* PRESENT YOURSELVES
if you plan on posting fanfiction or original works up. We'd like to know who you are and understand how you'll be writing. If you're here for commenting to people's fanfics, you don't need to present yourself. * Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any way, shape or form.
How is plagiarism defined? It's using someone else's ideas without their permission and reposting it as your own, not giving credit. I've seen this happen and have been personally disgusted by it. Also, people have been using bits and pieces of some fanfiction as well. That's another big no-no. This sounds like high school and college, but plagiarism has many consequences which we all have heard. Please do not violate this rule or Admins & Moderators will ban you very quickly.
It's like getting a F or No Credit for a class. ^^;;; So, if you want to use something, credit the writer(s).* Show appreciation & courtesy towards all the members. RESPECT!
Basically be nice and friendly to people.a)
People are going to be shy on posting their fanfiction/original works here. So, we should let them do so and not be so critical. We may not like fanfiction/original works posted but don't go off, telling anyone that their just a pure horrible writer in public. If the Admins & Moderators see this, you will be banned permanently from the forum.b)
Let's interact with each other with any way possible. Please do not net speak
where you don't write out the full word, i.e. 'u', 'cuz', 'w/' etc. Some abbreviations are ok like an expression in chat programs. Also, don't have conversations on the threads. That's what private messaging [PM] and instant messaging [IM] was made for.c)
For reviewing, this idea is from researching other fanfiction forums & websites. Constructive criticism is recommended. It's helping the writers improve their writing. Example used is like, 'I've read your fanfiction and what may help is.....'
. Most writers can be over critical of themselves or really not notice their mistakes. As readers, we can help them with some ideas or even some grammar.* Do not go on saying, "THAT'S NOT REAL" about someone's work.
Not to mock people, but the word, fiction
, is in fanfiction. The point of writing is using our imaginations. Most characters will be out of character [OOC]. Seriously, people get annoyed by comments like that.* Swearing is allowed ONLY in the fanfiction or original works!
If someone is swearing as a regular post on a thread like suggestions or fanfic comments, Admins & Moderators will warn the person and either delete or change the post.* If there's a debate on any board or thread, do not go off stating defamatory, racial, hateful, insulting, and hurtful words.
This behavior is not tolerated, and it's not what the forum is about. Take your hatred elsewhere and if frequent, then Admins & Moderators have the right to ban you.* Use the right thread or board when posting.
Do we need to explain?* Explicit/Graphic descriptive content is allowed ONLY in the fanfiction or original works!
Fanart is something not added to the forum since there's other sites for it.* Avatars & Signatures of any subject can be used.
The Admins & Moderators will ban the member for inappropriate imagery like nudity.a)
Avatars must be 100x100.b)
Signatures can maximize out to 200 [height] x 450 [width]. If you have a signature that's bigger, please contact either the Admin or Co-Admin for judgment.CREDIT FOR IDEA:
The Writer's Draft* If you would like to write a fanfiction in another language and post here, please have the translation provided in English to follow.
Now, I know most people will not know English which is why this is allowed. Just please, have the translation so we can all enjoy it. *** HAVE FUN HERE!!!!! ***
That's the main point to the World of Fanfiction. We'd like to see lots of writers express themselves in their works.