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IMPORTANT: Detailed rules about forbidden adult content can be found here: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/adult-content-forbidden-on-bigfooty.1217142/
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We may remove or modify any Content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.
You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.
These terms may be changed at any time without notice.
If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use the Service. Use of the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.
Updated May 2019 by Chief.
Breaking these rules can lead to anything from a warning with no other consequences, a ban from a single thread, a single board, or a temporary or permanent suspension of your account.
If you are not sure of a rule, please ask.
These rules are very flexible... in our favour. Don't invent new and interesting ways to get around them. If we think you are messing with the site, its users, their threads or moderators your account will be banned or suspended.
AFL Board: We like to keep it a bit more straight-laced on the main AFL board so everyone can have a go. Trolling and flame-baiting is treated less kindly by mods on this board. But don't be too sensitive about negative opinions of your team or players.
Bay 13: This board is for general trolling and good-natured banter with other footy supporters. Enjoy yourself but you can still get pulled up if you go over the top. Lots of memes and local etiquette to get your head around. Don't take anything seriously. Don't use it as a board to bully and harass other users.
All warnings (also called 'infractions') attract points.
Infractions: Warning: 0 points; Minor: 1 point; Mid: 3 points; Serious: 5 points.
If you accumulate enough points in a 12 month period you will lose privileges:
5 points - 1 week account suspension.
10 points - 2 weeks account suspension
15 points - 3 weeks account suspension
20 points - Your time is up. Permanent ban.
You can see how many current Warning Points you have in the left column of Your Profile page.
Day Off: Mods can also suspend your account for a day if they think you just need a day off to cool down.
Thread Bans: You can be banned from a thread for a day up to permanently if you're making a nuisance of yourself, derailing the thread and so on.
How do moderators decide on infractions?
First up - a moderator considers whether your post caused any harm. If the moderator thinks it did, they look at:
We think this is a fair process, but we know people have different views. Admin will try to mediate if there is a disagreement.
Board Rules Rule
Some boards have slight variations of these rules (e.g. allowing mild swear words in context). It is better to ask permission than seek forgiveness, because some moderators aren't all that forgiving.
The administrators and moderators reserve the right to remove or alter your posts and threads at any time for any reason. We also reserve the right to suspend, restrict or completely block your user account at any time for any reason.
If you don't receive a reason or notification of an action please ask.
When you see something that isn't right.
To report an objectionable post to a moderator, use the "report post" link under each post.
These rules are subject to change without notice. Please check this page on a regular basis for changes, additions and deletions.
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