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  1. Nadine
    Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
    Mom's rock!
    Thanks to all who have a maternal influence on the world!
    This includes anyone who nurtures anyone or anything because for me, that is what mothers do
    And it makes the world a better place
    So thanks to all MOMS!
  2. Nadine
    Colts.com has a new feature on it's blog page: http://blogs.colts.com/
    Fan Bloggers! That's right, real fan opinion right on Colts.com: http://blogs.colts.c...ry/fan-feature/
    The first Featured Fan is our very own 21issuperman. Be sure to comment on his post
    What Have You Done For Me Lately, Polian
    If you are interested in submitting a post to Colts.com please send it to me. The only thing that Colts.com is asking is the usual no profanity, no name calling etc.
    They are also asking for exclusive right to post. So, please do not submit something that is posted elsewhere on the web.
  3. Nadine
    If you are unable to reply to a post, please make sure that you validated your email address (when you register, an email is sent to your account, there's a link in it that you need to click)
    Until you click that link, you will not be able to post.
    If you do not validate your account, it is incomplete. Incomplete accounts are removed from the site after 7 days.
    If you are a New Member, you have limited posting privileges for a brief time.
    New Members may post 5 replies per 24 hour period until they reach 15 posts. They may not create a thread.
    Please note that your 24 hour posting window is tied to the time of your first post.
    for example, if your first post was made at 4:34 PM, then you are allowed 5 posts between 4:34 PM and 4:33 PM
    Once a new member has reached 15 posts, they become part of the 'Member' group and have the same posting privs as all other members.
    These policies are in place to help us keep our site spam free and to encourage new members to take some time reading and responding to posts. In other words, it's a good idea to get to know the members here at least a little bit first.
    If you are a validated new member and cannot reply to a post.......or if you are a member and cannot create a thread, please message me and I'll look into it
  4. Nadine
    We have a few posters to give away to our forum members.
    The Colts 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness poster: Details here: http://forums.colts....oster-giveaway/
    ChuckStrong posters: Details here: http://forums.colts....oster-giveaway/

    The Drawing for 2 Tickets to Dolphins @Colts Sun, 11/4 at 1:00 PM EDT is now open: Enter here: http://forums.colts....me_tickets.html
    Upload your original photo/artwork or photo of you, your crew, your fam, your pets, your ride, your house or what have you.....looking COLTSTRONG to the We ARE COLTSTRONG gallery. Through out the season we'll be selecting winners from this gallery and sending them some Colts stuff from our prize closet.

  5. Nadine
    Looking for some ideas for the Colts Fan Tribute Contest?
    It's all about ATTITUDE, think POSE.
    Here's some poses by our own that you might like to try
    All you need is your own imagination
    So use it that's what it's for (that's what it's for)
    Go inside, for your finest inspiration (Madonna, Vogue)










  6. Nadine
    If you impersonated Colts Players/Personell for a costume party, post them as a tribute!
    It's EASY. Click Here and Drag and drop your entry from your desktop
    • Select it from one of your social media accounts like Facebook or Flickr
    • Video Entries: It's best to upload your video to your youtube account and then import it using the Youtube option on our menu
    • Tweet the photo to @nflcolts along with the #coltsfantribute hashtag
    • Email your entry to colts@olapic.me (your subject line will be used as the title of your entry)
    Check out the entries to the Colts Fan Tribute Gallery so far! http://photos.colts....ts-fan-tributes
  7. Nadine
    One of the really wonderful features on this site is that you are not limited just to email notification.
    You have quite a bit of control over what you are notified of and how you get notified.
    Spend some time getting familiar with your notification options and choose inline notification......see how it makes the site work much better for you.
    To choose your inline notifications
    Go to Settings
    Choose Notification Options
    Put a check in every box in the notification list column that you want inline notification for
    You can always change your settings here so, if it's too much or too little, go back in and change it
    Picture tour here

  8. Nadine
    I'm excited to see some folks who want to customize their pages here. This can be done!
    To add a picture to your profile Page use the About Me box, there is a link to this on your My Settings Page: http://forums.colts....e&module=usercp
    Everyone can insert up to 4 images on their page. Details in this photo album. Sometimes pictures are much easier.

    I've given examples on my page. : http://forums.colts....user/3-maureen/
    Go ahead and try it out, let me know if you run into problems. it would be great to start seeing some pimped out profiles here. Football fans need BLING!
  9. Nadine
    mehtmk01 is our first winner of the season!
    We're giving away two tickets to every home game this season! You must be a member to enter, click here to join.
    Coming Soon!
    Preseason Week 4: Bengals@Colts Thu, 08/30 at 7:00 PM EDT
    Preseason Week 1: Rams@Colts Sun, 08/12 at 1:30 PM EDT: mehtmk01
  10. Nadine
    During the season we open the chat room during games.
    We have a friendly bunch that hangs out in chat and they welcome more members to drop in.
    Just a reminder, we are serious about keeping our chatroom friendly. If you are new to chat please read our rules, I've posted the chatroom rules below for you to review. If you violate the rules, you risk being banned from chat permanently
    Chat Rules
    Links to Colts.com are allowed here.
    Other that colts.com Absolutely no links are allowed. It's a burden to chat mods so don't do it.
    Anyone posting streaming links (other than to http://www.colts.com/Streaming.html will be permanently banned from chat
    NO Profanity whatsoever, masked or otherwise
    All Board rules apply to chat. To read them follow this link which is available in the footer of every page on this site: http://forums.colts....tion=boardrules
    Ignorance of the rules is not a valid excuse
    If you are having trouble viewing chat, please try another browser.
  11. Nadine
    I get asked this question from time to time, as do the other moderators..........and always by someone who has been issued a warning for violating site rules.
    So I thought I'd just answer here. The answer is no. None of us enjoys issuing warnings to members. We would all far prefer that everybody post in a civil way all the time with no need for anything from moderation.
    Why aren't we nicer about asking people to comply with the rules? This is another question we get asked. (Usually this is asked in a combative way so it seems ironic.)
    We have a system here that may give the impression that we are not nice. However, it is our system and it's not going away. It's the way the site works. These are our tools, they are what we have to work with to keep the site up to the standards that our members expect.
    Warnings are issued using this system. When you receive a warning, you must acknowledge it before you can post.
    Warnings have a point value with most site violations having a 1 point value but others have a higher point value (such as anything about illegal streaming. We do mean to give the impression that we are absolutely serious about keeping these discussions off the site)
    Over time, your points will disappear.
    However, if within any 30 day period, you start to accumulate points, you should know that you will experience automatic consequences by way of restrictions to your posting privs here.
    Honestly, when someone asks me why I am not much nicer in asking them to stop violating our sites rules, I wonder why they are not nicer by RESPECTING the community and the rules we have here.
    Everyone agrees to abide by the rules when they join. And while we understand that from time to time people make errors in judgement............there are some who find it extremely difficult to remain civil most of the time.
    We expect everyone to be responsible for what they read and what they post. It's pretty simple.
    If you have questions about a rule or want to debate it with a moderator, that's fine. BUT do not send abusive, insulting, and otherwise combative notes to moderators. If you do, you will be issued a warning
    Do not post about moderation anywhere here (that includes blogs, forums, status update pages, or anywhere.)
    Discussing moderation in public is also against site rules and you will be issued a warning for this.
    We do not discuss your moderation warnings in public or with anyone outside of moderation. We do not conduct public arguments about moderation. If you see someone posting about moderation, be assured you are seeing a fraction of the truth.
    Board Rules Here
    Being a moderator is not easy. It takes time, it takes patience and it takes a commitment to these forums and our standards. There are no moderators here who enjoy the power. Their time is a voluntary contribution to the community and they should be thanked for that.
    Will we make mistakes and errors in judgement along the way? Sure. Will you? Probably.
    But you should know that if someone is a fan.........we do and have gone to great lengths to allow them to keep posting here. And the few times we have had to ban a Colts fan........it is because, in spite of our efforts, they just could not abide or respect our community.
    We have a great crew of volunteers here who are very thoughtful in moderating the boards. We have great fans here who have no trouble with our standards.
    Thanks to everyone who posts here in a civil, thoughtful, and entertaining way. We have some of the wittiest posters on the web I think. And we mean to keep it that way.
  12. Nadine
    I am a Dr. Suess fan and can recite many of his stories word for word. And sometimes, on these boards, the story of the Zax comes to mind.
    In "The Zax", a north-going Zax and a south-going Zax meet face to face. Because they stubbornly refuse to move east, west, or any direction except their respective headings around each other, the two Zax become stuck. The Zax stand so long that eventually a highway overpass is built around them, and the story ends with the Zax still standing there "unbudged in their tracks." (from wikipedia)
    In the past, the Brady v Manning debate was the most 'Zax-like'. But the new circular argument here is that of Manning v Luck.
    It is a pointless and endless and circular argument that at times gets ugly. And some people seem determined that they shall win it. And in doing so, at times resort to 'name calling" and obsessed with arguing with people on the other side.
    Now these names may not be bad, however our experience is that once people start using a 'name', offense is taken and the fight escalates.
    So, please do not stereotype or categorize fans here. It tends to inflame arguments and that is the reason we don't allow it.
    Don't be a Zax!
  13. Nadine
    From time to time, you need to clear your browser cache. This happens here on the forums as well as on other sites such as facebook.
    In fact, if you notice a site not working the way that it should, chances are the issue is on your end (your browser cache) and in order to get the site working for you again, you need to clear your browser cache.
    How you do that varies a bit, depending on which browser you use. I've created videos on home to clear browser cache for 4 common browsers.
    Google Chrome


    Internet Explorer


  14. Nadine
    Thanks to everyone who posted to the We Are ColtStrong gallery this season. Congratulations to our final winners this season!
    Winners please reply to the personal message I'll send you with your name and address so I can send you your stuff.
    Everyone! Be sure to enter the ColtStrong Playoff Countdown every day! AIYIYI the Prizes rock!
    We are Coltstrong! Gallery Winners!
    Billy Foreman
  15. Nadine
    So, you either had something that you just had to post or for some reason, you decided today was the day you stopped and started posting.
    Whatever the reason, welcome! We're glad you're here.
    It can be a bit confusing getting started on any web site.
    Breath deep, it's not as hard as it looks and most everyone here will help you out....Read More
  16. Nadine
    So good to see your virtual faces!
    It will take a while to get used to the site and to the members (it's a much larger community). There are a lot of great people here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to message me or one of the other Community Moderators.
    As a new member, you may post to the forums 5 times per day until you have 15 posts.
    However, there are no restrictions on photos, blogs, or the status update page (you'll find some colts direct members favor the status update page.)
    If you are a blogger, as always feel free to blog on the topic of your choice. Links to our blogs display on the article pages on colts.com (check it out!)
    Special Note to our Bloggers: Colts.com regularly features fan blogs on it's blog page in the fan feature category
    If you are interested in writing something for blogs.colts.com just paste it in a message to me, I'll submit it to them.
    Topics for blogs.colts.com should be colts-related and comply with our site rules (no name calling profanity etc....)
    So have a look around, play with your profile page, upload some photos, check out the status update page and meet some old and new Colts fans.
    Give me a shout it you run into questions
    Be sure to check this out: How to get started here
    We are so happy to have you here!
  17. Nadine
    Edgerrin James, joins the Colts ring of honor this Sunday.
    Let's show him some Coltstrong love. Post your message to Edge here.
    Coltstrong braclets to be sent to 10 fans who post a message to Edge! Also, 2 seat cards like the pic below, to two fans who post

  18. Nadine
    Enter to win two tickets to the Bills @ Colts preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium
    You must be a forum member to enter. Forum membership is free as well as fun (we are Coltstrong!)
    Just click the link for the Bills tickets on this page http://forums.colts.com/index.php?/page/Contests/2013HomeTickets/home_ticket_giveaway.html
    We'll draw a winner on August 5
    Good Luck!
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