Terms and rules


SFFchronicles is a moderated forum, that offers a safe and friendly place to discuss science fiction/fantasy in books, films, and TV.

We only have a couple of actual rules:

1. Civility First

We expect discussions - but not arguments. Members engaged in aggressive behaviour, such as personal attacks, attempts to dominate discussions, intimidation in public or private, may be banned without warning.

Also note that we do not allow discussion topics such as contemporary politics and social issues, or matters of personal faith.

2. Supporter self-promotion

Only Supporters are allowed to self-promote, both in the public forums as well as member profile pages. Supporters are allowed to post promotion notices to the Promotions board, as well as include a text link/image signature to accompany all of their posts. You can upgrade to Supporter here.

As a basic anti-spam measure, we also do not allow new members to post link until they have 15 posts (sorry!).

Note that attempts to circumvent these limits by flooding the forums with useless one-liner posts is likely to lead to a banning.

Self-promotion by new members can result in a ban.

WARNING: We use and report to the StopForumSpam database, whch means members banned here may be unable to register at other forums.

3. Supporter Memberships and Signatures

These are available here, and cost £14.95 per year (approx USD$20). These help pay for the forum costs, not least hosting fees, software improvements, and general expansion.

As a thank you, Supporters are allowed to add a signature in their profile, in one of the following formats:

  • a) A single line of text that includes a link
  • b) Two lines of text containing no links
  • c) Up to 3 book cover images, each no more than 100 pixels high (or wide). This is intended to specifically benefit published writers on the forums.

All text must be font size 1, and no other images are allowed.


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