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Rules Sweet F.A - Season 26 Rules

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  1. Cloud_

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    Sweet F.A - Season 26 RULES

    BIGFOOTY SPECIFIC

    SEC [1]. Basic Conduct and Etiquette - Bigfooty (breaches subject to disciplinary measures from site moderators/admin/owners)

    1A) No attacks on the basis of a poster's Race, Ethnicity and Nationality, Cultural or Religious Background

    1B) No attacks on the basis of a poster's Sexual Orientation

    1C) No Abuse
    Using serious abuse (very coarse, threatening or demeaning language) towards a person or persons will not be condoned on this site.

    1D) No Profanity and Smut

    Our community is held to BigFooty Rule 5 (see below). Sweet F.A moderators may hand out warnings and/or day off bans for breaching this rule.

    1E) Abide By Bigfooty Site Terms of Service at all times
    https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/help/terms

    SFA SPECIFIC

    SEC [2]. Basic Conduct and Etiquette - SFA

    2A) Abuse
    This is a game, attack the persona all you want but don't attack the person behind the persona. This is the most essential rule in the SFA. The line is the same here as anywhere on BigFooty so don't cross it. All posting on the Sweet FA board may be subject to in-game disciplinary measures by the administrator depending on severity of the offense and history of the poster. Any penalties will be served on top of any Bigfooty site measures/discplinary actions if any of SEC [1] is breached. The line between person and persona should never be breached, and if in doubt the post can be cleared by a moderator.

    2B) Main Sweet F.A Board Threads
    The administrator and moderators reserve the right to delete, merge with an appropriate thread, or move to a sub-forum any threads created that are devoid of quality, effort, relevance or significance at their discretion. If a player is unsure what threads are appropriate on the main Sweet F.A board they should check with the administrator and/or moderators.

    SEC [3]. Squad Management/Player Movement

    3A) Squad Management
    Captains need to submit final squads by the deadline set by administration. After this deadline, all signings and delistings must be noted in the squad submission thread. Squads lists must also be altered (preferred) or re-posted (if original poster unavailable) to reflect these signings/delistings before they are allowed to play.

    Squads also must contain a minimum of 23 players and a maximum of 27 players. It is the captain's duty to ensure that their squad meets this criteria.

    If a player changes their BigFooty username during the season, both the team sheets and squad submission thread must continue to use the original username at squad submission deadline for the remainder of the seasion and the sim will continue to list their original name.

    3B) Trades
    May only occur during the trade period specified by administration. Trades must be player/s for player/s, and the player/s must have been listed in a squad prior to the trade period. Both clubs and player/s must agree to the trade for it to take place. Trades must then be approved by the admin. It is at this stage that the trade becomes official.

    3C) Eligibility to sign players

    Restricted Free Agency

    After the squad submission deadline, listed players are contracted to their club. However, any players delisted during the season (that were on the original squad) can be signed as a delisted free agent by any other club (including the original club).
    • The player must enter the team sign up thread and the same process applies as if the they were a new or returning player to the Sweet FA.
    • They only qualify for RFA if they have been delisted by their club, not if they have walked out.
    • Restricted Free Agency eligibility ends four rounds prior to finals.
    • The administrator must approve the signing of any delisted player by his/her new team and reserves the right to defer to the committee for any further discussion should it be required.
    • If a delisted player does not qualify for Restricted Free Agency then they can only be re-signed by their original club for that season. This can be done freely with the agreement of both parties.
    • Players can only be eligible for RFA once per season
    The official process for signing players during the season under RFA or new/returning is specified in this thread: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/thre...s-season-26-new-players-sign-up-here.1199345/ and must be followed correctly.

    Unrestricted Free Agency

    Unrestricted free agency occurs between seasons from the grand final to squad submission date. Free agents may only be signed with permission. Player movement between clubs is unrestricted with permission (of the player). Any player movement not specified in the rules is not considered legal. In the event of uncertainty, the club must contact the administrator for consideration with the committee.

    3D) Penalties For Incorrect Handling Of Squad Submission/Player Movement

    Major Offense (instant 4 point penalty):
    Failing to submit a squad in the official squad submission thread by deadline.
    Failing to satisfy the minimum squad list requirement (23 eligible players)

    Minor Offense (1 game captain suspension):
    Squad lists over 27 eligible players
    Failure to follow correct protocol for signing a player (3B + 3C)
    Failure to adhere to squad management procedures outlined in 3A

    SEC [4]. Team Submission

    4A) Submission Rules
    The deadline for team sheet submission is the Thursday 11:59 PM Melbourne Time before a match unless stated otherwise by the admin. Teams must contain 20 eligible players, be submitted in Official Team Sheet Submission Thread each round. Teams must note positional changes from the previous round, including where the player played last round and where they are playing this round. Failure to submit a team sheet in the correct format (20 eligible players, positional changes, correct spelling of every name within the whole team sheet and in the team sheet submission thread), or AT ALL will result in one of the following punishments based on the appropriate grading:

    High Impact (results in an instant four point penalty):
    - Failure to submit a complete team sheet in the submission thread by the deadline.
    - Editing the team sheet after team sheet deadline to amend player or positional changes.

    Medium Impact (one match suspension for captains):
    - Incorrect positional changes
    - Naming an ineligible player

    Low Impact (one week of 'community service' ordered by the opposing captain):
    - Incorrect spelling of player names.
    - Incorrect team sheet positional acronyms.

    A further clarification, these penalties apply to ALL potential team submission errors.

    The administrator may apply a lesser penalty such as a suspended sentence for medium impact offenses if there are mitigating factors deemed to be at play e.g. a captain self reporting.

    During the Sweet F.A Finals Series any medium or high impact offenses will result in a 2 goal and 4 goal penalty respectively as well as a suspension of the captain(s).

    4B) Sheet Positioning
    Team sheets must be displayed with the following positional acronyms (shown as bolded below). No other format will be accepted:

    B: Back Pocket (BP) - Full Back (FB) - Back Pocket (BP)
    HB: Half Back Flank (HBF) - Centre Half Back (CHB) - Half Back Flank (HBF)
    C: Wing (W) - Centre (C) - Wing (W)
    HF: Half Forward Flank (HFF) - Centre Half Forward (CHF) - Half Forward Flank (HFF)
    F: Forward Pocket (FP) - Full Forward (FF) - Forward Pocket (FP)
    R: Ruck (Ruck) - Ruck Rover (RR) - Rover (R)

    INT: Interchange (INT) - Interchange (INT)


    Please note: The bracketed acronyms, and only these, MUST be used when signifying a players positional change.

    4C) Eligibility
    Players are subject to eligibility rules as per rule 3. If a player becomes ineligible after the team sheet submission deadline (rule 4) they will be allowed to play the match they are named in and will be considered ineligible for any subsequent matches after that. Players that receive BigFooty site bans (red cards) should not be named in team sheets where possible. Players who receive 'Day Off' bans will only be considered ineligible for one match should it be a direct result of breaching rule SEC[1] or 2A on the SFA Board and should not be named in team sheets where possible. All other day off bans will be not render players ineligible.

    More than one ban given for breaches of SEC[1] or 2A of Sweet FA rules in one season will result in the offending player ruled ineligible for individual awards of that season.

    Should a club claim to have been unaware of a banned player, the Administrator reserves the right to waive a penalty.

    An eligible player must have an active BigFooty account by the submission deadline. Closed or permanently banned accounts are not consider to be active and therefore those players must be removed from the submitted squad and the squad minimum criteria must still be met.

    4D) Team Validity
    In the event that two or more team sheets are posted, the simmers will use the team sheet submitted before the deadline by the clubs captain or co-captain. Should a club have both co-captains post a team sheet, the latest team sheet will be used. If neither captain or co-captain have submitted a team sheet, the simmers will use the latest team sheet submitted by any player listed by the club.

    In the event of no team being posted by the deadline the simmers must use the previous weeks team sheet except for round one matches where the team must provide a new team sheet urgently.

    SEC [5]. Bringing the game into disrepute

    If a player's actions are having a profoundly negative effect on the experience and functioning of the league, or against the spirit of the Sweet F.A e.g. whinging about the simmer or rules, manipulation of the rules, excessive trolling or spam, then the committee and the admin will convene in the tribunal to decide on a suitable punishment. Penalties will range from an official warning to match suspension/s, depending on the severity of the offence as adjudicated by the Administrator and the committee.

    SEC [6]. The Sweet FA Tribunal

    The tribunal has two main functions:
    - All cases of Rule 5 will be heard before the appointed committee representatives and voted on. A clear majority is required for a GUILTY verdict, a tied vote will result in a NOT GUILTY verdict.
    - If a captain is handed down a penalty relating to Rule 3 and 4 by the administrator, a captain has the right to appeal the decision to the tribunal. They can do this by informing the administrator via a Private Message. The administrator will then commence the tribunal hearing whereby the committee representatives vote on whether to overturn the decision. The decision can be overturned with a clear majority vote in the tribunal.

    SEC [7]. No Aliases Playing

    A player may only have one account as a listed player in the Sweet FA. No aliases allowed. Minimum 8 game suspension applies for a breach.

    SEC [8]. Administrator Decisions

    The Administrator reserves the right to add to the rules as the season progresses. If a team/player breaks a "future" rule (rule not outlined above) then the admin will consult with the committee and determine an outcome (which may still include penalties). If any player or captain is unaware of the specifics of any rule or believes there is a situation not covered by the rules, it is their responsibility to seek approval from the administrator or find themselves subject to rule 9.

    SEC [9]. Administrator Conduct

    If a player feels the administrator is blatantly abusing their power then they may contact all SFA captains stating their case. If the majority of captains believe the administrator is abusing their power (51%+) they can ask the administrator to stand down. If the significant majority of captains (76%+) in the belief that the administrator is abusing their power they can forcibly remove the administrator of the competition.

    SEC [10]. New Clubs

    Anybody wishing to enter a new side into the Sweet F.A. must apply to be admitted into the Sweet F.A. Anyone interested in applying must contact the administrator who will set out a criteria that usual includes various club details around identity/concept, required no. of players at initial and final stages, deadlines and list composition.

    Any club not meeting the following criteria will not be admitted. No club will be admitted once a season has commenced. New teams must make a formal submission to the Administrator at least one month prior to the league commencing for a new season. Applications can be made during a season but the new club will not be admitted until the following season. The administrator will have the final say on all applications.

    SEC [11]. Match Validity

    All matches simulated and posted by the league's simmer/s (or otherwise specified by the Administrator) will be deemed final unless a situation arises where a resim is deemed necessary as described in the table below. A captain may request a resim and this must be requested via a Private Message to the league Administrator within 24 hours of the match being posted.

    Resim PolicyResimNo Resim
    Criteria- glitch occurs in the simming application where a quarter ends earlier than normal
    - players are not named in the correct on field positions according to the official team sheet
    - a non-existent player is named in the sim
    - incorrect spelling of a player name
    - incorrect entry of home/away team
    - glitch occurs in the simming application where there is a timeskip within a quarter
     

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  2. Cloud_

    Cloud_ Dear Leader

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    Amendments

    Various rewordings of rules to make it more clear/concise

    2B Added

    RFA can only be qualified for once per season under 3C

    Official Team Sheets to be submitted in a specified thread under 4A

    Sweet F.A Finals Team Submission rules now merged to be covered under 4A

    Handling of low impact team sheet errors removed from Tribunal process under SEC 6

    Practice Match Rules dropped and covered under catch-all of 2B
     
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  3. Cloud_

    Cloud_ Dear Leader

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    Penalty Summary
     
  4. The Filth Wizard

    The Filth Wizard Happy Dude

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    Ugh. Community service lives on.
     
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  5. SarahSmiles

    SarahSmiles Certified "Destroyer of Cacti_"™

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    Can you please add an section making it EXPLICIT that doxing isn't allowed
     
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  6. rfctiger74

    rfctiger74 Premium Platinum

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    taking off the persona hat for a second, the general BF rules on behaviour already give the mods and admin all the ammo they need on this.

    more importantly, if you dont want to be doxed, dont over share. doxing is only possible if you give enough of your RL details up in a public forum. as someone who is underage, you definitely need to hold back imo
     
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    Loonerty Moderator

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    This is part of site rules.
     
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    The Filth Wizard Happy Dude

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    You’re real purdy under that hat.
     
  9. Cloud_

    Cloud_ Dear Leader

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    1E) Abide By Bigfooty Site Terms of Service at all times
    https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/help/terms

    Third rule in the terms is literally 'Don't be a stalker' which covers this, and it's enough reason for us to remove them from the site.

    Any reasonable person will be able to ascertain that doxxing is not an acceptable thing to do. But occasionally on an online forum you come across a completely unreasonable person, and not necessarily someone you suspect. They won't care about the rules. So it's important to be careful and protect your identity, don't freely share or hint any personal details publicly or in private conversation.
     
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  10. Wooshette

    Wooshette ‘They’

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    Are they still going to be posted in match threads too?
     
  11. Cloud_

    Cloud_ Dear Leader

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    Post in here, then post in the match threads to notify the team if you wish. The one in here is used for official purpose.
     
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    Wooshette ‘They’

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    I hope captains post them in match threads too, team sheets and match ups have always been a part of the banter and fun.
     
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    I love this initiative

    I will post up in the Match thread first, surely any mistakes will be picked up and corrected before going in here :thumbsu:
     
  14. TJASTA

    TJASTA Joel Selwood of the SFA

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    This seems like an unnecessary step.
     
  16. sante

    sante Emu is life

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    This seems like an unnecessary post.
     
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    U2tigers Brownlow Medallist

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    Its a great step.

    Gone are the days of trawling Match threads to find the team submissions.
     
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    rfctiger74 Premium Platinum

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    When did you ever do that? #bullshitbono
     
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    U2tigers Brownlow Medallist

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    When I did the Match thread for the Red Hot Rookies match last season, I did write up of where every player played throughtout the season.

    Go check it out, you would be impressed.
     
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    Trawling? Use the search function.
     
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    rfctiger74 Premium Platinum

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    Red Hot Rookies match? Do you brag about JLT wins too?
     
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    U2tigers Brownlow Medallist

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    you asked when I did it. I answered.
     
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    U2tigers Brownlow Medallist

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    What would you write in as the search request?
     
  24. kdavva74

    kdavva74 This Charming Man

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    You type in 'official teamsheet' and tick the box that says 'search thread only'. That was how it was done in ye old times.
     
  25. NaturalDisaster

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    LOL look at this bloke, hasn't played a game and is talking about the old days.. :p
     
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