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Chelc
16th December 2007, 7:50 PM
Welcome to the new (and less confusing/contradictory :p) SPPf Club FAQ! Here you guys can ask us Club moderators questions concerning the Club forum and its rules.

Before you read any further:

Before asking us anything, PLEASE read through the Club Rules (http://serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=279829)!
THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF CLUBS! If you have a question about the approval or disapproval of your club, DO NOT reply here - PM one of us instead.
Members are not allowed to answer questions, sorry. Yeah, some of you may think you know the rules pretty well, and not to be rude or anything, but we know them better than you. If you reply to a question with the wrong answer, that person who asked the question won't know that it is wrong, so yeah. Let us handle it, k? Thanks.


Starting a Club
This is pretty self-explanatory, and Angeling pretty much covered this in the Club Rules. You have to ask yourself, "Is there already a club like it? Will there be a decent amount of members who will also join? Will it be active? What will the other members and I do in it? What’s the purpose of the club? Will I have time for my own Club? Does my Club follow the forum and Clubs rules? Is it appropriate for the forum?" If you can't answer those questions, then please, do not start a Club - especially if you aren't going to be around to manage it.

NOTE: Your club HAS to be appropriate for the forum. If it isn't, it will not be allowed, even if it is an artistic context. See Bert's post (http://serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=7307109&postcount=10) for an explanation.

Posting a Club
Easy - click the http://serebiiforums.com/images/buttons/newthread.gif button at the top of Club page, type in your title and message, click create thread, and you're good to go... well, until your Club gets approved or disapproved, that is.

Number of Clubs You Can Create
There is no limit. However, running too many Clubs can be pretty stressful. Personally, I feel one is enough, especially if it has a lot of members. So yeah, you'll have to think this out yourself - just remember that it will be a lot of work if you choose to run more than one Club.

Club Owner Requirements
We honestly don't ask much. You don't have to be the "coolest" or "most popular" member to start a club, either. Just be sure that you really want to own it, because if you don't, you're a) stuck with it and b) you'll be letting down a lot of people who thought otherwise, and those who actually wanted to own the Club. You don't have to check on it everyday, but at least check on it every few days - yeah, that is part of our job, too, but we obviously don't catch everything, so as a Club owner, you have to, in a way, "moderate" your own Club (if other members do this, it will be counted as minimodding, which will result in an infraction - and don't do this outside of your club, either. Though this really should be obvious, since it is one of your responsibilities as an owner). Also, PLEASE be an active member. Like, don't create a Club and then leave for a month or something. If you cannot be here often, don't bother. Not only does it save you some time, but it saves us time as well.

When Posting in a Club (for Members)
There aren't really any special rules you need to follow, besides the Club Rules and Forum Rules themselves. Be sure to always stay on topic, and that you are contributing to the the discussion. If you can't do those two things, then please, don't post - you will be infracted or warned for SPAM.

NOTE: ONELINERS ARE A HUGE PROBLEM HERE IN THE CLUBS FORUM. PLEASE, before you post, make sure that your reply is more than a sentence long. If it isn't, you will be infracted for SPAM. This also applies if you only post an image and nothing else.

Regarding Description and Rules of a Club
In order for your Club to be approved, you must explain what your Club is about and have a simple set of rules members must follow. Now, you don't have to type up like, an essay on what you will be discussing in your Club, but seriously - at least type up a couple sentences about it. Just type up enough so that people will understand what your Club is about it. As for rules, "All SPPf Rules apply" doesn't cut it. Its a good start, but everyone's club is different, meaning the SPPf Rules may not be enough. Like I said about description, you don't have to go all out, just enough so your Club doesn't go crazy and can run smoothly. If you ever need help with description, thinking up rules, or even both, feel free to PM me, Angeling, Sweet May, or Medea - we'll gladly help you out. :)

Recreating a Dead or Closed Club
It really depends. If the owner requests for closure of the Club and it has been closed, go ahead and create a new one - this also applies if the owner have been inactive for more than a month, or has not posted in the Club for more than a month. If the latter happens, please be sure to PM one of us Club mods first before you create a new one, because we don't know everything that goes on in every Club and because it will have to be closed. As it also says in the rules, before running off and creating a new one, the issues regarding the inactive owner have to be discussed with the rest of the Club members. Not everyone can own the new Club obviously, so a consensus with the active members on restarting the thread and who will be the new owner will have to be reached.

Another thing - if the previous owner requests for closure of their Club, and they want a specific person to own it, that person is automatically the new owner. No one else, unless they prove to us Club mods that they are a horrible owner and we receieve complaints, only then will someone else be able to own the Club.

NOTE: If the owner of the previous Club all of a sudden comes back and they want to own the Club again, they can't, sorry. No questions asked. They were gone, and proved to be a bad Club owner. That's really all I'm going to say about this.

ANOTHER NOTE: If the owner of a Club has all of a sudden been banned and you feel that that the Club should be restarted, PM a Club Moderator first. We'll let you know if you are allowed to or not, because of course, it depends on why the member is banned/the situation. The Club may or not have to be restarted depending on that.

Similar Clubs
They are allowed. Duplicates (like, if you were going to create another Legendary Pokemon Club, you wouldn't be able to, because there is one already - if you're making a club for just the Legendary Dogs, that would be fine, because it is not the same thing), however, are not. Remember to use the Search function if you want to create a Club that is similar to another, though - these can get pretty confusing sometimes.

Single Pokemon Clubs
They aren't allowed. The end. C'mon, think about it - you can't get really that much discussion about one single pokemon. Plus, remember, not every pokemon is super popular/not everyone may like it. Your club would die in less than a week, and no one likes to see that. Evolution chain clubs > single pokemon clubs.

Approval and Disapproval of Clubs
Oh wow. Where to start... okay, after you create a Club, it is sent to the Mod CP where us Club moderators either approve or dissapprove it. That's basically how it works.

No, it does not take long at all, but we also have other sections we have to moderate around SPPf and we too have lives, so we may not approve/disapprove your Club right away. So just remember, if you don't see it appear for a while, that is probably why.

If it appears, that means it has been approved. If it doesn't (for at least a couple of days/a while), that means it was deleted because it didn't meet the requirements (decent description and rules) asked. It could also already exist, or it is inappropriate for SPPf. If you have questions or concerns as to why your Club wasn't approved/you don't know what was wrong with it, PM me, Eefi-chan, or Sweet May - we're always happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get your Club approved.

Dying/Bumping Clubs
So you start a Club... it's been a few days, and nobody has joined yet, and you want to bump it - you can, but ONLY ONCE if it has ZERO replies. Otherwise - if it dies, it dies. If you were the last person to post in a Club and you want to bump it, you will be infacted for it because it would count as double posting. If you PM one of us about bumping it, though, and we give you permission to bump it, only then is it okay to bump a dying Club.

Joining Clubs / Being Rejected from Clubs
Every club is different. Some clubs may even have their own rules on how to join or code words you have to add in your post in order to join. In every club, though, you must give a reason as to why you want to join, regardless of the other rules. You can't just say, "I LOVE [INSERT WHATEVER IT IS HERE]! CAN I JOIN?!" That is SPAM, and you will be infracted for it.

NOTE: You can join as many clubs as you want - just thought I'd add that in case you thought you could only join one club. =<

SECOND NOTE: DO NOT ASK TO BE CO-OWNER WHEN JOINING A CLUB. The owner will decide. If you ask, you will be infracted for SPAM. However, if the owner says its up for grabs, then it is okay - as long as you stay on topic while doing so.

If you were denied membership from a Club, you didn't follow the rules - plain and simple. Don't reply back in the Club, asking though, because that is SPAM. PM the owner about it instead - they'll definitely tell you why you were rejected. If they don't, PM a Club moderator, and we'll try and figure out whats going on.

Troublesome Members
Warn them. If they still don't listen to you and continue to break the rules, report them using the http://serebiiforums.com/images/buttons/report.gif button, and we will deal with them by infracting them, or if its really bad, we'll ban them from posting in your Club. Basically, try not to worry about them, because that is for us to worry about, not you. They will be dealt with.

Editing the Name of Your Club
You can't edit the name of it, but we can. If you typoed or left out something in the title of your Club, drop either one of us a PM with what you want it to say and we'll fix it for you. :)

Closing Your Club
Again, something only we can do. PM us with an explanation of why you want your Club closed and we will close it for you.

Searching for a Club
Use the search feature provided by the forum and type in a keyword.

So after reading through all of the regularly asked questions, and you know your question still has not been answered, feel free to reply asking us now! After it has been answered, it will be added to the above list. Thank you for your time!

Bert
16th December 2007, 8:08 PM
Ehm yeah Chelc one little contradictory issue:


you have to, in a way, "moderate" your own Club.

The rules (both general and club iirc) state that minimodding isn't allowed :D. I know what you mean but I guarantee you there'll be some people misinterpreting this :p.

Also, I see this FAQ covers the owners only, I don't know but I think members should know what is expected from them and what not. However, that sort of depends on the club and it's owner but still, some general guidelines <_<.

I know, i know, I'm difficult ^^. Just sharing my toughts on this.
Great job by the way, exactly what we needed :)!

Chelc
16th December 2007, 8:16 PM
Ehm yeah Chelc one little contradictory issue:



The rules (both general and club iirc) state that minimodding isn't allowed :D. I know what you mean but I guarantee you there'll be some people misinterpreting this :p.

Also, I see this FAQ covers the owners only, I don't know but I think members should know what is expected from them and what not. However, that sort of depends on the club and it's owner but still, some general guidelines <_<.

I know, i know, I'm difficult ^^. Just sharing my toughts on this.
Great job by the way, exactly what we needed :)!

Yeah...probably. :p Well, I guess that's why I put it in quotations, but if you own a Club, that really is no question. I should probably change it to "manage," or something like that, though.

As for members, well, I think its pretty obvious, right? Following the Club Rules and Forum Rules should about cover it. I honestly don't know what else I could say about Members... do you have any suggestions? ^^;

Nah, you're just sharing your thoughts, which is definitely a good thing. Thanks, btw!

EDIT: Fixed the thing about owners and moderation. :x Good enough?

Bert
16th December 2007, 8:21 PM
Well, Members should know their place in a club.
I can't really recall where but I regularly see members posting stuff like 'Warn him, he's so annoying just warn him' which is actually a kind of minimodding in the minimodding stuff (if that made sense -_-"). Again, I can't recall where but every now and then those things happen <_<. Unfortunately enough.
I'll try to think up on more, as I'm sure there are more things that need covering :p.

Edit: Also, it's a sort of a trend lately (it has been before tough) that the first member to join is also a co-owner, and incase a club leader denies this co-ownership members simply won't join.
The club owner decides who gets to be a co-owner, not the member (not even if they're the first member).
Unfortunately there's technically no rule agaisnt this (Hi can I join I love [insert subject here]. Can I be a co-owner? <--- This is not a oneliner unfortunately :p) and yes, I know it's the club owners who somewhat add them as co-owners but it's become more of an automatism isntead of a exclusivity <_<.

Edit2: Yes, a lot more clearer and certain to avoid shortminded people to get banned :p.

Again, just sharing toughts ^^.
~Bert

Chelc
16th December 2007, 8:33 PM
Well, Members should know their place in a club.
I can't really recall where but I regularly see members posting stuff like 'Warn him, he's so annoying just warn him' which is actually a kind of minimodding in the minimodding stuff (if that made sense -_-"). Again, I can't recall where but every now and then those things happen <_<. Unfortunately enough.
I'll try to think up on more, as I'm sure there are more things that need covering :p.

Well, how does this sound?


When Posting in a Club (for Members)
There aren't really any special rules you need to follow, besides the Club Rules and Forum Rules themselves. Be sure to always stay on topic, and that you are contributing to the the discussion. If you can't do those two things, then please, don't post - you will be infracted or warned for SPAM.

As for minimodding and stuff, that is a general forum rule, so I'm assuming people know that. I also touched up on using the Report Button.

So...yeah. But yeah, feel free to reply with anything else that you can think of that makes the FAQ better. This really helps out a lot! :D

EDIT: Just added this about the co-owner thing:


Joining Clubs / Being Rejected from Clubs
Every club is different. Some clubs may even have their own rules on how to join or code words you have to add in your post in order to join. In every club, though, you must give a reason as to why you want to join, regardless of the other rules. You can't just say, "I LOVE [INSERT WHATEVER IT IS HERE]! CAN I JOIN?!" That is SPAM, and you will be infracted for it.

NOTE: You can join as many clubs as you want - just thought I'd add that in case you thought you could only join one club. =<

SECOND NOTE: DO NOT ASK TO BE CO-OWNER WHEN JOINING A CLUB. The owner will decide. If you ask, you will be infracted for SPAM. However, if the owner says its up for grabs, then it is okay - as long as you stay on topic while doing so.

Bert
16th December 2007, 8:39 PM
In answer to your question: that sounds as if I just completely overlooked that when I was typing that one, one step ahead of me as always ^^.

Ok, I can't see any changes to the report button tough, or did you change the image from .jpg to .png for better quality ;) ?
edit: Yeah that should avoid further problems regarding co-ownership :p. Thanks for listening (reading ^_~?):).

Chelc
16th December 2007, 8:42 PM
In answer to your question: that sounds as if I just completely overlooked that when I was typing that one, one step ahead of me as always ^^.

Ok, I can't see any changes to the report button tough, or did you change the image from .jpg to .png for better quality ;) ?

:p

XD I actually didn't change it at all. I guess it just showed up like that.

But anyways - do you think there is anything else I should add? Or is there enough (at least, for now)? This question applies to anyone btw.

Bert
16th December 2007, 8:45 PM
Well, imo it should handle the situation for now. Altough it's more kinda your job to scout the forum for new, annoying trends and stuff I'll post any issues I might find here :).

So far, so good I'd say :).
~Bert

Tyran
16th December 2007, 8:49 PM
Well I've readed the FAQ well it cleared some thing for me i didn't know O.O

Just keep on going :p
Now need to go back to my own club ¬¬


SECOND NOTE: DO NOT ASK TO BE CO-OWNER WHEN JOINING A CLUB. The owner will decide. If you ask, you will be infracted for SPAM. However, if the owner says its up for grabs, then it is okay - as long as you stay on topic while doing so.
Oh and just saw this one: this happens all the time -.-;
i just promoted a Moderator and still need a Co-owner and can't decide..
But it's still nice to know that this always helps club ^^

Bert
16th December 2007, 9:35 PM
Something just occurred to me.
What if someone'd want to make a club for let's say, people who love Rubens (a very famous painter which, unfortunately for the member wanting to make such a club, usually paints fat, naked women). You can hardly call a painting porn.
Same goes to Violence, Racism, and such in an artistic context. Would that be allowed ?

No, I don't feel like creating a Rubens club in case you wondered :p.

Chelc
16th December 2007, 9:59 PM
Something just occurred to me.
What if someone'd want to make a club for let's say, people who love Rubens (a very famous painter which, unfortunately for the member wanting to make such a club, usually paints fat, naked women). You can hardly call a painting porn.
Same goes to Violence, Racism, and such in an artistic context. Would that be allowed ?

No, I don't feel like creating a Rubens club in case you wondered :p.

...That definitely would not be allowed. I guess I should add something about that. o_O Even if it is in an artistic context, it is inappropriate for the forum. Wow, I would've never thought of that. :p

Added:

NOTE: Your club HAS to be appropriate for the forum. If it isn't, it will not be allowed, even if it is an artistic context. See Bert's post (http://serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=7307109&postcount=10) for an explanation.

Bert
17th December 2007, 6:36 PM
Just asking you know :). You've got these art-fanatic people (no offense to them) who woudl look beyond the 'naked'-thingy and they definitely wouldn't count that as x-rated content :p.
I do agree with you however, that a pokémon forum is hardly a place to discuss art :D.

Edit: Yes, this FAQ is reaching perfection, imo :p.

A question instead of a suggestion now tough; can members answer a question that hasn't got anything to do with the rules ? For exemple if someone asks a question that has been covered in any other thread or even this thread can we point that out (politely :)) or are we still not acknowledgeable enough :p?

Edit2: Maybe you should also add medical, educational, sports and news context for clubs/posts. Again, just a tought :p.

Chelc
17th December 2007, 6:56 PM
Just asking you know :). You've got these art-fanatic people (no offense to them) who woudl look beyond the 'naked'-thingy and they definitely wouldn't count that as x-rated content :p.
I do agree with you however, that a pokémon forum is hardly a place to discuss art :D.

Edit: Yes, this FAQ is reaching perfection, imo :p.

A question instead of a suggestion now tough; can members answer a question that hasn't got anything to do with the rules ? For exemple if someone asks a question that has been covered in any other thread or even this thread can we point that out (politely :)) or are we still not acknowledgeable enough :p?

Edit2: Maybe you should also add medical, educational, sports and news context for clubs/posts. Again, just a tought :p.

Thanks. It means a lot. :) I spent a lot of time on it, so I would hope that it almost covers everything.

Well, if they aren't replying with suggestions and/or questions for us about Clubs, it technically is SPAM. It'd be like you replying to SPAM (because it is off topic), which I would have to infract for. I'm not saying you guys aren't knowledgable or anything like that, I just feel that it isn't your job to be answering everyone's questions, and like I said, if someone messes up, that could result in someone breaking a rule without them knowing... if that makes sense. ^^;

I'll think about that, too. I'm going to add something about oneliners right now as well. I'll edit this post when I do. Thanks again for the suggetions!

Bert
17th December 2007, 7:01 PM
Didn't think about the SPAM thing (kinda limited memory XD) but I guess you're right.
And I wasn't really meanign you said we weren't acknowledgeable (hence the ':p', maybe I shouldn't have said that tough, sorry) but yeah, it's your 'occupation' :p.

Hmm, yes one-liners. I had to report someone in my own club for oneliners sadly (no forgiveness ^^) and it's a damn nuisance nowadays.

By the way, the FAQ says people can pm you about why their club hasn't been approved. IIRC the Club Rules (Eefi-Chan's) say otherwise <_<.

Edit: found it.

Also, DO NOT PM any of the Clubs moderators asking why it isn't showing up either.

So remember, there is NO need to send any kind of request PMs to the moderators or even to ask if your Club idea is good enough or not. Just read the rules here and post your thread, but only post if it's descriptive and not used already.



Less contradictory eh :D?

Angeling
17th December 2007, 7:22 PM
By the way, the FAQ says people can pm you about why their club hasn't been approved. IIRC the Club Rules (Eefi-Chan's) say otherwise <_<.

Edit: found it.


Less contradictory eh :D?Why must you feel the need to post to every reply here?

Anyway, FAQ says this:
If you have questions or concerns as to why your Club wasn't approved/you don't know what was wrong with it, PM me, Eefi-chan, or Sweet May - we're always happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get your Club approved.

i'll clarify later when i have time but if you really don't know what you did wrong, you can PM us, but ONLY AFTER you read the club rules and know what you said there.

again, don't treat this like a chat thread. okay, you read it, that's good. no need to reply each time chelc or another mod posts.

and sorry if i'm still not clear, i'm in class right now and can't check later at home due to laptop issues.

Chelc
19th December 2007, 9:37 PM
Updated w/a note on restarting clubs who have banned owners:


ANOTHER NOTE: If the owner of a Club has all of a sudden been banned and you feel that that the Club should be restarted, PM a Club Moderator first. We'll let you know if you are allowed to or not, because of course, it depends on why the member is banned/the situation. The Club may or not have to be restarted depending on that.

Anyone wanna add anything? Or good enough? J/w :p

Uzamaki Hinata
27th December 2007, 6:40 PM
Um, I have a question, wasn't there a Muslim club? What happened to it?

Angeling
27th December 2007, 6:49 PM
Um, I have a question, wasn't there a Muslim club? What happened to it?It died. Vanished. Or maybe not vanished, but it was probably closed due to inactivity and lack of posts.

Though... a question like that could be PMed to one of us Club mod.

firewall
6th February 2008, 11:22 PM
If a club is submitted for approval, how will one know if it has been rejected? If it is approved, will the owner be notified?

Chelc
9th February 2008, 2:17 AM
If a club is submitted for approval, how will one know if it has been rejected? If it is approved, will the owner be notified?

Wow, I'm like...really late in answering this. ><; Sorry about that!!

If a Club is rejected, it simply won't show up here in the Club Forum at all. Now, if you just submit it, that may not be the case - we (Club Mods) might not have gone into the ModCP to approve it/the other Clubs yet, so yeah. If it's been a day or two, then it has most likely been rejected. If it is approved, it will show up, and other people will be allowed to post in it...yep.

~Mist~
26th February 2008, 4:52 PM
I have one question. =D

How much times does a club have to be inactive so that members will not post anymore? Like, let's say a club has been quiet for close to a month and we get another post. Is that still okay? I'm a little confused onto how long since the last post can be bumped. Sometimes I heard that it was two weeks max, and other times I heard about a month. So, I'm just wondering about that. I'm sorry if I sound really confusing here. xDDDD

Chelc
26th February 2008, 10:49 PM
Umm... I've always closed threads or closed bump threads after 30 days of inactivity, it may be different for Eefi-chan or Sweet May. It really depends on the Club for me. XD; If it's been 2 weeks and no one is posting in it, I'll just close it, or if it's just SPAM. If it's a good Club, I'll let it slide for a while, and then if no one posts, I usually just close it. Like I said, though, this may be different for the other Club Mods. ^^;

(lmfao I'm confusing, too! YAY US)

~Mist~
27th February 2008, 4:25 PM
Ah, mkays then. Thanks for answering, Chelc! xD

saruhh
18th March 2008, 9:57 PM
-raises hand-
I was wondering if you could own two clubs, because the club I made isn't really working out. "/ I dun want to closed it just yet, though.

Chelc
22nd March 2008, 5:44 PM
-raises hand-
I was wondering if you could own two clubs, because the club I made isn't really working out. "/ I dun want to closed it just yet, though.

Whoa, this is late. ._.; Sorry about that!!
You can own as many Clubs as you want, as long you have the ability to run all of them. =]

~Mist~
1st April 2008, 5:17 PM
I have another question. :3

I often see many clubs that open but then say "The first two/three people that post can be Co-Owner!" or say something like "wanna be co-owner?!!!"

I'm saying this because I often think to myself that whenever clubs do this, basically anyone who basically not fit to become a Co-Owner become one. Is this allowed? I mean, I've been seeing this for years but I always thought that the Owner and Co-Owner should be members who are mature enough to handle the club itself. I mean, doesn't that end up as SPAM itself?

I'm sorry if it's a confusing question; I've just been wondering about that for a long time and it isn't addressed in the rules. :3

Angeling
2nd April 2008, 5:15 PM
I have one question. =D

How much times does a club have to be inactive so that members will not post anymore? Like, let's say a club has been quiet for close to a month and we get another post. Is that still okay? I'm a little confused onto how long since the last post can be bumped. Sometimes I heard that it was two weeks max, and other times I heard about a month. So, I'm just wondering about that. I'm sorry if I sound really confusing here. xDDDD
I know this was from back in February, but uh, I need to check this thread more often. >>;

I believe PsiUmbreon mentioned about this in the mod forum before, and the other mods or he was agreed upon to give two weeks of inactivity to close it. Some mods close threads even for 29 days of inactivity, but I say if a club's been dead for at least two weeks, it's not going to relive again. It must be way in the back of the Clubs forum by then. I'm going to confirm it is two weeks instead of 30 days/a month.


I have another question. :3

I often see many clubs that open but then say "The first two/three people that post can be Co-Owner!" or say something like "wanna be co-owner?!!!"

I'm saying this because I often think to myself that whenever clubs do this, basically anyone who basically not fit to become a Co-Owner become one. Is this allowed? I mean, I've been seeing this for years but I always thought that the Owner and Co-Owner should be members who are mature enough to handle the club itself. I mean, doesn't that end up as SPAM itself?

I'm sorry if it's a confusing question; I've just been wondering about that for a long time and it isn't addressed in the rules. :3
Hmm, that's a good point there. It's not confusing, at least to me, but then again, I'm a confusing person to begin with. Anyway, I think you're right... perhaps we should make a rule about that, for club owners to set co-owners and thread moderators appropriately than by who posts when. It's their way to attract new members, but like you said, it accumulates and attracts spam too.

I don't think I can really make it a rule yet, but perhaps I can make a recommendation to club owners instead.

~Mist~
2nd April 2008, 5:21 PM
Oh, mkays then. I got it now. Two weeks it is. =D

Yeah, I was seeing this kind of Co-Owner arrangement ever since '04 and wondered why there was never a rule about that. But yays, thanks for taking it into consideration. I would figure that if members can be a little more mature about running the clubs as well as Co-Owners, then there could be the result of less spam for you guys. Thankies for answering! :3

Nerketur
16th May 2008, 10:51 AM
I noticed in the "Club Rules (http://serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=279829)" thread, and in this one, there's one point that is contradictory... Bumping your club to keep it alive.

In the Club Rules:


But there is one exception to Clubs about the bumping rule. ONLY ONE EXCEPTION. If your club had been pushed back from the first page of the Clubs section and has ZERO replies, that is when you can bump your thread. But I suggest if it's been over by at least two weeks from creation, you best let it die because that must mean no one heard of the club. Otherwise, you may NOT double post or repeated post to bump your thread unpunished.

In this FAQ thread:



Dying/Bumping Clubs
So you start a Club, its been a few days, and nobody has joined yet, and you want to bump it - you can't. You'd be double posting, which results in an infraction or warning. If it dies, it dies. This also applies if you were the last person to post in a Club and you want to bump it. If you PM one of us about bumping it, though, and we give you permission to bump it, only then is it okay to bump a dying Club.


So, It isn't clear, though I may be misunderstanding. Are you allowed to bump your club, (assuming off the first page and no replies) once, or no?

Angeling said yes, Chelc said no. Confusing... @.@

Chelc
25th May 2008, 4:04 AM
I've been putting this off long enough. :P

To be completely honest, I have no idea. I'm probably the one at fault, though. I'm really sorry about that. I'll edit that part out of the FAQ - Angeling is right, and I'm wrong. ^^; You're allowed to bump it once like she stated if it has zero replies, but if you do so again, you will be infracted for it. I hope that clears things up for you!

Alkaide
19th July 2008, 4:32 AM
Um, I have a question about Single Pokémon Clubs. If the Pokémon you want to make a club about doesn't have an evolution chain, is it considered a Single Pokémon Club? I want to make a club for Spinda, but I'm not sure because it doesn't have an evolution line.

Walcott
3rd August 2008, 8:13 AM
C. No Single Pokémon Clubs
For example, you can’t make an Oddish club. However you could make one for Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, and Bellossom.

And yes, making a Club for Spinda would be making a Single Pokémon Club. You could make a Club for all Pokémon without an evo, but I am pretty sure that that club has already been made :\ You could join it, though.

Vavavoom
7th August 2008, 4:10 AM
I have a question. <~

Are people allowed to create random and off-topic questions like " When's your birthday? " in a Oddish+Gloom+Vileplume+Bellossom Club, for example? It's because I've been browsing few clubs, and, like, the topics are really... off-topic .__.;.

Angeling
7th August 2008, 4:15 AM
And yes, making a Club for Spinda would be making a Single Pokémon Club. You could make a Club for all Pokémon without an evo, but I am pretty sure that that club has already been made :\ You could join it, though.
Try to leave this to the moderators to answer...


I have a question. <~

Are people allowed to create random and off-topic questions like " When's your birthday? " in a Oddish+Gloom+Vileplume+Bellossom Club, for example? It's because I've been browsing few clubs, and, like, the topics are really... off-topic .__.;.
Hmm.. it can be alright to a certain extent, but if the club only makes short posts and meaningless stuff for far too long, then no.

arceus03
21st August 2008, 2:57 PM
Urm, a question please.
If the owner bans one of the members, will the banned member be unable to post in that thread anymore?

Misaki-chi
21st August 2008, 3:30 PM
That's right. Technically they're able, however if they're caught breaching the ban the owner's set [unless it's ridiculous and unreasonable], they'll be infracted.

arceus03
22nd August 2008, 5:44 PM
^Owh, thanks. And, what does a co-owner do? And, what do people actually do in clubs? Do they discuss, or is there something bigger?

Misaki-chi
25th August 2008, 3:28 AM
Co-owners help decide on changes in the club/contests/whatever activity is going on. I guess it varies from club to club. But they help the owner and have more authority than the normal members, which is helpful too when the owner is busy.

Sapphire Milotic
7th October 2008, 5:47 AM
Actually, I want to create a club for the Columbine Memorial. Could someone please approve it? I would really want others to join because it was a very sad tragedy that happened at my school (Columbine High School) 1999. More than 20 students were injured and 13 students and one teacher were killed when two bad teenagers came to the school on a mission to wipe the school off the map. I want these students lives to be remembered so please approve my club for this. ;-;

Magicute
10th October 2008, 2:12 PM
That's important
to you to read the rules
if ya don't, some mods will ban ya.

darklord18
13th October 2008, 9:24 AM
I wanted to start a club for the tag partners in the game and the anime (Holly and Conway.) but there a couple of thing i want to ask.
1. What do I say for the first post?
2. How do I stop it from turning into a club that everyone only like one character?
3. Dose the owner have a banner of their club in their Signature?

JolteonShock
1st December 2008, 3:43 AM
I have a question...
There's a club I would like to make, but I'm not sure if it would fit in this section. It's a Manga Artist club, where people can join, submit drawings or tutorials they made on drawing manga. They could comment on other people's manga, give tips, help them fix up a few things...Or is this just a copy of the Fan Art section?
And I have another question...I've noticed a few clubs have something like 'you can only join if you have 50 posts because I don't want anyone running off after joining'. I think this is blatently unfair. Like, I can understand if you don't want someone posting then deciding that they don't like the forums and leaving...but I think this is just power play. It's like looking into a crowd and saying...you're at least thirteen, you can join, even though this club is for anyone. I could rant more about it, but I think I'll just sum it up...It really pisses me off!