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Welcome everyone! Hopefully this will be what everyone is looking for in a forum for all football fans, especially COLTS NATION. The old forum rules are similar and you can find those via the various links for "forum rules/guidelines" and the "cliff notes"/quick version can be found here. If you were a member of our original forum, you will find a few changes. You can post images and videos anywhere on the forum (as long as they are of reasonable size - as in 800 x 600 max). You can also have an image in your signature (100 x 400 max), so banners are back if you like! But if you are a user who does not wish to see all of this in the forum, you can turn it all off in your board preferences inside your personal profile. If you are a new user, please be aware that we do things a bit differently than most places. Please take time to read the rules. This is YOUR responsibility and you did agree to follow the rules when you created an account. Basically, we believe in mutual respect, a family-friendly forum for all fans and the golden rule of "don't be a jerk". Also, new users will have a few minor posting restrictions for a very limited time, just until you get the feel of the place and the atmosphere. This is not meant to be uninviting in any way as we welcome all visitors and new users. But we all need time to get to know each other and this can serve as a protection against savvy spammers. You will understand and appreciate this once you become a regular user. If you see something out of line, please use the REPORT button to alert us. This cannot be said often enough as the mod team cannot read each and every post made on the board. We have a chat room for the forum! Please be sure to review the specific chat rules prior to entering. The chat room will be open to the forum community on game days (and occasionally at other times, check the announcements) so that everyone can enjoy a GAME DAY CHAT session. We will still have our usually Game Day thread for those who aren't big on chat rooms. And please help out the mod squad by using the "report" button in the lower left corner of a post if you see anything out of line. Thanks so much. You can find some helpful tips on "navigating the community, what is netiquette and playing well with others" here (and don't forget that the ignore feature can be useful at times): Helpful Tips For New Members Please post helpful suggestions about posting here Helpful Tips For Irritated Posters What to do instead of taking personal shots at other members Quick version of the site rules - the least you need to know A big issue we constantly run into despite warnings everywhere...don't request or post links to websites or online streams of NFL games. This is a legal issue and is cause for suspension of posting privileges. Just please don't do it at all - anywhere on the site. I am sure it is listed somewhere on the site, but just in case you need a quick list - below is a list of our current site moderation team. Community team members can assist you in all aspects of the site, where as Forum mods will generally assist in the forum discussion area only. Chat mods help to moderate the chat room and issue that arise there. Your Team! Maureen - Community Manager Shecolt - Community Moderator ColtsSouth - Community Moderator Zebra3 - Community Moderator 21isSuperman - Community Moderator JJ - Forum moderator Susie Q - Chat Mod Holden89 - Chat Mod Danish Colt - Chat Mod (and just a personal mod thing...in memory of Doubletap - one of our originals, a hero we lost last year) Please feel free to contact any of us for help and if we don't have the answer, we will find it for you. Please enjoy the forum and let us know what you think!
"Treat others like you want to be treated." and "If you cannot say something nice, then don't say anything at all." If we acted like that, we would not have near the problems we have here or anywhere. But no one is perfect. This is also an internet message board and too many folks think that it is just a place to vent. It is just faceless names with no feelings so I can say whatever I want with no consequences...how many of you think like that? Well, you are wrong. Maybe that is the way it is other places, but not here. Not on our forum. We have always stood for equality for all posters and for this to be a safe place for ALL football fans to be able to come and discuss the game - without fear of being called names or being trolled or being talked down to. With all that has happened in this last season, too many poster have gotten away from the original core ideals of this forum. Not good. That is all I can say...just not good. The mod team cannot even keep up with all of the fires these days. It is unbelievable! What has happened to our fan base. Seriously? For those who don't know or have forgotten, we have a set of rules here. They apply to EVERY poster. It doesn't matter what team you support, what player you support or if you simply like football. Break the rules and the mods will do what is necessary to keep the forum running smoothly. If you want to keep posting here and be part of the community, them simply FOLLOW THE RULES that YOU agreed to when you joined this site. Do not blame any one else if you choose not to do what you agreed to do. You have a choice. Please make the right one. The name calling/insulting is going to stop. We already have the 24 hour 'rule' in place for inflammatory posts and personal shots, but if these become a habit...then you will lose your posting privileges. Simple. Stop and think before you post. If you see a subject or even a poster that you have an issue with, move on. Please find more civil ways to discuss the subjects at hand without being inciting or insulting. If posters only wish to hear their own viewpoints, then there is no purpose to continue in a particular discussion except to incite and inflame. That is considered trolling. If your post is just to make trouble, then you are causing trouble. That is not going to be tolerated. We all have to work together to heal. Heal the fanbase, the forum, the team...heck - even the league after a lot of the things that have happened. If you here to only make things worse, then re-evaluate why you are posting. We want lively discussions. We want a variety of opinions debated in a civil manner. We want a variety of fans from many backgrounds so that things remain interesting. We want differing opinions discussed from lots of viewpoints. But we do not need constant sniping and people being hurtful to each other. Nor do we need people being nasty toward members of the NFL organizations - owners, coaches, players, etc. Do your best to be respectful. Think before you post. Debate in a civil manner. Respect others' opinions even if they are not the same as yours. If you are not contributing to a topic, then move on to another. Thank you for your time and cooperation. Let's make this the best forum for football fans once again. ~PG