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Forum Rules and Guidelines
« on: March 07, 2006, 08:13:51 PM »
We do not intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within posts, but we will enforce the policies outlined below. We reserve the right to remove, modify or move posts at our discretion and without explanation. If you have any questions, please contact the moderators if you do not understand any of the rules, guidelines or policies outlined below.

Suspension of your account is a definite consequence of not adhering to these guidelines.

Forum Rules and Guidelines

  • Members are permitted a maximum of one account per person. If you choose to ignore this restriction, all of your accounts will be disabled. If you have forgotten your log in details and are unable to retrieve them via the system, do not create a new account, please e-mail the moderators.
  • Members are not allowed to use a public person's name as a user name (e.g. dwight_yorke, latapy and so on) unless it is combined with other words such as yorke_is_a_boss or latapy_fan etc.
  • Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.
  • Excessive and unwarranted personal attacks are expressly prohibited. This specifically means any text/post that is blatantly attacking another person on or off the forum, especially in a personal way.
  • You are responsible for any posts originating from your user name account.
  • Give your threads a decent title - threads titled "Help!", "Question!", "What do you think?", "Very interesting", etc. are not good. Try to give your thread a descriptive title.
  • Post your threads in the proper forum - Multiple forums are available covering an array of topics and themes. Think before you post. Any blatant disregard for this will lead to a thread being rejected or deleted.
  • WRITING A POST IN ALL CAPS MAKES THE POST VERY DIFFICULT TO READ AND IS CONSIDERED AS "SHOUTING"ť. If you aren't a good typist, then leave caps lock off and type in all lower-case; it will be much easier to read than all-caps.
  • Members may not link, in any manner, to sites or images containing pornography, sexually explicit scenes or gross violence.
  • Cross-posting is not allowed. Cross-posting refers to posting duplicate threads or posts in multiple forums.
  • Members may not post on behalf of any banned member. This includes all forums, personal messages, signatures, and e-mail features.
  • Members should not bump threads. Bumping refers to posting useless information, posting one-liners or any other action to deliberately keep a thread hot or to bring it to the top of its forum. Moderators will use their discretion, depending on the nature of the post, as to whether to take action or not.
  • Spamming is prohibited and will result in the deletion of the post. Repeated spamming will result in the revocation of posting rights. This includes personal messages.
  • Trolling is prohibited. Trolling is defined as a member intentionally posting for the purpose of angering and/or insulting other forum members. Trolling only encourages further attacks and does nothing to further the discussion. This includes personal messages.
  • The posting of phone numbers, email addresses, personal name and physical addresses for the purpose of harassing or attacking either a member or non member is prohibited.
  • Personal Messages sent and received on this forum are to be considered private and are prohibited from being posted publicly unless both parties to the Personal Message agree.
  • The moderators reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, racist etc as noted in these points, is at the moderator's discretion.

Public posts debating these rules and/or moderators enforcement of such, will be removed without comment. We encourage feedback however and invite you to use the Personal Message feature if you have any questions or concerns.

We reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules.

While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

Any posts not meeting these guidelines may be removed.

We reserve the right to modify and amend these terms at any time without notice. It is your responsibility to remain informed of the current forum policies.

« Last Edit: June 24, 2015, 08:37:06 AM by Flex »
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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 08:54:56 AM »
Inaddition to the above rules Tallman posted.

What is considered a violation.

1. "Excessive" obscene language. Discretion is being asked of members, and will be applied by the moderators, but please keep any obscene language to a minimum. Many here use the occasional obscene language, and while the preference is that NO ONE uses obscene language, we have decided against a zero-tolerance policy for now.

2. Racism in any form is not welcomed on this site and will not be tolerated at all. This includes references to anyone’s race in a derogatory manner, whether it involves the use of racial pejoratives or not.  Racial pejoratives (such as the “N-word” and “C-word” [examples]) will ABSOLUTELY NOT BE TOLERATED.

3. Pornographic links, videos and photos.

4. Spamming and Advertisements.

5. Constant bashing of anyone (players, coaches, members and especially moderators) in public. It is not our intent to censor anyone’s comment or tell anyone that they cannot criticize players, coaches etc.  However, please keep any criticism in context.  Remember, SW.net is a unique resource/outlet/window on talent from TnT.  The site is more comprehensive and interactive than the TTFA’s website and the PFL… probably more than both combined.  We are a destination site for players, coaches, journalists, foreign scouts, agents, parents etc.  It does not look right for players to be constantly targeted with relentless bashing.  More importantly, forget how it “looks”, it may be harmful to their career/reputation when a foreign scout who may not be as familiar with the player, comes to the site, only to constantly read that “Player X is a rank shithong.”  Please keep the criticism constructive where you can, and where you can’t, then please limit the negativity.  Remember, we are a SUPPORTER site first… by definition, one cannot support and tear down at the same time.

6. Bumping your thread so it will constantly be on the top.

7. Posting news without proper credit/source/link. We work hard here at SW.net to get interviews and to put out information to the public that we get as the result of our unique relationships within the footballing community.  We do not take kindly when anyone else re-posts our material elsewhere without proper attribution and in the past have even had to threaten legal action in some instance.  THEREFORE, please include links to any newspaper or website article taken from elsewhere and posted on socawarriors.net.  We are happy that individuals are taking the initiative to bring information to share with others, but please be responsible in how you do it.  Even if you do not provide a link, let the reader know where the article is being taken from, and format like this;

Your Headline Here
By Inshan Mohammed (or whomever the author is), Socawarriors.net (or name of publication/website here)


This will help make the site look more professional, consistent, and will improve our relationships with outside sources all the time.  If you forget then the moderators will try and pick up the slack, but if you can remember to comply then please do, it will make things easy on everyone.  Repeated violators of this policy will be subject to the usual warnings etc. if in the estimation of the moderators it is being done willingly.  No one want that however, we appreciate posters bringing and sharing info as said, we are just trying to streamline things.

Note: Identities cannot be revealed.  People use sobriquets, noms de plum, “handle” what have you for many reasons, none of which we care about.  This privacy decision has been in place from day one and MUST be respected. Anyone caught posting private information about others on the site, including moderators using their privilege for this purpose, WILL BE BANNED. However, if constant spamming is taking place then identities will be revealed via PM and further action will be taken.

Solutions

1. If someone gets you angry or is constantly picking on you. Send a Personal Message (PM) to a moderator and CC in the culprit too (if you like) - so that he/she is aware of the situation.

2. If problem continues send the moderator involved a PM and CC all other moderators.

3. No one is to go public and accuse, assume or make any public attack (directly confronting) on any moderator. If you have a problem we advise you to take it via PM. Remember, we are not full time here and may require a little assistant from posters to help point out offensive posts. Do not assume we are not doing our jobs or are favoring anyone, if no one says anything then we more than likely will not be aware there is a problem, so by you pointing out the problem you will allow us to address it.

4. If there is a thread that someone takes exception to, but the thread doesn’t really contain any offensive or prohibited conduct, then that is more of a personal problem and action (if needed) will be taken at the moderators’ discretion.

5. We also advise you that when replying to someone whether on the forum or via PM please use the QUOTE option this way everything said can be recorded making your argument a little more valid.

Note: If someone is making a joke and says its a joke, no offence is committed, the solution is; the post will be edited or deleted at the moderator's discretion. Guys let me also remind you that there is an ignore option in your settings where you can add ones name to it and all of his or her post will not show up on your signing. You do not need to constantly PM us for small stuff. And off course if its a really bad offense then we will get immediately involved.

DISCIPLINE

1st offence will be issued a yellow card and the offending post deleted.

2nd offence will be a temporary 30-day suspension and the offending post deleted.

3rd offence will be a longer ban at the discretion of the moderators and the offending post deleted.

Note: If the violator acts in the extreme then punishment will be more severe and may vary and, violators will be revealed to the public so other posters are aware. Feel free to contact any moderator via e-mail to find out the length of the ban.

N.B. This list by no means is intended to be comprehensive and can be amended at any time without notice.  By continuing to visit and post on www.socawarriors.net, you the member acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the terms of membership of www.socawarriors.net. By continuing to the forum you agree with the terms of membership and with the forum rules and disciplinary procedures.

There are 3 types of members:

1) Criticizer - One who chooses to criticize everything and everyone despite its situation.

2) Traumatize - One who adds to everyone misery by blaming, whining and complaining. He/she complains about everything and everyone and adds nothing positive or constructive and does not process the ability to succeed.

3) Winners - One who possesses the strength of character to keep supporting, contributing and working through less-then optimal situations. The die-hard supporters who support and contribute in any situation or circumstances.

Now its your choice who you would like to be.

Guys, some members on the forum get carried away from time to time and now we are forced to make adjustments because we had one or two complaints. We are all big people here, why cant we carry-on like we should and can I mean, Trinis love old talk, but please don't take it to the extreme, no one wants to ban anyone. We really appreciate everyone contributions here, you are all valid members and we want to keep it that way. Make your contributions constructive, funny or however you like but cut out the excessive nonsense.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2013, 10:18:33 AM by Flex »
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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 09:04:36 AM »
  • The posting of phone numbers, email addresses, personal name and physical addresses for the purpose of harassing or attacking either a member or non member is prohibited.