Published 2012-03-21 02:00:00
Updated 2013-09-10 17:25:11
Featured 2012-03-21 02:00:00
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What is 4thelulz?
4thelulz is a discussion site. Nothing is off-topic here. A discussion can be read by anyone (assuming they are in a targeted community) and anyone can post responses to it (as long as they have an account). Here, you are anonymous, which gives you more freedom to write what you want. You don't have to self-censor, because you don't have to let anyone know who you really are. If your discussion is "liked" by enough users, it will become "featured" and gain more prominence in the "Featured Discussion Stream" (the middle pane).
There are two rules for the site:
- You are not allowed to post personally-identifying information about someone without their consent. This means no phone numbers, no email addresses, no physical addresses, no social security numbers, no license plate numbers, no credit card info, no information taken from legal documents, no real names. Anything that would reveal the real identity of a user, without their permission, will result in removal of the offending post and the banning of the user. No exceptions. No warnings.
- Anything that intentionally breaks the site will be removed. If the user who posts such things continually engages in such behavior, they will be banned.
This site is about discussions. To create a discussion, click on "New Discussion" in the User panel in the upper-right of the display. If you created a discussion, you will be allowed to edit it by clicking "edit" next to your username in the discussion header. Any topic is okay to post about, within the rules noted above. A discussion can be public, or targeted to a specific community that you either created or were accepted into by the creator of that community. You can create a discussion and save a draft, then come back later to refine it. It will only be published (visible to the community) once you click the "Publish" button.
Once published, users can read your discussion, post comments to it and either "like" or "dislike" it. If the discussion gets enough "likes", it will become a "Featured Discussion" and appear in the middle pane, where it will be more prominent. Featured Discussions retain the same community privileges as normal discussions.
You can also assign "Tags" to your discussions. Tags help users identify what the discussion is about. Users can search the site for certain tags, and if a discussion has that tag assigned, it will be returned in the search results. It's important to use short, one-word tags that meaningfully describe what your discussion is about. Try to re-use existing tags. A discussion can have up to five tags assigned to it.
Please ask any questions you have about the site by replying to this discussion, that way if another user has the same question, it will be answered for them as well.