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Old April 20, 2005, 09:01 AM
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Default *** Board Rules and Posting Tips ***

Dear Members,

It is a good time to review some basic posting guidelines as we gear up for the matches. First and foremost - a very simple courtesy that we can exercise is to limit the amount of duplicate threads. By this I mean – posting several threads containing the same news or even worse contains the exact same link and news. This is irritating not just for other members who have to take the time to sift through and read all the threads in a page.

Also spare a thought for the Moderators. It is additional work that “takes away” valuable time that could have been spent doing something more productive. We would rather discuss cricket than having to carry out tasks such as merging or deletion.
So to help everyone, here are some simple steps and habits to think about:

As you log in to BC and go to a particular section such as Bangladesh Cricket, quickly look at all the thread titles. Take a minute and ask yourself a few basic questions:

First step:
-Is there any other thread that contains the same link and discussion?
-Is my new thread appropriate for the section, i.e. is it more suitable as a topic in forget cricket or International cricket section?

Second step
-Is the title of my thread misleading/incorrect/confusing or inappropriate.
-Have I included all the necessary links and sources to distinguish it from just another rumour?
-Have I stated clearly when I am making a subjective remark? Admit if it is an opinion. Provide source if you have seen it elsewhere in the net.

Third step
Look at the preview of the post. This is a good feature before hitting the post button that allows you to look at your thread to correct any aesthetic flaws.

Fourth step:
Go in and use the edit tools to clean up any mistakes: spelling; formatting broken links…

All this is a matter of a few minutes but goes a long way to help this forum and in the long run your fellow members will respect you for your care.

Thank you,
Oracle

For the benefit of members, this thread will be open to invite any genuine questions and queries relating to this issue. Unnecessary posts will be deleted.


PS. Please take some time to read the Board Rules, if you have not already done so.

Edited on, November 7, 2005, 6:13 AM GMT, by Arnab.
Reason: Adding link to Board Rules
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Old November 7, 2005, 01:18 AM
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Default Read me first: Board Rules

The BanglaCricket forums have grown tremendously over the last several years and we thank all of you for being a part of this growing community. Our goal is to maintain a pleasant and welcoming environment for everyone. In order to keep the BanglaCricket forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules for the forums here. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the staff or moderators.General Rules for
A.1: Maintaining a civil and courteous forum


  • A.1.1: Please maintain both G rated and pleasant reading environment at all times. Do not use words that are generally avoided in front of children and parents out of respect.
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  • A.1.3: Refrain from rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
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  • A.2.1: Avoid all caps, all bold, excessively large fonts or excessive number of emoticons.
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  • A.3.1: In addition to the general rules in A.1 and A.2 please refrain from other forms of forum abuse and spams, including
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    • Posting for the sake of bumping threads
  • A.3.2 Do not use forum nicks and avatars that are
    • Offensive and violate our community standards.
    • Used to circumvent the advertisment rules, including using the URL of the site as the nick.
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  • B.1: Please report to the staff and moderators any incidences of abuse of forum rules.
  • B:2: Avoid replying to an offensive post, report it to the moderators instead.
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C: What we may do
  • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
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  • Also while these rules cover most common situations, we cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
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Old August 21, 2007, 06:47 PM
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I would like to quote the following bit here, seeing how many new members have recently been bumping the threads with one-liners and emoticon filled one liners that do not contribute much to the thread content and instead dilute thread and forum quality.
A.2: Maintain a pleasant reading environment
  • A.2.1: Avoid all caps, all bold, excessively large fonts or excessive number of emoticons.

    ........
  • A.3: Do not abuse the forums
  • A.3.1: In addition to the general rules in A.1 and A.2 please refrain from other forms of forum abuse and spams, including
    • Posting only or mostly in the Forget Cricket section
    • Posting one-line posts except for the match threads.
    • Repeatedly posting non-cricket related external items.
    • Posting links to other sites as a form of advertisement.
    • Posting for the sake of bumping threads
Please read through all the Forum Rules and consider them before posting or starting new threads.
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Old January 1, 2008, 02:54 PM
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Bumping Threads
The practice of posting to a pre-existing forum thread for the sole purpose of bringing it back to the top of the forums is called "bumping" an activity typically frowned upon. While you can surely reply to your own thread when you have something of note to add, posting words such as *bump* or “Is someone going to response to this?” is of little use to anyone and considered an act of “bumping.” Moderators consider "excessive" bumping the same as spamming, and violators will be subject to the same sanctions as spammers.
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Old January 10, 2008, 11:04 AM
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With so much controversy going on down under in recent times and the unacceptable remarks by certain posters in the aftermath of these events, the BanglaCricket Moderation team feels the need to provide a reminder of board rule A.1.4: Avoid posting about your personal hatred toward any country, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion and gender.

Some people mistakenly believe that the public expression of prejudiced attitudes is a legal and acceptable form of free speech. It is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, nationality,descent , ethnic or ethno-religious background. Racial comments against a person on the grounds that the person has a relative or associate who is of a particular race or background are also not allowed in this forum. If members are seen or behaving in a prejudiced ways then our message is clear and straightforward.

To elaborate, the BanglaCricket Moderation team will not tolerate any posts with hints of racism and prejudice, and the offender will be rewarded a temporary or permanent ban depending on the degree of the offense, with a permanent ban being the first option.

We have absolutely zero tolerance on racism and BanglaCricket is not the place to express one's personal hatred of a certain group of people. Racism is more than just being illegal - we believe it is evil and immoral.I also encourage our members to speak out against racism and bigotry. Otherwise, your silence may be interpreted as tacit approval of racial prejudice.

PS: Irrespective of all/any of the racially derogatory arguments that have been posted in several threads of BC forums in the past few days and the actions that have been taken against them by the Mod team, this notification should be strictly considered as a straightforward and final hint to the forum-participants against such bigoted posts. Bold actions will be taken without further warning in case of violations in applicable cases.
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Old March 15, 2008, 01:52 PM
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I have moved out a recent thread on selectors that went south fairly rapidly. The message was not the issue. The tenor of the posts were. The degree to which personal attacks were being about was absolutely revolting. Civility is not an alien concept. There will be repercussions.
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