1: Do not post sporkings as a vendetta against someone. ie: I hate her, so I'll spork her favourite fic!
2: Due to copyright reasons, please do not post entire chapters or stories when sporking, unless the fic in question is your own. Also, do not link directly to LiveJournal users without their permission.
3: Keep the mocking to the community only, we aren't here to harass the authors. However, if the authors turn up in the community, you may respond as you see fit, so long as it remains within the community and does not violate the rules.
4: Please keep all criticism to the story itself. While it might be tempting to pick on the writers, we aren't here for that.
5: Check the Sporked Fics List before posting, as the fic may have already been sporked.
6: Try to keep in mind certain factors, such as English being a second language, affect people's writing and certain allowances might need to be made.
7: Try and list some redeeming features when sporking. If the fic is reasonably well written, make a note of it.
8: If you decide to review a fanfic that was sporked here, please do not link to this community or tell the writer they have been sporked. Part of the appeal of sporking is being able to vent without the author knowing.
9: Please keep posts related to the community, such as sporking and requests. If you want to talk about your personal life, save it for your journal.
10: While it may be tempting to put yourself or your Mary Sue into the sporking that level of hypocrisy is not encouraged. And remember kids, Axel the sporking bitch is here to serve.
11: Unless the badfic in question is a crossover, please keep the members of the sporking team part of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Yes, you may use characters from other Final Fantasy or Disney fandoms but only if you have a good reason.
12. KEEP THE CHARACTERS IC. This shouldn't even need to be said.
13: There shall be no community, goodfic, rp journal etc. etc. pimpage unless it was specifically pre-approved by the mods. Ask us first, we don't bite much.
14: For the sake of consistency and non-confusion, please use the following colors for our default sporking team: Sora: FF0000, Riku: 0000FF, Axel: 00BB00, and Kairi: 990099. It's okay if you use variations of these colors, but please don't make Axel red and Sora green, as it confuses many long-time members. Cid is generally dark yellow, but anyone besides the default sporking team can be whatever color you choose.
This applies to ALL sporks, not just the "Classic Team" sporks - if it's an Organization team sporking the fic, please make Axel be green anyway, etc.
15: TROLLING/SPAMMING OF ANY SORT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. HARRY POTTER CAPSLOCK OF RAGE CANNOT EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH. Seriously, no one wants another visit from the Guro Train.
16: Please use the following form for sporking
Title: Author: Rating: (ranging from one shadow = 'painful, but still managable' to five shadows = 'DIE! DIE! DIE!' and the extra special 'This fic scares even Ansem', for when you just can't give it enough shadows. Information on how to place the Shadow and Ansem icons can be requested upon joining.) Any abuse of the rating system will result in ppunishment.
Full Name (including any titles): Full Species(es): Hair Color (include adjectives): Eye Color (include adjectives): Unusual Markings/Colorations/Physical Features: Special Possessions (if any):
Origin: Connections To Canon Characters: Special Abilities: Other Annoying Traits:
Sample: This is the part where you use the ever so helpful lj-cut.
Addendum on Ratings:
: This fic was pretty good, but something about it was off and badficcy. Generally denotes grammar problems or minor OOC-ness. : Ouch. Fics like these were painful, maybe smutty or poorly-written, but still tolerable. : Now we get into fanfic fuckyland. Our affiliate, snakesonasora uses this for High School AUs or bad-but-tame porn. Other things you could use it for are serious OOC, purpley language, or just run-the-mill whatthefuckery. : These are fics that heap on even more of the bad. By this time, many sporkers denote what each shadow is for. : DIE. These are the fics that need to be burned into tiny little pieces and stomped upon. The ones that make you scream in terror. It says "DIE DIE DIE" in the original rules of kingdom_spork, our parent comm, for a reason. : As stated above, this is a magic, special rating. "So bad it scares Ansem." In previous sporkings (and we, the mods, are guilty as charged), there has been abuse of Ansem. One is sufficient. If you feel the need to express that he does not convey the level of PAIN the fic brings, you may note so in your notes/comments. We will be giving you the frowny face if you use more than one, from this point out.
There have been a few exceptions, and if you REALLY feel the need to break the rules (eg: it's worse than the infamous Kooshball fic), go ahead and ask us first. Chances are high we'll say no, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
ALL FAILURE TO FOLLOW RULES AFTER A WARNING WILL RESULT IN SWIFT AND IMMEDIATE BANNING.