ChatBox Rules and Guidelines
The ChatBox uses the same General OM rules as the rest of the forum. Please make sure to take the time to read these rules over and understand them because ignorance of the rules is no excuse!! Anyone breaking these rules will be given ONE warning before a ban is handed out.
Chatbox Specific Rules
Enter at your own risk. No one is forcing anyone to use the Chatbox. Should you encounter a spoiler it is your own fault, please do not complain about it. If something is more than two (2) or three (3) weeks old it is no longer considered a spoiler. Avoid spoiling major plot details and check to see if people don't know something. Be courteous, basically.
Speak English. Although OM’s members come from all over the world, the universal language of the Chatbox is English. It makes conversations more difficult to monitor when they are in a language the mods don’t understand. You will be warned ONCE to speak in English; failure to comply will earn a "Time Out".
No Mod Bashing. Yes, this gets a separate point. Mod-bashing of any kind is inexcusable. If you find yourself in a position where you feel you are being mistreated by a mod then report it to someone. Mod-bashing, even slight mod-bashing, will result in an immediate ban. Also, sending PMs, Emails, or Instant Messages to a mod, flaming them or bashing them, will also result in the same repercussions. Just because you are not in CB, does not excuse your actions in anyway. This behavior is intolerable. Mods put in an enormous amount of effort into keeping the ChatBox appropriate, full of respect and running smoothly.
Personal Issues. Personal issues are always a touchy subject on the web, so remember, if you decide to bring up anything personal on the cb then be prepared to face certain consequences. Sometimes its nice to talk about whats going on in your life with other forum members, but keep in mind, if whatever you bring up in chat concerning your issues makes one or more other chat members uncomfortable, then you are obligated to either change the subject or leave. If you do not then a Mod will have to step in. Start personal conversations at your own risk.
No Spamming. Spam is anything that doesn't contribute to the discussion(s) going on, such as random or useless comments strictly intended to draw attention. Typing in all caps constantly is considered spam. Excessive spamming will not be allowed and anyone caught spamming will be given one warning before they are banned. Spamming also includes excessive image posting or spoiler tag usage.
This is a PG-13 ChatBox. OM has made it a point to make this site as family friendly as possible. This also means there is to be no talk of rape, implied rape, drugs, or implied drug use. No overtly sexual pics, no string of expletives. If you can't articulate without cursing you should rethink your vocabulary. Please don’t try getting around the word filter in place by using alternate or foreign language characters, either. Be mature about what you’re submitting.
Absolutely No Porn / Hentai. Seriously, no porn / hentai links, images or downloads, ever. Depending on the severity of the offense it may result in a ban. This is a PG-13 forum, let’s keep it that way.
No Advertising Links. This is pretty self-explanatory. The OneManga Forums aren’t here for you to spam advertising links for any reason. No links to money making sites of any sort are permitted in posts or signatures. Anyone found posting such links will be given a warning and/or ban as the situation merits. If you wish to advertise other sites, use your signature. If you aren’t sure if a link is okay, ask one of the staff.
Issue and Problem Resolution
Problems with Mods. If you have an issue with the ChatBox mods, DO NOT complain to another mod. If you encounter a problem pertaining a mod feel free to contact an admin or use the Private Forum (http://onemangaforum...-private-forum/). Any posts made in the private forum can only be seen by the poster and all staff (this includes forum mods as well, just FYI).
These rules were developed to be fair to all and to make the ChatBox experience a little better for everyone. In the event you are banned for a reason you see as "Unlawful" or for a reason not specified, contact a forum mod such as Shin or an admin such as RhyssaFireheart. Don't hesitate to ask if anything is unclear, if something confusing, or if you feel the rules here are unsatisfactory.
Above all have fun! Remember we’re all here for the same reason: we love manga and we want a good conversation about it. If you have any questions, concerns comments, feel free to PM a mod at any time.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:45 PM
ChatBox Rules and Guidelines
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