We take pride in keeping our message boards respectful, pleasant, and enjoyable for members of all ages. Please read the following board rules before posting.
Self-Promotion is Spam
All posts are read by our administration and moderation team. If we catch questionable content, it will immediately be edited or removed for further investigation. Any post that is considered advertising for one's self-interests, including the promotion of a other communities that may be similar to Poetry & Art! Online website or any site which is affiliated with one, fits under this subject.
While you are allowed to promote your web site(s) in your signature, you are not permitted to post links to sites you run or are in any way affiliated with in your posts unless you obtain permission first. In addition, users are not permitted to post any kind of affiliate program links with referrer IDs at all. Repeat violators who post promotional content will be permanently banned.
Language and Trolling
Our community is family-friendly. There are young users and language should be kept within a PG-13 level. Vulgar language is not allowed. This constitutes the use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate material deemed unsafe for younger members. Inappropriate language will potentially be removed and users will be warned.
Do not post provocative, outrageous, or pointless messages only to get a response from others, i.e. "trolling." Repeat violators will be permanently banned.
Lastly, if it is abundantly clear that a user has no intention of positively contributing to the site, combined with an abrasive, combative attitude, they will be banned. This especially pertains to the Entertainment & News board. Users must demonstrate an interest in contributing to our discussions, as this is a community site after all. In other words, users who wish to do nothing but argue politics or other non-related subject issues are not welcome as they do nothing to contribute to the site and are not worth the trouble and headaches.
In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. While discussions may become heated, it is not an excuse to result to attacks or insults. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals. When the line is crossed, the discussion may be closed by the moderation team. Violators will be warned and potentially banned.
Moderators and Administrators Have the Final Word
If you have a problem or a complaint, direct it to the administrators and/or moderators, not to the boards. The appropriate actions will be taken. We reserve the right to ban flagrant offenders when deemed necessary, with or without prior warning.
If you have something to post and you're not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it in more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.
A typical signature contains the poster's name, e-mail address, website, and a favourite quote or saying. Excessive font size are not allowed. Anyone abusing this privilege will be warned and then have their signature removed until they acknowledge this guideline. Please keep signatures to a decent size, this means not beyond 7 lines and banner/images which are too big will be removed.
Multiple Accounts Per Individual Are Not Permitted
If you forget your password, use the password recovery tool, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to login, contact the administrator.
Forum, Article, Blog & Gallery Submissions
We at Poetry & Art! Online take no responsibility for members whom wish to steal, plagiarize or whatever excuse is used. Those who do this will be warned and banned, though we as a site cannot promise this won't happen. We will do our best to control what's posted and if a member is caught or is suspected/reported they will be dealt with appropriately or removed. Threats against the site itself will also be dealt with by a lawyer, as we will not tolerate being blamed or having PEOPLE spread un-true rumours around the internet about our site.
Again, please follow the above guidelines when posting on our message boards. If you have any questions, please contact us. Above all, remember to have fun!