Dave wrote:Welcome to the Snafu Comics Forum!
This is the place where you can discuss the comics of the site, or just chill out and hang out with us.
Still, we have to maintain the order, so we have rules that you must follow if you don't want to get kicked out:
1. Please use an avatar since it makes identifying who is talking a lot easier.
2. As much as we love to see images on posts, some of us have a shitty internet connection, please don't use images on your post unless it's absolutely neccesary, and when you do, please post small-to-medium images, no more than 500 x 500 in pixel size.
3. Animated images are HEAVY in filesize, don't use them on posts, and avoid using blinking, seizure-inducing shit on your avatars or sigs.
4. Swearing is allowed, that means you can say fuck, shit, bitch, motherfucker, etc. IT's up to you, really.
5. Please do not post NSFW (Not Suitable For Work) images or links. If you want to share porn, share it via a PM. This is because that kind of material could get a member in trouble if someone walked in and watched the images. Text is fair game because only retards gives enough time to their boss or mother to read what's on the screen.
7. Racial slurs are a no no.
8. Trolling or spamming are absolutely forbidden, we have a spam forum where you can go ASDASD as much as you want, but as for the rest of the sections, please refrain from doing it.
9. Don't clog threads with useless off topic banter, if it's just you and one other person and your posts consist of one sentence for nearly a full page please shut the fuck up.
10. Feel free to advertise your websites in your signature or avatars as long as they comply with the NSFW rule and the Signature Size rule.
11. AVATARS.- Max size = 150 x 150 pixels. Max file size is 50kb.
12. SIGNATURES.- Signatures can have pictures, text and links, but no matter what you choose to have there, everything must not occupy more than the following space:
We can tolerate up to 600px in width, but no more.
Max file size is 400kb. If you get a PM from a moderator asking you to change your signature, do it, don't complain. Another thing, mods are human beings and not always do they spot someone breaking this rule. If a member reminds you to change your sig and you don't do it, and THEN a mod notices, you're basically screaming "Change My Sig To Something Offensive". Don't whine when you get this inflicted upon you.
13. There is an exclamation button at the upper right corner of all posts, if you click on it, you can report said post to the moderators. Use it when somebody is breaking the rules and fill the form that appears when you click it, informing us of what rule the member is breaking, this way you're helping us to make sure the forum's running smoothly, and also scores you some steem points from us to you!
14. Other forums are other forums, we don't care if X member of this place did Y thing to you in your forum, we are not responsible for our member's actions and will not punish them for behaving the way they want in other places, in other words, what happens in other forums stays in other forums.
Finally, have fun, this is a nice place and following these rules is not too hard.
Yoshi wrote:Before you read, read this. A good starting sentence is: Don't do this.
Part 1: Punctuation and other helpful hints for writing.
Rule 1) Chatroom it ain't.
A forum is different from a chatroom. Chatrooms are more real-time, making time the essence. A forum is not very real-time. You don't have to post in as short a time as possible. That means there is no real excuse for poor written works, unless English isn't your first language, then you're partially excused.Moron wrote:Lol, omg, tahts so kewl.
Translated this is:Intellectual wrote:Haha, that is cool.
The Haha part may be exchanged for a smiley, or in some circumstances, Lol may be left alone.
Rule 2) The comma.
The comma is a nifty little tool allowing us to indicate a brief pause, yet not a complete stop. It also let's us form a list more easily. See the following example.Moron wrote:I see birds trees flowers dogs cats and lots of other things.
Wow, where does one find some breath? Let's give it a comma treatment!Intellectual wrote:I see birds, trees, flowers, dogs, cats and lots of other things.
Wow, four extra characters but look how much neater it looks! Remember, if you can't read it, it's obviously not important.
Rule 3) The period or full stop.
The period is a godsend, as it signifies a stop, allowing us to catch a breath. Nothing overly fancy but excellent nonetheless. Let's see what would happen in a world without periods...Moron wrote:One day I was walking down the street I saw a dog and the dog followed me home and then the dog licked me I gave it some food and it was really happy Then as I was getting some more food for myself the dog barked It barked because it was scared of the postman that was coming
Wow, this guy obviously doesn't need oxygen! Now one more time but with periods!Intellectual wrote:One day I was walking down the street. I saw a dog, and the dog followed me home, and then the dog licked me. I gave it some food, and it was really happy. Then as I was getting some more food for myself, the dog barked. It barked because it was scared of the postman that was coming.
Yay, now you look like a more presentable tosser!
Rule 4) The space.
Taken for granted the space is one of the most important things in literature. This humble little nothing shows us when words begin and end. Imagine a word without spaces...Moron wrote:WelcomemynameisYoshiandIamgladyouareheretoday.
Wow, what a load of crap, hey? Let's translate this thing.Intellectual wrote:Welcome, my name is Yoshi and I am glad you are here today.
Amazing, that sentence went from crap to legible with the help of the humble space.
The space is also useful to help signify pauses or stops and is the comma's and period's best friend. Here's a sentence with a list. Let's see the difference.Moron wrote:I see eggs,pie,waffles,a sea and some stuff.
Not exactly the clearest but don't worry, space to the rescue!Intellectual wrote:I see eggs, pie, waffles, a sea and some stuff.
Now, that's much easier to read, is it not?
Rule 5) Miscellaneous tips and wrapping it up.
There are a variety of helpful hints you should take in order to become a welcomed member of this community. Some helpful hints are to start sentences with capital letters, although this isn't required.
Oh some helpful links are:
I'll be skipping the grammar lecture because the only thing to remember is: ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER! SPEAK IT! As long as it's readable it doesn't have to be perfect.
Part 2: The order and hierarchy.
Rule 1) Respect the elders and newbies alike.
I've noticed some people come in and act like they own the place. Wrong. If you ever think you own the place, write down your address and I'll be over with a quick order of "Kick-in-the-balls". Heh, my cat's sleepy. Anyway, before saying something you know will offend take a look at their join date. If it's higher, you're out. Certain exceptions are when someone's being a complete moron and seems to be breaking a stupidity barrier. If that's the case then give them one for me. You'll know when this happens because EVERYONE will notice. Don't take it upon yourself to conduct a crusade on someone you think is being an idiot. Seriously. Apologies if I'm not being too (double O's if it refers to an excess) clear about this but the general rule is:
Don't be a douche bag. Respect others opinions, especially if they joined earlier than you. However, if they are a true moron that defies logic, then have at them.
Rule 2) Mods = Ownage.
Mods own you, your family and your pets. Hell, they even own your dead relatives. They rock just that hard. Having said that they're a lot fucking nicer than me. If you ever, EVER think you're being abused tell a mod. They'll actually give a fuck, unlike me. Don't sit there whining about how you're being abused. If you do whine I encourage mods do their lock thang. Also mods have been chosen for a reason. They are respected, exceptional members and hence earned their modship. Do not beg to be a mod. Do not whine about not being a mod. I don't care if you were the mod of another forum. No-one gives a fuck. I, personally, don't care if you were a mod at every major website and forum ever created. This is not your forum. This is a new world and until you learn the ropes the mods are your gurus and gods and you are their bitch. In fact if there are any vets you are their bitch too.
Part 3: Communication is always nice
"It is better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt".
Yeah. The title gives a rough idea of what this part is about. For those slow ones out there, just in case it didn't click, I'll explain. You see when you make a post or a thread it is generally useful to have a reason. See, we have what you call "brain cells". This means we can understand considerably more complex situations, hypothetical or otherwise, than on your average "lol i r smart" forum. See we like to see posts we meaning. Posts with meaning make us happy. Posts without meaning make baby Jesus cry and then flambé you.
And for all you smartarses out there thinking "lol ill just say spam means have fun ", well, you are so fucking imbecilic it isn't funny any more. Come to think of it, it wasn't funny in the first place. We want a good meaning. One that required a thought process more complex than breathing, which happens on the sub-conscious level nonetheless. "Random" threads and posts, post labelled "Entertain me" or something similar equal a nice large label of "You're A Fucking Moron". Suffice to say, don't do it. Here's a small list of things acceptable and things that aren't.
- Do think about what you're writing.
- Do check that you're writing something intelligible and informed.
- Do respect others opinions.
- Do see that what you're posting is relevant.
- Do not make a thread for something "random" you cared to show. We don't care.
- Do not make a thread for spamming. We tolerate moderate amounts but Jesus; you're just flogging a dead horse.
- Do not use an irrelevant title.
- If you're asking for help do not title it "Help plz" or similar. Label it relevantly so we can go in with knowledge on our side.
That's it for communication I guess. Oh yeah, check the forum rules you non-entities.
Part 4: Images and "other tools" (Read: You).
Right, so here I am writing another part to this guide. Why? Because some of you people need to learn a few things more, particularly about media. So let's kick this thing off, mmmkay?
Rule 1) Signatures. For the love of god, signatures.
Right, let me make something very clear. I do not hate sigs. In fact, I encourage them. However some of you dumbarses need a lesson or two about them. First is first, if you have a link to a site in your sig then let it stay there. If it really does sound interesting (Which is extremely rare due to the fact some of you people have taste equivalent to that of a dead rabbit) then we'll click it on our own will. Don't try to ram it down our metaphorical throats.
Second, keep your sigs to a reasonable size. By reasonable size, I mean reasonable by our standards, not yours. Get rid of any excess crap that isn't necessary. Gigantic images are a no-no and so is lots of text. Both combined and I encourage banning because you're just that stupid. If I see one more person with a giant image (Or several smaller ones) combined with a unholy amount of text it's getting removed. End of story.
Excellent set of rules can be found, well, just above this post, actually. Seriously, go read and absorb Spike's post on sigs. Do it now.
Rule 2) People don't have 38" monitors.
I think the title explains it pretty well. I see people posting humongous pictures every now and again, and it pisses me off. Believe it or not, some people still have small monitors (Think 15' to 17') or small resolutions in the realm of 800x600. Even if they didn't. do you know how annoying it is to half half your screen real estate taken up by a single shitty macro image?
Keep it to a reasonable size, guys. No-one cares enough about your witty/deep/artistic/creative/whatever picture to enjoy a high resolution version pop up on their screen. So, knock it off.
Rule 3) Your text burns my eyes.
There's a reason the default text colour is so plain and boring, and it's because it is easy to read. That's it. We like to read things without straining our eyes, and feeling like they were just injected with acid.
Using a different colour (Often red, yellow, blue or pink) doesn't make you look special, or unique. It just makes you look like an attention whoring jackarse that's out to piss us off. Every time I see you post in an alternate colour I skip that post. You could be saying the wittiest thing in the world, but no-one cares, because you've gone out of your way to do something that annoys people.
No-one likes attention-whores, no-one cares how special you are, just leave the default colour, damn it.
Part 5: Your Post Itself
Rule 1) Roleplaying goes in the Roleplaying forum.
Continuing on from our theme of "you aren't as special as you think" can we cut the roleplaying crap? If you want to roleplay then there's a forum et up specifically for it.
No, you won't appreciate it if you do those stupid *Does action* things in your posts. No, we won't appreciate it if you say everything in quotes. We certainly won't like it if you add that annoying as fuck "desu" shit after every sentence. It does not make you different, because we've seen this shit a hundred times before. Just stop it.
Rule 2) No, you are not crazy.
Saying that you're insane or crazy, or anything else like that in a post just makes you look like an idiot. If everyone was to be believed then precisely 100% of the internet is genuinely crazy. And that fact was made up.
Honestly though, don't come in and say, "Yeah, I'm sooooo crazy and my friends agree that I'm random too! Woozle wazzle!" and expect us to coo, "Wow, you're so unique and different, will you be my best friend?"
There was a hilarious person floating around on DeviantArt at one stage, who believed she was married to Sephiroth from Final Fantasy Seven. Not only did she genuinely believe it, she felt that everyone else that said the same thing was lying, or posing. Do you see the connection?
I'm not saying you should be a drone, but, you know, just don't think you're all that special.
Rule 3) The internet is a wonderful veil.
You know, every now and again we get one of those "internet tough guys" you hear about. Only, we seem to get the stupidest of them. Instead of the usual "I can kick your arse" posters, our idiots seem to outdo themselves each time.
Now, getting a fourteen year old "lord of the darkness" is pretty typical shit. Yeah, we've heard it all before. You live in the darkness, or you're really a vampire, or some shit. Once again, no-one cares. The only people that fear the darkness are small children or people with irrational fears. So, no, you aren't scaring anyone.
You also don't scare anyone when you make e-threats. Threatening to shoot someone over the internet or something? Boring. It's honestly surprising how many people expect us to believe them, as if they could honestly do anything at all. Fact of the matter is, majority of people can't and if you're posting in a forum dedicated to Bleedman, well, your hacking credibility just isn't very good.
People will act like dicks, people will act like they can hack everything, and so on, but the beauty of the internet is that they're going to get called on it. Seriously, think about how plausible what you're saying is. Chances are, it isn't, and we aren't going to be fooled. Save all of us some time, and you some dignity, and just cut the crap.
The Mirak wrote:About Bleedman's Hentai, Porn and Related Material
Yes, we know that Bleedman draws hentai. We know that bleedman accepts hentai commissions of all kinds. We know that there are persons in this forum who have those images in their computers, and we know that lots of people want them. This along other small related problems, i'm afraid, will not be allowed nor tolerated from now on.
- If you are curious about bleedman's adult material, do not create a topic asking for pictures or links. Instead, PM a Bleedman Moderator (For better results, PM Griddles before you pm me) so that they can give you the name of someone known for having this content, and then proceed to PM the person about it. Do not make this public.
- If you possess Not Suitable For Work material of bleedman's works, do not announce this in the forum, do not offer to share the material on any thread, use the PM feature.
- Do not wear an avatar or signature image that depicts a cropped version of any of said hentai works. This refers to any expression or reaction, or any depiction of full or partial nudity, even if censored, if it may give the viewer the obvious understanding that the real image comes off from a hentai picture then it cannot be posted on this forum. This is because such an avatar encourages people to ask about them, therefore encouraging them to make a rule infraction on the rules put above.
- Do not try to make clever posts using subtle words in order for people to understand that you are talking about bleedman's hentai works.
If a thread is made about raunchy, but suitable for work content like this, knock yourself out, feel free to talk about the image posted on that thread, but talking about bleedman's porn is still a nono. Also, use your fucking brain and be logical, you know what we are talking about.
Trying to find and exploit loopholes in these rules will earn you a warn, a suspension or ban depending on how much of a dick you were. If you have any doubts or questions, feel free to PM any of the Bleedman Moderators. The rules will be changed with time, as we find the loopholes and punish the people who uses them, so always check them out before doing something involving bleedman's hentai.
This rule is now on the global rules thread as well. I'll keep this thread open for comments/discussion on this new rule. I warn you though: I already discussed this with the other mods, and this rule will not likey change. Post any questions you might have here. This thread shall be locked in a few days.
Warbear wrote:An explanation as to what the goldcard club is:Hiryu wrote:The idea in general is that there's a section where not everyone is allowed, much like the mod forum. Except in this case, you'll get a chance to be part of it.
For now the forum itself is visible, but BR is gonna make it private. When it's like that, people will only have the golden names to guide them. This will make them curious about why this membership exists and how they can be a part of it.
Hopefully this will make newcomers better members in no time, more respectable to each other and veterans, in hopes of becoming a member of the gold section. And that's why it exists.Warbear wrote:It's a reason for people to stay. Far too often we've seen a lot of newbies, who could potentially become good, contributing members of the community, make a few posts and then leave, never to be heard from again. The goldcard club is an incentive to stay around and become a contributing member of the community, in the hopes that they too will become the golden children.
Goldcard members will help each other and newbies with their problems around the forum and with their life in general and will become The Pillars Of The Community, thus giving members something to strive for, hopefully increasing our number of tolerable posters.
Keep in mind that it's currently in trials and might end up being retconned entirely if things don't work out. It's not meant as a way for people of Spam to feel superior to the rest of the forum and it's not them defecting from Snafu (I mean, god damn, Spam isn't Quebec.)
Also note that if any of the gold card members try to lord their status over you, you should PM any of the mods and action will be taken. This is not meant to be an elitist group.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to PM Q.U, Valhallen, or BR about it, as I'm sure they will be able to explain it best.
Addendums (not Spam forum applicable):
• Don't double post, if you have more to after you have have just made a post you can edit your post buy clicking the button on the top right corner of the post
• Don't make one word posts
• Don't post in a thread that is too old (eg. A thread that is not on the first page of a forum, or a thread that has not been posted in for a few weeks)