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Forum Rules.

(1) The guiding principle for posting in this forum is moderate yourselves.

(2) Don't write a post that attacks, impugns or denigrates another poster's character. There's an obvious difference between the language of humor and hateful, debased language. Know the difference and post accordingly.

(3) This is a Michigan sports forum. The forum welcomes posts from M's sports rivals. Talking smack, posting sass is what college sports rivalries are all about. Rules (1) and (2) above apply. If you don't want to view the posts of a rival talking smack or sassing, use the ignore feature in User Controls.

(4) This forum is about sharing thoughts, ideas and viewpoints about all sports, any number of subjects and issues, learning stuff from other posters and having fun. There are threads by subject matter within the forum for doing this. Keep the threads on point.

NB: The rules above are not intended to build a case to ban a poster. There are consequences for rule breaking as specified below. That's as far as it should go. Only the most egregious and persistent rule breaking would cause the moderators to consider a ban.

Due Process.

(1) The forum has 6 moderators. Jeff Buchanan, Jon, JD, Hannibal, Oracle, Entropy. None of them want to moderate adult posters who should know better. There may be posts that break the rules.

(2) Posters who, at the sole discretion of a moderator, break a rule will be given a warning post that will site one of the rules listed above as the reason for the deletion.

(3) If the rule breaking behavior continues, a moderator can remove an offending post and any ensuing post that whines about that action. If a moderator removes a post(s) the reason for the removal(s) will be posted with the removal notice that appears in the thread. This should be the end of it. Man up, take responsibility for breaking the rules. The forum moves on. If not, see below.

(4) A poster who has had a warning or a post(s) removed can certify a question by PM to any moderator about that action. Do not complain about the action or attempt to make your case in the forum/threads. Moderators shall do their best to address the question within 72h. At the end of 72h the majority opinion of the moderators responding will be the answer.

(5) Banning a poster for egregious and repeated rule breaking requires a unanimous vote to ban from all 6 moderators. We don't anticipate this will ever happen.
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    Last edited by lineygoblue; November 13th, 2012, 11:41 PM. Reason: Add sticky and avatar
    Dogs rule.

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    Thank you Miss Deborah!
    I put my phone on "airplane" mode, and now its in a holding pattern over Atlanta


    • #3
      One other tip:

      This forum has some built in software that parses links for certain sites. What the heck does that mean? Well it means, for instance, if you post a link to a YouTube video, it will automatically embed the video here without any special coding needed.

      Just copy the link from YouTube and paste it in your message. Once the message is posted, you should see the video right within your message so there's no trip to the website necessary.

      This automatic parsing works similarly for other sites, but YouTube is the biggest one that comes to mind.

      If you DON'T want it to automatically parse, be sure to click the GO ADVANCED button and deselect the "Automatically parse links in text" checkbox. This is the same place where you can upload file attachments or disable smilies...

      If you have any questions, feel free to post them or message me.

      Go Blue!
      Dogs rule.


      • #4
        I think I know what that means.


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          Anyone know how to resize photos? Can you or is it all based on the original file size?

          Realized the need when I put up a picture today. It was pretty large.


          • #6
            Sean, I think you'll need to resize photos before attaching them. Use Paint or an online photo editing service. Here's an online editor I like:


            Just upload your photo there and then select Image, Image Size to adjust the size. Then File, Save. All of this is done right in your browser. It's pretty slick.
            Dogs rule.


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              BTW, this thread is currently 'Closed' meaning only moderators can post here. If you guys want other members to ask questions or post responses, you'll need to open the thread.
              Dogs rule.


              • #8
                Thanks, Deborah. I think I've re-opened it.
                I put my phone on "airplane" mode, and now its in a holding pattern over Atlanta


                • #9
                  Originally posted by *JD* View Post
                  I think I know what that means.


                  • #10
                    After some careful thought - for about 10 seconds - I removed the OBL thread. Discussion about the deed and its implications is all over the internet and is clogging up some of the best sports boards with random commentary.

                    Our goals here has always been to run a politics free board. I appreciate Linesman's intent in starting the thread but I let myself get sucked in. We don't need political discussions here. Plenty of other places to express views about the OBL deed for those that want to.
                    On Harbaugh's expectations for M football in 2015 (NFL NETWORK): We'd rather be about it than talk about it."


                    • #11
                      Good call, Jeff. I just wanted to put in a thread for at least a day or two for people to express their thoughts about the situation.

                      We don't need to bring political discussion in here, as we have seen in the past that it never leads to anything good.

                      If anyone would like to start a political discussion forum, I'm sure Miss Deborah can set you up with a site.

                      This forum will remain sports discussion only.
                      I put my phone on "airplane" mode, and now its in a holding pattern over Atlanta


                      • #12
                        There is already a politics forum.
                        To be a professional means that you don't die. - Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi


                        • #13
                          Thanks Jeff. I didn't mean to come off as harsh as I did in response to your post this morning. i agree that if things can't be discussed with civility they need to be rethought. I often have to be reminded of this because I find I stray from it at times.
                          Benny Blades~"If you break down this team man for man, we have talent to compare with any team."


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                            Tony .... you didn't but I appreciate the thought. I have had many civil and uncivil (our short exchange was not one of those) political discussions via the internet and have found it's a poor medium for that kind of thing. I know you will understand that.

                            What got me going and making a decision to ditch the OBL thread was the garbage I waded through on the Rivals Premium board after OBL's death. I pay for that one and want to read about football not about who got laid last night, what the girls are drinking, why OBL's killing was justified and all of that BS.
                            On Harbaugh's expectations for M football in 2015 (NFL NETWORK): We'd rather be about it than talk about it."


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                              I agree, Jeff. I wish the Rivals mods would ride a little more shotgun on their premium board than they do. Their "free" board can be anything they want, but when we're paying for the services, they need to keep it focused on Michigan athletics.
                              I put my phone on "airplane" mode, and now its in a holding pattern over Atlanta