Website Rules (MUST READ)

“Be Polite and Be Respectful”

General Forum Rules:
These rules apply to all Forum categories.  Rules can change as needed.

  1. We take the “Be Polite & Be Respectful” rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.
    No cursing/swearing or any substitute/variation. Keep the language to PG to be family-friendly.
  2. You may not link, in any manner, to sites or images containing p*rnography, sexually explicit, gross violence, or are determined by moderators to be detrimental to the community.
  3. Public posts debating these rules and/or moderators’ enforcement of such, will be removed without comment. We encourage feedback however and invite you to use our Suggestion Box Thread if you have any questions or concerns. (Example: “This forum is groupthink because the mods deleted my post”)
  4. Do not antagonize or bait other users. Whether you are sincere in your beliefs or not, if your posts consist solely of trolling others, you will be banned. (Example: “Are you a 5-year old child?”)
  5. Do not label other posters (Example: Lin-only fans, CF trolls, etc).
  6. Do not attempt to moderate the board or other posters yourself. Flag their post and we will deal with it. You only need to report one post – we will automatically review ALL of the persons posts to assess the situation. (Example: “Get out of here, troll”)
  7. No name calling. (Example: “McFail, KoME”)
  8. No personal insults. (Example: “You are a clueless fan who obviously has never watched basketball.”)
  9. No racial slurs of any kind
  10. No religious discussion, religious mocking or religious jokes in the game threads.There are off topic threads for this.


What happens if I break a rule ?
Depending on the severity of the infraction, a different course of action may be taken, but the usual practice is as follows :

Rule break (Minor offense) :
A PM may have been sent, no further action taken
– your post may be edited/corrected/censored by a moderator or deleted.

For a more serious offense, a warning will be issued, this is a mark against your name letting us know you have broken a rule

Rule break.  (Major offense)
A PM warning, possible temporary ban, the length of which will depend on the severity of the incident – your post may be edited/corrected/censored by a moderator or deleted.

Continuous Rule breaking (Minor or Major)
After this it will be assumed you will not learn your lesson and are simple here to cause trouble so you will receive a permanent ban, meaning you will never be able to visit the forum again.

At anytime you may be banned temporarily or permanently and without warning this will be solely based on the moderators discretion. 


Change Log

Nov 11, 2014

Added text to Rule #4: “Do not antagonize or bait other users”.

Added examples to Rules 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Nov 4, 2014

The last part of Rule #1 has been replaced from “Keep it in general PG-13 low R ratings”
to ” No cursing/swearing or any substitute/variation. Keep the language to PG to be family-friendly.” The stricter rule is necessary due to wider audience of adults and children necessitating appropriate adjustment.

Upon violation, mods may delete with this comment “This comment was deleted due to Rule#1 violation. Please repost after proper adjustment. See http://www.jlinportal.com/website-rules-must-read/”

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  • Loretta Tang

    To Psalm and the dedicated Moderators,

    I want to thank you all for establishing and maintaining this site. I am a senior citizen and have enjoyed the positive and supportive interactions of Jeremy’s fans from all over the world. I enjoy very much the insightful analyses (with graphs/charts/video), the helpful information on technology/psychology…etc, the hilarious postings, as well as the shared faith and group support for Jeremy and his Foundation.

    However, lately when I came across the long fruitless arguments, it gave me a very unpleasant experience. If this site is for people who admire and support Jeremy, we would want to travel with him on his journey – whether it is up or down. Hopefully, we learn from him as he deals with adversity – keeping his faith and hope. He is always gracious and enjoying his journey whenever he can. His prayer lists are great teaching tools for us.

    I am two generations older than Jeremy, born during WWII. I was taught that “if you can’t say anything pleasant/worthwhile, don’t open your mouth”. If we all want to enjoy our journey with Jeremy, we all should behave and be CONSIDERATE.

    The golden rule: NO disruptive person(s) is allowed on the bus, in the classroom, or at the table.

    Thanks again for your hard work and patience. With best wishes

    lkt

  • Hi Loretta,

    Thank you for your kind words. This is a good feedback for all of the posters that everyone would need to work together to be CONSIDERATE as you mentioned to make this site a positive environment to cheer and support JLin in his NBA journey.

    Would you mind posting in the main thread so I can help feature it for everyone to read?

    Thank you again

  • Loretta Tang

    I am out-dated in technology and not very good with the computer (such as blogging). I sure learned a lot from the energetic young folks here (but afraid to try social media and only use cell phone for emergency – you can laugh aloud).

    I have not objection to including my comment in the main thread but PLEASE USE MY INITIALS, “LKT from WNYS”

    Thanks again.