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Author:  Dissension [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Forum Rules - Updated 4/10/2017

Welcome to Housepets!

  • Be kind and respectful.

  • When posting, consider the family-friendly and non-controversial nature of the comic. If you're not sure something is OK to include, feel free to PM a moderator.

  • Please do your best to post legibly and coherently. If you post in a language other than English, please provide a translation. Some people have trouble seeing very bright or small text, so thanks in advance for avoiding those. Also, if you'd like to post on a topic and you're the author of its most recent reply, we ask you to use the edit button on your existing post instead of double-posting.

If you see a post or private message (PM) you think is inappropriate, or which doesn't meet these guidelines, please report it.

Occasionally, your posts may be edited or removed. Don't worry; we'll always explain why via the private message (PM) system. If you need more information about our actions, please reply to the PM you receive or post in the Rules and Moderator Discussion forum.

We're glad you're here and we'll always do our best to treat you right. In return, please don't use the public forum or private message (PM) system to do anything illegal, advertise for other Web sites or chat groups that exist solely to subvert our rules, or subject us to DDoS or other attacks.

- Diss

Author:  Dissension [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

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If you see a post that violates one of the forum rules, please submit a report rather than talking about the fact that the post is bad.

To do that, find and click on the Image Report button located in the lower-right corner of the first rule-breaking post. Please do not report more than one post in a single thread; anyone with moderator permissions in the appropriate forum will receive a link to the reported post in their moderator control panel and read through the entire thread from that post onward.

Once you have elected to file a report, you will be directed to a report form.

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Select the most appropriate option from the drop-down box and (if necessary) enter a brief description of why you're reporting the post in the text box. If you select the radio button to be notified when your report is dealt with, you'll receive an automatically-generated e-mail which basically says "Your report is being handled by a moderator or administrator and has been closed. For more information, contact [whichever mod closed the report]."

By following this procedure, you'll help us deal with any issues that may arise while simultaneously not mini-modding. Thanks, guys!

Author:  JeffCvt [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

So what's really new about these rules? They seem pretty similar to me.

Author:  RandomGeekNamedBrent [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

yes, but they're much less daunting to read. He condensed to old rules into this shorter one so as not to scare of potential forumites

Author:  Dissension [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

Indeed. The gist is the same, nothing's changed in a major way, the old rules were just kinda presented less concisely. As Res will attest, concision is key to improving understanding and enjoyment. In fact...

Author:  Sleet [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

The only major change is it is now perfectly legal to call Dissension a stupid nut-breath.

Author:  valerio [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

Sleet Wrote:
The only major change is it is now perfectly legal to call Dissension a stupid nut-breath.

It was good to know you, Sleet...

Author:  copper [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

Sleet Wrote:
The only major change is it is now perfectly legal to call Dissension a stupid nut-breath.


I'm glad somebody finally said something. Every time I talk to him, I get a craving for cashews. :roll:

Author:  yehoshua [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

I would never point out the nut-like breath of anyone who's name rhymes with diss-and-shun.

Author:  GameCobra [ Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

Just noticed this topic changed recently.

As long as pregnancy fanart isn't creepy, i'm fine with it. It's meant to me to be heartwarming, and these days I would love to see some heartwarming variants.

Author:  valerio [ Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

GameCobra Wrote:
Just noticed this topic changed recently.

As long as pregnancy fanart isn't creepy, i'm fine with it. It's meant to me to be heartwarming, and these days I would love to see some heartwarming variants.

this.

Author:  Foxstar [ Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

Said fanart is on very thin ice given people's bad habit to fetishize stuff, but if it's clean and proper, then it's fine.

Author:  JakJak [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

I remember the days of Jim-Jim and his habit of not reading the rules beforehand. Hopefully after all this time he went out of his way to read them. :D

Also bump for no reason.

Author:  Sleet [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

JakJak Wrote:
I remember the days of Jim-Jim and his habit of not reading the rules beforehand. Hopefully after all this time he went out of his way to read them. :D

Also bump for no reason.
No one likes him.

Author:  JakJak [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

How's he been? He used to be a real jerk.

Author:  Tiggy [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

Well isn't that rather mean, Sleet.

Author:  Karl [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

But Sleet is telling the truth. If Stripe said that nobody likes him, then nobody likes him.

... he's also a dork.

Author:  Sleet [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

You beat me to the punch.

Author:  Jimmy Jazz [ Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

Whoa-ho-ho hey what. Jim-Jim? me?

This is uncalled for, when did i ever troll? Hmm?
I just stuck to myself. all i did. i mean sure i asked a few too many questions sometimes but it's just because I got to stubbornly curious.
and occasionally someone would yell at me then i would refresh the page and everything would just... disappear. and get a private message.


WELL FINE, I'M GOING. AND I'M NEVER COMING BACK.

jokingjokingjokingjokingjokingjokingjokingjokingjokingjoking

Author:  Dissension [ Fri May 17, 2013 5:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Hey, guys, this is just a tiny, tiny revision, pertaining only to the third bullet point. The change is indicated below, in addition to being updated in this thread's first post.

In the last version, I Wrote:
  • Please post intelligently and coherently; we communicate entirely via text, so it is important to minimize ambiguity. Please do not submit one-word or single-image posts or use "chat speak." You also should not double post or submit images or unbroken lines of text that "stretch" the page.

For the Update, I Wrote:
  • Please post intelligently and coherently; we communicate entirely via text, so it is important to minimize ambiguity. Please do not submit one-word or single-image posts that are off-topic or do not contribute to the conversation. We also ask you do not use "chat speak," double post, or submit images or unbroken lines of text that "stretch" the page.

Author:  Gren [ Fri May 17, 2013 9:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

For the Update, I Wrote:
  • Please post intelligently and coherently; we communicate entirely via text, so it is important to minimize ambiguity. Please do not submit one-word or single-image posts that are off-topic or do not contribute to the conversation. We also ask you do not use "chat speak," double post, or submit images or unbroken lines of text that "stretch" the page.


Aww, you ruin all the fun! :(

Author:  lasthunter [ Fri May 17, 2013 10:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

if they didn't then they wouldn't be mods! :lol:

Author:  Sleet [ Fri May 17, 2013 12:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Our job is to make sure the forum is as unfun as possible, you see.

Author:  lasthunter [ Fri May 17, 2013 1:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

and it is our job as the members to make your job as hard as possible by finding loop holes in your silly silly rules

REBEL!!!! :twisted: jkjkjkjkjkjk :lol:

Author:  Karl [ Fri May 17, 2013 7:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Okay :) I understand.
Sorry for the mess.

Author:  Dissension [ Fri May 17, 2013 11:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

lasthunter Wrote:
and it is our job as the members to make your job as hard as possible by finding loop holes in your silly silly rules

There aren't really a ton of loopholes. The current rules are a more condensed form of an older version I authored.
Gren Wrote:
For the Update, I Wrote:
  • Please post intelligently and coherently; we communicate entirely via text, so it is important to minimize ambiguity. Please do not submit one-word or single-image posts that are off-topic or do not contribute to the conversation. We also ask you do not use "chat speak," double post, or submit images or unbroken lines of text that "stretch" the page.


Aww, you ruin all the fun! :(

We now allow far more of those than we used to - you'll note that, in the old version, all single-image and one-word responses that were not part of a forum game were excluded.

Author:  Silly Zealot [ Mon May 20, 2013 6:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NEW Forum Rules

Sleet Wrote:
The only major change is it is now perfectly legal to call Dissension a stupid nut-breath.

I calld him something worse. No, not only worse. I called him the worst!
The worst thing someone could anyone else, ever.
I....

....
....

I called him a m-moderator....
I'm sorry.

GameCobra Wrote:
Just noticed this topic changed recently.
As long as pregnancy fanart isn't creepy, i'm fine with it. It's meant to me to be heartwarming, and these days I would love to see some heartwarming variants.

- It's a boy!
- It's a girl!
- No, it's Superman!

lasthunter Wrote:
and it is our job as the members to make your job as hard as possible by finding loop holes in your silly silly rules

I KNEW they were conspiring against me!

Author:  lasthunter [ Mon May 20, 2013 7:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

no i just like keeping you mod's on your toes :D

Author:  Foxstar [ Mon May 20, 2013 2:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

We don't need any help for that.

Author:  Mickey the Luxray [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Dissension Wrote:
For the Update, I Wrote:
  • Please post intelligently and coherently; we communicate entirely via text, so it is important to minimize ambiguity. Please do not submit one-word or single-image posts that are off-topic or do not contribute to the conversation. We also ask you do not use "chat speak," double post, or submit images or unbroken lines of text that "stretch" the page.


Funny, I just came back to this thread to ask the exact question that was answered here

Author:  Rico [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Dissension Wrote:
We also ask you do not use "chat speak"


Does this include the use of lol, rofl, brb, atm, etc. Or is this rule referring to the overuse of this in silly statements or practices such as replacing letters for numbers within words, e.g. N00b!!1!. Although I'm guessing this is even allowed (within reason) in a certain familiar forum game? :)

Author:  Sleet [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Yes those are discouraged. Just spell out your words, por favor.

Author:  RandomGeekNamedBrent [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

well, lol and rofl can be effectively replaced by emoticons, and brb really doesn't have a use in a forum where immediate replies aren't expected.

atm, it is preferred you spell out the phrase

Author:  Silly Zealot [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

RandomGeekNamedBrent Wrote:
atm, it is preferred you spell out the phrase

ATMs can't talk, let alone conect to the internet.
Why do you demand this things from them?

Author:  Rico [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

The rules are fair enough. This forum did have the reputation of having the sharpest and most well-written members. At least it did before I joined :D

Author:  Sleet [ Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Did it now? I'm flattered!

Author:  Rico [ Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Sorry, I thought you already knew :oops:

I originally found Housepets! through recommendations from other web comics and discussions. These recommendations included favourable comments about the HP community and one of many reasons why I joined the forum.

Author:  Arbitrary [ Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Just dropping by to make sure everything is all square. Thank you for keeping the forums fun to poke around!

Author:  hyperfox [ Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated Friday, May 17th

Just dropped by to read the new rules. They are pretty good to my point of view. Now I know for sure what I can and cannot do. :D

Author:  Dissension [ Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013

The following rule was updated; additions are indicated with bold, italicized text.

I Wrote:
  • Please post intelligently and coherently; we communicate entirely via text, so it is important to minimize ambiguity. If you feel the need to post in a language other than English, please provide an English translation of your comments; others should not need to visit an external Web site to understand what you're saying. Please do not submit one-word or single-image posts that are off-topic or do not contribute to the conversation. We also ask you do not use "chat speak," double post, or submit images or unbroken lines of text that "stretch" the page.

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