Re: Is there a rule against flaming "third parties"?
I seem to remember something in the rules about this...it was okay to criticize the fictional person James Bond, but not okay to criticize the author Ian Fleming, even though he was long dead. If I can dig it up, I will.
Here it is:
Groups and Message Board Wars
We do not allow groups or threads based solely on the exclusion of, or opposition to a certain group of posters (much less a certain group of real-world individuals, such as a ethnicity or sexual preference). Nor do we allow groups or threads where the function is to voice opposition (including insulting or defaming) a specific real-world person or group. While you can form an Anti-James Bond group, you cannot form an Anti-Ian Fleming group, because Ian Fleming is a real person. No, it doesn't matter that he is unlikely to post in these forums on account of the fact that he died in 1964; groups set up in opposition to real people are not permitted. Such groups will be disbanded and threads locked, and Infractions will be issued as the staff deems appropriate.
Feeling very rundown, sore throat, general malaise...expect more intermittent posting for the next few days.
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Last edited by MikelaC1 : 11-21-2013 at 08:58 AM.