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Rules 1/17/2023

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by GatorGrowl, Jan 16, 2023.

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  1. GatorGrowl

    GatorGrowl Forum Admin Moderator VIP Member GC Staff

    Jan 19, 2012
    Paris, TN
    The general forum rules are on top of the rules pertaining just to this forum

    These are from the mods and admins.

    The Golden Rule of Posting
    The Golden Rule
    "Post unto others, as you would have them post unto you"... In other words, think about what you are saying and what you have typed before hitting the Enter Key.

    Be respectful of your fellow members!

    Right now our forums have different rules or ways we handle each forum.

    1. In the paid forums the mods are a bit more lenient on how they handle things. Criticisms and negative posts have a broader range than what we allow in the free forums. When a paying customer posts on the free sports forums they are judged as the other free members and under the more strict guideline. The paid forums have a bit of privacy.

    2. Free sports Forum Moderators are more strict and that is my call. Posts there can be read by many and I would not want some of those posts seen by others. I know 3 reporters who have done that Plus I do not want our forums to become a venting forum more than a discussion forum.

    We have rule O for that reason.
    O. Constant negativity will mean removal from a thread or if a poster persists in negativity it could lead to removal from the site for a period of time.

    3. Then we have the social media threads (pub and Too Hot) that are moderated differently and well.

    If you have an issue with a ban please PM and I will answer you. @GatorGrowl

    4. Please be mindful of the forum you are posting in as those will be the rules your post will be ruled by.

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    A. Code of Conduct
    Flaming, harassing, insulting, or threatening a coach, player, or another member is not allowed nor will it be tolerated.

    B. Profanity is not permitted, everybody slips once in a while... The occasional "hell", "damn", "ass" “shit” etc... are fine, just not every other word of each post. The F word, even with symbols "F#%*" is never permitted. G.D. is not permitted. WTF is allowed as the F could be what Frig, but on the other hand MILF is not allowed, as the F is always the F bomb.

    C. The following subjects will not be tolerated as topics for conversation in the free or premium sports forums:
    Sexual Orientation

    These topics are reserved for Too Hot for Swamp Gas.

    D. Spamming is not allowed.

    E. Posting of links to Pornographic sites is not permitted. Posting of pornographic or overtly sexual images is not acceptable.

    F. Arguing your point with a moderator or refusing to do, or stop doing something a Moderator has asked you about, will not be tolerated. If you have an issue with a Moderator, arguing with him or her on the forum is not a smart move. Send a PM to one of the site administrators.

    G. Screen names, avatars, and links of an offensive or suggestive nature will not be tolerated and may be removed at the Administrators' discretion.

    H. Posting of personal information (i.e., phone numbers, addresses, employment) within topics are not allowed.

    I. Copyrighted material or copying non-copyright material
    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 is 6-7 paragraphs then post 3 paragraphs
    If the article is 3-5 paragraphs then post 2 paragraphs.
    You may link to an article on a rival Gators site, that would be 247, Scout, Rivals and others that may start up.

    J. Rumors should not not be posted about a Gator player or coach.

    K. Moderators and admins are not to be blocked or placed on your "ignore" list.

    L. Posters with little posting history may NOT leave negative ratings without providing an explanation. To put this another way, posters with an established position do not have to explain their negative ratings when the post goes against their established position. Moderators or Administrators of the forums will determine if the poster's history is enough so that the poster may give negative ratings.

    M. Bumping threads for the sole purpose of getting them BTTT (back to the top) is not allowed.

    N. A member cannot have a political aspect to their signature and/or their Avatar.

    O. Constant negativity will mean removal from a thread or if a poster persists in negativity it could lead to removal from the site for a period of time.

    P. There will be NO mention of the Gator Collective.


  2. ETGator

    ETGator Long-Time Gator Stuck In East Tennessee Moderator VIP Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    There was some confusion so we hope this clarifies.
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