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Over the past 18 months, The New York Knicks have been through some controversial situations like the Carmelo Anthony deal and the decision not to re-sign Jeremy Lin that have divided this forum and derailed the great discussion users have here.
It is alright to have a different opinion on things and know many users have a grudge about the above issues along with being upset with management and the shape of the team. As a Magic fan, I am upset with the deal The Magic got for Dwight Howard as many are. However, as hard as it is, life goes on for each NBA Franchise and beating the bush constantly on a issue only derails discussion on a forum.
This cannot happen any longer on this forum and to put a stop to it, some guidelines have been drafted for the forum that will be strictly enforced so we can get things back on track.
The following violations will result in an automatic 12 hour or three-day suspension (This will not count on Ban Scale) depending on severity. It is simply to get the great Knicks discussion back on track here.
- Baiting Users: Making a topic or thread to bait a user into an argument.
- Derailing Discussion and Threads- Making a post that takes a thread Off-Topic
- Insulting Users based on side they take on a player (Melo /loversuckers, Lin Bashers, etc)
- Backseat Moderating: Please do not say "It's a violation" or tell someone what is against The TOS. All you have to do is hit the ! button to report the post or PM a Moderator.
- Abusing the Report Function: While we encourage users to use this function, it is out of control and used for things that are not violations. Please only report a post that is a violation. If anyone has a question, they can PM a Moderator.
These new guidelines go into effective Monday October 15.
If anyone has questions or concerns, please post them in the new guidelines Questions thread.
Myself and The Knicks Moderators believe these guidelines and measures will help improve discussion on the forum.
Thanks for continuing to make this Knicks Forum the best on the web.
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