RULES & REGULATIONS DEADLINES  - The deadline to check into your battle is Wednesday at 11:59 PST. The deadline for verses is Friday @ 11:59pm PST.  - There are absolutely NO extensions under any circumstances. For this reason, It is unnecessary to request extensions. I apologize in advance.  - The deadline for voting is Sunday @ 11:59am PST. VOTING  - You must post at least 5 valid voting links within your match. If there are less than 5 battles available to vote on, you must vote on all available battles.  - Within those 5 links, you must be sure to vote on both the Championship and Contender matches.  - Votes must be at least 2 full lines of feedback per competitor followed by the competitor's name in which you choose to vote for.  - Voting a tie result is deemed a failure to vote.  - Voting links must be posted in your battle thread with the Champ and Contender matches labeled clearly. Failure to post your links will result in a DQ. It is not our responsibility to make sure you voted.  - Votes changed after 1 hour of posting will be deemed a failure to vote.  - Voting is open to current participants, past champions, and active RBL moderators ONLY. Specifically, vote under the name that you signed in under, please. VERSES  - All verses are to remain within the limits of 8 to 40 lines. Any breach of line limit must be agreed upon by both competitors prior to a verse being posted. Failure to comply will result in an automatic forfeit by all failing parties.  - An agreement of a line limit will serve as the maximum allowed; competitors are allowed to post under an agreed limit, but never over. An agreement is not required. Upon failure to agree to a line limit, the second competitor is thereby required to meet the limit set by the first competitor to post.  - You must not edit your verse once your opponent has posted, who in turn must not edit their verse after the first vote is cast. MISCELLANEOUS RULES  - All chatter is to remain in the Lounge, that is it's purpose. Under no circumstance are you to post a useless post in a battle thread. Section 14a,b define useless posts. [14a] - Contestants are allowed exactly three posts in their thread: a check in, a verse and voting links. Any extraneous posts will forfeit a vote each (1 extra post = -1 vote, 2 extra = -2 votes...). [14b] - Non-contestants are allowed a single post, that is, their vote. Any post that is not a vote will also lose a vote at a one-to-one rate.