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MCForum General Information & Rules
« on: June 28, 2010, 12:44:46 pm »
MCForum General Information:
  • In the rules below, where you see “we,” “us,” “our,” or something similar, the reference is to the MCForum Administration, which includes both the Admins and the Moderators (or Mods).
  • It is easy to see why some people may consider this the official forum of the Erotic Mind-Control Story Archive (or EMCSA), but this is not the case.  Yes, this is the original mind control erotica forum, but the MCForum and the EMCSA are totally separate in all aspects except for subject matter.  Simon bar Sinister is no more responsible for the content of the MCForum than Chase the Wind or Bobwhite are responsible for the content of the EMCSA (other than the stories they’ve written, of course).
  • When you see “MC,” it means Mind Control or Mind Control Erotica (the E is invisible), not  Master of Ceremonies (or emcee).  If you came here for anything like that, then turn around and leave, unless you’re intrigued by mind control and sex.
  • The MCForum exists primarily to promote the discussion of MC, and provide the MC community with a place to hang their hat.  Authors have a tendency to dominate the conversation, but the board is here for everyone, including readers, writers, reviewers, and the curious.  All are all welcome, and viewpoints are equally respected.
  • The MCForum is split into three individual forums (or sections).  Forum Administration is for announcements, rules, questions, and feedback concerning the MCForum itself.  The Forum is the place to find all MC topics, be they about stories, videos, games, etc.  The Corner Pub is the place for all non-MC, non-MCForum discussion.
  • Here is a short list of common terms and abbreviations you are likely to see:
    • Member:  when a guest registers, he or she becomes a Member.  Some members have gone on to become members of the administration team (see below).
    • PM:  Personal Message, like an email but within the MCForum software.  Plural: PMs, or PM’s.
    • Forum:  usually means the MCForum as a whole, but occasionally used to refer to one of the 3 forums (see above) in the MCForum available to members.  There are a total of nine boards in the Forum.
    • Board:  One of the nine major sections of the Forum, with helpfully self-explanatory titles.  Boards may contain child boards (which is just a board located within a board) and one or more threads.
    • Thread:  a topic of discussion.  Topic and thread are interchangeable terms.  Threads contain one or more posts.
    • Poll:  same as a thread, but with some kind of a voting poll at the top.
    • Post:  a reply to a thread or poll.  The first post in a thread is often called the thread starter.
    • MC:  Mind Control, or with the invisible E, Mind Control Erotica.  Yes, I’m mentioning this again.  It does not mean Master of Ceremonies!
  • From the top down, the MCForum Administration Team consists of two Admins, Chase the Wind and Bobwhite (who often goes by Joe); two Global Moderators, BB Zed (who often goes by Mike) and Daphne; and several Moderators: Firest, Grey Shadow, King Wesley, Lisateez (who often goes by Lisa), Topaz172, Wiseguy and Daja.
  • If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask.  We were all newbies once.
  • Lastly, this is an English-language forum.  Not that we have anything against people who speak other languages, but we all speak English.  Please post in English.

MCForum Rules:

1)  The MCForum is for people over the age of 18, or whatever the age is in your jurisdiction that would allow you to view or purchase pornographic material.  If you are a Guest, and you’re not 18, leave—do not register.  If you are a registered member and we find out you’re not 18, we will delete your account.  Do not set your birthday to make yourself appear under 18; doing so will get your account suspended.

2)  In order to participate in the discussion you must register and become an MCForum member. Registration is free, but does require you to give us a working email address (if for no other reason than to allow you to respond to the activation message).

3)  One member per account, and one account per member.  Members are not allowed sock-puppet accounts (i.e., members may not start another account under a different user name), nor does the MCForum tolerate the creation of one account to which several people have access.

4)  Flaming and trolling is not acceptable, neither in posts nor in personal messages, and will be dealt with accordingly.  If you see such behavior, do not participate; instead, report it by clicking the appropriate button.  (Yes, you can report abuse if it's restricted to PMs.)  In addition to obvious cases of flaming or trolling, behavior that is disrespectful in the extreme is prohibited; this includes but is not limited to things like name-calling, hurling insults, etc.

5)  Spammers and trolls are not welcome.  Spamming and trolling will result in the locking and/or deletion of the offending material and may include the removal of the offending member account, at the MCForum Administration’s discretion.

6)  Politics and religion are not allowed topics for discussion. Yes, there was a time when this was not the case, and a board for the discussion of such topics was active at one time.  This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

7)  Do not start threads in the Controversial Corner.  If you’re thinking of starting a thread that you are pretty sure will get people fired up and angry, then think twice about starting it at all.  If discussion does get too heated and is deemed to be too controversial, then the thread will be relocated to that specific board.

8)  Respect copyright laws.  Do not in any way use the MCForum as a venue on which to distribute pirated copyrighted material, or to assist in the distribution of pirated copyrighted material. This rule applies both to posts in the MCForum and to personal messages.

9)  Avatars are allowed, with restrictions.  We are OK with just about anything, but avatars 1) must be small in size, in terms of both file size and image size, 2) if animated, must not be animated in an overly distracting or annoying way, 3) must not feature nudity—nipples, genitals, etc.; and 4) must not be political, grotesque, in bad taste, or anything else that causes reasonable complaints. When in doubt, ask, and we’ll decide on a case-by-case basis if your avatar is acceptable.  We will ask you to remove any avatars that are found to be in violation of this rule.  (We may remove them ourselves, as well.)

10)  We will not allow for any discussion regarding under-aged sex, regardless how innocent.  Any thread started will be deleted immediately, and individual posts of this nature in otherwise non-offending threads will be deleted.  If it involves sexual situations and minors, it’s going to be gone as soon as we notice it. This rule is interpreted very broadly by management; the best thing is to completely avoid depictions of under-aged individuals, even as fictional characters.

11)  This forum will not host any awards system, or the discussion thereof.  We do not officially endorse or recognize any awards for MC erotic fiction, save for our own monthly contests and exhibitions.  Any discussions or debates concerning other off-forum MC awards are not allowed. Several members of the forum have elected to promote their own awards system, and a locked thread will be posted announcing its start every year and its completion.  Administrators will be the approving authority of the wording of said announcements.

12) Do not share private personal information. Participants are not to share any personal information about anyone that the person whose information it is has not made public. This includes legal or "real" names, birthdates with a year, locations more precise than a country, just to name a few. If the person whose information it is has made it voluntarily public, it is OK to share it, but be prepared to establish that it really has been shared to the public voluntarily.

13)  Lastly, play nice.  Fail to do so, and we will take action.  The The MCForum Administration Team concedes that no list of rules can ever cover every conceivable situation, and in that spirit, we reserve the right to take action as deemed necessary when it becomes clear that there is behavior that requires action on our part, even if one of the above rules hasn’t technically been broken.  This means you can’t expect to play the “You can’t point to the rule I broke, so you can’t do anything about my behavior!” card.  Some forums try to explicitly list out every thing that you can’t do, and those forums invariably have people who abuse that system by finding loopholes or gaps in the rules and using them to abuse other forum members without fear of reprisal—at least, until the rules are changed and/or amended.  That kind of tomfoolery doesn’t fly here.

MCForum Policies:

These are general policies that moderators and admins use to review material here. They are not (yet) strict rules, but in the interests of transparency, we are publishing them here.

1) Material that purports to offer significant personal transformation, in real life and not as role-playing, is going to be scrutinized very carefully here, including material that claims to come in a "consensual non-consensual" (CNC) wrapper. There is no blanket prohibition, and there won't be if everyone plays nice, but there are significant ethical and legal issues surrounding material of that type. We encourage everyone to be extremely cautious in doing anything around CNC with someone you do not know very well.

« Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 12:55:31 pm by Daphne »
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Re: MCForum General Information & Rules
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 07:40:20 pm »
All new members are encouraged to read the above rules.
I heard that Martin Freeman, of Hobbit fame, and Andy Serkis, from LotR and Hobbit, were the only major actors who weren't of color in the new Black Panther film. Yep--this movie has gone full-SJW, and is so woke that it only included two Tolkien white guys.