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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by OklahomaGator, Jan 28, 2016.

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  1. OklahomaGator

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    Forum rules

    1. Read these forums rules and guidelines before posting for the first time.
    2. Search the other posts threads to see if your topic is already covered.
    3. Use a meaningful title for your thread.
    4. Stay on topic.
    5. In order to be understood by most people, use correct spelling, grammar and avoid slang unless you know the word or phrase will be understood by other members.
    6. Do not double post (post the same message twice in one thread). Premium members may post the same thread or post in one free and one premium forum. The same thread may be posted in multiple forums if it involves an event of some significance. (Death of someone famous for example.) OT threads will be moved to an appropriate forum. (A basketball thread in the Den will be moved to FCP.)
    7. Do not use all caps or SHOUT in your posts. Do not use multiple(more than 3) fonts, font sizes, or colors in your posts.
    8. Do not use threads for private discussions. Please use our conversation (Private message) system.
    9. If you copy or quote a post, do not change the wording of the post you copy or quote.
    10. If you have a question for a moderator or administrator please send it to them in a private conversation.
    11. Posts that are just one line "snippets", photos with little or no remarks, are condescending or combative will be deleted. The posters, if they continue after their posts have been deleted and the poster notified, will be subject to warning or banishment.


    Copyright

    When posting an article and link to a news source, keep in mind the following:
    If the article has more than 8 paragraphs then post 4 paragraphs

    If the article has less than 8 paragraphs then post 3 paragraphs

    If the article is 6-7 paragraphs then post 3 paragraphs

    If the article is 3-5 paragraphs then post 2 paragraphs.

    Rival sites
    You may link to an article on a rival Gators site, that would be 247, Scout, Rivals and others that may start up.

    If the article is free and accessible to all then you may link to it just as you do any other article are provided at the beginning of the copyright rules.

    If the article is a premium then it may not be linked to or any portion copied. You can reference in your own words briefly what it was about with the reference TOS (The other site).

    No other Gator forums can be copied from or referenced by name on Gator Country forums. You can, once again, reference TOS forums….

    Treat rumors on other fan sites as that, rumors, and go by the Rumors rule we have here.

    Language

    I know some feel we are all adults here and we should, members, be able to say what we would like. However, we are not all adults on this forum. Also, we have many members who do not like certain expressive words and we still do not allow those words.

    We do not allow the F word and the words that are slang for male and female anatomy parts (not the arms and legs either). Actually those words start with C or P for the most part, but most here know it when they see it. We also do not allow the "GD" word.

    We do not just enforce that rule to be restrictive but to be respectful to everyone.

    Of course most of the time these words are used to vent in game threads or frustration with our teams. Normally we will just delete those posts and move on, however if it comes to the point that is happens more than it should we will shoot you a message.

    Also, we do not allow faux spelling of the words and fill in the blanks of the words like f**K.

    The above also applies to photos and videos embedded on GC forums. If a link is provided to such then a suitable warning should be noted (NSFW) and the link may not include words that violate the policy.

    Insults

    You can lament the Gators and their performance all you like, but once that turns to insults we will either warn or ban you. Remember that players, players' parents and families, recruits and their parents can visit the site.

    Implying someone is troll is against the rules and has been. (added as written rule to the written list 1-11-17)

    Other sites may welcome the traffic but we try to keep our forums civil and respectful..

    If you see an insult just report it and it will be taken care of.

    We are pretty good at spotting insults, as are our readers. If you intend to insult someone through your words or attitude toward them, we will figure it out.


    MODERATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS WILL HAVE FINAL WORD ON WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE ON THESE FORUMS!
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    Specific to Too Hot for Swamp Gas

    Race and Group Threads

    Race threads are not allowed on Too Hot unless it is a story that is being covered in the “mainstream media”. That would be by “ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, National Radio (not Limbaugh, Stern or other shock jocks or political commentators (unless appearing on MSM))

    This would also apply to nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, LEOs and widely accepted professional and social organizations.

    There are stories worth discussing dealing with LEOs, but this forum will not be a place to bash them. There will be a limit of 1 thread on the first two pages dealing with law enforcement issues and racial issues.

    This is not to limit discussion, just to reign it in from far out “media” groups that are not to inform as much as to incite. NRA would be acceptable as well as Planned Parenthood.

    MODERATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS WILL HAVE FINAL WORD ON WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE ON THESE FORUMS!
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    PHOTOS, GIFS, VIDEO LINKS

    You may have an avatar, signature photo or signature gif/video set up in your profile. The signature photo/gif shall not be more than a couple of inches.

    When posting you can post one (1) photo, video, or gif per post. Any more than one will either be edited or completely deleted at the discretion of the moderator.

    Exception: if two photos are needed for comparison they can both be included in the same post (such as does Mark Richt still look like Helen Hunt?)
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    Post a link.

    If you are making a point and claiming something as a fact that is new to the discussion please provide a link to back your claim up.

    This would be the correct way for example:
    Chick Fil A sells almost 4 times as much per store as KFC does.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/why-chick-fil-a-is-so-successful-2016-10

    If you don't provide a link, you might get challenged on your facts, have your post deleted or even a thread deleted. Providing the link provides other posters with a sense of security that you know what you are posting about as well.

    Links are really appreciated in OPs as well.
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    11. Posts that are just one line "snippets", photos with little or no remarks, are condescending or combative will be deleted. The posters, if they continue after their posts have been deleted and the poster notified, will be subject to warning or banishment. (added 3/20/2018 effective immediately)

    Any post that violates this rule will deleted
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    Do not use the R word, it is or can be very hurtful....

    R-word | Spread the Word to End the Word

    I am not a PC person, but I do not want to see anyone get offended by such a word.

    The R-word is EXCLUSIVE
    “What’s wrong with "retard"? I can only tell you what it means to me and people like me when we hear it. It means that the rest of you are excluding us from your group. We are something that is not like you and something that none of you would ever want to be. We are something outside the "in" group. We are someone that is not your kind. I want you to know that it hurts to be left out here, alone.” – Joseph Franklin Stephens, Special Olympics Virginia athlete and Global Messenger

    The R-word spreads HURT
    “It is wrong to pain people with your language. Especially, when you have already been made aware of your oral transgression's impact. Make no mistake about it: WORDS DO HURT! And when you pepper your speak with "retard" and "retarded," you are spreading hurt.” – John C. McGinley, actor and star of the hit TV show “Scrubs”
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