We've done what we said we wouldn't - changed the rules. Mavericks.
In all seriousness we haven't, we have just tried to strip them back and work easier. You should notice you all have had an 'account wipe' and no longer have any warning points - meaning everyone starts with fair warning.
See below warning points and community rules:
1) Questionable Content (10 warning points)
Links to streams, blatant spam, chasing people around the forum.
2) Personal Attacks (25 warning points)
Should speak for itself - if its personal and put across in a negative way, its a personal attack.
3) Racism, Sexism, all the 'isms'. (100 warning points)
Total blanket ban - stereotyping, innuendo, the lot. If we deem it racist, even if you don't, its 100 points and a ban.
4) Permanent Ban (200 warning points)
Only in use for serial offenders of rules 3 and 2.
All warning points given under 200 expire automatically after 31 days. Here are how they relate:
25 points in a 31 day period - 24 hour ban
50 points in a 31 day period - 14 day ban
100 points in a 31 day period - 30 day ban
200 points - permanent ban.
Swearing is no longer a bannable offence if used in decent context. If you think Rovers where shite at weekend you are entitled to that opinion. If you opt to misuse this and combine it with a personal attack, you guessed it... 25 points.
Equally, if you disagree with someones opinion, thats absolutely fine. Questioning people and/or their content content is fine. Its discussion, so long as it doesn't get personal.
Mods are more than allowed an opinion, they're here to maintain the rules above whilst posting, not to be dead behind the eyes.
Lastly... please report posts that break rules rather than getting into an argument on the forum. It'll save everyone time.
Rules / Warning Points are ongoing and open to change - at the start we're expecting to have to change them. If you think you have been treated unfairly send me a PM.
Due to numerous requests, we're now issuing bans for misuse of content on the forum elsewhere. The point of the forum is discussion - by discussing it elsewhere you remove the right of reply. Not only that, but screenshots and quotes can be misconstrued to give a false impression of our members but also the forum itself - which numerous people work hard on, for free.
If you feel that your posts on BRFCS are being misused elsewhere by a member, please contact the mods with a link.