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17 November 2007 @ 01:55 pm
[modpost] the big bad rule makeover.  
Here we go! This is something the community should've have a while ago and we're finally getting around to it. A review of the rules, new and old. No LJ-cut, sorry, but this is important.


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.
Official merchandise sales posts are not included. If the seller has legally obtained the merchandise, s/he is free to do whatever they like with them, but it is recommended that the post is locked. As a result of a community poll, sales must adhere to the rules in this post.
→ 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. ^^;
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press the reset ☆kizuite on November 17th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
It'd be better if you waited until you made a few more. Just one is too little. ^^;
raesin on November 17th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
umm. i really would love to join this community, but there's a problem, where's the "join" button? >
tomonishikiryopilover on November 17th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
it's located in the news_jpop community's profile

there's a line that says
To join this community, click here.
(no subject) - raesin on November 17th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
zane_zanekong on November 17th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
how do you locked a post?
and can u just check if my following post is allowed?
if i lock the post.


press the reset ☆kizuite on November 17th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
At the bottom of the entry, beside "Post to news_jpop", click the arrow beside 'Everyone (Public)' and choose 'Friends' instead.

Your post is fine as long as you lock it, then either put the details, starting from after the print previews, under an lj-cut, or linking to your entry through a fake lj-cut. ^^
(no subject) - zanekong on November 17th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - zanekong on November 18th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kizuite on November 18th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - zanekong on November 18th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
amazinglygayamazinglygay on November 17th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
can I just ask? hasn't all of these been posted before?
press the reset ☆kizuite on November 17th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Haven't all of what? The rules? If so, then no. There's been changes to the media sharing rule, plus a new rule regarding reposting.
(no subject) - amazinglygay on November 17th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
h_w: crackeyehungry_worm on November 17th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Nice, I bet this took a while to assemble. :)

Although it doesn't affect me in any way, I'm wondering why concert tickets re-sales are required to be locked, too. Is it illegal to sell them on? I mean, they are "official" but not exactly media or merchandise, are they? Just asking out of curiosity.

Btw., there's a small in the section about "reposting of media (music/video/scans)" ("recongizable"). In case you want to know.
press the reset ☆kizuite on November 17th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
Haha, it might have. XD

Concert tickets can only bought by Johnny's Family Club members; from what I understand, tickets have the name of the person who bought them printed on them, which means they're obviously not supposed to be re-sold, so technically, it is prohibited. In order to avoid problems with that, I figured they should at least be locked. ^^

Ah! Thanks for letting me know. I got too lazy to spell check XD
(no subject) - hungry_worm on November 17th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mayasasuke2itachi3 on November 17th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Maya ♥ Kyandi&Miyabi xDD
seriously, I love reading rules.
press the reset ☆kizuite on November 17th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Kyandii & Miyabi ♥ Maya too ♥
Such a weird habit... XD
(no subject) - sasuke2itachi3 on November 17th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kizuite on November 17th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aikyuu on November 17th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
godsgirl7godsgirl7 on November 17th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's just me, but I feel like there are waaaay too many selling posts, haha. I don't know if there is some kind of rule about that too? Or if there even needs to be? I don't really know what I'm trying to say, haha. ^_^'' I just feel like a lot of selling posts are spamming my flist all the time.
press the reset ☆kizuite on November 17th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, we can't really stop people from selling their stuff... sorry about not being able to do anything about that ^^;
(no subject) - godsgirl7 on November 17th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
korettedestiny on November 18th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
a big thank you for the 'birthday post' rule
I happened to be away when it was tegonyan's birthday, so when I came back, it was... *_*
so, thank you for being so... spam-conscious? XD
☆☆☆neocopasetic on November 18th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
Another thank you on the birthday rule!!! I understand that we looove our boys and want to celebrate b-days... but jeeze, it gets sooo spammy!

Anywho, I agree whole-heartedly with all these revisions! Here's hoping people make an effort to stick to 'em! ^^
masterkeii: newsmasterkeii on November 18th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
I Agree with birthday post rule
I remember when I vist the community, there are many post
celebrating Tegoshi It was a lot!!!
Make Birthday Post will make the comm more organize
♥ By the way it's take long time finish reading all rules
. iN My WorLD .yamaperfection on November 24th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
You are forever awesome. ♥
If there was maybe a rule about 2340984 x-posts it'd be awesome, too, hehe *bricked*. Thank you for keeping this comm neat and clean & up to date. ♥
OH-♥: chuu~mainichi_muri on December 5th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
okay, I'm a little slow, but WOW. I LOVE THE NEW (CURRENT) LAYOUT. and I love you mods for doing your best to keep this comm NOOB-FRIENDLY. Or, easily/quickly accessible anyway XDD

You guys are awesome. THANKS. ♥
My Little Johnnys Shopqueencoc on December 14th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
Hi, would like to check if there are any rules on reposting sales post? :)
press the reset ☆kizuite on December 14th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
Do you mean your own sales post or someone else's? If it's yours, go ahead, but try to avoid large preview images and large font that may mess up layouts. If it's someone else's, make sure you have permission from them first, of course. ^^
(no subject) - queencoc on December 14th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Zsuzsuness on February 1st, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Just to make sure.. I was wondering if it was okay to advertise a NewS member related community?
press the reset ☆: let's waste timekizuite on February 1st, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Go ahead, that's okay ^^
(no subject) - zsuness on February 1st, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ryuenurikoryuenuriko on February 1st, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
ano.. just checking but are we still allowed to do selling posts?
and I don't really understand these sentence much

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.

Official merchandise sales posts are not included. If the seller has legally obtained the merchandise, s/he is free to do whatever they like with them, but it is recommended that the post is locked.
*brain not working late in the nite*

so I have to f-lock my sales post or I can't post anymore.. not sure about the results of the voting polls on fanfic/sales

press the reset ☆kizuite on February 1st, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
The results for the poll, and the decision on them, were posted here just yesterday. ^^
aquillina on February 25th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
I have read and understood all the rules and regulations for the comm.
ichaaichaa on March 1st, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
hai im new too. nice to meet you guys!
tannierellatannierella on March 8th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
sorry i didn't read the rules properly.
rimizurimizu on March 16th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
hai! I'm the new one.. ^^v
I've read the rules..
have fun together ne!!
yoroshiku!! ^0^v
azurein06azurein06 on March 24th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
me too! i've read the rules yay! :)
☆アメあと ~☆nawalziiee on March 26th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
i've read the rules...and i saw nothing about asking really dumb and possibly obvious questions. as is my question. ^_^ so i might as well ask it here... it kind of has a point...it's just a clarification thing..hahaha

b/c Uchi and Kusano both graduated from their "trainee status" they're juniors now right? b/c "trainee status" was lower than juniors, but they haven't returned (if the option was available) to NEWS (and in Uchi's case K8) so they're not a part of the debuted groups...

sorries...my brain isn't with me again tonight.. *__*
press the reset ☆kizuite on April 3rd, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
Uchi and Kusano are likely considered on the same level as juniors right now, but I don't think it was ever made clear whether the jimusho considers them juniors right now or not. Since they've lost their debuted status, they probably are considered juniors atm. ^^
♥ はちantebellumx41 on May 3rd, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
i'm new that this whole livejournal thing and i'm happy i finally found a NEWS community! i hope to be of more help later on when i get better at everything (cause right now i barely getting started!)
curlz8curlz8 on May 3rd, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
curlz desu,,^^

is it ok,,if i upload seventeen translation (in indonesia language) to news_jpop??
ra3377 on May 5th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
i hope together enjoy in news community >.<
animeneko_chan: tegoshi // dorkanimeneko_chan on May 18th, 2008 08:15 am (UTC)
Question~ Is it okay if I make a post linking to tegomass_awards?
press the reset ☆kizuite on May 18th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
Go ahead. ^^
phung_noiphung_noi on May 19th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
I've read the rule already.
I'd like to join in news community.

yoroshiku onegaishimasu.