. Get it? 'Cause like, Twilight has vampires and stuff... [/lame]
Okay, the Momcat has FINALLY gotten off her fat, lazy butt and done some much-needed work on some of the rules for our spot. When the spot first got started, it was fairly small and having wiggle-room wasn't such a problem; so my first batch of rules weren't all that specific. But our CAT has had many, many new kittens since then, and consequently, things have gotten crazier and messier. A lot of people have gotten confused about what this place is for, and what we're about. The CAT isn't what it used to be.
So hopefully, these revamped rules will be a first step in "trimming the claws", cleaning up our spot, and promoting friendly, intelligent discussion once again.
1: Bring a good sense of humor.
Don’t ever take things personally, and try not to be too sensitive. Otherwise you’ll be miserable. Just let loose, have fun, and be willing to laugh.
2: If someone or something offends you, don’t blow up.
Take the higher road, respond in a polite, mature way, and point out what offended you and why you find it offensive. If it’s something serious or happens to break one of these rules, chances are people will back you up and the problem will work out. If it isn’t, reread Rule 1.
3: Twi-hards, this isn’t a place to gush about Twilight being the “BEST BOOK/MOVIE EVAR!!!1”
It’s fine if you like doing that and we hold nothing against you, but please don’t do it here. Either keep your comments thoughtful and intelligent, take it to the link
in our forum, or take it to a more appropriate spot and keep it there.
4: Twi-haters, this isn’t a place to rant about how you want to “BURN IT WITH FIRE!!!!1”, either. Please don’t abuse this spot.
Don’t make personal attacks against Stephenie Meyer or her fans, don’t flood the images section with immature anti-Twilight pictures, and don’t throw nasty, mindless insults at Twilight. If you feel the need to rant, either keep it in the link
or find another website like twilightsucks.com. This is supposed to be “Critical Analysis of Twilight”, not “Mindless Bashing of Twilight”. Like I said, the discussion needs to stay thoughtful and intelligent. Let’s all live up to our tagline, ‘kay?
5: The images, articles and other material you submit to this spot MUST promote civil and intelligent discussion about Twilight.
Whether it’s a soapbox, image, video, etc, it HAS to stay true to the CAT spirit. The whole reason why I created this spot was to make a sanctuary and bring both fans and antis together
; to encourage both sides to share their opinions about the series, listen and learn from each other, have some good laughs, and maybe make a few friends along the way. So if the material you want to submit has excessive language, crude or nasty humor, or any other mean-spirited, offensive content in it, don’t bother. The CAT will be much better off without it.
6: If you found a bunch of pictures that are funny and snarky, but don’t add anything CONSTRUCTIVE to the Twilight debate, don’t spam the images section with them.
We have better places for all those demotivational posters and “Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle” slogans. Instead of clogging up our CAT with gazillions of pointless pictures, take ‘em over to the link in our forum.
There, you can post as many as you want and snark away to your heart’s content. And don’t worry, Twilighters! We also have a link
just for you! Where you can be as fangirly for Edward as you want!
If any of you lovely kittens have any ideas or questions about the rules, please comment and let me know! Feedback is always very helpful, and I will add and tweak these as many times as needed.