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Old 01-04-2004, 09:36 PM
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:46 PM
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Thanks for posting the rules Thelma. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Just a note to clear up any confusion on recent (and not so recent) rule changes.

1. Real-person fics are allowed on the boards. They weren't a while ago, and then after that no one was quite sure what's the deal with them, so this should clear that issue up.

2. You are now allowed to directly post your fics onto the board. However, here are the supplementary rules for direct posting:

Fanfic authors are encouraged to post sections of their fics on this board, on the appropriate fandom thread or 'shipper thread.

Please remember, however, that due to technical considerations, we can only allow you to post excerpts up to 1000 words in length. If your story is significantly longer than 1000 words, please use direct posting as a 'teaser' or introduction to your fic, and provide a link to it in your post. If your fic is a short story, feel free to post it in its entirety, and don't fret if it's a little over 1000 words. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Please also remember that with direct posting:
- do not use expletives (they will be caught by Fan Forum's automatic filters anyway)
- do not post any fics with explicit sexual descriptions
- only post your own fics unless you have the author's written permission
- If you have any further questions about direct posting, which is a recent development, please visit this thread.

Have fun! [img]smilies/glow.gif[/img]
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