Rules of the Meta-Battledome
A. Thread Rules
B. Posting Rules
A. Thread Rules
B. Posting Rules
The Naruto Meta-Battledome is a subsection dedicated to non-match up threads, such as the discussion of the following Naruto character and jutsu-related topics: Character Tier Lists, certain character standings in comparison to other characters, General character and/or discussions/analyses, Jutsu-related discussions/analyses.
Topics such as Member Exclusive Q&As are allowed as well.
The following topics are not allowed: Worst statements threads, "Rate Me As A Poster" threads.
Please read and ensure you understand the below rules before posting in the Meta-Battledome. If you have any questions or problems, PM a section moderator.
A. Thread Rules
- Post threads of the appropriate subject.
- Do not post threads based on spoilers.
- If there is a thread identical to the one you want to post on the first five pages, reply there instead.
- Post threads only if there is a discussion to be had.
- Do not post to cause drama or incite an argument.
- Beware of copyrighted material
1. Post threads of the appropriate subject.
Does your thread belong in the Naruto Meta-Battledome? (Read the first paragraph on what should belong here. All match-up exclusive threads are to remain in the main Naruto Battledome section.
In addition, discussions such as ‘Sex battle: Sakura vs Hinata in chocolate syrup bath. who would win?’ are not acceptable in the Meta-Battledome. You may wish to refer to the Joke Battledome in the Outskirts Battledome for such threads. As for match-ups such as ‘Neji v. Shikamaru: Who is smarter?’, such threads should be made in the House of Uzumaki.
2. Do not post threads based on spoilers.
While the Naruto manga has long ended, the Boruto sequel is still on-going in both anime and manga formats. In the Meta-Battledome, any spoilers pertaining to the upcoming episode/manga chapter may not be discussed in the Naruto Meta-Battledome. Therefore, we encourage users to first wait for the official release before starting any discussions.
3. If there is a thread identical to the one you want to post on the first five pages, reply there instead.
There's no need to start a new thread if one already exists, and if the only difference is a minor detail then it's probably not worth starting a new thread either. PLEASE at least check the first two pages. Also, it would be a good idea to make use of the search function (if it is working) If you are planning to make an obvious thread like Rasengan vs Chidori, Team 7 Tier List etc., then there is a very good chance that someone has made that thread before. In addition, DO NOT post spam threads for a single character to prove a point or to be annoying. These threads will be sent to the landfill and the user will be punished.
On the other hand, 'necroing/necrobumping' - resurrecting a thread more than a month old - is generally frowned upon in this section, but is not bannable as long as the post is contributive, or new information has been brought to light in the manga (introduction of new jutsu, feats, et cetera).
4. Post threads only if there is a discussion to be had.
Threads posted can fail to leave opportunity for discussion if a) they are too speculative, with little to nothing known about the character/jutsu involved, or b) the answer is self-evident without explanation. Threads where the answer is clear without any discussion should also not be posted (e.g. Tajuu Kage Bunshin is superior to Kage Bunshin).
5. Do not post to cause drama or incite an argument.
No matter how clever or justified you think it is, don't use threads as a way to prove a personal point or to get back at someone – even if you do it in a very subtle way. Furthermore, if you know that someone has a rather controversial view, don't specifically make a thread to try to bait them into an argument. Basically, no spite threads or flamebaiting.
6. Beware of copyrighted material
The line between "fair use" and "copyright infringement" can be pretty blurry. We've tried our best to come up with a set of guidelines concerning posting/linking copyrighted material. If you're not sure something is allowed, just ask.
YOU'RE ALLOWED TO POST:
- RAW text and translations
- A handful of scans or panels in order to back up an argument or add to a discussion
- GIFs, short videos or screenshots from the anime
YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO POST:
- Links to illegal host websites for anime and manga content
- Large chunks of chapters (image albums), episodes (videos), etc.
Check this link for the source policy:
B. Posting Rules
- Post constructively, insightfully and with purpose.
- Keep on-topic.
- Be respectful at all times, even if the person you're engaging has differing views.
- If someone makes a mistake or breaks a rule, give them the benefit of the doubt.
- Do not double post.
1. Post constructively, insightfully and with purpose.
Nobody learns anything from reading a post that reads "Kamui GG" – that sort of posting is meaningless. If all you want to do is throw in a vote, then vote in the thread's poll if it has one. If you're going to reply in a thread, then try to have something meaningful to say on the topic.
Posts that do not contribute to the discussion at hand or provide insufficient reasoning will be deleted with the message "Please provide more reasoning" or "Non-contributive" and noted down by the moderator. If these types of posts are made by the same user repeatedly, that user will receive a warning and subsequent section ban if they continue.
2. Keep on-topic.
Each thread has a particular purpose - so don't post stuff that has no bearing on the subject. If you have an off-topic question or comment, post it in the convo thread.
A little bit of 'off-topicness' is acceptable in posts, so long as at least part of the post remains on-topic and relevant to discussions. Of course, people seen to be abusing this leeway will be punished accordingly.
3. Be respectful at all times, even if the person you're engaging has differing views.
If you disagree with another poster's opinion, then respond politely and constructively – do not start insulting the other poster, or treat them with disrespect because of their opinion. If you know that you cannot respond respectfully, then don't respond. DO NOT bait other users, or troll them. If you feel that they are trolling or out of hand then report it or PM a section moderator.
Note that a breach of this rule will lead to a forum-wide ban, not a section ban. Moderators are not obliged to warn before banning. Repeat offenders may even be permanently section banned from the Meta-Battledome, determined on a case by case basis by staff.
4. If someone makes a mistake or breaks a rule, give them the benefit of the doubt.
It isn't your place to mock them or call them out for trivial errors. You can explain a significant mistake or broken rule politely, but don't waste an entire post on it – say something on-topic too. If it's something serious, like flaming, please report it to the staff as soon as possible.
5. Do not double post.
Double posting is generally frowned upon in this section, so please try to use the edit button or multi-quote button when posting. Whilst normally not punishable, if done repeatedly, a user may receive a warning for double posting. Where necessary, further action will be decided by staff members.
Please make sure to carefully consult the rules before posting in the Naruto Meta-Battledome. It is a fresh new section and it might take a while for people to settle in and get used to it. Because of that, we are also welcome to suggestions and depending on how things evolve the need to re-evaluate the rules might also arise. If you have any questions or comments, please PM a section moderator and we’ll try to respond to you as soon as we can..
For now, welcome to the new Naruto Meta-Battledome!