Milan Mania Rules
Bold part below added March 2012
Milan Mania Rules
Posted below are the updated rules we've been working on. These rules will remain a stickie in this forum so they can be easily referred to by all members. If you wish to discuss, make suggestions or revisions, see the separate topic! thanks!
Proposals for Rules
These are basic member rules that will apply to ALL registered users at MM:
1. The main purpose of these forums is to discuss soccer/football. Please, no political or religious discussions as even the most well-intentioned usually deteriorates into personal attacks which people find offensive.
2. No one’s opinion is more correct than anyone else’s. These boards were created as a place to discuss and debate. All members have a right to voice their opinions. It is possible to disagree without being disagreeable. No one is allowed to call another a bigger or better Milan fan, posting on MM is not a competition between members.
3. If you want to be respected, you need to show respect for others. No personal attacks or harassment of a sexual, cultural, ethnic or political nature. Such behavior has nothing to do with supporting a football team.
4. Members who insist on continually and repeatedly being rude and disrespectful should expect consequences. If a warning from a forum moderator or Administrator is ignored, further action will include a temporary barring from the site, or a ban. Disciplinary action against a member generally begins with a public warning, followed by a warning PM from a moderator. In the unlikely event that the offender fails to comply with forum regulations after these warnings, a second warning or the revocation of membership privileges (banning) will follow. In severe cases of personal threats or general malice, a member may be banned without prior warning.
5. Signatures and avatars (provided by the site or personal ones) are allowed as a way to personalize your presence on the boards. All rules apply to these areas just as they do to your messages. Keep the boards fun, don’t abuse the personal touches that have been built in for you!
6. If you as a member of these forums notice a post that is in poor taste, or a member who is willfully bending or breaking our simple rules, you can and should report it. You may use the Report this Post feature, and/or you may PM the moderator of the forum where you saw the problem.
Written in order to better reinstate our barring system:
1. Once we receive complaint(s) about a particular post or poster, the adminstrative team will evaluate the situation. If deemed necessarily, disciplinary action against him/her generally begins with a public warning, followed by a Private Message (PM) Warning from a moderator.
2. If a warning from a forum moderator or Administrator is ignored, further action will include a temporary barring from the site, or a ban. The minimum and maximum penalty for a temporary barring is 1 and 4 weeks respectively, depending on degree of violation as agreed among administrative members.
3. In the unlikely event that the offender fails to comply with forum regulations after these warnings, the revocation of membership privileges (banning) will follow.
Important Rules to Comply
Members are strongly advised to comply with the rules as any breach of the following regulations may result in potential barring and/or permenant banning:
1. No political or religious discussions, including the use of such via signatures, and avatars. If deemed serious, this offence will lead to an immediate and permenant ban.
2. Personal attacks or harassment of a sexual, cultural, ethnic or political nature is strictly prohibited, and will result in an immediate and permenant ban.
3. Repeated use of vulgarity is not to be tolerated.
4. Cases of personal threats (against any players or rest of MilanMania members) or general malice via any vehicles of communication is deemed extremely serious and will lead to an immediate and permenant ban regardless of appeal.
5. Advertisement will definitely lead to an immediate and permenant ban.
6. If barred members register under another name and is discovered, an immediate and permenant ban will apply.
7. Extreme disrespect such as false or unsubstantiated accusations, name-calling and threats on MM will not be tolerated.
This rule is set up to ensure that all members watch their words and accusations on Milan players carefully in the future. It is AGAINST the administrative team's wish to bar/ban someone based on such rule as we believe that every member has the right to express their positive/negative feelings on the players. Nevertheless, if things get out of hand because of false/unsubstantiated accusation, the administrative team has the right to bar/ban any of these MM members in order to maintain a harmonious discussion in MM.
As usual, cases will be judged individually among mods, and we strongly uphold the belief that MM will continue to be one of the best English Milan forums by allowing maximum amount of exchange of words, ideas, and feelings.
The administrative team is dedicated to exercise the above punishment should any member violate the rules. If you have any question, please contact Jeff for clarification.
- the Administrative Team
(This post was last modified: 03-13-2012 06:39 PM by reza.)