Rules and Guidelines The do's and don'ts of the TBD message boards...
Welcome to Two Bills Drive (TBD). This board is a place for Bills fans everywhere to discuss the good and bad factors, personalities, and happenings with our favorite team. A wide variety of people read these notes, so proper decorum is required.
Disclaimer: TBD hopes to foster a healthy exchange of views about the Buffalo Bills. Considering the real-time nature of this service and the volume of messages received on such a service, it is impossible for TBD to review all messages or verify their accuracy either before or after they are posted. Even if the TBD could review all of the posted messages, it could not investigate to confirm the accuracy or truthfulness of the messages, whether the users had the right to post the messages, or to otherwise determine if some user might find the messages objectionable. Please remember that TBD does not monitor the contents of every message on the message boards. Any message that remains on the boards does not indicate approval of that message by TBD. TBD is not responsible for any messages posted. TBD does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not the views of TBD . Any user who thinks that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately at email. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use TBD to post any material which is false and defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by TBD. Although TBD cannot review all the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, TBD reserves the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless TBD and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). While, as a general rule, users of this bulletin board are not required to identify themselves to participate in bulletin board communications, TBD reserves the right to reveal your identity in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you. This has never occurred in the many years TBD has operated such forums. Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate and shall be removed. TBD strives to attract a high quality readership. Intelligent discussion goes hand in hand with minimal moderation. Moderators are on duty to handle occasional conflicts and occasional lapses in judgment. If, over the course of time, a poster's online personality/behavior develops in a way that they become a source of continual conflict then TBD reserves the right to restrict the posting privilege of that person. It is up to individuals to conduct themselves in a manner that is socially acceptable to the community at large. Special note to fans of other teams: This message board is provided for the enjoyment of Bills fans and you should recognize that as such. We welcome fans from any team that come here in the spirit of good sportsmanship and with the intent to exchange good dialog with Bills fans. However, inappropriate trash talk and other inappropriate methods of disruption are grounds for message removal and possible restricted board access to violators. TBD does not allow mischievous activity from disruptive posters that would result in decreased readership or a devaluation of the product. If you can't keep your comments within the framework of these rules - GO ELSEWHERE! The Stadium Wall may be the best game in town, but it isn't the only game in town...
Posts that contain the following material will not be tolerated and will be removed promptly (and depending on the nature of the offense - your ISP may be notified of these violations):
Do NOT post: Advertisements (We sell ad space to anyone who wants to get their website noticed).
Links to obscene material
Personal or harassing threats
Libelous or defamatory information
Personal "crusades" (posting the same information/opinion in an excessively repetitive manner. We want posters to share opinions not bludgeon others to death with them.)
Activities that are frowned upon: Excessive Private Discussions Solicitations Volume Abuse (excessive posting - every thread need not contain your thoughts)
New posters - Turn off the caps lock! Words in all capital letters means you are shouting.
Buying, selling, trading of Bills related material should be directed elsewhere - the Trading Post board available on the TBD Site.
Personal information should be handled via PM when possible.
Courtesy is contagious - Just become someone doesn't share your opinion - doesn't make them an idiot.
It is ok to cheer for other players or to wear the jersey number of your choice.
It is understandable that the conversation may drift during quiet periods in the off-season.
Be conscious that posts in a quiet week in March may be inappropriate during training camp.
If you post breaking news - reference your sources!
When in doubt about posting a Message or Response - apply the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!
And failing that - just use some common sense...
TBD always reserves the right to remove posts that don't enhance the discussion on the board. Contact the TBD Moderators if you feel a poster has violated these guidelines.
TBD does not endorse and is not responsible for any post or claim made on any TBD message board.