Criticize: to find fault with : point out the faults of ([link=http://www.m-w.com/home.htm]Webster [/link]) This thread is intended as a place to criticize Mara Jade. Her creation, her hair color, her choice in men, her portrayal, her personality? You name it. However, due to problems in the past, there are going to be some rules and restrictions regarding this thread. I?m also going to give a few recommendations. Rules and restrictions: 1. No spam. Period. That means ?Mara sucks? is not an adequate post, and will be considered spam. If that is your belief, try supporting it. 2. Avoid EU bashing. This is an EU forum, and the EU is canon in this forum (I believe that is an established forum policy). Outlawing EU bashing is not in my nature nor is it forum policy, to my knowledge. However, if EU bashing becomes a problem in this thread, action will be taken. 3. There will be no ?deathmatches? or fanfics allowed in this thread. They are inappropriate for this thread, and once caused major problems. If you have a fan fiction you want people to read, try posting it in the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10016]Fan Fiction forum[/link]. 4. Obey the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/tos.asp]Rules of Conduct and Terms of Service[/link]. Recommendations: Be prepared to give page numbers for every quote you use. If you do not have the page number, but you have read the book, then try paraphrasing instead of quoting, and admit that you paraphrased. If someone asks where to find that part of a book, give them directions as best you can. If you have not read a book, I recommend that you avoid quoting or paraphrasing anything from that book, unless you have a reliable source giving you these quotes. If so, I recommend you provide access to that reliable source. If you can?t provide access to your original source, find a secondary source and provide access to that. Example: Your friend tells you a quote, and you want to use it here. However, your friend is not online, so you can not provide a link to your source. Ask someone in the lit forum to verify the quote. Assuming the quote is verified, use that verification as your secondary source, and be willing provide access to that source (post a link to it). Also, I think this should go without saying, but just try to support all your arguments. You don?t need to prove your arguments; just support them. I only ask that you keep these recommendations in mind when posting. At the moment, this thread is nothing more than a test. The senate has voted, and this thread is being opened on a trial basis only. This thread will remain active if all the rules are abided by, and things go smoothly (and assuming we can get DA to let it stay open?). I spent a lot of time in the senate working for this thread. Please make it work.