The New and Improved General NBA Board Policy

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The New and Improved General NBA Board Policy 

Post#1 » by Howard Mass » Wed Mar 1, 2017 2:31 pm

As mentioned in Mass Dispatch 48.0, effective February 1st, the General NBA Board has an updated policy which is outlined below. Major thanks goes out to the entire General NBA Board Moderator Team for helping revise this policy and Moderator Dirk Nowitzki for formatting and helping write this post so it is easy for Users to understand.

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NEW STRIKE SYSTEM
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- Strike 1 | First infraction

- Strike 2 | Second infraction

- Strike 3 | Third infraction
7 days of Read-Only Access Status. After the 7th day, the User simply needs to PM Howard Mass and ask to be reinstated. It will then be done.


- Strike 4 | Fourth infraction
Read-Only Access Status that cannot be appealed for 60 days.


- Strike 5 | Fifth infraction
Read-Only Access Status that cannot be appealed for at least 6 months. The General NBA Board Moderator Appeals Committee will determine when their first appeal date would be.

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- The 12 hour suspension will no longer be a part of strikes unless a User has their third infraction or higher or a Moderator determines it is absolutely necessary.

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GENERAL NBA ACCOUNT REVIEW
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Any User with one strike, two strikes, read-only access or a full General NBA Board Ban can simply send Howard Mass a PM and request that their account be reviewed.

Title the message 'Account review'. And submit a request to have your past infractions reviewed.

The General NBA Board Moderator Appeals Committee which is made up by multiple members of the 12 members of the Moderator Team on the General NBA Board will then review the account.

It's possible that they will vote to:
- Remove a strike from your record
- Remove multiple strikes from your record
- Lift your Read-Only access or General NBA Board Ban
- Give you a "Clean Slate" on our General NBA Board
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Minor violations
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Minor Violations may include things like derailing gifs, memes, IBTL, evading the language filter and post-padding will also be dealt with differently. Users will only get warnings for these if they are habitual offenders and The General NBA Board Moderator Appeals Committee deems their conduct a problem.

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Player comparisons
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There has been confusion over the which threads should be posted on the PC board as opposed to the GB, leading to some threads being locked.

For clarification, the PC board typically discusses player vs player this season, any season, two players of different eras, ranking of all time players, or comparing two teams from different eras, so these types of topics belong there. Anything relating to multiple players or teams of this season, rookies this season, comparing teams this season, etc, are more appropriate for the General board.

Examples of threads that belong in the Player Comparison Forum:

- Is CP3 the best PG this decade?
- Is Lebron the greatest Forward of all time?
- KAT or KP, who will be the better player long term?
- Can Giannis be better than Oscar?
- Is Curry the greatest shooting PG ever?
- Rank the 20 best players of all time
- Who is better, the 2013 Heat or the 1996 Bulls?

A topic posted on the wrong forum won't be locked, unless they are clearly inappropriate for another reason.

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Language filter
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If a word is censored by the language filter, do not evade it by using asterisks or alternate spellings. Ideally avoid overusing profanity, however if you do use it, just type in the words unfiltered and let them be filtered. Do not edit them.

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Backseat moderating
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Let the moderators do the moderating. Backseat moderating is when people who are not moderators try to enforce the forum rules. If you find a thread isn't relevant, bring to the attention of a mod (via PM Image). If you disagree a thread shouldn't be locked, contact a mod to find out why, don't complain about it on other topics.

If you see a person breaking the rules, take advantage of the Report (Image) button or simply ignore the offensive post(s) or thread.

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Baiting, derailing, trolling, personal attacks
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Do not post with the purposeful intent of coercing some form of response from other users. Do not make posts deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting other users in an attempt to incite retaliation or an emotional response. Do not make gratuitous generalizations about fanbases that only end up riling up other users.

Another form of baiting is known as “derailing” - this is deliberate act of making statements with an aim of diverting the topic of a thread significantly from its main focus.

When replying to a post, your own post must be about the post to which you are replying, not the poster themselves. Do not treat another member with deliberate rudeness and contempt.

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Links of interest
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