Introduction & Rules regarding posting and links to other internet websites. READ before you post

Discussion in 'Crime' started by grizzlym, Oct 13, 2012.

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  1. grizzlym

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    We decided to start this board following the Jill Meagher murder. We had a really good level of discussion on the General Discussion Board during the hunt for the murderer, so here we are.

    Please read the rules very carefully, both the Big Footy Commandments and the guidelines specific to this board. And please remember that all crimes have victims, so we expect a degree of respect in all discussions.

    The moderators of this board are grizzlym, Caesar and Mike__

    How This Board Works

    This board is for the discussion of crimes and criminal investigations. Each crime has a thread. Each thread has a prefix (Current, Unsolved, Solved) indicating the official status of the investigation. 'Unsolved' is generally used for cold cases, whereas 'Current' indicates an ongoing investigation/trial process.

    Conspiracy Theories

    Whilst discussion of evidence and conjecture about the solutions to crimes is encouraged, conspiracy theories generally belong in conspiracies-mysteries-and-the-paranormal

    Broader Discussion

    As previously mentioned, this board primarily exists for the discussion of the facts / investigation of specific criminal cases. Broader sociopolitical threads (such as those on sentencing or the operation of the criminal justice system) typically belong in the Society, Religion & Politics forum.

    A Note Regarding 'Sub Judice'

    'Sub judice' means that a case is under consideration by the courts. 'Sub judice contempt' can occur if information is published that may be prejudicial to the court proceedings.

    As a general guide, whilst a matter is before the courts, please consider avoiding any posts that include:
    • Commentary on the guilt or the innocence of the accused
    • Details of prior criminal convictions or charges
    • The publication of photos of the accused
    • Any information that has been specifically suppressed by the court
    To safeguard your own interests it is recommended that you limit your comments to:
    • objective facts of what has occurred
    • Expressions of grief and anger, condolences to the deceased's family.
    • debate about issues raised by the case (such as public safety)
    Please note that the responsibility for the publication of any material rests solely with the individual posting it (i.e. you). If you are unsure if what you are posting infringes sub judice rules, then you may find this site helpful.

    BIG Inc. does however reserve the right under the Communications Decency Act (USA) to remove material on the grounds of basic, reasonable decency. Given the sensitive nature of criminal cases, moderators and administrators will exercise that right at their discretion.
     
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  2. grizzlym

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    • This board is not for - philosophical questions arising from crimes i.e. sentencing, justice, why these people should fry etc. Go to SRP for this.

    • Conspiracy theories: you will get some leeway providing there is some pre-existing discussion/evidence in the greater world about it. But, and we stress, this board is for discussing the crime, not for debating conspiracy theories.

    • With current crimes we may ask - as in the Jill Meagher Case - for you to follow particular guidelines. Please do.

    • We expect you to post with some degree of sensitivity even though a particular crime might have been committed a hundred years ago.

    • And comments that are at all misogynist or suggesting that a woman 'was asking for it' by the way she dressed etc, will not be viewed kindly.

    • We reserve the right to make final decisions over what is in good taste and what isn't.

    • Like all boards on Big Footy, play the ball and not the man.

    • Trolling. Don't do it.

    • Make sure all material you quote is referenced properly.

    • If you something objectionable, report the post.

    • Lastly, the mods decision is final. Any queries about decisions, go directly to the mods, don't bring it up in threads.
     
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    Update

    As high profile cases have a tendency to raise a high level of interest from the public from time to time the discussion digresses to the point of discussing user identities, attacking opinions or thread derailment.

    As a note:

    - discussions on user identities or assertion of user identities with suspects or persons of interested is not welcomed
    - keep to the thread discussion, do not go off on wild tangents which bear no semblance to the case
    - This board is not for - philosophical questions arising from crimes i.e. sentencing, justice, why these people should fry etc. Go to SRP for this
    - Conspiracy theories: you will get some leeway providing there is some pre-existing discussion/evidence in the greater world about it. But, and we stress, this board is for discussing the crime, not for debating conspiracy theories.
     
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    Further note

    links to other non media news sites information on the backgrounds, identities, crimes are not to be posted. Please keep links and discussion based on what has been made public.

    This includes not posting links to other websites such as

    - Websleuths
    - Aussiecriminals
    - Profile pages or websites of convicted criminals

    etc.

    Stick to anything that is published through recognised media outlets
     
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