New Forum Rules for this Forum

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any fiction books or series that do not fit into one of the other categories. If the fiction book fits into one the other categories, please use that category instead.
Forum rules
While in the forum's younger and less active days this used to be the one and only forum for "reviews and discussions about specific books", this is now just the subforum "other fiction" in a more well-organized "reviews and discussions about specific books" section with subforums for each genre. Check it out! :) Remember, the forums in the reviews section (including this forum) are for posting about a single book or series in topic, and the topic title should include the book's title. If you are creating a new topic, please try to post it in one of the other genres rather than posting it here in the "other fiction" section. This is only for books that do not fit in any of the other genre categories we have listed.
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Re: New Forum Rules for this Forum

Post by Sheala » 29 Apr 2015, 10:11

Thank you I've read and understand the rules.

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Post by ALynnPowers » 04 May 2015, 08:03

Scott wrote:This are the new forum rules for the "Reviews, Recommendations and Warnings" section.

I have created sticky threads for certain genres. These threads can be used to ask for personalized recommendations, to list books you recommend (or recommend against) and to compare different books from the same genre to each other.

All other threads in the "Reviews, Recommendations and Warnings" forum must be limited to one book or series per thread. Also, to make browsing the forum easier please include the title of the book or series in the subject of the thread when creating a new thread. If you want to discuss a book in its entirety, i.e. you don't mind spoilers, please also include the word spoilers in the subject to warn users who may not want to read spoilers. If a thread does not have a clear spoiler warning, then it is against the forum rules to post spoilers in it.

Also, when creating a new thread about a book or series. Please use the forum's search feature to see if any other threads have already been created for that book or series.

If you wish to discuss multiple books in one thread, please do that in the appropriate sticky thread for that genre. (Currently there are 5: Contemporary Fiction, Classic, Non-Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Crime/Thrillers/Mystery) If you can think of any other genres that you want to have their own sticky thread, please suggest it in the feedback section of the forum.

If you wish to discuss an author, please do that in the author forum category.

If you want to post a new thread that doesn't meet the requirements for posting in any of the sticky threads or the Reviews, Recommendations and Warnings Forum, then post it in the General Book and Reading Discussion.

I think having more organization here will make the forum more enjoyable for everyone. :)

Thanks,
Scott
A few additional genres have been added since these rules were originally posted. 8)

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Post by BookNerd1177 » 15 Aug 2015, 16:13

Three of my reviews were flagged for duplicating the topics, but when I searched the forums for those topics, nothing came up on 2 of them. Even now, the only posts I see are mine. I'm afraid to leave any more reviews in case I make a mistake and get flagged again.

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Post by cpsit24 » 08 Aug 2016, 11:30

This Rules is Really So Much Better for everyone

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Post by rjgold » 08 Aug 2016, 11:38

Thank you for posting the rules in laymen terms for us newbies. I am excited to get started.

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Post by K8Tea » 14 Jan 2017, 12:09

Being new to this OBC, it is good to know where to find the rules. Thanks :D

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Post by michelonline29 » 28 Apr 2017, 04:55

Completely understood. Thanks for the announcement :)
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Post by hepto » 03 Oct 2017, 18:16

The new forum rules for this forum should be strictly observed by all.Thank you.

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Post by ValBookReviews » 21 Mar 2018, 21:30

Thank you for such sensible and well organized rules.
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Post by Eileen R » 03 Apr 2018, 15:44

Completely reasonable... Thanks

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Post by Gray-cee » 05 Apr 2018, 03:47

These rules are clear and easy to follow. Thanks so much.

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Post by Mwanyalo » 05 Apr 2018, 04:56

i will , Yes it is all clear in my mind.

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Post by Jamasenu » 11 Apr 2018, 22:43

Will adhere to guidelines. :ugeek2:
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Post by Raya raymond » 21 Apr 2018, 06:26

Nice rules. I appreciate the sticky threads idea

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