Joined: 26 April 2006
For the past few days,we have noticed members engaging in discussions in a manner that is not in accordance with Bigg Boss Forum Rules and IF COC
This is the LAST & FINAL warning for EVERYONE and after this if we find ANYONE (be it a newbie or an old member) trying to upset the healthy atmosphere at this forum, you'll be getting a WARNING METER increase straight away.
No PMs would be sent giving you all any further warning or with requests to mend your ways and nor will anyone be given any last chance. Strict action is going to be taken straight away. No apologies will be accepted either.
Do read these guidelines thoroughly. Dev Team is going to see that now onward all follow the rules and guidelines and anyone found not doing so, may face serious action. With the increase of warning meters even ban can be an option taken by the Dev Team.
Personal Attack/Abusive Posts: Making personal attacks or derogatory name calling against members or contestants or DT or anyone else is NOT acceptable. Please avoid making posts that are abusive, derogatory, sarcastic and insulting enough to another person. While discussing there will be difference of opinion no doubt and it's the difference of opinions that makes a topic worth discussing. If everyone had the same thoughts and same opinions where would've been the need to discuss anything? India Forums is a platform which allows everyone to express their opinions freely as long as it's done within the COC.
When discussing on a topic, please bear in mind the difference between bashing and criticism. Even criticism can be done in a civilized manner rather than being demeaning or abusive. Having said that, dislike, criticism, disagreement or contradiction is not considered bashing and everyone is welcome to express their opinions within the Bigg Boss forum rules and IF COC.
Multiple ID's (MID): If you think a member is using a MID then contact the section Dev Team. Please do not accuse anyone based on assumption. What we think is right, might not always be true and accusing someone based on an assumption is wrong. If you have any proof/evidence with regards to the same, you can get in touch with the Dev Team. They will look into the matter and do the needful.
We kindly request members to refrain from creating MIDs purposely to cause chaos and fights between the members. If anyone is seen to engage in such activities, the original ID will get a warning level raise and MIDs will be banned, without further question.
Appreciation Threads: We have allowed appreciation threads to discuss about the respective contestants. So please stick to the topic and do not divagate with irrelevant discussions. Main purpose of these ATs is to bond here with other members who like the same celebrity/ contestant, while being free of negativity towards the person they like. AT threads CANNOT be used to target other members - NO nitpicking/mocking or taking digs toward other fan groups/members. Any derogatory references or name callings against contestants /members/Dev team members are strictly PROHIBITED here. Also do remember that ATs are not chatting hub, we do have chatclub for that purpose!
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 contestant.' 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.
Also refrain from making comments which allude to certain members of the forum being better or worse behaved, a particular fangroup acting or conducting themselves in certain manner, etc. as that would obviously cause the concerned members to feel targeted and could be seen as an insult. Comments such as 'XYZ always start fights' or 'Fangroup of A always make a ruckus when things dont go their own way' 'B fans think they are better than us' won't be entertained as it only leads to arguments and it is for the betterment of the forum that members refrain from making such assumption.
Counter-Posting: Please refrain from making counter posts on the forum, for example, if you see a post which you feel you do not agree with or believe to be insulting/instigatory or abusive, then DO NOT create another topic in retaliation to counter argue the post maker. This only leads to further unrests and more arguments breaking out in the forum. If you come across any posts which you believe are not in accordance with the Bigg Boss Forum Rules or IF COC, just REPORT and let the moderators of the section handle the situation.
Report Button/Response Time: We don't appreciate members taking law in their hands. If anyone sees any comment/thread posted by someone which is offending, you will NOT take law into your own hands to teach a lesson. 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.
When reporting, 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 24-48 hours before escalating the issue and PMing a
moderator. We will try our best to address the 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 urgent matter. Instead of mass PMing it would be
appreciated if one person PM's the concerned DT with regards to the issue.
Reporting and Issues Addressing: Bigg Boss Dev Team
Global Moderators (3rdpoint of contact)
We hereby request our members to abide by the rules. Anyone violating these rules will be dealt with severity! Please feel free to contact any one of us with any genuine problems or issues. We will get back to you at the earliest.
Thank you for your co-operation!
I-F Development Team
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