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Notes to World of Warcraft
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Open letters to World of Warcraft.

Please keep all entries in the format of a note or letter to the online video game "World of Warcraft" MMORPG. Anything that's not a note to the game, no matter how game-topical it is, should probably either be converted to a note to the game, put behind the tag, or posted elsewhere. This is intended for use as cathartic humor, not an open source for "WoW Widows" to bitch and rant about how terrible things are because of this video game... it's for people with a sense of humor who care about those who have been sucked into the World of Warcraft, and those users of World of Warcraft who are self-conscious enough to laugh at their addictions.

Bio/community rules/description last updated 2007 March 8th.

Things that should be put behind the tag:

Things that are not a note to the game.
If you want to share something goofy, cross-post something, ask a question, great. But either re-format it into a note to the game or put it behind a cut tag. Do not be surprised if someone asks you to cut it or reformat it; if you don't do so, the post may wind up deleted.

Large or multiple images.
I've given up on trying to enforce putting all images behind cut tags, because LJ now has the placeholder images feature. However, large images and multiple images should go behind a .

Page-breaking items.
If your content has bad HTML (especially bad tables), very long character strings, or extremely large images, it will mess up people's friends pages. I do tend to enforce this one much more stringently than some of the others.

Advertising of related communities or other resources.
If you must advertise a related community or other resource, also do that behind a cut tag. Related communities include other game communities and other note_to_ communities. Other resources might be other webpages, funny things you think the community will appreciate, or anything else that is outside of the community and is not in the format of a note to the game.

Lengthy posts.
A good rule of thumb is this: if your post (images included) takes up more than one screen on your browser when you are scrolling through the community or your friends page, consider putting it behind the tag.

New! Offenses against the Queen's English.
(This is primarily an English-speaking community, so common errors in other languages are not addressed.) If you know you have difficulties with spelling, you should run your post through a spell-checker (LJ has one) before posting. Bob the Angry Flower has a guide on the use of the apostrophe. The moderators strongly urge that no matter how nifty your personal style of alternative punctuation may be to you, if it's in severe violation of standard English, it will make our eyes bleed and we don't want to see it. One or two little errors are understandable. But if the whole post makes us run screaming, please proofread or !!

Note that this is not a "Worlds of Warcraft-lovers" community per se. This is a community for people who have things to say to Worlds of Warcraft. The difference is crucial, especially because everyone would define that in a slightly different way. In general, this is a relaxed forum where people write notes to the game and laugh, cry, and gossip together, with a laissez-faire government. However, under some circumstances, things happen, and the community abruptly bursts into flames.