With the end of 2018 fast approaching it marks another year where as a community we're lucky to continue experiencing our ups, downs, and everything in between. To keep up with the ever changing needs of the site, the moderator and admin teams are making some adaptations and tweaks.
❄ Chinese Entertainment - We will be adding in subsections to the Chinese entertainment section - Groups, Social Media Pictures, Actors/Actresses, and Dramas.
❄ OP Rules - We have modified the thread op rule to reflect the mod team's ability to intervene in specific situations, which are not in accordance with site rules.
- “If a user is deemed to have obtained an op for use in a manner not in accordance with the OH site rules, the op may be removed at the discretion of the moderating team."
❄ Fan Fic - 18+ fan fiction containing explicit sexual content will now need to placed in "The Bar" section.
❄ Locations/Titles/Profiles - Our location rules have been updated as well. While we do have a "The Bar" area if someone is thus inclined, the main section of the site is meant to be a comfortable and welcoming space for users of all ages. User locations, titles, and profiles need to be safe for viewing by anyone; so graphic, or extreme content may be removed at a moderator's discretion if deemed unsuitable. We have a whole section to get your freaky lingusitics on, so please utilize it instead.
- "We appreciate and allow user creativity in regard to locations, titles, and profiles, however, moderators reserve the right to edit or remove locations at their discretion if they feel this privilege is being abused, or is being used in a manner that hinders on other user's ability to navigate the forum comfortably. This includes, but is not limited to content of a graphic or 18+ nature. All forum rules still apply to locations/titles/profiles, and a violation of the rules will result in a warning accordingly. If a user is unsure whether something they wish to use is appropriate or not, they are welcome to PM a moderator or post their inquiry in the ask a moderator thread for further clarification."
❄ Antagonizing Staff Rule - We have further clarified this rule to ensure all users are aware that this applies for abusive behaviour, insults, and attacks towards ANY of the OneHallyu staff. They are here to make your time on this site more enjoyable, and they give their time and love to this; use your words respectfully with all users.
- "The OH staff will not tolerate consistent attacks and personal insults. Please remember that the staff are here for you and to help. They are members just like you, so they are absolutely allowed and encouraged to participate in topics and discuss their own opinions. If you have issues with a particular member of staff and believe he or she is abusing their power, contact an Admin and discuss your complaint. Please cite specific instances (posts, threads, and/or messages) as proof for the Admin to refer to."
❄ New User Accounts - As previously announced new accounts were restricted from the private message system until 50 posts were made. We will be lifting that restriction, and allowing new users to have a private message inbox space of 5 messages. We do, however, reserve the right to reverse this should we find this feature is being misused, or abused.
❄ User Requested Content Removal - In order to try and keep (as much as possible) an up to date and comprehensive collection of information and resources, users will no longer be able to request removal of a thread they created if it is an official group/artist thread, music video thread, teaser thread, photo shoot thread, news thread, netizen translation thread, etc... at moderator discretion. Threads found to be false news/gossip, or closed by moderator intervention will still be removed. If you do not wish to keep the op of any such thread you can always request the op be transferred to another user if they are willing to takeover.
❄ Archived Threads - If threads have been inactive for more than a year we will no longer be un-archiving them. This also means that if a thread needs to be un-archved to be removed, but is over a year old, it is not eligible for removal. The archival process helps keep the server load in check, and when a thread hasn't been touched in over a year it's probably not a thread anyone is gasping to be able to post in once more.
❄ Unpopular Opinions Thread - We've been seeing user concerns, and have our own as well that this thread has been turning more and more into a variation on a bashing thread, which is not what it is there for. With this in mind the moderator and admin teams will be adding some new rules to the thread in order to mitigate this issue, and hopefully get it back on track to its intended purpose. If you wish to vent your frustrations towards artists or fandoms use the appropriate venue, which is the entertainment rant thread.
As always all rule updates can be found in our Rule Book. Please do check it out if you haven't already. It received a Daesang* for being the best way to avoid warning points on OH.
We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!
Ty to Rich Witch for the lovely banner! <3
*Daesang awarded by the mods