HUSKERMAX™ BBS GUIDELINES
AND SUBSCRIPTION POLICY
Please Read Before Purchasing
offers a BBS (Bulletin Board System) in
which Husker fans are allowed to post messages. In order to be able to post
you must first purchase a subscription at the PayPal link below.Your subscription
purchase qualifies for posting privileges on the BBS for one year, two
years or three years. IT IS NONREFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON. Do not purchase
a subscription if you intend to violate the posting guidelines stated below.
PayPal payment has been received your BBS account will be created. This can
take up to 48 hours to complete.
Do not purchase
a subscription unless you meet the following guidelines:
1. You must
be over 13 years old.
2. You must agree to follow posting guidelines posted below.
below are the rules and policies of the HuskerMax™ bulletin board. All
posters are expected to have read these rules and policies and to comply with
of the HuskerMax™ Bulletin Board: Although the administrators
and moderators of HuskerMax™ bulletin board will attempt to keep all objectionable
messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All
messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of HuskerMax™
bulletin board, nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will
be held responsible for the content of any message.
HuskerMax™ Bulletin Board Approach to Moderation: The goal of
the administrators and moderators of HuskerMax™ bulletin board is to provide
a forum for spirited, civil discussion that is consistent with the reputation
of Husker fans for being knowledgeable, thoughtful, and respectful of opposing
viewpoints. The rules and policies set forth below relate to the situations
that most commonly arise, but no set of rules can ever encompass every possible
situation. Accordingly, the administrators and moderators have the discretion
to impose discipline or to request changes with respect to situations that are
not specifically dealt with below. Moreover, the owners, administrators and
moderators of the HuskerMax™ bulletin board have the right to remove,
edit, move or close any thread for any reason. The owners also reserve the right
to make changes to these rules and policies at any time.
on the Appropriate Board: We provide a number of forums on the bulletin
board that cover numerous topics. Before initiating a new thread, please ensure
that the topic of your thread is appropriate to that board. Threads that are
started on the incorrect board will be moved by an administrator or a moderator
to the appropriate place. Enforcement of this rule will be particularly strict
with respect to the football board during football season.
of Posts: If you feel that these rules and policies are being violated,
please use the "Report Post" link that is located at the bottom left
hand corner of every post. Because the administrators and moderators cannot
review every post, it is very important that registered users assist them with
the “Report Post” function. Posters may also send a moderator or
an administrator a Private Message ("PM") if they have a question
about these rules and policies.
Attacks: The cardinal rule on the HuskerMax™ bulletin board is
to attack the post, not the poster. Personal attacks on other posters (as well
as members of other bulletin boards) are not allowed. If you cannot follow this
basic rule, please consider registering on another bulletin board. With that
said, we also recognize that Husker fans are passionate about the issues that
they debate on the HuskerMax™ bulletin board, and that posters will sometimes
use sarcasm, ridicule, satire, and even condescension to make a point. These
techniques are discouraged but can be used in moderation. If they are utilized
excessively by a poster, that poster can expect to receive a PM from an administrator
the Word Filter: It is the goal of owners, administrators, and moderators
of the HuskerMax™ bulletin board to provide a family-friendly forum for
discussion. Accordingly, the use of gross profanity is not allowed. Profane
terms that are prohibited on the bulletin board are blocked by the word filter.
Attempting to evade, or “beat,” the word filter by using numbers
and symbols is strictly prohibited.
Speech and Images: By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you
will not post any messages, or have Avatars/Signatures or link to sites that
are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, racist or sexist,
or violative of any laws. Anyone that posts a personal threat of bodily harm
will be removed permanently and the appropriate legal authorities may be notified
if that threat is considered to be real. Sexual harassment of posters is strictly
Material: Posters are strongly encouraged to substantiate their opinions
by linking to other websites, and particularly to opinions and data provided
by journalists. In almost all circumstances, this other material is protected
by the copyright laws. Accordingly, posters should always provide a link to
the original source of the material, provide attribution for the author or publisher,
and limit their quotation of the copyrighted material to no more than one or
two paragraphs. Copyrighted images should also be linked to their original source.
Content Material: Often, information regarding the Huskers is posted
exclusively at websites that require a paid subscription in order to view the
content. Reporting this exclusive content of these paid-subscription websites
on the HuskerMax™ bulletin board is generally a violation of the Terms
of Use for the paid-subscription websites. Thus, posters should not link to
or summarize material that is exclusively provided on paid-subscription, “premium”
content. Linked material on the HuskerMax™ bulletin board must be publicly
available without a paid subscription.
The posting of rumors on HuskerMax™ is generally discouraged unless the
rumor has already been reported on by a reputable journalist. Posters may post
rumors (without a link to a journalist) that relate to impending coaching changes
such as the resignation or hiring of coaches. Posters cannot, however, post
rumors that relate to the personal situation of a coach, player, or other poster.
This includes (but is not limited to) rumors relating to alleged misconduct,
injuries, or player transfers.
and Baiting: Trolling is defined as a post or a thread that is deliberately
designed to get a rise out of people, for example by posting information that
is obviously incorrect, asking questions that are nonsensical, or by purposely
antagonizing or mischaracterizing Husker fans. Similarly, baiting is defined
as posts that are calculated to provoke another poster into violating the rules.
Engaging in either trolling or baiting is likely to result in a PM from either
an administrator or a moderator.
Quotes/“Fixed It For You:” Posters are encouraged to use
the “Quote” function when responding to another poster’s post.
It is acceptable to shorten the other poster’s quote if you are addressing
only one portion of the prior post. However, it is not acceptable to change
or modify the prior quote in order to change its meaning. This includes changing
the quoted portion of the post and then putting “fixed it for you”
or “FIFY” in the text of your own post.
No advertising of products or services is allowed. Similarly, links to commercial
sites that sell products or services is not allowed without the express written
permission of the HuskerMax™ bulletin board owner.
Policy: Consistent with the family-friendly nature of the HuskerMax™
bulletin board, pictures and images contained in posters’ avatars and
signature should not contain nudity, overtly sexual poses, or focus exclusively
on the sexual parts of human anatomy. As set forth above, images should not
be obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, racist or sexist,
or violative of any laws. Posters are encouraged to utilize extreme caution
when linking materials on other websites for their avatars and signatures, as
the content of such links can change without notice and result in the posting
of objectionable material on the HuskerMax™ bulletin board. Whenever possible,
posters are strongly encouraged to download the content that they include in
their avatars and signatures to prevent this situation from occurring.
HuskerMax™ Café: The Café is a forum for registered
users to post their opinions on the issues of the day, including politics, religion,
and countless other topics of interest. All of the rules and policies set forth
above apply to discussions in the Café. In particular, the cardinal rule
against personal attacks will always be strictly enforced. The administrators
and moderators also recognize, however, that discussions in the Café
will often become highly spirited, even heated, and do not intend to discourage
such discussions from happening.
Fans: Visitors from other schools are welcome, but tread lightly on
this message board. Pretend like you are a guest at our tailgate outside Memorial
Stadium and you are face to face with 200 Husker fans by yourself and ask yourself
this question. "Would I say what I am about to post in that situation?"
In other words, show us the same respect that you would expect from us at your
Posting on multiple accounts: There is no valid reason for posters to post
under more than one account. If a poster is determined to have opened or posted under one
account while being suspended on another account, then both accounts will be permanently
banned. If a poster is determined to be posting simultaneously under more than one account,
then all but the original account will be permanently banned. No refunds will be issued
for such accounts.
Criticism of Administrators, Coaches, and Players: There is no question that
a vital part of any sports bulletin board is criticism of administrators, coaches, and
players. HuskerMax™ recognizes and encourages such discussions, provided that
they are reasonable and constructive. Posters should recognize that University employees
and student-athletes share the same goals as Husker fans, and they are entitled to be
treated with basic respect. Players in particular should be treated respectfully, as they
are amateurs giving everything they have for their team. Accordingly, name-calling and
mean-spirited attacks on administrators, coaches, and most especially players, is not permitted.
Of particular note
to Husker fans, please be advised that the Solich/Callahan/Pelini debates have been
fully exhausted. Although such discussions are not prohibited, they are also
not encouraged because of the history of such discussions leading to personal
attacks, sniping, and generally uncivil behavior. Accordingly, Solich/Callahan/Pelini
threads will be kept on a particularly short leash, especially during the football
Actions: The administrators and moderators of the HuskerMax™
bulletin board seek to avoid formally disciplining posters whenever possible.
Posters who comply with the rules and policies set forth above and are generally
respectful of other posters will likely never hear from an administrator or
moderator. Unfortunately, sometimes the need for formal action by administrators
or moderators arises. Set forth below are the general practices and procedures
of administrators and moderators in such situations.
Requests: If a thread or a poster is beginning to get out of hand,
moderators will sometimes either make a request in the thread or in a private
message that the poster or posters “tone it down” or otherwise cease
engaging in some activity. If the poster or posters comply with this request,
no further action is necessary. Please comply with any requests that you receive
from an administrator or a moderator.
Warnings: If a poster violates one of the rules or policies set forth
above, it is likely (though not guaranteed) that the poster will first receive
a warning from a moderator about the rule violation and requesting that the
poster cease such behavior. If you receive such a warning, please make a particular
effort not to violate that rule in the future.
Locking Threads: When a thread has gotten out of hand, and warnings
or requests by moderators have been disregarded by one or more posters, administrators
or moderators will sometimes close a thread in order to prevent imminent or
additional rule violations. When this occurs, please do not start a new thread
asking “Why was that thread locked?” or otherwise continuing the
discussion in that thread. If you have a question about why a thread was locked,
please raise that question via PM to an administrator or moderator.
Infractions: Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the
author or other guilty parties receiving an infraction, particularly when the
poster has been warned about the conduct at issue in the past. Each infraction
is worth one point. Three infraction points will automatically result in your
posting privileges being revoked for one week. Six infractions will automatically
result in posting privileges being revoked for one month, and nine infraction
points will automatically result in your posting privileges being suspended
for 3 months or indefinitely. Infractions/points never expire.
Suspensions: In addition to the foregoing automatic suspensions resulting
from infractions, posters can be suspended for rule violations at the discretion
of the owners of HuskerMax™. At any time regardless of point total, the
decision to suspend posting privileges can be made by management or the consensus
of two moderators.
Permanent Revocations and Indefinite Suspensions: The decision to suspend
a poster indefinitely, or to revoke his or her posting privileges indefinitely,
can only be made by the management of HuskerMax™ and not by a moderator.
If your privileges are suspended or revoked there will be NO refund
of your purchase.
Criticism of Moderators and Administrators: As a general matter, criticisms
of moderators and questioning moderation decisions should be handled via PM
to the moderator in question or to the administrators or owners of the board.
There is no blanket rule, however, against raising questions or criticisms publicly
on the boards. Please recognize that the moderators are volunteers attempting
to make the bulletin board an enjoyable place to post and share opinions. Excessive
criticism of moderators on the boards by a poster will result in the revocation
of that poster’s right to raise questions and criticisms publicly on the
Appeals of Moderator/Administrator Actions: Posters who are the subject
of disciplinary action have the right to appeal such actions to the administrators
or owners of the HuskerMax™ bulletin board.
The bottom line is HuskerMax™ wants to provide a forum where fans can
post their opinions and do so in an atmosphere of civilized discussion. If you
are unable to follow the simple guideline of "attack the message and not
the messenger" than please consider registering on another BBS. Remember
that you are a guest on this BBS and guests can be asked to leave.
If you agree
to the terms listed above please proceed with your subscription purchase at
this link. Completing the purchase acknowledges that you
agree to the terms stated above.