• Equestria Daily Commenting Rules - Last Updated 2/5/18

    Below you will find the current list of rules regarding commenting etiquette on this site. These rules are subject to change in order to close loopholes. Please do not try and cleverly circumvent any of these rules. They are meant as flexible guidelines, they are not hard and fast.

    1.) Friendship is Magic. Regardless of how close to your heart and soul you hold the lessons of friendship taught by our favorite show, we can all agree that being friendly towards your fellow site guests is best for everyone. This place is for you and everyone so have a good time, sit back and read some news, and enjoy! Please be respectful of other site guests and site staff. Personal attacks are most certainly not allowed here.

    2.) Do not provide porn to the masses. We have legally underage guests who visit this site and it's your responsibility to ensure they can't easily find the good stuff. If you would like to link to a suggestive image, please accompany it with a warning prior to the link. Example: "Warning: suggestive:". Please note this does not include actual porn. If it would be covered up on a public beach, it doesn't belong here. This rule also covers ERP. Please no ERPing in the comment sections.

    3.) No gore content. This includes both drawn and real-life imagery. Some blood is acceptable (scars, etc), but no entrails hanging out and similar things of that nature.

    4.) No derogatory content. This includes both words and images or video. This also includes all Nazi imagery. As noted in the first rule, please be respectful of all other site guests.

    5.) No Impersonation. Do not pretend to be someone you're not. This includes, but is not limited to, other guests on this site, site staff, and members from other communities. Just be yourself!

    6.) Spam and you. No, we're not talking about the rather delicious luncheon meat. We are talking about things such as firsting, excessive use of emoji characters, a single word repeated for an entire paragraph, or multiple comments saying the same thing by one individual, things of that nature. Please keep the spam to your refrigerator. We have the authority to delete and/or edit and condense any comments we feel are excessive. Disqus has an edit feature that lets you edit in additional information to your comment. Please make use of it.

    6-a.) The Disqus edit feature. Recently we have come across issues with guests posting new comments instead of simply editing additional thoughts and ideas into their existing comment. As noted above, please make use of the Disqus edit feature. This feature exists for this very reason. If you've made a comment on a blog post, instead of creating another new separate comment for an additional thought or idea you have, please simply edit it into the comment you have already made. We can and will delete and/or condense down any comments made after that one initial comment. The only blog posts which are an exception to this rule are the Morning and Nightly Discussions, the Soapbox's, and blog posts noted with "Discussion" in their titles.

    7.) Stay on topic. Keep comments relevant and related to the topic of the blog post you're commenting in. For off-topic chatting or just chatting about whatever, I direct you to the Morning and Nightly Discussions. There's a new one posted each and every morning and night where you can find all sorts of engaging and diverse topics being talked about. We also have a Discord server which can be found Here.

    8.) Spoilers and wat do? We kindly ask that if you wish to chat about new episode spoilers with your fellow Bronies, that you use the Disqus spoiler tag while doing so. To use the spoiler tag, simply type < spoiler > Spoiler text here. < /spoiler >, without the spaces. This rule is only in effect for 24 hours after the episode airs, regardless of what station or channel airs it. New episode livestream/discussion blog posts do not require the use of spoiler tags. Please only use the spoiler tags for actual spoilers.

    Regarding reporting. If you see something you believe to be against our site rules, please take a brief moment to flag it. We simply cannot be everywhere all the time. Reporting comments that violate these rules helps us tremendously and we greatly appreciate it.

    Formal warnings and bans. If a guest is in breach of any of these rules, site staff will issue a warning as a first course of action. If said guest continues to break rules and ignore site staff, a ban will be placed on that guest. Length of bans vary depending upon severity of case and will be at the discretion of site staff. Please do not try and evade a ban. Guests who are found to do this will have their bans lengthened including and up to a possible permanent ban from this site.

    If you have any complaints or issues, or would like to appeal a ban, please contact myself at [email protected] I will try to answer any and all questions to the best of my ability.

    Thank you,
    The Equestria Daily Team

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