It has been several weeks since we implemented new rules in the community and we appreciate all the feedback we've been given. We're working hard to make sure this community is well-organized and we're happy to see the members working hard to abide by the rules as well. However, both old and new rules are continually being broken, and so we're issuing this small reminder on our most-commonly broken rules.
8. Do not change the default font size, family or color outside of the cut.
Outside of an lj-cut, different sizes (big and small), typefaces, and colours are not allowed. Please avoid making more changes outside of the cut than necessary, including bolding, italicizing, underlining, or god forbid striking your entire post. Copying and pasting from a basic word editor such as Notepad or TextEdit (as opposed to MS Word, &c.), as well as posting in HTML format, will help avoid accidental font changes.
5. All fanworks must contain a valid rating (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17). Fanworks should have only one rating; for chaptered works, rate by chapter.
A fanwork should only have one rating and one corresponding rating tag; if you are unsure of what your work's rating is, rather than making a post with the rating PG-13/R/NC-17??? see the rating guidelines. Chaptered works should not have a "comprehensive" rating (PG-NC-17) but instead be rated individually, so that each chapter has one specific rating. Remember that ratings such as NC-15, M, and T are not accepted in this community.
11. Links to previous chapters must be posted horizontally.
Note that this means all links, regardless of how few or how many there are, should be on one line, like so: chapter one, chapter two, chapter three.
7. All images (excluding fanart and fanmix thumbnails), embedded materials and lengthy text must be under an lj-cut.
All fic banners must be under an lj-cut. The only images allowed to be outside of a cut are thumbnails for fanart and fanmixes; fanvideos are not allowed outside a cut. Additionally, if your author's note and/or summary are more than 30-40 words, we strongly advise you to put it under a cut.
Seeing these rules for the first time? Catch up by reading the community rules! Note that the community dbskficfinders has been created for all fanwork-related searches. If you're looking for a beta, a fic, or a home for your plot bunny, please direct your searches there; any searches on hug______ will be deleted immediately.
Remember that a post breaking more than two rules is subject to warning and immediate deletion, and we will act on deletion at our own discretion. After a user has accumulated three strikes, posts breaking any rule will be subject to deletion without warning. Please help us to help you by fixing any errors quickly and avoiding repeat offenses, and do re-post your entry (once fixed, of course) if it is deleted.
Please do not ignore comments from a moderator, and do not delete our comments or attempt to delete the ! violation tag from your post. We're here to help this community run smoothly, and we're much more inclined to be helpful and lenient if you act quickly and professionally! We know having so many moderators on the staff working 24 hours is a big change, but we hope that this will encourage you to double (or triple!) check your posts and remember to abide by the rules we've set for everyone. :)
Thank you for your time, and don't forget about hug______'s layout contest! The prize is 1,500 LJ tokens and the submission deadline is in two weeks.
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