Posted: 14 January 2013 at 7:41am | IP Logged
Credit goes to gk_09(CM for Colors)
Here are a few rules to keep in mind before posting. Please go over each and everyone of them.
1. Moderation: Not
everyone on Dev Team is a moderator. Coolbies and Videobies do not fall
under the category of Moderation as they only provide updates.
The Moderation chain latter as follows: Viewbie > Moderator >
Your first contact would be the section's Viewbie or
Moderator as they will take care of day to day activities on the forum.
If you have complaints regarding moderation those can be sent directly
to CMs, but any other issues must be brought to the attention of
Viewbies first. In case if any members feels that a warning being given
is not justified or there is an error then please pm the DT member, but do not argue on the respective post and cause
disruption. If you are not satisfied
with the answer then please direct the concerns to CMs.
2. Comparison Topics/Instigating Posts/Plotting: Firstly
and foremost, emphasizing in any way or form that "one
couple is better than the
other" will not be allowed henceforth. By
all know instigating topics and comparison on this forum are
not allowed. Some members purposely instigate others and believe they
can get by with it and some plan attacks in other places and decide to
disrupt the functioning of the forum. Well, it will not happen anymore.
Giving names to other fans will not be tolerated. From
now on name calling, bashing other fans, or stereotyping will not be
allowed. In addition, comment on the show and not the viewers. It seems
like half of the posts are targeted at the viewers rather than the
show. Do not pass snide remarks at viewers of the show just because
their interest lies in something different from yours.
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.
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: W*F (What the Fish is a lame
excuse so do not try)7.
Bashing/Personal Attacks: Bashing
making personal attacks against any actor/actress/CVs/members 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 thread on Dev Team working:
No threads 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.
If we see anymore
instigating posts or snide remarks towards moderators of the forum. You
will receive a WL.
9. No Stretching the Issue or Discussing the Matter After DT has Posted Warning:
Though we urge you all to ignore and report, any of you ignore that and
reply back. Also, despite DT posting warnings, members still stick to
that incident instead of discussing the topic at hand. This stretches
the issue. There is no need for you to reply back if the DT has already
dealt with the issue. If people are so found of doing so, action will be
10. Repeated Topics: Check a few pages back
before making a topic on the same point. Repeated
topics will be closed. Also there are way too many topics requesting
CV's for some changes in the track or for any Couple. We have maintained
Threads for the Same and all are requested to continue the Discussions
on them. We need to keep the forum organized as well.
11. No Chatting/Spamming: Refrain yourself
from chatting/spamming on the forum. Don't
to start your personal chats in threads opened for various
subjects/discussion topics. Please try to stick to the topic when
posting replies. If you want to can create a separate thread in Chat
Club section & chat there but chatting in discussion topic is a big
12. Updating: If
you want to do written/video update for this show any particular day
please PM the respective updater a day in advance & take their
permission so that the updater's efforts don't go in vain. Anyone
posting the updates without permission his/her post will be trashed.
13. 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 them self 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.
15. Picture topics: We
have a picture gallery to post pictures. Please do not
make anymore topics on episode pictures or normal pics from the show. If you have pictures for a particular special occasion
that you want to post on the forum then you may post. We will allow picture topics on
special occasion. Otherwise please post all the
pictures in Picture Gallery.
16. Emotions: Do not type message or
post reply full of emotions only. Emotions
are used to emphasize how you feel when words alone aren't enough. They
serve as 'add-ons' to your message BUT it doesn't mean that you are to
type a whole line of Emoticons alone, without a single word or
phrase (e.g. '')! Messages containing only emotions will
posting 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
18. Organizing Contest/Activities:You may not post
Contests/Activities/Games/Appreciation-FanThreads without prior approval
from the moderators.
I know some of you all are very excited that you have become senior
member, goldie, IF dazzlers, IF rockerz.. and we are truly happy for
you all, but since this is a show forum those topics need to go in Congratulations Postor Meme4uForum.
20. Using Signatures: As
per the rule a member is allowed to use three signature of which one
can be animates small. Do not use wallpaper size signature in
your signature. To know more in details you can read ATTN: Signature/Avatar Size - Guidelines
of Avatar & Signature Section. Signatures bashing actors/members
will not be tolerated. If the signatures are not removed at the
moderator's request then the signatures will be removed by Moderators
themselves and will count as one strike.
Like Button: Every
often we see members posting thanks or tfs or one liner instead of
using the Like button. The Like feature has come in place of Thank You
feature so that spamming could be alleviated. Saying thanks, tfs, etc
constitutes to spamming. If you have nothing more to say apart from
thanks then you can thank using Like button.
Help topics: If you have any queries regarding the show
then please post it in Help Desk. We will definitely try
our best to help out there.
Typing in CAPS LOCK: Please do not write in Cap Locks.
If you continue to do so it will result in a WL increase.
Regarding AT threads: There
are Appreciation Threads for all the Jodi's. Please do not create
individual threads over little things that can be discussed in AT.
Please remember to not chat and stay on topic. All the Physical
attributes of the Actors(eyes/nose/Hair) should be discussed in
the AT's of the respective Actor. Please avoid opening separate Topics
Morphed Pictures: 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
Final Warning. We appreciate you all posting new promos, but if someone
has already posted a promo do not make a new topic on the same promo.
If you have a higher quality than post in the topic that is already
opened. We will make sure you get credit for uploading better quality.
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.
28. Bashing on Celebrity Fan
Page: Celebrity Profiles are monitored so please do not bash there.
It will result in a warning as it is against the rules.
29. Creating MIDS:
Creating MIDs (another account) on IF is not allowed under
circumstances. Wrong usage of creating a different account will result
in a WL increase without any warnings as this is a serious issue.
30. Discussions on Actor's Personal Life
: You have right to comment on actors, their acting & their style
while being not crossing the line but to comment on actors personal life
& people who are part of their personal sphere won't be appreciated
here at IF. What any celebrity do in their personal life is their
Personal Matter. Its their life & they have complete freedom to live
it the way they wants to. We are no one to interfere in it.
Warning Level Procedure: You will be warned as the sequence below. The Dev
Team will keep a running list of members, who will continue to break
1. Warning # 1 (PM/Topic wide)
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.
If you have any doubts/suggestions/objections regarding anything then
feel free to PM me!
2. PM warning # 2 from Dev Team
3. WL Increase.
4. Lead to possible Ban.