General Rules


1. Access to this forum is a privilege not a right therefore you must use it with respect towards all other members.


2. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.


3. Masala photos of actresses are prohibited.


4. There will be some posts or threads in the forum that you may not like. If you dislike somebody's thread or some of the people participating in the discussion simply don't bother reading it. Posting in it with the sole purpose of having it closed (bashing) will not be tolerated.


5. Multiple registrations are prohibited


6. Members must follow instructions given by the moderators


7. Due to the real-time nature of this message board it is impossible for us to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this message board or any entity associated with this message board. The individual member remains solely responsible for the content of their messages whether those are true or false.


8. Do not post download links to copyrighted material such as mp3 songs, videos and movies. Encouraging and supporting piracy will not be tolerated.


9. Top stars may only be addressed by names like the following ones:


Mohanlal - Mohanlal, Lal, Lalu, Lalettan Mammootty - Mammootty, Mam, Mammu, Mammookka, Ikka Dileep - Dileep Prithviraj - Prithviraj, Prithvi, Raj, Raju, Rajumon


Weird distortions of names & distasteful name calling (such as kudavayaran, chattukalan, kilavan, thadiyan, mamappan, lalappan, rajappan, kullan, uppooppa, mameen, lolappan, mamunni, lalunni, lalan, lolan, dileef, tholeep, rayumon etc) are forbidden.


Fans may be addressed as Mammunnies, Lalunnies etc. The same applies in the case of all other personalities (every single person cannot be listed here).


NB: The names listed are only a guidance to what is allowed and not allowed. They're not the only ones that should/should not be used. It's not possible to list each & every name. Members should exercise good judgement in calling names.


10. Do not pass bad or provocative comments against other forums or their members.


11. Posting spoilers from new releases are forbidden even if they appear in the media


Thread Rules


1. Only one new thread is allowed per day per person. This is not applicable to movie review threads.

2. Don't start new threads without sufficient reason

3. Don't bump old threads without sufficient reason

4. Only one official thread is allowed per movie. There are only two exceptions to this:

(a) member reviews can be posted as new threads

(b) exclusive reports gathered by members (not from websites or magazines) on audio release/pooja/website launch/movie launch can be posted as new threads.

5. Thread titles, descriptions and tags must conform to recognised standards of decency.

6. Threads having personal details of members must be started in the FK Family section where their contents won't be visible to guests & newbies.

7. Always post in the proper thread and stick to the topic as much as possible.

8. No fan fights are allowed in the Theatre Updates thread.

9. Start threads in the appropriate section

10. Before starting a new thread do your research. Use the search function to see whether similar topics exist or consult the mods. If there's an existing active thread on a particular topic new threads won't be allowed. If the existing thread is not active for the last one year, you are allowed to create a new thread on that topic.

Official Movie Threads

a) Don't start the thread as soon as news breaks about the project.

b) The thread owner must produce in the opening post magazine/web reports (preferably magazine reports) with details on the film and shooting/pooja dates.

c) Each member may create only 2 official movie threads (all language movies included) in a calendar month. This restriction does not apply for starting other kinds of threads.

d) If a movie is dubbed into more than one language, separate threads are not allowed for each version. This doesn't apply for remakes.

Threads that do not observe these guidelines may get deleted

Official Threads for Stars/Technicians

Threads are only allowed for accomplished personalities, not for every single star/technician

Review Rules

1. Don't post website/magazine reviews as new threads.

2. No spoilers are allowed in reviews

3. Reviews must be presented in acceptable language

4. Don't post web reviews/articles or their URL if they violate rules 2 & 3

5. Reviews from pirated CD's or illegal downloads are not allowed as separate threads

6. Review title & subtitle must not be edited without good reason, especially for deriding purposes

7. Reviews of other language films (all languages except Malayalam) can be posted either in the Other Language section or in the Main section. However, those in the latter will be moved to the former after a few days.

8. Only own reviews are allowed as separate threads. Those of friends & family must be posted in the official movie topic.

9. Reviews must have some content. They need not be elaborate but they must give the feeling that the reviewer has indeed seen the film. Those that do not conform to a basic standard may not be allowed.

10. Separate review threads are not allowed for each version of dubbed movies. All reviews must be posted in the same thread and the title updated to that effect. This doesn't apply for remakes.

11. Starting review threads in advance and posting the review later is not allowed.

12. Reviews from more than one viewing must be posted in the same thread

13. Reviews of movies older than 4 months must be posted in the 'Reviews of Old Movies' topic or in the film's official thread, not as separate topics

Anti-Spam Rules

1. Don't put unwanted & unsolicited advertisements either as posts or as signature/avatar.

2. Don't repeatedly post the same material in multiple threads

3. Avoid posting the same material more than once in a given thread

4. Posting in non-related threads will be counted as spam

5. Posting with the sole intention of increasing post count will also be counted as spam



Avatar/Signature Rules



1. Insulting, teasing, sexually explicit or provocative images and text are not allowed as avatars and signatures

2. Spam ads are not allowed

3. Don't post any content that may be offensive to newly released movies.

4. Song/video/movie download links are not allowed



Watermark Rules

1. Watermark of other forums are not allowed on any material posted in the forum. Such material will be deleted.

2. FK/personal watermarks may or may not be incorporated according to the member's discretion. But better avoid FK watermark from copyrighted material in order to evade legal problems.

3. It is advisable to watermark exclusive content gathered by FK members (eg: movie wall posters) to prevent them from being stolen.

4. We won't encourage people posting FK exclusive reports in other forums. Mods will be taking appropriate action in such cases. Members who violate this rule be banned rather getting infractions.

Penalties



Violation of forum rules will fetch warnings, infractions or even a ban depending on the severity of the offence and the memberís conduct, reputation & track record.

There are two types of infraction: yellow and red.



Yellow - for minor offences

Red - for serious offences and repeated minor offences

Ten infraction points will result in automatic ban. Ban can be temporary for a set time period or permanent