Terms and rules

We welcome you to participate in the BroncosHQ Community, however as with all social circles there are a few rules you must abide by in order to maintain your active membership on the forum.

These rules apply to all members on BroncosHQ.

 

BroncosHQ operates an automated warning and infraction point system. If you recieve a warning, if will be presented to you when you next load a page. You will be required to acknowledge the warning before you can continue on BroncosHQ. Further information on appealing moderation is available on the warning.

If a member breaks a rule, or does something you don't like, report the post. We request you do not call the user out on the forums, let us handle it.

 

· Warnings
Warnings are recorded on your BroncosHQ account and are used to minor offences.
· Warning Points
Some offences, or further repetition after a warning, will result in warning points being added to your account. Warning points expire, in most cases, after twelve months. Repeat offences will extend the previous points a further twelve months. Accumulation of points will result in a ban.
· Forum Ban
If your account reaches the warning points listed in the table below, your account will be banned. In some instances, it becomes necessary for a member account to be banned outside of our warning system. This action is only completed by senior staff.

Ban Length / Type Points Expires
24 Hour Ban 5 -
48 Hour Ban 7 -
7 Day Ban 9 -
30 Day Ban 11 -
Permanant Ban 12 -

 

Thread bans are used when the staff believe a discussion is getting out of hand. Thread bans are our preferred course of action in discussions with high emotion, like live game discussion.

Offence Points Expires
Off-Topic / Thread Derailment 1 6 Months
Circumvent Word Filter 1 6 Months
Inappropriate Advertising / Spam 1 12 Months
Insult other Member 2 12 Months
Ignore Staff Request 2 12 Months
Slander 3 12 Months
Illegal Content 3 12 Months
Racism (Instant 7 Day Ban) 9 12 Months

Discussing moderation on the forums is not allowed. If you wish to discuss moderation, you must open a thread in staff chat.

No Alternate Accounts.
Should you be disciplined with a restriction or ban, you are not allowed to open a new account to obtain freedom to post. Restrictions and bans are given for a reason, and usurping that ability by re-registering is not tolerated. If another account is opened, that account will be banned immediately, and the original account will be further penalised.

Age Restrictions
By posting on BroncosHQ you agree that you are 18 years of age, or older. Any younger viewers are expected to have permission from a parent. BroncosHQ is under no obligation to confirm the age of its members.

Reporting System Abuse
Do not abuse the report system. While we appreciate members reporting bad behavior, or posts, please do not use this system to post rude comments or retaliate against other members. Reported posts will be handled as soon as possible.

No Spamming.
Spamming is characterized by the initiation of threads or posts that contribute nothing to a forum, be it off topic or on topic. Examples include: empty bodies, bodies with few words that have no relation to the current thread or discussion and those posts that state they are spam, either to annoy, advertise or increase a member's post count. Resurrecting old forum posts is also not appreciated unless it serves a worthy cause to the forum. This determination is made by the forum Moderator or Administrator and is not up for discussion.

If you wish to advertise any product or business in your signature, you must do so with previous approval from an Administrator.

No Graphic Material of either a macabre or pornographic nature.
Any posts or links to such content will not be tolerated. Posts with images or attachments must remain work friendly.

No Illegal Software/Copyrighted Discussion.
Discussions involving warez, cracks, security circumvention, using torrents for downloading copyrighted or illegal material is strictly prohibited. This includes music files or other unauthorized software. Asking for help on how to illegally obtain anything online is not allowed.

This includes discussing, or linking to illegal streams of any television show or live sports broadcast.

Do not circumvent the profanity filter
You have the option to view and post swear words which are otherwise restricted. You can turn this on or off from your member settings. Circumventing the word filter is not allowed, and if you wish to swear, we request you turn the censor off.

No Racism, Discrimination, Bigotry and Hate Speech
BroncosHQ does not allow posts of this nature. Offences of this nature carry our highest infraction points. Breaches will be met with an automatic ban from BroncosHQ.

Personal Attacks
Personal attacks on other members of BroncosHQ are not acceptable. If you feel you are being attacked, or unfairly targeted by another member, please report a post you feel needs to be looked at.

Posting
Please post on topic and within the subject area of the sub-forum. If your topic does not fit, please use our General Discussion area. If you have questions on the correct content area, please open a thread in staff chat.

Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters, including mobile phone emojis, to draw attention to your post.

This is an English speaking site, and we expect all posts to be in English. Links must resolve to other English speaking sites.

All live game information should be in the appropriate forums. Please be mindful, and use the spoiler tags if you are posting about sports, television, or movies.

You must source any news articles you are quoting in a post for discussion. This is inclusive of sourcing or embedding any posts from social media. BroncosHQ supports embedding of all major social media sites.

You must post on BroncosHQ in the English language. We understand some people struggle with spelling, and correct grammar, but it is appreciated that you attempt to write correctly.

No Avatar, Signature or Custom Title abuse
These are a site courtesy and abuse of them will result in them being lost and your account being restricted.

Staff Discretion
All rules are applied and enforced at the discretion of the staff. We reserve the right to change these rules at any time without notice. In some cases, we may refuse registration, or membership, to any member account we see fit.

News Posting
Members are strictly prohibited from copy and pasting news articles from commercial sources, including, but not limited to News Ltd.

You may summarise the article you have read, and give the important information the article is conveying. You may provide a link to the article. Do not use click bait headlines that are designed to stir members up. Do not embellish the facts.

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