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Clarifications on Sexualizing the Band/ Comments

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Hello Everyone,

The mods and I have noticed threads on the board that depict the band members in a purely sexual/ sexually suggestive way. This includes fan fiction, posts about wanting to see certain things happen between band members. It makes a lot of other members of the forum uncomfortable. We already don't allow sexual fan fiction and discussion about private lives and see this in the same vein.

We've also noticed some terrible insults being hurled around- "rape" is not something to be thrown around casually. It is a serious violation in every way and using it as a threat or a joke will not be tolerated. You will be warned. Several warnings will lead to banishment.

The mods and i have devised a system of evaluating the severity of things that happen on the boards- if there are any issues, we will message you privately. We realize that mistakes are made and confusion occurs so you will always be warned (unless you're a spammer). Several warnings will lead to strong reprimands like suspension and then later banishment. This system is not meant to be seen as a threat but as a way of keeping conversations clean and create a place where not only you but the band members will want to hang out.

Let's keep it clean and have quality discussions. We appreciate your ongoing respect and support!!

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This will definitely clear stuff up.

Do you mind if I mention that besides "rape" users shouldn't use the word "faggot" or anything similar due to its offensiveness? Cause I've gotten complaints on that.

Also, if the stipulation arises, Scenarios are not lumped with Fanfiction as they do not depict the band in a sexual manner (and never have). I think the other mods don't have qualms about them and would agree with me.

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Thank you so much for putting this together and posting it, Tina!

I also agree with Laurie. Any sort of slur shouldn't be taken lightly.

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O_O Jokes and rape do not work together at all. If someone acts as if rape is a joke, well sheesh. They're probably super stupid. Cause it's not a joke.

And yeah, the band should be able to browse the site comfortably. They should be able to go anywhere on the internet comfortably. I wish people would understand that. UGH.

And we are all family. We shouldn't call each other names. We shouldn't call people outside of the family names. It's just mean, and there's actually no point in doing it. It either do nothing to the victim of your awful words, or it will hurt them really bad.

:) Good rule(s).

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Thank you for this. I have seen in many fan sites about people wanting to "rape" the band members... or vice versa. It's wrong. And I get attacked for it when I voice my opinion on the subject. *sighs*

I hope that this will be listened to because I am sick of it. =/

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As always, if anyone sees this happening, please report it.

We need not hope this is listened to when we can make sure people see it and have to listen. As Tina said, we want this place to be comfortable for all of us and for the band, as well.

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As always, if anyone sees this happening, please report it.

We need not hope this is listened to when we can make sure people see it and have to listen. As Tina said, we want this place to be comfortable for all of us and for the band, as well.

Will do Cassie.

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Thank you for this. I have seen in many fan sites about people wanting to "rape" the band members... or vice versa. It's wrong. And I get attacked for it when I voice my opinion on the subject. *sighs*

I hope that this will be listened to because I am sick of it. =/

Then you should probably stay away from those fansites, or any place where you get attacked for voicing your opinion on what is right. That's messed up. You don't need to associate with people like that.

Our mods here are awesome, any offending posts will be deleted and I'm sure anyone who doesn't listen will get a talkin' to.

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Omg, people are joking around about rape?? :o

The only way i know to joke about rape is if someone wants something that u have and they back u into a corner, when theyre trying to grab it u scream RAAAAAAAPEE!

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thx for posting these rules. ;)

and why do people use "rape" so casually? thats no laughing matter.

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Good rule! Also, I agree the fact that this has to be said is just sad. But, I'm glad that it is now explicitlty stated so that there is NO confusion.

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