Community Guidelines

Welcome to Gang Green Nation, home of the best Jets community around. Enjoy the site. We encourage you to register for a free account and add to the discussion in our community. Below are the laws of the land.

 

·         No derogatory comments regarding race, religion, creed, or sexual  orientation allowed.

·         Avoid discussing politics on the site.

·         No personal attacks on other members allowed.

·         Absolutely no threats against members or their families.

·         Profanities are not forbidden, but they should be kept to a minimum. There are a lot of children who read the site. There’s a difference between typing out an expletive in the heat of the moment in a game thread when Mark Sanchez throws an interception and dropping an f-bomb every other word in a comment in the middle of June. Excessive use of profanity can result in disciplinary action.

·         Disagreements should be done in respectful fashion. Attack an argument, not the person.

·         No blanket stereotyping of Jets fans, players, or coaches in a negative way.

·         Rules are subject to change at the administrators’ discretion at any time.

·        There are no loopholes. You know what you should and shouldn’t be doing on the site. You can face disciplinary action if you do something inappropriate that isn’t specifically listed here. This isn’t a court of law. We reserve the right to disciple people and remove comments and posts as we see fit.

FAQ’s

I got banned for something. I saw somebody else doing something similar, and they aren’t banned. What’s up with that?

We aim to treat all people fairly here. That’s different from treating everybody the exact same way. A lot goes into disciplinary decisions.

The instigator will usually get a harsher penalty than somebody who was provoked.

 If somebody has been a valuable contributor on the site for a long time and acted in the heat of the moment, they are more likely to get a warning than somebody new to the site who uses their first comment to break community guidelines. It’s pretty obvious in most cases who comes to the site to discuss football, and who shows up to make trouble. The former will likely get more rope than the latter.

Moderating a site like this is an art, not a science. We’re trying to make sure we have the highest possible level of discussion.

I’m a fan of another team. Am I allowed to comment on the site?

Absolutely. Some of our best members root for teams other than the Jets. They  add great perspective to the site. Just remember that you’re a guest on this site.  Act the way you’d like a fan visiting on your team’s blog to act. If you disagree with our take on an individual matchup in the game because we’ve slighted your guy, feel  free to discuss it in respectful fashion. Tell us why we’re wrong, and why your guy deserves more credit than we’re giving him.

If you show up, and your first post is telling Jets fans their team sucks a part of the male anatomy and we all have the IQ of a rock, you will be treated as a troll and likely banned. First impressions are key. Most trolls root for other teams. If you act like one right off the bat, we can’t help but assume that’s what you are.

I’m a Jets fan. I saw some other fans on the site. I attacked them to defend our turf. Now you ban me?

There are cases where fans of other teams on this site are attacked without any provocation.  That’s not all right. The rules are here to protect them too.

Even if a fan of another team breaks the rules, it is no excuse to break the guidelines. It is our job to make sure things are clean, not yours. If you feel we have missed a breaking of the rules, please feel free to shoot us an e-mail, and we will look into it.

We ask you to follow the rules, not to turn into John Wayne and defend the honor of the Jets.

I’ve been banned. Can I get reinstated?

Again, we’re here to allow anybody who can contribute insightfully to our discussion. Maybe you said something out of turn in the heat of the moment. You don’t have to get down on your hands and knees. You don’t even need to apologize or ask forgiveness. Just shoot an e-mail to an administrator explaining why you were banned and that you’ll contribute positively and knock off the nonsense if you get another shot.

I’m only here because member X of GGN was trolling on my team’s site. How can you discipline me?

Being angry at somebody is no excuse for breaking our guidelines.  Think of how that guy is disrupting discussion on your site and annoying all the good fans there. That’s what you’re doing now.

How should I not seek to be reinstated?

Don’t create a new account. We have your IP address and will ban it. That shows you don’t care that you broke the rules, and you don’t have any expectation of living up to our standards.

Also avoid sending e-mails such as these regarding your ban.

E-mail #1

you banned me from gang green nation for "too much name calling" wtf is that about. im the only one in the defending my team from all those other a**hole miami fans talking nonstop s*** and i talk like a man to them and you sit back and ban me? thats bulls*** man. you take a poll of members that love having me on thier side standing by them and my team and they disagree with your banning. thanks for taking away my voice for my f***ing football team man, youre real cool. now ill let those idiotic miami fans talk all the s*** they want about you guys and our team.

E-mail #2

You suck d***!

These were censored a bit, but yes, these are two e-mails I’ve actually received from banned members. Needless to say, neither was reinstated.

I’m a GGN member who has been banned on another SB Nation site. Can you help me?

I’m sorry, but the answer is no. Every site is an independent entity. Every site has its own rules and enforcers. That’s something you’ll have to take up with that site’s administrator.

I’m a Jets fan on GGN. Can you discipline me for something I do on another site?

Yes, if it’s bad enough. Trolling on other sites is discouraged. Remember that when you go to another site, you’re an ambassador for this site. Whether you like it or not, you’re a reflection of us as a community. When you cause trouble elsewhere, you make us look bad.

You probably won’t be disciplined for anything but the most serious offenses (threatening the lives of others, etc.) but we do reserve the right to do so if you do something that makes us feel like we want you to have nothing to do with our community.

You’re restricting my First Amendment Right to free speech!

The First Amendment prevents the government from restricting your free speech. We aren’t the government.

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