Rules For Posting On TDD's Message Boards
Please refrain from profane and obscene posts, as this is a board that is viewed by children. For your convenience, TDD has an auto-censor, which will **** all words that the administrators and moderators have deemed inappropriate.
Personal attacks on any other user, regardless of team affiliation, are strictly forbidden. The term Personal attack is difficult to define and dependent on context but includes offensive name-calling. Final discretion is left to the administrators and moderators.
Please do not create threads or post replies to threads that:
1. Call for a poster to leave the board, 2. Call for the administrators and moderators to ban a user 3. Call another user out in an inflammatory way. The administrators and moderators have very little patience with this fan police behavior.
Call(s) for Action
To report an inappropriate thread, post or poster, the only acceptable method is to private message (PM) or email a moderator or administrator.
NOTE: Due to the fact that TDD's staff is entirely volunteer, we do not guarantee that all inappropriate threads, posts and posters can be dealt with immediately. However, these issues will be dealt with as quickly as possible by the staff.
General comments and suggestions for improvement may also be PMed or emailed to the administrators and moderators. We will reply as quickly as possible.
Please do not post rumors along the lines of Player X was arrested or Coach Y is in trouble with the NCAA unless you can also cite a legitimate news source (message board posts are not acceptable – unless they contain posts from credible users such as site admins, national analysts, etc).
Linking to Other Boards
Please refrain from linking to topics at other message boards for the sole purpose of stirring things up. This is a judgment call on the moderating team's part. Please respect their decisions. If you are unclear, just post a link to that site's home page instead.
Please refrain from posting solicitations for other sites and message boards and/or advertisements for products without prior approval from John, the site owner.
Please attempt to keep threads related to the topic. Threads that meander into another topic in an interesting fashion are fine (though TDD Staff may edit the topic title), but it is against the Rules to hijack a thread with an inflammatory post that is almost completely unrelated to the topic at hand.
Banning and Removal
TDD Administrators and Moderators have the final say on issues of banning and suspension. TDD Administrators and Moderators have the final say in determining what is or is not a personal attack or ban-worthy offense. TDD Administrators and Moderators retain the discretion to ban users as necessary.
What is Not Against the Rules
'Stupid' posts are not against the Rules. Do not ask administrators or moderators to edit or discipline users for these posts. Remember also that responding to a dissenting or 'stupid' post with a personal attack is breaking the Rules and can result in disciplinary action.
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