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Moderator_J
05-11-2007, 01:43 PM
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><SPAN class=body1><FONT face=Arial size=2>By posting on these forums, you agree to abide by the following at all times. Please take a few moments to read it, as it will be strongly enforced.</FONT></SPAN></P>
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<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><SPAN class=body1><FONT face=Arial size=2>These are the terms of use that every member using interactive areas of this site agrees to adhere to. This would include chat rooms, message boards and other interactive areas such as multimedia and contests. </FONT></SPAN></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>Communicating in a chat room or on message boards is different from face-to-face communication. Only the words are seen, not your facial expressions or tone of voice. Please pay careful attention to how you use your words.</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>Remember that the words you enter in a burst of passion or indignant anger will be there for you and everyone else to see, sometimes long after those intense feelings have passed. That's not meant to discourage spontaneity, but just a friendly reminder of the long-term existence and effects of what you post.</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>You may, from time to time, find yourself in disagreement with someone else's opinion. At times like these, please keep in mind it's safer and more polite to take issue with the comments rather than the person.</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>By using the New York Giants' and Sportvision's service, you agree that you will not post any of the following material in chat rooms, bulletin boards, or other forums:</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Any communication that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member. Personal attacks will not be tolerated anywhere on these forums at any time. Keep any squabbles with another member to Private Messages. If you are found to be making threats of violence of any kind in a PM or on the boards, your account will be permanently banned without warning.Be considerate and use common sense before posting so that everyone can enjoy the forums. If you have an issue with another member, notify a member of the Moderating team via PM or email.</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>There is a language filter in place to prevent any type of vulgar or obscene language. Deliberately misspelling words or adding additional letters or symbols to any words with the intent of getting around the filter, no matter how innocent you may think it is, will result in a 10 day suspension from the forum. Doing so more than once will result in a lifetime ban. There are no loopholes and absolutely no exceptions to this rule. The only way to avoid it is to type the words as you normally would and allow the filter to do its job. Posting pictures that contain vulgar or indecent language or posting links to audio/video clips that contain inappropriate language or images is also strictly prohibited and will result in a lengthy suspension or an outright ban, depending on the severity. Fair warning has been given.</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Any communication that contains spam (multiple copies in one area or the same communication in multiple areas). Posting links to other forums with<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">t</SPAN>he soleintentof drawing more traffic to that forum is prohibited. </FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Material that defames, abuses or threatens others(see above regarding personal attacks)</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive. This will result in an immediate lifetime ban</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN>· Imitating a Moderator via username or using an avatar to depict yourself as a Moderator will result in a lifetime ban. Also, attacking Moderators publicly anywhere on the forums will result in your removal. If you have an issue witha Moderator, take it up withthem directly via PM or email.</FONT></FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· The only valid email to contact the moderators: </FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2>giantsboards@gmail.com</FONT> (giantsboards@gmail.com)</P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Moderators can only provide support if a user account is in some way corrupted or password has been lost. We cannot help you use your web browser or if you have any computer issues, as that is out of the scope of our support.</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Unauthorized copyrighted material. This includes any articles that are copied and pasted from any sources. Articles written and published by other entities are copyrighted and are not permitted to be posted on these forums at any time. A short summary and a link to an article is acceptable. This rule also covers any type of article from a paid subscription site such as ESPN Insider and any other outlet that charges a fee to read the material. You will be suspended immediately for violating this rule.</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation. Posting links with the sole intention of getting more traffic to another site will not be tolerated. Members are permitted to post a link in their signature area</FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT face=Arial size=2>· Continuously posting off-topic material in the incorrect forum(s) is not permitted and will result in a suspension of the users’ account. Talk About Giants Football is for just that: Giants Football discussion. This does NOT include posts about FA players that have signed elsewhere. We have several other forums to cover just about any type of sports related discussion. Post in the correct forums at all times. We will hand out suspensions for repeat offenders. Also, BEFORE YOU POST, READ THE FORUMSto make sure that what you are posting hasn't already been posted. Political or Religious discussion is not permitted anywhere on this forum at any time. </FONT></P>
<P class=body style="MARGIN: auto 0in"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: Arial; mso-hansi-font-family: Arial; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><SPAN style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">×</SPAN></SPAN><FONT face=Arial><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN>“Trolling” or making statements that are obviously designed to irritate or enrage other posters is not permitted at any time. This behavior, regardless of post count or length of time on the boards, will NOT be tolerated. Punishment for such behavior may range from suspensions with post count removal to alifetime banning of an account and/or IP address. Further warning will not be given from this point on. Banned accounts will not be un-banned</FONT></FONT></P><FONT size=2><SPAN class=body1><FONT size=2><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 6.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 6.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ascii-font-family: Arial; mso-hansi-font-family: Arial; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><SPAN style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">×</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 6.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"></SPAN></FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 6.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><FONT size=2> If a post is moved or deleted, you will receive an email at the address you registered with automatically from the forum software, notifying you of the action taken. It is suggested that you check this email account if you notice that something you posted is not where it once was, as you will get the information from the email that is sent.</FONT> DO NOT START A THREAD ASKING WHERE YOUR POST WENT OR WHY IT WAS DELETED! SEND A PM TO A MODERATOR OR AN EMAIL TO giantsboards@gmail.com IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS</SPAN></FONT>