Mod. Notice Rules for the St.Kilda board - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!

Kildonan

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Full site rules can be found here: http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/help/terms

Rules about content can be found here: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/adult-content-forbidden-on-bigfooty.1217142/

On registration you agreed to not use the forum to submit or link to any Content which is:
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BigFooty is sort of divided into levels of acceptable hostility.

Bay 13 is the board which tolerates the highest level of hostility of all the boards in BigFooty - you can basically troll opposition teams and players at will. Just don't attack the poster or swear. Also there is an undefinable limit to taste which mods will allow and we reserve the right to exercise our judgement as to when someone has gone too far. An example might be celebrating an injury to a player.

The main board tolerates a moderate level of hostility. You can voice your opinion on opposition teams and players - even quite radical opinions as long as it is not judged to be trolling simply to evoke responses. Some posters can get quite heated in their responses (it is an emotive subject at times) and the moderators step in and decide 'this has gone too far' - they cut the whole thread and move it to Bay 13 or more frequently they simply delete the lot.

The club boards (such as the St Kilda board) are "safe houses" - visitors cannot go visit a club board and troll or post offensive or disrespectful stuff.

I admit it does depend somewhat on the mood of the moderator but we strive to be consistent in our actions:
- warning (0 points) for offenders judged to be disrespectful or offensive with no adverse history
- 1 pt infraction for a repeated minor offense or to alert poster that they are misbehaving
- yellow card (3 pts) for most offensive behavior,
- red card (5pts) for truly offensive trolling or repeat offences.

Some posters will be permanently banned from access to this board or BigFooty as a whole
 
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Kildonan

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The St Kilda board is a safe house for St Kilda supporters.

It is a privilege to post here, not a right.

St Kilda supporters are asked to be courteous and respectful to/of each other and the club and its players / coaches.

A higher standard is expected of visitors. We generally enjoy having visitors adding to our discussion. We also enjoy some controversy and pregame banter - as long as it is all done respectfully. Use common sense and apply normal social skills. The rules are just meant to keep the board enjoyable for everyone and not just a few. So have fun and remember that this is a shared community and certainly not a platform for your gripes, grievances or opinions. So take it easy, get to know people, build a rapport and your experience will be so much better as you will become part of our community.

If you post here you are agreeing not to use content that is defamatory, hateful, threatening, offensive, racist, sexist, contains adult or objectionable content, encourages dangerous or unlawful activity or can be interpreted as spam.

  1. Always make new posters feel welcome
  2. (a) The Saints board is for football related discussion - keep it footy related or take it to the Animal Enclosure for social discussion.
    (b) The Animal Enclosure is for non-football related discussion.
    (c) The Players Board lists up to date information on all our players.
  3. No personal abuse. Treat your fellow posters with respect. If you disagree with something someone said - GO THE BALL NOT THE MAN - explain how you see the issue without attacking the poster.
  4. No swear filter evasion. There are underage readers and other readers who are offended by swearing or explicit language
  5. Spamming = Ban
  6. Trolling from opposition supporters is not tolerated. Infractions are likely to be extensive.
  7. Differences of opinion are perfectly fine. Flame Wars are not. Sniping others is not.
  8. Topics that have been done to death. Moderators will merge multiple threads dealing with the same topic. Please check for existing threads before starting a new thread. If you have something genuinely new to add then feel free to start a new thread.
  9. This board has been set up for supporters of the St Kilda FC. Please refrain from excessive or exaggerated criticism of St Kilda players, club personnel or the St Kilda FC itself. This board has a variety supporters who all hold individual views on how important or talented our players are. Posters have been known to exaggerate to stress their point. It is a common practice that will no longer be tolerated. We will edit or delete posts describing players as "useless" or "talentless" or any other exaggerated negative criticism. Similarly do not use excessive criticisms of club personnel (such as a coach or board member) or imply corruption or incompetence without significant proof. Do not unduly criticise the club. These actions can be hurtful to the individual involved or family members / friends thereof. Further they can result in legal action by the slandered person. Repeat offenders risk being permanently excluded from this board. Reasonable criticism is perfectly OK - especially when made in an immediate post match context.
  10. 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.
  11. St Kilda supporters are perfectly entitled to be arrogant on our own board.
    Opposition supporters criticising our supporters for arrogant posts on the Saints Board will probably be given an infraction. :eek:
  12. If a St Kilda supporter has been trolling your board then please inform your moderator to deal with that individual. If opposition supporters think that coming to the Saints Board to revenge trolls committed on their own board is a valid excuse for trolling our Board, then think again. Serious Infractions will be given to all opposition trolls regardless of provocation. You have your own mods to deal with that.
  13. Rules For Posting Newspaper (Media) Articles on BigFooty
    Headline (embedded link)
    Excerpt (up to a paragraph)
    link

    No more, unless you have specific remarks about specific paragraphs or sentences in which case:

    Your comment
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    Entire articles are not to be posted.
  14. The moderators aren't robots and don't necessarily read every post. If you see something that you take offense with or is a breach of the forum rules - Report the post and Armitage2Riewoldt , George or Kildonan will attend to it.
Once more, if you are not sure ...don't post it. Or at the very least ask a moderator

In addition to this, please note that all posters must adhere to the rules outlined by the BigFooty 12 Commandments

It is your responsibility to know and abide by these rules. Playing the "I didn't know the rules" card is NOT an excuse.

and for some tips on how to do a bunch of things see here: How do I .....?
 
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Sir Skid

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Enough is enough with the personal attacks on this board!

This Big Footy board is a safe place for St Kilda supporters to discuss all things about our team and express different views.
This is NOT Bay 13 or the main AFL board so please tone it down.

We, the moderators of this board, Kildonan Armitage2Riewoldt and I have observed a large increase in the number of posters potting each other for little or no reason.

We have now recently received a number of complaints from respected posters about the demise of this board and we are genuinely concerned.
We are not about to stand by and see this board deteriorate into a daily / weekly slanging match between particular posters.

IT NEEDS TO STOP AND STOP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

We refer you to the list of Golden Rules clearly articulated by Kildonan above.

Of particular note is rule number 3. No personal abuse. Treat your fellow posters with respect. If you disagree with something someone said - GO THE BALL NOT THE MAN - explain how you see the issue without attacking the poster.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! PLAY BY THE GOLDEN RULES OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!!
 
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George

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PLEASE READ!


We have received a heads up from admin to adjust some of the ways in which we post on this site, and that obviously includes our board too. It'd be appreciated if we can all follow the additional rules listed below;


BigFooty runs on money from advertisers including - mainly from Google.

We have our rules on pictures of people in states of undress: http://bit.ly/Puritanical

Posting those images in your posts or in your avatar will see them removed and your privileges curtailed. Pictures of nudity and sex acts will see your account banned.

We have always had rules against adult content, but this is starting to seep back in to some threads and boards.

Please be warned!

Adult content like the following should not be posted on BigFooty. Not even ironically. You may lose your account.

TLDR, the main stuff we see around the site:

* Nudity, near nudity, strategically covered nudity - including cartoons.
* Discussions about sex lives and performance, sexually transmitted disease and so on.
* Derogatory use of sexual words for people, players etc.
* Racist and hateful posts.

These are already part of the BigFooty rules, but some members have been posting it anyway.


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Beware: Trolling, snarky, and smart comments in this thread will be deleted and their posters removed from this board.
 

StCicatriz

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Need a Danny Frawley rule on this board. Verbal abuse, threatening violence, name calling should be called out and dealt with harshly. Nobody knows what others are going through, and if Spud hadn't spoken about his struggles we wouldn't have had a clue.

Reckon we can all get behind this.
Or maybe we need moderators who do their job correctly?

Pretty sure there are rules about posting abuse towards and slandering players and the club in general.

So it's OK to do that on here despite the possibility that players might actually read it, or they have family and friends who post here.

But it's not OK to behave poorly towards other posters.

Spin it anyway you like, but that's double standards.

Perhaps start enforcing the rules properly and you might just eliminate most of the arguments.

Until such time, your suggestion is more emotional tokenism than a practical solution.

Maybe we need to take a long hard look at the standards we accept, myself included?

With the greatest of respect.
what exactly is wrong with what George suggested? i think George's suggestion is spot on and is something this board has missed for sometime. it encompasses what you want.

having said that i think the issue you have is you are confusing criticism and an opinion that does not match your own with that of abuse. it's not the same.

the abuse, name calling and baiting on here has to stop. it incites escalating conflict. especially when it's directed at those WHO do read what you write.

rather than assuming someone may or may not read some criticism on their performance in a very public role.

so after a couple of years of escalating tit for tat on here, we now we are in a position where people have been threatening other posters with physical harm. like it somehow makes them look important or strong on social media by threatening others. which is the absolute last straw. not only is it just bad and plain old pathetic. it's also going to quickly land people in trouble with the law if someone actually reports the matter. which will have far greater ramifications than just a tit for tat on social media.
 

St Muir

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what exactly is wrong with what George suggested? i think George's suggestion is spot on and is something this board has missed for sometime. it encompasses what you want.

having said that i think the issue you have is you are confusing criticism and an opinion that does not match your own with that of abuse. it's not the same.

the abuse, name calling and baiting on here has to stop. it incites escalating conflict. especially when it's directed at those WHO do read what you write.

rather than assuming someone may or may not read some criticism on their performance in a very public role.

so after a couple of years of escalating tit for tat on here, we now we are in a position where people have been threatening other posters with physical harm. like it somehow makes them look important or strong on social media by threatening others. which is the absolute last straw. not only is it just bad and plain old pathetic. it's also going to quickly land people in trouble with the law if someone actually reports the matter. which will have far greater ramifications than just a tit for tat on social media.
I think rule 9 doesn’t get enough consideration and from what I’ve seen that does lead to some of the more emotive responses. Anyway, it all looks a moot point, with a number of posters unsighted recently, mostly ITK’s. It’s become a bit of an echo chamber which is quite sad really.
 

StCicatriz

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I think rule 9 doesn’t get enough consideration and from what I’ve seen that does lead to some of the more emotive responses. Anyway, it all looks a moot point, with a number of posters unsighted recently, mostly ITK’s. It’s become a bit of an echo chamber which is quite sad really.
I've noticed they're posting more lately. Last 3-4 weeks on here has been extremely pleasant. More what the forum should be.

Sniping, baiting, abuse has been down considerably.

It's moving in the right direction now.
 

St Muir

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I've noticed they're posting more lately. Last 3-4 weeks on here has been extremely pleasant. More what the forum should be.

Sniping, baiting, abuse has been down considerably.

It's moving in the right direction now.
Typo? Anyway it is what it is. You’re happy about losing their input, I’m disappointed. I still think repetitive and unfair criticism of the club is tedious and needs looking at.
 

StCicatriz

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Typo? Anyway it is what it is. You’re happy about losing their input, I’m disappointed. I still think repetitive and unfair criticism of the club is tedious and needs looking at.
losing who's input? i didn't mention anyone.

the ITK's of MG, stavros and BS are starting to post a little more now.
 

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