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Post Subject: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15564by david » Jul 18, 2008 - 01:28 PM PST
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Hey guys- seeing that the site as grown by a lot the past few months, I've decided to implement some rules and guidelines to make the forum a better place for all Clipper fans. Most of these are pretty much no-brainers, but some might not be as obvious. So PLEASE read through the entire list and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

General Guidelines:

1) This is a discussion forum and not everyone is going to agree. But do not resort to insulting other fellow members or launch any sort of personal attack.

2) Use good grammar/spelling and don't use ALL-CAPS (it makes it "sound" like you're yelling).

3) Prevent duplicate topics. Before you post a new topic, be sure that the same topic hasn't already been posted. Use the "Search" function in the forum if needed. When there are too many different topics that are essentially the same topic it makes the forum look un-tidy. There are exceptions though and it's okay to post a similar topic if it involves some sort of late-breaking news/rumors. However once that's posted it's not okay to post ANOTHER topic regarding the SAME news/event.

4) Post in the proper Forum. E.g. please do not post a topic called "I Hate Elton Brand" in the Clippers Rumors forum.

5) Use a descriptive topic name when creating new topics. Don't create topics with names such as "What do you think", "You must read this" or "Check this out".

6) Feel free to give a positive reputation vote to another member whom you think have made a great post. You can do so by clicking on the little +/- icon which is located above the user's online status. Please do not ask for votes, however. Also please don't give negative votes to another member unless you deem it's absolutely deserved.

7) If you're an experienced user and see a new member not following these guidelines, please help out by referring them to this post.

8) For forum avatars, anything over 200 pixels wide is too wide, and anything over 400 pixels tall is too long. For signature images 400 pixels by 300 pixels is the maximum acceptable dimension. How can you tell what the dimensions are? If you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox you can simply right-click on an image, then select Properties and it will tell you its width and height.

9)Please be selective in quoting other posts. Instead of quoting a huge, several-post long discussion, please just quote the sentence(s) you are referring to. This will make the threads easier to read.

10) Most of all- have a good time! This is a Clippers Message Board where you can discuss the Clippers with hundreds of fellow fans. How great is that?!

Actions that WILL get a user banned:

1) Personal attack and/or threatening another member with violence anywhere on the site, including via PM (Private Messages). We all disagree at one point or another, but please do not resort to silly personal attacks and name-calling. It doesn't really matter who started the attack- if you attack back you're just as guilty. Instead of attacking back please send notification noting the offensive post(s) / messages.

2) Creating a user name or using avatars or linking to images that are rude/vulgar/sexually explicit.

3) Creating a user name with the purpose of impersonating/offending an existing user.

4) Using racist/sexist/homophobic/religion-attacking word(s) in posts.

5) Attempting to circumvent quality control systems such as the Reputation System. For instance creating another username and voting for yourself is not acceptable. Also giving negative votes to other members for no reason is prohibited.

6) Posting unsolicited commercial advertisements.

7) Posting any sort of discussions of any form of illegal activity such as music or software piracy.

8) Repeatedly creating new topics when a same/similar topic has already been posted the same day.

9) Repeatedly posting duplicate messages in article comments and in forum posts.

10) Posting any message promoting any particular religion or religious organization. While Clippers Topbuzz has the utmost respect for all religions please keep in mind that this is a basketball site and not a site to be used to spread any particular faith.

11) Implying physical violence to *anyone*, including NBA Players and members of the site.

12) Trolling/Excessive non-Clipper discussion: Fan of another team creating disrespectful/insulting posts/topics regarding the Clippers with the intent of eliciting a negative reaction from fellow members is prohibited. Also members continually creating posts/topics promoting non-Clipper NBA teams should be avoided as well.

In addition, constantly directing unfriendly remarks/trolling towards any particular member is prohibited. Please use the ignore button if you do not like a poster and his posts, but DO NOT instead constantly create inflammatory posts with the sole purpose of hounding/aggravating a particular member.

The Clippers Topbuzz management and moderators do their best to make the site a friendly, accessible website for members to talk about the Los Angeles Clippers. If you have an issue with a moderator or the site itself, please feel free to PM the moderator or site admin about your problem. DO NOT troll (constantly berate, denigrate, or mock) the moderators or the site or you could be banned. No one (except the trolls) want to see the Clippers topics devolve into petty personal snipes and complaining by site rule violators. While we welcome with open arms all fellow fans who want to talk Clipper basketball, we do not tolerate site/moderator-trolls who would disrupt Clipper discussions by drawing negative attention to the enforcement of the site rules and guidelines.

13) Explicit/vulgar/repeated talk of sex/sexual acts is not allowed in the forums.

Also please note that the Clippers TopBuzz management reserves the right to change or delete any post, member name, signature file, pictures or related content in the forums at any time, without notification.

Should a violation of the rules result in a user being banned, any new accounts created by the user will also be banned.

Thanks everyone!



                
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KamanOwnsYou
Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15566by KamanOwnsYou » Jul 18, 2008 - 01:35 PM PST
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I USE ALL CAPS BC IM AN ENGINEER. I APOLOGIZE NOW FOR IT.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15567by clipnasty » Jul 18, 2008 - 01:39 PM PST
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Well in David, again. Thanks.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15568by ClipperCalvin » Jul 18, 2008 - 01:46 PM PST
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can you post the person's SN, when you ban them from the site, so that the rest of us can laugh (silently)...?

                
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Miquel
Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15584by Miquel » Jul 18, 2008 - 02:48 PM PST
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I think it was totally necessary to remind these "rules"...

Many times I get lost with the thousands of topics that many people open without looking if there's already one topic talking about the same. IMO there are some unnecessary topics but it's just my opinion.

                
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KamanOwnsYou
Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15599by KamanOwnsYou » Jul 18, 2008 - 03:12 PM PST
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Lets all calm down, I took off the caps lock! I am an engineer and thats how we use them on work. I'll stop "yelling" at everyone haha

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15722by jlemmen43 » Jul 18, 2008 - 07:25 PM PST
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Yeah, I like this post a lot, David. You've worded it very well and I think everyone here respects your professionalism and fairness. Thanks again! GO CLIPPERS!!! (that's gotta go in all-caps, hehe)

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15723by clipper*joe » Jul 18, 2008 - 07:50 PM PST
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Way to tighten up the ship David!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15734by LAC_12 » Jul 18, 2008 - 08:54 PM PST
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ima a rebel, an outlaw, i am above the law, i break rules for fun Wink IM JUST THIS BAD!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 15745by MrB » Jul 18, 2008 - 10:06 PM PST
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Thanks David. Good to know. Hopefully everyone that is here can follow the rules. Those that come on here just to talk s**t won't be tolerated. Peace!

                
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Post ID: 16164by clipperfan909 » Jul 21, 2008 - 05:18 PM PST
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i second that!

                
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Post ID: 16165by clipshow » Jul 21, 2008 - 05:21 PM PST
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Please remember the language post please. My nephew is 5 and we read some of these post together. I can understand maybe some heat of the moment writing but sometimes people are just not using the proper language when there just responding to a topic.

                
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Post ID: 16177by toohipcliptoslip » Jul 21, 2008 - 06:25 PM PST
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Golly gee whiz I think you're doggone right! Smile

                
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Post ID: 16184by clipshow » Jul 21, 2008 - 06:57 PM PST
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Thank you for understanding. lol

                
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Post Subject: Re: Clippers Topbuzz Site Rules and Guidelines Post ID: 16254by EI_Nino_Jesus » Jul 21, 2008 - 10:07 PM PST
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good stuff dave Shocked

                
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scudsy
Post ID: 16509by scudsy » Jul 22, 2008 - 05:56 PM PST
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dave, i think that it would be better if you also crack down on post whoring. like making useless posts just to get your post count up because i noticed that alot of good threads have been going off-topic because of people posting random off-topic things.

                
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Post ID: 16520by KamanOwnsYou » Jul 22, 2008 - 06:37 PM PST
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[quote="scudsy"]dave, i think that it would be better if you also crack down on post whoring. like making useless posts just to get your post count up because i noticed that alot of good threads have been going off-topic because of people posting random off-topic things.[/quote

Responding to other peoples post's is not a crime, its part of having a forum. We appreciate the concern though.

Calm down scudsy boy and celebrate when we win the championship this year Wink

                
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david
Post ID: 16526by david » Jul 22, 2008 - 06:58 PM PST
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Yeah I've noticed that too. Post counts don't really count for anything though- in fact I've removed the top posters in last X days block on the right side of the main page.

I will be looking into implementing some sort of post count cap per day for members who don't have a certain # of net positive votes.

                
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scudsy
Post ID: 16537by scudsy » Jul 22, 2008 - 08:53 PM PST
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thanks dave. much respect. i think that it will help filter this forum and help make information easier to locate instead of having to read through a bunch of irrelevent posts.

i respect how you always improve the clippers.topbuzz forums.

                
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Post ID: 16712by david » Jul 23, 2008 - 01:49 PM PST
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Thanks for the props guys- I'm always open to improving to the experience here fellow Clipper fans. BTW I've just increased the post limit from 10 to 20 for those with +2 net positive votes or fewer. I think 10 was tad too few.

                
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Post ID: 16717by EI_Nino_Jesus » Jul 23, 2008 - 02:20 PM PST
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Dave you have the best sig. As of now RL

                
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Post ID: 122730by journeyman » Nov 07, 2010 - 07:27 PM PST
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Just a reminder to all CTB members:

If you notice someone blatantly breaking rules, you can notify the mods by clicking on the [Alert Moderators] button on the right-hand side, above the quote button. Otherwise, you can choose to ignore a poster by clicking the "ignore" button, below the votes.

Please don't engage or flame back when someone breaks the rules.

                
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Post ID: 122738by Clippersfan86 » Nov 07, 2010 - 08:10 PM PST
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So basically nobody do what I do and you'll be safe lol

                
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Post ID: 122741by journeyman » Nov 07, 2010 - 08:16 PM PST
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Nah man, you're good.

                
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Post ID: 122743by Clippersfan86 » Nov 07, 2010 - 08:29 PM PST
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journeyman wrote:
Clippersfan86 wrote:

So basically nobody do what I do and you'll be safe lol

Nah man, you're good.

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Post ID: 134134by SamMays » Jan 04, 2011 - 11:52 PM PST
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Okay... I was multi-tasking on my computer and my screen changed in mid click... I accidentally clicked "Ignore" on someone... How do I take him off ignore?

Edit...

nevermind... Got it... Although the user was Clipper Joe so if we have any new Baron discussions I might need to activate it again. wink

                
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Post ID: 378480by dmc » May 02, 2013 - 11:58 AM PST
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New to board. (dsm). How do I log off so I do not show I am on chat

                
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Post ID: 378487by david » May 02, 2013 - 01:11 PM PST
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To log out, click that + sign on the upper left to show the menu, then click "Register/Log in", then click "Log-out" on the right.

                
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