|<center><font size=5><b><u>The Yankee Zone Code of Conduct</b></center></font></u>
This is our list of guidelines for TYZ. In order to keep a friendly and enjoyable posting environment for all, we ask you to adhere to these rules. Failure to do so will result in a warning, a temporary suspension, or the banning of your account. Any questions about this Code of Conduct should be directed towards a board Administrator.
<LI>Don't post full articles. Quote a portion of the article and post a link. Any copywritten material will be removed if not posted in the proper way.
<LI>Keep the cursing down to a minimum. Some words have been censored, but we're all adults here and I think we can control ourselves.
<LI>Absolutely <b>NO</b> racial insults, ethnic insults, gender insults or gay-bashing WHATSOEVER. This is illegal, and any racist remarks or gay-bashing will be deleted immediately and a warning will be handed out.
<LI>No pornographic images.
<LI>Trolling of any kind will not be tolerated.
<LI>Don't attack other members. <b>FLAME WARS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.</b>
<LI>If you have any complaints about a Staff Member or another poster, PM an Administrator. Do not take it to the forums; that will only create trouble and an unfriendly atmosphere. Additionally, there will be no discussion of banned members and the reason for their banishment out in the public forums. Keep it to PMs with a staff member if you must know why someone was banned.
<LI>Try to keep the off-topic threads limited to The Lounge; if a thread has gone way off the main topic, then a Staff Member reserves the right to move it to the appropriate off-topic forum.
<LI>No spamming or unauthorized advertising! If a member is caught spamming through PMs, he/she will be banned instantly. If seen advertising openly on the boards, he/she will recieve a warning after the first offense, and following the second offense, will be banned. You are only allowed to advertise another site or forum if an Admin has approved it beforehand.
<LI>A poster may not copy posts from other forums which were authored by a banned poster at Big Apple Sports. These posters were banned for a reason and their posts will not be allowed on Big Apple Sports. These posts will be immediately deleted by a staff member and <i>all</i> staff members must follow these rules.
<LI>If a thread and/or a reply violates the Big Apple Sports Code of Conduct or InvisionFree Terms of Service, it <b>will</b> be deleted without warning.
<center><B><font size=3>Due to new members misusing the personal message (PM) system, you must have 20 posts before having your PM abilities enabled. Sorry for the inconvenience. </B></font></center>
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