If you want to be a well-respected member of our community, we kindly ask that you take a moment to familiarize yourself with our rules. These apply everywhere unless specifically noted. Any content deemed as harmful or bothersome to the community can be addressed regardless of whether if fits an existing rule.
Abusive conduct and language will not be tolerated - While you can challenge a user’s ideas, insults directed at a user, staff, or a group is not permitted here. While swearing is not prohibited here, please keep it to a minimum, and understand that racial slurs are forbidden. Basically, don’t be a jerk.
Write in legible English - We are an English speaking site. Entire posts and paragraphs in other languages are not allowed. Also, you should at least try and proofread your posts for proper punctuation and grammar. While we do not require perfect grammar, please put some effort into making content readable.
NSFW content - Any content seen as fetishistic, pornographic, or has explicit depictions of violence and gore is not permitted anywhere on this site. We have thirteen year-old kids here. Innuendo in small doses, and PG-13 saucy pony pics are allowed.
Advertising is prohibited - All advertising requests should be sent to email@example.com. Note that we allow some exceptions which can be seen here.
Plagiarism is strictly prohibited - Do not claim someone else's work as your own.
Pirated links are forbidden - Do not post links to, or request links to, any pirated content. Specific exceptions have been made for Equestria.TV episode streams, and pre-approved authors of the Forums Official Episode Discussion topics.
Make quality posts and topics - Trolling, shitposting, spammy, pointless, and obsessively repetitive topics are disallowed. Some areas such as Debate Symposium have strict guidelines and rules on acceptable posts. Others such as Forum Games are more relaxed.
Don't be a backseat mod - If you're not a moderator, don't act like one. If you see trouble, take ten seconds to report it and just move on with your life.
Duplicate accounts are not allowed - Unless created due to a technical issue, or related to forgetting an old account, we will ban any alternate accounts we find.
Users under thirteen are prohibited from joining MLP Forum - We may be a SFW site, but some of our content is still not suitable for non-teens.
Do not post suicidal or depressive content - Please keep substantial negative material regarding emotional difficulty in the Life Advice forum section. We are not mental health professionals, and this behavior can be harmful to you OR the community. Suicidal content will be removed.
Keep politics, religion, and the such off of Blogs and Status Updates. - Effective immediately political, religious, and social commentary must be exclusively discussed in the Debate Symposium or in private out of general public view. Any content that starts discussing politics and hot button topics outside of Debate will be removed or subject to additional moderation.
Violations will be addressed through direct messages or warnings. These are between you and the staff only. Complaining and/or attempts to stir up drama publicly will be removed. If you have an issue with a warning given, submit the warning for administrative review via a support and dispute ticket.