Posted: 27 April 2010 at 9:53pm | IP Logged
It is nice to
see so many of you in this Section . We expect more and more members to join us daily. So here are some simple rules and guidelines for the Dance India Dance Lil' Masters. We request each member to
follow the guidelines for our section to run smoothly.
Please remember that these rules are not made to put
restrictions on your thoughts but to make our section more welcoming and
Also refer to these rules: http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1252690
1. Bashing the dancers/judges.
Please refrain from posting insulting comments
If you are asked to stop bashing someone
then please listen.
Please keep in mind
that saying someone is ugly or saying anything about their appearance
will NOT be tolerated!
You will get one warning & the next time
you bash someones appearance again, your warning level will be raised.
you feel if your dancing talent is ignored and people pick at
your appearance instead? This is a dancing show, not a beauty contest.
If you think someone is not so good-looking, just don't say anything.
are different ways of calling someone not so good looking. You
could say that "In my opinion i dont find him/her very attractive." But
when someone says something like "He/She is ugly!" or "I dont like how
she looks cause her face is too manly" etc. it really goes overboard.
calling someone a "loser" or any other word like that is considered
bashing.2. Abusive Language.
Swearing is NOT tolerated! You will be given a
warning & then a warning level raise if not heeded.
other ways to discuss without including cuss words. End of discussion.
If your not sure what is considered a swear word or not, feel free to
PM.3. Attacking fellow members.
Just because someones views are different from yours doesn't mean that
you need to make derogatory remarks about them or their intellect or
tell them they are wrong. There is no reason whatsoever to be rude to
anyone. If someone says something to you, don't reply saying something
mean back. Report the post and we'll take care of it for sure. We
understand self-defense but please don't comment back so that the
person will continue attacking or being rude. It will just drag on
& others will get involved and create a big issue
difference between attacking and disagreeing. We don't mind debating or
having a disagreement...just don't let it cross over from civilized
disagreements to attacking.
Also, please do not post anything
violative of anothers Intellectual Property.4. Telling
others what to do: I
would prefer members to stop preaching on the forum. Let the moderators
decide what is needed on this forum and what is not or what one member
is allowed to do or not. You cannot stop someone from posting in any
topic. Do not become a moral police on the forum.
5. Utilizing Report Feature: If
anyone sees a thread/post/comment which is offending posted by someone,
you will NOT take law into your own hands to teach a lesson to that
person for insulting your favorite idol. That aggravates matters more
and you also become liable for action for reacting thus. Instead you
will simply make use of the "REPORT" button and report the thread by
stating the reason clearly. As soon as the Dev Team comes online they
would take the necessary action and try our best
to resolve the issue.
Plus, please dont PM the Dev
Team asking them why they havent taken any action. Once we get online,
it'll be taken care of.
lot of members try to use code words and asterisk and try to get away
with such language. Well, It won't happen from now on. This decision
has been made by the Global moderators themselves.
Ex: WTF (What the Fish is a lame
excuse so do not try)7. Bashing/Personal
Attacks (See #3): Bashing
making personal attacks against any contestant/member is
not allowed. Make sure members know the difference between bashing and
critic is one who discusses things in perspective, never loses
objectivity and states things in a logical and constructive way. But a
basher is one, who states the points a bit too heavily such that, it no
longer looks like criticism but looks like a total attack. Everyone
have their own point of view let's respect it. You have right to raise
your opinion but one should see lines ain't crossed. Avoid making posts
that are abusive, derogatory, insulting or sarcastic enough to affect
the sentiment of another member. This is against IF COC and won't be
watches this Shit?"
a control on your sarcasm. If the mods feel that your post is no longer
critiquing, but is full of sarcasm/attacks... that will be held against
8. No post on Dev Team working:
No post/threads/reports shall be opened criticizing the functioning of
the Dev Team.
If you have any issues contact the section Dev Team by PM and sort it
out but do not create a scene by starting a thread here .No personal
attack 'direct/indirect, abusive/sarcastic shall be tolerated.
9. No Advertising:Videos
from other forums/websites containing the website logo are not allowed.
If found doing so the topic will be trashed & a PM will be send.
If you continue to do so even then your warning level will be raised.Also posting links from IF
in other forums is strictly prohibited.
Posting Email Address or personal pictures of Stars: Accounts
email address of stars is not allowed to be posted or revealed
unless they themself give it. Also, posting your email address on open
forum is not allowed. Moreover, no personal pictures of stars from
facebook or Orkut are allowed to be posted.11. Picture topics:
have a picture gallery and I want you all to use that. Please do not
make anymore topics on pictures. If there are some special pictures
that you want to post on the forum then you will have to ask Dev Team
before opening a topic on pictures. We will allow picture topics on
special occasion, but again only after taking permission. Post all the
pictures in 12. Posting Articles: Before
any article please check to make sure that the article has not
been posted before. IF has launched its own news hub Telly Buzz. We are
now in direct competition with IndianTelevision & Telly Chakkar.
See to it you do not post articles from these two websites. Do not post
articles from Telly Buzz directly on forum. Provide link/source of the
13. Organizing Contest/Activities:You may not post
Contests/Activities/Games/Appreciation-FanThreads without prior approval
from the moderators.
We do not allow this on IF. So please
refrain from posting such pictures. You can check the below link for
more details MERGING/MORPHING - NOT ALLOWED
Quoting Posts/Members/Creations/Pictures: Don't
quote long posts especially when it messes up the coding which makes it
look bad. If you want to reply to someone use the @ format like @A: ,
@B: & so on. Only upto 3 quotes are allowed in a post given the
fact they are relatively small quotes and not page long essays.
Warning Level Procedure: Dev
Team will keep a running list of members, who will continue to break
1. Verbal warning
If for some reason
you do not agree with the warning you have received in your topic then
you need to PM the moderator/viewbie who warned you instead of starting
an argument in the forum. If you are not satisfied with the reply
given by the DT members then you may take up your issue with the
Channel Moderators. However, absolutely no arguments on the forum as
that will lead to a direct increase in your warning level. ALSO, this format may not
be followed...depends on the offence of the member. For certain things,
you may get a Warning level right away or at least at the second
2. PM warning from Dev Team
3. WL Increase.
4. Lead to possible Ban.
Instead of replying with a post just
saying "thank you" or "tfs," just click the
button. If you look at the updates all you see is members posting
"thanks." Please try to discuss a little bit in the updates.
if you see members breaking rules please (PLEASE!) press the
button. The DID Dev. team will then go through the reports and deal
with the problem. We are humans too and we cant see everything.
It really helps us when the reports take us
straight to the post instead of searching for it.
these rules have not been directed at any member(s).
These are the IF
rules that have been summarized and tweaked just for this section.
DID Dev. Team!
If you have any questions or need
anything clarified, you can PM any one of the DID Dev. Team members =]-JC-
**Rules credit to Preeti and Gagan***