Welcome to the Comics Forum!
Whatever media they may be, this is the place for all LEGO-related comics and the kits that make them. That's right, this forum is now home to all kits topics as well!This topic will serve to present the new, updated Comics forum rules. It will also be kept open so that you can post any questions regarding policy here. Please take the time to read these thoroughly as some rules have been changed.
-- This topic's tag will always reflect the date of the latest update. Information on what was updated will always be found in the "Recent Updates" section at the bottom of the post. --
The Comics (& Kits) Forum Rules and Guidelines:
All BZPower rules do apply. If you have questions about any of BZPower's rules and guidelines, feel free to PM me!
Use the report button! If you see any post violating the above or any rules in this topic, please use the report button, located at the bottom of a post, to make the moderators aware of it.
Regarding revival: Like in the Library forums, there is no revival limit in this forum. This applies to both artists and reviewers, as well as to both comics and kits topics. Enjoy!
Please also keep in mind that filtered words and acronyms known to contain filtered words are not allowed in comics, just as they are not allowed on BZPower.
Rules for Artists:
Post your own work only. This means you cannot post something you happened to find on Brickshelf! Project planning is allowed for both comics and kits as long as you have some work to show.
Double posting is allowed if you are announcing a new comic, a major update, or a significant preview. These are the only exceptions! Note, by "double-post" I basically mean "n-tuple-post," so you can indeed triple-, quadruple-, etc.-tuple-post as long as you keep in mind the above! (Note: kit artists no longer need to seek approval in order to double post.)
Regarding contests and games: Feel free to use your blog, if you are a Premier Member, to host Comics-related contests. Additionally, "unofficial" contests within your topics, i.e. ones involving guest comics, are allowed. The same rules apply for kits topics as well. Official forum-wide contests can only be started by the staff, though.
Do not post images larger than 750 kB (kilobytes) in size. This is part of the BZPower rules, stated in the middle of this post. If you want to post an image larger than 750 kB, please link to it.
Regarding guest stars for comics: You get to decide how you want to receive GS requests. Please make it clear in your first post whether you want to receive requests through posts in the topic or through PMs!
Rules for Posters/Reviewers:
Do not flame. Make sure any criticism you offer is constructive! Respect the artist and his or her work!
Please try to offer constructive posts. This is just a courtesy to the author and not necessarily a rule. However, I will be looking at all reviews posted and moderating on a post-by-post basis. Things I will be looking out for are exceptionally short posts (e.g., "Wow!") or a fixed comment posted in multiple topics.
Please do not double-post. This is a rule common across all of BZPower.
Please do not hijack topics. This is common courtesy. Do not use a topic dedicated to another member's work to advertise your own.
Regarding guest starring in comics: Please follow the author's directions when applying to GS. They should have it listed in the first post whether to post your application or to PM it. If nothing is listed, assume that either method is fine.
Comics Contest History:
As stated earlier, this topic will be left open so that you may ask any questions you have regarding these policies. This topic may also be used for any suggestions you have. Otherwise, you are always free to PM me.
10/13/2015: Added a contest history to this post.
07/24/2014: Updated allowed embedded image file size (750 kB).
07/23/2013: Generalized rules to include kit topics.
Edited by -Windrider-, Dec 16 2015 - 02:55 PM.