SportTalk Forum Rules

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SportTalk Forum Rules

Post  Saintjersey on Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:27 am

Please read and adhere to the below rules and visit the Introduce yourself thread.

We have a set of rules and points of etiquette that we ask every user to respect and adhere to while using the TalkSport Forum. This isn't because we want to appear draconian, it's to ensure the smooth running of the forum and to make sure it doesn't descend into chaos like other forums often do. They are as follows:

DO respect other forum members' opinions, even if they differ from your own.
DO check that a topic you want to start hasn't already been posted - The SportTalk Forum is very busy, so it may have slipped off the first page.
DO check that what you are writing is relevant to the forum you are on. Any post deemed unsuitable to the forum topic will be moved.
DO respect decisions taken by the Admin Team, even if you don't agree with them.
DO contact a member of the Admin Team if you have a problem.
DO NOT deliberately start arguments. This is known as "trolling". It is usually very easy to spot, and offending threads will be locked or deleted.
DO NOT make sarcastic comments or imply that a thread is "boring" just because it doesn't interest you. If it doesn't interest you, please simply ignore the thread. If a particular user appears to irritate you on a regular basis, use the "Ignore User" feature.
DO NOT post comments that are libellous or potentially libellous. Anything deemed to fall into this category will be deleted without warning. The Administrators of this forum could be prosecuted for libellous content posted by another forum member. It is our responsibility, as the Admin Team, to exert reasonable control over forum content to this end, which is of course publicly visible.
DO NOT use CAPITAL LETTERS in topic titles, nor excessively large fonts in posts. Not only is this construed as shouting, it also causes problems for users browsing the forum on mobile devices.
DO NOT start a new topic that repeats a theme of a topic that has been locked or deleted by a member of the Admin Team. It was locked/deleted for a reason.
DO NOT post "Where's my post gone?" messages. If a message you posted was deleted, it will have been for a reason. Contact one of the Admin Team if this continues to bother you.
DO NOT write in "text speak". We are fortunate that the Internet is not like text messaging, in that it allows an unlimited number of letters, numbers and special characters to be printed. Please write in plain English.
DO NOT involve a forum member's personal life in forum discussions unless the discussion directly involves that member and he/she is happy for it to be discussed. If you are in any doubt, don't post it.
DO NOT post any threads inciting football-related violence or other acts of a criminal nature. Your details may be passed onto the police, including (but not limited to) your e-mail and IP address.
DO NOT post porn or other adult content. There are plenty of websites available for that sort of stuff, and children do use the SportTalk Forum.
DO NOT post racist and/or sexist messages.
DO NOT post politically sensitive messages.
DO NOT use the forum for spamming or scamming our members.
DO NOT post "FAO: <name>" messages. Use the Private Message system.
DO NOT post personal information on the forums. We recommend you don't post that sort of information in Private Messages either, while we believe our database is secure, you are advised to take your own security precautions as well.

The Admin Team reserve the right to impose bans or posting restrictions at our discretion and to apply infraction points for reasons not listed above. We also reserve the right to amend the Forum Rules at any time.

You are able to see who comprises the current Admin Team at any time by clicking the "View Forum Leaders" link at the bottom of the front page of the forum.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy using the SportTalk Forum!

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