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Alternative Shipping Rules (Updated: August 26th, 2017)

Discussion in 'Alternative Shipping' started by xEryChan, Jul 12, 2015.

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  1. xEryChan

    xEryChan Vampire Girl Staff Member Moderator

    .:Alternative Shipping Rules:.

    Follow the General Forum Rules and Shippers Community Rules!
    You should already know these, but in case you don't, you can find them here and here.​

    Welcome to Alternative Shipping sub forum! This is the place where you can discuss non-Pokémon shippings. Shippings from other anime, manga, video games, books, TV shows, movies and much more have its own place here. As with all other sections of the forum, we have a few rules that you should keep in mind before posting here, so please take the time to read them all.

    This sub forum is for alternative shippings only. All Pokemon-specific threads belong in the main Shippers Community section. For anything relating to shipping fan fiction, please go to Shipping Fics, which has it's own set of rules and can be found here.

    Don't Spam!
    Off-topic posts will not be tolerated. If it does not relate to the topic at hand, then it is considered spam. Anyone caught spamming will receive a warning and/or infraction.

    Unlike the main section, one liner posts are allowed in Alternative Shipping. The reason for this is due to the limited activity we have in this sub forum. Having said that, all we ask is that you put a little more thought into your posts and explain why you feel the way that you do in at least two or three sentences.

    Failure to do so will result in you receiving a warning and/or a three point infraction.

    Do not bump threads that have been inactive for a year since the last post!
    This is a special case that only applies to Alternative Shipping. For every other forum, we normally adopt a 60 day rule when it comes to bumping old threads, but that has been extended here due to the limited activity of this sub forum.

    If there hasn't been a post in over a year, then that thread is considered dead. Remember to always check the date of when the last post was made before you reply. If you still want to discuss that topic, then make a new thread (and let us mods know, so we can close the inactive one) instead of replying to the dead one.

    How It Works: If today's date is 07/11/2015, then any thread where the last post is 07/11/2014 or earlier is considered dead and should not be bumped under any circumstances.

    No bashing or flaming shippings, characters or members!
    This should be a given. We do not condone this and neither should you. You will receive a 5 point infraction and/or warning for this, depending on the severity. If you are a victim of such an offense, please report this to a mod and they will deal with it. Note: Simply having a different opinion is not Trolling. Please report only problematic posts.

    You're obviously allowed to visit & post in threads for ships even if you don't support them, and you're allowed to occasionally voice doubt/criticism towards the ship and its hints. However, it is not acceptable for you to constantly spread negativity & annoy shippers by hammering it into their heads that you dislike the ship or that you find it unlikely to come true. Your posts needs to be respectful and contribute to the discussion somehow.

    Do not make anti-shipping threads!
    These are not allowed under any circumstances. If you attempt to create one, it will be deleted and you will be infracted for flaming/insulting.

    Debate threads (x-shipping vs. y-shipping threads) are not allowed!
    This will only incite bashing and flaming, so they cannot be allowed. Any threads like this will be deleted on site, so don't even bother creating them.

    Be considerate when posting spoilers. Use Spoiler tags.
    Not everyone is up to date on the latest news regarding their fandom, so if you feel it may be a spoiler, then please use spoiler tags just to be on the safe side. Don't know how? Click here for a guide.

    Limit on advertising!
    You are allowed to advertise your fan works (fanfiction, fanart, AMVs, etc.), however, when doing so, you must also contribute to the current topic as well. If you are found breaking this rule, you will be issued an advertising infraction.

    Cite your source(s)!
    If you wish to post fanwork that is not your own, please remember to credit the original artist, author or maker and make sure you acquire permission to use their work on this forum! Failure to do so may result in an infraction. If you find an image from a search engine or image hosting site, such as Google or PhotoBucket, do NOT credit those sites because they did not make the image. If you do not know who is responsible for making it, then you are not allowed to post the image. In addition, do not ever claim someone else's work as your own. This is plagiarism and anyone found doing this will receive an infraction.

    If you have any questions about these rules, feel free to PM any of the Shippers Community moderators (xEryChan, Meowth City, Sushi, Tiffany) and we will gladly help you out! Have fun!

    a complete list of shipping threads

    Shippers Community - Discuss Pokemon shippings here.
    Shipping Fics - All Shipping fan fics can be posted and read here.​

    Digimon (All Seasons) Shipping Discussion
    Fairy Tail Shipping Discussion
    Naruto Shipping Discussion

    What's the most recent ship you've got into?
    Do you feel obligated to support canon ships?
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2017
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