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    Re: Sports Mogul Online Forum Guidelines?

    The following is an UNOFFICIAL post about inappropriate behavior on these forums. What follows is just a set of GUIDELINES I have written to our moderators to try to standardize behavior on the boards.

    But the FIRST RULE of these forums is that they are free, private forums run for the benefit of ALL our users. If ANYTHING inappropriate is posted, even if it doesn't fit the defintion below

    The SECOND RULE is that in my absence, it is the responsibility of the moderators to keep things under control. What they say goes. Don't pick a fight with a moderator, even if you think he's being a jerk. It's like picking a fight with a cop. You may have your 'day in court' later (that is, I can do something like repeal a ban if I want). But in the meantime your posts will be edited and/or deleted, and you could get yourself banned.
    Clay Dreslough, Sports Mogul Inc.
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    Re: Sports Mogul Online Forum Guidelines?

    INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

    To summarize, we care more about the attitude of a post than the content.

    Example 1: Sh!t. I just lost 3 pitchers to injury.

    This is OK. It would also be OK to add a comment to the boards like "Please watch the language". But you don't have to comment, and you don't need to delete the post or threaten to ban the perpetrator.
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    Re: Sports Mogul Online Forum Guidelines?

    Example 2: You're an idiot. Your post is stupid and so are you.

    No swears, but this is 100% inappropriate.

    Example 3: Moderator is a pussy. He shouldn't have told me to shut up. I'm gonna kick his ***.

    Also 100% inappropriate, and this is the type of stuff that escalates into harmful personal fights between people. For the record, I have already called the FBI about a threat I received at my home from a past Mogul player. I'll do it again if I need to.

    Threats against people (inside or outside of Sports Mogul) are ALWAYS inappropriate. You should delete them, and let the user know they can be banned. If possible, get another moderator or myself involved immediately so it doesn't look like a one-on-one fight.
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    Re: Sports Mogul Online Forum Guidelines?

    HOW TO RESPOND TO AN INAPPROPRIATE POST (for Moderators):

    1) Delete the post.

    2) Let the offender know in an e-mail or PM exactly what they said that earned the deletion.

    3) If you feel it is necesssary, tell them they will be banned for one week from the forums if this continues.

    4) Send a copy of your comments (from #2 and #3) to me.

    5) If the abuse continues after the warning, we will ban them.

    6) If the abuse continues, and you can't get the perpetrator to stop, and you can't get in touch with me, issue a ban for one week and we'll work out the rest later.

    7) Past offenders will earn longer bans, including possibly permanent ones.

    Thanks!

    Clay
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