Clause 0 - Introduction to The Forum
The Emperor decrees:
This anime forum, whose is located at www.codegeass.us/forum, will from hereon be known as "The Forum".
The term "Anime Empire" refers inclusively to conglomerate of all the websites in our alliance, including: Refrain, AnimeFavorite, Code Abridged, and Anime Drift.
When we refer to the The Empire, we are speaking collectively of admins, the staff members, as well as everyone in the community, and the websites themselves. The Forum is the central focal point of The Empire, where we meet and discuss the aspects of The Empire.
Our motto is the following: "You want it, we have it."
Our mission is the following:
In order for the forum to prosper, we have written a set of rules and guidelines known as The Code. From hereon, The Code shall refer to these sets of laws, and it must be adhered to and enforced at all times.
The highest position of authority are the administrator(s), known as the Emperors. If you have any questions or
concerns regarding the forum, they shall be the source and final authority in all matters.
There shall be those who enforce the law, known as the moderators. In the forum, they are known as "The Knights" and shall be referred to as such throughout the forum.
Those who sign up as regular members on the forum shall be known as "The Citizens".
There shall be 4 of knights, they shall be known as the following: Knight of Bronze, Knight of Silver, Knight of Gold, and Prince / Princess. (This is subject to change depending on how many members we have).
In the absense of The Emperor, the administrator(s) word is law. In the absence of administrators, the Knights word is the law. One must recognize and follow the chain of command.
Clause I - Newbie Checklist
Welcome to the forum, newcomer. If we haven't scared you away yet, read on. In order to get the best experience out of this forum, we have compiled a checklist for you:
Did you introduce yourself yet in the introductions section?
Have you made 2 friends yet?
Have you introduced yourself personally to a mod and/or The Emperor?
Have you picked a character to roleplay?
Clause II - Following The Code
II.a NNP - No Nonsense Policy
Clause III - Guidelines on Posting
In order for users to have the best forum experience possible, we have some guildeines on how to make posts.
Concerning Spoilers: Please do not post spoilers without consent from other users! Make sure you write [SPOILER] in any topic title if you plan to discuss something in the story's plot. Also, use the [spoiler] BBC tag to hide spoilers from those who do not need to see it.
Forbidden content: If you get some kicks by posting hidden links and such (i.e. Rickroll), that is quite fine, however, DO NOT MAKE MALICIOUS HIDDEN LINKS CONTAINING VIRUSES, SHOCK IMAGES OR ANYTHING NOT WORK-SAFE. Forbidden content such as those are not allowed anywhere on the site, not even the Black Hole.
If certain discussions contain things of extreme adult nature, please put a warning such as [MATURE] in the topic title, or use some method to hide the text if it is a reply, with the warning clearly visible. Extremely inappropriate material is forbidden (Hardcore images and such), please consider if a [MATURE] warning would really make your post appropriate.
In the rare occurrence that a bot makes a topic, DO NOT POST IN IT, the mods and admins will confirm if it is a bot topic or not, and will remove immediately.
Quoting & Images: Refrain from posting high quantities of extremely large images; it slows down the website for many of the users. Consider posting a link to an image when appropriate. When using the [quote] tags, quote only text from other users. Do not put images or videos in [quote] tags. We do not need to see the same content over and over, and it also slows down the site for those who have slow connections.
Clause IV - Membership Classes
Clause V - Changes to The Code
Clause VI - Conflict Resolution
Conflicts between two members:
From time to time, a fellow member may have a problem with another member. We suggest that you resolve these issues on your own. If you cannot, however, then bring your issue to a moderator.
If the moderator cannot solve the problem, then bring it to another moderator. If that is not possible, bring the issue to an adminstrator.Conflict between a member and a moderator:
There will be times when a member does not agree with a moderators decision. Moderators are trained to be as fair as possible, and not bully the members. However, if one feels that a certain moderator's decision is incorrect, please bring it to other moderators. If that is not possible, bring the issue to an administrator.Conflict with the Emperor:
It is our hope that there will be no conflicts with the Emperor. However, if you feel that the Emperor's decision is unfair, please bring this to the Emperor directly.
If all else fails, then bring your issue to the Emperor. Note that the Emperor's decisions are final, and you will have to live with whatever is dealt to you.Please refer to Clause II on acceptable behavior.
Here are some general guidelines to follow:
Clause VII - Conduct for Chatting and Forum
For conduct in the forum, please read Clause II on acceptable behavior.
Conduct in the forum chatroom:
All rules that apply in the forum apply to the private chatroom. Respect your fellow members and moderators. Our chatroom moderators will enforce the rules and make the chatroom and fun and safe place for you to chat.
Regarding Instant Messaging:As you become more involved into a community, you may find yourself communicating with members outside the forum. Most of our members use MSN, and we recommend that you connect yourself with others so that you can be a part of the community.
If there is a conflict in MSN or other instant messenger, then it is your responsibility to resolve it. We, the Anime Empire Team, will not moderate nor become involved in those communications.
Clause VIII - The Exiled - Those Who Are banned
Firstly, shame on thou for being banned. Thou hath disgraced thyself and thy family name by thy inappropriate actions.
Secondly, taketh this time to reflect upon thy disgraceful actions, whether it be flaming, spamming, or being disrespectful to a fellow member.
Thou can still requesteth an unbanning if thou art sincere about changing thy behavior. Then and only then will we unban thou.
If thou feeleth that thou wert wrongly banned or punished, please sendeth an email/PM to the knights stating thy case. Explain in the message why thou feeleth thou wert wrongly banned. Do not spam the knights, otherwise thou shalt be banned permanently and be sent to the Abyss of the internet.
If thou hath been wrongly accused, we do apologize, and we assureth thou that we wilt be as fair as possible to our citizens.