Forum Guidelines & Rules
By using the The Fuselage website and forums, you agree to abide by the following
rules and terms of service. These are not the only site rules.
Please read the FAQ
for more specific topics not covered here.
Courtesy to Other Posters
All members of this site will respect the opinions and presence of other members
of the site. Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully
and thoughtfully... without insult and personal attack. Name-calling, disrespecting
other users or throwing personal insults against them will not be tolerated, either
from an instigator OR from anyone who feels like they should respond to such instigation.
Flaming another user because of their spelling or word choice will also not be tolerated.
Personal attacks of ANY kind are not allowed and users who violate this will be
banned. If you have an issue with another user, contact a moderator or administrator.
Libeling, Slandering, posting of information about other posters known to be untrue,
and other attempts at berating other members is prohibited. Threats against
any persons life or health, including ones own, will absolutely not be tolerated
and subject to reports to law enforcement. Sexual harassment of any form against
another poster via the Board, email, or Instant Message is explicitly prohibited.
Continuing to harass in any form another poster via the board, email, or instant
message after being informed that communication is no longer desired is also prohibited.
Also, please note that Paid members have contributed to the operation of The Fuselage but are NOT considered more favored than any other user. Paid
members and regular members are all valued members of the Forum equally. Also
keep in mind, subscribing does not mean you can decide to not follow the rules.
Subscribers will receive the same warnings as non-subscribers and if they are banned
temporarily or permanently, that subscription time will be forfeit. Subscriptions
Courtesy to New Posters
Making fun of new members for their ignorance on proper posting procedures,
their grammar or spelling issues, or the content of their messages is expressly
forbidden. You are welcome to debate and question them, but not to attack them for
being new and unsure of our rules. We appreciate our members' concern for new members
and invite everyone to welcome them in the introduction board or point them in the
directions of the site rules and guidelines. New members can not use
their ignorance as an excuse for not following the rules. They are
expected to read the FAQs and familiarize themselves with the workings of the
site BEFORE they make their first post.
Courtesy to VIPs
Disrespectful personal comments about any VIP of this site or in connection to the
show, are not tolerated. You are welcome to discuss their work, criticize their abilities
as writers/actors/etc., and comment on their merits/performance, but personal attacks
against them, anything regarded as a personal affront, is expressly against our
rules. Any intrusion into their private lives including but not limited to
paparazzi photos or articles or rumors not directly commented on by the VIP in question
are strictly prohibited. Please refer to the
FAQ for more in depth information on posting to the VIPs.
Trolling or baiting (purposely posting messages designed solely to anger or provoke
other users) will not be tolerated. The staff, not the posters, will determine if
someone is trolling or baiting. Members are also asked NOT to take moderation into
their own hands by responding to the taunts. There is a "report post" button
and our members are welcome to click it and let us know there is an issue so that
we, the staff, may take care of it. (Vigilante moderation is not permitted by our
users.) Additionally, our members will practice common courtesy in dealing with
the staff, other users and the administrators, and likewise the staff will endeavor
treat its members with respect. It is important to remember that this Forum
is run solely on a volunteer basis and we are all human and sometimes have off days.
Do not place ANY advertisements on the forums. This will be considered SPAM and
could result in you account being banned. We generally class advertisements or spam
as a website with which the person has a personal interest in, or is not a relevant
topic of discussion. Also, in consideration of respect for this community and its
membership, we will not allow links to other not for profit web sites except within
a member's profile or as a small, unobtrusive link in the signature or in our links
section. For profit links are expressly prohibited and will be removed and
the user possibly banned. If you have a for profit site that you would like
to advertise, please contact the administration for advertising rates. The
harvesting of poster emails or screen names for the express use in spam, junk mail,
pyramid schemes, or other unsolicited emails is prohibited.
Copyrighted Material and Illegal Links
The posting of copyrighted material is expressly forbidden. This includes the sale
or trade of illegal merchandise, discussion of file sharing procedures such as complete
episodes or any other copyrighted video or audio files, including the discussion
of "torrenting" files, discussion of bootleg trading (not including legitimate trading
of merchandise) and other items prohibited by law. Links to sites that have information
regarding trading are forbidden. Discussions about trading episodes or video/audio
on tape (as opposed to online) are forbidden. Only the discussion of downloading
these files from legal download sites such as iTunes or directly from ABC will be
allowed. The posting of complete articles or other written works is also prohibited.
You may post a small section of the work and provide a link to a legal copy of the
complete version. The posting of any sensitive, secret, or exploitive materials
in regard to any person, business, or organization is expressly prohibited.
The posting of any illegal behavior, links to illegal behavior, information on how
to commit illegal behavior, links to information on how to commit illegal behavior
are all prohibited.
Also, please note that we do NOT consider fan projects to be in violation of these
rules; this includes fan videos, fan audios, fan illustration (artwork, fan video/DVD
covers, etc.) and so forth. (This is, of course, provided that the legitimate owners
of the fan-created material have given their permission for its consumption.) Fan
material is considered exempt and perfectly welcome in on our site.
Posting In The Relevant Sections
A forum this size gets a lot of traffic and a lot of threads. It makes life a lot
easier for everyone, both for those trying to keep things in order, and those trying
to simply find the threads they want to read, if threads are posted in the correct
area. Check to make sure you are posting in the right place. If opening a
thread check first to see if you are in the most appropriate section and that
there isn't already a thread about that topic. Threads
posted in the wrong area or are duplicates of existing threads will be moved, merged or removed totally.
There may be places where explicit, obscene or vulgar language, graphics or behavior
is appropriate however The Fuselage is not one of them. Discussion forum posts that
contain explicit, obscene or vulgar language will be removed. Attempts to circumvent
the language filters, including creative spelling will result in a warning or infraction.
Similarly, discussion forum posts that solicit or offer explicit or X-rated GIFs,
JPEGs or similar content files will be deleted without notice. We generally
use the PG-13 rating as a guideline as to what is allowed. If you don't know whether
your post falls under the rating, contact a member of the staff immediately.
The posting of descriptions or depictions of gratuitous violence is expressly prohibited.
Topics that will cause controversy or hostility between members are not permitted.
If you are worried that your topic may fall under this category, then please contact
a moderator. The moderators will have final say on what is and what is not allowed.
Do not post the same discussion more than once on a discussion forum or on many
forums. Duplicate discussions are frustrating and counterproductive for other members,
especially for those whose time and energy is limited. Duplicate discussions will
be merged or removed and may possibly lead to warnings.
Posting in Color
Users are not allow to utilize colors in their posts without express written permission
of the web hosts.
Posting using an anonymous proxy server or masquerading your IP is forbidden.
If a posters is found to be masking their IP, they will be immediately banned.
We do not allow the registration for users under the age of 13. This is for their
own protection and our need to comply with US Law, especially the
Any poster with a screen name found to violate any site rule (vulgar, violent, berating
to another poster, gender, ethnic group, or sexual or religious orientation) will
be asked to change their name immediately or face banning. Impersonating of
any The Fuselage staff or affiliates on this site or any third party sites or any
member of the cast and or crew of the shows is prohibited. Protect your
login info. Any infractions made by your account will be your
Registration is strictly restricted to one per person. If
we find any user who has created multiple accounts purposely, we reserve the right
to remove all membership access without notice or explanation. All name change
request must be made to the staff, and is an unacceptable excuse for multiple registrations.
The registration or otherwise using of another posters identity in bad faith is
We encourage you to keep personal information personal and do not ask for personal
information from others. Discussion forum posts that request members to submit personal
information to another party will be removed. If you must give this out for any
reason, please do so privately. The posting or requesting of individually
identifying information of any minor person under the age of 18 is expressly prohibited.
This information includes but is not limited to: Real names, address, phone number,
picture, or school name or location. It is a bannable offense to request information
on any minors on the board.
The Fuselage and its assigned agents reserve the right to remove a post which does
not relate to the topic being discussed in the forum. In addition, The Fuselage
reserves the right to organize discussion forums in order to best serve the majority
of our members. The Fuselage or its assigned agents also reserve the right to prohibit
or delete discussions that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be
harmful to other members, the sites that comprise The Fuselage, or the rights of
The Fuselage or others. That said, we cannot ensure prompt removal of offending
discussion forum posts. We also reserve the right to remove your membership from
you should you violate these Guidelines. We reserve the right to step in if
and when any conversation, threads, or posts are directly affecting the majority
of users enjoyment of the board and availability of the board even if the postings
are within the guidelines provided above.
Considering the real-time nature of this forum, it is impossible for the staff
to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember
that we do not actively monitor the contents of all posted messages and are not
responsible for any messages posted. The Fuselage does not vouch for or warrant
the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible
for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of
the message, not necessarily the views of The Fuselage or any entity associated
with it. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged
to contact us immediately by using the report post feature. The staff have the ability
to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable
time frame, if it is determined that removal is necessary. This is a manual process,
however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular
messages immediately, in fact, we may not edit or delete posts that break our rules
at all. We have many time constraints on us and cannot guarantee that we will be
able to edit or delete posts that break the rules/user agreement. If you do not
agree with this then do not view or register at The Fuselage. Although this Discussion
Forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for
the content of any of these messages, we at The Fuselage reserve the right to delete
any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the
content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Fuselage,
Jelsoft Enterprises Limited (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their
agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We
at this discussion forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever
information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising
from any message posted by you.
Use of the site is at the discretion of the Administration of The Fuselage, and
that any use may be terminated by the Administration at any time with or without
The Fuselage is a privately-owned and operated discussion fan website and community
under the sole authority of its Chief Administrator, and run with the aid of additional
Administrators and Moderators who act on the Chief Administrator's authority. At
all times will members of this Forum follow the instructions of staff members, including
these moderators and administrators. They are acting on behalf of the Chief Administrator;
questioning their actions or motivations in public messages is not welcome. Instead,
should you have an issue with the way a staff member is behaving or disagree with
their judgment, you are asked to please contact the Chief Administrator via email
or private message to express your concerns. Taking matters into your
own hands will not be tolerated. This is because our staff is entirely volunteer,
and deserves the freedom to be able to do their volunteer jobs.
Also, while we grant our users the utmost discretion and freedom, there is no guaranteed
right of free speech (or right toward anything else, for that matter) in this community,
and we make no guarantees at all about its operation, its moderation or its policies.
The Fuselage is operated solely at the leisure of the administrators, in their free
time, and no user is guaranteed the right to be here as a participant. We reserve
the right to terminate any user's membership for any reason at any time.
Failure to abide by these rules can lead to your account being banned. In some
cases there will
be no warnings or second chances; you will simply be removed from this Forum.
Constant and willful pushing against the limits described herein, what some would
call "almost breaking the rules," will not be tolerated.
The Fuselage is a provider of an "interactive computer service". Postings on
The Fuselage are "provided by another information content provider" and not The Fuselage unless posted by the owner. The Fuselage is not the "publisher or speaker"
of any posts in the discussion forums unless posted by the owner.
The user agrees as a condition of registering at The Fuselageto be truthful
in regard to all information given during the registration process, to use the site
as per the instructions, not to disclose his password to others for use, and that
the site has a license (permission) for use of anything the user submits or posts
to the site.
We reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
We also reserve the right to read any private message sent through this site.
Finally, we reserve the right to change or modify these regulations from time
changes. If at any time you no longer agree to these terms, you must stop
submitting or reading posts from this site and its related pages.