STORY GUIDELINES

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STORY GUIDELINES

Post  Admin on Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:12 pm

In order to maintain peace and safety, there are some rules that must be followed when posting your work(s) here:

  • Because this is a site where you can post original stories and fan fiction, it would be impractical to activate the language filter, and so it has been left off. HOWEVER, we implore you to use common sense and filter yourself when leaving comments, as we strive to be family-friendly to those members who are still underage.

  • *Unfortunately, due to language barrier issues, members are discouraged from posting in a language other than English. We hope to change this eventually, but for the moment stories and comments must be posted in English.

    *That's not to say that a character in a story cannot say something in another language. (i.e. 'He leaned closer to the small, Hispanic woman and said, "Busco a alguien; ¿tal vez usted podría ayudarme?'") If it is beneficial to the story that a character speak another language, then that is allowable.

  • This is not only a site to play, but a site to learn as well, and we encourage our members to give constructive criticism on works, so that the author may become a better writer. HOWEVER, flames and blatant disrespect will not be tolerated, and if you are reported to a moderator or the Admin, your comment(s) will be deleted and you will be given a warning. If you are reported a second time, you will be banned from the site. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • We do have a rating system, that closely follows the guidelines posted by FictionRatings.Com, and you are required to follow it. **To make this easier, we have a set of pre-made rating images that can be used when posting your work(s).


    Kid - Intended for general audience 5 years and older. Content should be free of any coarse language, violence, and adult themes.
    Code:
    [right][img]http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif[/img][/right]


    Kid Plus - Suitable for more mature childen, 9 years and older, with minor action violence without serious injury. May contain mild coarse language. Should not contain any adult themes.
    Code:
    [right][img]http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif[/img][/right]


    Teen - Suitable for teens, 13 years and older, with some violence, minor coarse language, and minor suggestive adult themes.
    Code:
    [right][img]http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif[/img][/right]


    Teen Plus - Not suitable for children or teens below the age of 16 with possible strong but non-explicit adult themes, references to violence, and strong coarse language.
    Code:
    [right][img]http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif[/img][/right]


    Mature - Content is only suitable for ages 17 and older. May contain explicit language and adult themes.
    Code:
    [right][img]http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif[/img][/right]

    **For our more artistically inclined authors, you are more than welcome to make a banner for your story, but please make sure that a rating is CLEARLY visible.

  • The pre-made rating images should be aligned to the TOP RIGHT CORNER of your post (if you are using the codes from above, they've already been coded to align to the right).

    ***EXAMPLE:

    ***The poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe is used in this image as an EXAMPLE, and under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you EVER post someone else's work(s).


  • Chaptered Stories need to include the chapter number in the Subject/Title (i.e. Annabel Lee: Chapter 1). When chaptered stories are complete, please put [COMPLETE] in the Subject/Title of the last chapter (i.e. Annabel Lee: Chapter 5 [COMPLETE]).

  • Banners that are created for stories should not exceed (w)500x(h)150 pixels and should not contain nudity or profanity. If you are reported and a moderator or admin confirms that your banner has inappropriate material on it, your banner will be removed and you will be sent a warning.

  • In the case of Lyrics, that does mean ORIGINAL lyrics, not the lyrics to Thriller (for example). If you did not create it, DO NOT post it. If you are reported, the post will be deleted, and you will be sent a warning. If you are reported a second time, you WILL be banned from the site. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • If it is discovered (with proof) that you are plagiarizing someone else's work(s) from here or another site, whether it be original stories or fan fiction, the story(s) will be deleted and you will be IMMEDIATELY banned from this site. THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING!


Thank you for your cooperation,

Annabel Lee Staff

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