Code of Conduct

Effective date: December 19th, 2018

Welcome to the Jeune Forum! This is a place for budding authors, especially those ranging in age from 13 to 25, to exchange writing advice, make professional connections, and improve their craft. Community forums are at their best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilized manner when participating in this forum.

 

The guidelines and rules listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members. Note that the following guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, the forum moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. Your access to this forum is a “privilege,” and not a “right.” The Operator of the website (Joshua Pior) reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.

 

We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis. The action we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category:

  • Racial / Ethnic

  • Account Trading

  • Explicit Sexuality / Violence

  • Real-Life Threats

  • Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Posting Hacks, Trojan Horses or Malicious Programs

  • Impersonating a Jeune Forum Moderator

  • Obscene / Vulgar

  • Inappropriate Language

  • Harassing or Defamatory

  • Major Religions or Religious Figures

  • National

  • Illegal Drugs or Activities

  • Spamming or Trolling

  • Creating Duplicate Threads

  • Cross Linking Threads

  • Advertising

  • Discussing Disciplinary Actions

  • Circumventing a Suspension / Ban

 

Racial / Ethnic

 

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Promote racial/ethnic hatred

  • Are recognized as a racial/ethnic slur

  • Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be temporarily banned from the forums

  • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

 

Account Trading

 

This category includes both advertising your account for sale or trade, or advertising that you are looking for an account to purchase through:

  • Forum posts

  • Linking to eBay or other online marketplaces

  • Listing you have something for trade and then offering your contact information

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

  • Be permanently banned from the forums

 

Explicit Sexuality / Violence

 

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts

  • Refer to extremely violent real life actions

  • Pornography

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be permanently banned from the forums

 

Real-Life Threats

 

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Refer to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to fictional writing

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be temporarily banned from the forums

  • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

 

Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

 

This category includes:

  • Releasing any real-life information about themselves, other members or Jeune Forum moderators

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be permanently banned from the forums

 

Sexual Orientation

 

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other members 

 

No matter what your personal convictions are, bullying and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation will not be tolerated. This forum is not intended for discussion of sexual orientation.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be temporarily banned from the forums

  • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

 

Posting Hacks, Trojan Horses or Malicious Programs

 

This category includes:

  • Posting links to hacks, viruses, trojan horses, programs, or any software that could lead to compromising a computer system.

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be permanently banned from the forums

 

Impersonating a Jeune Forum Moderator

 

This category includes:

  • Passing yourself off as a Jeune Forum moderator to post false information

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

 

Obscene / Vulgar

 

This category includes both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Are an inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions

  • Are pornographic in nature

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

While these repercussions may seem harsh, we feel very strongly that this behavior has no place on the forum due to its extremely offensive and inappropriate nature.

 

Inappropriate Language

 

This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Are a mildly inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions

  • Are otherwise considered objectionable

  • Bypass the Mature Language filter

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

Harassing or Defamatory

 

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Insultingly refer to other members, moderators, or groups of people

  • Result in ongoing harassment to other members, moderators, or groups of people

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific member with harassment can lead to more severe action. The idea behind this is to prevent any one member from consistently being uncomfortable in the forums.

 

Major Religions or Religious Figures

 

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Negatively portray major religions or religious figures

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

National

 

This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Promote national hatred

  • Are recognized as national slurs

  • Allude to symbols of national hatred

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

Illegal Drugs or Activities

 

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Reference to abusing illegal drugs

  • Reference to performing illegal activities

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

Spamming or Trolling

 

This category includes:

  • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish

  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums

  • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters

  • Making non-constructive posts

  • Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages

  • Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary or permanent ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

Creating Duplicate Threads

 

This category includes:

  • Creating threads about existing topics

  • Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

Cross Linking Threads

 

This category includes:

  • Linking to threads from other forums

  • Creating threads with the sole purpose of linking another post

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums

 

Advertising

 

This category includes advertisement of:

  • Any non-beneficial, non-Juene Authors related businesses, organizations, or websites

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

Discussing Disciplinary Actions

This category includes:

  • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a member, including chat logs and email correspondence between a member and a moderator

  • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a character or account on the forums

 

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

 

If you have questions or concerns, please email us at info@jeuneauthors.com

 

Circumventing a Suspension / Ban

 

This category includes:

  • Posting on another account

  • Having someone post on your behalf

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be permanently banned from posting on the forums

 

IMPORTANT

  • Repeatedly violating any area of the Jeune Authors Terms of Use or Code of Conduct, including the areas detailed above, will often result in permanent banishment from the forums.

  • This policy is not language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to the repercussions listed, whether it is inappropriate in English or any other language.

 

Remember, the purpose of Jeune Forums is to discuss common interests relating to creative writing, forge a tribe of fellow authors, and make valuable connections. On jeuneauthors.com, you may encounter thousands of other members who come from different backgrounds, have different tastes and convictions, and think, speak and write differently than you. We have provided an environment where differences can be put aside and professional connections can be made. We’ve done our best to make it the best place to hang out, and now the rest is up to you!