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Off-Topic Forum

As most of us know, the Off-Topic Forum is suppose to be a place for everybody to chill down, or talk about matters other than comic books. This is a place for almost anything else other than comics, and, as the title suggests, Off-Topic threads. But, what classifies as an appropriate Off-Topic thread, and an inappropriate Off-Topic thread? The answer is tricky and can sometimes even confuse non-newcomers, and this is what this guide is for.

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Appropriate Off-Topic threads are usually games, news, or rating systems for other Viners. They usually contain little to no inappropriate information that would offend anyone, or may contain some mature content, but is made clear in the title. However, make sure that the thread is not too obscene, and remember, all general rules still apply to every thread, in any Forum Board. A good reminder, is the Big 6.

  1. Will this offend anyone of any race, age group, religon, or any parents/guardians?
  2. Is this too violent, or contain too much sexual content?
  3. Is there any excessive language in my thread?
  4. Is this the right forum to post this in?
  5. Has this thread been made before?
  6. Will Viners actually take this topic seriously, or will it go out of hand?

What to do to an Inappropriate Off-Topic Thread

  1. Simply flag it and exit the thread. Do not comment on it or you will technically be bumping it. Avoid any type of needless attention towards the thread.
  2. If you cannot flag it, then PM a mod about it and give them the link to the thread you tried to flag, or at least give them the name of it.
  3. If all else fails and the thread is still gaining attention and not being dealt with for a long period of time, keep ignoring it, but whatever you do, do not post in it.

Types of Appropriate Off-Topic Threads

Games

This Movie or That Movie»

The person to post the last comment wins: Round 2»

Who is the avatar above you?»

Ranking Systems

Rate the importance of the user above you»

Rate the Background Image of the User above you.»

Rate the Avatar above you»

Questions

What are you listening to?»

The Worst Character You Saw In Comics»

How Are You Feeling Right Now ( With An Image )»

Ask [username]

Ask majestic99»

Ask ReVamp!»

Ask Wildvine (Blog post)»

[topic] Thread

The Gaming Thread»

Derp Face Thread»

The Creepy Thread»

Others

Most Epic Last Stands.....»

Doctor Who Pond Life - Season 7 prequel»

My Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Review- 360 Edition! (Blog post)»

Types of Inappropriate Off-Topic Threads

Duplicate/Already Done Threads

If they were made on accident then they are excused.

Viners, Do You Watch Red vs Blue?»

Why did you join Comic Vine?»

Which debaters do you think are keeping the battles forum alive?»

Offensive Threads

Imagine racist Southerners in Brooklyn»

off my mind: superman in bed (Blog post)»

Why are Non-Whites exacting veneance»

Unnecessary Threads

Did Michael Jackson only sell because he was black or white?»

RE: Is Anyone Black And Not Attracted To Black Women? (Blog post)»

How is Batman and Spiderman Superhuman?»

Troll Threads

Is superman real?»

Awesome (Blog post)»

Robert Hanssen»

Wrong Forum Threads

Pre-Crisis Superman vs. Princess Celestia (Blog post)»

Why doesnt my flag button work?»

Ultimate Match Up»

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#2  Edited By comicdude23

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Nice Emile avatar :D

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#3  Edited By comicdude23

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Wait. I thought only mods make these threads? Did a mod ask you to do this or something?

Wait. What???? Why are my threads bad?

Edit: I just saw. It was a reply to mine.

Double edit: No, my Brooklyn thread is there. I understand though. Don't know how it's offensive.

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@comicdude23 said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Nice Emile avatar :D

Thanks lol.

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Wait. I thought only mods make these threads? Did a mod ask you to do this or something?

Wait. What???? Why are my threads bad?

Edit: I just saw. It was a reply to mine.

You have to get it approved but I PM'ed the mods and they generally accepted it. Now they have to approve to sticky it or not.

I got another one : Bumping : When To Do It And When To Not (NEW USERS MUST READ!!!)»

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#5  Edited By Katie24

So are we still allowed to talk politics and religion?

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#7  Edited By AssertingValor

Usefull

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#8  Edited By JediXMan  Moderator

Eh...

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#9  Edited By deadpoolrules

You're becoming one of them.NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#10  Edited By 8bitGangsta

Dang you made another one?

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#11  Edited By Frenemy

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: You should ask a mod to anchor this :3

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#12  Edited By Joewell911

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

bump

i added some one

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@joewell said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

bump

i added some one

Who?

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#14  Edited By YoungJustice

Yeah I'm making one of these.............

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@YoungJustice said:

Yeah I'm making one of these.............

Good luck and stay gold.

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#16  Edited By Samimista

I'm so glad there's finally updated rules. Particularly for this section of the site that was desperately needed to become more strict and tight on security.

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Maybe now people will cut down on rhetorical question threads.

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#18  Edited By Dracade102

This is probably the best new Off-Topic thread I've seen in a while.

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#19  Edited By superstay

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek:

YAY my thread is featured in a top thread(sorry I don't know what they call these threads that sit at the top of a forum). d^_^b

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#20  Edited By Inverno

How long does it take for you to become a mod?

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#21  Edited By StMichalofWilson

I admit, your topic was not that bad...

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No, no, no, I didn't mean that

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#22  Edited By jobiwankenobi

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: No! You have another one? You're becoming a mod, and I'll be forced to think you're less awesome.

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Congrats on getting this anchored.

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#24  Edited By MrDirector786

@CaioTrubat said:

How long does it take for you to become a mod?

Time doesn't matter. Static and Vance were probably among the first people to join this site and they only became mods like a year ago (maybe a little less than that actually). Mercy_, Morpheus_, and Razzatazz joined after them and have also become mods. In fact, Morph became a mod before any of the others I just listed and he joined like a year after me.

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#25  Edited By SilverGalford
  1. Will this offend anyone of any race or religion?

probably not many threads , but the viners will do

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#26  Edited By Raiiyn

I don't understand why this is a "must-read" or why we need to promote inappropriate threads? Why are we advertising things that have been offensive? It's like a neon sign "hey, everyone, READ THIS!" And why are we making race, religion or people taking things seriously such a huge no, no? Does that mean the religion thread should be locked or deleted? Cause umm that has been around for ages. And there have been numerous threads where people have been able to discuss things such as politics or religion like mature human beings. If these were actual rules, many FREQUENTED threads wouldn't be around. And your choices of appropriate or inappropriate... very much hypocritical. Also, I don't understand why you are qualified to make these rules. Or why something this ridiculous is pinned.

Also... why single out new users? Old users break real rules too. Way to segregate!

This thread wreaks of tyranny!

Edit:

And if anything, this should be re-pinned: http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/fadetoblackbolt/is-your-thread-worth-making-a-guideline-for-new-threads/87-81696/

Much more relevant.

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#28  Edited By Cozy_Da_Djed_Eye

@Frenemy said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: You should ask a mod to anchor this :3

Why do you hurt me so, Frenny?

*cry*

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#29  Edited By minigunman123

@Raiiyn said:

I don't understand why this is a "must-read" or why we need to promote inappropriate threads? Why are we advertising things that have been offensive? It's like a neon sign "hey, everyone, READ THIS!" And why are we makingreligion or people taking things seriously such a huge no, no? Does that mean the religion thread should be locked or deleted? Cause umm that has been around for ages. And there have been numerous threads where people have been able to discuss things such as politics or religion like mature human beings. If these were actual rules, many FREQUENTED threads wouldn't be around. And your choices of appropriate or inappropriate... very much hypocritical. Also, I don't understand why you are qualified to make these rules. Or why you think it's your job to try and get as popular as possible without actually contributing much to comic vine, since we all know these rules haven't helped anything at all. Or why something this ridiculous is pinned.

Also... why single out new users? Old users break real rules too. Way to segregate!

This thread wreaks of tyranny!

Edit:

And if anything, this should be re-pinned: http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/fadetoblackbolt/is-your-thread-worth-making-a-guideline-for-new-threads/87-81696/

Much more relevant.

Actually, I do personally not think this thread actually serves much purpose, because of a few points you actually mentioned. I bolded them. I also added one in there because it's pretty much why I left vinersaurs.

Despite the fact I think your post was sarcasm, these are my honest feelings.

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#30  Edited By Raiiyn

@minigunman123 said:

@Raiiyn said:

I don't understand why this is a "must-read" or why we need to promote inappropriate threads? Why are we advertising things that have been offensive? It's like a neon sign "hey, everyone, READ THIS!" And why are we makingreligion or people taking things seriously such a huge no, no? Does that mean the religion thread should be locked or deleted? Cause umm that has been around for ages. And there have been numerous threads where people have been able to discuss things such as politics or religion like mature human beings. If these were actual rules, many FREQUENTED threads wouldn't be around. And your choices of appropriate or inappropriate... very much hypocritical. Also, I don't understand why you are qualified to make these rules. Or why you think it's your job to try and get as popular as possible without actually contributing much to comic vine, since we all know these rules haven't helped anything at all. Or why something this ridiculous is pinned.

Also... why single out new users? Old users break real rules too. Way to segregate!

This thread wreaks of tyranny!

Edit:

And if anything, this should be re-pinned: http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/fadetoblackbolt/is-your-thread-worth-making-a-guideline-for-new-threads/87-81696/

Much more relevant.

Actually, I do personally not think this thread actually serves much purpose, because of a few points you actually mentioned. I bolded them. I also added one in there because it's pretty much why I left vinersaurs.

Despite the fact I think your post was sarcasm, these are my honest feelings.

Not really all that sarcastic. I stand by what I said. Plus, Static already made an entire thread (http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/site-rules-and-faqs/669033/#1) devoted to site rules that new users should read. You know.. Rules from a MOD. Which actually make sense and aren't opinionated or hypocritical.

This thread is pointless.

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#31  Edited By Frenemy

@CozyDaPrynce: lol it's not my fault you made an unnecessary thread :P

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#32  Edited By Xanni15

Looks like a grammatical error "Do not comment on it or you technically be bumping it." :]

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@Xanni15 said:

Looks like a grammatical error "Do not comment on it or you technically be bumping it." :]

Thanks for that fix :)

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#34  Edited By Xanni15

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek:

You're welcome. :]

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#35  Edited By PlasticBag

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: So would it be okay to tell an appropriate childhood story about myself?

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ya i messed up a few times. i shall try not to do so again

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is nudity allowed as long as its not to graphic

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@tasir said:

is nudity allowed as long as its not to graphic

Nudity in any form is not allowed on any of the public forum boards on Comic Vine.

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cool tricks. thanks for posting.

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Cool.

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Who is viners? I'm new here

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@knightsofdarkness: Viner is another word for the users on this website. Since the site is called Comic Vine, their users are dubbed Viners. Also, regarding the post limit, you can post freely around 25 or so posts.

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cool i'll remember to the best of my ability. and there's no "introduction" thread?

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Okay, but can we make introduction threads?

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Ha!Gonna bump this thread.

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Ha!Gonna bump this thread.

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