What is unacceptable in the forum and comments?

Here's some basics of what will get you turfed off the site:

ALL CAPS pisses me off. If you have an all-caps username maybe go change it, because I'll hold that against you. Posting in all caps is annoying. Cross-posting and spamming in all caps is an immediate good-bye.

Being a creepy fucker is just, well creepy. Sure a lot of the pictures in the gallery are from a fetish night, but that doesn't make this a fetish site, a dating site, or a place for creepy trolls to do their trolling. See my blog post on Goth ≠ Fetish: Goth and Allied Scenes for why there are fetish night pictures here at all before you make a big mistake.

Spam is not tolerated. Promoting Goth-related B.C. businesses and events is just fine, but if you cross the line in spamming you'll get the boot. Cross-posting in the forums about things outside of B.C. or not Goth-related is a sure fire way to get the boot. If you are some dollar-a-day blogger from some third-world cesspool thinking you'll get away with posting about Chinese knock-off running-shoes or something like that, think again.

Stupidity or trolling - no really. Think before you post. The whole reason I got into the Goth scene in the first place was because I can't take brain-dead yobs. Goths have a reputation for being clever and literate. Live up to that. If you want to be a moron, that's what facebook and YouTube comments are for. If you want to be a pseudo-goth moron, you've got VampireFreaks. GTFO of here. This site started because I got sick of the signal-to-noise ratio on Usenet and I'm not going to let this site sink to the level of yet another unmoderated hell of vapid nit-wittery.


really the all capital

really the all capital letters thing bugs you that much??!!? well i hope you do not disagree with horrid spelling or the lack of using capital letters to begin new sentences. as well you said this is not a dating site. so if i found someone who shared my interests and talked to them i would be booted? is there a chat for individual conversation?

technically I am 21. However i stopped aging at 19 until i find my eternal love. http://mac25.deviantart.com/

More dollar-a-day spam-farm zellefallhammers from IP addresses in India and Bangladesh. These rotters are getting more sophisticated in making their posts look legitimate, but the bad English, irrelevant links, not to mention the IP addresses, still give them away. I'm a bit fed up with policing these useless posts, so I'm adding a huge block of IP addresses covering India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to the blacklist, preventing users in those areas from making posts.

star child wishes she could fly If I could fly to all you wonderful gothic people who I love dearly
so I wish you the best of the Christmas Season and a Happy New Year Much love to you all this is a great site and really enjoy it thank you . Star Child

star child wishes she could fly

Due to an increase in bogus accounts being created by overseas spam farms I've added some further server-side validation to the new user form. It has no bearing on existing users and shouldn't impact legitimate new users.

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