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    Exclamation Thread etiquette.

    just a note to those who like to start new threads.


    please try and make the title of the thread informative, rather than just one word.
    for example, include something relevant so we know to what it is referring. just the scoreline could mean any game...naming a thread "2-0" means nothing, put the team name in there. or "fifth round draw" rather than just who we have drawn.

    get the idea? thanks guys
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    Default LFCNY Forum Rules......Please Read, Especially Newbies.

    Welcome, everyone, to the LFCNY Forums.

    We have made a few tweaks here and there and, we believe these are one of the better LFC Boards on the web.

    As with all message boards, success here depends on the posters, the topics and the moderation. The point of moderation is not to censor topics, promote a point of view, or any other secret agenda. The point is to keep the forums free flowing, enjoyable and promote a healthy exchange of views.

    Rules & Goals of the Forums

    The primary aim of these boards is to exchange opinions and information about Liverpool FC and the NYC Supporters Club with other posters.

    Nearly all the rules about posting have been made with this in mind.

    If there are infractions, loosely speaking, the procedure will be:

    1. Poster is notified by Private Message (PM) to take it easy. Consider this the equivalent of a stern talking-to from the ref.

    2. Poster is given a Yellow Card. This means that the poster cannot start any new threads and is one step away from a permanent ban. Can be reviewed.

    3. Poster is given a Red Card. Poster loses all priviledges. This will be reviewed by all moderators.

    4. If the poster reregisters under a new screen name during any of the above, or if the Red is made permanent, there will be an IP ban.

    Straight Red Cards No Warning

    a) Direct Personal Insult. I.E. "You are an idiot," and all the variations. This isn't grade school, this is an exchange of opinions and information.

    b) Spam. Advertising for external events or products, posted anywhere with the exception of the Commercial Forum, where there are rules.


    Yellow Cards and PM Warnings (Persistent breaches will lead to Red)

    1. Trolling and Flaming - this is more of a pattern, and will get you a certain Yellow; if its egregious enough it can be a straight Red. Bottom line, don't try to pick fights, don't try to piss off others.

    2. Persistent bad language Im not going to spell it out!

    3. When your posts regularly require closer moderation. Call this the persistent fouling Yellow.

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    Default Rules for quoting articles.

    The nature of any message boards is that not only do we exchange opinions, but also that we post the opinions of others as something of interest. Usually, these 3rd party opinions are nearly always those of journalists from various web sites - Guardian, Liverpool Echo, Independent and so on.

    Broadly speaking there is no problem linking to any article or quoting from it in a fair use way, i.e., a couple of lines or a paragraph or two.

    What is NOT OK is cutting and pasting the entire article or huge chunks of it; this violates copyright and can lead to trouble for the boards. Articles are published on the web so readers will go to the site, read the article and see their advertising, etc., etc. Crass and commercial, I know, but that what it is....

    From now on we ask that anyone who wants to quote any article, please do so in the fair use method and not the huge cut and paste method. It keeps our nose clean and anyway, linking to the article means that it will be read. Your argument, opinion or interest will not be diminished because I read the article on its original website, and not here.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evoluzione View Post
    just a note to those who like to start new threads.


    please try and make the title of the thread informative, rather than just one word.
    for example, include something relevant so we know to what it is referring. just the scoreline could mean any game...naming a thread "2-0" means nothing, put the team name in there. or "fifth round draw" rather than just who we have drawn.

    get the idea? thanks guys
    Just a quick reminder (and I'm sure I've been guilty of it as well) that when starting a match thread, to please put the opponent's name somewhere in the title (and ideally, towards the beginning of the thread title). It just makes locating that particular thread that much easier within the LFC forum when searching or just doing a regular eyeball scan down the list. (Some of us older folks need all the visual assistance we can get, so every little [bit] helps - to borrow Ev*rton's motto).

    No need to cut out the cleverness and/or punnery in the thread titles, just throw the opposition's name in at (or fairly near) the beginning, then continue on as clever as you like.

    Ta, folks.

    -Connie
    Last edited by ConnieLFC; October 23rd, 2007 at 09:32 AM.
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    Default Re: LFCNY Forum Rules......Please Read, Especially Newbies.

    Thanks for the insight everyone... as an FYI I am super excited to be part of this community and website... YNWA!
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