The Rutgers Football Forum Rules

Richard Schnyderite

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In addition to the global Yahoo Community Guidelines, the following rules govern all conduct on this forum:

1. No pornography, nude photos, or suggestive content that toes the line (overt sexually charged poses for example). This includes content posted within spoiler tags.

2. In regards to political posts…. constructive debate and discussion is welcome. Given the climate of current events, we will be very strict on inflammatory comments, especially those directed at other users in this forum including personal attacks, and offensive name calling. If it is personal it gets deleted, regardless of what side you’re on. We suggest if you don’t like a users point of view, either argue against it with a substantive reply, or use the ‘ignore’ feature on the user. No matter the side one takes, users will be welcome to share their thoughts as long as it doesn’t violate any rules.

3. Do not attempt to correct other users’ behaviors. We recommend you use one of our two response tools to move forward. Click HERE for the Help Section and you’ll find a list of "How To" topics (titles starting with the word HELP in each one.)
Use the ‘ignore’ feature to disengage with specific users moving forward on the forum 

Use the ‘report’ feature if you believe someone is violating rules 


4. Any posting of someone’s personal information, or an effort/suggestion to unearth someone’s personal information, will result in an immediate ban from both the Mainboard and your home site.

5. No personal threats.

6. Do not encourage violence, hatred or use discriminatory/derogatory language. Don't post content for the purpose of promoting or inciting the hatred of, or dehumanizing, individuals or groups based on race, ethnic or national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or disease. Keep in mind that a post might be mean, tasteless, or offensive without necessarily encouraging violence or hatred. In cases like that, you can always “ignore” the person who made the post.

7. No posting of commercial offers. No spamming of the board will be permitted, including creation of multiple new threads in a short period of time.

8. Willful spread and encouragement of harmful misinformation will be deleted.

9. No posting or distributing any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law.

10. Do not give out your personal information on the message board or chat room. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information (such as your email, phone number etc.) online that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. You give out your personal information at your own risk. We are not responsible for any actions that occur if you give out your personal information.

11. No phishing. Do not attempt to trick fellow posters into posting their email address.

12. Moderators reserve the right to remove content they believe is graphic and disturbing to most - particularly video and photos of death, gore, and bodily harm.

13. Moderators retain the right to ban users that violate the rules above, and ban users they determine are consistently trying to be a detriment to the overall community. All takedowns or moderated posts are considered direct violations of these policies and will be considered final. Re-posting of deleted content is not allowed. By subscribing, registering or using the sites, you agree that Rivals and or the publisher(s) and board moderators of the sites have the right, in addition to other rights, to delete your posts or blacklist you or any other user at any time, if they believe that action is in the best interest of the sites, for whatever reason, and the reason need not be disclosed here.

If there is ever an issue or you see something that shouldn't be on the board please use the report button!
 
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JCKnight

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Rule #3B should be known as the “Trolling” rule...I know one or two posters it could also be named after...
 

Garybredow

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My criticism of Coach Ash is well within the boundaries of these rules. Yes, he always waits till the last second to announce a QB. Yes, this is incredibly bad for the team. Yet, my posts were deleted. I’d love an explanation as to why before I cancel my monthly subscription to what now seems to censor everything that isn’t in support of what the moderator believes.
 
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