Welcome To The WestBrom.com Message Board
All posts, topics, threads etc are copyright of WestBrom.com and no content is to be taken for any purpose without prior authorisation.
New members are advised to take the time to read through the message board rules in order to gauge the feel of the forum.
WestBrom.com currently has five Administrators on the message board, those being B_H_Baggie, Dexy, Dudleylad, kris_boing and OldburyWBA
. Along with Six Global Moderators, Hull Baggie, LiamTheBaggie, MarkW, Political Cake, tommcneill and WBArgo
. Because of the number of Admin and GM's the board has, it is hopefully very well looked after and there is usually at least one of us around if you want us for anything.
There is to be NO racism on this message board.
There is to be NO sexism on this message board. A sense of humour is allowed, but I’m sure we all know where to draw the line.
Personal abuse or over aggressiveness towards members (be they Albion supporters or rival fans) will not be tolerated. Initial offenders can expect to be issued with a warning, then a permanent ban if they continue to break these rules. Please respect other people’s opinions even if you disagree with them.
ALL Admin and Global Moderators are to be treated with respect. Feel free to debate with them all you like on the message board but when decisions concerning discipline or running of the message board are made, these decisions MUST be respected.
Posters perceived as undermining the ability of mods and admins to run the site are subject to infractions. Incessant arguing about moderation, insulting Moderators or Administrators, and the repeated starting of threads questioning why a specific act of moderation was taken, are all examples of this. Repeat offenders are subject to having their posting privileges permanently removed.
Members are not allowed the use of PM's until they have made 50 posts.
Members with 25 posts or less will NOT be allowed to request tickets or offer any tickets for sale on the forums.
IM's / PM's should be private between two members and should not be passed on to anyone else except Admin (if necessary) without the senders permission. You can report an IM/PM as you can any post or thread should you feel that the IM/PM sent to you is in any way offensive. Only Administrators will look into these reported allegations.
Any complaints regarding posts should be sent to Admin or GM by IM/PM not via the Announcements, Feedback & Questions board. That should be primarily used for general enquiries.
Although there are no demands as far as grammar or spelling is concerned, if your posts are difficult to read or understand, or the use of text speak is used, then they are more than likely going to be locked or deleted. There is a spell checker provided on the message board for anyone who wishes to use it. Persistent offenders will be warned and then banned from the site if they persist.
Foul language and swearing in thread titles and posts is prohibited. If you do feel it’s necessary to swear then please use **** as appropriate. Any posts containing excess or needless swearing will be removed or edited and repeat offenders will be pm'd and then banned if warnings are continually ignored.
Before you post, read down the board and make sure nobody has posted on the same subject recently. It is not necessary to start a new topic just to make your point heard. So please bear in mind that repetitive threads/topics/posts on the same subject will be locked, deleted or moved.
Posts not on the correct thread will be deleted straight away, if you can't be bothered reading the rules, we can't be bothered to let you know your post has been deleted.
Please do not edit other members posts to change the meaning of that post etc. It will be removed.
Continuous posting of off-topic/chit-chat material in the main Baggies Message Board is deemed unacceptable. WestBrom.com provides an off-topic forum so off-topic content should be kept in the appropriate forum. The Main Baggies Message Board should be primarily used for the discussion of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. Persistent offenders will be warned then banned from the site if the persist. All posts are the views and opinions of the individual poster and not necesarilly the views and opinons of WestBrom.com, its owners or the team that run the site.
PLEASE DO NOT POST IN CAPITAL LETTERS. This applies to both thread titles and posts.
PLEASE DO NOT USE COLOURED TEXT IN POSTS, USE BLACK WRITING ONLY.
Posting merely to lift a thread back to the top of the board aka bumping posts, be it your own or otherwise, is not allowed and your post will be deleted.
Although we provide smileys for general use on the forum they should be used sparingly, one smiley per post should generally be enough to convey your emotions. Any posts that overuse smileys may be deleted as will posts containing only smileys.
When quoting previous posts please ensure that you only quote from two previous posts (unless absolutely necessary) may be edited/deleted.
Please do not post one word posts, if you agree/disagree with a fellow poster please explain why instead of just 'agreed' etc.
Any member that creates more than one account can expect to have their duplicate account deleted and if the persist then ALL of their accounts withdrawn from the forum.
All accounts that are inactive for a period of 365 days will be deleted, this figure is subject to change. All banned members will remain banned and any we find slip through will be banned again.
Your account is exclusive to you and you alone, do not share your password with anybody else. Members who allow others to use their log-in details will have their account cancelled.
Please refrain from posting on behalf of banned members. If you do not respect this rule then you will be warned and persistent offenders will be banned from using this forum.
Members are given the ability to create their own signature. However image signatures are strictly prohibited, as they slow the loading time of each page down. Text signatures if used should be small in size and no more than 4 lines in total, and kept to black text opposed to colour which the moderating team use from time to time. Please do not use bold writing or have moving text across the page. All these points detract from the actual post. Your respect of this is appreciated.
We do not allow the use of political avatars or signatures. This is a football forum not a politics board. We will also edit any signature we deem to the detriment of the forum.
PLEASE DO NOT USE A MOVING AVATAR AS THEY WILL BE REMOVED DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF BANDWIDTH THEY TAKE UP.
Usernames should be no longer than 15 characters in length, new members creating accounts will be rejected if this is breached and current members will be asked to change their username due to the current forum template. We do not allow any usernames which are considered political. This is a football board not a politics board.
If you a fan of another club then you are expected to be courteous at all times. Please respect the fact that WestBrom.com is a site specifically provided for West Bromwich Albion supporters. Anybody who visits the message board with intent of winding members up or posting malicious content will be banned immediately and their posts will be removed.
Any touts can expect their posts to be deleted, their membership rescinded and WBAFC will be contacted of the member’s activities.
Advertising third-party websites/services is not permitted unless you have been given permission by WestBrom.com to do so. This also applies to general advertising and includes links in forum signatures. To apply for permission to advertise on WestBrom.com then please contact a member of Admin.
When you breach any of the rules on WestBrom.com a member of the Admin/GM team will normally warn you via Personal Message first. If you fail to stop and persist with your behaviour then a 7 day posting ban will be issued to you. If after that you continue to disrupt the forum then a total ban will be issued. Admin and Global Moderators DO have the right to ban outright without warning.
Membergroups - These are based on number of posts you make on the Forum.
WBA Newbie 0 Posts (PM's Not Allowed!)
Baby Baggie 50 Posts (PM's Not Allowed!)
Junior Baggie 100 Posts
Youth Baggie 250 Posts
Reserve Baggie 1000 Posts
Senior Baggie 2500 Posts
Baggie Lord 5000 Posts
Baggie God 10000 Posts
The following amendments and reminders to the Forum Rules were added on 2/11/09:
1 - Any swearing anywhere on the forum not using *** will be removed. Excessive and needless swearing even using *** will be removed and persistant offenders warned.
2 - Members who continually post only in Off Topic will be PM'd and reminded that this is an Albion Forum first and foremost, if ignored member will be banned from the site.
3 - Atmosphere, sitting/ standing, Brummie/ Smethwick and Rangers/ Celtic topics will automatically be removed from the site as they are amongst the most common problems.
4 - Zero tolerance on bickering/ insulting other members. One insult will result in a warning, second insult will be a 7 day ban no excuses, next one will be a 14 day ban and the next will be a permanent ban. This is not a playground. If you disagree with another member fine but respond with reasons why not insults and petty comments.
5 - Posters are requested to keep topics on topic. If there is a different point you wish to make about a subject, start a new thread but check to see if one exists first.
6 - We encourage posters to not use one word answers in posts, if you agree with something say why and the same if you disagree. Posts which contain replies consisting of smilies only or 'lol' will be removed.
7 - A Moderators decision is final, please respect this and do not argue if you are unhappy with any decision. If you feel aggrieved then you have the option of PMing a member of admin who will look into your complaint.
The Admin and Global Moderator team run this board voluntarily. Sometimes we have to make difficult or unpopular decisions. If you wish to abuse mods or admin for doing their job, you can expect some time off.
We hope you enjoy the WestBrom.com message board.
The WestBrom.com Moderating Team
We do not allow text language to be used on this forum. It's there in the forum rules and if people continue to post in text language (ie u instead of you, b4 instead of before, m8 instead of mate) their posts will be removed.
Whilst you may be comfortable typing and reading like that, there are a lot of people that can't understand it.
The only acceptable abbreviations we will allow on the forum are: lol, imo, pmsl, lmao, rofl and terms like those.
Any others will be removed, no exceptions.
Please also note, we will NOT be PM'ing members with explanations as to why your post is removed, but you will get a standard reply if you ask.
We will be keeping a log of persons whose posts are removed and will ban persistant offenders for 7 day periods after 5 post removals. If you again post using text speak after a ban, your first post will be removed, if you do it again you will receive a further 7 day ban.
Your 3rd 7 day ban will also be your permanent exclusion from the forum.
THE FOLLOWING WORDS ARE CLASSED AS TEXT SPEAK AND ANY POSTS WHICH CONTAIN THEM WILL BE REMOVED
Text Speak Words Not Accepted:
@ - instead of at, type the word you still have to put 2 fingers on the keyboard.
ARE (instead of OUR)
EM (instead of them)
NEW (instead of knew)
NO (instead of know)
YE - don't be lazy, stick the 's' on the end.
This list will be added to from time to time.