Etoile (etoilepb) wrote in icon_tutorial,

[Mod Post] Some rules and reminders

Hi, gang!

I have seen the same rules broken over and over and OVER in the last few days and it's starting to make me twitchy. I'll be away for most of next week so let's get the house in order first, shall we?

All of these rules -- among others -- can be found in their entirety in our userinfo, but in summary:

1.) As of June 1, all posts linking to tutorials in other journals or websites became verboten. Want it here? Post the content here.

2.) *.psd files never have been, are not, and never will be considered "tutorials" as far as this community goes. We operate on the "Give a man to fish..." proverb here. Doing something for someone is a short term solution; we are in the business of long-term ones.

3.) LJ-cut. Seriously. There is no bad time for one. When in doubt? Do it.

4.) No bashing of other users. Ever. For any reason. If you think something is ugly, go to iconrants but don't bring it here. It's fine to point out to someone, NICELY, that they are breaking a community rule*, but this community is not an artiber of taste and so, when you're posting here, neither are you. If you think something needs to be deleted pronto, look at the community userinfo and contact a/the mod(s).

5.) Seeing someone else breaking a rule does not give you permission to do same. Mods are people too, and sometimes it will come to pass that 2 - 3 hours can go by where none of us has a chance to get to the community. If you see that someone "got away" with something at 10:30, and it's now 11:15, that doesn't mean you should try it too. Really.

As always, feel free to contact me / us with comments and questions. I know there are a lot of rules, but they're there for a reason and they are always subject to change. Even if you've been a member for two or three years, it never hurts to look.



*Though please, do exercise good judgment on backseat modding. Most of it accomplishes very little.
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