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Terms and Conditions of Service

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:02 pm

nietoperz wrote:Welcome to the Outhouse. We hope that you enjoy our lively community but we ask that you follow these simple rules.

1) No pornographic materials. We follow the FCC standard when it comes to what constitutes an appropriate or inappropriate image. No nips, no tips, no vajayjays and no bare butts. We also ask that avatars be kept work-friendly.


2) Please be respectful of your fellow posters. This is an internet community and as such occasionally tempers will flare. All we ask is that you keep it classy. While there is no set list of off-limit topics or insults, keep in mind that, within reason, if a comment is reported as offensive and found to be as such, we will ask to remove the comment and to discontinue its use in dialogue. We would also add that posters' families and spouses are very much off-limits. Repeat offenders will be warned and banned if necessary.

2.a) The Outhouse provides a very robust ignore feature. If you find that you cannot get along with another poster, please consider ignoring them instead of engaging in constant e-battles that end in you reporting each other. This is for our sanity as well as yours.

2.b) The Outhouse also offers the ability to ignore political slapfight threads, as well as what we call "butthurt drama threads" - you'll know them when you see them. Please take advantage of this feature in your User Control Panel or ask an admin for help activating it if you find that the sometimes raw and emotional discussion style in these threads is too much to handle.

2.c) Private messages are private are should be kept between you and the sender of the message. If you have a problem with something said in a PM, report it to an administrator or moderator - do not re-post them either here or elsewhere.


3) No spamming the board. We don’t mind if you occasionally share other websites with the board. We do ask, however, that it not be your only purpose at the site. If you wish to advertise with the site, please contact Jude Terror, who’d be more than willing to pimp your wares in exchange for a exorbitant Chocodile fee.

3.a) In order to make the job of protecting the Outhouse from Bulgarian Viagra salesmen easier, we have placed a small post-count requirement on link posting. New users with less than ten posts will be unable to post links and send private messages. Once you've participated in the community with ten or more posts, this restriction will be automatically lifted.

3.b) If you are a publisher, publicist, creator, or someone else with a project to promote, we are happy at any time to receive press releases, review copy info, interview offers, or other publicity information at our press email at theouthousers@yahoo.com or seek out Jude Terror or BlueStreak on the forums.

3.c) Strictly one user account is allowed per person. If multiple accounts are detected, this will result in all of an individual's accounts being deleted permanently.


4) While we welcome the posting of links to articles posted on other sites we ask that said articles are not reproduced in their entirety in the forum, rather that a small but relevant part of the piece in question is quoted alongside the link. Furthermore it is of the utmost importance that articles are not copied verbatim without credit being given and a link being provided to the original sites at which they were published.


5) While we do not demand that posters offer site administrators more respect than they would anyone else, if a member of the admin staff notifies a poster that their behaviour is contrary to the site rules as set out in these Terms and Conditions of Service, said poster is expected to amend this behaviour immediately. Failure to do so will result in the issuing of an official warning. Should this warning fail to change the behaviour in question the poster will be suspended for a period to be decided by the administrator but not less than three days. Further, site administrators reserve the right to exclude posters permanently from the site under extreme conditions.

These Terms of Service may be added to or amended as necessary. Welcome to the Outhouse, new poster... we hope you survive the experience!

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Re: Terms and Conditions of Service

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:03 pm

TL;DR Version:

1. Don't be a total dick.
2. If you're being a total dick, the mawds will eventually let you know.
2a. When that happens, stop being a total dick, at least for a little while.
3. Send your press releases to theouthousers@yahoo.com rather than making a thread to self-promote if you don't intend to join the community and participate in discussions, as people will consider you to be a total dick if you do that.


Hopefully, this clears things up.

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Re: Terms and Conditions of Service

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:07 pm

NSFW Reminder:

nietoperz wrote:Guys, as it says in the TOC: no pornographic materials. We follow the FCC standard when it comes to what constitutes an appropriate or inappropriate image. No nips, no tips, no vajayjays and no bare butts. We also ask that avatars be kept work-friendly. Of course, this should be common sense, but this also applies to images where nipples, assholes, vaginas, or penises are obviously visible despite a transparent piece of fabric. You can, as always, link to these pictures. Just don't embed them, please. Pictures of minors in sexual garb or compromising positions are also very much forbidden.

WE DO NOT WANT TO BE LABELED AN ADULT SITE BY GOOGLE. This is very important, and lately certain posters have been pushing the envelope when it comes to NSFW pictures. There are plenty of porn sites on the Net, so if you need to look at nudie pictures please go to them.

We're about to get very tough about these rules so please abide by them.

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Re: Terms and Conditions of Service

Postby bkthomson » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:16 pm

Hope you survive the experience!

Over the past few years, The Outhouse has worked to build a front page that produces quality original content for fans of comic books and other geek-related media. The voice of the Outhouse as an internet publication has grown in both popularity and influence thanks to the hard work of a dedicated team of writers that works together to produce this content on a daily basis. During this time, we have noted an increase in traffic. The Outhouse now reaches over 120,000 unique visitors monthly. The Outhouse is extremely proud of these accomplishments, and deeply grateful to its writers and staff.

At the same time, while we've always strived to provide a free and fun atmosphere, we have long heard complaints about lack of consistency in some of our community decisions and a lack of communication between the site staff and the members of our community. This concerns us because the Outhouse is a business and that makes you our customers. Customer concerns should never be taken lightly. This is a position the Outhouse strongly believes in, and we believe that our community does as well.

As you know, longtime posters GHERU and bkthomson will be working as moderators of the Outhouse. In their new roles, they will monitor the reports and perform organizational and administrative duties on the forums. What they will NOT do from here on out is make unilateral decisions regarding discipline on the forums. All members of the Outhouse management team will discuss and consider any disciplinary matters in order to come up with a fair and consistent solution. Like any successful business, we respect our customers, and our community members are our most loyal customers. Like any business, we intend to treat our customers cordially in all situations.

The Outhouse team has also heard recent concerns, and we vow to handle all reports with more careful deliberation. The Outhouse team will consider and investigate every report, and will be sure to collect information from any involved parties before making permanent decisions. No reports will be closed or ignored without consideration by multiple members of the team.

Additionally, we are putting in place a new position of community liaison, and are happy to announce MithrosMistress has accepted this role. She will be available to answer any questions or hear any concerns about site business fairly and with an open mind, and will be bringing the concerns to the entire Outhouse management team for consideration. We want to hear your feedback.

We hope that all of our posters, past and present, will join us in continuing to make this community an oasis of free and open discussion on the web, but also one where we all treat one another with respect. Lapsed posters who have felt disconnected from the community or the staff are welcome to come back be a part of the community, and they are also welcome to voice any lingering concerns to the Community Liaison. New posters are urged to join in what will be a new era of prosperity and communal spirit for the site.

Thank you for helping to make this website great.

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