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jyoti06

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jyoti06

Joined: 30 December 2006

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Posted: 10 September 2013 at 11:37am | IP Logged


I know Rules are mostly boring LOL but well just to make sure our forum remains united and peaceful ,its important we all follow these simple Rules and Regulations Embarrassed...

Will keep updating the thread ...



General IF Rules and Guidelines : Please go through the India-Forums.com- Participation Guidelines & Rules to get a better idea on various warning level restrictions and things that are not allowed on IF..


Introducing Yourself:
All newbies and other general Members of this forum ,introduce yourselves in this one common thread
~Buddha introductions corner~  instead of opening separate intro topics Please go through the general IF rules and guidelines to get a better idea on various warning level restrictions and things that are not allowed on IF
 
 
BRKD Forum informations:You can check for all important links and info in Buddha Archieve Mansion(To b updated soon) ..All your FFs ,VMs and promo videos will be later kept in this thread  
 
 
Use the help desk: Any queries or doubts regarding the show or the forum or actors/characters or any other issues , use this  Buddha Help And Suggestion Desk thread .Every member of the forum can co-operate their bits in this thread and help the members having doubts 
 
 
Regarding Regular Update and Videos:Please be patient and avoid opening topics asking for Written or video updates since our updaters(who hv volunteered) and our videobie will be posting the update and video within few hours after the episode is aired .
 
 
Posting articles from other sites: India-Forums does not allow articles from rival sites like TellyChakkar.com or other competitive websites ,so please DO NOT POST articles from these sites. Posting articles from supported sites like indya.com , TOI , DNA ,Hindustan times , Mid-day or from our very own TellyBuzz are permitted. In case you have any doubt regarding whether this article from a particular website can be posted or not,you can just pm the Dev team thats me and ask your query before posting the article ..
 
 
No posting of videos carrying other Website/Forum tags: We already have our videobies who try to post most of the SBB/SBS segments and promo videos along with daily episode videos but in case a member wants to post a youtube video of SBS/SBB segment or new promo ,then please make sure the video is uploaded by official Zee tv channel or official star(ABP) news SBS channel or else the post will b edited and the video carrying any other website tag will be deleted by the Dev team...
 
 
No Creating repetitive topics: Many times it has come to the attention of the DT that members create topics, that have already been discussed. For example, if you see that someone has already opened a post on today's SBS or SBB segment, there is absolutely no need to create a separate topic for them as anything related to the segment can be all discussed in one thread only which will also keep the forum clean ... So before posting any article or new topic or segment updates ,check the first 2-3 pages and only if there are no similar topics on that article or segment ,then open a separate thread to post it  ..Any topics which are found repitative or just have a one liner content will be moved to a common Episode discussion thread ..
 
 
No Spamming/Chatting: Many times Posts go till 20-25 pages of discussion but when one goes through the posts ,half of the pages are filled with Chit-chatting among the members using only emoticons which are not really related to the show .These are considered as spamming and is against IF rules .So plss make sure such type of spamming is avoided .Chatting is allowed only in Appreciation threads but not elsewhere but even in Appreciation threads make sure there are no sarcastic comments made on other show couples ...If the discussion is really interesting then we won't mind it going for even 50 pages,but if we find that a post has turned into a personal chit-chat thread after a certain point , then we will close it with a note.
 
 
No Comparison Topics/Polls:Please dont create topics or open polls comparing two actors or couples based on their looks or physical features as such topics or polls often lead to fights between different fan groups thus disrupting the peace and unity of the forum . If a particular track in the show is shown having competition between two characters then a comparison topic or poll on who is better can be opened in the forum as such comparisons are mostly related to fictional characters in same show but no comparison topics should be opened on actors or couples or other shows .
 
 
No Typing in caps: Typing entire post in capital letters is NOT permitted on India-Forums as its considered shouting. So plss dont open posts writing everything in capital or huge fonts 
 
 
DONT Make MIDs to bash the Actors,Creatives and Characters or Advertise other Websites: This particular issue is not new to  IF...There are many members who are creating Multiple IDs or using proxy servers just to bash the actors,creatives and the characters or open instigating topics to deliberately  create fights... Dev Team can very well find out the members who are having more than one ID and if someone is found guilty then that MID will immediately face a straight ban or an IP block and a 20% Warning level  will be given to that member's original ID as well as per the new IF rules and guidelines ...So its a request that if any member is having doubts on any particular Member ID kindly report it or pm  the Dev team .
 
 
No Personal Attacks/Bullying/Name Calling/Sarcastic Comments/Instigating or Provoking posts :Personal attacks with sarcastic comments or making deliberate instigating/provoking posts is another common issue and this is what instigate fights between different fan grps .If a member does not agree with another member's POV,try to ignore the post or simply state your own POV saying "I disagree with you for so and so reason" instead of saying "Just stop your nonsense" ; India-Forums gives us the freedom of expression and so everyone has the right to speak out what they feel is correct as long as we say it in a proper civilised tone .. .So these are the conditions we are putting on this issue hoping that the members will follow it.
 
  • If any member finds anything offensive in a particular comment or post of another member,instead of quoting the member back,just report the comment/post immediately by pressing the report button or pm the Dev team and then step out of that thread immediately .Then Wait at least 24 hours for us to take action as its not always possible for us to be online 24/7. But we assure you that action will be taken within 24 hours. 
  • Sarcastic comments or bullying a member will also not be tolerated  because even they come under personal attacks..for eg :"Oh she is Miss Mahaan's fangal " ..This is a sarcastic comment where another member is directly getting targetted..If we find anybody involved in such type of sarcastic comment,we will be editing that member's post immediately and will be deleting the comment with a official warning note for the member and even if he/she continues with it, further action will be taken as per the new IF rules and guidelines . 
  • Name Calling of the actors , characters and members have become a very big issue on IF these days where often terms like fanbots/fanimals/fangals/Haters/Bashers etc etc are used to target a certain grp of members and at times various offensive/abusive languages are used against the actors/characters too just to provoke a particular fan group ..  No such name calling will be tolerated and action will b taken against any such name calling according to the new IF rules and guidelines set  .
 

Constructive Criticism is allowed but strictly NO Bashing :Many times members have put forward these queires like which words come under constructive criticism and what comes under bashing..let me give you some examples...
  • Personal attacks/Name calling, using  foul language and making derogatory comments against any particular member or character or actor comes under Bashing which is not allowed but disagreeing with someone's POV and stating your own POV with a proper justification and decent language comes under constructive criticism which is allowed.
  • Usage of extreme foul or filthy languages(like the B or F word) will not be tolerated and whoever breaks this rule will face a severe action. But usage of words like "what the hell","Mahaan",  Kabab mein haddi","Selfish" "Idiot , "Jerk" , Spineless" ,"dumb" , "stupid" ,"moron"  can be allowed depending on the context in which we are using these words...Such words can be used for constructive criticism provided we know how to use it without hurting the sentiments of any fan group..There is a thin line between constructive criticism of a character and direct character bashing...try to maintain that thin line in your discussions. 
  • If a member is bashing a particular character by using repitative monologue just to instigate a particular fan grp ,don't follow the member and do the same.Instead report the post immediately and try not to comment in that post anymore because the more members comment on such post ,more instigating the topic becomes and this is how fights and rivalries between two fan groups keep extending.So the best way to maintain peace is to ignore any sort of instigating posts as Mods will be there to deal with such posts and members .
 
No Bashing Other shows in TRP Or IF Ranking Related posts:This is another problem which have recently come to our notice..whenever the trps of the serials or weekly IF Actor/CM rankings are posted,we have noticed that if  our favourite show or actor is not there in top 10 shows or rankings,then out of anger and frustation,members start bashing other shows or actors without thinking that it might hurt the sentiments of that particular show or actor's fans since every forum has common set of fans as well ;How will you feel if your show or actor is getting bashed in some other forum??;I know sometimes if our favourite show is not doing good we do feel frustrated wondering how XYZ show is getting more trps but that doesn't mean we will start bashing that XYZ show. Have constructive discussions in trp and ranking posts regarding a show's rise or fall in trps/Chaskameter or regarding an actor's ranking but no bashing ..U are free to compare the rival show's trps but do it in constructive manner and such comparisons should be limited only to trp and ranking threads ..
 
 
No Discussion about an Actor's personal life without any valid source/article:You all are very much aware that Actors visit IF and so its not really right to discuss about their private life affairs in public without any valid source and lets not forget that this is a Serial forum where we are suppose to discuss about the show and its different characters and NOT about the actors or their private lives..So avoid discussing about an Actor's private life without any valid source or article.If any member is seen spreading false rumours about any actor's private life ,simply report such posts and then Mods will take further action .
 
 
Regarding carrying Signatures in your profile: Plss dont carry any signatures which are provoking or instigating any fan grp or indirectly making fun of any actor or character .If Dev team finds any member carrying such siggy in their profile ,then the profile of the member will be edited asap and the siggy will be deleted from his/her profile and the member will be sent an official warning PM for it . Rest all the rules regarding no. of siggies and size of siggies can be found in this ATTN: Signature/Avatar Size - Guidelines Thread .


No talks on Actor's previous shows or their jodi with previous co-stars : Avoid discussing any actor's  previous show or their past show's co-star in this new forum at all since it brings unwanted fan grp fights which has nothing to do with this show and so we will like to see discussions only limited to this show and its actors ,... If any post is seen discussing their previous shows or co-actors , then such topics will b closed immediately without any explanation ...



Topics related to Twitter/Facebook or other Social Networking sites : No discussion related to any fights happening on twitter or facebook or other such social networking sites will be allowed in the forum as IF has nothing to do with those fights .. So any such topic opened will b closed or trashed directly .. Members can only post  the official tweets or facebook updates of Actors or Show Creatives or Channel related to the show ...Fake Tweets/FB updates wont b allowed and Dev team will check if the tweets or FB updates r from authentic source or not ..
 
 
Regarding Warnings and Moderation:Many times queries on warnings and moderation are raised in the forum .Just to be clear ,we are not suppose to openly declare to everyone regarding warnings  .If a member breaks any rules mentioned above ,then the member is given verbal and PM warnings initially but if still a member repeats the same offence then he/she is given a raise in warning level and in case the first offense of the member is severe like usage of slang/offensive words or the member is a MID case then in such case we directly raise warning levels or go for direct ban but we are not suppose to declare the warnings of any member in open . So in case if anyone has any doubts regarding moderations and their warnings ,feel free to PM the Dev team rather than opening topics in the forum ...
 
 
For now these many rules are enough to make sure we have a peaceful united forum Embarrassed...Will add any other rules later if needed ...but I hope we all co-operate jointly towards keeping this forum healthy and peacefully active ...
 
 
Please go through all these rules and if anyone has any doubts or suggestions regarding these rules then feel free to PM me about it ..Dev team will solve all your queries Smile...
 
Zee TV Dev team


Edited by jyoti06 - 22 September 2013 at 4:47am

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