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[Closed] Forum Rules, Posting Guideline and Becoming a Moderator

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Forum Rules

1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promotion in the forums.

These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other websites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business, or forums, etc.

Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers.

Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.


2. Do not post copyright-infringing material.

Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.


3. Do not post “offensive” posts, links, or images.

Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.


4. Do not cross post questions.

Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.


5. Do not PM users asking for help.

Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum, then the whole community can help and benefit.


6. Remain respectful of other members at all times.

All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.


However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.


General Posting Guidelines

To help users get the best help possible, here are some general guidelines.


1. Please use search first.

There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem, it has been addressed on our forum before. Please use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It’s easy to search—just click the “Search” button.


2. Be descriptive and avoid macro or general topic names.

Please post detailed topic names. Give a short summary of your problem in the subject. AVOID using attention-getting subjects, they don’t get attention.

Examples to avoid:

Help me;  Hello;  Very urgent, I have a question


Examples of good questions:

“I’m trying to understand if my screenplay is a “Dude With A Problem” or “Superhero.” What is the key difference between the two?


“What is the best way to sync the Save the Cat! Story Structure Software with my iPhone”


Be patient, help people out by posting good descriptions of what you need assistance with.


General Forum Questions

Am I allowed more than one account?

We don’t encourage or allow anyone to have more than one account. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forums.


What happens if I break a rule?

If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent.


The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move, or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.


What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?

Please report the thread/post to the moderators or administrators.


Where can I find out who is in charge?

The Forum Moderators are displayed in every Forum.


Becoming a Moderator

All moderator applicants must be a forum member for at least 90 days (3 months) and have at least 100 posts.

You must be active in the individual forums you wish to moderate and regularly create and respond to threads in those forums.

You must also maintain a working knowledge of the subject matter.


Please be aware that applying to be a moderator does not guarantee acceptance and that moderators will only be appointed when needed.


Current moderators and administrators will review applications and decide if the applicant fits the desired post. Administrators have the final say and we reserve to right to refuse applicants with or without cause.


Moderator Policy

To apply to be a moderator, you must:

  1. Be a forum regular.
  2. Have been at the forum for over 3 months.
  3. Have a positive presence.
  4. Be proactive.
  5. Be knowledgeable in the forums you would like to moderate.
  6. Be polite and helpful towards other members and give advice whenever needed and whenever possible.
  7. Actively take part in discussions as often as possible, ideally once a day, setting a good example to the other members.
  8. Take an active part in discussions between moderators relating to the running of the forum.
  9. Help to keep unsuitable content out of the forums as much as possible.


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