RTN Membership Rules
The rules here for good board citizenship are few and simple.
This board was designed to bring all Liason fans together to celebrate our favorite couple. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. The Romantic and the Stupid Stuff. The Laughter and the Tears.
This board and our couple have been around a long time and things change. Characters do things we don’t like, actors leave the show. But the one thing that has not changed is the one thing that unites us all- our love for all things Liason.
There are many things we can’t change. BUT we can commiserate with each other, console each other, and argue and discuss all the things we do and don’t like about Liason and what’s been happening to our favorite characters.
Much has been debated and discussed about what should and should not be allowed on a Liason fan board. The fact is 1 half of Liason is not even on screen right now. Members will be allowed to discuss character’s storylines, even as that may involve another pairing. Members are allowed to like or dislike a pairing or storyline without fear of being accused of being a “fake” Liason fan
However, fan fiction, mvids and graphics of other Elizabeth/Jason/Dylan pairings will not be allowed. Fan fiction, Mvids and graphics will remain Liason/Elizabeth/Jason centric. If you like a pairing enough to write about or create graphics for, please be respectful of the posters here and share those on a board for that pairing. RTN staff reserve the right to remove any fan fic, mvids or graphics that do not follow these rules
There are a lot of people here and it should be understood that our opinions EVEN on our favorite couple vary and change over time.
1) We EXPECT all members to respect each other.
To clarify for members, by definition bashing is considered "a harsh, gratuitous, prejudicial attack on a person, group or subject."
ANY BASHING of members and/or other fan boards WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
No bashing of real people. This includes insulting nicknames, name calling and/or personal attacks towards any real life person.
A general rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t say it about/to Becky, don’t say it about/to anyone else.
Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from responsible speech. With that, we expect that all members of RTN will behave in a way that is respectful and responsible. Insults, name calling, abusive speech, attacks and/or threatening behavior towards another member/poster will not be tolerated.
2) Respect the actor's privacy.
Their lives are exactly that. PRIVATE. No discussion/conjecture concerning their private lives is permitted. You do not know these people and you cannot speak of them personally. There will be NO BASHING of actors involved in the storylines of Dylan and Elizabeth.
You don’t like the character – THAT’S FINE – Do NOT bash the actor or actress!
Bashing the actor or actress will open our site up to a possible Defamation Law Suit.
What is Defamation?
Defamation can be categorized as Libel, which is the false or malicious claims that may harm someone's reputation. If false, malicious statements that are published in mainstream media (i.e. on the internet, in a magazine, etc.) are then classified as "libel".
3) Board Admins and Mods
These people are here to benefit everyone and to do what is good to keep this board running as smoothly as possible. ANY BASHING of Admins and Mods will also not be tolerated.
All the RTN Staffers are wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, professionals, and students with family and personal lives. Running this board is something we do for fun and to be a part of a community.
4) Keep it clean! No blue language!
Using foul language in the public topics and threads WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
Since this is a public board and we have people of all ages on here, the "Forbidden Four", also known as Fuck, Pussy, Cunt, and Cock are NOT allowed. The Board Admins and Mods WILL REMOVE any post that includes these words.* Also, the staff has the power to remove any graphics containing these words.
*EXCEPTIONS: The Fan Fiction forum and the Rant forum are entirely different matters as they carry a rating indicating the possible use of foul language. Therefore, the language in those forums can range from G to NC-17.
So, Play Nice. Or... experience...
The RTN Three Bash Rule!
If you DO NOT play nice on this board the Admins and Mods will take steps to revoke your membership.
1) The first time you are found to be disruptive or abusive of the above rules you will be issued a reprimand.
2) The second time your posting privileges will be suspended therefore the board will become view only for three days.
3) The third time your membership will be revoked.
*If a member has obtained a strike and goes 6 months without invoking another strike, the slate will be wiped clean.
5) If you feel a fellow member has posted something that violates the rules or deserves staff attention, PLEASE do not attempt to “correct” the poster. Please contact a staff member so we can address the potential issue.