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- False and/or defamatory
- Sexually oriented
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- Thread Hijacking (knowingly redirecting the subject of a thread)
- Post padding (posting for the sole purpose of increasing post count)
- Trolling (posting to purposefully antagonize other posters)
- An attempt to get around the profanity filter
- Removal of moderator/staff edits from post
- Otherwise in violation of any law
When a post is found to contain any of the above violations that post is subject to removal and the poster is subject to further action (See Moderator Actions).
Revealing personal information about others will not be tolerated. Inside the Gators has a zero tolerance policy for anyone who posts private or defamatory information on this forum without the consent of the parties involved. This includes, but is not limited to, posters on this forum, athletes/staff/officials of University of Florida, business owners etc.
The forums at Inside the Gators are moderated because we feel that it is necessary to maintain the health of this community. The moderators at Inside the Gators have the ability to do a combination of three things when reacting to a post or other user action on the site. The moderator can:
- Remove or edit the post.
- Warn the user that a post or subject has violated the User Agreement and Posting Policy.
- The poster may have their posting privileges suspended for 1 hour, 3 hours, 12 hours, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, or permanently. The length of the suspension is determined by the severity of the action, and/or the user’s moderation history.
Posters that have been frequently moderated may be subject to longer suspensions per occurrence. Moderation questions are to be directed through our contact page. Please allow 48 hours for a response.
The moderators of Inside the Gators take the voting function seriously. The intent of the voting function is to draw moderator attention to a thread or post for review. If it is determined that the thread or post is in violation of our posting policy moderation action will be taken. However, if it is determined that the thread or post is not in violation of our posting policy the votes will be removed and the thread or post will remain. We encourage all users to take advantage of our voting function. It is our most reliable tool in maintaining the health of this community.
In the event that a post has remained up beyond a reasonable amount of time, correspondence is to be directed through our contact page to inform us of the thread in question. A link to the thread is helpful in expediting the review process.
Inside the Gators will not tolerate hateful speech, degrading remarks, or personal attacks made about other posters, athletes/coaches/faculty at University of Florida, or anyone else.
Due to the size, scope and diversity of this forum, subjects that elicit differing opinions and passionate beliefs will undoubtedly be posted. Please remember that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Refrain from attacking users in a malicious manner because their opinions and remember to direct your disagreement at a poster’s argument and not at the poster as a person. Many good threads have been derailed in the past because they have devolved from constructive debate into name calling.
Criticisms of coaches or administrators at University of Florida needs to be kept to their official capacities as coach or administrator. Attacking these individuals personally is not an appropriate discourse on this forum. This includes calling for the firing of a coach or administrator. In no way does this mean that we agree with the performance of a coach, or are hedging our alignment with a coaching staff or athletic department.
Posting pictures and hyperlinks
All images need to be work safe. This means no nudity, partial nudity, or pornographic images will be allowed on the site. All posts of this nature will be removed as soon as possible, and will result in an immediate suspension from the forums.
Anything hyperlinked on the Inside the Gators forum that is directed to a site with inappropriate material will be considered by our moderators as being posted directly onto our forums. If you link to a site that has inappropriate content you can be suspended per our posting policies.
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We also ask that our users refrain from posting premium content on Inside the Gators from other sites as well. Users found to be posting premium content from other sites may be subject to a suspension.
Each person is entitled to one username per email account. Users found to have numerous “sock puppets” will face moderator action and possible loss of posting privileges. Usernames found to be inappropriate by Inside the Gators will be suspended, and the account holder will need to contact customer support for renaming the user account and reinstatement of posting privileges.
Using a “sockpuppet” to get around a suspension will result in a ban for the sockpuppet account, and a lengthened suspension for the original account.
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- The incident will be logged in order to track repeated violations by a given user.
- The material should be republished only if said material is confirmed to NOT be in violation of a copyright.
- The user will be contacted and informed not to post copyrighted material.
- Repeat offenders will be banned from further postings.
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