New Message Board Rules for message board members These are the changed message board rules. They have been discussed with and approved by Dennis and Madam Suzette and have been designed to truly make the message boards more usable and less cluttered! SPAM – This is a general term that describes making posts for the sake of posting and in general “nuisance posting”. It is a good thing to make thoughtful posts on the message board about topics. But making dozens and dozens of posts about basically the same topic to ensure a “look at me” type post (or replying to the same post over and over while adding no actual value to the conversation) actually does more harm than good. It reduces Google exposure of the post (and ultimately the entire board). It is now the policy that the board will be monitored for OBVIOUS spam (people can use the “report” function for posts that are incorrect, wrong location, and so on) , and should this be the case, the offender will be PM’d notifying them of this, and Suzette and Dennis will be notified of this and the posts possibly DELETED NO FORUM CROSS POSTING – Note where a post goes in its proper place. For the forums, read the description under each forum if you aren’t sure. Games and questions and general topics of interest should go in “General Discussion”. Posts about specific ladies or their houses are listed there. Duplicate posts or posts in incorrect forums WILL BE WARNED AND MOVED OR DELETED BY THE MODERATORS as deemed necessary. COPY AND PASTED POSTS ACROSS MULTIPLE FORUMS WILL BE MODERATED AND MOST LIKELY DELETED. Choose your post topics carefully – Make them interesting to read. PARTICIPATE in discussions….PEOPLE WON'T READ YOUR POSTS IF THERE ARE SO MANY - The point of using a message board is to engage in discussion.. Anything more is just spam that clogs the boards and prevents people from reading them. Post Size - MINIMUM of 30 Characters (About 10 Words). The system will not let you make posts with any fewer characters. If you’re going to post, please make it thought worthy and not just "I like this" or some such. If you feel compelled to say something like that, don’t waste your time….use the "Like" button instead. Signatures - This has been covered in another forum post - please refer people to your profile page, twitter, etc where you can show off ALL your pictures, and details about yourself if you need more areas. Just remember that signatures and pictures have been restricted to a specific size. "STICKY" Posts - The only sticky posts that will be allowed will be approved by Madam Suzette & Dennis. Each "Bunny/Lover/Starlet of the Month" and "Bunny/Lover/Starlet of the Year" will get ONE sticky to use for their own posts as a reward for their achievement. COPY and PASTE posts – Any posts made that are obvious “copy and paste” from one to the next will be reported and possibly deleted. DUPLICATE Topics – A sticky will be made about Forum etiquette – to first use the “Search” function (it’s very good in this board) to find the information/person you are looking for so you don’t over-post. However, If more than one person starts the same topic – a moderator may need to get involved – the first person to post on the topic “Wins” and the other person will be asked to post to the existing topic. Duplicate topics will be deleted as necessary. “Bump” Limits – Many people are currently posting “Spam” just to keep their own threads at the top – again this adds clutter to the boards and unfortunately defeats the purpose of the boards. Therefore, once you have make a post, while you can post back to it yourself, you will not be able to affect the position of a post YOURSELF for 48 hours. Again – this will promote QUALITY posts over QUANTITY posts…If you write thought provoking, interesting topics, people will bump for you automatically by continuing the thread!!. You can still reply within those 48 hours – but your reply will not affect the position of the thread until 48 hours is up. This does not affect if someone else posts to your thread, only a thread YOU started. Helpful hints: Here are some helpful hints to help you get the most use and functions of the message board. Status Updates: These are shown on the FRONT PAGE of the message board AT ANY TIME– you can update your own status, but are limited to 140 characters….Use them as true status messages (much like tweets). People are here for interaction. Tagging: Another VERY powerful feature is the ability to put “tags” on your content. You will see the option with a field that says “tags:”. A tag is just a word or words that briefly describe what’s in the content being posted, these tags are separated by commas. The search function in the site uses them to allow people to search by them. For example, if your name is Air Force Amy, your tags in one of your reviews might be something like “Air Force Amy, review”. This way, this post will show up in searches for Air Force Amy, for reviews, but will show up highest in searches for “Air Force Amy reviews”. Tweeting: There is a button next to or below items you can tweet. Use it and the item will show up on twitter with a link to the message board content you want people to see.