Forum Terms & Rules:
General Posting Guidelines
The following rules pertain to the general-public forums within Hockey Mayhem.
PROFANITY – Members should try to self-censor themselves in public forums. However, Administrators’ and/moderators may edit profane comments at any time.
NO PORNOGRAPHIC OR OBSCENE MATERIAL OF ANY KIND - Any user posting pornographic pictures, or links to such material will be banned. This includes materials within a signature file or avatar. Again this is in all public forums.
NO ATTACKING OR FLAMING OTHER POSTERS – No member may harass another member. This includes but is not limited to bringing up their name in posts that they did not start or were not involved in, just to get a reaction from them. Consistently responding to their posts and responding with no merit other than to belittle them.
REPORTING POSTS – If you feel that a member of the forum has posted something that is inappropriate or offends you, REPORT the post! That is what that button is there for. A report is taken and a moderator or the admin will then investigate the issue and take the appropriate actions necessary. The Report button can be found to the left of the Quote button in every single post.
We deal with reported posts as soon as an administrator or moderator receives them. Due to the nature of a message board system, posts are made in real time, but moderation cannot always be applied immediately.
Password Protected Forums
These forums are password protected for a reason. They are not intended for everyone. To gain access to these forums you should private message the Administrator or a Global Moderator. The administrator has the right to deny anyone access, or take away anyone’s access to these forums at any time.
Avatars and Images
AVATARS - Generic avatars and team’s logo avatars can be located in the My Controls/UserCP section of the forums. They are not exclusive and can be used by anyone with an active account.
UPLOADED AVATARS/PROFILE IMAGES - Each user is able to upload their own avatar or profile image. Any uploaded image must not be off-color or offensive. Those types of images will be removed without warning.
The posting of copyrighted electronic, or print content from websites, magazines, newspapers, blogs, etc., in whole, are not permitted. Copyrighted material will be removed immediately. If you continue to post entire articles you will be warned, and a suspension will be issued if you still can't comply with the rules.
ARTICLES - Its very easy to post a link with a small quote taken from the article wrapped in the quote tag when posting an article.
TEAM PRESS RELEASES - Are permitted providing that in the body of the post, it is clearly noted as being a press release with proper credit given to the team releasing the information.
E-MAIL PRESS RELEASES - If you are a person that receives e-mail’s from teams as a press release, you can post the entire article. Please wrap the article in quote tags and clearly state somewhere in your post that this was received in your e-mail.
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We thank you for support of this site.
DON'T DO IT!
Do not post with the sole purpose of promoting a product, service, or competing website. Use of the personal message system to solicit information from forum members is also not permitted. Spam is not permitted in forum titles, posts, or signatures.
Posting links to other forums or message boards, is not permitted. Even though you may not being doing it to spam, and are actually doing it for news/rumors, do not post the link to it. Simply copy and paste the post from the other forum and paste it in a post on here and wrap it with the quote tags and state where it was taken from. Just don't post a link to it.
We reserve the right to suspend, deny & revoke a users membership, or move/delete/edit a post, for any reason we feel necessary at any time. People are banned and suspended for a reason, please respect that. If your friend has been banned, we do not want to hear from him, so do not post on behalf of a banned or suspended user.
SUSPENSIONS - Anytime that the staff feels someone has crossed over the line, they will be temporarily suspended for an amount of time to the staff's choosing.
BANS - If someone continues to have problems, and just doesn't get it, they will be banned from the board. Ban could be for a couple of months, or lifetime. Whatever the staff feels is appropriate.
"Privacy warning: PM contents may be logged or monitored".
Personal Messaging is kept private at all times. The administrator of the board is the only person that can check any personal messages and or e-mails that are sent on or from this forum. If there is a problem between members of the board, personal messages will be monitored, and could end up in a suspension or ban if felt necessary.
We reserve the right to delete any element of this forum including, but not limited to:
Posts in the wrong forum
Please remember that we 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. 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. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this BB to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this BB.