Because the old thread was woefully out of date, here're the updated rules!
-All stories (including non-pokémon and NC-17 stories) are welcome in the Writers' Workshop.
-Users are responsible for any content they decide to view, including NC-17 content (provided it is properly marked as such). In short, if the warnings are there, don't complain because you made the decision to ignore them. That's not the author's fault.
-Plagiarism (claiming another author's work as your own) is STRICTLY forbidden. HOWEVER, as borrowed inspration is the very nature of fanfiction, writing stories based on fanfics by another author is allowed. Try to get permission for this, however, and should the other author ask you to stop at any point, respect this and work accordingly.
-Likewise, if you feel your work has been misappropiated, inform an admin or a fanfic mod. Supply evidence to support your claim or it will be ignored.
-Be respectful of other members. If another member asks you to stop doing something, it is best to stop. If you feel this is an unreasonable request, please let a mod know and we will review the case. This does NOT apply to story content--your story is your own and no one can tell you otherwise, unless in the above instances. If someone is trying to get you to censor your content, then you need to alert a mod or admin.
-All chapters of a fic must be posted in the same thread. In addition, whatever serves as the first part of the story must be in the first post. That means that a table of contents cannot make up the entirety of the first post, however they can be a part of it. Thread titles may be edited to reflect the latest chapter posted, and initial posts may be edited to include links to later chapters. However, sequels, prequels, spinoffs, splinters, etc., are NOT considered part of the same story and must be posted in new threads.
-All stories must be posted ON BULBAGARDEN. Of course you can post them elsewhere as well, but you have to post the full text of your story on Bulbagarden. You CANNOT post a link to your fic and expect that to serve as a thread, and you CANNOT post a "teaser" followed by a link either. You CAN, however, post your fic and then a link to where you would prefer reviews. That way, those who can review at the desired place can do so, and those who can only review at Bulbagarden can do so as well.
-We don't care what other sites do. Bulbagarden has no swear filter and as such we expect you to present accordingly. If you don't want to use certain words, don't use a string of asterics instead; word it so that the word is implied rather that used.
-If you have multiple chapters ready to post, that's great! Shows some foresight. But no one wants to read multiple chapters posted at one time. Please wait at least three hours between posting seperate chapters. Otherwise it cuts down on your potential readership.
More to be added later, if needed.