EvaGeeks Forum Rules and Guidelines
Here you will find a rundown of the rules and regulations of the EvaGeeks Forum. Know them, and know them well. Observation of the classic work Posting and You is also considered a prerequisite to posting.
- 1 Purpose
- 2 Rules
- 2.1 Zeroth Rule: Don’t be a jerk.
- 2.2 Be a good forum user in general.
- 2.3 Present yourself well.
- 2.4 Post in a form that we can actually read.
- 2.5 Actively contribute to threads.
- 2.6 Use quotes properly.
- 2.7 Use images properly.
- 2.8 Create new threads and navigate older ones with care.
- 2.9 Have some common sense and basic human decency.
- 2.10 Be mindful of spoilers.
- 2.11 What happens elsewhere should stay elsewhere.
Evangelion unites us all. Better than the Olympics.
The purpose of the EvaGeeks Forum is to provide Evangelion fans with a pleasant, mature, and productive atmosphere for the discussion of the show and related topics. The forum also serves as an extension of the EvaGeeks site's content and services.
Enjoy Evangelion and let others enjoy Evangelion!
Zeroth Rule: Don’t be a jerk.
Be a good forum user in general.
- Have fun and respect others' right to have fun too!
- Read and understand these rules. If you have a question about something, ask!
- Listen to the staff. We're just trying to keep the peace so giving us attitude won't help you much.
- If you are temporarily banned, attempting to circumvent it will result in a permanent ban.
- Only create one account per user. No sockpuppet theater, thanks.
- Don’t abuse the private messaging system to harass or bully others.
- If you have a problem with someone that you can’t solve yourself, use the "report" button or contact the staff.
Present yourself well.
- Choose a user name that is unique, memorable and inoffensive.
- Avatar images are limited to 125x125px and 30kb in size.
- Avoid avatars that are unnecessarily inflammatory, offensive, lewd, distracting or simply in poor taste.
- Try not to use an avatar that is overly similar to one already in use by another active member.
- Keep your signature small and non-distracting. No bbc code (other than links) or images.
- Use common sense in posting a personal picture or in making other contact options available.
- Use the "Hello and Goodbye" thread to make an introduction, not a new thread.
Post in a form that we can actually read.
- We use conversational English here, not chan-speak, 133t or any other such nonsense.
- Use of other languages has no place here unless discussing translation.
- Compose your thoughts as briefly as you can and in a well-structured form. Use spellchecker.
- Use special formatting like bold, italics, colored text or nonstandard font sizes sparingly.
- Boldred and boldgreen text is reserved for official staff use (and red only for something serious).
- Don’t leave broken bbc code tags in your posts. Preview before you submit!
Actively contribute to threads.
- Stick to the topic. Forum staff may split out worthwhile tangents, but try not to start them.
- Avoid overly chatty conversations. This is a forum, not a chat room.
- Don't just drop a link, share your thoughts and explain why we should care about it.
- Use the edit button if you need to add to a prior post rather than double posting.
- Avoid prolonged, heated arguments that shut down the rest of the thread (aka bumpercars).
- When in a disagreement, stick to the points, not the people making them.
- Trolls are not welcome here. If you’re here just for the lulz, don’t bother.
- The same goes for spammers or ads. This is a forum, not a billboard.
- Pointless nonsense like “inb4lock” or “First” is strongly discouraged.
- Don’t be a killjoy. Avoid monotonous negative posting or nihilism baiting.
- If you aren't a mod don't act like it. Just PM a staff member to address the issue.
Use quotes properly.
- Don’t just quote an entire post. Trim it down to the relevant bit you’re addressing.
- Stick to the main points. Don’t respond line-by-line to every little thing said (aka omnislashing).
- If you have nothing to add other than agreement just say so, don’t quote it again.
- Avoid using nested quotes unless absolutely necessary for context.
- Make sure your quotes are properly attributed to the correct poster.
Use images properly.
- Images can add a lot to a post, but don’t include them without reason.
- Replying primarily with an image is discouraged. Use words, not macros or reaction faces.
- Images with a large filesize should be linked, not embedded. Preferably with a thumbnail.
- Avoid direct links (hotlinking). Host images on your own site or use a dedicated service.
- When posting several photos you should use a spoiler and label it appropriately.
- Some specifically image-heavy threads have their own special rules.
- Before making a new thread, search to see if a thread already exists on the topic.
- Bumping an older thread with relevant information or active contribution is encouraged.
- Bumping a bunch of older threads just because you read them is not.
- Don't make a new thread to replace one that was just locked. It was locked for a reason.
- If you wish to make a new thread, make sure you do so in the proper subforum for the topic.
- Give your new thread a name that makes it clear at a glance what it is about.
- Polls are turned off for a reason. Don’t make pointless threads like that.
Have some common sense and basic human decency.
- Don’t ask for or provide links to illegally hosted copyrighted material.
- The same goes for bootleg merchandise or anything plagiarized.
- The same also goes for pornography. Get your doujins elsewhere.
- Posting explicit images or content is permitted only when relevant to a legitimate topic.
- Don’t use the forum to plan, arrange, or enact any activities that are against the law.
Be mindful of spoilers.
- The series, movie, and manga are all considered universally ‘open’ for spoilers at this point.
- Newer content is considered ‘closed’ until it has been made legally available in the US.
- Users are expected to keep ‘closed’ details in marked spoiler tags so as not to ruin it for others.
- Special forum rules may be enacted to address hotbutton items such as the rebuild films.
- There is no specific policy for spoilers in non-eva media, but use some common sense.
What happens elsewhere should stay elsewhere.
- Drama and complaints about the EvaGeeks IRC Channel do not go to the forum, or vice-versa.
- The same rule applies to other unofficial communication methods such as skype or steam groups.
- The staff encourages users to raise issues directly either on the feedback forum or through PMs.