Yuricon Community Guidelines

Yuricon began its life as an online community, and we still believe that to be our strength. Fans of Yuri from all over the world can gather on Yuricon & ALC communities and chat about things that are of interest to them.

Here is our list of Active Yuricon communities (as of September 2012):

Yuricon on Facebook

Yuricon@yahoogroups.com – Our own little contribution to the enjoyment of Yuri in anime and manga – the largest (and, we think, the least sucky!) Yuri community on the Internet!

You can also reach Yuricon on Twitter. This is not a “community” per se, but we’re glad to talk Yuri there!  ^_^


To make everyone’s experience the best possible, here are our Guidelines for all our Yuricon Communities.


Topic Questions

What’s off-topic, or can I post pretty much anything?

Within reason – pretty much anything. The following are *always* off-topic:

  • Violent, threatening or harassing comments against another member, ethnicity, culture, religion, belief system or country.
  • Homophobic, misogynist or misanthropic statements meant with unpleasant intent. In other words, no bashing – of any kind.
  • Spam or other mass sales messages.

These will be dealt with by immediate suspension from the community, no warnings.

More specifically, Yuricon is a celebration of Yuri, Girls Love, Shoujoai and Lesbian themes in anime and manga – that is, anything and everything having to do with girl/girl relationships in Japanese animation and comics. Anything relating to anime, manga and lesbianism is on topic *with the exception of political rants*. Yuricon is Yaoi/BL and straight friendly, just remember where the focus of the group is.

If you’d like to post something that is relevant in a tangential way, please mark the subject line with [OT], so people know it’s off-topic.
If you are going to post spoilers, we likewise ask that you put [Spoilers] in the subject, allow for spoiler space *and* be aware that most platforms posts the first new line of text in the description field, so if you jump right into a spoiler without a little filler blather, you will be unintentionally spoiling it for everyone.

We also ask that you keep politics, religion and other inflammatory topics away from our fun. But, on the whole, chitchat is highly encouraged!


Can I post fics or art?

Because Yuricon communities are  open to all ages, links to new Yuri fiction or art are strongly encouraged (with appropriate age warnings,) rather than posting directly to the community.

Please keep art and fics tasteful – please don’t post anything explicit without permission from the community owner. And if you’re not *entirely* sure – run it by the owner anyway.


Who holds the copyright on anything I post?

You hold the copyright on all original ideas and work. It is your and yours alone. We *might* ask to use something you’ve written or drawn, but we’ll ask you first, and credit you if we use it.

Fan art and fics are only your copyright in so far as you own that specific idea – which is to say, legally, you don’t.  ^_^

Any use of ALC/Yuricon copyrighted characters (Yuriko and all other SnB characters) are the property of ALC/Yuricon – but we’re a bunch of nice people and will ask you if we want to use them in something and you’ll be credited properly, we promise.


General Community Questions

Are Yuricon communities moderated?

Yes and no. The owner believes in giving everyone the illusion of democracy while actually running the community as a benevolent dictatorship. If there is a problem, the list owner will give the involved parties *one* polite warning, followed by a suspension for a second problem. There is no appeal for this – you already had your second chance.

If you are having any problems at all, with the community, or with someone on the community, you can contact the owner.


What if a member of the list is harassing me off-list?

We are terribly sorry about that, but we simply cannot be responsible for our members for the entirety of their lives. We’ll be glad to help with your on-community problems;  outside that, you’ll have to figure out yourself. If it is severe enough that you are really troubled, contact your local police.


Are Yuri newbies welcome?

Yes, of course! In fact, because Yuri has become so much more popular over the last few years, we’re asking that everyone be considerate to new folks, and follow these simple guidelines when posting about a particular series:

When we start a post, even a reply, begin by mentioning a series by its full name. If there is an alternate Japanese/English name,
it might be helpful to take a second and point out which version we are referring to. We can then mention what we’ll be calling it
as an abbreviation and use that going forward. For instance,  “Revolutionary Girl Utena, known as Shoujo Kakumei Utena in Japan. For short, many of us refer to it as, simply, Utena” or “Maria-sama ga Miteru, released in English as Maria Watches Over Us, but is often referred to as MariMite or sometimes MsgM.”

If we can all remember to do that, then newer folks won’t feel as off-put by our crazy fan-fueled rants. (We hope!)


Are guys/straight/bi/transgender folks welcome here – or will I be flamed to perdition for posting?

Heck yeah you’re welcome! More than welcome. Yuricon is a celebration of women in love – and we don’t care who brought the drinks. ^_^

Flaming is not allowed, period, so if you do get flamed for opining that some character ain’t a lesbian, then just let us know and we’ll deal with it (if we haven’t already.) If you’ve joined  to make trouble – or you hate Yuri and are expounding upon its evils, then expect to be escorted off the community pretty quickly. Other than that, we’re an open community – anyone is welcome and we don’t really need to know your sexual or gender orientation, that’s not an issue.

One last thing about this – Yuricon is by and for women who like women. So while we are Yaoi/BL and straight anime and manga friendly, remember the aesthetic is really ours. Don’t be surprised if it differs slightly from everywhere else.


Yuricon/ALC Policies

Copyright/Ownership Disclaimer

AniLesboCon is a copyright 2000, Dreiser, and used with permission. AniLesboCon Publishing, ALC Publishing, Yuricon, Yuriko, Yuricon, Yurikon, Shoujoai ni Bokuen, (including all characters and situations) are copyrighted, E. Friedman. All Rights Reserved.

Fan art and fanfics are greatly appreciated and will be showcased on the Yuricon site – these are authorized uses.

Any unauthorized use of any of the above will result in prosecution, which will make us all unhappy, so don’t, please. Ask first.


Privacy Policy

It is not Yuricon/ALC’s policy to use their community member information or contact info for anything at all other than Yuricon/ALC-related communication. We don’t sell mailing lists, member demographics, poll info or anything. Mostly because no one has ever offered us any money for any of that. But if they did, unless it was a very great deal of  money, we’d turn them down, because we value our privacy too. ^_^


Community Standards

Common courtesy is the most important single quality necessary at Yuricon. We’re all here to have fun, so try to keep that in mind. Here’s some basic rules of thumb:

1) Remember, this is not real life. It’s a computer and the person you are screaming at is a name in text. Turn the computer off and walk away until you don’t see red instead of responding to a post in anger.

2) Be polite – even if it kills you.

3) No one is “right” anymore than anyone is “wrong.” You may disagree but your point of view is only one of many, please allow others theirs.

4) Do not out people or otherwise use real-life personal info that is private without their consent. This will not be tolerated on our communities and may well open you up to a real-life lawsuit.

5) Have fun. If it’s not fun, go away from the community for a while. When you miss us, come back. ^_^

There simply is no reason whatsoever to get enraged by anything online – it can’t hurt you unless you let it. Try to remember that this is just an addition to a fun life – not a substitute for one.

6) It is the responsibility of all List members to nurture the conversation.

This means that when you join a conversation, killing it with angry rants, bitchyness and making yourself generally unpleasant to the people in the group is now an actionable offense.

This rule does NOT mean that you always have to be in a good mood, or even join a conversation at all. What it DOES mean is that when you are in a conversation, your job is to keep it moving forward. Add a thought, a fresh perspective, a new idea, something funny or cool. There is no “winner” in a conversation and when you kill it, everyone loses. You gain nothing, especially no respect from the other members.

As an adjunct to this, we at Yuricon strongly encourage learning new things, asking good questions, and sharing information. We’ll do our best to provide you with comprehensive information when we post, but on your side, it would be swell if you looked things up, too. For instance, if somebody mentions an event, and you’ve never heard of it (say, Comiket) try looking that event up on a search engine, rather than asking where, when and what it is – then you can add that information to the conversation and be a hero. You’ll also contribute to your own growth as a person by doing the least little bit of research for yourself. ^_^

So, before you post, focus on adding to the conversation, not killing it.

Yuricon’s mission is to  create, celebrate and disseminate  all forms of Yuri. If  that’s what you want to do – you’re in the right place! ^_^


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