We have noticed a large number of users using profanities and calling individuals, whether soap characters or the actors that play them, derogatory names. This is a violation of our terms and conditions that you agree to when registering and users will lose their posting privileges if they continue to do so.
This includes making offensive remarks regarding the appearance of an actor, and the labelling of an individual with sexist terms.
'sluts' or 'slags' is not acceptable.
In case there is any confusion:
The Digital Spy forums do have a language filter which should block terms deemed too offensive for use on the forums. Deliberately evading this language filter in order to post offensive language will likely result in a ban as you've demonstrated a complete disregard for the forum rules. This includes but is not limited to masking letters with an asterisk, reversing letter order or substituting numbers for letters.
Casual swearing (where the words are NOT filtered) will not be punished but your post must satisfy the other terms and conditions meaning it needs to be a constructive, non-offensive post. Swearing at people or groups is not permitted.
'May have had a little too much to drink last night. I feel like shit!' would be fine. Posts such as 'You're a w*nker, I hate you!' and 'That makes no sense, piss off!' are not.
You must not post messages that are vulgar, crude, sexist, racist, homophobic or otherwise offensive. We will not tolerate offensive, immature or unconstructive postings.
'[BB Housemate X] is an ugly slut', and '[Random Politician Y] is a prick' are not acceptable. '[BB Housemate Z] is irritating me. Why do they have to shriek so often?' is fine.
Our aim is to make each of our members feel welcome. Racism, homophobia and sexism have no place on our forums and will be dealt with swiftly.
Our full community guidelines can be found here: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/announcement.php?f=249
If you find anyone violating these terms please use the red 'alert' button so that we can take appropriate action.