Comic Forum Announcements!! READ! (Tiers Thread and Spoilers)
1. The tiers thread will now only be open intermittently. Rather than an ongoing discussion, it will be closed for several months then opened for a period of weeks or 1-2 months. This will avoid kneejerk reactions to feats, and allow a concerted effort to be put into making the necessary changes within a limited timeframe. It will then be closed again, and the cycle will repeat. No definite timeline has been determined for a closed/open ratio, but updates will be posted as needed.
2. Spoilers tags should be used whenever appropriate. If you don't know how to use spoiler tags, use the reference below:
[ spoiler ] text [ / spoiler ]
...minus the spaces between brackets.
3. What is and isn't allowed concerning spoilers: Not allowed:
- Posting spoilers for an issue/arc/character before it has come out
- Spoilers in thread titles
- Posting spoilers for recent story arcs in threads where they don't belong (i.e. "Batman died" within a few weeks of FC coming out in an Avengers thread)
- Using spoilers as a means of annoying a member, essentially trolling them by following them around
- Posting anything about a story once it has come out, in the proper thread
- Speculation or personal opinion based on inference or knowledge of the character/writer
- It should be considered common courtesy to refrain from posting spoilers for an issue in the first few days after it has come out, even in the appropriate thread. It will not, however, be considered a forum offense to do so provided it meets with the earlier requirements.
- Spoilers infractions are a lesser evil on the forums, and will not be judged as harshly as other offenses. However, bashing and trolling behind a veneer of spoilers will be dealt with as harshly as those same offenses in any other circumstance.