Hello, hello, hello. And welcome to the Poison Pokémon Fan Club. In case the name of the club didn't already make this perfectly obvious, this club is all about Poison-type Pokémon and the people that like them. Of course, as with any club, there are rules that must be followed. Several of these rules were inspired by the Shiny Pokemon club, as they've worked so well there.
1: All regular forum rules must be obeyed. For your convenience, I have provided a link to aforementioned rules.
2: No bashing of the Poison-type. It's perfectly alright to dislike a type, but to make a post with the sole purpose of saying bad things about it, that's just not cool. Plus, if you hate the Poison-type.... What are you even doing in this club?
3: No one-liners. This does not mean that any post that does not exceed one sentence or one line of text is a one-liner. Mostly they are, but if you really and truly cannot go into any further detail on what you are saying that your post cannot possibly exceed one line/sentence, then it's probably OK. Due to the slightly ambiguous nature of the definition of a one-liner, we're a little more lenient on this rule than on most. Provided you fix your post if it is deemed to be a one liner.
4: In order to join, you must first prove that you have read this post and that you agree to the rules of the club. You must copy and paste the following into your first post: "I, *insert username here*, do hereby state that I have read the rules of this good club and intend to follow them exactly." The bold typing is optional, though it'll be the first thing I look for. I got the idea from the Shiny Pokemon Club, and I personally think it's a good one. Nice way to make sure people read the rules.
5: Discussion of Poison-types is not limited to the games. You may talk about Poison-types in the games, the manga, the anime, the TCG, and anything else I may have possibly missed.
6: When joining, you must omit the words "good" and "exactly" from your pledge. This is to ensure that anyone wishing to join really did read the rules and didn't just gloss over looking for some bolded pledge. If I see the words good or exactly in your pledge, you will not be allowed to join until you fix it.
7: Do not bump the club. If it's been inactive for over a month, let it be. I'll probably restart it if it comes to that. The only exception is down in the club rules. Allows me and only me to bump the club ONCE if nobody posts in it after this.
8: It probably goes without saying, but obey all club rules as well. Again, I have provided a link to said rules.
9: Here's how it works. I'm borrowing the strike system from the Shiny Pokemon Club and using it here. You break a rule, you get a strike (you can only get strikes from me or co-owners). You get three strikes, you're banned from the club. 1st time: 1 day. 2nd time: 3 days. 3rd time: 1 week. 4th time: 1 month. 5th time: 1 year. 6th time: You ain't coming back. This system gives you PLENTY of chances, so don't blow 'em. To clarify, anyone banned from the club indefinitely will also not be allowed into any subsequent incarnations of the club. If the club is someday remade by someone other than me, I WILL inform them who not to let in, make no mistake!
10: Anyone wishing to be a co-owner need only ask. But be warned- we'll only have 3 co-owners, and it comes on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you're the fourth to ask for co-ownership, you're screwed. Sorry!
11: Anyone is allowed to accept club members into the club, but only if they've read the rules and proven that they've done so. Any acceptance can be overturned by myself or a co-owner if someone somehow gets accepted in without having read the rules.
12: Co-owners, please read. Do not immediately give strikes for one-liners. Give warnings for first offenses. For any one liners after the warning, however, strikes may be given as usual.
Banned from club:
For 1 day:
For 3 days:
For 1 week:
For 1 month:
For 1 year:
OK, so have fun! And I'll start up our first topic:
What should our club mascot be?
Personally, I say Weezing, because it's my favorite Pokémon. But what say you guys?