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MESSAGE BOARD RULES, GUIDELINES, AND INFORMATION
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GENERAL SITE INFORMATION
Please do not start new threads. The Search function is your friend! Enter key words to find an existing thread for your topic. Otherwise, visit the “Question for a Mod” thread in the Sookie section for help.
Feel free to lurk and have a good look around before posting. Visit the “Introduce Yourself” thread in the General section and tell us a little about yourself.
News – General information including upcoming releases.
Book & Blog – What I’m reading and what I’m thinking about. I try to change this feature every week, though sometimes that’s just not possible.
Charlaine Harris Fans’ Forum – Connect with other people who enjoy my work and that of other writers to swap ideas and information. Please use the “Private” (personal message) function for personal exchanges with individual posters. It is polite to ask a poster before Email Cc’ing them. All posts should be cordial in tone.
I have appointed Sonofnorway, Aislyn, Dallasmc, and LindsayB as Moderators of the Charlaine Harris Community Board. Their word is mine. They have volunteered to serve as traffic directors and coordinators and they take a lot of the burden off my shoulders. Please treat them with respect and follow their recommendations. BigMama, Debim and Crossfox are moderators emeritus and should be treated with equal respect. My moderators may revoke the membership of any poster who intentionally violates the spirit of this site.
SPOILER ALERTS should be used when you are about to discuss developments in any works that may not have been read or seen by all the board readers. This applies not only to my books but also to books by other writers, as well as TV shows and movies.
Fanfiction that uses any author’s characters, especially my own, is absolutely forbidden on this site for legal reasons. Speculation on further plot developments is fine, should be confined to one or two thoughts and should contain no dialogue.
Example: “I wonder if Sookie will even meet the maenad again?” is acceptable.
“If Sookie met the maenad again, and she walked up to the maenad and asked it she’d murdered all those people, and then the maenad said, “I’m going to come to the bar and kill everyone…” is fanfiction and unacceptable.
FAQs – Some often asked questions with answers, updated as I see the need. Please take a look before you start posting.
Events – My schedule of where I’ll be appearing during the coming months. It is updated as circumstances warrant.
Bibliography – Please check before you ask about the order of books in any of my series or where the short stories fall in the timeline of the series. I try to keep it updated as much as possible.
Biography & Interviews – Self-explanatory.
Charlaine’s Causes – Information about charities and organizations that I support.
TOPICS (What Goes Where)
Each of my series characters has a section (Aurora Teagarden, Lily Bard, Harper Connelly, Sookie Stackhouse). Please keep your discussions of these books under the appropriate topic heading.
Group Therapy and General headings cover a lot of friendly topics like recipes, happy days, miserable days, favorite books, reader questions during my tour appearances and all kinds of stuff. These are the fun headings.
On Writing is the place for questions about my own writing techniques and habits or general questions about improving your own writing.
Other Writers is the place to discuss many other works that my readers find interesting. Please check for an existing thread before starting one about your favorite author.HBO maintains its own TRUEBLOOD COMMUNITY board for the series. It’s another good place for discussion related specifically to the show. You might also be interested in the TRUE BLOOD WIKI.
Website Difficulties is for reporting website problems to my esteemed webmaster, Dawn Fratini. Postings here are forwarded directly to Dawn via email. She does not otherwise monitor the message board.
Do I check this website and answer questions myself? Yes, almost every day. I may not respond to every single query, particularly if it’s in the wrong place or it’s one I’ve answered many times before on the website, but I do monitor.
I hope you enjoy yourself here.