The Serial Forum - Rules and Regulations
Section Development Team:
Channel Moderator: Illyria
Keep India-Forums COC in mind at ALL times: I-F Code of Conduct
Here are a few Basic Rules which need to be followed by members of the The Serial Forum.
Introduce Yourself - As
more & more members are joining the forum, Please avoid
posting "New Topics" for your introduction ex "Hey i'm new" "Hi" "New"
etc. Instead please post your introductions in the Introduction Thread ONLY. Any separate topic opened will be closed.
Forum Information - Please check the Archive Thread. This
contains all important information about the forum. Important
Links, past DOTW, past COTW, For links and Archives of VM's, Video
Clippings, Promos, Songs, FF's, FC etc check out the Media Centre.
New Topics -
posting a New Topic, please check the first 2-5 pages to see if there
is a topic on the similar subject. If there is one then please continue
the discussion in that topic. Posting multiple topics on the same
subject wastes forum space and also counts as spam. Any such
similar/same subject topics opened will be closed. Please DO NOT turn
into a Fan Club of a particular jodi/character, try to post variety
Posting Articles - Before
Posting an Article, Please check the first 2-3 Pages to see if there
the article has already been posted. Do try and provide the source link
of the article. Articles from "tellychakkar" are not permitted on IF
and such articles will be trashed by the Dev. Team. While posting articles from TellyBuzz, only give the link to the article. Do Not copy and paste the entire article here.
Polls - A
Poll opened on any important issue to get the views of members of the
forum is fine, but opening polls everyday and about the same thing eg.
"Hottest Actor" "Fav. Character" "Who looks better" etc. will not be
allowed, as such polls just end up in chatting or fights and hurt the
feelings of members of the forum. Moreover comparisons between actors /
shows / serials is not allowed on IF as it again ends up hurting the
feelings of members and also leads to fights between members and
forums. The Dev. Team requests members to
open interesting discussion topics, instead of opening comparison
polls. Any such polls opened will be closed or trashed by the Dev.
No CAPS - Posting
in all Capital Letters is not permitted. This represents "shouting" on
the internet and can be viewed as offensive. In order to stress a word
or a couple of words that can be written in Capitals or in Bold, but
please DO NOT write the whole post in Capitals or Bold or large font
No Update Requests - Please be patient for the updates. Please DO NOT open topics asking for updates, they will be posted as soon as available. If you are not assigned to do the
updates then please do not post updates. This is not fair as the
updater spends time in doing the update and when they come to the forum
they find it already done and posted, it puts the updaters work to
waste. The schedule of Updaters can be found in the Video/Written updates archive.
No Personal Attacks/No Bashing - Bashing
is NOT allowed here!!!. That goes for members, actors, characters and
Dev. Team members. Please keep in mind that when you bash a character
or an actor it may hurt the feelings of other members of the forum and
can cause conflict on the forum. Some members have the habit of taking
pot shots at fellow members including the Dev. Team, especially if they
make any post criticizing something regarding the show or a jodi.
Please DO NOT take personal digs at members including the Dev. Team nor
make fun of them or their posts. Be prepared to hear criticisms as
well, to get more participation discussions are needed and not just
praises. If you feel the criticism is wrong, reply to it properly within
the limits of IF COC. What some of you are doing is breaking the COC. Bashing Dev. Team Members is strictly
against IF Rules. Warning Levels will be raised of members found
bashing the Dev. Team. If you have any issues contact the section Dev
Team by PM and sort it out. No personal attack direct / indirect,
abusive / sarcastic, within or outside the forum shall be tolerated.
Do remember that Moderators too have feelings just like you and any
bashing would hurt their feelings. Lets all live in Peace and Harmony
and enjoy healthy discussions. If you have any problems you can always
contact the Dev. Team.
No Advertising - Advertising
is STRICTLY AGAINST the IF COC. Advertising other forums thru Video
links is considered as spamming. Such topics will be trashed and a
Warning PM will be sent to you right away. If you choose to ignore the
warning, your Warning Level will be raised.
Privacy - Posting
Email addresses or Private information about the cast or members is not
allowed. The internet is a useful but also a dangerous place. Giving
away your email address or personal information could create problems
Looking For Something - If
you are looking for something, like previous updates, DOTWs, Important
Topics of the forum, Songs/Dances, Special Episodes, instead of
creating topics asking for such things, please check out the Archive Mansion of the forum. If you still do not find what you are looking for use the Help Desk and
DO NOT make separate threads to ask for help. Any such topics made
will be closed or moved to the helpdesk by the Dev. Team.
New To The Show - If you have just started watching the show and need a summary check out the Video/Written updates Archive.
Healthy Discussions - Sexual
Content either in pictures or words is STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED on IF. Its
expected no one will post such content. Any member found doing so will
have to face serious consequences. Please remember that anything you
post should be fit for a 13 year old to read/view.
Picture Gallery - Please
Check the Picture Gallery before posting any pictures as they may have
been posted before, It wastes forum space posting the same pictures
again and again and is also counted as spam. Also remember that Picture
Gallery is a No Comment Section and do refrain from posting comments in
No Chatting/Spamming - Please
DO NOT chat or spam in the forum. Do not start chatting in topics as
they have been posted for discussions purposes. Please try to stick to
the topic when replying. Do not go off topic. If it is found that a
topic is just turning into a chat thread or members are going off topic
the Dev. Team will close that topic. Please discuss the topic or responses
in the topic related to the topic. Non topic chatting makes the threads
look unimpressive and also the continuity of the discussion gets lost. If you want to chat then please visit the Chat Clubs Section. Posting comments like "TFS" "Thanks", etc. is considered as spamming. Kindly use the button instead. Do
not type a message or post reply full of emoticons only. That is
considered as spamming and that post will be trashed. Also refrain from
posting just Hello's and Good Byes. NO COMMENT - Please DO NOT post
comments in Topics labeled as "NO COMMENTS". They will be trashed by
the Dev. Team, and you will be sent a Warning PM.
Help - If you have any Question / Query / Suggestion, please use the Help Desk Thread
instead of opening separate topics asking for help. Members are also
requested to check out the Help Desk and see if they can help others.
Any help topics posted separately in the forum that should have been
posted in the helpdesk thread will either be closed or moved by the Dev.
Team to the helpdesk thread, so check there for the answers to ur
Report Button - If
you see anything inappropriate on the forum then please do not take
matter in your hands and let the Dev. Team handle it. Please use the
REPORT button on the right hand side of the post. If you find anything
inappropriate in any thread / post please DO NOT retaliate or argue or
start a fight. Make use of the 'REPORT' button and let us know. We are
here to solve the issues, please allow us do so.
NO COMPARING - Comparisons
between shows/actors/characters/jodis is not allowed on IF. Each show has its viewers and
each actor have their fans. Many a times such comparisons lead to
fights. Its a humble request to all members that Please DO NOT post
topics comparing shows/actors/characters with one another as they hurt
the feelings of fans who watch that certain Show.
Fan Creations - While
making Siggys and Avis do keep in mind the requirements and rules.
Your creations can be posted in the Creations Gallery.
Do not open separate topics for posting your creations. Post them in
the Creations Gallery and you can also post them in their respective
FC's. All creative work Must Be Clean.
Please avoid adding any sexual content into your written fan fictions,
as everything on I-F should be fit for a 13 year old to read!
Multiple ID's - Using
and Keeping multiple ID's is not allowed on IF. Strict action will
taken against such members who are found using multiple ID's. If you do
by any chance have multiple ID's please contact the Dev. Team and have
them deactive all other ID's except the one you are interested in using.
SIMILAR TOPICS - It has been seen that a lot of
similar topics are being opened. Its a request to all the members to
please go thru the topics already posted and if there is a similar topic
already open to please join in the discussions there instead of opening
a new topic on the same or similar issue. It does not mean that the topic has
to be exactly what you were going to write, but if its similar then you
can always add your points in there as well. This is a sincere request to all
members. Please DO NOT open multiple topics on the same or similar
content. This is in no way meant to discourage members from posting
topics, but its a request with the view to be fair to all posters and
all topics. Cause if all similar topics come to page 1 then other
topics which are equally interesting and important and of varied nature
go to page 2 and receive less views and replies and sometimes totally
ignored. Similar topics do not mean it has to
be exactly what you are going to write, similar means based on the same
content. If you have another point to make on the subject you can
easily do it in that same post. At this point i feel it is better that
the members decide themselves what is similar and what is not as i am
sure it will not be liked if the Dev. Team starts to decide that or
takes some other strict action and neither will Dev. Team like doing or
taking such measures, but if this continues we will have no other option
but to take some action to maintain the proper working of the forum.
ACTOR CHARACTER TOPIC - The cast is chosen by the shows Creative
Team, and i think they have done a marvelous job. Each and every actor
fits the character they are in, be it senior or junior, old or young,
some maybe exceptionally good others good, but i feel no one is bad.
Hats off to the creatives who give each actor ample screen space and
each actor / character has a role to play in any given plot. A mature and unbiased discussion
is fine, but taking your likes and dislikes too far creates tension and
an unhealthy atmosphere in the forum. Trying to put down the acting
skills of someone all the time is not a good thing. Also on the other
hand praising someone over the limit is also not necessary and may
tempt others to pinpoint their weaknesses thus leading to fights. So do try and keep all discussions
friendly and no bashing will be allowed. If you have a negative point of
view try and put it nicely, i am sure the point will be understood by
all. If at any point the Dev. Team feels the discussion is going out
of hand or has become repetitive and stagnant they will close the topic,
whether members like it or not.
TOPICS POSTED IN THE FORUM - This is a show discussion forum
and not a Fan Club of any particular actor, so if anyone is interested
in just praising a single actor or want only a few selected members to
reply to a topic just to praise the actor then please visit the
Celebrity Fan Clubs and if there is a fan club for the actor join that
or u can make 1 urself and open it just for a few selected members and
praise them there as much as you want. Any topics opened in the forum are and will available to all members for discussion, and for all points of view. Only Appreciation Threads are
restricted to members who appreciate the couple. All other topics are
open and available to all members with all points of view. Please try to keep the discussions friendly and limit them to the show,
DO NOT carry ur likes nor ur dislikes too far as that disrupts the
normal friendly atmosphere of forum. Everyone has a right to maintain
their views, likes and dislikes and express their opinions, but lets not
just assert our rights and forget about the feelings of other members
of the forum, as this just leads to fights and unnecessary tension.
Lets try and keep the forum friendly and a tension free place for
everyone to visit.
POLLS - As mentioned above comparative polls will strictly not be allowed in the forum, any such polls opened will be trashed.
EXPECTATION - The show cast/producers/directors work as a team and as a family and that is why
they are successful in giving us such a good serial to watch. I feel
each and every actor in the serial is important and has a role to play
and is doing it very well and its all a team effort. It is understandable that at times
the story does not go according to our wishes or the actors do not
perform as per our expectations. Every member has a right to express
their views, express them and move forward, instead of holding yourself
to that one point, try to enjoy the serial as a whole.
I just hope that all the members of this forum
can also stay and work together as a team and give IF a good, healthy
and happy forum to visit. Enjoy the forum and Enjoy the show.
These are Very Basic Guidelines which
i'm sure most of you should be aware of. Please follow these at all
times while posting in the forum.
If anybody has any Objections/Questions/Queries Please Feel Free to PM Me (Illyria) .
It is a sincere REQUEST to all the members of the forum to READ and FOLLOW the forum rules at all times.
Channel [V] Development Team.