Behavior guidelines

Please read the forum rules before posting, and note that your continued use of the site constitutes your acceptance of these policies.

TLDR: Use common sense. Don't spam or troll, and you won't have trouble following the rules.

Accounts

  • One account per person.
  • Usernames must be PG and may not contain anything offensive.
  • Do not attempt to register an account through a VPN.
  • Do not register an account to evade a ban.

Avatars

  • No sexually explicit imagery. If in doubt, message a moderator.
  • No offensive imagery or hateful symbols.
  • No graphic depictions of violence in avatars.
  • We reserve the right to delete or change your avatar without notice.

Signatures

  • Generally, no images in signatures. Ask a moderator for exceptions.
  • No links in signatures unless you are an active member of the community.
  • See the promotion section for more details.
  • We reserve the right to modify or delete your signature at any time.

Behavior rules

  • Absolutely no promotion of animal cruelty, neglect, or abuse. This includes no pro-hunting posts, including fishing. No debates about the "merits" of hunting.
  • No promotion of declawing, as it counts as animal cruelty.
  • No promotion of kitten mills
  • Hate speech of any form will not be tolerated and will lead to a permaban.
  • Do not troll, be nasty, or be toxic.
  • No doxxing. This will result in the deletion and blacklisting of your account.
  • Posting misinformation will result in a warning and the offending thread or post being deleted.
  • Swearing and foul language is generally not allowed. This is a family-friendly site.
  • Do not insult other forum members under any circumstances.

Promotion

  • Do not advertise your business, especially breeding or kitten mills.
  • Do not promote anything, especially on your first post.
  • Don't sneak promotional links into your posts.
  • Self-promotion is not allowed for new members. Please do not link to your website on your about page.

Posting a thread

  • No duplicate threads unless you have something of new value to offer.
  • Use the search tool to check if someone has posted a similar thread.
  • No clickbait, immaturity, capital letters, or excessive use of emojis in thread titles.
  • Provide proper context for your thread.
  • Put some effort into your thread—not too much, but enough for it to have meaning.
  • Threads are subjected to merging as the staff sees fit.
  • Engage with your thread; don't post and run.

Medical threads

  • The forums are by no means a replacement for the vet; do not treat them as such!
  • Post knowing that you will contact a vet afterwards.
  • Ask us about free resources if you cannot afford vet care.
  • Images of cuts and genital parts are allowed with a spoiler.
  • No graphic or excessive depictions, please.

Replying to a thread

  • Generally, refrain from necroposting unless you have something valuable to offer to the conversation.
  • No threadbombing or hijacking.
  • No abuse of the achievements system. Do not post or reply for the sole purpose of increasing your rank or earning badges.
  • Spamming will result in the deletion of the post and a ban being placed on the offending account.
  • Do not use ChatGPT or any form of AI when posting or replying to a thread.
  • Make sure to stay on topic, as this is a specialist forum for cat care.

Report Button

  • Do not falsely report, and excessive use of the report button is not allowed.

Private messages

  • Do not use private messages to harass or intimidate others.
  • Don't give out personal information to anyone through PMs ever!!

Sanctions

  • You will be warned if you deliberately violate any rules.
  • If you appear to have unintentionally violated a rule, you will receive a verbal warning.
  • Five warning points are issued per warning, and they will expire after 90 days.
  • 15 warning points will result in a temporary ban. If you continue to break the rules afterwards, you will receive a permaban.

Sanction Appeals

  • If you believe that you were banned unfairly, please make use of the contact form to discuss it with the site owner.
  • Be polite and respectful. Respect our final decision!
  • Do not abuse the contact form. This will result in your account being banned.
  • One appeal per year is allowed. Spamming will not get you anywhere.