Generally, this forum has been coping pretty well with following the rules and regulations established by the Admin. for all of us. However, there are certain issues which have been persisting over time and acquired the need of reminding everyone to follow up.
1. Repetitive / Duplicate Topics
You are required to check the last 4-5 pages of the forum before making a new post, to see whether or not the topic has been posted already. Kindly refrain from making a duplicated topic regarding the same issue/point on the forum, this is urged so that discussions can remain concise and the the forum is run more efficiently. Further, this will help save time for other members by not repeating their same opinion in numerous places.
Having just one thread on a topic will lead to an increase in discussion, and consequently, more ideas coming in. Keep in mind that it is not the quantity of posts on the forum but the quality that matters. All posts of similar nature will be merged with the post that was created first; and continuous disregard by any member(s) will lead to stronger action.
2. Picture / Article Sharing from External Sites
Bear in mind that there is a Picture Gallery in every forum, which is stickied for a purpose of providing easier access to all the pictures being shared in the forum. Whether your picture comes from social networking sites like Twitter and/or Facebook, please try to post in the Picture Gallery before making a new post on them. Along with that, check with the previous pages if that picture(s) has been already shared by members or not. Where there's an event such as a party, celebration, birthday etc, you are allowed to make a post and discuss their celebrity appearances and everything, but try to keep it to the one post only. Once again, similar looking posts will be merged and closed, where necessary.
Sharing articles is treated as a very sensitive issue in the cyber world, owing to copy right issues. India-Forums is a widely known portal, and it is against the rules and COC to share any information without crediting the original author/uploader. You are required to mention names of people who have originally done the work. Members who are found guilty of playing this game will be penalized severely.
There are certain websites which are not allowed to be shared and/or mentioned on India-Forums owing to copy rights. Please refrain from posting links that take one to another website, and the mentioning of those websites. Try to keep the message and/or spoiler to the bit that mentions the actors and show.
If you have any queries regarding these rules, please drop me (Predator.
) a PM, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Otherwise, happy discussions, wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year, in advance!