I know Rules are mostly boring but
well just to make sure our forum remains united and peaceful ,its
important we all follow these simple Rules and Regulations ...
Will keep updating the thread ...
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
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 ..
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
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
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
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.
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 .
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...Will
add any other rules later if needed ...but I hope we all co-operate
jointly towards keeping this forum healthy and peacefully active ...
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 ...
Zee TV Dev team