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fantasia
(@fantasia)
Member Admin

Hello and welcome! :-H You may notice that NarniaWeb is much stricter than many other message boards. Our members tell us they like the unique culture that our rules help us maintain. Everyone has a right to his or her opinion, but not every comment and behavior belongs on NarniaWeb. To help you and everyone else enjoy the forum, please read and follow these rules:

Forum Etiquette

1.) Speak respectfully of other NarniaWebbers, public figures, and corporations. You should be fair in your statements about people and companies. Always assume that the person you are discussing can read every word you type — because, of course, he or she can and many people involved with the Narnia productions do. Do not flame other members, and do avoid hateful and inflammatory language. Extreme statements like these are not welcome here:

• Netflix/Disney/Fox/Walden is greedy, evil, and/or always makes lousy movies.
• The cast is ugly.
• The sky is falling because someone in the movie production said something I don't like.
• The sky is falling because anyone is daring to make a movie at all.
• Your ideas are stupid/immature.
• My ideas are better than yours.

2.) Do not post statements or images that express romantic attraction toward any character or cast member. That type of "extreme fandom" is disrespectful to the person being discussed, and spoils the forum for many members. Actors are real people with real feelings, and NarniaWeb strives to maintain a culture that treats them as people, not just as objects of romantic interest. Examples of inappropriate statements include:

• Kiss me, Susan.
• I want to marry Will.
• Ben is so hot.

3.) Do not double-post. If you would like to add something to the post you just made, click on the “Edit” button in the upper right-hand corner of your post. Exceptions may be made if over 24 hours have passed since your previous post.

4.) Do not swear or curse. If you swear, your post will be edited or deleted, and you will receive a warning from the moderators. This includes abbreviations or symbol representations.

5.) Post with substance. This means that your posts should contain your own ideas and challenge other people to think. Please do not post messages that just say "I agree" or "You said exactly what I would say." These clutter up a thread and can make other people in the discussion feel outnumbered and intimidated.

6.) Use good spelling and grammar. Please type your posts in full sentences and avoid netspeak or chat-style writing (such as “l3375l°34l<” or “Hi how r u? I r gr8”). Do not use excessive ALL CAPS in your post.

7.) When quoting other members, only quote the relevant sentence or two of their post. Do not include the whole post over again as this makes for long page loads.

8.) Do not start topics or post messages solely to advertise other websites. (If you like, you may place a link to your site in your signature.) It is permissible to start a new topic about a bona fide Narnia-related news story and link to the source of the story in your opening post. Keep in mind that all links are subject to review and possible removal if they are deemed inappropriate under NarniaWeb's family-friendly rules.

9.) Do not post pirated/illegal materials here. Because of our responsibility as a well-known Narnia movie news site, NarniaWeb does not support pirated materials of any kind. If you post illegally obtained information on the forum, it will be removed. Please PM a moderator before posting if you are unsure whether or not something is legal, and let an administrator here know if you do find something illegal online.

10.) Do not send spam messages through the Private Messaging system. Users found doing this will be given one warning; repeat offenders will be banned from NarniaWeb. Contrary to popular belief, the forum rules also apply to the Private Messaging system. If you receive a PM that violates forum rules, contact a moderator or administrator, and be prepared to forward the offending message.

11.) Having a duplicate account on NarniaWeb is strongly discouraged. While some exceptions are made occasionally, if you are found to be using a duplicate account to break the forum rules, that account will be immediately deactivated. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please use the Contact Us button.

Discussion Topics

12.) When starting a new topic, be sure to check that it is not already an existing discussion and that it is in the correct forum. If the moderators find duplicate topics, they will usually close one or combine the two.

13.) Stay on topic. Moderators will close threads that rabbit-trail off to other subjects.

14.) Please confine extended theological discussions to The Man Behind the Wardrobe section (or the appropriate thread in the Spare Oom) so that these topics can be avoided by those who are not interested or who would take offense.

15.) Do not use already-published characters in the RPGs (role-playing games), as we do not have permission to use those characters in such a manner. Role-play with original characters is allowed in Ditto Town.

16.) Certain extremely controversial topics are unconditionally banned from NarniaWeb, as they have caused some nasty arguments in the past. If a moderator tells you that a topic you have brought up is banned for this reason, please do not argue. Such decisions are never made lightly and are not open to debate. Topics that are currently off-limits are:

• Politics
• Sexual content of any kind

You can help the moderators. If you see an inappropriate post, click on the "Report !" icon in the upper right-hand corner of the post, fill out the necessary information, and click "Submit." This will alert the moderators and they will take whatever action is necessary.

Image Guidelines

17.) Do not post photographs of people (or yourself) in revealing clothing, including bathing suits. Images or words that are lewd, sexual, or inappropriate may be removed or edited by the moderators. In extreme cases, users who post such things may be blocked from the forum altogether.

18.) Avatar image uploads must be smaller than 1MB in size. Avatars may not be animated.

19.) The maximum size of a signature image is 300 pixels wide by 100 pixels tall. If the image is larger than this, it will be automatically re-sized. A signature may not contain more than one image. Unlike avatars, animated signature images are allowed, but please be mindful of other forum users (e.g. nothing extremely flashy).

New Members

Due to a small minority of members who are more interested in being a nuisance than in participating in real discussions, messages from new members require moderator approval. We apologize for the inconvenience. Don't feel bad if a message is rejected; most of the time this really isn't a big deal, and you'll receive an explanation.

Summary

The moderators have the right to do what they think is best for the forum. Their job is to keep the spirit of the rules, not just the letter. Even if you think you’ve found a loophole, be aware that the moderators still have the right to stop you if you’re causing a problem. You may think they’re being "unfair," but they’re just doing their job.

If you have any problems or concerns, please feel free to contact anyone on our helpful and friendly team and we will try to resolve the issue as soon as possible. To see who is moderating what area, go to the Board Index and look at the blue names listed under each section.

Thank you for taking the time to read through our rules, and enjoy the forum! :)

— The NarniaWeb Moderator Team

Posted : June 3, 2020 7:15 pm
SnowAngel
(@snowangel)
Maiden of Monday Madness Moderator
Have you been inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia? Narnian Fan Art is the place for you to share your creativity with the rest of NarniaWeb! To help you and everyone else enjoy this section, please read and follow the forum rules as well as these guidelines:
 
Thread Guidelines:
 
1.) There will be one topic per piece of art or series. For example, you draw a picture of yourself as Tumnus and create the topic "Me as Tumnus." Replies to the topic will deal only with that particular piece of art. This means your drawing of yourself as Tumnus and your second drawing of yourself as Roonwit would all have separate threads. Poetry is exempt from this rule; it may either go in the main Poetry thread or in one thread per author.
 
2.) Please do not start new threads for queries, including requests for help, images, etc. NarniaWeb's Image Gallery is one of the most complete Narnia galleries on the Web. If the picture you're looking for is not there, most likely it has not been released to the public. If you have a question, Got Questions? Find Answers! is a general help thread, but be sure to take a look at the How to Upload Images thread as well. We also have a thread for user-created tutorials, Fan Art Tutorials, with plenty of how-to information.
 
3.) While poetry is allowed, fan-fiction is not permitted on NarniaWeb. 
 
4.) All other artwork must adhere to the rules. Any image exceeding 500 pixels in width must be thumbnailed (tutorial here) and you may have up to five thumbnails per post. Any post not conforming to this will be edited and possibly removed.
 
5.) All avatars and signatures must go in the pinned threads at the top of the forum. Please note the forum rules about avatar and signature sizes and animations. You may create these graphics at any size you wish, but it is highly recommended that you include a disclaimer if they do not conform to NarniaWeb's graphics rules. There are other guidelines that pertain to certain types of artwork that are explained below.
 
Avatars:
Avatars must be posted in the pinned Avatars thread and you may post up to 20 avatars per post. When posting, please be considerate of others and do not post more than five avatars per row (any more than that will stretch the screen).
 
Signatures:
Signatures must be posted in the pinned Signatures thread and you may post up to ten signatures per post. As stated above, be considerate of others and do not post more than two signatures per row.
 
Avatar and Signature Sets:
Avatar and signature sets are sets of avatars and signatures that are made from the same image and go together. No more than five avatar/signature sets will be allowed per post. If you post an avatar and its matching signature in said thread, you may not post either the avatar or the signature in the Avatars or Signatures thread (your artwork may only be posted in one thread).
 
Post Guidelines:
 
6.) Please keep your pictures within a reasonable size. A good rule of thumb is to keep them under 500 pixels wide or 100Kb (100,000 bytes). Moderators reserve the right to re-size overly large images that stretch the computer window. When posting animated GIFs as avatars, remember that these will affect the loading time for those with slower Internet connections. You may still make, use and post them, but bear in mind the 1mb limit.
 
7.) If your image is under 65k, you have the option of attaching it to your post instead of linking. If you want to upload instead of linking, you can use the Attach File tab below your post box. Do not use the Attachment feature to upload large amounts of fan art. Please use a third-party account (such as Photobucket or Imageshack) instead.
 
Post Etiquette:
 
8.) Everyone will be at different levels artistically, so please remember to be respectful at all times. Even if a drawing doesn't look that great to you, keep in mind that it was important enough to someone to post it on the forum. Do not bash anyone's work with degrading comments like: "That's a really bad drawing," "I don't like anything about this," or "How can you call that art?" Instead, try to find one thing that you do like and comment about that, even if it's nothing more than, "It looks like you worked really hard on this." We don't want to squash anyone's creative abilities.
 
9.) Please, no one-word posts. It's easy to think up something to write besides "Wonderful!" even if it's just, "This is a wonderful drawing, keep up the good work!" Also, no posts that just say, "Thank you!" If you wish to thank those who are commenting on your work, make sure your post has substance. Do not post a thank-you after each comment; such thread-padding is not permitted.
 
10.) If possible, offer constructive criticism as well as praise. Comments along the lines of "Wow, that's a great drawing," are all well and good, but if you can mention something specific about how you think the artist improve his/her work, most artists really appreciate this.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to PM either of the Narnian Fan Art moderators. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
 
Thanks, and happy posting! 😀 
 
Narnian Fan Art moderators 
— wild rose, SnowAngel


He who counts the stars and calls them by their names is in no danger of forgetting His own children. — C.H. Spurgeon

Posted : June 4, 2020 12:36 pm
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