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Fan-made Forum rules and guidelines IMPORTANT LOLZ! 15 replies to this topic Started by /// , Jul 18 2007 11:55 AM · 

#1 ///

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:55 AM

Welcome to the Fan-made Forum!

This is where you can find all the fanart/fanmixes/fanmade stuff that the creative people of this forum have made in honour of H!P and other things we're fans of. YAYWOO! ;/

Now, there are some simple rules I need to lay down, because if we let this subforum run free like the rest of MM-BBS, I'm quite confident it'll turn into a nightmare. These rules should make sense, and following them should be a matter of course, but I'll still write them down, cause it's important.

This forum is primarily meant for things you create yourselves. While I will allow posts that show off other people's work if it's really good, this also means that people are putting their ass on the line, usually with something that they don't do for a living, and may not be very experienced with. While I won't say that you have to pretend something is :ph34r: when it's not, please be constructive and refrain from really rude negative posts. Nobody needs that shit.

Rules:
  • This thread is for fanmade stuff of any kind* (see rule 3), but it has to have something to do with this forum subject. So that means no remixes of Western music, and no Malcolm in the Middle fanart. Artists from Japan, Korea and China/Taiwan should be fine, though.
  • This subforum is run by me (///), and as such it is protected by the Age of Aquarius. That means: really shitty posts will be deleted, and consistently crap posters or trolls may be banned from the subforum (or even altogether). I'm the biggest fan of constructive criticism ever, but don't just tear someone apart. On the other hand, Age of Aquarius also means: don't post something that you obviously didn't put any effort into whatsoever. Have a little honour in your own work, and do the best you can.
  • Although I encourage any kind of creativity, there are limits to what we will allow. MM-BBS regulations apply here. Which means:
    a) No porn/adult material (sorry!)
    :whafap: No fanfics
    c) Ayumi Hamasaki-related material is exempt to the "no mocking" rule
    d) no cosplaying, unless you're a really hot girl (send naked pictures to /// and DarkScorpion for uh, screening)
  • Don't claim other people's work as your own, give credit where credit's due, and so on. This is so ridiculously obvious that it pisses me off that I even put it in here, but if I catch you claiming other people's work as your own, I will get your ass banned. (And report you to the original artist and do whatever I can to make your life miserable.)
  • Tutorial threads are super encouraged! I know they're a lot of work and kinda annoying to do, but I'd really appreciate if you took the time to explain how to do stuff.
  • It's allowed to make threads along the lines of "other people's awesome fanstuff", but this is restricted only to very awesome material.
Also, here are some guidelines to make it easier to post here. These aren't rules per se, but they can help out if you're unsure what you're doing.
  • Use something like Tinypic, Imageshack or Photobucket for images, and Divshare or Sendspace for MP3s and videos. Or use your own server, but the point is: try not to upload your work of art to a server that only hosts stuff temporarily (like Yousendit).
  • If you can, give us a little description of how you made it or a back story. Although it's not necessary, it's fun to read about how you came about making the stuff you did.
  • If you absolutely do not want criticism on your work, put something like Criticism DISCOURAGED at the end of it. If you're especially interested in getting (constructive!!!) criticism on your work, put Criticism ENCOURAGED. This way we won't tear into you when you're not feeling up to it. Remember guys, this is your creation and sometimes this stuff is kinda personal. There's no shame in not wanting to hear every little thing that's wrong with it.
  • Try to react to new stuff that's been posted if you've checked it out, even if it's just with a "I checked out your fanmix, it's pretty awesome! Good job!". Normally I would discourage short stub posts like that, but it's always nice to hear that people are enjoying your work, and encourages people to create more.
If you have any questions regarding the rules or anything else, post it in this thread. I might make a FAQ thread if people have too many questions and this thread becomes littered, but I think most things should be pretty clear.

Anyway, enjoy!

#2 TnB

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:57 PM

[*] It's allowed to make threads along the lines of "other people's awesome fanstuff", but this is restricted only to very awesome material.


Perhaps I'm misinterpreting this, but do you mean to say that it's okay to post some awesome fanstuff you randomly found on the internet here? There's been a lot of drama in the past over people using Japanese fanart without permission and/or credit simply because they couldn't speak Japanese to ask, maybe this should be clarified to mention permission/credit for the original artist?

#3 ///

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:30 PM

[*] It's allowed to make threads along the lines of "other people's awesome fanstuff", but this is restricted only to very awesome material.


Perhaps I'm misinterpreting this, but do you mean to say that it's okay to post some awesome fanstuff you randomly found on the internet here? There's been a lot of drama in the past over people using Japanese fanart without permission and/or credit simply because they couldn't speak Japanese to ask, maybe this should be clarified to mention permission/credit for the original artist?

Well, I don't remember that incident... But to me, there's a huge difference between using it without credit and just posting it with a link like "look at how awesome this is". I wanted to make one thread dedicated to that stuff, since it'd be nice to be able to have a central point where you can post/find stuff like that.

However, you may have a point, so I would prefer if people didn't link to Japanese people unless you know they're okay with that. Dey'z be crazy yo!

#4 TnB

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:31 PM

[*] It's allowed to make threads along the lines of "other people's awesome fanstuff", but this is restricted only to very awesome material.


Perhaps I'm misinterpreting this, but do you mean to say that it's okay to post some awesome fanstuff you randomly found on the internet here? There's been a lot of drama in the past over people using Japanese fanart without permission and/or credit simply because they couldn't speak Japanese to ask, maybe this should be clarified to mention permission/credit for the original artist?

Well, I don't remember that incident... But to me, there's a huge difference between using it without credit and just posting it with a link like "look at how awesome this is". I wanted to make one thread dedicated to that stuff, since it'd be nice to be able to have a central point where you can post/find stuff like that.

However, you may have a point, so I would prefer if people didn't link to Japanese people unless you know they're okay with that. Dey'z be crazy yo!


No incidents here, just things I've noticed on LJ and such. I agree though, I don't see any problems a "look at this" link either, but the way the rule was written I misinterpreted it as allowing people to post actual files and figured someone else might make that mistake as well.

#5 makoto

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:03 AM

I cannot agree more wth 3). C.

But I don't know why 3). D though ( no cosplay)??? not that's I am gonna do it , just being curious.

#6 ///

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:21 AM

I cannot agree more wth 3). C.

But I don't know why 3). D though ( no cosplay)??? not that's I am gonna do it , just being curious.

It's sort of a relic in a way, but there used to be people on this forum who are just violently opposed to cosplay. Personally I have no qualms with it whatsoever so I guess if enough people want to do it I can remove that rule...

#7 DarkScorpion

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:19 AM

3b, c and d are BBS traditions. I mean, who cares about Hamazaki anyway? :danceman:

However, you may have a point, so I would prefer if people didn't link to Japanese people unless you know they're okay with that. Dey'z be crazy yo!


Btw, anyone has the right to link to anything that is public on the internet. If you don't like it then you should just block the referrers, but you can't sue someone over it. Thats completly different than claiming work as your own. So screw those crazy Japs, if we get to piss someone off in the process for no reason, I say thats a bonus!

#8 sadude

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:47 AM

However, you may have a point, so I would prefer if people didn't link to Japanese people unless you know they're okay with that. Dey'z be crazy yo!


Btw, anyone has the right to link to anything that is public on the internet. If you don't like it then you should just block the referrers, but you can't sue someone over it. Thats completly different than claiming work as your own. So screw those crazy Japs, if we get to piss someone off in the process for no reason, I say thats a bonus!

Just use common sense. Link to someone's page or thread where they posted something, instead of linking directly to whatever files they posted.

#9 DarkScorpion

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 03:13 AM

Yes, it would be good to word the guidelines like that. Dont link to files, but link to the page.

In case of Jap sites also give detailed instructions, as well all know their internets is ten shades of messed up.

#10 makoto

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 03:20 AM

I cannot agree more wth 3). C.
But I don't know why 3). D though ( no cosplay)??? not that's I am gonna do it , just being curious.

It's sort of a relic in a way, but there used to be people on this forum who are just violently opposed to cosplay. Personally I have no qualms with it whatsoever so I guess if enough people want to do it I can remove that rule...

3b, c and d are BBS traditions. I mean, who cares about Hamazaki anyway? :danceman:

oic, thanks for clearing it up ~!~

#11 Eri Yoshida

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

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Edited by Eri Yoshida, 21 February 2013 - 01:10 PM.


#12 strawberryjam

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

*raises hand* Question! What if the cosplays are Hello!Project(like the costumes from the PVs)?

If this is all you came to this board for, then we don't care. =3=

#13 Ap2000

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

*raises hand* Question! What if the cosplays are Hello!Project(like the costumes from the PVs)?


Judging by your introductory post you are a dirty weeaboo.
And hell, if I have to look at one more dirty weeaboo cosplay...

#14 strawberryjam

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Ellen Anderson ‏@yoshidaeridesu

I guess you can't like both Hello!Project & cosplay at the same time. That's like against fandom laws or some shit

Yeah, she totally missed the point.

Also, it's really bad in taste to edit your post like nothing happened, Eri. Suck up to your own mistake, girl.

#15 Ap2000

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Ellen Anderson ‏@yoshidaeridesu

I guess you can't like both Hello!Project & cosplay at the same time. That's like against fandom laws or some shit

Yeah, she totally missed the point.

Also, it's really bad in taste to edit your post like nothing happened, Eri. Suck up to your own mistake, girl.


All those hashtags make me want to puke.

#16 Haru

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:40 AM

her bitchfit made my night :hawhaw: