Fan Forum Rules and Guidelines
Note: Any recent updates to these rules and guidelines will be shown in orange.
Hi everyone, and welcome to the Forum! We want your posting experience here to be an enjoyable one, so we’ve set rules and guidelines for the discussion forums on this website. We’ve divided these rules and guidelines into specific areas:
No advertisement posts or threads are allowed on our forums. Solicitation of any kind, including direct linking to events such as charity auctions, is not permitted. Posters engaging in this type of behavior will lose their posting rights and will be removed. If you notice that anyone is posting this type of spam in the forums, please report them.
Direct links to illegal material or music download websites are not permitted.
Be respectful. Not everyone is going to agree with you at all times. It’s perfectly fine to disagree with someone as long as it is done respectfully, but do not attack other posters. Please treat other members with the same respect and courtesy that you would want for yourself.
Don’t register multiple accounts here. Using multiple accounts here can result in the loss of posting privileges for all of your registered accounts.
Complains threads should be respectful and not directed at the real people. Anything considered by us to be derogatory towards real people will be removed and may warrant an infraction.
Forum is considered to be a PG-13 forum community, so please keep that in mind when posting here.
Before starting a new thread, please look to see if there already is a topic discussing the same thing. Duplicate threads will be closed down. Also, please make sure your thread title accurately reflects what the thread is about.
Keep “chatting” type conversations down to a minimum on the discussion threads on our forums, as they detract from legitimate discussions. Our forum has an off topic thread (Fan Talk) where you can chat with your fellow posters, so use those threads for that purpose.
Do not post in all caps, as it’s considered Internet lingo for yelling. If a thread title or post is typed in all caps, it will be edited or deleted. dO nOt PoSt LiKe THiS, eItHEr (this is also known as sticky caps). Also, don’t abuse the privilege of being able to post using different font sizes and colors, or your post will also be edited or deleted.
Do not post the same picture or avatar (icon) over and over in a thread. Also, do not quote pictures or avatars (icons) - if you quote someone, please edit out the image before submitting your reply. If you don’t follow these rules, your picture(s) or avatar(s) (icon(s)) will be deleted.
We do not authorize posting or linking to copyrighted pictures, and if we discover that anyone has posted copyrighted pictures, those pictures will be removed.
Please respect people’s privacy and don’t post any band members pictures from private sources. This includes fan art (manipulations, wallpapers, avatars etc.) made from such pictures.
Please be aware that the message boards here are public forums, so if you post pictures of yourself or any other personal information on these forums, that information can be viewed and copied anywhere on the Internet.
Please credit the person who made the avatar you’re using in your signature whenever possible. In addition, if you post fan art here, please credit the person who made it. If you see someone using an avatar or fan art that you created without giving you the proper credit for creating it, contact the Moderator.