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 Due to the potentially sensitive and inevitably insulting nature of this community, it must be kept members only. Posts are automatically locked once posted.

It's easy enough to join, but we have our own set of rules. They can be found on the community profile, but this may put them a little closer at hand and further explain them.  If you have a problem understanding any of the rules, feel free to comment here. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Rules:

1) We're all here for the same purpose. Respect each other.

2) Wank is fun. Harassment is not. If you feel that you are being harassed in any way, notify the mods. We'll take care of it ASAP.

3) Don't snark the th_chat mods. We truly do our best, but one of us is busy and the other is absentminded and occasionally medicated. [This rule is not in the profile in any form, by the way. XD]

4) Don't point any elbows (if you get what I mean) if you can help it, unless there is some warning involved with this particular person and they happen to be harassing others everywhere in some way.

5) Any pictures posted are to have fans' faces removed in some way, especially if the rant has to do with that particular person. If anyone sees their face in a picture, you may ask politely that it be removed.  "Please" and "Thank you" are brilliant words.

6) Long/media-heavy posts require a cut. If it distorts your friends page, it probably distorts ours as well.

7) Do not, and I truly cannot stress this enough, post pictures hosted on ImageBam! It is not work safe, nor is it child-friendly since I know not all of us are of age and it has severely damaged computers before. Don't cost anyone their jobs or money that they, most likely, don't have by using this image host.

Fine Print:

If you feel that you have been harassed, insulted, or otherwise abused by any members (mods as well) in any way on any Tokio Hotel-related community, you can come to us. We may or may not be able to fix the problem, but at least letting it out here will get it off your chest. Any post deemed abusive or completely off-topic here (and by this I mean totally uninformative), however, will be deleted with notice. Abusive comments are to be reported to the mods immediately; the comments themselves are subject to deletion without notice.

Keep your fandom wars to yourselves. Personally, I can't understand why they exist to begin with, but I'm sure there's a community somewhere out there for that. If there isn't, either bother one of us to make it or do it yourself. This community is made for Tokio Hotel fandom snarking. Not band snarking. The last thing I want to see is some petty insult about Cinema Bizarre and, even though I can't stand them myself, the Jonas Brothers. Bill himself doesn't know about the CB fan rivalry and apparently ToHo and JoBros get along just fine. Yes, I just said ToHo. It's all over the community. If you don't like it, don't stick around. That alone should filter out potential abusers.

This is not a place for rumors or ranting about Bill's teeth or something equally stupid. If you post stalker pictures and/or video and encourage more stalking, it will be removed and you will get a warning because, congratulations, you just set yourself up to get snarked. If the videos are posted discouraged, that is showing appropriate behavior.

What they do is their own business. If you're in agreement with that last statement, you are definitely in the right place because that shows that you respect the band and their privacy as much as we do.

Don't snark the mods here. It's just not wise in any way. (My God, 'snark' is a fun word...)

Speaking of words, I am a spelling/grammar nazi. Either use a spellchecker or I will be commenting on posts just to correct you. Also, strategic cursing ("That bitch there....." "I can't stand this shit.....") is tolerated, but when there's practically a line of "fuck," the potential for immediate deletion is looming. The mods are all-seeing.

We will not tolerate pointless spamming.  If there are several posts from a single person in one day, it had better be regarding another subject worth snarking or building on a previous post.

Repeat offenders (we'll give it three strikes [three complaints {from three different people}]) will be banned from toho_snark and th_chat. Offenders can also count every post or comment that we must delete as a strike against them.
Rules and conditions are subject to change. You will be notified if, when, and why they do.