01-04-2014, 09:20 PM
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WWE Section Rules
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Do NOT Bump Old Threads
Really simple, do not bump threads more than seven days old unless you have new information pertaining to that thread. PM a moderator to make sure it is OK.
Do not double post and make sure your posts add to the discussion topic. Responding to posts with "This" is considered spam so please add more to your quoted responses. Replying to threads with only gif images or pictures does not add much to discussions either. Try to make substantial posts.
No More Unsubstantial Threads
If a thread has a weak or dumb subject manner, or is just a random thought with seemly no reason, it will be closed. If a moderator doesn't think a thread has enough depth, it will be closed. If a moderator thinks a thread should not be open, it will be closed. This includes topics that have been done to death. Usually the moderator who closed the thread will leave a closing remark and you can PM the moderator if you have any questions or concerns about the decision. With that said, remember sometimes the reason a thread gets closed is self-explanatory if it is blatantly worthless.
Opening Posts Should Engage In Discussion
If you are going to post a news story or pose a question to the forum, at least add your opinion or a simple introduction from the original poster. Not doing this will result in your thread closing and you may receive a warning/infraction at the discretion of the moderator.
No Duplicate / Similar Threads
Threads with the same insider reports or discussing similar topics will be close. This also means threads with a subject related to an already open thread. For example, there should not be threads about Cena’s finisher, Cena’s mic work, and Cena’s wrestling ability open at the same time. Since they are all related to Cena, the oldest thread will be the only one to remain open.
USE SPOILERS TAGS
Do not post results/spoilers threads without (SPOILER) in the thread title. Do not post spoilers outside of official spoiler threads. If a discussion calls for it, use spoiler tags. If the spoiler is big enough, say a major title change or a Superstar returning, warning points may be issued. This not only applies to the Smackdown section but to any WWE show such as PPVs, Raw, WWE Main Event, NXT, etc.
Do not flame or personally insult people for having an opinion or disagreeing with your opinion. Do not flame in response to a flame because both of you will be banned. Purposely inciting or baiting other members is also not allowed.
Put Threads In Proper Sections
If a thread is about a wrestler/match/event from a Smackdown broadcast, put it in the Smackdown section. The same rule applies to the Raw section. WWE game threads go in the Wrestling Games section. If you are creating a topic on a PPV, past or present, post the thread in the PPV section not the General WWE section.
NO MORE WHO'S BETTER/WHO WOULD WIN/GREATEST OF ALL TIME THREADS
Random comparison threads have been a major problem as of late, "(blank) or (blank)?" All these topics seem to compare two random wrestlers, without much argument and they all produce the same type of posts. The GOAT threads have become incredibly overdone as well with the same discussions and the same fan wars so they will be closed as well.
Provide Credible Sources
If you post wrestling news, post where you got the info. A link directly to the article would be even better. Wikipedia is the least reliable source of wrestling news. Any thread based on Wikipedia info will be closed. Also, do not use Bleacher Report, Wrestling News World, and Wrestling Cafe as news sources. Moderators will close any thread they believe the source of information lacks credibility.
No WWE vs. TNA Threads
WWE/TNA topics always turn into unnecessary arguments between WWE and TNA fans. Please do not make a thread comparing the two companies.
Creating Threads Based on YouTube or Dailymotion Videos
In the WWE Section and usually with any section outside of the YouTube/Streaming Videos subforum, you should post a topic of discussion or your opinion in the Opening Post of a thread presenting a YouTube or Dailymotion video. If your thread topic is just a YouTube video, post it in the YouTube section (that includes random videos related to wrestling or videos unrelated to General WWE), which can be found here: http://www.wrestlingforum.com/youtube-streaming-videos/
No Requesting/Providing Streams for Wrestling Shows
We are strict on this issue. If you are caught asking for or posting a link to a stream to a PPV or wrestling show you will be provided with a five day ban immediately. Note: You have been warned.
Do Not Make Show Discussion Threads
WWE Mods, Super Mods, or Admins make official discussion threads.
Last edited by Clique : 01-20-2014 at 08:04 AM.