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What are the terms of service that appeared when I registered

By becoming a member of PelicansReport.com ("PR.com"), you warrant that you will not post any messages that are knowingly false and/or defamatory, deceptive, inaccurate, racist, insulting, abusive, inflammatory, vulgar, sexually-orientated, obscene, profane, hateful, threatening, harassing, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any laws, including stalking.

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted therein. Please remember that we do not constantly monitor the contents of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. All messages express the views of the author thereof, not necessarily the views of PR.com or anyone associated with PR.com - HR.com does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the content of any message posted on this site.

Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

PR.com reserves the right to edit, move, close or remove any post and/or thread for any reason. HR.com reserves the right to restrict access to the forums (including banishment) of any member who violates these rules or is otherwise determined by board management to have breached the peace.

So I know the basic "Terms of Service", what exactly shouldn't I do

Welcome to pelicansreport.com.

We'd like to say hi and welcome all of the new board members to our family. We hope that you will enjoy your time on our boards. It is our goal to maintain our status as the #1 site for Pelicans news and fan information and we look forward to your participation.

We here are diehard Pelicans fans and all we want to do is express our opinions as fans. Our goal is to foster a friendly, neighborhood playground type atmosphere. Differences of opinion are expected and encouraged - we're not looking to turn our board members into a flock of kool-aid drinking sheep , all we ask is that if you disagree with something that is posted that you respond civily and respect the right of each boardmember to post their opinion - even if you think it's the dumbest thing ever said in the world. If you need anything please feel free to contact any of the Admins or Moderators via the board's Personal Message system.

Once again. Welcome to PelicansReport.com

The following are the rules that apply to our forums. These rules were established to provide an enjoyable environment for all our members and guests (who should register ). The rules are subject to change. Please follow the guidelines set forth so that these forums may be enjoyed by everyone.

Forum Rules

These rules are applicable to every forum except the Smack Board. The rules in that forum are more relaxed but that doesn't mean that there are no rules in the Smack Board.

  • If you have a problem with moderation, a moderator or an admin take it up with them in a PM or e-mail. You can e-mail me at [email protected] and I will work with you on a resolution.

  • Please remain civil. Disagreements are bound to occur, and discussions may become heated at times, but personal attacks, flames, mean-spirited or hateful messages, name calling or other inferred insults to your fellow posters will not be tolerated. If someone attacks you, report the post and we will take the appropriate action.

  • This is a family oriented board, please watch your language. Obscene, racial or sexual comments, and religious or ethnic slurs will not be tolerated. Additionally, veiled cursing (spelling curse words by replacing certain letters with other characters) will not be allowed either, sh!t is not allowed but $@#% or **** is.

  • Watch the SMACK. While good natured ribbing may be acceptable based on the context of the thread/post, smack is not allowed outside of the Smack Board. No threads calling people to battle or throwing down the gauntlet with the intent to start a flame war - threads such as “To All the Player Z Bashers Out There …” or “To All You People That Think Such and Such …” will not be allowed.

  • Don't be a troll. Messages, which in the opinion of the moderators, serve no purpose other than to mislead, shock, annoy, enrage, incite or bait board members to engage in unnecessary arguments will not be tolerated. If you're only here to cause trouble, you will be banned. We will check all of your previous messages if your intentions come into question and will make a decision based on your past actions in this forum.

  • Please keep your posts on topic. Whether posting a new thread in a forum or a reply to an existing thread, please stay on topic. No one wants to sort through numerous off-topic posts and/or threads to follow the forum discussions. During the off-season, there is more leniency with regards to posting off-topic threads in the Hornets Nest but during the season this rule will be enforced more strictly.

  • No spamming of the boards will be tollerated. If you don't know what spam is, click here. If you put your personal website in your signature and it only shows up when you post, that's perfectly fine, but threads with the sole intent of plugging another website, service, or good will be deleted immediately and the offender subject to immediate banning.

  • Please do not post or request links to unofficial game streaming sites. This includes posts asking people to PM you for such links.

  • Please do not post email exchanges between third parties. You may post emails that you send and the responses thereto.

  • If you were previously banned and attempt to circumvent the ban by registering under another nickname, you will be banned and your IP block will possibly be banned as well. If you would like to come back to the board from a previous ban, e-mail me here and you will most likely be allowed to resume posting under your previously banned nickname except in the most extreme of circumstances. Once you circumvent a previous ban, you are no longer welcome on this site.

What are the rules for posting articles

  • From time to time, many of us have found stories that we feel should be made known to our friends on the board. So we post them in the forums.
    • While posting articles is not a problem, we all must remember that unless we write the stories ourselves, we do not own them. Credit must be given to the writers and/or sites which originally published the articles. This is why we ask that you provide a link back to the site where the article originated. This must happen to prevent any potential problems from occurring.

    • Secondly, we ask that you do not post the entire story, but just a few paragraphs followed by a link to the rest of the story.

    • With regard to ESPN Insider and similar pay for content sites, please do not copy their pay content to this site. If you want to comment on what was written there, give us your summary to discuss the issue and give credit to the source (even provide the link to the content for those who subscribe), but under no circumstances copy and paste their content here.

    • Please use the news page as an example of how to post stories. If you have any other questions, email me at: [email protected].
  • What are your rules for signature pictures and text

    We ask that you limit sig pics to one or two files of moderate size - dimensions of 300 x 150 and file size under 1MB.

    When adding a sig pic, do not hotlink to images that are stored on other people's sites without their permission.

    With regard to textual content, please limit your signature to 3 lines of text - less if you also have a picture. No short stories or mini-novels.

    No embeded flash, video or audio files.

    Wow, this site seems strict, is it run by Iron Fisted Fascists

    The answer to that question is no, of course not.

    While the Admins may be coullions and no one's exactly sure what say-what is up to all the time, we’re quite certain that they are not Iron Fisted Fascists.

    At Pr.com we really do want everyone to have fun interacting with fellow board members, and experiencing the camaraderie that has developed amongst the board members. Part of what makes this board special is the ability of our members to engage in some good-natured ribbing and light-hearted discussions without taking things to the extreme. Not every thread or post is expected to be a serious, in-depth analysis of the issue at hand.

    So relax, kick back and have some fun. Welcome to our happy little corner of the internet.

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