I'll say this from the very beginning: if you don't follow the rules, your post/comment will be deleted and you will be temporarily or permanently banned. Miyabi and I will not be lenient on this.
♪ All entries posted should, obviously, be related to NEWS or any of its members.
This is common sense. It's the NEWS community after all! The mods will be the judge of whether a post is too vaguely related.
♪ Respect your fellow fans - no bashing or flaming. No spamming or drama-ing, either.
→ news_jpop will not tolerate any kind of bashing and/or flaming of fellow fans. If you are caught doing this, we will not hesitate to warn or ban, depending on the situation.
→ Although it is not clearly mentioned, bashing/flaming of NEWS members and/or any other Johnny's Entertainment boys is not allowed.
→ Your posts and comments should have a point. Don't spam. It'll be immediately deleted.
♪ Copyrighted and/or licensed media (i.e. MP3s / PVs / performances / TV shows) and posts related to copyrighted media (including, but not limited to, reprint and concert tickets re-sales) must be friends-locked.
→ Any and all official media, i.e. from their albums, singles, DVDs and TV appearances, as well as official merchandise, i.e. shop photos and magazine scans, must be locked. We will leave a warning to lock an unlocked post; if it is not locked within 24 hours, we will delete the post in question.
→ This rule doesn't go into effect except with posts after this post, not before it. There would be too many useful posts ending up getting deleted. But if your post is recent, contains copyrighted material and you are able, please lock it.
♪ Absolutely no reposting of media (music/video/scans) without full credit and granted permission, if applicable.
→ There are many sharing clubboxes that are open for fans to download from; it is preferred, but not necessary, that you put credit to them if you are re-uploading.
→ If you get something from the English fandom, make sure to get permission from the original source before reposting. Posts with reposted media that is from a recognizable source, but doesn't clearly state credit and that they have permission from the original source, will be deleted.
→ Watermarks get a special mention. news_jpop will not tolerate posts with scans that have edited out watermarks. They are there for a reason and we are to respect that.
→ If you get something from a foreign site you do not understand, do not repost unless you can find out what the original source's policy on re-sharing is.
♪ Take a look at the community's tags and memories before requesting to make sure what you want hasn't already been put up. if it hasn't been put up, please request HERE rather than making a new post.
→ In order to keep the community from being flooded by requests, there is a separate request post. All requests must go there, or else they will be deleted.
→ The request post is locked. If you would like to request something, please at least be a member of the community. This is also done to avoid problems with requesting copyrighted and/or licensed material.
→ Request posts with some other kind of content (such as sharing media or fanwork) will not deleted. We'd prefer it if people made their requests at the request post, but we will not delete posts with something offered to the community in return.
→ The mods will be doing a weekly request post every Friday in order to list requests that have not been fulfilled; if your request isn't fulfilled immediately, please don't make a new post. It will hopefully be fulfilled after the mod's request post is put up.
→ Questions and clarifications regarding subjects like who sings what, unknown song titles, concert ticket information and such, which do not have an explicit request for a download of some sort, are okay to be posted as new posts.
♪ Whenever a NEWS member has a birthday (including Kusano and Uchi), there will be a birthday post. Do not make a new post.
→ Instead of making a new post, one of the mods will post an official birthday post and you will reply to that entry. Link to your pic spams, graphics, etc in that entry by commenting. Do not create a new post specially for their birthday. It will be deleted.
→ Because we all love NewS, and when they have a birthday we all want to celebrate, but not all of us want to be spammed.
♪ When posting graphics, there must be at least 8 icons, 3 banners OR 1 wallpaper related to NEWS.
We love the NEWS graphics too, but we don't love the spam when it's posts that have 1 NEWS graphics and much more non-NEWS graphics. Any posts with anything less than the minimum listed above will be deleted.
♪ Posting fanfiction is not allowed.
Please go to wasurenaisa or jent_fanfics if you'd like to read NEWS fanfiction.
♪ Posting 'where can I find JE goods in [place]" is not allowed.
Please go to the_edjucator's Ultimate Shops/Stores Post of Doom or ask at the je_questions community if you're searching for that kind of information.
♪ Please tag all posts appropriately. If you don't know which tag to use, just leave it blank and the mods will do it for you.
We've had to remind our posters of this a few times. Even if you are crossposting, you must tag. Like the rule says, if you're not sure, leave it blank and it will be tagged by the mods, but I've seen fanfiction and icon posts that aren't tagged. The tags are pretty simple to figure out, but if you have any questions about them, don't hesitate to ask!
♪ Remember to put any large images under an lj-cut, because there are a lot of people with slow internet connections.
Once again, common sense. Use your own judgement to figure out whether your image is too big; if it stretches the community's layout, it's too big. You will be warned to put it under an lj-cut or resize it.
♪ Anonymous commenting is disabled. If you have something to say, it's very easy to get an LJ account and join the community!
This is to avoid unnecessary drama. Like the rule says, it's not that difficult to get your own LJ account if you have something you must say.
♪ If you have a question about the rules or want to clarify something, please send it to news.jpop @ gmail.com.
The mod email has been created for things like this, so please make good use of it! ^^
That's all for today. I know I may not have been clear, so, questions, comments, complaints, hate comments, whatever you like, this is the post to say it. ^^;