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RULES


By registering and using an account on these forums, you agree to abide by these rules, so please take a few minutes to read them carefully.

1. Purpose


The purpose of these rules is to help build and maintain an open, inclusive, and friendly community where people can engage in meaningful discussion about SFF books and a variety of other topics, as well as feel safe to chat about their lives, have fun, be silly, and make friends.

2. The Short Version


  1. No hate speech or bigotry
  2. No trolling, doxing, harassment, or other toxic behaviour
  3. No threats of violence or incitement of violence
  4. No unwelcome sexual attention or other inappropriate social contact
  5. No NSFW images or direct links to such
  6. No misinformation or arguing in bad faith
  7. No malicious or fraudulent links
  8. No spam, phishing, or bots
  9. No ads or self-promotion (except in designated areas)

3. The Longer Version


These rules are barebones and subject to interpretation by the moderators. If something is unclear, please refer to the Information section, where you can find clarifications and ask questions.

4. The Staff


Please respect that the admins and moderators are human beings who have volunteered for their task. They cannot deal with every situation promptly or perfectly. If you have thoughts about how a particular incident has been dealt with, feel free to approach the moderation team with constructive criticism.

5. Consequences


The consequences for breaking the rules range in severity depending on the gravity of the offence and the frequency of its occurrence. They are, in order of severity, lesser to greater:

  1. Caution & correction
  2. A warning
  3. Being blocked from viewing and/or posting in specific subforums
  4. A temporary ban
  5. A permanent ban

6. Caveat Lector


It is the prerogative of the admins and moderators to interpret these rules in such a way as to best achieve their intended purpose, stated at the start of this document. The rules may also be changed to better serve this purpose. Registered members will be notified of such changes.




The Legalese


By accessing “Fantasy & Beyond” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Fantasy & Beyond”, “https://fantasyandbeyond.net”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “Fantasy & Beyond”. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “Fantasy & Beyond” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

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Privacy Policy

Privacy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679

Privacy Principles Relating to Processing and Usage of User Personal Data

This forum stores personal information for each user for a variety of purposes.

Mandatory information:
  • A username, which is displayed publicly.
  • An account password, which is ciphered with a one-way hash.
  • An e-mail, which is not displayed publicly.
  • Any IP addresses used to access the site are stored for security purposes like preventing spam and hacking attempts, as well as to allow the banning of users who breach the Terms of Use. The IPs are not shared publicly by us, but may be shared with third parties for security purposes, including reCAPTCHA v2 and Cloudflare.
Optional information:
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  • An avatar image
  • User signature
  • Website(s)
  • Social media accounts
  • Any other information posted, uploaded, or sent in a private message by the user

We do not disclose personal information to third parties except as described above or if required to by law enforcement.

Data Deletion Request

Users can request deletion of all their personal information via their UCP (User Control Panel) under the "Privacy" section. The admins will always approve such a request as soon as they are capable, but will allow two days to a week to pass before processing it. This request procedure is in place to prevent accidental or unintended deletion.

Breach Notification

Upon discovery of a breach of security, all the users involved in the breach will be notified by the forum admins as soon as possible. Please remember to never re-use your passwords as they may be revealed to malicious parties in a breach and employed to access your other accounts. Use a password manager.

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