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Old 02-20-2007, 03:59 PM   #1
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myLPGA Rules & Regulations

Board-wide Policies

This list is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at myLPGA.com. Please read it and become familiar with it, it's terms are retroactive and agreed by admin, moderators, and registered members.




Forum rules
  1. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below).
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  2. Members should post in a way that is respectful of LPGA members, other professional golfers as well as other myLPGA members. Flaming or abusing players/users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning and/or censor/deletion of post.
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  3. Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a moderator. Only do this if a moderator team member has not replied within 6 hours. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who consistenly "act" as moderators may be warned.
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  4. Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning and/or deletion of post.
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  5. Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, players, sites, media, etc.
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  6. Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline ([IMG][/IMG]) image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.
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  7. Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.
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  8. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering services (charged and free). Recruiting of any sort be it for paid or unpaid jobs, is not permitted either. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed.
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  9. The moderators and admin reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to the moderators and admin and not members.
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  10. The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revokation of private messaging.
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Usernames
  1. myLPGA name change policy is to not allow username changes. There is a small window of exception to this rule that includes, confusing or very similar usernames between two members, usernames that are very similar to a LPGA player username, new usernames that have make a mistake during registration. Or if you can provide a very good reason why your username should be changed.(subject to admin approval decision is final)
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  2. Members are to post under one username only. Members registering and using more than one/multiple usernames will be warned and/or banned.
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  3. Usernames that are generally offensive will be banned. This includes usernames that are an offensive words in different languages.
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  4. Impersonating an LPGA player by using a usernames the same, or very similar to a LPGA players username will be changed without notice and the user will be warned and/or banned.

Signatures
  1. Signatures may contain up to five lines (one line being that displayed on a browser opened to 800px width) of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60px high, 468px wide and 6kB (6000 Bytes) in size. Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text. Signatures containing an image of 30px high may include up to three lines of small size text or two lines of normal size text. Images of 15px height or less may allow up to three lines of normal size text or four lines of small size text. Animated images are not allowed.
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  2. Text sizes should be between 9 and 12 (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, warez, emoticons, and so forth.
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  3. Links in signatures are permitted to a maximum of four unique pages or sites. You may not link to warez, porn or political, racist or other similar hate sites. Links are included in signature size limits.
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  4. Users abusing these rules will be warned.

Avatars
  1. Users are permitted to utilise a gallery avatar or to link to one of their own (subject to previous points on misuse of bandwidth). User defined avatars are to be no larger than 90 pixels square, contain no animation, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimiking ranks or copying avatars of team members), may not exceed 6kB (6000 Bytes) in filesize and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed).
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  2. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, and so forth.
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  3. Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.
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Policing
  1. myLPGA operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1to 7 days.
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  2. Arguing with moderators after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above.
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  3. Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the admin. If they feel you were treated badly they remove a warning. Their decision is final.
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  4. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban.
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  5. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact moderators personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.
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  6. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While myLPGA may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurence.

Last edited by Rusty; 02-21-2009 at 12:32 PM. Reason: Updated policies
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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I've updated the policies. Please take a look at them and if you have an questions or need clarification on a rule please let me know.
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