I-F Creative Head
Joined: 03 February 2006
2. Please keep in mind that constructive criticism of a participant is fine but please stay within the limits. Members should be able to distinguish between the personal lives of the participants and their performances. When you analyse a performance, please don't go too far by commenting on participant's features and private life. Name calling is a strict NO.
3. If a member creates trouble in a thread then that member will be tackled; the entire topic won't be locked.4. Our updaters try very hard to bring us written and video updates as soon as they can. Members need to have patience. Please don't make new posts asking for updates and videos. If you want to check old posts then use Search button
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8. Please don't spam or chat on any thread. We have a chat club section on IF.
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Members who don't follow the rules will be warned and in some cases warning meter raised without any PMs being sent. If a member finds another member breaking IF rules then please use REPORT button.
And Oh Yes! Each ande Every rule needs to be followed.
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19. A very important NOTE:
Direct or Indirect attacks - of any form - including aspersions, sarcasm, snide comments etc - on any dev team will NOT BE TOLERATED. The attacking member will be formally warned with the Warning Meter.
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I-F Creative Head
Joined: 03 February 2006
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