - 2 points (or perma ban if it's a competing forum)

8. No Disrespecting Admin, Other Admins or Moderators - 2 points

We've had a gutful of people disrespecting us. We don't spend multiple hours every day moderating the site to be disrespected. If you have a problem with a moderator, then message them about it. We're all reasonable people, so be reasonable in your tactics to convey your criticism about something.

9. No "expose threads" - Instant perma ban

We've had enough of people making "expose" threads on members and mods to cause drama. It ends now. Zero tolerance. Take it to twitter or somewhere else if its so important.

POSTING GUIDELINES (violations MAY result in WPs if constantly violated)

1. Please post threads in the right section with the right tag. If you're unsure where to post, ask a mod :) 

2. Please use english in all threads unless there is a specific thread for a specific language in the lounge. This is not "xenophobic" it's just that the mods only speak english.

3. Please don't spam or and try to stay on topic in threads.

4. Please make sure thread titles are clear, concise and professional. 

5. Please make sure thread content is presented nicely and is coherent. Please provide sources if it's news.

6. Please use search function to make sure a thread doesn't already exist. For example, this is especially important in the Stanbase section because we only allow one thread per artist. Also important in Music News as we want most of the information regarding a release to be in one thread.

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5 minutes ago, robi said:

I like these new rules, they're not difficult to follow and finally no one can complain about having no rules so basically they can't break the rules:cuca4:

Some of us didn't break these rules even before they were set up and still ended up having issues for posting in the right sections and saying the allowed content. :sponge4:

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4 minutes ago, KarenFromFinance said:

what's a duplicate account? This is my first forum so idk a lot

when you are banned and make another account

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47 minutes ago, KarenFromFinance said:

what's a duplicate account? This is my first forum so idk a lot

45 minutes ago, CUZiCAN said:

when you are banned and make another account

I think it's generally making another account on the site - yes when you're banned but also creating another account to, for example, come on and create threads about this, that or the next thing without people realising who's actually behind it.

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I think, after what happened last year, any threads about Islam - positive or negative - should be banned. It's too controversial a topic.

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On 7/8/2017 at 6:53 PM, CUZiCAN said:

when you are banned and make another account

what i did on GGD :trisha:

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Can we, like... Just let people know just to TAG us in a thread when something's posted in the wrong section rather than constantly reporting people? :rose2: My emails are being flooded with "... Has Reported Something" because of something not even worth reporting...

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Just now, Lotus said:

I actually thought we had to report people's topics if this was in a wrong sub forum, it wasn't written in the headpost of this topic as well. Thank you for mentioning, though, since no one knew about this being an issue. Also, can't you like turn off email notifications? 

I tried because I was getting constant emails from the Big Brother group chat when I was in it and I still kept getting them :kimcry: 

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