Rules Drafts, Trading & Free Agency Board Rules [UPDATED PLEASE READ]

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Main DT&FA board rules

Lore

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Welcome to the Drafts, Trading and Free Agency board.

Please ensure you adhere to the following guidelines as well as the Big Footy rules.

- Trolling

Trolling is not tolerated here. Remember that you are not on Bay 13 or your team's own board. By all means defend your team, but don’t attack the poster, their club or representatives of the club. This includes the use of Bay 13 nicknames like Norf, Carltank, Bears, Essendrugs, plastics, Tuggers, etc, or posts that boil down to "haha your team's crap".

If you wish to revisit past drafts, trades and free agency moves, please visit The Wash Up sub-board, where a more relaxed approach is welcomed.


- Dragging posts from other boards

You are welcome to discuss rumours that you have read elsewhere, on the condition that the poster/board from which it originated is not named. In particular, this board is not here to discuss the credibility of posters on other boards, whether they are ITK ("in the know") or otherwise. Be respectful.

If you want to respond to something that you saw on another board, post there in accordance with the rules of that board, not here.


- House-keeping

Please search first before creating new threads, just because it's not on the first page doesn't mean it's not there. Draft-related discussions are housed on the Draft Hub sub-board, while draft and trading games (other than official BigFooty competitions) are to be conducted on the Other Footy Games board.


- Confirmed trades/free agency moves

Don’t post anything as being a confirmed trade or free agency move, unless it has been officially announced. Rumours posted as fact will result in red cards being handed out.


- Reproduction of articles

Nobody is permitted to post entire articles, regardless of where they have come from. Pick out the important part, up to a paragraph in length, and post that along with links to the original article.
 
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Jeremias

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Hi all,

An important update as we enter the player movement period -

We are now entering the peak period on the DT&FA board. Whilst we encourage discussion and different views, we ask that you are mindful of the rules of both this board and the site.

We have a zero tolerance attitude towards trolling, especially through this busy time. Thread bans and infractions will therefore be handed out as necessary.

Feel free to approach us respectfully in private to query any infraction or ban received. Discussion about infractions or bans publicly on the board may result in further infractions.
 

Lore

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You may have noticed a change with one of our sub-boards. It's been sitting unused for a few months, and is now being repurposed as a home for player threads from past seasons: The Wash Up.

Our intention in setting up a separate sub-board for these threads is to allow a little bit more freedom with the type of posting that is permissible in there, with light-hearted banter both expected and encouraged.

Please be sure to read the rules of the new sub-board before posting, as they differ from other boards you may be familiar with.

Please also note that the rules for the main part of the Drafts, Trading and Free Agency board remain as they have always been, with a zero tolerance for trolling.
 

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Jeremias

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Howdy all.

With the draft, trade and free agency periods approaching rapidly, please ensure you are mindful of the rules of both this board and the site.

These can be found above.

A friendly reminder that whilst we encourage robust discussion and different views, we have a zero tolerance attitude towards trolling, especially through this busy time. Thread bans and infractions will therefore be handed out as necessary.

Feel free to approach us respectfully in private to query any infraction or ban received. Disrespectful approaches and discussion about infractions or bans publicly on the board may result in further infractions.

Thanks,

The DTFA team - Lore Mofra Chris25 Snuffaluphagus PMBangers Taylor and myself.
 

Jeremias

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‘ITK’ Discussions

BF has a long standing rule with regards to dragging discussion and certain posts across from other boards.

We’re going to add to that and include information shared on team boards by “In The Know (ITK) Posters”.

Certain clubs are lucky to have genuine ITK posters who pop in from time to time to share pieces of information passed on from their sources, usually relating to trade and free agency discussions.

However, given the anonymity of the internet, sharing information is a double-edged sword.

Just as some club boards are lucky to have these posters, most (if not all) club boards have posters with no reliable or accurate information, who pass their thoughts/opinions/fabrications off as ‘inside information’.

And over a long period of time we’ve observed that the latter is latched onto by all supporters in an attempt to discredit those who genuinely have information to share.

As such we’re announcing that making reference to ITK posters – or duplicating the information they share on this board – is not permitted.

In particular, we note that:

  • If you are the supporter of a club who has an ITK poster, there is a reason why they generally stick to club boards. Enjoy the information they choose to share, but it is not yours to amplify
  • If you are the supporter of an opposition club, treat the ‘information’ as what it is. Understand that you have no context nor any understanding of the credibility (or lack thereof) relating to the poster. Do not hold the information against the poster, the club associated, or their supporter base.
 
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