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Insulting/Abusive Posts: We have always asked forum members to refrain from making posts that are abusive, derogatory, insulting or sarcastic enough to affect the sentiment of another member. Making any personal attacks or derogatory names calling against members and actors is NOT acceptable. Constructive Criticism about the show is allowed but avoid bringing in other shows/actors who are not part of the show. Members have difference of opinion, no doubt. You can't expect all the fingers of one hand to be same do you? You are free to raise your opinions not forgetting limits of decency. Things can be said in a more civilized manner rather than being brutal. If you do not like a actor, criticize the character within limit using appropriate language and do not restort to using foul abusive words.
So I guess from this the question arises what is the difference between constructive criticism and bashing, constructive criticism is where a member voices their opinion without the use of foul, derogatory or insulting language and are able to state without subjugation where they have derived their opinion from.
For example ' I think Person A
was really crap today and they cannot act to save their life' this is not
constructive criticism however 'I think Person A could
have portrayed themselves better if they had put more
emotion into their feelings for example when they stated...' this is
constructive criticism and will be allowed on the forum.
Name Calling Posts: While criticizing, remember to not post anything unsavory that you wouldn't like hearing about yourself spoken by others. Any derogatory references or name callings against actors /members/Dev team members are strictly a NO NO here. On every forum we do like to call actors by Nicks or join names together, whilst this is allowed, please make sure just nicks are not insulting or deemed to be derogatory to their respective fans. So name calling such as 'Miss Ego', 'Nautanki' or 'Miss Mahaan' (these are examples) will not be tolerated on the forum. Members are aksed to refrain from calling members name as well, for exmaple do not call others bashers, haters etc.
Bringing physical attributes into discussion - Many have been found to do the same at time even indirectly. Such negative posts are strict NO. Anyone now onwards if found making negative posts on physical appearances of a actor will face strict action, even indirect mention of the matter will NOT be entertained.
Making MIDs to bash the Actors: Creating Multiple IDs just to bash the actors or for any reason is not allowed. Dev Team can very well find out the members who are having more than one ID and if someone is found guilty then that member might immediately face a straight ban.So its a request that if any member is having doubts on any particular Member ID kindly report it or pm any one of the Dev team member.Creating MID is not allowed and without a justified reason will lead to warning levels being raised.
Personal Attacks/Sarcastic Comments/Assumptions: If members come across a POV which you do not agree with, try to ignore the post or simply state you own POV saying "I disagree with you for so and so reason" instead of saying "Just stop your nonsense" or 'if you think this then you are dumb'. IF is a discussion forum at the end of the day and everyone is allowed to post their views without the threat of feeling that they will be attacked for their opinions, just like you are allowed to say what you think so is the next person. But with that in mind you are to make sure your comments are constructive and not instigative to cause arguments on the forum.
Please refrain from making assumption regarding other people an fangroups, comments such as 'Fangroup of A always starts fights and they expect us to take it' or 'Fangroup of A always make a ruckus when things dont go their own way' 'Fangroup of A think they are better then us' comments like this will only leads to arguments and it is for the betterment of the forum that members refrain from making such assumption. Remember, both hands are needed to clap. Therefore, you are equally responsible.
Also refrain from making comments which allude to members of the forum being better behaved/fangroups acting in a manner or conducting themselves in certain manner, this indirectly alludes to state that other members or fangroups are either behaving in this manner or not, which obviously would cause other members to feel targeted and could be seen as an insult.
Having stated that, this applies to PM's as well. Members are not to target one another via PM service, stretching the matter there if a topic is closed on forum. That is against rules as well as it comes under personal attacks based on one's likes/dislikes. I-F is a discussion portal and one should keep in mind to draw lines between generalization and personal attacks. This includes threatening members regarding personal life as well. Everyone likes to feel safe. Threatening members of the forum via PM service or any other avenues constitutes as cyber bullying, not only is this not allowed on India-forums, such actions are unlawful and stringent action will be taken against members who conduct themselves in this manner
Comparison Topics/Instigating posts: Comparison to do with episodes ois allowed, for example if there are two dance off on the episode if someone makes a posts stating which of the dances they liked best and why, this discussion will be allowed. But general posts which states who is the better dancer, who has the most fan following, which couple look better, who is more supportive etc are not allowed as these are more general and would ultimately lead to arguments. But whilst making such a topic the member has to be sure that their posts is without malice or bias and would enable all parties to out their case forward, but whilst doing that another actor is not put down to make your point.
Counter-Posting: Refrain from making counter posts on the forum, for example if you see a post which you feel you do not agree with in believe to be insulting/instigatory or abusive, DO NOT then go an create another topic in relation to it counter arguing the post maker, this only leads to further disrests and more arguments breaking out in the forum. If you come across any posts which you believe are not in accordance with the JDJ COC just REPORT and let the moderators of the section handle the situation.
Moral Policing - Moral Policing is NOT allowed. You
cannot go around telling members that 'since you are a fan of ___, you
cannot make topics against ___ or on that couple.' There is a reason
that DT are in this forum, please leave the rule enforcement
to us. So please, don't tell members what to do, and what not to do and
don't tell members what to post and who to post it on. Only the DT is
allowed to do that. So from now on, anyone found moral policing will get
a direct 20% warning level raise without any further explanations,
excuses or discussion.
General Forum Rules
No Slangs/Swear words/Curses/ Profanity in Posts - The use of foul language is STRICTLY PROHIBITED on the forum. Whether the word is written in its complete format or abbreviated, it is still not allowed under any circumstances. This is a family forum where we have members from 13 years of age to 70+ years visiting. So irrespective of how angry or how frustrated you are, you will not use swear words, curses, slang's or profanity. Anyone found doing so will face serious action.Should members come across such language please do report the post. Use of such language will lead to warnings and warning level raised for repeat offenders.
Official Forum Threads - If
members want to open official forum threads such as Written/Video
Updates Archive, Creation Gallery, Helpdesk, Important Links thread, you
must obtain permission from the DT before doing so. Members who create
such posts without prior authorization will have their thread closed
Duplicate Posts: Do check the last 4-5 pages of the forum before making a post to see whether or not the topic has been posted already. Refrain from making duplicated topic regarding the same issue/point on the forum, this is so discussion can remain concise and the the forum is run more effieciently, also members will not then have to post the same discussion on several threads. This is also lead to an increase in discussion as its not spread out all over the forum in different threads. It is not the quantity of posts on the forum but the quality that matters. All posts of similar nature will be merged with the previous post. Continuous disregard will lead to warnings.
Editing Titles:When a title has been amended by a Dev Team or a note has been put into a members posts, please refrain from editing such posts, this will be seen as going against the code of conduct and the members will be reprimanded.
New Topics : Before posting a new topic, check first few pages
to see that its not posted already otherwise your topic would be closed/merged
with existing one.
from posting single consecutive pictures/creation in the gallery,
this can be considered 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 title when posting replies in discussion threads - chatting in discussion topics is NOT allowed.
It has been noticed people are making posts with very long quotes, try to avoid this as it makes the pages lag due to the large amount of quoting and takes longer time for page to load. Instead use the @ sign and write the name of the person you wish to reply to if you want to reply to various people. QUOTING in order to save the evidence is NOT allowed. YES. You can quote/ screen shot but you are NOT allowed to quote and post in a thread you are not supposed to be posting in. If you are found quoting a post and posting it in the forum instead of PMing the Mods, your WL will be raised.
Appreciation Thread -Although AT's will be allowed on the forum - this should only be used to discuss that actors performance, it should not be used to discuss any serials or anything not related to Jhalak. If you wish to open an AT on this forum you will need to seek permission from the DT before doing so. Any AT's that are open on the forum without prior authorization will be closed. Furthermore, please don't use the AT's as a forum to bash, discuss other members on the forum, what is happening on the forum or elsewhere on IF or other Social Networks, basically keep it related to what the AT is about. If a AT is about a certain actor, keep the Appreciation Thread about them, and don't bash/talk about other couples, other members in those ATs. If members are seen breaking the rules and bashing, then their Warning Levels will also get raised, and their AT will be banned from the forum, if it comes to that for a certain period of time. Please understand that.
Because in the end, Jhalak is a Forum, and no one wants to feel excluded/hurt/uncomfortable. Please respect everyone, their likes, their dislikes and PM the Development Team if you are having trouble, or simply REPORT that topic.
to the above, only singular AT's for the contestants will be allowed,
members will not be allowed to make 'couple' 'joined' AT's for
contestants on the forum. Any such AT's created will be closed.
One Liners Detailed discussions on the episode can be conducted on the Main Forum, please post all one liners/ short sentences regarding the episode in the Episode Discussion Thread, This is the reason the thread was created. This so discussion can be kept concise and will not make the forum look messy having several posts open regarding the same episode. As mentioned detailed discussion posts can still be created in the main forum. Henceforth all one liner episode discussion posts will be moved to the Discussion Thread. Continous disregard will lead to warnings
While discussing episode in Episode Discussion Thread try to keep the chatting in such threads to a minimum, there are other thread/section (Chat Corner/Chat Club) which are available for such content.
Advertising - Please DO NOT post content from Indian Television, ITvF, Forum32 and TellyChakkar, these posts will be trashed, and repeated occurrences of this may lead to members receiving a warning. Also refrain from posting videos which have site logos on them (i.e watermarked with the sites web address) although we realize that many members are not posting these to advertise the websites, but you are still indirectly advertising the sites by posting video links which are watermarked.
Social Networking Sites - Content from Facebook, Twiiter, Myspace etc etc are not allowed to be posted on the forum. This is a forum wide rule that has been implemented by the admin/owners of india-forums.com. Such posts will get closed and repeat offenders may have their warning level raised
Personal lives & Non Jhalak Topics - This section is only intended for the discussion of the show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and topics related to it. Any topics or posts about the personal lives of the actors or makers outside the show will NOT be allowed unless it has a clear and direct relationship to the show. Any topics or posts judging or commenting on the personal life of the actors will not be allowed.
FORUM ISSUES - Do not bring forum issues into the
threads under any circumstances - if you have any problems with any of the
threads on the forum - either report them or PM the dev team members of the
forum. DO NOT create posts to discuss forum issues and DO NOT start discussing
forum issues in threads already open.
No Update Requests - Please be patient. Do not create
topics asking for written or video updates. The updates will be posted as per
the updaters' convenience. 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. Incase you want to update for
any particular day kindly PM and take permission from the updater.
No Comments - Do not post replies or comments under topics which bear the phrase 'No Comments' in their title or within the post. As the title suggests, it is not meant to be replied to. If you wish to comment or reply or thank the author, you may PM the author of the post or topic.
Posting Email Address/Personal Information of Actors -Accounts, email addresses and personal pictures/information of actors are not allowed to be posted or revealed unless they themselves give it. Also, posting your email address on open forum is not allowed - it really isn't safe!
Posting Articles - Before posting any article please check the first few pages or use the "Search" bar which is located in the right side of the forum, above the "My Last 10 Topic/Popular Topics" section, to make sure that it has not been posted before. Provide the source of the articles posted from other website.
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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 be deleted.
Report Button: If instigating topics are not allowed nor do we appreciate members taking law in their hands and jump in the topics with their weapons to defend their favorites or keep reminding about using report button again and again. If anyone sees any comment/thread 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. 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.
Please keep in mind moderators are also members. We would also like time to make our own posts. We also have our own lives and cannot be here 24/7. Please allow a reasonable time frame of at least 24 hours before escalating the issue and PMing a moderator. We try to address reports as soon as we can. Please avoid PMing the moderators unless the issue has been neglected for way too long or it is an extremely pressing matter. Instead of mass PMing it would appreciated if one person PM's the concern DT with regards to the issue.
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