Vancouver Southsiders Board Rules
The Vancouver Southsiders Message Boards are a public forum and, while we encourage a free flow of information and ideas on the boards, we also ask that you follow a few basic rules. By using or participating on the Vancouver Southsiders Boards, you agree to the Rules of Conduct as stated below, as well as the Vancouver Southsiders Charter and Vancouver Southsiders Bylaws.
The Vancouver Southsiders Message Boards are a moderated forum. However, the moderators cannot be everywhere and see everything. Because of this, please use these rules as a guideline as to what is and is not allowed, rather than the content of other users posts. If you see something that is against the Board Rules, please report it by flagging it or posting to the Contact Moderators Thread. Note that the moderators have the final say-so in any situation that you report to the Contact Moderators thread. They will evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis and take appropriate action where needed. If you feel a moderator did not handle the situation, please contact the Vancouver Southsiders Ombudsman.
What Is A Moderator?
A Moderator is a volunteer chosen by the Vancouver Southsiders Board of Directors from among the userbase who gives of his/her valuable time to help keep the boards a fun place for everyone. They try hard to be fair but cannot be everywhere. Because of this, please use these rules as a guideline as to what is and is not allowed, rather than the content of other users posts. If you see something that is against the Board Rules, please report it to the Contact Moderators Thread. Note that the moderators have the final say-so in any situation that you report to the Contact Moderators thread. They will evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis and take appropriate action where needed. If you have an issue or question about a moderator, moderation, ban or the board rules, please email the Vancouver Southsiders Ombudsman.
What Do Moderators Do?
Moderators monitor board posts and respond to complaints to keep posting free of undesirable content as described in the Board Rules , Vancouver Southsiders Charter and Vancouver Southsiders Bylaws. They enforce the board rules, and can delete posts, edit posts as well as remove any user's ability to visit the boards. Please respect and adhere to moderators warnings, both public and private. Likewise, if your thread was deleted or locked by a moderator, do not repost or unlock the topic. They deserve respect and appreciation for their time.
If you log onto the Vancouver Southsiders message boards and receive a message that you have been banned, please submit an unban request and wait for an Vancouver Southsiders Board Moderator to get in touch with you. Bans are private matters between the Moderators and person banned and will not be discussed publicly or through third parties. It is not acceptable to return to the boards under another username. If you do, your ban time may be extended.
What If I Disagree With A Moderator?
Moderators are not perfect and are only human. Disagreements occur. Try to communicate with them first on a respectful level and settle your disagreement. They are not targets for your obscenities, flames or general insults. If you do not agree with a decision, you are not entitled to start a thread arguing about the verdict or flaming any of the moderators. Any such messages will be removed. This extends to Private Messages and unban requests as well, and you are not entitled to insult moderators via either of these methods. Also note that bans are between the user banned and the moderators, and moderators cannot respond about bans publicly. Any correspondence about ban length and reason will be handled through unban requests.
If you feel a verdict or ban was unfair, please contact the Vancouver Southsiders Board Ombudsman before anything else and he will work with you regarding your situation.
Following are some things you'll want to keep in mind while posting on the Vancouver Southsiders Message Boards. Please read the rules so you will be familiar with them:
Flaming & Bashing
Hate posts and personal attacks against other forum users or members of the Whitecaps playing, managment or office staff will not be tolerated on the Vancouver Southsiders Boards. Treat others on these message boards as you would expect them to treat you. Talking trash about another user or posting topics specifically to provoke a negative response from an individual, a group or an entire community is not acceptable on the Vancouver Southsiders Boards. These posts will be deleted and will result in a ban.
Board bashing is also not allowed on the Vancouver Southsiders Boards. Please respect the various communities on the Vancouver Southsiders Boards system. If another board is not your favorite, there's no need to complain about it. Simply refrain from visiting it. Board bashing posts will be deleted.
Pornography & Sexually Explicit Content
Absolutely no forms of pornography or overly sexually suggestive imagery are allowed on the boards, this includes links and/or posting a name of a porn site. Please see these guidelines for more detailed information on what is acceptable to post. Note that pornography is not limited to images - descriptive sexually explicit posting is also not allowed on the boards. This includes describing sexual acts in a profane manner or using sexual slang terms for body parts or actions not related to a member of the oposite team's WAGs. We allow mature discussions of sexuality, but the boards are not your bedroom, local bar, porn shop or back alley. Please keep all discussions on this subject mature and use proper terms.
Content that in any way depicts or implies sexually explicit/suggestive/provocative/nude imagery of seemingly underage persons (under 18 years of age) is not allowed at the boards for any reason. Violators will be permanently banned and their accounts will be terminated. This includes but is not limited to all images, "friends" pictures or pictures taking from social networking sites, school sites, any joke-style images, written stories, jokes or remarks.. Any hint of pedophilia or related content will be dealt with harshly with the added possibility of Vancouver Southsiders contacting your ISP and local authorities. Also note all these types of content can be subjective and Vancouver Southsiders holds the right to make a judgment on what can fall under pedophilia related content. When in doubt -- leave it out.
Other Explicit Content
Explicit images/videos, which include but not limited to death scenes, death pictures, torture, mutilation and human feces, are not allowed. Explicit written descriptions of these acts is also not allowed on the boards.
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