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POSTING GUIDELINES

* Note When Registering please choose a screename/handle that is less than 15 letters in length and please do not use all caps when registering longer handles..

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not constantly monitor the contents of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this BB or any entity associated with this BB. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this BB to post any material or topic which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, deceptive, inaccurate, racist, insulting, abusive, inflammatory, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually graphic, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law, including stalking or otherwise harassing individual members.

Generally acting like a persistent jerk while teetering on the edge of acceptability concerning guidelines will inevitably lead to the offending member having his/her posting privileges revoked. We strive to have a courteous and respectful community where members can discuss and debate without fear of abusive and unnecessarily rude behavior from other members.

Veiled profanity is unacceptable in the Saints Super Forum. We allow the use of either all asterisks/symbols or not at all. For example "****" and "*&*%$" are acceptable, while s**t or sh*t" are not. Calling out other members on the boards is frowned upon.

Free debate is welcome on all the forums and diversity of opinion lies at the heart of a good debate. Toward that end everyone is free to have their own opinion so long as it is expressed in a civil manner, is within the subject matter topic of the forum and does not otherwise violate forum rules. Restating the same opinion repeatedly (harping on it) in the same thread or in multiple threads; badgering others that have differing opinions than your own; starting multiple threads on the same topic; and generally beating a dead horse is against forum rules.

The forum administrators and moderators have had multiple complaints that the board is overrun with variations of the same topics, with the same posters expressing the same opinions. In an effort to improve the overall quality of the posts on the board the moderators have been asked to discourage the practice by merging threads, deleting threads, warning offenders and banning repeat offenders where appropriate.

As you all know, our moderators are volunteers and moderating is not a perfect science. They have been instructed to enforce the policy exercising as much restraint as possible and in such a way to encourage free expression of opinion. Your support of their volunteerism is appreciated and calling the Admins and Mods out publicly on the forum is an invitation to be banned. Questions can be made by private message or email. In other words If you have a problem with the way this board is run, or any of the members moderating it, do not post your dissatisfaction or question policy publicly, send an email to the webmaster. We will not tolerate what we consider public undermining.

When posting stories/articles from outside sources, we request that you tease these articles rather than to post them in their entirety. By teasing, we mean that it is ok to post a couple of paragraphs and then just link (place the URL) to the rest of the article, like we do on the news page. This will ensure that we avoid having any potential problems with copyright infringement.

When re-posting topics or responses from other boards, please give credit to the author and site.

Registering more than one username is generally frowned upon, particularly when using the second to back up your own opinion or other deceptive reasons, or to regain access to the boards when access has been suspended. We do allow for at-work and at-home handles and the use of them for other non-deceptive reasons.

We do not allow the registering of handles using the names of Saints coaches, players, media, or front office personnel unless you are actually that person.

We frown upon members using tactless and rude references like "stinks", "idiot", "sucks", etc. when discussing Saints' players, coaches and front office personnel. While constructive criticism is welcome and encouraged here, many players, coaches, front-office personnel and their families frequent the SSF regularly and we ask that you seek a higher level of discourse by at least being respectful and considerate of these people.


Also, for the benefit of users with slower dialup connections, we ask that you keep your signature pics less than 30K in files size, and if you hot-link to images outside of this domain, please keep them below 50K, and also make sure that you have the permission of the website that you are hot-linking to when using their images.

Although this BB does not and cannot review every message posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at this BB reserve the right to delete any message, or remove a members posting privileges for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Saintsreport.com, and it's agents and admins, vbulletin (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

Posting or advertising links to other similar message board systems for the purpose of harvesting members is expressly forbidden unless permission is first received from the webmaster.

We at this BB also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Please note that advertisements (other than approved team related links) including chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on this BB and not allowed.

Advertisements or links to personal merchandising sites (gear and apparel) are not allowed.

Members may link to their personal and business sites as long as the content is not violative of any of our guidelines otherwise.


What are our Signature File Guidelines?

Here are some simple and VERY old rules.

A) Please limit them to 4 lines of text. No short stories or mini-novels.

B) Only ONE pic per signature.

C) Keep your signature pics less than 30K in files size, and if you hot-link to images outside of this domain, please keep them below 50K, and also make sure that you have the permission of the website that you are hot-linking to when using their images.

D) Your sig pics may have a maximum width of 500 pixels and a maximum height of 300 pixels.

E) Keep them spam and agenda free.

Avatar Guidelines: Rule of thumb... If an avatar shows more than you would see at your typical family beach, it is likely over the line. It is often tough to know where the line is drawn exactly when it comes to acceptability and we often review them on a case by case basis. We do reserve the right to delete any avatar that we deem to be too provocative or otherwise, for any reason whatsoever.
 
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