Loungin' is intended to be a positive environment for people to kick back and socialize. We allow healthy debates and may even go so far as to encourage doing so, so long as it remains calm and thought-out. While differing opinions and confrontations are natural and expected, in no case should you ever attack another person or his/her opinions.
Loungin' is different than most forums in that it is a primarily a social forum. This means that we allow a wide variety of topics. However, that does not mean that we allow EVERY thread! The primary purpose is discussion, and so any thread that is posted should have something to talk about, something that will allow members to respond to others. If you would like a clear list of what kinds of threads are not allowed, please reference What kinds of threads are not allowed?
The atmosphere of the forum is kept laid back, but that doesn't mean we will allow any type of post! Please stay away from using memes or posting picture-only replies. We expect each post to add something useful to the thread. This does not mean that we don't allow pictures or memes in posts, but please do not reply to a thread with a post that consists only of these things. Add your own message to it! If you would like a clear list of what kinds of posts are not allowed, please reference What kinds of posts are not allowed?
Additionally, this forum is designed to be PG-13. Please keep your language clean and refrain from posting overtly sexual comments. Referencing sex is okay, but describing any such acts in detail is unnecessary. Plus, nobody really wants to read that!
Those are the general rules of the forum! If you have any other questions, the moderators would be happy to talk to you. You can make a post asking your question in the Requests, Feedback and Suggestions thread, or you can privately message a moderator.
If you're asking a question that requires a one word answer, you might want to check before posting it! We want people to discuss things, not post a word and leave!
b. No random vs. threads
This means no threads like "Eat toilet paper vs. Get stung by a bee." There's a difference between posting a healthy debate and asking a completely random question!
c. No boredom threads
The forum, in itself, is a boredom killer - so please don't post threads complaining about boredom or asking what to do to make you unbored.
d. No game threads
Because the forum is so large, game threads can be hard to control. For this reason all game threads must be run through a moderator first. Every so often we will run game threads for the community ourselves, but if you have any ideas we would be glad to hear you out! You may either post your idea in the Request, Feedback and Suggestions thread or Privately Message one of the moderators directly.
What kinds of posts do not belong here?
Spamming is making posts that are completely unrelated to the topic or putting no effort to contribute. 1 word responses such as “lol” or “/thread” don’t add any value to the thread and will be removed at the moderator’s discretion.
b. Direct, unchanged quotes
If you are going to quote someone, you need to add your own message as well. Quoting someone else and posting their reply doesn't add anything new to the thread. Even if your opinion is the same, there's still something you can add to it or change it. Please also refrain from creating “quote pyramids” as these are untidy and make the thread harder to read!
Insulting, belittling or using inappropriate language directly against another member is not allowed and will not be tolerated. It’s okay to get fired up by a debate, but don’t sink to the level of petty insults in order to “win”.
d. "Dead" disrespect
Being somewhat of a General Forum, we frequently have news articles regarding people who have died or who have otherwise suffered horrible injuries. In these types of threads, we ask that you hold some level of respect. Even if you don't like the person or the topic, the dead are still dead and inappropriate remarks or jokes will not be tolerated.
e. Inappropriate material
The sharing of images or links to inappropriate material will not be tolerated. This includes pornography, gore, screamers, rape, or any other subject that would violate any of the above rules and cause offence.
f. Picture Posts
Posts that consist of just pictures do not belong here. There are a million things to say and talk about and SURELY you have more to add to the conversation than just a single image that has probably been posted 500 times before.