SAINTSATIONAL FAN FORUM RULES (AS FROM 24 JULY 2013)
Saintsational Fan Forum is an unofficial St Kilda Football Club discussion forum open to all ages.
Due to minors being able to access this fan forum, respectful behaviour at all times is essential.
Vigorous debate and friendly banter on St. Kilda Football Club matters is encouraged, as long as there is respect for each other’s opinions. No matter how much you disagree, or dismiss the worth of any opinion posted, your response must be respectful.
The forum has a <!> button in each post for ANY poster to report ANY breach of forum rules to the moderators. The reporting poster will only be known to the Moderators but otherwise anonymous.
There will be zero tolerance for baiting, belittling, badgering, bullying or any insulting, abusive, sexist, racist, ageist, homophobic or threatening behaviour, or any personal attacks in this Fan Forum or in Private Messages. Such behaviour constitutes a breach of rules.
Swearing is not permitted. This includes abbreviations, or any form of alteration of the swear word, that may constitute the reader to understand that it is a swear word. Using acronyms WTF, FFS, BS etc are a breach of rules only if they are directed at another poster in an abusive manner, but otherwise acceptable as a way to emphasise or colour an opinion.
The moderation team has the right to edit, split, move to another Forum or delete threads or posts that in their personal opinion breach any of these terms and at their discretion issue official warnings to the offending poster.
Do not spam the forum board with multiple posts designed to disrupt the harmony of the board.
Each disruption may be eligible for an official warning and probably ban and / or account deletion.
“Trolls” are defined as posters who have the only goal to create friction and anger in our community.
Any poster, who has the sole aim to create friction and anger in our community will receive an official warning.
OPPOSITION SUPPORTER POLICY
Opposition supporters are welcome to post in a respectful manner and within forum rules, but should their goal be to disrupt our community, they will be deleted immediately WITHOUT warning.
Due to copyright laws, when posting articles from any other website, please only post the URL (the link to the original article) - and no more a selected small portion no longer than one paragraph.
Breach will result in an official warning.
Do not post private details of other posters in the public forums of this Fan Forum, nor post your own private details. It is not appropriate to post private messages in public on Saintsational Forums.
Breach may result in an official warning.
MULTIPLE IDENTITY POLICY
Posters found to hold multiple forum identities and using them to add support to their own position within a forum argument will be penalised with two official warnings to their primary forum identity and a permanent ban on secondary identities.
Three official warnings in a 1 week (7 day) period will result in a 1 month ban.
If a poster receives 3 bans within a 12 month period, it will result in a permanent ban.
The posting of any pornographic material in the forum or via Private Message will result in an immediate permanent ban.
Intentional forum hijacking by starting multiple threads will result in an immediate permanent ban.
Bans will be published for all posters to see.
Please note that all official warnings will be done via PM to the offending poster and the warning and the reason for the warning will be published within the offending post as an aid to assist all posters in identifying and understanding breaches.
Should a Moderator be required to edit a post, this will be shown in the post and a warning and explanation issued in private to that poster via PM.
If a person wishes to discuss this further, please do so with the Moderation team via PM.
The Moderation team have the final say and are here to provide a fun environment for us to celebrate all things St Kilda Football Club.
Please accept the umpire's decision and move on.
The above penalty system gives you three chances before your enjoyment of the community will be restricted. Take advantage of those three chances to improve your conduct.
Do not start threads requesting discipline of other members, nor PM the Moderators requesting punishment.
You are entitled to report behaviour you believe contravenes the rules, but it will be at the Moderator discretion as to the punishment required.
The editorial opinion or contributions of the individual posters in no way constitutes the view of the Saintsational website or the fan forums.