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    Board Rules. PLEASE READ!!

    All:

    We have recently seen a number of new members join, and as such, it is probably a good time to go over a few board rules.

    No
    political discussions, racial or ethnic slurs, stalking, serious
    harrassment, or any type of truly offensive discussions or actions will
    ever be tolerated. If you see anyone engaging in this type of abuse,
    please realize that there is a "Report Abuse" button in the lower right
    side of every post. Only one post per thread needs to be reported for
    a mod to look at the entire thread and take necessary action. Please
    realize that abusing this feature is a form of abuse, and following
    other users around to see what they are posting about other people for
    the sole purpose of reporting them to the mods is a form of stalking,
    and IS a bannable offense. We mods make every effort to review every
    thread, and the "report abuse" option is there to help us find a
    objectionable and bannable posting before too many people see it. We
    ask that you help us by using it in a responsible fashion.

    If
    you are citing a fact, you must provide a link. Many people come here
    to get all sorts of Giants news, and even NFL news in general. So post
    a link or don't post at all. If you saw it in the newspaper, all
    newspapers have websites now. Find it before you post it. If you saw
    it on TV, all tv stations have websites now, and the video is probably
    on the site. If not, at least try to find it, and if you can't, then
    you can say exactly what channel and program you saw it on. As an
    example that didn't happen yet, saying "Haynesworth signed by the
    Giants for the league minimum!" will only piss off a lot of users.
    Saying that you saw this on the Bob Papa radio show on April Fool's Day
    might actually clarify it. People want to know where they are getting
    the news from.

    Copying and pasting PORTIONS of external sources
    is fine. Posting links to other sites is fine (and as said above is
    mandatory.) Posting ANY external source in its entirety is a violation
    of copyright laws for which the Giants will be held responsible. Don't
    do it. Similarly, discussing in public forums where to obtain
    recordings of any type of video, including games, movies, DVDs of the
    Giants, etc. and where to stream the games if you're out of market is
    also a potential violation of copyright laws for which the Giants will
    be held responsible. If you are on these boards, you are on the
    Giants' intellectual property, and as such you must realize that the
    Giants are ultimately responsible for all content on these boards.
    None of this will be tolerated.

    Masking profanity has been going
    on for far too long. If you need to say "****", then type "****" and
    let the built in filter do its job, as it did here. As an example,
    typing "f**k" is bannable. Typing "****" and letting the filter work
    is not.

    Please keep sig sizes to the width of the page maximum, and no pictures of ladies are allowed. Sorry guys.

    Understand
    that this is a message board, where people from all ages come to talk
    about Giants Football. By definition, people will not always agree on
    every issue. We ask that you all respect everyone else's right to have
    and voice their own opinion. However, if you expect people to respect
    your opinion, then you need to understand that respect must be earned,
    whether on a message board, or out on the street.

    If someone is
    calling you an idiot, they are not committing a bannable offense, and
    therefore they are not abusing you. They are giving you the right to
    voice your opinion, and they are letting you know that you have not yet
    earned their respect. If you feel like certain people are insulting
    you with these types of words, then the best advice we mods can give
    you is to avoid those people. There are over 40,000 members here, most
    of them Giants fans, and I'm sure someone else will treat you better.

    These
    rules are in place to make these boards a more fun and friendly place
    for everyone. We mods aren't out to get anyone (except a certain clown
    that keeps cloning himself) and we certainly don't get paid for what we
    do. We are volunteering our time and efforts out of a common love for
    Giants football, and respect for the boards. Please help us by
    following these very simple rules. Most of all, use common sense.

    Thanks,

    Mod Team

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    Re: Board Rules. PLEASE READ!!

    Thanks Mod_D, you make very good points, but I have something else to add.

    Regarding sigs.... I see that you have discussed the size of pics, that's cool. Got something new...

    MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE APPROPRIATE. Keeping them sports related would be the way to go. You can put quotes in there as well. But any material in a sig that uses a racial, ethnic slur of sorts or uses derogatory language IS A BANNABLE OFFENSE. So please make sure that your sigs are appropriate.

    Also, make sure you guys reads Shockey+Manning=Shocking's thread on posting stuff in the right forum. [Y] It can avoid problems.

    Thanks again

    Mod Team

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    Re: Board Rules. PLEASE READ!!

    To add yet another point:

    This is a message board. It is not a seller market. You can not post links to your Ebay auctions or attempt to sell anything on your own using these forums. It will be deleted and your account will be banned without warning.

    Thank you
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