Community Guidelines Refresher

"Y'all think we're a bunch of clowns and circus acts" - LB Bart Scott. This is an actual quote. Don't be a clown or a circus act.

Hey folks. We've had an influx of new members, and as the regular season approaches, we feel it's a good time for a refresher course on our community guidelines, which you can find here. Pleas take the time to learn the difference between a FanPost and a FanShot.

There are some other things in particular that John B. has said before that I would like to remind everyone of:

I'd like to have a word with existing users. Please brush up on the Community Guidelines. I've noticed things getting a bit heated among some users in recent comments. Please remember to lay off personal attacks. Disagree with somebody's argument all you want, but keep it civil. Don't attack others or their motives. Don't threaten them. Don't call them names. We have a pretty slow trigger with banning here aside from obvious trolls, but I want the stuff I just mentioned to end. There are going to start being consequences. I'm not singling anybody out. I'm just saying something to keep in mind. The rules apply to everybody here from me on down.

There's too much profanity on the site recently. While it's not necessarily forbidden, it needs to be kept to a minimum. We're not your mother, but children read this site. If you can't make a point without using it, you probably don't have much of a point. Please watch your language.

On the same note, it's important to be respectful of others. This is another thing that is becoming an issue, particularly in the FanPosts other fans make to take questions. That's not the place to talk smack about the game. They are our guests here. They need to be treated with respect. It reflects poorly on the site when GGN members only talk trash or worse insult visiting members of other communities.

Staying on this note, be super respectful when you visit the sites of other teams. Do not start fights. Do not do things that you know will provoke others. Saying something negative about another team on GGN is one thing. Doing it on their site is a very bad thing. We don't like it when other fans come here to trash the Jets. You are their guest. Again, it reflects poorly on the site. This isn't everybody, but I'm seeing too much of it all the same. I'll tell you straight up there are no less than two GGN members the other editors and I were considering adding as writers here who have cost themselves an invitation because they do not behave on other sites.

It is important that you all take the time to read our Community Guidelines. Be respectful to other users, and restrain from gratuitous cursing. The more reasoned and well-argued your arguments are, the more likely people will respect your opinion. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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