- Rules -
This page displays the different rules in use on the oekaki board, and must be read and agreed with before registering for a profile. I don't want to be mean to anyone, but rules have to be set to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Failure to follow these rules will have me giving you a warning. Extremely offensive gestures or repetitive offences might lead to a permanent ban.
1- No spamming. What is considered spam: posting several short messages in a row, making only short messages without any goal (answering only "Yes", "Me too", "LOL", etc), making the same post or topic in several forums, making pointless messages, etc. Massive use of smilies in also frowned upon. I do give warnings, so don't be too afraid of breaking this rule without knowing it.
2- One username by person. I allow only ONE username by person. If you are creating a new one to change your personality or evade ban/warnings, you'll be found out and the latest username you registered will be deleted. However, a family member creating a new username is fine.
3- Mark your spoilers. Why ruin the fun for someone? Don't post about a movie or game recently released without properly marking the spoilers. Allow several months before believing it's safe to stop marking spoilers. Not everyone gets through a new game in 2 weeks. I really hate learning about the plot of a movie or game before I get to see it / play it myself. Don't you?
4- No fights. Come on... We're here to have fun, not to get at each other's throats. If you can't get along with another user, please keep it in private. We don't want to hear about it. Also, be sure to stay polite toward everyone. Don't make insults toward other cultures or religions. Repetitive offensive posts will result in a quick ban.
5- No ROM and warez requests / links. Asking for ROMs or warez, and giving links to such files will not be tolerated. This also applies to emulators. While those are technically legal, they are used with the purpose of using illegal games. If you are interested in a game, you don't download it, you buy it. ROM hacks are allowed if you post only about a patch (in IPS format). Hacked ROMs fall in the "ROM" category. All illegal software is affected by this rule.
6- Appropriate content. The site is for everyone, and minors can very well be viewing those pages, so use content meant for a general audience only. Inappropriate content will deserve a warning, an edit or a deletion, depending of the offence.
7- Check your spelling. Yes, I'm one of those so-called "Grammar and Spelling Nazi". I'm not asking for everyone to use a perfectly written English, but I do want to see a good spelling. "u c, i told u", "omg ur rite wtf lol" and such are horribly getting on my nerves. Proper capitalization is also to be used. Just make a bit of an effort while writing your posts, please. It also adds to the image people are getting from you.
OEKAKI BOARD SPECIFIC RULES
TO ALL ARTISTS:
8- Type of pictures. I don't care if you do a non-Mega Man related drawing from time to time (in fact, I would be happy to see various stuff), but don't forget this is a Mega Man website ;-) Also, don't keep drawing the same thing over and over again... Variety is good.
9- One word: effort. Rushed pictures or low quality drawings that don't show any effort will be deleted without warning. 10 minutes should be an absolute minimum, unless you did a very small or simple picture. Idealy though, you should spend more time if you want to obtain a good result. The goal here is not to become a perfect artist, but to show that you care about your art. Quality is prefered over quantity.
10- Two or three pictures a day max. This one is important: please limit the number of pictures you submit everyday to 2 or 3. No one wants to scroll through 3 pages of drawings just to see what has been done in the last day. The time of the board determines when pictures where drawn, and the daily limits.
11- Share. Do some comments on the other's work. I'm sure you want to know the opinions of the others about your drawings, so please leave them some comments too! Drawing without leaving any feedback to others is rude.
12- Don't beg for comments. Begging is annoying and rude toward the other members of the board. People will comment on your art if they feel like it.
All of these might sound harsh, but I just wanted to make sure that everything is clear. Keep in mind that I won't ban you if you make an innocent mistake, or if you forgot about one of the minor rules. I tend to give several warnings, but don't abuse that either. If you break rules on purpose, you WILL get in trouble. I don't ban at the first offence, unless you break several rules at once.
Have fun! ^_^