First and foremost, although the target audience for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is basically kids, I'm expecting more of a mature audience for this forum. If you are offended by occasional swearing, adult humor and jokes about lesbian ponies, this probably isn't the place for you. Having said that, no this is not by any means a porn or adult site, nor should it be treated as such. Occasional NSFW stuff may pop up, but please don't use this site or think of it as a My Little Pony porn fest.Rules:01) Don't be a total dick for no reason/Be respectful to your fellow posters
Little spats here and there are bound to happen, it's the internets. But this doesn't mean that if someone is being generally respectful that you can just bite their head off for no reason.
Be careful about how you word your opinions. Posts such as
RAINBOW DASH IS THE WORST PONY EVER! HOW COULD ANYONE LIKE HER?
Anyone who likes Applejack is just creepy!
Well you can like that episode if you want to support animal abuse, I just would rather not
Are NOT acceptable. Try wording it like these:
I don't like Rainbow Dash. She seems kinda rude to me.
Applejack just doesn't do it for me. If you like her that's fine, but she's not my favorite pony
I just don't like how the animals were treated here. It didn't sit well with me
Is the way to go.
Some other things to consider. It's not a good idea to start a fight with someone just because they disagree with you.
I don't like Rainbow Dash.
Really? I like her, I think she's friendly and always helps her friends!
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO ATTACK ME FOR MY OPINION! SCREW YOU! SHUT UP! I HATE THIS PLACE AROEHFJKDNKFSHFSHFLDHS!
I've seen stuff like that happen multiple times here. People are allowed to post their opinions and counter other opinions with opinions are long as they're respectable. (I said opinions waay too much there
All in all, just be respectful of people's wishes and what they like and don't like. You can disagree, but you're not allowed to act like a monster toward them because they think differently. 02) Don't be overly sensitive either.
I realize this may sound hypocritical but chances are if someone points out a flaw of yours or seems to "insult" you, don't make a big deal out of it. They might just be making a joke. There's no reason to get upset right away. If it really bothers you, ask them to stop. If they don't stop then report it to an admin by either using the report button or using the PM system.03) What happens at X stays at X.
If someone was mean to you on MSN or at another forum, please don't drag that here. Keep what happens elsewhere elsewhere. 04) No dupe accounts.
You are not allowed a dupe account under any circumstance unless it's okayed by Dashell. Brothers and sisters who have the same IP are fine. Chances are you will not be granted a dupe if you ask, but every so often it's allowed. Any dupe accounts found without consent will be banned, and the original owner will be given a warning. If you have a brother or a friend who will be sharing your IP, please let me know in advance.05) Keep spam in the spam forum as much as possible
We all enjoy the occasional spam and silliness, but try not to get carried away with these kinds of posts outside the spam forum:
1. Posts with just one word or an acronym (IE: "This." or "lol.")
2. Posts with just an emoticon.
3. Posts that just quote someone else.
Also try to refrain from posts that are only image reactions outside of Spam06) No Back Seat Modding
No acting like a mod if you aren't one. This is included to saying someone is going to get a warning or be banned for what they said or telling others how to act.07) No mature content in avatars or sigs/Risqué content must have a warning/You must be 18+ to look at NSFW stuff
None in sigs or avatars what so ever. This means nudity and acts of sex or anything overly grotesque. If you're posting something risqué, post a NSFW warning with a link OR use a spoiler tag. ALSO YOU MUST BE 18 OR OVER TO LOOK AT ANYTHING WITH A NSFW WARNING There is to be no
pornography or acts of sex posted. This is not
a porn site.
If you are unsure if something is adult related, ask an admin.08) No constant attention whoring
In General Discussion we have a "What pisses you off" topic and a "What makes you sad" topic... USE THEM! Do not create multiple topics expressing how sad or angry you are about something. Do not create topics cause you feel "lonely" or because you feel "sad" or cause humanity is pissing you off. However these topics are not to be used for constant attention whoring. Posting that you had a bad day is one thing, but posts complaining about others not responding to your posts (they are under no obligation to do as such) or talking about others allegedly disliking you (they are under no obligation to like anypony around here), or worrying about your standing as if this is some sort of popularity contest are extremely discouraged and could result in an infraction. Also, please do not repeatedly make vent posts outside of threads dedicated to venting
(If you are going to be negative then don't do it in Life in General, Random Confessions, or What are you thinking, etc)09) Yeah, bronies are awesome, but we don't need to talk about it in every thread/defend ourselves against idiots
Not really a "rule" per say, but we all know bronies are cool and we all like being bronies
But try not to bring it up constantly or encourage circle jerking. Also if someone in the media is bashing bronies, just leave it alone. There's no reason to defend ourselves against that. Topics about Howard Stern or Fox or whoever the next person is to "bash" bronies will probably just be locked. Likewise, if bronies are pissing you off for some reason, just let them do that and don't complain about it here. 10) Signatures should be 500 pixels high as a maximum.
Any higher and you will be asked to reduce them. This includes pictures and text. You may also have only one large image in your signature.
If you want more in your signature you can put them under a spoiler tag.
The 500 pixels high signature should fit in this example.
If not it is too big and will be reduced. The width is not as important but if you have to scroll along to look at the signature this would be considered to be reduced also.11) PM'S FOLLOW RULES REGARDING RESPECT
Private Messages (PMs) are different than forum posts, we can't stop you from sharing explicit material with friends or stuff like that, nor do we care if you do.
If you receive PMs of harassment, disrespect, illegal behavior, spam advertisement, basically anything people obviously shouldn't be PMing you, forward it to Dashell or a moderator and we'll see if we can resolve it. Warnings will be given out for people who are truly making an offense. Because PM's can be edited, any form of proof of the message's legitimacy makes things easier for us to handle (screen cap, photograph, etc). On a number cases we will also get both sides of the story, so any form of disciplinary action may take a day or two if it is warranted. If you're not sure if a PM is offensive in some way, forward it anyways just in case, we won't warn you for bothering us or anything like that.12) COMPLY WITH ADMIN'S/MOD'S INSTRUCTIONS
If an admin tells you to do something, DO IT! Failure to do so may result in an instant ban and will ALWAYS result in an infraction. 13) Staff Recruiting
We aren't recruiting at this time. If we are, I'll let you know.
How come so and so posted this and didn't get a warning but when I posted it, I DID get a warning? / How come so and so was flaming me the other day and got away with it and I can't get away with it?A:
In a situation like this, chances are the admin staff didn't see the first person post it/cause trouble. We cannot be everywhere at once. This is why we ask that you inform us if someone is starting shit.Q:
So and so is bothering me on AIM/MSN/Another Forum, can you do something?A:
Just ignore/block them, banning them from the forum isn't going to stop them from bothering you on AIM/MSN/Another Forum and I'm not going to fight your battles for you.Q:
I don't agree with this warning, it's unfair!A:
If you really feel a warning was given to you in an unfair manner, you have a right to PM the mod that gave you the warning to discuss it. You however are NOT allowed to make a public spectacle of it. If it doesn't get resolved and Dashell was not the one who gave you the warning, you can PM the situation to her and she'll decide but her decision is final. Q:
I reported a post and nothing happened. Why?A:
Any time you report a post action IS taken. However action is NOT taken publicly and the action taken is between the admin staff and the offending member.Q:
Why was my post trashed?A:
It either sucked or it was spam. Deal.