Please keep all posts on topic. Keep posts relevant to the topic of Elegant Gothic and Lolita fashion. Please read the FAQ, check the memories and the tags before you ask a question, you may find others have asked it before. In addition, you may also want to check out lolita_handbook to answer any other questions you might still have. Consequence: Your post will be deleted if it is deemed too off-topic. Please bear in mind that this is left to moderators’ discretion.
Please ensure all posts encourage discussion. Please make sure all posts allow for debate or discussion. Simple questions (e.g. "How can I order from Angelic Pretty?" "What are the measurements of this dress?") should be asked in our weekly help thread. Introductory posts should be made in our weekly FFA posts. Sales posts should be made to our sister community, EGL Community Sales. If you wish to advertise or promote a brand or community, please message the mods directly with your proposed post. Release news for brands that are not your own are acceptable, as are photoshoots. Consequence: Posts that do not promote discussion will be deleted and you will be sent a PM with the appropriate resource. Repeated posting in violation of this rule may result in warnings or bans at the moderators' discretion.
Please be courteous to other members. Be polite in offering constructive criticism and respect the wishes of those who ask for constructive criticism. Berating macros and hurtful comments will result in a warning or ban. Please do not post about any off-site drama, inflammatory off topic ranting, or moderation issues. If the latter arises, please contact a moderator or admin directly. If something related to egl occurs off-site, please refer to this guide detailing what you can do yourself or with the help of LJ abuse to better handle the situation. Posts containing explicit nudity, blatant pornography or profuse obscenities will be deleted without warning. Consequence: Your comments may be screened or frozen if they are deemed excessively rude or inappropriate. Repeated harassment of other members will result in official warning.
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Images larger than 500x800 pixels must be placed under a cut, and please, no hotlinking! Not everyone has a high-speed internet connection. Additionally, the layout of egl will not retain its intended shape if images above 500x800 pixels are posted. Please place all larger images, and any image after the first, behind a lj cut. Images, including artwork, should be of good visual quality. Images should not be hotlinked. This community is large enough to take down a website with low bandwidth if an image is linked from that site. If you wish to display an image in your post from another website, please use your own webspace to do so. There are various free photo-hosting websites available if you need them. Consequence: If your image is not edited to reflect community standards within 24 hours, your post will be deleted.
Explicit content posts must be placed completely under a cut and bear a "NSFW/18+" disclaimer above the cut. Images and content cannot contain minors in suggestive positions or in any state of undress. This community does not advocate child pornography, and so unless you can prove that people in extremely suggestive images are over 18, please do not post said images. People depicted in suggestive artwork should be clearly post-pubescent. All images should be generally work safe, and if in question, should be placed under a cut with a NSFW warning. In general, if a person in an image would be arrested if they walked around outside in what they have on, you shouldn't post it. The moderators of this community withhold the right to delete, without warning, any post they find inappropriate. Consequence: The first inappropriate post will earn you a temporary, one-month ban, while the second will result in a permanent ban from the community. Posting of illegal material, especially of images depicting children in suggestive situations, will result in an immediate, permanent ban from the community.
Do not delete comments. If you feel some comments are getting out of hand, please screen them and warn a moderator, do NOT delete them. Deleting them means moderators cannot hand out warnings where necessary. Please screen spambot comments and allow them to remain, as well, so we can report them to LJ and ban them from commenting in the community. Consequence: Deleting comments for any reason will result in one official warning.
Discussion of illegal items and sharing media illegally is prohibited. EGL is no longer the place to discuss, buy, or sell illegal replica goods. For more details on this policy, please see this post. Not sure what sets an illegal replica apart from a legal replica? See our FAQ post here. Similarly, please do not post full scans, movies, or TV shows- please stick to sharing short clips or a few pages for discussion and education purposes only. Consequence: First-time offenders will have their post or comments deleted or screened (respectively). Repeat offenders will receive official warnings.