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31-07-2009, 23:25   #1
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How to Apply for Access to the Soccer Forum - Soccer Requests Charter & Mechanism

To post in the soccer forum boards.ie members must first request access to the forum and have access granted by a soccer forum moderator. Once granted access, new users will be on probation for a period of three months.

The access process and details of the probation rules for those granted access are outlined below:

To apply for access:
  • Users must be a member of boards for at minimum one month and have at least 50 posts before any application will be considered.
  • In the Soccer Request Access Forum start a new thread requesting access.
  • The request should state that you have read and will comply to the rules of the soccer forum, that you would like to join the forum and the two identifier words must be included in your application.
  • Request example:
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    I would like to join the soccer forum. I have read the soccer forum charter and agree to abide by the rules of the soccer forum. The two identifier words are ---------- and ---------.
  • The identifier words will be changed frequently, so do not copy other posters. Anyone posting old words, will not get soccer access.
  • Anyone applying for soccer forum access who does not meet the criteria required or who fails to apply in line with the above process will be automatically denied access with a one month ban applied.

A mod will review your request and if appropriate grant access to the soccer forum shortly after that. Applications are usually processed once a week, though may be longer, so please do not contact us or post on your access thread looking for an update on your application.

No user is to post on another users access request thread, this too will result in a months ban from the access request forum.



Probation:
It is not always possible to judge a persons approach to a subject as emotive as soccer from their posting history on the rest of boards, so we have introduced the following system of probation for new users:
  • The probation period is for a period of 3 months after access is granted or 100* posts on the forum, whichever is longer.
  • During that period if a user picks up a single red card, or three yellow cards, they will be banned from the forum for three months.
  • On your return, you will start a new probation period of 3 months/100 posts, should you accumulate one red card or three yellow cards again you will be banned for 6 months.
  • On your return you will start a final probation period as above, with a permanent ban from the forum as the final action.

We accept that the vast majority of people who seek access to the forum do so to discuss soccer within the rules of the forum. Probation allows us to deal effectively with those who wish to be disruptive, while allowing others to continue to contribute in a positive manner.

*please do not seek to circumvent the 100 post requirement by spamming the forum with one word replies, as we may remove access at any time from those we believe to be exploiting loopholes in the rules.

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31-07-2009, 23:27   #2
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The access request mechanism was introduced to stop posters who have been banned from the forum from re-regging and gaining access to cause more problems. The process also allows moderators to screen new users and refuse access to those who we believe will be disruptive.

It is not always possible to judge a persons approach to a subject as emotive as soccer from their posting history on the rest of boards, so we have introduced the following system of probation for new users:

  • The probation period is for a period of 3 months after access is granted or 100* posts on the forum, whichever is longer.
  • During that period if a user picks up a single red card, or three yellow cards, they will be banned from the forum for three months.
  • On your return, you will start a new probation period of 3 months/100 posts, should you accumulate one red card or three yellow cards again you will be banned until the end of the forum season (Aug-Jul) or 6 months, which ever is longer.
  • On you return you will start a final probation period as above, with a permanent ban from the forum as the final punishment


We accept that the vast majority of people who seek access to the forum do so to discuss soccer within the rules of the forum. This condition will allow us to deal effectively with those who wish to be disruptive, while allowing others to continue to contribute in a positive manner.

*please do not seek to circumvent the 100 post requirement by spamming the forum with one word replies, as we may remove access at any time from those we believe to be exploiting loopholes in the rules.

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IMPORTANT!

In order to gain access, you must read both the rules above AND the soccer forum charter rules which are linked.

Anyone applying for soccer forum access who does not meet the criteria required will be automatically denied access.

If I deny you access, I will not consider you for access again for another month, so make sure you get it right the first time.
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