Posted: 31 August 2013 at 7:19pm | IP Logged
It has been brought to the attention of the Chat Club Development Team that one particular thread of this series of Chat Club, Bitch PLEASE, we're awesome! (Invites only)
contains content that discusses other forum matters and members.
Time and again, it has been emphasized that Chat Club threads, including Invites Only CCs, are NOT to be used to make sarcastic comments regarding other members or personally attack them. Every member is entitled to their opinion, in terms of expressing their likes and dislikes in a civil manner. As such, the sole purpose of Invites Only CCs is to allow the freedom for members to express their opinion without having to worry about offending others, however, this is only applicable for discussion around celebrities (as long as its done in a constructive manner), and NOT fellow members!
The following excerpt from the rule threads clearly states that discussion over fellow members, which also means "generalized groups".
Differences of opinion are bound to occur. Furthermore, everyone is equally entitled to having likes and dislikes, and hence was the notion behind Invites Only chat threads. However, lately such Invites Only threads are being used to target other fan bases, pin-point them, and or personally attack them. Such activities are STRICTLY PROHIBITED! Earlier, the rules were amended for discussion around actors, as long as they are constructive criticism, however, the same does not apply to discussion over fellow members. Hence we kindly request members to refrain from using any Invites Only Chat Threads for this purpose. If anyone is found to continue such activity here on wards, it will be dealt with severity. Most importantly, you may use your chat club thread to express your frustration about the story line, etc., but kindly do not drag other forum issues to the chat club thread! They lead to unnecessary quarrels!
Furthermore, Chat Club Rules strictly prohibit members from discussing other forum matters/members/fanbases. We understand that members may have been frustrated due to issues on other forums but that should be not an excuse. Issues from other forums are to stay in the respective forum, and/ or to be reported to the respective Development Team members and not to be brought to the Chat Club Threads, as it aggravates the issue. Despite the latest set of rules, which requested members to refrain from bringing other forum matters to their IO CCs, members continued to discuss other forum issues/members here as well as sharing URLs to specific posts from other content. As mentioned above, if members should have issues please contact the section development team, and/ or the Global Moderators if other issues should emerge.
Please consider this as the last reminder, as in future any further violations will lead to this series of IO CC being subjected to prolonged closures, without further question.
Please review all the following threads:
Furthermore, please review the specific content related to member attack described on India-Forums.com- Participation Guidelines & Rules
, which states that anyone engaging in attacking fellow members/ fan bases will be subjected to a raise in warning level.