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Dragonfree
13th July 2005, 11:32 PM
Rule #1: Websites only - NO FORUMS
In this forum, you may post your website to get it rated or simply for help regarding it. You may also discuss website-related things. However, you may not post forums, IRC channels, Oekakis, Wikis or anything else that has its content created by members rather than a certain webmaster and/or staff. This includes:
a) Direct links to forums, IRC channels, Oekakis, Wikis, etc.
b) "Portals", websites that contain no real content aside from a link to a forum, IRC channel, Oekaki, Wiki, etc.
c) Encouragement to join a forum, IRC channel, Oekaki, Wiki, etc. while giving an indirect link (link to a site containing a link to there).
Any such threads will be locked and the link removed.

Rule #2: Keep it clean
You may not post a link to any website containing pornographic or otherwise inappropriate content, including excessive swearing.

Rule #3: YOUR OWN sites only
Do not advertise a site which is not yours. If you are a staff member of said site (staff member does not include being a forum moderator, etc.), you may advertise it with the actual owner's permission. If you are a co-owner, you may advertise the site as you please.

Rule #4: Advertise modestly
You may only post one thread per month about a given website. If the previous thread is still active after a month, you may not start another thread until the old one dies.

Rule #5: No spam
When replying to other people's threads, you may not post:
a) Spam replies that contain nothing useful for the webmaster.
b) Double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, etc. posts, many posts in a row in the same thread.
c) Direct advertising for your own website, even when accompanied by a valid reply about the other site.

Rule #6: Effort, please
Do not advertise a site unless it shows some decent effort put into it. This means the site should either:
a) have quite a few pages of content created entirely by you or other staff, or
b) have an originally made layout created entirely by you or other staff.
If your site does not comply with the rules, the thread will be locked and the link removed.

Rule #7: No stealing
Do not advertise a site that contains stolen content with improper credit given. Not specifically claiming you made it is not an excuse for theft unless the original creator of the content specifically states it may be used by anybody without credit.


If you come across a rule-breaking thread here, you should either PM me or, if you don't have the time, rate the thread one star. I don't check my e-mail often enough for reports to be very effective - by the time I read them, another mod has usually dealt with the problem, so I tend not to really look at them very carefully.


If there is anything else, please remind me.

Trinx
14th July 2005, 12:02 AM
Oh my god, FINALLY! Thank you Thank you Thank you Dragonfree, :x. I was waiting for something like this, now people have something to look at and get told to look at, =D.

JKaizer
14th July 2005, 2:25 AM
YES! FINALLY! THANK YOU! <3

Question: When I report, I leave a note that I reported and why I reported it, in hopes that others will cease to reply and just wait for you/other staff to lock it. Would you like me to continue this, or just report?


And another question, does posting a thread about my site PocketNews (http://www.pocket-news.net) fall under that "Not allowed" bit, as some of the "content" is made by users?

Alchemist
14th July 2005, 6:36 AM
Oh my god, FINALLY! Thank you Thank you Thank you Dragonfree, :x. I was waiting for something like this, now people have something to look at and get told to look at, =D.
Doesn't mean that anbodys gonna listen to this. ;P

JKaizer
14th July 2005, 8:56 AM
We at least have updated rules to report to :)

Dragonfree
14th July 2005, 5:16 PM
YES! FINALLY! THANK YOU! <3

Question: When I report, I leave a note that I reported and why I reported it, in hopes that others will cease to reply and just wait for you/other staff to lock it. Would you like me to continue this, or just report?
Technically, replying to rule-breaking is spam, so you should just report it...



And another question, does posting a thread about my site PocketNews (http://www.pocket-news.net) fall under that "Not allowed" bit, as some of the "content" is made by users?
Well, since anybody can come, register and post there, I'd call them members so it's not allowed. (If people had to ask you before becoming members, they would count as staff and it would be allowed.)

Virtual Headache
15th July 2005, 12:24 AM
Nice to see, the rules have finally been updated :P

Well, are we only allowed to advertise websites or can we talk about general webbie things like host's, forum software, HTML coding etc. too?

JKaizer
15th July 2005, 10:17 PM
Technically, replying to rule-breaking is spam, so you should just report it...Okay, I'll do that from now on...

Well, since anybody can come, register and post there, I'd call them members so it's not allowed. (If people had to ask you before becoming members, they would count as staff and it would be allowed.)
Ack... okay, I'll follow that then...

Dragonfree
18th July 2005, 1:10 AM
Nice to see, the rules have finally been updated :P

Well, are we only allowed to advertise websites or can we talk about general webbie things like host's, forum software, HTML coding etc. too?

You may also discuss website-related things.
So yes, you can talk about that.

Tides of Chaos
28th July 2005, 9:11 PM
What if you want to know how to make a forum? It is not advertising any forums just asking how to make one.

chaos on the internet
14th October 2005, 10:47 PM
I really think there should be a rule against freewebs site-builder sites, we've seen that same boring layout 12472487 times there is nothing to rate. Not to mention every site that uses that layout has no actual content. If people don't even bother to work at making their own layout, they will never learn how to make websites for real.

Virtual Headache
14th October 2005, 10:58 PM
I really think there should be a rule against freewebs site-builder sites, we've seen that same boring layout 12472487 times there is nothing to rate. Not to mention every site that uses that layout has no actual content. If people don't even bother to work at making their own layout, they will never learn how to make websites for real.
I agree with you.
I actually think there should be a rule that every site which gets posted here should either have an own layout or some decent content.

Dragonfree
14th October 2005, 11:51 PM
*adds rules six and seven* Hmm, funny. I could've sworn I made rules like that before.

JKaizer
15th October 2005, 12:51 AM
Yay, rules requring decency.

Cifala
9th November 2005, 1:27 AM
I cannot make my own, or atleast cannot yet, find out how to use original Backgrounds

Guitar dude bill
18th December 2005, 11:27 AM
Can you get help for information for a site. Cause we're making a site for our forums so we can advertise it. But we need help. We need alot of members to help. So can we?
PS: What's wrong with advertising forums.

Jetx
18th December 2005, 12:18 PM
Can you get help for information for a site. Cause we're making a site for our forums so we can advertise it. But we need help. We need alot of members to help. So can we?
PS: What's wrong with advertising forums.
No we don't need much help, loads of the mods on it are already gonna help. I think we can't advertise it because it may 'steal' serebii's members, or maybe it's to effortless and boring to look at, and an excuse for admins to get more members, the current site we're making breaks loads of rules, but now we're getting help. :)
Never mind about Bling's post, it's sorted.

Dragonfree
19th December 2005, 6:10 PM
The only reason you can advertise actual websites is for getting criticism on them. If you're showing a forum, it's kinda ridiculous to tell you "Hey, that's a very nice forum! I like the category names!" or "I don't like your forum, this member is really mean." So basically, advertising a forum is just advertising.

Jetx
19th December 2005, 7:17 PM
That makes alot of sense, but what about skins? Then again saying "nice skins!" is stupid too... And what's wrong with encouragement? I'm just being like a newbie, I think i know why but I'm checking.

Guitar dude bill
4th February 2006, 6:41 PM
To be honest I think rule no.2 could be changed to allowing it but there must be a BIG warning on. And also what is Oekakis and Wikis?

Virtual Headache
4th February 2006, 7:26 PM
To be honest I think rule no.2 could be changed to allowing it but there must be a BIG warning on. And also what is Oekakis and Wikis?
Nope, porn links will never be allowed here.

An Oekaki is a kind of board, where you can draw pics and other people can comment on them.
More info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oekaki)

A Wiki is a kind of information system where everyone can submit and edit information.
More info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki)

Kanadian Kyuubi
4th February 2006, 7:34 PM
Oekaki-Fan Art Posting System
Wiki-Database with fan made articles

Why are you forbidding user made content?! 64% of all sites have user made content!

Goldyoshi
4th February 2006, 10:35 PM
He means content that the staff did not make. Like in Wikis and Pocket-news.

pisces_beedrill
6th February 2006, 6:02 PM
b) have an originally made layout created entirely by you or other staff.

is that a must?

JKaizer
6th February 2006, 10:50 PM
is that a must?
Yes - keeps away those horrid Freewebs ones.

Inuyasha639
15th February 2006, 3:49 AM
What about myspaces?

Tiencha
21st February 2006, 1:10 AM
I hope not...

Dragonfree
21st February 2006, 1:54 AM
Unless your myspace is actually some sort of a proper website with content worth reading, no.

pisces_beedrill, it's either of the two. You can use a free layout or easy site builder as long as you have quite a bit of content too. The basic idea is that we have something to comment on.

Kanadian Kyuubi, user-made content isn't forbidden, but that just can't be all there is on your site, and it can not be a website that literally anybody can register at and add content to since then it's not really your content we'd be commenting on. As long as content submissions are moderated before ever appearing on the site and that's not all there is to the site, it's fine.

Ex_Mightyena
12th March 2006, 9:21 AM
originally posted by: Dragonfree:
Rule #1: Websites only - NO FORUMS
In this forum, you may post your website to get it rated or simply for help regarding it. You may also discuss website-related things. However, you may not post forums, IRC channels, Oekakis, Wikis or anything else that has its content created by members rather than a certain webmaster and/or staff.
I dont mean to be opposed to you but why is it no forums,like why dont you just make it that any advertisement on forums which dont comply with serebii standards be not advertisable.
Just my opinion but is that rule only made to stop losing the serebii population because serebii is afraid hes forum site isnt good enough?

Please dont give me a warning either,i know that sounds stupid but it is just my opinion,why u can also tell me to shutup.

Kal-El
12th March 2006, 10:12 AM
I dont mean to be opposed to you but why is it no forums,like why dont you just make it that any advertisement on forums which dont comply with serebii standards be not advertisable.
Just my opinion but is that rule only made to stop losing the serebii population because serebii is afraid hes forum site isnt good enough?

Please dont give me a warning either,i know that sounds stupid but it is just my opinion,why u can also tell me to shutup.
Well think about it, there'd be 1000 threads of advertising forums, some which would be crud. Then you'd have to add mroe rules like "More than two sections in a forum" and what not.

Guitar dude bill
12th March 2006, 10:31 AM
I dont mean to be opposed to you but why is it no forums,like why dont you just make it that any advertisement on forums which dont comply with serebii standards be not advertisable.
Just my opinion but is that rule only made to stop losing the serebii population because serebii is afraid hes forum site isnt good enough?

Please dont give me a warning either,i know that sounds stupid but it is just my opinion,why u can also tell me to shutup.
EX Kyogre, perhaps if you actually read through the last posts on the last page to check that your question hasn't already been answered; you would know why. Lemme post Dragonfree's original answer to the question


The only reason you can advertise actual websites is for getting criticism on them. If you're showing a forum, it's kinda ridiculous to tell you "Hey, that's a very nice forum! I like the category names!" or "I don't like your forum, this member is really mean." So basically, advertising a forum is just advertising.

I believe your question is now answered, and was answered long ago.

Ex_Mightyena
13th March 2006, 12:35 PM
Yes but advertising trying to get people to join,and actually guitarist bill not to be your enemie but if you read the very first post of this forum I recall it saying that serebii isnt responsible for the posts that are on em,but still if it has foul post just ban the user who advertised it.

Jetx
13th March 2006, 6:39 PM
Forums, take much less effort. They'd just clutter up tyhe forum, I mean, who wants to go around joining loads of forums?

Ex_Mightyena
14th March 2006, 12:40 PM
Yeah but every little thing counts!What makes up 100 dollars?1 dollars combined,surely there has gotta be one forum good enough,think of it,if Serebii was advertised somewhere else and you never heard of it would you join it?Why I found serebii off a link,if it wasnt for that that'd be one less member,250 less posts,I might even one day get a better post count.
And that is pretty stupid coming from you jetx,cause you advertise a forum in your sig,so I will ask you the same question,Who wants to go around joining heaps of forums?

JKaizer
16th March 2006, 5:03 AM
You waste database space by making posts about forums, because 99% of the time, they're invisionfree ones that only close friends go to anyways.

ottermi619
2nd September 2006, 12:01 AM
You may only post one thread per month about a given website. If the previous thread is still active after a month, you may not start another thread until the old one dies.

When replying to other people's threads, you may not post:
Double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, etc. posts, many posts in a row in the same thread.What if the thread owner made the last post in the thread, (which would be 2 or 3 weeks for example), and the thread owner/webmaster of site being discussed in thread had a major update (such as addition/change of section, new layout, whatever)?
The thread I posted about my Molly fan shrine is in this situation.


You waste database space by making posts about forumsSame with having to make new threads on the same thing once they haven't been posted in a month :<

Shadow_Lugia_Master
25th September 2006, 4:19 AM
ummmm.............does my board count? i'd like to advertise it. if i'm allowed, to people:* please see sig*my board has pip ranks like this site! and more details...... um, i'd like my site to be a friend with serebiiforums, please.

Virtual Headache
25th September 2006, 11:56 AM
Forums/boards aren't sites, you you are not allowed to advertise them.
Did you even read the rules?

And what you did counts at advertsing your forums, don't do it again.

~Bent~
7th October 2006, 1:54 AM
Now, I'm just curious. Not like I'm actually starting a site or anything...

Say you have a webpage that has forums (e.g., "PikaLand.net" full of game walkthroughs and news, and "forums.pikaland.net" as just a forum). You want a critique of the webpage. Would it be allowed to post a link to pikaland.net if you wanted a critique for the website layout and obviously weren't advertising the forum, even though there were links to forums.pikaland.net at the main page?

Savage X
7th October 2006, 2:55 AM
Yes, of course. If you didn't notice all of almost all the sites that are advertised have a link to their forum right there on the homepage usually under "site, *site name*, sitley, home" etc. on the nav bar.

PokéJungle
26th February 2007, 3:14 PM
I think Oekakis should be allowed to be advertised personally.

Are you worried about people going haywire with 'JOIN JOIN JOIN' posts?

Sammi
6th March 2007, 10:14 AM
Errrm, this thread says nothing about sites not related to Pokemon. If your site isn't related to Pokemon, you're allowed to post it right?

Squall
6th March 2007, 8:20 PM
I've seen non-pokémon websites being advertised here before so I guess you can do that. Also, I have a doubt: about the rule of the layout having to be made by you or staff. It's not my case but let's say you suck at layouts and are thinking of starting a site. Will it count if you ask for a fellow webmaster of yours to make you the layout (the content and everything would still be made by you)? The site could be advertised in that situation, right?

Dragonfree
12th April 2007, 5:02 AM
A rather late reply, but hey.

Yes, non-Pokémon websites can be advertised, and note the "or" in the effort rule: you only need an originally-made layout if you don't have any content of worth. The basic idea is just that people need to actually have something to comment on, either a layout, some content or both.

TokyoMewMew
12th July 2007, 9:17 PM
I was wondering about Rule 6, where it says you have to have an originally made layout created entirely by me or other staff. I have a website on FreeWebs, and I don't have a Premium account. I use a layout that is available, since it won't allow me to make my own. Is that alright?

wad11656
4th February 2008, 1:18 AM
Come check out my site at http://www.freewebs.com/pichu10101/index.htm ! All Pokemon fans will love it!
http://www.freewebs.com/pichu10101/index.htm

lol...cool! But isn't that a Freewebs layout? I'm pretty sure it is, but it's just kinda-sorta disguised with the backgrounds 'n' what not...

But hey! It doesn't really matter! I think this is the about...umm...1st(??) website posted in this thread? lol XD Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I'd still like to thank you for posting your site here anyway! :) I loved the Freewebs easy-builder days...(which are now over...XP)

I would probably post my site, but Parasyte Hosting is down for some odd reason...O.o

Parasyte Hosting (http://www.parahosting.net)
It may be back up by the time you click the link, but it's been down for a while, and is a major free HTML site hosting service...:P

Palamon
31st October 2008, 2:34 AM
Why aren't forums allowed??????

Warfare
31st October 2008, 5:31 AM
Why aren't forums allowed??????
It's already hinted in the first post. :/

In this forum, you may post your website to get it rated or simply for help regarding it. You may also discuss website-related things. However, you may not post forums, IRC channels, Oekakis, Wikis or anything else that has its content created by members rather than a certain webmaster and/or staff.
Which means that since this section is for website creating help and criticisms, things like chats, Oekakis and forums shouldn't be here since a lot of its content is member posting and contribution. The main reason someone would post those things here is to simply just advertise when there's something called signatures.

Palamon
1st November 2008, 5:01 PM
oops my bad I forgot >_> thanks for reminding me

houndourm
20th November 2008, 12:46 AM
hey thanks this really a good thread and i will ahve my website up in december then ill post a link .i also made one of those group things about web biulding

DaAuraWolf
10th February 2010, 8:56 PM
I have a newebsite.It`s called Lucario`s Hide Out.please vist and rate.http://lucarioshideout.webs.com/

An00bis
11th February 2010, 6:17 AM
I have a newebsite.It`s called Lucario`s Hide Out.please vist and rate.http://lucarioshideout.webs.com/

Get a New Background. Don't tile a Sprite as the Background. It looks awful. The interior page's Background looks fine. You should just stick with that for now.

Try a real banner for your Title: an Image with the Site's Name on the Banner. If you do not have the graphical skills to do this yourself then someone down in the Art Shops of this Forum should be able to help you.

Other then that you need content. From what I saw your site has none.

Keep working on it.