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Rule 0: This board is privately owned. All conduct and content on this board is subject to review by moderators who are authorized to remove content or members at their discretion. None of the following rules give away that right. Moderators act to ensure that Husker Hoops Central maintains a positive and enjoyable community message board for fans of Nebraska Basketball.
Rule 1: Users may be warned, formally or informally; suspended, short-term or long-term; or banned at moderator discretion. Moderators make every effort to address issues early before they become serious. These rules are intended to provide enough information for members to be able to avoid potential moderation issues .
Rule 2: Respect other users of HHC. Do not make attacks, either in the message board or through Private Messages. Challenging ideas is fine, but do not attack individuals or groups.
Rule 3: Respect our purpose and structure. Post on appropriate topics. Discussions of Nebraska Basketball are our primary focus. Discussions relevant to Nebraska's opponents, Big 10 basketball, NCAA Basketball, other Nebraska sports etc. may be appropriate to the board. Please use discretion in posting off-topic.
Rule 4: Respect the law. Do not post anything illegal under U.S. law or encouraging other users to break U.S. laws or the laws of their country of residence. Respect the intellectual property of others by linking to articles of interest to the HHC community rather than reproducing the entire article here.
Rule 5: Respect the audience. Do not post political content, religious content or adult content.
Rule 6: Respect privacy. Do not post for public viewing any emails or Private Messages unless you have the explicit written permission of each person involved in the exchange. Do not use posts or parts of posts from these forums for commercial ends without the express permission of each person involved.
Rule 7: Respect our time. Do not spam the message board. Do not spam individual users through Private Messages.
Rule 8: Respect your account. Do not share your account with other individuals, as you will be held responsible for any rules violations that occur under your account. Do not impersonate other users, past or present.
Rule 9: Respect our decisions. The moderation team reserves the right to warn, suspend, or permanently ban users judged to be acting against the spirit of the rules, even users conforming to the letter. All moderator decisions may be appealed to the administration. Appeals of moderator decisions should be handled via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or HuskerHoops@aol.com. Please do not appeal moderator actions in threads, if an issue needs to be resolved it is best handled in email or PM
What to Expect From Moderators:
First, remember that all moderators on these boards are also members here, and are all individual volunteers. Some variance will occur as a normal by-product of the operation of the site. That said, the moderators do attempt to remain professional and to act consistently as a group.
In most cases, Moderator communication to a member will be handled via PM. Actions taken by the moderators will be one of the following:
1) Admonition. This is the catch-all term for a mod telling you to that a certain behavior is frowned on by the staff. It's not a Warning, it doesn't get recorded anywhere, and it should be seen as a friendly "heads-up."
2) Warning. A warning is a statement by a mod to a group or individual that they're breaking a Rule or Guideline. They are communicated to all moderators. Warnings themselves do not carry any penalty, but we do review a user's history of warnings when deciding sanctions. Warnings are a luxury, and Mods are under no compulsion to hand one out before administering a more significant sanction.
3) Suspension. A suspension is a prohibition from using the site for a span from one day to a year. Creating a new profile or using a second profile to post while under a suspension is grounds for automatic, permanent banning from the site.
4) Banning. Banning is permanent removal from the site.
Moderators use PM to allow for respectful interaction without causing the member to be embarrassed in front of the board.
Moderator communications to a group of members or in response to conduct in a thread that requires the information to be shared with all members will be made in red text. In most cases the thread will be locked and/or pinned to the top of the board.
Lastly, keep in mind that HHC reserves the right to periodically purge unused account names from the system. At this point, we'll be looking to remove accounts that haven't been used for a year or more. If you want to keep your user name, post once in a while, or it'll be up for grabs again when we delete it.