Welcome! Sherdog is a private forum so posting is a privilege, not a right. All rules are subjective to administrative interpretation. Double Yellow: last 30 days. Members lose many posting abilities, including being prevented from accessing the Off Topic and Platinum forums. Any infractions while carded may result in a ban. Double Yellow Infractions 1. Fighter Bashing (including a fighter's girlfriend/wife/family member(s)/loved ones, refs, promoters and the like). Criticism is fine; flaming is not. No insults (calling fighters cans, chumps, scrubs, etc.). Please note that an unsubstantiated accusation of steroids and PEDs is fighter bashing. In regards to female fighters, posting inappropriate, sexual or graphic comments is considered trolling and fighter bashing. 2. Flaming Comments ("Shut up, jackass," "Screw you, Dick," etc.). 3. Postwhoring/empty posting. Posting +1, empty quotes, too long/didn't read, rickson by armbar, "huge if true," pic-whoring, etc. will result in cards and postcount reduction, and if it's more than a few, or a pattern, it will result in a ban. 4. Scrollbombs, oversized pics or posts that distort, interfere or cause problems with a thread. 5. Posting/soliciting video clips of events recently shown on ppv. 6. No bareass, or graphic sexual poses, avatars included. 7. Copyright infringement. Ex: If a site posts an interview, post a link, don't cut and paste the entire article. Posting and requesting illegal streams may be met with a ban. 8. Posting a thread in the wrong forum, "dubs" may be given out depending on the context of the situation. Please refrain from making Bellator vs UFC threads in the UFC forum, those threads go in the Wasteland forum. Also, post Bellator threads in the Worldwide forum. 9. Profanity in thread titles. Don't use profanity (Fuck, shit, etc.) in thread titles as these may appear on the front page under the Forum Threads section of Sherdog's main page. 10. Circumventing the word filter. Using alternative letters, numbers, symbols, spaces, fonts, etc, in a word to prevent it from being censored by the word filter. Posting pictures with banned words on them also counts as circumventing the word filter. BAN INFRACTIONS 1. Hateful/Inappropriate Comments. "Shut up ***," "Fuck you, Newb," etc. 2. Member Harassment, including pms, threats. 3. Tape trading/selling/spam. 4. Registering or using an alternate account while carded. 5. Orchestrating forum raids. 6. Posting a private conversation or personal information without consent. 7. Trolling (posting ridiculous/racist/disturbing/pornographic comments, images or links.) 8. Porn (Posting, Quoting or Soliciting pornographic images or links). This means: No rape threads/posts/images No shit threads/posts/images No bestiality thread/posts/images No gross-out threads/post/images No sexually graphic threads/posts/images No incest/pedophile threads/posts/images Once you're banned do not try to re-register by purchasing a Platinum account, the account will be banned and the money forfeit. Additional Rules, clarifications and guides are listed below. Please read threads stuck at the top of the subforums before posting in them. Rules are occasionally updated, please pay attention to any stickies and when in doubt, reread this thread for updates. ------------------ALSO REGARDING PORN------------------ ******NOTE-Quoting, encouraging, promoting, celebrating, responding to/t-ing a pornographic thread is keeping the thread alive and will result in a similar ban infraction for any and all involved, regardless of joindate, status, postcount, or Platinum membership. And there are NO refunds given to anyone with a banned Platinum status. The money is forfeited.****** ****NOTE**** -We're only interested in what happens regarding the website, if your brother, ex-girlfriend, asshole roommate gets into your account and posts infractions, the account will take the bullet regardless. If you see a thread getting out of hand or is blatantly inappropriate, please use the report a post function or pm a moderator and it will be taken care of. Thanks, and enjoy the forums.