everyone on Development Team is a moderator. Coolbies and Videobies do
not fall under the category of Moderation as they only provide Written
& Video updates. Therefore usage of Development Team Logos/Tags are not allowed except for the DT members.
a) Your first point of contact
would be the section's Viewbie/Moderator as they take care of day to
day activities on the forum. If you have any complaints or are unhappy
with daily moderation by VB or MOD then direct those to CM.
case if any members feels that a warning being given is not justified
or there is an error then please pm the DT member first to sort the
issue, but do not argue on the respective post and cause disruption. If
you are not satisfied with the answer then please direct the concerns to
For any moderation issues please contact:
Help Desk : Please post all questions/queries regarding the show, the forum, actors or characters etc. in the
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Help Desk#4
. Rather than posting new topics asking for something, all questions
can be directed there and a fellow member will reply to your query.
Updaters are volunteers who take time out of their busy life to provide
one. In case the written update is not posted on any particular day,
please be patient for the back-up updater to fill in.Do not post topics
demanding updates. Also, do appreciate the updater's efforts by 'liking'
them and post a comment to encourage them if possible.
you want to do written update for the show any particular day then
please PM the respective updater a day in advance & take their
permission so that the updater's efforts don't go in vain. Anyone
posting the updates without DT permission, post will be trashed.
Organizing Contest/Activities: If
you want to organize any Contest/Activities in the section please
consult with the Dev Team & take their permission. Don't post any
contest or conduct any activities without taking DT's permission.
New Topics : Members
are requested that before posting a new topic, please check at least
2-3 pages back to see if a similar topic has been posted. This reduces
the number of repetitive posts.
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 SBS/ SBB segment, there is
absolutely no need to create a separate topic for them as anything
related to the segment can be discussed in one thread only which will
also keep the forum clean. In such cases, repeated threads may be
closed, and you will be directed to existing discussion thread.
Chatting/Spamming/One Liners : Chatting
, spamming and one liner topics are not allowed. Topics posted on the
forum are for the purpose of discussing so stick to the topic at hand.
Threads that no longer serve that purpose will be closed. Posting just
to say "Thanks", "tfs" , "agree" , using emoticons only etc. is also a
form of spamming and instead, use the "like" button to express your
gratitude if you have nothing to say . If you wish to chat or converse
with someone, then use Chat Thread , the PM feature.
Advertising: Posting videos from other competing sites as well as anything that contains a logo/link are not allowed and will be trashed.
Caps: Posting in CAPS is considered shouting and is therefore not allowed.
No Comments: Threads
that say "No Comments" on them such as the Article Archive/Picture
Gallery/etc. mean only those items are allowed. Any comments found will
Quoting Posts: Don't
quote long posts especially when it messes up the coding which makes it
look bad. If you want to reply to someone use the @ format like
@membername, @B: & so on.
Creations/Signatures : All creations (siggies/avis) are to be posted in Creations Gallery.
Signature size are to be 550x500 max. Members are allowed to use three
550x500 siggies as well as one small siggy. To know more in details you
can read ATTN: Signature/Avatar Size - Guidelines of Avatar & Signature Section.
Multiple IDs : Members
are permitted to have one ID only. Those found using another ID will
have it banned immediately as well as receive a warning and may also
receive a raise in their warning level.If members are found
guilty of making MIDs to bash other members, creative, actors,
characters or advertise other websites; be assured of facing severe DT
action such as straight ban in worst cases.
pictures of the cast must be posted in the Picture Galler. Unless they
are caps related to the show (epi caps, SBS/SBB/interview caps) or from
an event during the course of the show (i.e. they perform in an awards
show etc), they are to be posted in the picture gallery only. What
is NOT allowed to
be posted in the forum is, pictures from the cast's previous shows or
their personal pictures which would violate their privacy.
Appreciation Threads: ATs
of the cast/characters are allowed, but keep in mind no bashing or
discussion about other actors is allowed in them. If any AT is seen to
breach the rules, there will be consequences including permanent AT
closure. Also take the DT permission before opening the ATs.
refrain from using swear words like 'W*F, WTH, What the Fish, BS, F
words etc. . IF is a public forum where we have members of all ages
come to read and discuss their favorite shows .Please do maintain
decorum of the forum. We want to invite members here not drive them away
with usage of inappropriate language.
Comparison : Topics/Polls
comparing two actors, shows, or anything that can lead to fights are
not allowed. Any thread found doing so will be closed immediately and a
PM warning will be sent.
Members are allowed to discuss performance of TRPs released weekly in a
dedicated thread.Comparisons of numbers between shows in the same time
slot will be allowed provided its limited to this thread and there is
no unnecessary bashing of other shows.
Bashing/Name Calling/Personal Attacks/Sarcasm
any types of name calling towards a member/actor/character are not
allowed. It is offensive as well as disrespectful and can hurt the
sentiments of the person/fan groups it is directed at. Anyone found
doing so will receive a warning.Criticism towards a character and the plot are allowed and can be discussed .
allow freedom of expression and so everyone has the right to speak out
and give their POV, but keep in mind, you do not cross lines and get
personal in heat of argument. If you disagree with a Topic Maker's
opinion , simply state your own POV saying "I disagree with you for so
and so reason" instead of saying "Just stop your nonsense" , "change
channels" etc which comes under personal attack. If you cannot be civil
in a discussion, please ignore that thread, and find another thread to
discuss your views.
Making indirect attacks on a
Member's family or upbringing or questioning their qualification in a
particular field during a heated debate just because their views are
different than yours will not be tolerated.
Bashing vs. Constructive Criticism
Bashing: an act of verbal abuse or the use of foul language that can be provocative or offensive!
Constructive Criticism: any
feedback that is purely intended to improve someone else's work in
future endeavors! India-forums.com Code of Conduct strictly forbids
members from bashing celebrities, the characters they portray on screen
and fellow members! This includes the use of foul language, as well as
any personal remarks, i.e. how the actor looks like, as they have no
control over it! We welcome members to share their constructive
criticism on the absurdity of the series' story line and character, as
well as to discuss the actor's talents, however, please refrain from
engaging in any kind of bashing, which may have severe consequences.
No Moral Policing:
Please refrain from engaging in any moral policing in the forum. India
Forums platform allows everyone to express their opinions freely within
the COC and respectable limitations. Members have the freedom to express
their own perspective, which may contradict someone else's POV.
Privacy : Posting Email addresses or Private information about the cast of the show or members of this forum is not allowed.
Actor's Private life: Any
discussion about an actor's life, specifically their past or personal
lives issues is strictly prohibited. Discussion of events/articles with
valid source post the show launch will only be allowed. Remember we are
here to discuss their show not engage in gossip about their private
lives, which we have no right to interfere in. We will strive to keep
reel and real separate.
Fan Fictions/ OS : At
all times the most recent rules of the Fan Fiction forum apply to your
creative works. Please refer to the plagiarism, graphic mature content
& blog rules *Fan Fiction Forum Rules & Regulations* and get familiar before you start posting your creations. Don't
open multiple threads for writing your single FF or OS parts unless the
thread completes 150 pages . When the forum traffic activity increases
in near future, then Dev team will be shifting the FF/OS threads to the Fan Fiction section once it crosses 30 pages. Rest assured Writers will get advance notice, when we decide to start moving them.
Issues on External Sites: Please
keep away all issues on Twitter, Facebook or blogs away from India
Forums. This means that ALL topics which involve members, personal lives
of actors, anything that may lead to chaos, they WILL be closed. Please see the site admin's note on this concern:External Content from Social Networking Sites
Last but not the least : If you find anyone violating any of the rules, please use the button
and refrain from replying back directly as it can add fuel to the fire.
Keep in mind that DT cannot be here 24/7 as they too have their
personal life. Please allow a reasonable time frame of at least 24 hours
before escalating the issue and PMing a moderator.
( Credit for some rules : Ravjot & Jyoti06&Deepz)