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  1. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    Episode 7 Guide for Better Posting and FAQ

    If you are new to the Jedi Council forums, welcome! This guide is designed for everyone, but especially for those who are new here. Posting here on the JCF can be a little intimidating, but don't let the amount of people who appear to know each other scare you off. We're all here for the same reason… we're excited for Episode 7!

    Please take a few minutes to read this over and get to know how the forums work. If you have any question, please feel free to ask a mod. Your mods for Episode 7 are:

    Jedi Merkurian
    A Chorus of Disapproval

    I'm a new member, what should I do?
    First off, welcome! We are glad you are here. The first thing you should do is… wait! We know you have great ideas and thoughts you want to share but you need to give yourself time to familiarize yourself with the workings of the forums. Sit tight and observe for a few days and you'll be less likely to make a "rookie mistake".

    You should also take a moment, if haven't already, to read the Terms Of Service and FAQ of the forums in general as these rules apply everywhere.

    Before you post, think: Dose your post add something of value to the conversation? Did you use any questionable words? Did you say something that might be misunderstood as inflammatory by others? If you have any doubts about anything that is in your post, edit the questionable material before you click post.

    I've got a great idea for a thread, can I post it?
    Of course, but before you do so you need to check and make sure there isn't already a thread on that topic. First, check the Index for the biggest threads and check the first few pages of the forum. Then give the main topic a search. (Example: You want to make a thread on Music. You should search music, John Williams, and score to see if any thread pops up)

    If you post a topic that is already being discussed that is what we call a redundant thread and your thread will probably be bombarded with posts declaring it so and very little discussion will actually take place until a mod locks your thread.

    My thread got locked. What happened?
    The most common reasons for a thread to be locked is that there was already a thread on that topic and your thread was considered redundant. It could also be the conversation in that thread had become off topic and despite Moderator warning, the thread remained off topic. Check the first or last post and the mod should have given a reason as to why it was locked.

    Can I start a thread advertising my website?
    Absolutely not. Posting a thread simply to advertise one's website is considered spamming. Your thread will be locked and you may be banned. If you wish for others to know about your site, try putting a link in your signature.

    What is a "troll"?
    A "troll" is someone who posts with a hostile intent, aiming to malign other members and cause havoc on the boards for purely selfish reasons. A person is said to be "trolling" if he/she starts a thread with the obvious intent of riling up the other members, and to "get a rise out of them". This is a big no-no, and will get you a warning and, after that, a banning. Small infractions warrant a temporary ban, which usually last 24 to 48 hours, and are commonly referred to as "spanks". A more serious offense, or a string of repeated offenses, may warrant a permanent ban.

    I think I know someone who is "trolling" or breaking forum rules. What do I do?
    You can contact a moderator (You can find the moderators for any given forum at the top right side of said forum) via PM. Make sure to link to the post(s) where you think there is a troll, spamming or any other rules violation. If it's a serious infraction such as harassment, you can hit the report button (on the lower right of any post) and any mod online will be able to see and take care of it.

    What is "spamming"?
    The act of filling the forums with unnecessary or irrelevant posts is considered "spamming". It is also considered spamming to advertise excessively for other websites, and also solicit (trading, selling or buying). Other examples of spamming include: posting unnecessary comments (ie: +1) for any reason can be considered spamming, posting multiple threads about absolutely nothing, flooding a pre-existing thread with nonsense posts to derail a topic, as well as bothering other people with repeated PMs. Excessive spamming will get you a warning and, after that, a banning.

    What is "flaming"?
    Insulting any other member or antagonizing another member can be considered "flaming". This is absolutely unacceptable behavior, and will result in a stern warning, and if it is repeated, a banning. Here is the important thing to remember: We are here to discuss ideas and theories, not each other. If you’re attacking an argument, that’s OK. If you’re attacking a person, that’s not.

    What about using profanity? Can I just star out one or two letters?
    We have a list of words that are not allowed here on the forums (Disallowed Words List) and any use of these words will be edited. If you must use a word found on this list it must be starred out in its entirety.

    What happens when people are banned? Can they come back from being banned? What do I do if I get banned?
    If banned, there will be a time that is issued, the first ban is usually 24 hours and doubles in time for each additional ban. (For more serious infractions, the initial time may be longer). Discussion of bans is not allowed so please do not ask if someone has been banned or why. If you are banned you will have access to a section of the forums where you may talk with the mods about why and how long you have been banned, and after your ban has been served, ask to be unbanned.

    What is "double posting"?
    Double posting is when you post in a thread and then post again without someone else posting first; this is not allowed and you will be edited and warned. Listed below are quite a few ways to avoid double posting: 1. If you think of something else to say, the edit button is your friend. 2. You can tag someone to get their attention by putting @their user name. 3. To quote multiple people you can hit 'reply on a post, type your thoughts then hit reply on another post. 4. Use the quote button at the top of the reply screen. 5. Use BB code for quoting(remove the spaces): [ quote={name}]{text}[ /quote ]

    ***A Few Other Thoughts***

    ~ Be nice to the new kids on the block - Every single user on this board was at once a "newbie." Remember this, and be kind to new users - always treat others they way in which you wish to be treated. Attacking a newbie will only draw the attention of the mods for flaming. If you spot a new user, offer your assistance and show them the ropes of the JC. You never know, you might discover an incredible person and a new friend along the way.

    ~We're all here for the same reason, to discuss Episode 7! You may disagree with someone's thoughts idea or even feelings, but that is no reason to attack someone. Always remember, debate the post, not the poster.

    A lot of this guide was originally made by the Episode 3SA mods darth-sinister, dehrian, G-FETT, RolandofGilead and HookLineAndSinker. We thank them for their hard work.
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  2. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    Welcome to the Episode 7 Spoilers Allowed Index

    Before posting a new thread in SA, please read the Episode 7 Guide to Better Posting. After you have done so and you know the rules, check here in the index to see if that thread or a similar one has been made. We do our best to keep this index up to date, but it's not always an easy job so please also check the first few pages and do a search for key words before posting a new thread. If your thread is redundant, it will be locked.

    With any thread, please check the first post as there may be rules for that thread you need to follow. Ignorance of the rules isn't an excuse.

    ** Before a link denotes a very popular thread.

    Updated 5/24/2014

    Official Info

    Adam Driver Cast in Episode VII
    Andy Serkis Cast in Episode VII
    Announcements - Heard/read something? Post it here first.
    **Carrie Fisher in Episode VII
    Chewbacca/Peter Mayhew in Episode VII
    ** Daisy Ridley Cast in Episode VII
    **Domhnall Gleeson Cast in Episode VII
    Doug Change - Concept Artist
    Episode VII Cast Announced! - The first thread on the inital casting announcement
    Episode 7 to Open December 2015 - A place to discuss the movie release (includes a countdown)
    Episode VII will be in IMAX
    Filming Begins May 2014
    **Harrison Ford In Episode VII
    **JJ Abrams to Direct
    **John Boyega Cast in Episode VII
    John Williams to score E7
    Lawrence Kasdan and JJ Abrams now working on/writing script
    Mark Hamill in Episode VII
    Max von Sydow Cast in Episode VII
    Michael Arndt to write script
    Official Images: No discussion - A place to see all the official images, but please discuss elsewhere
    Officially Confirmed Info - Looking for what is, and what is just a rumor? Look here!
    Oscar Isaac Cast in Episode VII
    R2D2 is in Episode VII - There is picture proof!
    Script is done, Filming starts in May


    Announcement Discussions - As in, when are they going to announce...?
    Announcement Expected : October 30th
    Darth Vader in EVII? - Will he be a part of Episode 7?
    Death Speculation Thread - Who is going to die in E7?
    Everybody and Yo Mamma wants to be in E7 - You heard famous So and So wants to be in E7, put it here.
    The Jedi Temple's Fate - What happned to it after ROTJ?
    Netherworlds? - Will already dead characters be a part/major part of E7?
    Obi-wan in EVII? - A poll and speculation
    OT Characters Dying? - Which ones will Die.. a poll.
    Plot Ideas - What are your ideas for E7's plot
    Reception of the ST? - How will the ST be rated overall as movies? How will the rate compared to the OT and ST?
    **Sequel Trilogy and the Expanded Universe- The only place to discuss the EU in depth.
    State of the Galaxy - How will it have held up?
    The New Protagonist- Jedi, Sith, Grey? - What kind of character will the protagonist be?
    Title Announcement - When will it come?
    Title Speculation - What is the title of E7 going to be?
    What Sith things should be explored? - History? Training? What should we learn in E7?
    What would make you so mad you'd walk out of E7
    ** Who's the Baddie - Who is going to be the bad guy in E7
    Who's the Hero - Who is going to be the main hero in E7?
    Yoda's Species? - Going to be in the ST.
    Yoda (as a Force Ghost) - WIll it happen? WIll he be important?


    Advance Technology - What new tech will we see?
    Big Three - Discussion on if, when and/or how Mark/Luke, Carrie/Leia and Harrison/Han will be in E7
    Boba Fett? - Did he really die?
    Buisness Side of Episode 7
    Casting's Not over! - Who are the yet to be cast characters, who will be cast?
    Celebrity Stalking Thread - The cast has been spotted where?
    Chewbacca's Offspring - Should they be Force sensitive (and a greater discussion on species and Force sensitivity.
    Chewie's Return - Is it in question?
    The Chosen One, the Prophecy and the ST - How will all of the previous mythos fit into the ST.
    Coruscant - What role will the planet play in the ST?
    Darth Vader's Legacy/Skywalker Family Secret - Will the rest of the galaxy know.
    Death of your favorite characters? - Can you handle it?
    Disney, Star Wars and the "Industry" - Will E7 be lick the OT, or follow more recent movie formulas?
    Dr. NerdCalm (Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the speculation) - Tired of all the negativity? Here's a place where we only share how excited we are.
    Different Kind of Government? - Will there be a new type of govenrment in the ST?
    Dialogue in Episode 7 - Speculate what dialogue there might be.
    Enemy Droids - Would you want to see them again?
    Episodic Endings in a 9-part series - How will the movies end? Like the previous trilogies?
    Essential Elements to Star Wars- What basic things make Star Wars, Star Wars?
    The Empire's Fate - What will be come of the old Empire?
    Is the Emperor Really Dead?
    **The Fate of the Big Three - Will Luke, Leia and/or Han die? How will they die?
    Female Lead - If so, are they going after the "Hunger Games" [female] audience?
    The Force - Too much use?
    Force Ghosts - Will we see them? Who will they be?
    Filmed on 35mm - E7 is being filmed on film and not digital, discuss here.
    George Lucas and the Mystery Treatment - How much is GL involved in the treatment of E7
    Han and Leia still togther? - Married? Divorced? Other?
    How many times will you see Episode 7?
    Ideas for JJ - What's your 1 idea for JJ?
    Ideas from previous plots/drafts -
    JJ wants Star Wars to feel real - Realism in Star Wars
    Is the Emperor Really Dead? - What it says on the tin.
    Lando Banished from EVII? - Why wasn't Billy Dee included with the cast announcement?
    Leia's Force Strength?
    Lightsaber Battles - WIll they be more like the PT or the OT?
    Lightsaber Colors in the ST?
    Luke have a child? - If so, where's mom.
    If Luke is married what actress would you cast? - Who woud you cast as his wife?
    Luke Skywalker's Jedi Order - New or Old Jedi Order? How will Luke handle the Order?
    Luke Skywalker's (New?) Jedi Order - Will Luke's order mirror the old order or will it be a new one?
    Luke's Status - Single? Married? Divorced? Widower?
    Luke want to train other Jedi? - Is this something Luke would do?
    The MacGuffin and E7 - Things that are put in but not really important to the plot
    Main Character - Who do you want it to be?
    Mon Mothma and Ackbar? - WIll they be in E7?
    Monsters in E7 - What kind of creatures will there be?
    Merchandise - Toys and other Merch for E7
    Opening Crawl - Your ideal opening crawl.
    Opening Scene - With Tatooine speculation in the mix, what might the opening scene be?
    Planets - What planets will we see in the ST?
    Plot Twists in E7 - What good ones should appear?
    Plot Twists - What Bad plot twist should not appear?
    Puppets or CGI? - Which do you want to see more of in E7?
    Rebels, TCW and the ST - How will they all relate to each other?
    Reception of the ST? - What well will the vast majority of people think about the ST?
    RetCons and the ST - Will there be things we learned in the previous movies be changed in the ST?
    Roles the New Cast WIll be Playing?
    Romance and the ST - Will romance play a part?
    Sequel Trilogy Final? - Is the ST the last trilogy or will it be just the begining?
    Sequel Trilogy - more like the OT or PT?
    Skeptical about Rumors - Supershadow and why oldbies are skeptical.
    Should there be nebulas, black holes... - Discussion to space things and E7
    Tatooine Speculation - Why go back? - Discussion on if they are going to use Tatooine.
    Vehicles and Technology in E7 - Will we see new tech/vehicles, old ones, some from EU?
    Viral Marketing - Will they use this type of marketing, or traditional?
    Visual Continuity from ROTJ to EVII
    Wedge not in Episode 7 - Dennis Lawson says is doesn't want in E7, does this mean no Wedge?
    What Do You Want to See - Discussion on things you would like to see in E7
    What Don't You Want to See
    What info do you want next? - Character list, Title, Story line, etc. ?
    What we think we know - Things we think we know, but are we sure?
    Which is more anticipated - Prequel Trilogy or Sequel Trilogy?
    Who is the Hero?
    Watto in Episode 7?
    Win a Chance to to in Episode VII - Discussion JJ Abrams video from set. Includes first (and monumental) discussion on Bob!

    Social Threads

    All things fan made - Fan made videos, posters, art, for E7
    **Get In Line v 2.0 - The social thread where we get to know each other while waiting for E7
    Get in Line - The 1st social thread in 7SA, now locked.
    Interrogation Room - The 7SA Member Interview Thread
    Is it Tomorrow Yet? - A thread for when you've heard there will be announcement tomorrow but when tomorrow never comes.
    Why I shall be Spoiled - Why do you want to be spoiled?


    AT-AT Foot? - A Spy Picture?
    The Falcon - Is it being built?
    Harrison Ford unsure about ST?
    Off Spring of Obi-wan?
    Obi-Wan in EVII
    Shooting Heading to Iceland?

    Non-Episode 7 Threads

    Beyond Episode 7 - What other kinds of movies do you want to see?
    Gareth Edwards to Direct first Spin-off
    Villains -for the Spin-offs
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