I've gone through all the comments on the last thread and heard what was said. I've taken the previous rule set and amended them to be clearer, remove some redundancies and eliminate parts that most of you were feeling have and/or could hold us back from growth given we're a small community/magazine.
As such, the below is so far what I am thinking for the rules. Please review them and give your input in the comments (I'll leave it up for a few days to ensure Lemmy users have an opportunity to see it should it get buried lol).
Shouldn't be anything too surprising or nonsensical but if any of you have any concerns about how it's written, or if I left out anything pertinent please sound off so we can discuss and correct it!
- Be Civil.
Users are expected to be civil and inclusive towards one another at all times. Remember the person on the other side of the screen. Hate speech, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and other inflammatory language is prohibited.
- Keep content related to wrestling.
Any content posted should at least be related to pro wrestling somehow.
Do not spoil events for people. If an event is going on, please keep discussion contained to the/a discussion thread for 24h after the event. Do not post spoilers in titles during this period.
- Vague/Editorialized Title.
Please keep the titles of any articles you post clear, understandable, and indicative of what the article states within. It's ok to alter the title if the original is clickbait and confusing, or contains a spoiler like a debut that just occurred that day, but do not add your own thoughts to it.
- Sexualized Content/"Plot".
Please do not post any pornographic, 'creep shot', or similar adult-related material to the community (regardless of connection to wrestling). Wrestling content that involves sexualized content (in storylines/matches/promos) is fine, as well as photo's wrestlers post to their social media.
- Banned Source(s).
Due not necessarily to the content of their reporting, but to their harassing and doxxing of users, the following news sources, journalists, and content creators are not permitted to be posted on /m/SquaredCircle in any context - including direct links, articles, social media, and reports that cite only those sources:
- Brad Shepard
- Billi Bhatti and "The Dirty Sheets"
- Any post or article citing one of the above as a primary source.
And as always should anything occur in the future to warrant new rules, or reviving an old one (like low effort text posts should we ever get popular enough for it to be a problem) we can re-instate those at that times. Either way, I await all your thoughts!