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Frequently Asked Questions & At-A-Glance Info

Please note: This FAQ is subject to future updates.

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Top Level Site Rules

The Golden Rule: Be Civil

Site-Wide Spoiler Policy

Politics On PTV

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is self-promotion permitted?

What are the rules around grammar, text speak, capitalization, and punctuation?

Are links to other websites allowed?

                - What about links to blogs or other TV related sites?

How are TV shows that air in their original country first and in the US later handled?

Why are some episode topics locked until airing and others aren't?

Is double posting permitted?

Is there a daily "Like" limit?

What does bolded vs. regular font in topics mean?

Why are some posts different colors?

What does the little flame symbol next to some topic post counts mean?

Are there any banned words?

Does PTV have a 15/15 and/or boards on boards rules?

Is there a set number of warnings before being banned?

Is there a list of members?

Is reporting anonymous?

Is it possible to put moderators on ignore?

 

At A Glance: Handy Info

Forum hierarchy level names explained.

Small Talk topics explained.

Topic tags explained.

Board, Category & Topic Icons explained.

             - Topics: with/without unread posts

Post & Reply box icons explained.

How to quote a post or PM.

             - a full post.

             - a portion of a post.

             - multiple post quoting.

How to delete a post.

How to edit topic titles.

How to report a post or PM.

How to request account deletion.

Where to report Bug/Technical Issues ideas and suggestions.

How to handle disagreement(s) with a moderator

How to add/remove a forum on your Customized Homepage.

The @ feature and how to use it.

Any question not answered here: Check out our spiffy 'How To Guides' (Coming Soon). If you still can't find an answer please post in Questions.

Got a question or comment about Editorial content? Please email feedback@previously.tv

For private matters: please contact the forum administrator either via PM @SilverStormm or email forumsadmin@previously.tv

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Is self-promotion permitted?

We're pretty lenient about this kind of thing.  As long as a member isn't using the forum purely for self promotion, it's fine.

 

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What are the rules around grammar, text speak, capitalization, and punctuation?

Text speak should be avoided. Other than that there are no rules.

 

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Are links to other websites allowed?

Yes to:

  • Twitter content
  • Public social media and photos
  • Public records 

No to:

  • Private social media and photos

  • Posts spilling home addresses, maps and truly personal details on that level of anyone (either on TV or not). People on TV are "fair game" for comments but let's respect everyone's personal privacy. 

  - What about links to blogs or other TV related sites?

These are a-ok.

 

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How are TV shows that air in their original country first and in the US later handled?

The dates they air in the country of origin are used with an 'Unaired USA' tag attached. Some forums have individual spoiler policies for these types of forum; please check those out before posting.

 

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Why are some posts different colors?

A yellow (or gold) post is an official moderator post and should be read.

Posts that receive 25+ 'Likes' turn pink.

 

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Are there any banned words?

Racist, homophobic or otherwise socially unacceptable terms etc are not permitted and may result in a ban.

 

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Is there a set number of warnings before being banned?

There's no 'X points and you're out' criteria; everything is at the discretion of the mod team.

 

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Where can I see a list of members?

Keyword search at top left of page> select all content> select members from the dropdown menu and hit enter.

 

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Is reporting anonymous?

For members - yes.

Naturally, the mod team can see who reported a post, however, members (including the member who created the reported post) are unable to see that a post has been reported or the name of the member who reported it.

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Forum hierarchy level names explained.

Let's Get On The Same Nomenclature Page

  • The Board: This is the forums homepage>
  • Category: J Shows>
  • Forum: Justified>
  • Topic: S02.E13: Naked Raylan Wants You Bad (also called threads)>
  • Posts

 

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Topic tags explained.

Topic tags are 'at a glance' info to let members know about a topic, they include:

  • Spoilers: The topic contains explicit spoilers beyond the usual after-it-airs-rule.
  • No Spoilers: The topic is for non-spoiler discussion only.
  • Story: Topics that are sync'd with editorial comments have this prefix added automatically.
  • Unaired USA:  The episode has aired someplace else first but has yet to air in the US.
  • Streaming: Indicates a show that is available online.
  • Specials tags: some shows have additional prefixes like "Book Talk" or "No Book Talk" and "Unsullied Rules".

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Board, Category & Topic Icons explained.

The Board (Forum Homepage) & Categories

  • Solid speech bubble = There's new posts in this area
  • Hollow speech bubble = No new posts in this area
  • Arrow = This redirects somewhere else

Forums

  • Bold topic title: New posts in topic
  • Star: New topic
  • User: You posted in here
  • Lock: Topic is closed
  • Clock: Topic will open in the future (opening time is displayed at the top the topic page)
  • Arrow: Topic has been moved
  • Megaphone: Important, please read
  • Pin: Pinned topic
  • Bars: Topic with poll

 

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Topics: with/without unread posts

  • Clicking on a topic title when there are unread posts in it: takes you to the first of the unread posts.
  • Clicking on a topic title when there are NOT unread posts in it: goes to the newest (latest post).

 

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Post & Reply box icons explained.

Posts

  • Pencil: Edit post.
  • Single Quote Mark: Used to quote another member's post.
  • Quote Mark with +: Used to quote posts from multiple users.
  • Flag: Report button.
  • Connected dots: Share post link.
  • Heart: Used to 'Like' another member's post (you cannot like your own posts).

Reply Box

  • B: Used to create bolded text.
  • I: Used to create italicised text.
  • T with Strikethrough: Used to create strikethrough text.
  • Link: Used to create linked text to another post or site.
  • Quotation Mark: Creates a generic quote box you can copy/paste into.
  • Three dots/lines: For bulletpointed text.
  • Numbers/lines: For numeric lists.
  • Lightning icon: Creates a spoiler tag - example:
Spoiler

Boo!

  • Monitor icon: Preview your post.

 

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How to quote a post.

 To quote a full post:

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Clicking the quote button jumps the screen down to the reply window with the quoted post inserted:

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To quote a portion of a post:

First, highlight the text to be quoted

Then:

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Clicking "Quote this" jumps the screen down to the reply window with the portion to be quoted already inserted into the reply:

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To quote multiple posts:

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How to delete a post.

If within the permitted editing window (1 week), simply delete the text and ask for deletion within the post. Otherwise, either PM a moderator or click the report button (Flag icon) and request deletion.

 

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How to edit topic titles.

If you created the topic - Providing it's within the 1 week edit limit, go into the first post and click the edit button, then scroll up and edit the title.

If it's beyond the 1 week edit limit or you aren't the topic creator - Please contact a moderator or hit the report button (Flag icon) to request a change to a topic title that has an error.

 

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How to report a post or a PM:

Each post and PM has a report button (flag icon) at the bottom of it - click that and type in the reason for the report in the pop up that appears, then click the "Submit Report" button to let the moderation team know what's up.

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How to handle disagreement(s) with a moderator.

If the issue is:

  • Forum-related - Regarding a moderator's in-forum directives, warning(s) or other official site-related actions. In this instance please PM the moderator explaining the issue; never call out a moderator in the forum. If you still disagree then use the reporting process and explain the problem, then the entire mod team can view it and make a determination.
  • Non forum-related - If the problem is on a personal level/private matter then PM the Forum Admin @SilverStormm explaining the issue.
  • As a user -  If there is a problem with a post made by a moderator as a user, please report it as normal.

 

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How to add/remove a forum on your Customized Homepage.

There are a few different ways to add a forum to your CHP:

  1. Click the checkbox next to the name of the forum you're in.
  2. Using the 'Show Search' box at the top right of any page: begin typing the show name> it will appear in a dropdown menu> click the box beside the show
  3. Click the “Edit Subscriptions” button from your CHP then check the box of the forum then click “Save Subscriptions” at the bottom of the page.

To remove a forum either simply reverse options 1 or 2 by unchecking the box(es) or click the “Edit Subscriptions” button (top left of homepage) then uncheck the box next to the forum in question and click “Save Subscriptions” at the bottom of the page.

 

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The @ feature and how to use it.

The @ feature allows users to tag a specific member who will then receive a notification that they have been tagged aka 'mentioned' in that post (unless they have @mention notifications turned off). The @mentioned member can then click the notification to take them to that post.

To @mention someone simply type the @ symbol and begin typing the user name, a menu will pop up and the user you want can then be selected. The finished "mention" will look like this: @GlarkTheUser and it will be a live link to the member's profile. Note: For the @mention to work you must select the username from the pop up menu.

 

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