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Everyone that is a member here has read and agreed to this before, but to those who need a refresher, below are the POSTING GUIDELINES at NYBASS.COM. Regardless of what some members think, NYBASS IS NOT an adults-only, mens club. There are women and children that enjoy the site so please be respectful to them when posting.


Although the administrators and moderators of NYBASS.COM will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of NYBASS.COM, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws. The owners of NYBASS.COM reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Regarding signatures: If you're a pro-staffer of a current NYBASS sponsor, you are allowed to put a link to their website in your signature. If you are a pro-staffer of a NON-SPONSOR, you may NOT put a link to the company, however you can write the company's name in your signature. The same goes for representatives from companies: you may NOT link to or place an image representing your company in a post. Just the name. We will force remove it if you do not comply, and if you place it back up, you will get a ban at the moderators' discretion.

And, no posting threads blatantly promoting a non-sponsor product or purposely bashing a sponsor product. Of course you may discuss anything related to bass fishing here at NYBASS and that includes discussion of any products related to bass fishing. But please don't start threads for the sole purpose of promoting a product, unless you're a sponsor and it's in the Sponsor Forum.

Now, there is the issue of creating secondary user accounts to mask your identity. This is one of the worst things you can do at NYBASS and will result in an instant ban for both accounts. It takes 15 seconds to find two or more usernames that both come from the same computer. YOU WILL BE INSTANTLY BANNED WITHOUT WARNING. We have done it in the past and will do it again. This is a zero-tolerance issue.

Also, be respectful of others. Disrespectful posts will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be warned or banned at the moderators' discretion. This also relates to "digs" and negative innuendo towards other members. If you have a problem with a member or moderator, please deal with it off the board. If you have a question or problem with the way something's been moderated, please PM MikeD or JohnG. DO NOT CALL OUT MODERATORS OR MEMBERS ON THE BOARD PUBLICALLY. There are too many misunderstandings that happen on an internet forum. More often than not, conflicts are easily settled when they're dealt with in private, off the board. When personal conflicts are discussed publically, they tend to blow out of proportion. This is a FACT and has happened time after time at NYBASS. Please resist the urge to post offensive remarks publically and contact the person in question IN PRIVATE.

Last but not least, the administrators of NYBASS reserve the right to remove any member at any time from the forums if they deem necessary. That's about it. Enjoy NYBASS and remember that we are the friendliest bass fishing forums on the internet. There are members of all ages, races and religions here so please be respectful when posting. Thanks!
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