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WESTBROM.COM FORUM RULES
« on: February 17, 2011, 10:25:35 PM »
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Rule Amendments
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.

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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.

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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.
2
2MORO
2MOZ
4
4EVA
ANOTHA
ANUVA
ANY1
ARE (instead of OUR)
B
B4
BIN
BTWN
'because'
CU
'because'
CUD
CUM
CYA
because
DAT
DER4
DNT
DUN
DYA
EM (instead of them)
ENT
ENUFF
FINK
FONE
GD
GDGD
GNA
GR8
GUD
GUNA
going to
HERD
INNIT
KINDA
L8R
LUV
M8
MITE
N
N1
NE1
NEW (instead of knew)
NITE
NO (instead of know)
NO1
NU
NUFIN
NUFF
PLZ
PPL
Q
R
RITE
RU
RUFF
SED
SES
SEZ
SHUD
SOZ
SOR
STR8
SUM
SUMMAT
SUM1
THANX
THO
'through'
THX
TOMOZ
TONITE
TUFF
U
UL
UM
UR
URE
V
WAT
WEN
WOT
WUD
YE - don't be lazy, stick the 's' on the end.
YEA
YH
yes
yeah
YHYH
YO


This list will be added to from time to time.

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Re: WESTBROM.COM FORUM RULES
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 11:44:23 AM »
Whats getting pathetic on this site lately is people who seem to be failing to understand why sites like this exist. Its for people who have differing views and opinions on the Albion, a club we all support on here (apart from the token dingle and stokie). If people don't like the site then find another, there's no doubt other inferior ones with no modding whatsoever around for you or you can stick to Facebook, upto you really.

The day this site becomes one where every person has to have the same 'positive' view is the day we might as well close it down.

Until then cut the petty crap, cut the insults and learn to post within the rules otherwise those that can't do that will be the ones leaving us.
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Re: WESTBROM.COM FORUM RULES
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 09:38:11 PM »
Please note the following amendment to our forum rules:

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.
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Re: WESTBROM.COM FORUM RULES
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 07:21:13 PM »
Finally got round to sorting a site Twitter account

OFFICIAL CLUB TWITTER - @WBAFCofficial
OFFICIAL CLUB SHOP TWITTER - @WestBromRetail
OFFICIAL CLUB JOURNALIST - @IanSkidmoreWBA
ALBION POLICE - @WMPAlbionFC
SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER - @CJHall83
ALBION FOUNDATION - @WBAFoundation

Players/ Coaching Staff Twitter Accounts


ALLAN, Scott - @ScottAllan_
BERAHINO, Saido - @SBerahino
BROWN, Isiah - @izzyjaybrown
BRUNT, Chris - @chrisbrunt11
DANIELS, Donervon - @DonervonDaniels
DANIELS, Luke - @lukedaniels88
FOSTER, Ben - @BenFoster
GARMSTON, Bradley - @BradleyGarmston
GAYLE, Cameron - @CameronGayle
KIELY, Dean - @deankiely40
LONG, Shane - @Shanelong009
MCAULEY, Gareth - @G23mcauley
MULUMBU, Youssouf - @mulumbuofficial
ODEMWINGIE, Peter - @OdemwingieP
OLSSON, Jonas - @J_OlssonViasat
O'NEIL, Liam - @LiamONeil40
REID, STEVEN - @stevenreid12
RIDGEWELL, Liam - @liam_ridgewell
RONDON, Jose Salomon - @salorondon23
ROOFE, Kemar - @roofe39
ROSE, Jack - @jackrose95
ROSENBERG, Markus - @M_Rosenberg82
SAWYERS, Romaine - @RomaineSawyers
THORNE, George - @GeorgeThorne15

Local journos Twitter Accounts

EVANS, Gregg - @greggevans40
LEPKOWSKI, Chris - @chrislepkowski
MADELEY, Steve - @smadeley_star
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Re: WESTBROM.COM FORUM RULES
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 12:09:33 PM »
For those which haven't noticed. Follow us:

https://twitter.com/WestBromcom

We'll provide snippets from the site, links from the site and re-tweet those which tweet us  :)
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Re: WESTBROM.COM FORUM RULES
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 01:20:26 PM »
Could this section include a link to the players and CL's twitter accounts?
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Re: WESTBROM.COM FORUM RULES
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 01:33:58 PM »
Could this section include a link to the players and CL's twitter accounts?

I'll put them in the first post of the thread but it will be restricted to players plus local journos.

If anyone has any players we've missed let us know and we will add to list.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 02:43:24 PM »
I'll put them in the first post of the thread but it will be restricted to players plus local journos.

If anyone has any players we've missed let us know and we will add to list.

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013, 11:38:56 PM »
Please note amendment to forum rules:

All accounts that are inactive for a period of 365 days will be deleted, this figure is subject to change.
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Re: WESTBROM.COM FORUM RULES
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 02:57:45 PM »
Time for a reminder of this after a few recent posts:

Whats getting pathetic on this site lately is people who seem to be failing to understand why sites like this exist. Its for people who have differing views and opinions on the Albion, a club we all support on here (apart from the token dingle and stokie). If people don't like the site then find another, there's no doubt other inferior ones with no modding whatsoever around for you or you can stick to Facebook, upto you really.

The day this site becomes one where every person has to have the same 'positive' view is the day we might as well close it down.

Until then cut the petty crap, cut the insults and learn to post within the rules otherwise those that can't do that will be the ones leaving us.


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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 09:41:39 PM »
Time for a text speak reminder as its creeping in again. In the last week we have issued our first ban for a while and today alone a number of posts have been removed so please use proper words or your post will be removed.

Not a new rule, its been on the forum for a good few years now so no excuses.

Simple reason it was brought in is because not everyone understands it.
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2015, 09:05:07 PM »
Getting a bit sick of people telling other members to go and support somone else just becasue they don't see things the same, it needs to stop and if it doesn't then a few people will be having a short break from the forum.

Keep that stuff for Facebook and Twitter, NOT WestBrom.com
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2016, 01:58:58 AM »
Folks, we're getting too many of the above on this forum and I don't think people at times understand the possible repercussions of some of the comments and posts that are made especially at emotive times. There is no such thing as free speech these days, eg:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-31299325

Do you really want to take the risk, can you afford to take the risk and is it worth taking the risk ?

Please think before posting as anyone taking action will not be taking it against the forum, it will be taken against the person posting so don't think hiding behind a username will help.

We do try and remove comments when we see them and have done many times but we do miss them at times as we are only human with jobs and lives away from this forum (he says posting this at 1.52am  :D ) so please be careful.

If you post and your post is removed, instead of complaining in the topic ask one of the admin or mod team why it was removed, we do not just remove things because we disagree with you as some seem to think and at times suggest, we're above that. If you complain in the topic then that will just be removed anyhow.

We are accused at times of over-moderation, probably true at times but its done for your and the forums itselfs benefit.

In a nutshell:

Please rest assured that if the site is threatened with legal action for something that you have posted then we will have no qualms in passing your details on, ultimately you are responsible for what you write.

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