Literature Forum Moderators: The2ndQuest, AdmiralNick22, Point Given, Ulicus, GrandAdmiralJello Last updated: January 8, 2017 (replaced bad hyperlinks, RE: Rules, TOS and Harrassment) - [hl=saddlebrown]Ulicus[/hl] This thread summarizes the rules and guidelines of the Jedi Council Literature Forum ("Lit forum.") If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, post them in this thread, or Private Message a moderator directly. Literature Forum Rules First and foremost, you must follow the Jedi Council Forums Rules and the Terms of Service. See the Harassment Policy for any harassment issues: emotional, verbal, sexual, etc. Additionally, the following Literature forum-specific rules apply: [ul][li]Obey the Literature forum Spoiler Policy (see below.)[/li] [li]Do not make personal attacks on authors, artists, or other VIPs. "Author bashing" will not be tolerated.[/li] [li]The Literature forum follows the Lucasfilm canon policy (see here for details.) Do not debate canon.[/li] [li]Do not link to "competing" fan message boards, unless they have exclusive content, such as VIP interviews or previews. Linking to official message boards is allowed.[/li] [li]Check the Literature forum index or run a search before creating a new thread, as may be an already existing thread on the topic. Redundant threads will be locked.[/li] [li]Do not post "favorites", "least favorites", "power levels", or similar ranking/rating threads. (Exclusion: official book review threads.)[/li] [li]Do not post pure speculation or fan fiction threads. This includes "what if" threads.[/li] [li]Do not post "versus" threads.[/li] [li]If you wish to post a "read-through" thread, such as "A Cynical Walk Through the NJO", you must petition the moderators for permission. Such threads must have a clear focus and/or mission-statement.[/li][/ul] Spoiler Policy Definition of a spoiler: A "spoiler" is considered any information about any unreleased Star Wars property (film, TV, novel, comic, etc.) which has not been specifically mentioned by LFL or one of its designated licensees. Officially disseminated, publicly available information is not considered to be a spoiler. However, be courteous when posting and err on the side of caution. How to tag a spoiler Code: How do you tag a spoiler? [spoiler]Like this.[/spoiler] Easy peasy. How do you tag a spoiler? Spoiler Like this. Easy peasy. General Spoiler Policy [ul][li]Use the official discussion threads whenever possible.[/li] [li]Always be courteous to those who do not wish to be spoiled. Use spoiler tags for major spoilers.[/li] [li]When posting a spoilers-allowed thread, put a spoiler warning in the title. However, do not put spoilers in thread title itself.[/li] [li]Absolutely no spoilers may be posted in threads marked "no spoilers."[/li] [li]If you receive an advance copy of a novel or other publication in an official capacity (e.g. reviewer, translator, bookstore worker, etc.), you are forbidden from posting major spoilers prior to release date. Small spoilers, however, are allowed. Also, if you received your copy early by "legitimate" means (e.g. Amazon shipped early, bookstore put it out early, etc.) you may post spoilers. [/li] [li]When in doubt, ask a moderator.[/li][/ul] Novel Spoiler Policy Timeline The novel spoiler period lasts 30 days after the release of a novel. During (and before) that time, spoilers should be kept in designated spoilers-allowed areas. One month prior to release, an official, stickied novel discussion thread will be posted. This thread will be spoilers-allowed.