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THE EAGLE MANIFESTO (or How To Not Get Banned From the WCE Board)



These rules apply in addition to the BigFooty commandments (http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/faq.php?faq=vb_board_usage#faq_forum_rules)

Above all, heed these words on the main index page: Team boards are for supporters of each team. Respect the team when you post on their board or you may receive infraction points.

1. This is a board for West Coast Eagles fans to discuss the West Coast Eagles. Fans of other clubs who wish to contribute here are expected to show respect to the club, the players, the fans and the staff. Those who make a positive contribution are welcome to keep doing so. Show disrespect and we'll show you the door.
Frac: Anything from Minor to Serious, and possibly a permanent ban from the board.

(Derby weeks aside, if your only desire is to hang crap on the purple mob, please do it in Bay 13. That way we don't have to clean up afterwards :))

2. Be constructive. If you want to discuss a negative or controversial topic, discuss it rationally and look at how the problem can be sensibly solved.
Frac: Minor to Mid.

2a. The 'Done To Death' List. The following topics have been flogged repeatedly on this board and dragging them up again is a waste of time. New threads on these issues may be locked or deleted without notice.
- Ben Cousins should be allowed back to the club.
- Chris Judd is a terrible/wonderful/nice/evil person.
- Club administrators are to blame for our performances.


2b. The 2008 Dream Team/Fantasy Team/Supercoach question and answer thread is here. It is stickied. There are capitals in the subject line. It is very very obvious and easy to find. Other threads started to ask such questions may be merged into that one or simly deleted without notice.

3. Show respect. No matter how inaccurate or misguided another fan's opinion may be, there's a right way and a wrong way to express your
disgreement. If you disagree with someone, make your case with logic and fact, and then let others decide the merits of your argument - "discuss the topic, not the poster". Snide comments and a holier-than-thou demeanour are also unwelcome here. There is, however, a fine line between “inaccurate or misguided” and “stupid”. Don't expect rule 3 to protect you from the fallout when you have posted something that is plainly idiotic.
Frac: Minor to Mid.

4. No text speak. The occasional bit of acronym use is fine, but you have a full keyboard at your disposal when posting here. Please use it.
Frac: friendly PM to Minor, and possibly some unkind editing if the mods are bored...

5. Quote and respond sensibly. Don't quote an entire twenty line post when you're only adding a one line reply. If a thread is covering
multiple issues or you're responding to a post some way back up the thread, make it clear to which post(s) or poster(s) you are responding.
Frac: Warning to Minor

The moderators of this board are reasonable people. We administer these rules for the benefit of the West Coast online community as a whole. If you disagree with the standards that we enforce here, you're probably better off finding somewhere else to talk football.

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Please Read - Posting of Articles from News Sites

The following has come in from Chief

The reproduction of articles on BigFooty has gotten a bit out of control lately, and the boys upstairs have received a polite request from Fairfax to remove material.

The Official BIG rule is now:

Headline
link
Excerpt up to a paragraph
link

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

Your comment
Quote
More comment

As of now, entire articles are not to be posted. This includes in private boards and social groups.
Can I ask you all to please observe this, there are legal ramifications for BigFooty.

If you come across any articles which have been posted in a manner contrary to this can you please report the post (including old links from the past).

Thanks all
 

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Hi all, a couple of announcements regarding site/board rules.

Anything to do with llegal streams and downloads is strictly forbidden. Don't ask for them, don't provide them, don't discuss them. This isn't a new rule - it's in the site rules.

Keep it legal. Discussing illegal activities is not what we want this site to be about. No hacks, torrents, file swapping info or material of that nature. Publishing information under injunction or otherwise likely to cause the site legal grief is also frowned upon. Frac: Mid to Serious
Also, the practice of @tagging people, particularly non-WCE posters to bait them into a thread is not on. Use the tagging function judiciously. Misuse is tantamount to cyberstalking (see para 9 in the site rules and will be dealt with accordingly.

Thanks for your attention and for your understanding.

Your friendly mods.
 

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Hi folks

It should go without saying that wishing injuries on players, hoping for injuries to players, gleefully celebrating injuries to players, is all unacceptable behaviour. Here's a hint - if it's frowned upon in Bay 13 it's probably not going to fly here.

That goes for Eagles as well as opposition players.

So don't do it.
 

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#5
Another one from the "I can't believe we need to spell this out" file...

Criticising Eagles players is fine. Using derogatory names for Eagles players is not. Especially when those names display the sort of creativity that would make a pre-teen roll their eyes in derision. "LeCrap", for example, is not clever, constructive, or acceptable, and is going to start resulting in cards.

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