OK Folks... just a reminder of the rules that are posted for this journal:( Rules of the Group )
That said, I will add two more, one that should have remain unspoken until now, and one that I am personally making notice of because I am getting tired of seeing certain topics resurface in this group.A. Respect ALL the people within this community, ESPECIALLY your moderators.
Everyone is here to place nice. NaNo is a stressful time, but you should still be here to have fun. This community exists to help others, to cheer each on, and make new friends. I do NOT like seeing posts that single out specific genres as being "wrong" or "bad", and this includes the fanfiction genre.
I will say this only once. If I see one more post that singles out a group in a derogatory way (and here it has been fanfiction numerous times), I will start removing people from this community. And if I see any more stabs at fanfiction writers in general, I will take personal action to remove you from this group.My Reasonings, as from the last time this topic came up
And secondly, concerning myself and the other mods... we are here to keep this community in shape. We also have special things we all do for this group that makes it a bit more enjoyable and fun to be a part of. Mo in particular does her Sprints and the daily count posting. I do no appreciate seeing and/or hearing that members of this community disrespect us in posts, chat rooms, and the sprint room.
Remember that membership in this journal is all your own free choice. If you do not like how something is done, you have your own free will to leave. We are not holding you here. But seeing people complain about how we work this group and try to take the group's events into your own hands is NOT acceptable, and in some cases insulting. B. This group is not a platform for your political/religious/sexual opinions to be displayed to others.
That being said, if you have a topic that is very touchy on this and have it in your excerpt, please go on the side of caution and post the excerpt in your own Lj, and post a link with a warning in the excerpt post. You do not want to have to deal with the fallout that a heated opinion war can cause anymore than we do.
Therefore, This new rule will be added to the community, and I expect it to be followed.6. Respect the people in this group, even if your opinions differ from theirs. Adult discussion and civil debating is fine. Flaming or rude and unwarrented comments will NOT be tolerated.
That is all. If any of you have comments, feel free to use this post to address them to me and the other mods.