At Football Manics, we take pride in keeping our message boards respectful, good-natured, and enjoyable for members of all ages. Please read the following board rules before posting.
Self-Promotion is Spam
All posts published on the message boards are read by our administration and moderation team. If we catch questionable content, it will immediately be removed. Any post that is considered advertising for one's self-interests, including the promotion of a football community that may be similar to Football Manics or any site which is affiliated with one, fits under this subject and will be removed immediately.
While you are allowed to promote your web site(s) in your signature, you are not permitted to post links to sites you run or are in any way affiliated with in your posts unless you obtain permission first. In addition, users are not permitted to post any kind of affiliate program links with referrer IDs at all. Repeat violators who publish promotional content will be permanently banned.
Language and Trolling
Our community is family-friendly, and young users could be posting. As a result, language should be kept within a PG-13 level. Vulgar, rude language is not allowed. This constitutes the use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate material deemed unsafe for younger members. Posts containing inappropriate language will thus be removed and users will be warned.
Do not post provocative, outrageous, or pointless messages with the aim of provoking a response from others, i.e. "trolling." Repeat violators will be permanently banned.
Lastly, if it is abundantly clear that a user has no intention of positively contributing to the site, combined with an abrasive, combative attitude, they will be banned. This especially pertains to the Entertainment & News board. Users must demonstrate an interest in contributing to our discussions, as this is a football fan site after all.
In other words, users who wish to do nothing but argue politics or other non-related subject issues are not welcome, as they do nothing to contribute to the site and are not worth the trouble and headaches.
In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated.
While discussions may become heated, it is not an excuse to result to attacks or insults. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals.
When the line is crossed, posts will be removed and the discussion may be closed by the moderation team. Violators will be warned and potentially banned.
Moderators and Administrators Have the Final Word
If you have a problem or a complaint, direct it to the administrators and/or moderators, not to the boards. The appropriate actions will be taken in due course. We reserve the right to ban individuals and remove posts without prior warning.
If you have something to post and you're not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it on more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.
A typical signature contains the poster's name, e-mail address, website, and a favourite quote or saying. Excessive font sizes are not allowed. Anyone abusing this privilege will be warned and then have their signature removed until they acknowledge this guideline. Please keep signatures to a decent size; this means not beyond 7 lines, and banner/images that are too big will be removed.
Multiple Accounts Per Individual Are Not Permitted
If you forget your password, use the password recovery tool, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to login, contact the administrator.
Forum, Article, Blog & Gallery Submissions
We at Football Manics take no responsibility for members who wish to steal or plagiarise content. Those who do this will be warned and banned, though we as a site cannot promise this won't happen. We will do our best to control what's posted and if a member is caught or is suspected/reported they will be dealt with appropriately or removed.
Threats, Abuse and Defamatory Statements Towards Football Manics
Threats against the site itself, as well as defamatory content, will not be tolerated and may be subject to legal repercussions.
Please follow the above guidelines when posting on our message boards. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Above all, remember to have fun!