Advice Forum Rules

- Mods/Admin staff - We are not required to actually tell you why we have taken an action. We don't have to specify why something was locked or deleted.

- Only post here if you're looking for advice or giving advice. All other posts will be moved or deleted. Repeat offenders may be banned. Making a rant thread about how stupid cutters are, or how girls are dumb for sleeping with boys is NOT advice, and will be deleted.

- This is NOT a rant forum. If you just need to 'get it out' but aren't actually asking for help, your post will be locked or deleted. If there is no clear question in your post, you can kiss it goodbye.

- Treat all posters with respect. There will be NO flaming, NO insulting, NO making fun of anybody. Again, failure to comply with this rule may get you banned. This goes for ALL types of posts. I don't care if you think a post is fake, it could very well be serious, and you don't need to be an ass about it.

- When asking for advice, make sure to be as CLEAR as possible. Posts like 'Should I dump my bf/gf???' are useless, and will be deleted. Clarify what your exact situation is. Proper spelling and grammar helps a LOT as well!

- When giving advice, provide ARGUMENTS or EVIDENCE to explain your reasoning. Writing 'Yeah, I'd dump him/her' is nice but please explain why you gave this particular advice. It may help others.

- No matter how stupid you think a post is, do NOT tell people to kill themselves! Doing so will just give me more work because I have to delete your post. When I'm in a bad mood I'll just ban you.

- Questions about your profile, cult or other sie-related technical issues belong in the Vampirefreaks Site forum. Please check if your question is answered already before you post. Posts made in this forum will be moved or locked and sunk.

- Do not ask for advice on illegal issues! For example, don't ask how to get cigarettes when you're underage. Likewise, do not ask for advice on how to lie to your parents. We will not help you get a tattoo or piercing without them. We will not help you hide you scars from cutting.

- We are not medical doctors. If you or a friend are suffering from some ailment, or you think you might be pregnant, don't bother posting. We cannot and will not help you. GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR. Alternately, take your health concern to the VF Food & Health forum.

- No polls! If you're going to act according to the poll results you may as well roll some dice. I delete polls without even opening the thread, so don't bother.

- The drama emote "" and other emotes are NOT a valid response to a question. I will delete your post, if that is all you reply to a thread with.

- When titling your thread, make it relevant to your post. "HELP!", "I'm sad" or "What should I do?" are used a million times. If you want people to pay attention make yours stand out, while still being relevant!

- Use coherent English! Yes we're to help but don't waste our time (time we could be using to try and think of help for you) with spaztic typing. If you have a lot to say use paragraphs (since you have to be 13 to join you should know what those are by now.) Keep chat speak down to a minimum and take the extra effort to spell at least half way decent.

- Use paragraphs! People do not like to read huge jumbles of text, if you're on the computer then you've been to English class and should already know what a paragraph is.

- Do not hijack threads. In real life, if someone was talking about their mom beating them, and you interjected about how you can't get laid, you'd likely get beaten up. here, I'll just delete your posts, and have you banned for repeat offenses.

- We will not do your homework. Don't ask us to help solve your maths problems, or analyse your english for you. Especially when you've been lazy enough to leave it all for the night before. Use your brain, open a book, get help from friends doing the same subject, talk to your tutor. But don't ask us.

- Use line breaks or something to signify a clear difference between a post and your signature.

- No Holiday or gift-oriented threads. We can't tell you what to buy for a person we don't know.

- We WILL NOT give you advice on any types of revenge or pranks. Grow up.

- Do not post mindless posts like "hmm..," "I agree with so-and-so," "?," etc. These will be deleted.

- Do not countermand medical advice or prescriptions dispensed by a licensed health care practicioner. The mods don't interfere too much with how the forum rolls, but we will not abide by users recommending that a person NOT take medicine prescribed by a doctor. Nobody here is a doctor (last we heard; correct us if we're wrong), so let's leave the medical decisions to the individual seeking advice and his or her doctor. It's okay to say that they don't work for YOU, but it's NOT okay to countermand a doctor's prescription.

If you believe someone is breaking these rules, send Sunset Skies (Megs) , Mirai no Kibou (Chris) , Konstantine (Chelsea) or Übervixen (Michelle) an inbox message.