We've made major changes to the guidelines based upon the changing needs of our community. It is your responsibility to read and understand these guidelines as each of you will be held accountable for your actions & we will stop giving a lot of the chances we've been granting in the past.
If you have questions, please PM myself or the administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org
MarkNET'S OFFICIAL GUIDELINES
(Updated 10/09/10)All Forums
- If it would get you punched in the throat in a bar, it will get you banned at .NET
- Attack the post, not the poster. No reason for anything to be personal. No threats or posting of another members personal info. IF YOU ATTACK OTHER POSTERS OR TROLL/FLAME ANY FORUMS, YOU WILL BE BANNED.
- Keep the language in check. PG-13
- No hardcore pornography
- For every 5 topics blatantly started in the wrong forum, the poster will get a weeks vacation.
- Everything else will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please have some posting etiquette and be adults, and all will be fine.
- Participating in discussions in these forums is admission that you have really thick skin. All whining to the mods about your feelings being hurt will be promptly ignored.
- This is a Seahawks forum above all, and we are all on the same side. If you cant handle yourself in the shacked forums, you lose access for good.
As always, these guidelines are subject to change at any time, without notice
___________________________________________________Some advice on posting etiquette: ** Dual Topics**
This has become a problem so we are asking EVERYONE to please check the first page of the forum you want to post a topic in to make sure it hasn't been recently discussed.
If you make a similar topic post on a topic that is already being discussed on the first page of the main forum your post will be deleted.
___________________________________________________** Posting Links To Your Own Site**
First off, we ask that you email us at email@example.com
to ask for approval. Please include the link you'd like to use for us to review. This is common Internet courtesy. Anyone not doing so risks deletion of said post.
Second, be prepared to post a reciprocal link back to us from your site if we have given the okay for you to link to your site.
___________________________________________________**Posting information from inside sources**
If you claim a confidential source, prior to posting you must contact Seahawks.NET owner RockHawk and have your source verified. Verification is quick and completely confidential and will not put your source at risk.
If your source checks out .net will allow postings citing a confidential source with our support.
All other posts citing inside sources will be deleted without explanation.
___________________________________________________** Use Of PM's **
Private Messages (PM's) are a communication tool that is offered as a service to our forum community members. Private Messages are subject to the guidelines of the non-shacked forums.
If you receive an offensive or threatening PM, please ask the sender to stop the abusive behavior, or not to PM at all. If the sender continues the abusive behavior after your request and you feel you need or want admin support, copy and send the offensive PM to an admin.
___________________________________________________ ** Posting Complete Articles **
Seahawks.NET/NET Nation does NOT allow complete articles posted from outside sources. Just a short paragraph or so with a link to the rest of the article IS ALLOWED.
You may NOT post premium or subscription based articles in their entirety, no exceptions. We don't want to hear from any more lawyers
___________________________________________________** Rankings **
NET Bench Warmer 1-49
NET Practice Squad 50-99
NET Rookie 100-299
NET Starter 300-499
NET Veteran 500-9,999
NET Pro Bowler 10,000-19,999
NET Ring Of Honor 20,000-49,999
NET Hall Of Famer 50,000 plus
___________________________________________________** Signature Lines/Photos **
We are now requiring
signature pictures to be within 50 pixels of 468 X 100. Thus the MAXIMUM width of signature pictures is now 518 pixels and the MAXIMUM height is 150 pixels. However, we definitely PREFER 468 X 100. Signatures are also limited to ONE (1) picture ONLY!
Political, War and Religion Signatures And Avatars are not allowed.
___________________________________________________** Bait And Switch Posts **
Bait and Switch means stating something in the subject line that is a joke only to you. The purpose is to get as many folks to click on your post as possible. A good example is if you know full well that Seahawks fans are waiting for a certain player to sign with the team, you might then put in your subject line:"(Certain Player) SIGNS! BREAKING NEWS!!"
Only for your post body to read something like;"...a traffic ticket...LOL!!! Sorry!! I couldn't help it!!"
This is NOT funny to anyone other than the Bait and Switch offender. Especially in sensitive times when the fan base is waiting on and sensitive to ANY team news.
So please, use your best judgment here.
___________________________________________________** Thread Hijacking **
Please make an effort to stay on topic in every thread, regardless of forum.
If you want to branch out and talk about a different topic, please do so in a new thread!
We realize that some threads will evolve and change, but do not jump into a topic and change the course of the thread!
___________________________________________________** Contacting Us **Please note that we DO NOT discuss policy on the forum.
We welcome any thoughts, concerns, questions, ideas, suggestions and anything else pertaining to NET Nation and our forums. Our door is always open, so please use it.
Send any of the mods a PM, or Email us anytime. firstname.lastname@example.org