Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Anime Clubs Unite. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Basic Rules

    1. Harassment will not be tolerated
      Harassment of organization, Officers, moderators, or it's members, either on or off the forum for any reason will not be tolerated. You will be banned from this forum and possibly the organization. If you feel you have been harassed by anyone, please tell a mod or admin or report the post. #
    2. Be Respectful
      ACU is a global community consisting of people of different cultures, races, religions, faiths, and beliefs. Please keep this in mind when posting to our forums. Agree to disagree. Be enlightened by another perspective, and keep and open mind. Don't be disrespectful. Don't be a troll.

      Some topics foster a culture of debate; others place a much higher emphasis on people getting along. Regardless of the prevailing culture, it's healthy to recognize that differing views can't always be reconciled. Often, you have to accept that someone else thinks differently and move on. If a on-line community is constantly leaving you irritable because of these kinds of issues, the message is clear: take a break.

      We understand that we all have things that we feel very strongly about, as well as our own "hot buttons." If the discussion gets heated, please avoid flaming (personal abusive attacks intended to incite, degrade, make fun of another person or their ideas with no positive outcome) other members. Please respect other people's right to have to their own opinion just as you have your opinion. Additionally, flaming, trolling, or harassment of moderators or members, either on or off the forum, is not permitted and will result in being banned from ACU. #
    3. Leaving the board.
      If you wish to have your forum account or listing removed, please contact a mod or admin. Upon leaving the group, we ask you to refrain from slander of the organization, Officers, moderators, or it's members. Do not give out any information that was otherwise privileged confidential communication in the forums or via private messages. #
  2. Posting and Replying

    1. Stay on topic
      Please make sure that your posts are relevant to the subject at hand. For example, if the topic being discussed is screening permissions, your not going to reply to that post with a review of a Chris Rock comedy show, since it has really nothing to do with the original topic at hand.

      Please make sure that your postings have a meaningful subject line, as many people use this to help determine which posts to read and which to ignore when they're operating under time constraints. If you're replying to a message and the topic of your reply is drifting from the original subject, then edit it. A common convention is to change a subject of your reply to to provide continuity in the post. #
    2. Quote relevant text only in replies.
      When you reply, delete irrelevant material and focus on what you want to comment on. This makes for easier reading and takes up less space. #
    3. Avoid "me-too" posts.
      It's wonderful that you agree, but it's rare that pointing this out adds much to the discussion. New information is always welcome; an echo chamber is often less pleasant.

      It's perfectly OK to post a simple "Thank You". #
  3. Breaking the Rules
    If you break a rule you will be warned, in private, off the group. We work on a "three strikes and you're out" policy, so basically if you break a rule three times within a year, you will be banned or removed from the forum depending on the severity of the rule breakage. #