View Full Version : NBA Forum Rules

03-10-2011, 01:12 PM
It's that time of year where things begin to get a bit more heated. So here is just a brief reminder of some site and forum rules. Please take a second to look over them.

Being a fan isn't always easy. We understand the it is inevitable that your tempers will flare sometimes and claws will come out. Please just be aware and conscientious of how you respond. Disagreeing with other posters is completely acceptable, but please do so in a respectful and civil manner. Criticism must always have a point, be constructive and not be intended to provoke reactions or start a flame war . Healthy debates are fine, but please remember that all discussion must stay with in the boundaries of the site rules...which are as follows.

Guidelines for the NBA forum:

~ Here is a link to the site rules (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=256816).
If you have not read them, or might not remember them, please take a second or two to read over them. They will be actively enforced here.

~ Please report problematic posts.
This makes our jobs as moderators much easier, and will make your experience much more enjoyable. If you see a post that is problematic or think it is breaking the site rules, please report it. This can simply be done by clicking on the "!" icon in the upper right hand corner of the post window.

~ No Baiting
It is against the rules to post anything that is intended to push someone's buttons and intended to annoy them. If your intentions are to piss someone off and to get under their skin, or if you are trying to provoke someone into fighting with you, you are baiting. This will not be tolerated.

~ No insults directed towards individual posters, and additionally no blanketed insults towards entire fan bases
This has become an increasing problem. This can include, but is not limited to insults such as "Heat fans are such _____es" or "LeBron fans are so _____ing lame". That's insulting and baiting entire fan bases, and serves no productive purpose.

~ No trolling.
Posting in other team's forums is 100% fine, as long as you do so in a respectful manner. Do NOT go in there with the intent to talk smack, bait or insult. There will be no tolerance for that.

~ New threads must be posted in the right forum, and topics must be new thread worthy, and all threads must have credible sources if required
Please don't start a thread without a credible source. Also, please take a moment to think before posting a new thread about whether it really merits having its own thread. Often, threads would be better posted in a team forum, the NBA Comparisons forum (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=179), the NBA Trade Ideas forum (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=42), or the Classic NBA forum (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=435). Just as often, something could just be posted in an existing thread. This is especially true for videos. 9 out of 10 times, youtube videos should be posted in The PSD NBA Forum Youtube Thread (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318384), so please use it.

~ All posting in game threads must stay on topic, and not spin off into "player vs. player" debates.
A thread about Kobe is about Kobe. It is not about Kobe vs. LeBron. This has become a huge problem. This ties into the whole off-topic issue. It also brings us to one last tangent...

Monta Ellis Posts: Derailing a thread by inserting his name into the conversation as a joke is considered making an off-topic post and is in violation of Rule #13 of the Site Rules. Warnings, infractions and bans will be handed out as needed. This also goes for the the Mike James, UMad? or whatever phrases are used to derail conversation. It will not be tolerated, and punishment will be handed out.


So please, if you have to think twice before you hit submit, you probably shouldn't do it. Take a deep breath, gather you thoughts, step back and look at what you've typed. There is no reason for anyone to let their emotions get the best of them here. All we want here is good, intelligent and thought-provoking discussion. The rules will help achieve better conversation about BASKETBALL, which should be the goal of everyone here; not derailing threads with flame wards and off topic posts. Higher quality posting is what we all want, and that's what will create a more enjoyable place for us all to hang out and talk sports.

Thanks :cheers:

03-31-2011, 12:13 PM
Credited to WCF.

As you may (or may not) know, tomorrow is April Fool's Day. Any threads or thread titles reporting false information will be given an infraction for the such. A general "Happy April Fools Day" thread will be permitted, but no "practical jokes" on users.

The reasoning behind it is because if one person does it and we allow it, everyone will do it and it will make the forums look like crap. We get it, it is April Fool's day. Play practical jokes in real-life, not on here.


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