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Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by NikkiNoo, Jun 12, 2007.

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  1. NikkiNoo

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    These are the BigFooty Adelaide Board and Bay 114 - the BF Experiment posting rules.

    No 1 rule and the most important is the BigFooty posting guidelines that state that you must be respectful when posting on other teams boards.

    Opposition supporters

    * Constructive and friendly debate is more than welcome. Joining in the spirit of existing satire and friendly banter may also be okay.

    * Remember to tread extra softly on our board before you have built a reputation - this will assist in making joining in banter 'okay' rather than misinterpreted as trolling.

    * Be extra respectful after a loss or similar bad news for Adelaide fans.

    * Saying you were only joking after you have been infracted = bad luck. If you are not sure and don't make it clear, then don't post it.

    * Opposition fans do not have the same right of reply as Adelaide fans. If you want to get even with an Adelaide fan, choose another board to do it (within BF guidelines).

    * Personal abuse by an opposition fan will meet with an infraction.

    * Disrespect towards Adelaide or its players will meet with an infraction.

    * The moderators reserve the right to interpret your intent as they see fit.

    * If you want to complain against an infraction via PM, you may be rewarded with a further infraction. Posting about moderator decisions on the boards themselves is against forum rules and will not be tolerated.

    * The moderators may at any time decide to remove your access to the Adelaide board temporarily or permanently.

    * If we deem that your post is a 'troll' then a Mid-range infraction will be given in the first instance.

    * Threads that have been marked as ***Crows Only*** will attract more severe penalties than usual for posts, or ninja 'likes', by opposition supporters. (Typically Serious Infraction)

    Adelaide supporters

    * You do have the right of reply against opposition supporters, however if your response far outweighs what you are responding to, warnings or infractions may be handed out. Let's remember kids post here too.

    * Abuse of fellow Adelaide supporters may incur an infraction or a warning.

    * If you are found to be an opposition supporter posing as a Adelaide supporter, your board access will be removed and enough infraction points retrospectively incurred for trolling posts, to ensure you spend a spell on the sidelines site wide.

    * Abuse of ***Crows Only*** labeling of threads may lead to infractions. ***Crows Only*** should only be used for particularly sensitive topics where opposition input is only going to cause issues.

    All Posters

    * Attempts to circumvent the swear filter will result in a warning, followed by an infraction. Type normally and let the filter do its job. Don't say f***, or misspell the word in such a way (e.g., using $ for the letter s) to make it understandable. Similarly do not post images with these words displayed.

    * Do not post using sms txting. This will result in infractions being given. You have a full keyboard, please use it and the English language.


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    This board has increased its traffic greatly in recent times and with that increase comes an increase in troublemaking and trolling.


    We will not always catch everything and we may not act on everything, however the onus is on the posters to check their own behaviour, not the moderators to be 100% consistent (although that is our aim). If we spend a couple of hours cleaning up rubbish, then we may not be as forgiving of breaches as we would be if it had been quiet recently.

    Posters should endeavour to stick to the topic & where they completely derail a thread, particularly with ongoing personal abuse, then they will likely earn themselves an infraction. Repetitive posting of the same points may be considered 'thread derailment' and have the relevant posts moved to a separate thread. If this occurs, returning to post the same points in the original thread will be considered deliberate trolling and managed accordingly.

    A long time reasonable poster may not incur the same punishment as a new poster who has always pushed the boundaries. You make your own reputation and may occasionally be judged based on that reputation. They are the facts of life.

    Once more, if you are not sure, read it again, think about it and if you are still not sure .... don't post it.

    Just to refresh your memory the Forum rules can be found here.

    Cheers

    Allefgib Drugs Are Bad Mackay? Niximus Hank93 deaneus
     
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  2. Mad Dog

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    Re: Updated - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    Please note that in line with updated posting rules elsewhere - please make sure you choose the title of your thread to represent the topic or the content in your Opening Post.

    Threads with titles that leave the user with no idea what the thread is about detract from the search function and will be deleted.

    for instance......

    Do you know if ???.......

    etc

    cheers
     
  3. Mad Dog

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    Re: Updated - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    Can all regulars and visitors to this Board please avail themselves of the Search facility - and use it before posting threads with topics that might have already been covered

    thanks
     
  4. cmndstab

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    Updated - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    In particular, opposition supporters take note. There have been a large number of queries about when players are coming back from injury as of late. Regardless of whether you are interested in your dream team or if you just happen to be interested in the player, please post your queries in the Dream Team thread! First offences will result in a yellow card.


    Crows supporters - if you see this happening, please report it and do not reply to it, neither to answer it nor to tell the poster to post in the thread. This will help us mods out immensely. Thank you.
     
  5. Vader

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    Updated - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    Due to an official letter of complaint from Fairfax, BigFooty is introducing new rules regarding quoting from online articles. The new rule is as follows:

    Don't ask me what
    means - I don't see the point in posting the same link twice.

    Yes, this rule applies to reproduction of ALL articles, not just those quoting Fairfax Media articles (The Age & Sydney Morning Herald).
     
  6. cmndstab

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    Updated - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    With the new Dream Team and Supercoach seasons around the corner, and the meaty part of the offseason underway, it is expected that both opposition supporters and fellow Crows supporters will be interested to know which youngsters are likely to play and where they are likely to play, in pursuit of the next bargain pick. However, posts like these have a habit of dominating a forum, making it less enjoyable for us Crows supporters trying to discuss footy in our little corner of the internet.

    For this reason, a sticky thread has been enacted here that is the place to ask any questions about any players on our list.

    Any posts made in threads other than the one linked above asking questions related to Dream Team or Supercoach will be moved to the sticky thread, and the poster will attract a YELLOW CARD for their first offence. Further offences will attract a RED CARD. These penalties are non-negotiable and not having read this thread is not an excuse.


    If I or any of the other Adelaide mods decide that wayward posts are getting out of hand the punishment will be made more severe, with notice in this thread.


    Opposition supporters - coming on here with sneaky questions such as "Hey, how is Myke Cook travelling this season, I'm a big fan?" fools nobody. Even if your intentions are pure, nobody will believe you anyway so if you are genuinely interested, ask in the DT/SC thread.
     
  7. cmndstab

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    Abuse of other posters, and other unnecessary vitriol

    We are all frustrated at the moment with the way the Crows are playing, the decisions of the coaching staff, the various deficiencies in the gameplan, and so on and so forth.

    By all means, you are encouraged to put your opinions forward and debate with other posters your thoughts on what we are witnessing, and what the potential solutions are. That's the point of forums such as these, and it is the differences of opinions that keep them interesting. You are well within your rights to disagree with another poster, or to take them to task for a post you deem questionable or even factually inaccurate.

    However, you are not within your rights to abuse that poster! It is possible to say that you think somebody is wrong without resorting to petty namecalling, or smug sarcasm. This has been occurring with far too high a frequency as of late for my liking, and so I'm going to be cracking down on it. Obviously, as with all rules, there are degrees of acceptable behaviour. It is your responsibility to use common sense to determine if your post is acceptable or not. If you are not certain, you shouldn't post it! I will be handing out warnings for first offences in line-ball calls.


    The other issue that is adding zero value to our forum at the moment is the tendency of posters to launch into a seething, vitrolic, profanity-laden rant about the inadequacies about our coaching staff. If you want to post about how those in charge have got it wrong, try to do so in a way that displays a modicum of maturity and intelligence. Taking a sentence such as "Craig is a ****ing idiot who couldn't coach an U12 side" and stretching it into a paragraph is little more than a waste of bandwidth and drags otherwise worthwhile discussions a mile off topic. These posts will not be tolerated either, and will attract a yellow card for first offence and red for subsequent offences. If you have nothing more to add to a discussion that a player or a coach is useless, at least try to express that opinion in a meaningful way.


    In what is arguably our darkest hour since Bigfooty was invented, let's try to actually display some level of maturity rather than some of the gutter posting that has taken place as of late.
     
  8. cmndstab

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    Re: Updated - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    There has been a recent rise in the number of posts where somebody puts forward their point of view, and then concludes their post with "Now watch as *other poster* comes and disagrees :rolleyes:"

    This style of posting adds nothing to a debate, other than to incite the mentioned party or parties to retaliate against the first poster. It is little more than a personal attack

    It will henceforth be treated exactly the same as any other form of personal attack. If you are the person being mentioned in such a poster, please simply report the post rather than angrily replying to it.
     
  9. cmndstab

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    Re: Updated 19/04/11 - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    As many of you are aware, midway through last year during the "Festival of the Red Card", the moderating team made the decision to allow the airing of questions and issues about moderating. Although, as a site-wide rule, moderating issues are not to be posted on the public forums, we felt it would be a positive experience for people to air their thoughts. I can't speak for Vader and WALL-e, but I personally changed a number of facets of my moderating.

    However, we have now reached a stage where this has ceased to be a positive experience, and every threads are regularly being taken over by complaints, or in some cases, outright flaming of moderators with regards to decisions. As a result, we are reverting back to the default Bigfooty rules.


    Moderating decisions should not be discussed on the public forums. If you have questions about why a moderating action has taken place, there are proper avenues to follow. They are:


    • Contacting the moderating team (that's Vader, WALL-e and myself) and querying the issue with them. We're reasonable people, we'll listen to reason as long as you're not overly abusive.
    • If you feel you are not getting satisfaction, the administrators are the people to talk to. Chief runs the site, but is more concerned with the macro decisions. The best administrators to speak to are grizzlym and Fred.


    Questions about moderating decisions will be deleted by the moderating team. Repeated incidents will receive infractions.


    As always, if you have any queries, or if you want to verify if something is permissible, please send myself or Vader/WALL-e a PM and check with us.
     
  10. Allefgib

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    Re: Updated 19/04/11 - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    All, the moderation team will be keeping a closer eye on offtopic posting due to reflection taken on a number of reported concerns on 'thread derailment'.

    We don't expect significant changes but if you may notice an increase in deleted or moved posts.

    We want to support and allow banter and natural tangents. However, we want to keep things cleaner than they have been recently.
     
  11. Vader

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    Offensive Terms
    The word "rape" has a very specific meaning, relating to unlawful sexual assault. It is offensive and completely inappropriate to be using this term in a football context, for example "we were raped in that trade", or "we raped them on the scoreboard".

    Any use of the word "rape" in this context will result in a yellow card.
     

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  12. Allefgib

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    Folks - we've added the following to the initial post:

    * Remember to tread extra softly on our board before you have built a reputation - this will assist in making joining in banter 'okay' rather than misinterpreted as trolling.

    * Be extra respectful after a loss or similar bad news for Adelaide fans.


    This is to ensure opposition fans understand they need to build a reputation before flirting the grey area of 'banter' than can easily be misconstrued as 'trolling'.
    It's also to have our own board members appreciate that opposition fans who have built a good reputation on our board won't be carded for any remark you don't like. Reputation and intent will be judged appropriately by the mods. As per the rules we will reserve the right to attack with righteous fury when required ;)

    PM Allefgib, Vader, cmndstab if you have any queries on these additions.
     
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    Updated 08/05/14 - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    Added rules that will apply to threads marked with ***Crows Only***.

    Original comms on this can be found here.
     
  14. Allefgib

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    Updated 15/09/14 - Adelaide Board Posting Rules

    Added guidance on the handling of repetitive posting. Addition below.

    Posters should endeavour to stick to the topic & where they completely derail a thread, particularly with ongoing personal abuse, then they will likely earn themselves an infraction. "Repetitive posting of the same points may be considered 'thread derailment' and have the relevant posts moved to a separate thread. If this occurs, returning to post the same points in the original thread will be considered deliberate trolling and managed accordingly."

    Originated from: http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threa...r-you-crows-only.1073713/page-5#post-35110003
     
  15. Drugs Are Bad Mackay?

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    Tension and interest is high on the Adelaide Board at the moment.

    We are playing great footy and have stormed into the finals, our best player is unsigned, we are not sure what is happening with the senior coach role, a possible home final has been manipulated away plus there was the calendar.

    The board is currently a hive of activity which is a good thing mostly but high traffic always leads to spot fires. The moderators where possible try to moderate in the background with a light touch, to allow discussion to evolve and for threads to get themselves back on track. However lately some of these issues have spilled over into multiple threads, are taking up pages and pages of space and are impacting on people's enjoyment of the board. The moderators will be taking a more direct approach to these issues in order to prevent them escalating.

    Please take note of the following:

    Troll account police
    - there are mechanisms in place for the Adelaide Board moderators and BigFooty's head moderators to deal with them - it's not the job of posters to take it upon themselves to oust trolls in the threads. It only leads to thread derailment and animosity between posters. If you think a poster is breaking the rules then report these instances. Labeling people as trolls in a thread can result in a penalty.

    Who is and isn't a supporter - fans will support the club in different ways. Some are optimistic, others are pessimistic. Some will agree with decisions, others will disagree. Some are emotive, others are measured. There is no right or wrong way to support the club. Labeling people as sycophants or opposition supporters in disguise only leads to thread derailment and animosity between posters. Engage with the posters you think make interesting posts. Do not take it upon yourself to point out that the way someone supports the club is "wrong."

    Post history - whether someone has been here a long time or a brief time, or has a large number of posts or few posts is irrelevant. Everyone interacts with BigFooty in a different way. Some read, some post. People may post hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. Their opinion does not become more or less valid depending on how long they have been here or how regularly they post. Bagging newcomers or forum junkies can result in a penalty.

    Disagreements - Everyone has opinions and people may not agree with yours. It is what makes BigFooty interesting reading however can descend into unreadable fights that last for pages on end. If you do disagree with a poster's opinion, try to do it without being being condescending or insulting. If you think someone has belittled you please report it rather than firing back with more venom. It only leads to off-topic fighting that makes threads impossible to read. Off topic bickering will result in a penalty for both parties - not just the poster who started it. It takes two to tango and the poster(s) who continue to breathe life into an off topic argument are just as responsible as the poster who fired the first shot. Use the report function - do not allow yourself to be dragged into an off topic fight.

    As always, if you have any thoughts about the board in general and how it can be improved please feel free to contact Allefgib, The Sloane Ranger, Niximus and Drugs Are Bad Mackay? to discuss.
     
  16. Hank93

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    Okey doke the Mods have discussed the use of the "Doesn't deserve it's own thread" thread, the non crows thread and the random discussion thread in the backyard. The purpose of each thread has been lost a bit and become unclear, so here it goes.

    We'll revert to what the original OP WAG wanted in the "Doesn't deserve it's own thread" thread, a place for Crows related queries/statements that don't deserve a whole thread dedicated to them.

    The Crows board has generally kept all Non Crows/Non AFL discussion to the backyard, and this thread is still available for all to use > Random Things on Your Mind (Part 5).

    It's also been difficult to find a place to discuss other sports like NBA/NFL/MLB/Euro Soccer, so discussion has occurred in the Non Crows AFL thread. To keep this thread about the AFL, I've just opened up a new thread in the backyard dedicated to all sports > General Sports thread.

    The traffic on the backyard has gone quiet in the last year but it's got a purpose and we'd like posters to respect this.

    Cheers.
     
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