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    Exclamation General Forum Rules (Please read before posting)

    Every member on Den of Angels is responsible for knowing the forum rules.

    If you have any questions, please post in Ask the Moderators.

    Please see the FAQ for information on bannings and suspensions.


    Mission Statement
    The Den of Angels forum is intended solely for the appreciation of ball-jointed dolls (BJD) that meet our criteria. Though we have an extensive Marketplace available to members, our focus is on being a community and resource for people to share and enjoy their dolls through photography, customization and discussion.


    Den of Angels Rules
    • Be respectful of others and have good manners. If you wish to discuss a potentially sensitive issue, handle it with tact. Flaming, trolling, or harassment will not be tolerated. Critique belongs in the Critique subforum, not in the Galleries.
    • Conduct yourself with honesty and integrity. Stealing, impersonating another member, or claiming to be two (or more) different people will result in a permanent ban.
    • Each member gets ONE account ONLY. Members may not have multiple or shared accounts because DoA's community and Marketplace safety is built heavily on reputation and member feedback. There are no exceptions, and users who are found to have multiple usernames or a shared account may be banned. For the same reason, we do not allow name changes. If more than one DoA member shares your computer or IP address, post into Ask the Moderators, so that we can make a note of your separate accounts.
    • DoA is an English-only forum; with some exceptions, all foreign-language posts will be removed. (We do not consider netspeek, l33t, lolspeak, or txt spk English.) Additionally, we frown on typing in all caps, capitalizing the first letter of every word and committing other typographic crimes. Comic Sans was removed from the dropdown choices for a reason.
    • DoA is a 13+ forum, so we do not allow the following in photos, photostories, videos or textual content: pornography, rape, paedophilia, extreme gore, or glorification of torture. Do not link to adult material. Members who are found to be under 13 will be banned due to COPPA regulations. (Please see the rules for appropriate content below for more information.)
    • No buying, selling or trading outside of the Marketplace. This includes (but is not limited to these examples) publicly:
      • asking if anyone is selling a specific item.
      • mentioning that your item is for sale or trade.
      • answering a "Where can I buy..." question with your own sale.
      • asking members to sell items that are not listed for sale.
      • asking members to contact you if they decide to sell an item.
      • cross-posting images in your sales thread and outside of the Marketplace at the same time.
      • soliciting commissions (even for free) outside of the Commissionable Services marketplace.
      • asking members if you may commission them.
      • asking members if there would be any interest in: a group order, a split, a custom manufactured head.
      • asking members to help you price your item for sale.

      (Also see Marketplace Rules)
    • Stay on topic. Photos, videos or posts that focus on other dolls, your boyfriend, your cat, etc., are considered off topic. If a thread is only about your specific situation, please take it to LiveJournal or a personal blog. Posts that are only about the "character" aspects of the hobby (roleplay, fanfiction, fanart) are considered off-topic. Off-topic threads will be removed. Do not repost deleted content.
    • No drama. Do not discuss offsite snark or drama on Den of Angels. Do not attempt to involve forum staff in personal rivalries or disputes.


    More rules?


    Suspensions and Bannings
    • Banning is always at DoA’s discretion. Den of Angels does not ban lightly and without good reason. If you or someone you know feels you have been banned mistakenly or unfairly, please send an email to denofangels@gmail.com.
    • For legal and privacy reasons we cannot publicly state why individual users are banned from the forum.
    • Helping a member to get around a ban (Marketplace or full-forum) is a bannable offense. Do not let a banned member sign on from your house or use your account.


    Den of Angels has taken a stand against the principle and practice of recasting dolls, therefore we reserve the right to ban those who engage in recasting, those who aid and abet recasting by procuring legitimate dolls for the purposes of recasting, and those who provide ordering services for recasters. Using Den of Angels to promote any of these actions is a bannable offense. Reference to ownership of recast dolls either in photos or in writing on Den of Angels is a bannable offense.

    Questions?
    If you have specific questions about moderated posts, threads, or other concerns, ask the moderators.


    Disclaimer
    DoA is not liable for off-site links; users should follow links at their own risk. Posts made by members of this forum are not the opinions of the moderators or owners of the forum, and we do not claim to have censure on all opinions or topics posted by private members.

    Den of Angels is a privately owned and run forum and reserves the right to: ban a user for any reason or for no reason at all; remove any post at any time; edit any post for content at any time; remove access to the site for any user at any time, at its sole discretion.
    Last edited by AreeElf; 10-09-2012 at 10:40 AM.
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    Appropriate Content

    Den of Angels is a 13+ board that caters to a wide range of ages, nationalities and sensibilities. Controversial topics like war, politics, religion and vices are discouraged. As certain content is not appropriate for minors, we evaluate questionable content on a case-by-case basis. Decisions about inappropriate content are at the discretion of the Moderators and are final.

    Do not post photos or videos that show other people's faces unless you have permission. This includes coverage of meetups or events; photos/videos of crowd scenes or with people's faces in the background may be removed.

    As a courtesy to other members, we ask that you label threads that include nudity, mild expressions of attraction, gore or any potentially offensive content. If you don't know whether the content you want to post is appropriate for this forum, please ask the moderators.

    Sexually-explicit topics
    • We allow tasteful, artistic nudity.
    • We allow pictures of body blushing, body resin comparisons and arrival photos.
    • We allow mild expressions of attractions between consenting adults – this includes shonen-ai.*
    • We do not allow posts that are explicit in nature. Pictures showing dolls simply hugging or kissing are fine. Anything more graphic than that is probably not allowed.
    • We do not allow explicit yaoi* or yuri*
    • We do not allow links that go directly to explicit pictures on another website.

    Other graphic, R-rated topics
    Posts about these topics have a high chance of being removed based on how graphically or sensitively the issue is handled:
    • Depictions of suicide
    • Depictions of abuse
    • Depictions of self-mutilation

    Extreme topics
    Photos and text – including backstories – with these topics will be removed.
    • Glorification of torture
    • Depictions of rape
    • Depictions of paedophilia – this includes shota* and loli*
    • Extreme gore. Mild gore is permissible provided you include 'gore' in the thread title.
    • Offensive content. This includes profanity, volatile subjects that are handled in an offensive way and glorification of those who have committed atrocities (for example, Nazis, murderers, rapists, etc.)


    Definitions

    *Shonen-ai refers to romanticized but non-sexual relationships between men. Shojo-ai is often considered the female counterpart, although in Japan it technically refers to manga targeted to young girls.

    *Yaoi refers to sexually explicit relationships between men.

    *Yuri refers to romantic relationships between women. These relationships are not always depicted in a sexually explicit way.

    *Shota (Shotacon) refers to a sexual complex where an adult is sexually attracted to an underage boy, an underage girl is sexually attracted to an underage boy, or, most commonly, two underage boys are sexually attracted to one another. Depictions are often explicit in nature.

    *Loli (Lolicon) refers to a sexual attraction to girls below the age of consent or an individual attracted to such a person. Most commonly in loli, childlike female characters are depicted in an erotic manner.
    Last edited by AreeElf; 06-21-2012 at 09:21 PM.
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    Terms of Service

    While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

    You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, violent, hateful, threatening, overtly sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any actions by member or outside party (such as a hacking attempt) that may lead to the data being compromised.

    Please note that there is one exception to our data disclosure policy: in the event of a fraudulent transaction such as sale of counterfeit items or theft, non-public information such as your IP or email address (as well as information furnished by you to the other party in your fraudulent transaction(s)) may be made public, shared with other affiliated doll forums, or even disclosed to appropriate law enforcement or other regulatory agencies. Use of the DenofAngels Marketplace subforums is not mandatory; by using the forum to buy, sell, trade, or engage or offer commissionable services, you are agreeing to this portion of our Terms of Service.

    DenofAngels is not responsible for any business or sales by members on the forum, found through links in posts or signatures or advertising banners, or suggested through Private Messages. It is up to the buyer and the seller to investigate the reputation of the other party and make their own determination. DenofAngels does not serve as any sort of arbitrator in disputes. You must settle any buying/selling/commissioning problems you have with the other party privately, or contact the appropriate authorities. DenofAngels is not responsible for verifying information contained in transactional feedback left by members; we will investigate and remove libelous content, but this is done at the discretion of the forum staff and only upon request.

    DenofAngels reserves the right to remove any post, any time. DenofAngels reserves the right to edit any post for content, any time. DenofAngels will not necessarily contact users in the event that their post has been removed/edited or their membership revoked. DenofAngels reserves the right to declare any topic, company, or product "off-topic" at any time, for any reason. This does not represent any negative judgement against the quality or reputation of the doll, company, or poster. DenofAngels does not expect (or accept) compensation for dolls being ruled "on-topic," conversely we not not accept responsibility for any loss of sales due to a sculpt or company being ruled "off-topic."

    DenofAngels may remove access to the site for any user, at any time, at its sole discretion.

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    In the event of loss of forum access (due to user removal or software and/or server issues), DenofAngels is not liable for any loss of data or interruptions in Marketplace transactions. As DenofAngels may at any time remove content at its discretion, users are responsible for keeping backups of any data that they may need to access in the future.

    DenofAngels provides the following service to you, subject to these Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated periodically without prior notice.

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