Yuricon Community Standards

Here are the Community Guidelines for All Yuricon & ALC Publishing online communities. Whether you’re on our mailing list, or talking to us on Twitter, we ask that you follow our Community Standards.

 

Subscription Questions

How do I subscribe to the Yuricon Mailing list?
How do I unsubscribe?
How do I post?
Can I (where can I) change my delivery settings for the Mailing List?
Where can I find the Yuricon & ALC Publishing Facebook Page?
Are there other Yuricon communities online?

 

Topic Questions

What’s off-topic, or can I post pretty much anything?
Can I post fics or art?
Who holds the copyright on anything I post?
Where can I read other people’s fanfics or see their fan art?
Where is the Mailing List archive?

General List Questions

Are communities like the Mailing List moderated?
Are Yuri newbies welcome?
Are guys/straight folks/bi folks welcome here – or will I be flamed for posting?
Yahoogroups? Facebook? Ewwww….

General ALC Policies

Copyright/Ownership Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Community Standards

 


Subscription Questions

How do I subscribe to the Yuricon mailing list?

You can subscribe to the mailing list in two ways:

Send an email to Yuricon-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

OR

Sign up with Yahoogroups, then go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yuricon

The second choice allows for more options, plus access to the group files, bookmarks and message archive.

How do I unsubscribe?

Unsubscribe by sending an email to
Yuricon-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

OR

Edit your membership status at your “MyGroups” page at Yahoogroups.

How do I post?

You can post by sending an email to Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, or by clicking ‘Post’ on the Yuricon Mailing List home page, or your MyGroups page.

Can I (where can I) change my delivery settings for the list?

You can change your delivery status on the Yuricon list home page at Yahoogroups – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yuricon The options are: individual emails, a daily digest or reading the group on the web. If you joined by email, then you will have to create a Yahoo!groups account to change your delivery status.

Where can I find the Yuricon & ALC Publishing Facebook Page?

The Yuricon & ALC Facebook Page can be found here. Everyone is welcome to join and participate.

Are there other Yuricon communities online?

Our Yuricon Mailing List and Facebook groups are the most active discussion groups right now. Yuricon founder Erica can be found on Twitter as Yuricon. She is very active there, so feel free to talk to her.

Yuricon also has a small community on LiveJournal which is less active.

Topic Questions

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

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

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

These will be dealt with by immediate suspension from the list, 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 f/f 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 (spoiler space are simply blank lines that allow a person to not be thrown directly into a spoiler at the top of a post.) *and* please be aware that Yahoogroups posts the first new line of text in the email description field, so if you jump right into a spoiler without a few filler sentences, you will be unintentionally spoiling it for everyone. We also ask that you keep politics, religion and other inflammatory topics away from our fun. Cheerful, fun chitchat is highly encouraged!

Can I post fics or art?

Because Yuricon has an all-ages list, links to new Yuri/Shoujoai/GL fiction or art are strongly encouraged, rather than posting directly to the group. If you have a picture that is very relevant, and acceptable to all ages, you might want to upload it to the Files section of the Yuricon group page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yuricon/files rather than sending it as an attachment. If your link is not appropriate for all ages, please make sure you note that in the post.

Please keep art and fics tasteful – *please* don’t post anything explicit without permission from the list owner. And if you’re not entirely sure if what you think is tasteful is appropriate for the list – run it by the list owner anyway, she’s notorious for her standards. If your link contains material not appropriate for all ages, then clearly mark it as such with a proper disclaimer.

Who holds the copyright on anything I post?

You hold the copyright on all original ideas and work. It is your and yours alone.

Fan art and fan fiction are only your copyright in so far as you own that specific idea – which is to say, legally, you don’t. ^_^ Fan work is “derivative” work and is subject to copyright law.

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

Where can I read other people’s fics or see their art?

Fan art for SnB can be seen on The Gallery at Yuriko and Friends Gallery

Fan fiction for SnB can be found on the main SnB page at SnB Fanfic

Where is the mailing list archive?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yuricon/messages – you can search the archive by date, name or keyword

General Community Questions

Are communities like the Mailing List moderated?

Yes and no. The owner believes in giving everyone the illusion of democracy while actually running the list 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.

We ask that you self-moderate to avoid any unpleasant situations. New members on the Mailing List are being moderated, but only because we’ve had some spam issues recently.

If you are having any problems at all, with the community, or with someone on the community, you can contact the community owner at  anilesbocon01@hotmail.com.

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 in community problems; off -list 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 sec 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, if we are discussing 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/transgendered folks welcome on Yuricon communities – or will I be flamed to perdition for posting?

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

Flaming is not allowed, period, so if you do get flamed for saying that some character isn’t a lesbian, then just let the community moderator know and she’ll deal with it (if she hasn’t already.) If you’ve joined the community to make trouble – or you hate Yuri and are expounding upon its evils, then expect to be escorted out pretty quickly. Other than that, we’re an open community – anyone is welcome and we don’t really need to know your sexual preference or gender assignment, that’s never 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.

Yahoogroups? Facebook? Ewwww…

Yeah, we know. But it’s free, easy to access and has things like archives, files, polls, bookmarks, etc, all of which are nice to have. Same with Facebook. The benefits outweigh the annoyances.

General 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 and Sauiyuu no Ryouko (including all characters and situations) are copyrighted, Yurikon LLC and E. Friedman. All Rights Reserved.

Use of these terms, characters or situations without permission is a really tacky thing to do. Fan art and fics are greatly appreciated and will be showcased on the Yuricon site. 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 our communities, 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 for behaving on Yuricon communities:

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 and may well open you up to a real-life lawsuit.
5) Have fun. If it’s not fun, go away from the list 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 adjunct to a fun life – not a substitute for one. 🙂

And, last but not least:

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.

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

Yuricon’s mission is to openly enjoy and celebrate all forms of Yuri. If that’s what you want to do – you’re in the right place.

 

Important URLS/email addresses to Bookmark

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yuricon – Yuricon Mailing List Home Page

Yuricon & ALC Publishing on Facebook

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yuricon/messages – Yuricon Message Archive

Yuricon-subscribe@yahoogroups.com – Subscribe to the Yuricon Mailing List

Yuricon-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com – Unsubscribe from the Yuricon Mailing List

Yuricon@yahoogroups.com – Post to the Yuricon Mailing List

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