To maintain a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for everyone, we’ve created a set of community rules to serve as a moral compass for our platform's behavior. We assume good faith when dealing with violations; we will only warn or ban users who repeatedly or blatantly violate the rules.
If you observe someone breaking a rule or behaving questionably, please do not deal with it yourself. Alert a moderator or administrator by clicking "Report," the triangle icon with an exclamation mark available on the post.
Note: Administrators have the final say in modifying, interpreting, and enforcing these rules.
- Practice niceness and respect your fellow community members.
- Read and follow all these dos and don'ts.
- Read the sticky posts. They’re helpful!
- Introduce yourself in the sub-forum.
- Use English. It’s the official language here in this forum. Not because we don’t respect other languages, but because it’s the only language we all understand.
- Use descriptive topic titles & be descriptive about your topic when starting a topic.
- Keep the forum clean. The language throughout the site should be approximately PG-13.
- Keep personal information private. All posts in the forums are easily found via search engines, so unless you’re willing to expose your information to the world, please do not post telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc., in your posts.
- Respect the moderators.
- Get involved! Be active in the community. Start a conversation or engage in one. Help fellow members as much as you can. The Writer’s Circus is a fun, supportive, and welcoming community, and we expect our members to behave in the same spirit.
- Spam. We will delete all automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites immediately.
- Go off-topic. Please post in relevant sub-forums only. Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.
- Post your political and religious views or opinion of other fellow community members. Although there’s a General Lounge section where you can talk about anything unrelated to writing, we would like to maintain polite, civilized conversations; sadly, two qualities, which, usually, can’t be associated with discussions about politics and religions.
- Flame or abuse fellow community members. Members who continue to post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after the moderators issue two warnings.
- Harass fellow community members. We will tolerate no threats or harassment of other members. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for deletion from the forum.
- Post adult content. We allow no profanity/pornography and will delete posts, usernames, and avatars containing adult material.
- Post Illegal content. Reposting of copyrighted materials or other illegal content is not allowed. We will delete any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials.
- Post unauthorized advertising anywhere on the forum. Advertising means the promotion of any product or service you are affiliated with or stand to benefit from. The only exception to this is that, as writers, it is natural that we might talk about our work. Thus, mentioning your work in posts is fine, and we allow one link to your work/sales page per post in the Success Stories section of the forum. We do not allow it anywhere else on the website.
- Forget to enjoy yourself 😉
- Please bear in mind that although seeing our members get published makes us proud and happy, this community's purpose is not to become your customer base. Hence, posts about your work should be in the spirit of telling your fellow community members about it, and not overtly selling to them. You may post one link to your author's website on your profile page.
- We’re a helping group, not a debate group. Therefore, when starting a topic or getting involved in a conversation, understand that you’re not there to enter a debate. If you feel that things are going the wrong way, and your temper is getting frayed, or if one or more participants are starting to express their discomfort, then it’s time to dial it back. Politely agree to disagree and excuse yourself.
This topic was modified 11 months ago 3 times by The Writer's Circus Official
Posted : 03/12/2020 12:14 pm