@majinblackheart: Sounds like you are oblivious to the rule in the first place. I suggest you check out the site rules for any others you have missed.
I signed up for Vine specifically for the Battle Forum. I read only the Battle Forum rules mostly due to this because I logically assumed that all the rules I needed to know are in the Battle Forum rules, as that is pretty much the only part of this site I use.
You do not have to remove cropped images from your gallery and as I have noted, deleting them from the gallery is not ideal as the site bug is not fixed as we were all led to believe.
But if you do fix said bug, then the rule will be enforced.
It may surprise you, but this rule wasn't made with you or any other single user in mind. It is a legal issue. I will also point out that before every scan in the universe was available on the internet, debating was done with words and very few scans.
Just because it was done before doesn't make it right. Scans aren't needed much if both people are knowledgeable about the two series being pitted against each other; but what about asking for some feats of a character you don't know about so you can properly compare it with yours? Someone could just say that their street level character is a galaxy buster and make up things that never happened, or post very few scans with little to no context.
As for the legal side of things... didn't you say that you've had little to no legal issues thus far? You'd think that you'd enforce this rule if you were currently having problems, and use this to back out of said problems if needed. I understand not posting entire chapters; but individual pages being limited is excessive to say the least.
Also I'd like to point out that this rule makes no sense when it comes to Visual Novels. You applied it to VNs, despite VNs not having "full pages" of anything; just a line of dialogue in a box or on the screen. 3 full pages per chapter doesn't work on most VNs either, as either the chapters are too absurdly long to make this rule feasible, or they are VNs that don't even use chapters and separate their story with arcs only. So what? 3 full page (box of text) per arc since there are no chapters? Hell, some VNs don't even have arcs, but are just one very long running story. So what? 3 full pages (box of text) per series? This rule fundamentally fails with almost every VN.
Absolutely nothing. It's called the freedom of the internet. I happen to find other forums unreadable and hideous.
Vine does indeed have the nicest looking format (along with the most efficient), but I definitely wouldn't call other sites unreadable.
Because two debaters just got banned and their entire debate history is basically ruined. The rule was not being interpreted correctly. I would like to prevent that if possible. The rule is clear now. I don't want to hear from the next user who gets hit that it wasn't.
Rules like these need to be put in the Battle Forum rules thread, as people like me tend to think that all you need to know about Battle Forum rules is in the Battle Forum rules. Why would I read the rules of other threads/places on this site and think that they would apply to the Battle Forum when they aren't specifically in the Battle Forum rules? You seem to separate general rules from forum specific rules, and put specific forum rules in each respective forum; but a lot of people just assume that every rule they need to know for the forum they are in (I.E. Battle Forum in my case) are all in the rules of that forum specifically; thus they do not read the rules anywhere outside of the specific forum they are in (Battle Forum in my case). I think you need to point out more to read the main Vine rules, or put it in a section of every forum specific rules thread (put the main Vine rules under a spoiler tag in order to prevent repetitiveness to the people who have already read them). The rule I read in the Battle Forum rules was extremely vague and seemed more like a request than anything. "Keep scans to a minimum." What is the minimum? You see what I mean? lol It's the same problem like when how entire verses Vs. entire verses were banned, but now composite character in said verse also applies under this rule magically without it ever actually being in the original rules thread. Thanos just started snapping threads without even telling anyone why until I pointed it out to him. You guys need to be more thorough not just on the issue in this thread here, but overall period.
Also please tell me that you unbanned those 2 people...