I find this rather puzzling.
It is all right to say that a character should die, but it is not all right to say that she is a frog? And when does a death wish become a case of 'extreme hate speech"? When the writer says that the character should be cut into 199 pieces or run over by a tram?
Well, it is your forum and you can run it any way you like, but I find this an exercise in mere sophistry, which will do nothing to clean up the forum from this muck of rabid violence.
If you stood on the street and asserted that so and so should die, you would be booked for hate speech. It is interesting to see that there is nothing against this sort of thing in this forum, whereas you go looking for the hidden meanings in nutty acronyms. What if that meant Death to Purvi? It would definitely hurt the sentiments of a lot of people here, but it would be squarely within the bounds of permissibility, right?
How illogical can one get? If I were you, I would ban all hate posts, which do nothing but spread poison in the forum. If anything, you would save yourselves a lot of work distinguishing between violence and extreme violence.
But then, as I said earlier, it is your forum, and good luck to you with this vile stuff.It is of no concern to me personally, anyway,.
Originally posted by jnawaz
Its that time again...time for rule refresher and new rules and stuff...
There has been a lot of unrest on the forum lately in regards to "violence" posts...you all know what im talking about...certain fan groups wish death and/or violence against one character...other fan groups wishing death/violence against another character...while wishing death on a fictional character IS NOT AGAINST THE RULES...
But...with that in mind...there are some ground rules that MUST BE FOLLOWED or else the forum will run a muck...
1) Making such comments against FICTIONAL CHARACTERS will be tolerated so long as those comments DO NOT transfer over to ACTORS. Remember, keep REEL life and REAL life SEPARATE. This also includes making such comments in regards to fellow FORUM MEMBERS. Anyone found mocking or attacking actors or forum members will have their WL's increased.
2) If at any point these comments come along with NAME CALLING and/or BASHING then action will most definitely be taken. That rule never ever goes away. Absolutely no abusive, offensive or crass language will be tolerated. TREAT everyone with RESPECT on the forum as that is the FIRST PRIORITY of IF and PR Forum.
3) Keep in mind that any EXTREME HATE SPEECHES in any topic that is directly instigating a fan base/group will also not be tolerated (this goes to both Ovi and Purvi fans...and all other fans). This goes hand-in-hand with the violence topics. You all should already know that INSTIGATING COMMENTS is against the forum rules.
4) If such hate/violence posts are made about FICTIONAL CHARACTERS, it has to be done so in a civilized tone without getting personal with each other.
At the end of the day its REEL vs REAL life. We have to separate the two. Depending on the content and context of the posts, the DT will take action whether its an increase in WL or ban...but that doesnt mean that every thread will be closed. Each post will be looked at individually and judged on its own. First priority will always be given to name calling/bashing and personal attacks.
...AND AND AND...
Dont forget that along with these new rules, all previous forum rules need to be followed for ALL THREADS.
If you have any questions or concerns, PM a DT member.
PR Dev Team