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Cello
November 3rd, 2010, 12:47 PM
Are the rules for the blog section the same as the general forum rules? Or am I just overlooking the Blog Rules?

Reason why I ask is because I was considering starting up a video blog intended for the YouTube audience, but not limited to just YouTube as I was going to post the videos in addition to some text in a blog here as well.

I just wanted to know what my limitation on YouTube linking/advertisement in a blog was mainly.

Thanks,
and once appropriately answered please feel free to close this thread.

Melody
November 3rd, 2010, 08:25 PM
As far as I have heard...blogs follow all the Global PC Rules. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=91723)

Primarily these Rules should be the ones covering the blogs:

Everybody is to respect other people on the board.
Do not flame, bash or insult other people. If someone acts uncivil, or harasses/intimidates you, you are not given the excuse to act the same in retaliation. Language in the forum must not be offensive to others - words such as "gay" when used in a derogatory manner must not be used. Do not press upon other members' religious beliefs.

Swearing and censor bypass is not allowed.
It is not permitted to swear on the community - along with that, most known words are blocked. Censor bypass is also disallowed - that is, censoring a part of a swear word so that it isn't blocked out but the original word is implied.

Advertising other forums is not permitted in posts, social groups, blog entries, visitor messages, or private messages.
The community prohibits unsolicited advertising of forums. The only space where you are permitted to advertise is your signature. Members who join and send forum links to other members over the private message system will be immediately banned on the notion of joining with the intention of advertising their forum. In addition, we will delete all private messages, visitor messages and posts with these links. You are permitted to link to threads and posts of another forum when it may helpful and contributive to the thread. Linking to other web sites is permitted anywhere in the community, but blatantly advertising web sites is not permitted. In particular, joining and advertising shopping sites will have your account suspended and your posts removed. (It is left to the discretion of the community staff to decide whether a link to a website or forum may be considered advertising. Unacceptable forms of linking may be edited without question.)

Pornographic images must not be submitted anywhere on the community.
In no portion of the community can an image or link to a pornography site be submitted. Doing such is heavily disregarded - posting such will lead to an immediate and indefinite ban, regardless of a member's forum status.

Illegally tampered copyrighted software may not be posted or linked to.
Including ROMs, “warez” or cracks, no software that has been illegally tampered with, or distributed outside its legal means, should be linked to. This includes original BIOS or firmware files for any gaming platform. ROMs are copyrighted materials, and the distribution of them without any copyright holding is prohibited.

Don't question any bans that we issue. Do not ask about a member's ban.
Bans to members are kept between staff and the member. Unless information is answered by a staff member, you should not ask about it. Don't question bans that we issue to members - additionally, do not invite friends to rally your ban.


Furthermore the Signature Rules do encourage that you use your blog for youtube video sharing, because you simply cannot post them in your signature.

As a result, I see no reason writ in PC law that prevents you from doing such a thing.
I doubt any staff members will object to it either, but don't ignore them if they do for some silly reason.

Cello
November 4th, 2010, 04:22 AM
As far as I have heard...blogs follow all the Global PC Rules. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=91723)

Primarily these Rules should be the ones covering the blogs:


Furthermore the Signature Rules do encourage that you use your blog for youtube video sharing, because you simply cannot post them in your signature.

As a result, I see no reason writ in PC law that prevents you from doing such a thing.
I doubt any staff members will object to it either, but don't ignore them if they do for some silly reason.

Ha ha, I wouldn't ignore them. I know better than that.
I've already read over the global PC rules plenty. I just wanted to get a green light on the idea before I actually attempted it just incase it would have been against any rules.

Also, thanks for answering.