No profanity. This includes using abbreviations or changing one letter of a swear word such that the word(s) are still interpreted by most as profane.
Do not post unsubstantiated rumors about players, coaches, etc. If you have a link to a news story, that is one thing. But if you have heard something 'from a friend of a friend,' this is not the website to post innuendo and rumor. Those posts will be considered for removal.
No attacking other posters. If you feel the need to harass another poster, don't do it. What is considered attacking other posters?
- Bringing up their name in posts that they did not start or were not involved in, just to get a reaction from them.
- Consistently responding to their posts and responding with no merit other than to belittle them.
- In short, making a poster a target.
- Posts that are offensive or disrespectful to potential recruits.
No attacks on players or coaches. Again, criticism is allowed if the shoe fits. But that does NOT mean you have free reign to bash or single out a player or coach with your comments. If you disagree with how they played or the effort they put forward, please voice your opinion and state why you hold that opinion. If it's something you would not say to their faces, then don't post it.
The word "PLAYER X SUCKS" or the like in regards to a player or coach will not be allowed. I think one pretty good rule of thumb would be to not post anything you would not say to that person's face.
NO ATTACKING RECRUITS: Just because a player may choose another school over Iowa does not give you the right to blast them, in any circumstance. There will be zero tolerance on this issue.
Just because you can post anonymously on a message board should not make you feel empowered to say things that you would never say if people knew who you were or if you were face to face with someone.
The golden rule is a good one to follow: Do unto others as you would have done unto you.
And one final time: Criticism is NOT against the rules. But personal attacks are, be it against a poster, a player or a coach.
Should you be banned from the site or have a post removed, you will find the reason why from this list.
To the majority of Iowa fans who read this site and already function within these easy conditions, thank you very much for your adult candor and responsible posting.