This is a new version of the status bar rules.
Please make sure you have read the following before using the status bar.
LAST UPDATED: 1/28/2018
1. Standard site rules apply.
Like the general section rules, the overall YCM ones must also be followed.
2. You must wait a minimum of 15 minutes to post a new status.
YCM is not Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Discord or any other social media platform.
If there is a typo that you need to correct, then just note it below in a comment instead of deleting and making a new status. Breaking this rule frequently will result in your status privileges being revoked.
Make sure you proofread your comments before posting; check that autocorrect didn't kick in when it shouldn't be.
3. Do not discuss controversial topics in the status bar.
These topics generally include stuff that should be discussed in Debates (including politics, abortion, LGBTQ+, immigration, religion, etc), and often lead to status wars that never end well because of their nature.
This doesn't mean you can't make a remark about a certain politician in your country in a lighter manner or how things are where you live, but if it's a controversial topic that will draw arguments, leave it for General/Debates.
4. Behavior in the status bar must be civil.
This boils down to "don't be an jackass and start a flame/trolling war with other users over whatever topic that sparked it".
While you are permitted to swear in the status bar, please keep it to a minimum and DO NOT abuse your privileges if you have the filter off, including using them to attack/berate other users.
5. Do not promote outside sites or content.
This includes advertising join links for online games, your personal forum (which can be kept in your profile) or other outside products.
You may use the status bar to advertise your on-site stuff, including CC threads/contests, RPs, image/avatar galleries, character polls, etc.
Linking to Wikipedia or news articles are also permissible.
Illegal methods of media acquisition.
Advertising illegal methods for animation/print materials/other content is strictly forbidden in the status bar.
6. Adult and explicit content will be punished the same way as the main forum.
You link to porn; you're permabanned.
Posting links to content that is NSFW but not pushing the border will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
7. One word statuses
While these will not be banned per say, we ask that you do not abuse this privilege and spam the status bar with 1 word statuses. This rule may be reinstated if this becomes an issue.
These rules are subject to update at any time, but you will get a notification post in the News thread.
If there are any questions or concerns, please PM a moderator.