Welcome to our new and improved Awards Circuit forums! As co-moderator, I’d like to welcome all readers – both longtime and new – to discuss films, the Oscars and beyond among each other. There’s nothing I like more than seeing our readers express themselves; passionate opinions and debate are not only welcome but encouraged.
However, there are rules that we do expect adherence to, and violation of any of these rules will result in your post being deleted, and the possibility of your membership being suspended or banned from the forums:
- Topics, threads and/or posts that are racist, sexist or that belittle a person’s religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity are prohibited. There are, of course, instances of unintentional offense and misunderstood humor and the moderators are here to determine that and take proper action.
- Do not post language that describes sexual activity or graphic violence. Do not post any links or pictures that depict sexual activity, graphic violence or nudity.
- Do not post anything that solicits illegal activity, including and especially “free” movie downloads. Objective discussion of such activities is allowed within boundaries.
- We are always open to constructive criticism on the forums and elsewhere on the site, but any posts intending to insult or degrade any of the staff writers are not permitted.
- Any attempt to publically harass, insult, or libel another reader is forbidden. We understand that internet forums will have heated debates from time to time and the occasional “barb” is tolerable. It becomes actionable when such debates turn into a flame war.
- Spam – including unnecessarily excessive posts, posts that lack any discernible topic, advertisements, “parody” posts, posts intended for a specific member as opposed to the entire community, and any attempt to derail legitimate threads – will not be tolerated.
It is the responsibility of myself and the Editor to enforce these rules, and by participating in these forums you agree to observe our rules and policies. Arbitrary bans and suspensions will never happen. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to ban any member for any reason without warning. You have no legal recourse towards The Awards Circuit for what happens to your account, so please, don’t bother turning into a First Amendment lawyer when facing penalties.