By Stuart Anderton
May 10 2012
Welcome to Come On My Lovers.
One thing to make immediately clear, this is not ERE, and for reasons which will be obvious to anyone who has followed ERE recently, things will be necessarily different here.
There will be a traditional moderation regime. Rules will be defined, and transgressors will have posts or threads deleted, and if repeated will be suspended or ultimately banned. I am the referee of COML, and expect to be treated by you "the players" in the same way as a ref on the pitch when it comes to respecting decisions. Sounds harsh, but until things settle down I see no option.
I return I pledge to do my utmost to be fair and not to allow my personal views to cloud my judgement.
The rules are really simple:
-- No personal abuse whatsoever of other posters, players or management. Zero tolerance. For the avoidance of doubt, criticism of a player's playing abilities is NOT abuse.
-- No C words or other equivalent swearing. That includes letter swapping or other obfuscation including variations and abbreviations to get round the letter of the rule. Don't rely on the SportsNetwork swear filter; just don't do it.
-- No posting of obscene images. Cheerleaders are just fine.
-- No libellous posting, or posting links to illegal download or streaming sites. Because it's my @#$%& on the line.
-- Multiple identities are banned
I honestly don't think any of that should be contraversial.
If you break those rules, the post and/or thread will be deleted and you will be warned. A repeat offence will bring a one week suspension. Third time and it's a straight ban.
I have a couple more requests:
-- Please keep non-rugby posts to the Off Topic board
-- The "sticky" threads are intended as repositories for important information; please don't take them off topic as it makes it harder for people to find what they are looking for
-- Please don't post thread titles which are match result spoilers
ERE operated for years though consensus and a democratic feel. Sadly I can't run COML that way, yet.
There is an alternative message board at Bath Rugby In Out if you don't feel able to accept this way of working.
Thanks for your understanding.