Flaming, Bashing, and Trolling
In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. While discussions may become heated, it is not an excuse to result to attacks or insults. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals. When the line is crossed, the discussion may be closed by the moderator. In addition, purposely misquoting users with malicious intent is considered trolling and is prohibited. Racial, sexual, and gender slurs will not be tolerated at any time.
Multiple User Accounts
Each user is allowed only one account. Duplicate accounts are subject to deletion. If you forget your password, use the password recovery tool, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to login, contact the administrator.
Purposely spamming a message board with senseless, vacuous, or empty messages to gain a higher post count, or just to annoy others is not allowed. Promoting your band or music in the appropriate forum is allowed and encouraged. Selling of 311-related memorabilia is allowed with permission. Please contact the moderator in advance if you plan on posting anything for sale.
Impersonating Other Users / Accessing Another User’s Account
You may not impersonate another board member or create an account specifically for the purpose of provoking other users. Also, accessing or using someone else’s account or attempting to access another poster’s account is strictly prohibited. You will be banned permanently.
Nudity/Sexually explicit content
While it is understood that sometimes topics may be inappropriate for certain age groups, use common sense. Nudity and sexually explicit content will not be allowed.
Please note that the report button was made for reporting posts that infringe upon the bulletin board rules only. Please do not abuse this button to get attention to your thread/other threads, or try to get faster support. This will result in you being promptly ignored. If you report a post, please include specific details as to why you are doing so. This will help the moderator to quickly determine the correct action.
It is understood that profanity is a part of daily discussion. Please be mindful of the fact that this bulletin board represents 311, and use common sense with your language. If a word or phrase you want to say is considered “taboo” in everyday life, you should avoid using those words/phrases on this board.
There is an infraction system on our boards. It is a point-based system. If you break a rule, you will be given an infraction. The point value of this infraction will be based on the severity of the infringement, at the sole discretion of the moderator. The structure for infractions is as follows:
1 Point – This is considered a warning. No action will be taken at this time, but it is a notice that you have broken a minor rule.
2 Points – This will result in a 1-day ban.
3 Points – This will result in a 5-day ban.
4 Points – This will result in a 7-day ban.
5 Points – This will result in a 2-week ban.
7 Points – This will result in a 1-month ban.
10 Points – This will result in a permanent ban.
Points accumulate, not unlike points on a driver’s license. They expire 30 days from the date of the infraction (except when one reaches 10 points, which results in a permanent ban).