Summary of some of the
frequently violated rules
- Messages critical of an individual, group, business, commercial
product, etc., cannot be posted anonymously. They will be deleted and
the poster may be restricted or banned from StriperBoard.
- Replying to, commenting on, or re-posting inappropriate messages
is just a serious, causes just as much or more problems and can result
in the poster being banned from StriperBoard.
- Messages FOR or AGAINST (Pro or Con)
any commercial product such as: items for sale, businesses, guide services,
etc., cannot be posted anonymously (if there is no name and email address
or other contact info and StriperBoard administration does not know
who posted. It will be deleted in most cases.
- DO NOT post comments or questions about these rules or deleted
messages on StriperBoard, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This may result in loss of one's ability to access StriperBoard.
- Repeated violation of these rules may result in loss of one's ability
to access StriperBoard.
- More detailed explanation of these rules
is below. These rules became necessary from abuse
which has been previously experienced on StriperBoard and are
necessary to protect the viability of this forum from postings such
as, but not limited to:
- the author may be promoting their own
financial interests, by anonymous self promotion, or anonymous negative
remarks about a competitor.
- the author has something critical or
negative to say about someone which they wouldn't say if their identity
- Any post may be deleted at any time with no reason given and totally
at the desecration of StriperBoard Admin.
is an open message board with approx. 8,000-10,000 hits/day. These rules/guidelines
are necessary to preserve and protect StriperBoard's effectiveness
StriperBoard is not associated with or owned by any particular
club or organization and is provided by the webmaster as a means of
information exchange for those interested in Striped Bass fishing. The
use of this board is encouraged for all individuals, clubs or organizations
who wish to discuss Striped Bass and abide by these rules. If you have
any questions or comments about these rules/guidelines send your question
Do not post comments or questions about these rules on StriperBoard
- You are welcome
to disagree with posts and debate various issues within these guidelines.
If you have suggestions or comments regarding these rules/guidelines,
email them to email@example.com.
DO NOT post suggestions or comments regarding: these rules/guidelines,
or deleted messages, on StriperBoard.
- a. All messages
and photo's must be striped bass related. StriperBoard is for the discussion
of Striped Bass which includes: tactics, reports, conservation, biology,
tackle, questions, answers, boats, towing, lakes, bait, striper fishermen
and their family, striper clubs, tournaments, and jokes, jabs etc. that
are in good taste. Posts primarily focused on off topics
such as Largemouth, Crappie, Catfish, Hunting or other sports, other
than Striped Bass Fishing, will be deleted. In a nut shell,
try to stay on topic and in good taste.
b. Posting Photo's (read these instructions carefully:
StriperBoard does not host images, photos, or pictures for users, If
you wish to share a an image/photo/picture, we recommend uploading it
Once it is on the photobucket website the image can be shared on the
internet. For each image or picture, photobucket will provide four (4)
links. Only two (2) of these links can be used to share photos or other
images on StriperBoard
link" -- Only the link labeled "Direct
link" can be used in StriperBoard's "Optional Image URL: " field. Copy
the direct link from photobucket and paste it into to StriperBoard's
"Optional Image URL: ". Be sure to replace any text already in in this
field. When you have done this and "Submit" your post to StriperBoard,
the image should show up centered above your message.
Do not place links or URL's to web pages in the "Optional Image URL"
field, it will not work.
code" link -- This link can be used
to share more than one image or photo in a single message. The "HTML
code" link can be copied from photobucket and pasted directly into the
your message. You can copy the "HTML code" link from more
than one photo into the message you are preparing to post on StriperBoard.
DO NOT paste the"HTML code in any of the fields below the message body
of your post -- this link can only be posted in the message body (above
or below or in the middle of your message. When you have done this and
submit your post, the image or photo will show up in the text of your
message where ever you pasted the "HTML code"
- a. If you have
a grievance (complaint/gripe) with an individual, members of a club,
organization or group, StriperBoard is not the appropriate place to
b. Harsh criticism
of a club, organization or group must not be posted on StriperBoard
- such discussion should be made by the members of that club, group
or organization within the organizational structure of that body of
members as members of that body are responsible for choosing their
leadership and/or are free to join or not join and/or participate
if it does not suit them. If you feel you have an issue which needs
discussion and you see no way to do it without violating this rule,
please contact the webmaster@StriperBoard.com
However, constructive comments or suggestions
related to clubs, organizations or other groups, when made in a polite/tactful
manner are permitted but must not be made anonymously
and must include the personal (non web based) e-mail address and name
of the poster. Such posts should not be redundant (see 5.c.).
c. Negative messages related to retail or other consumer products
must not be made anonymously, critical and/or negative messages of
this type, must include the personal (non web based) e-mail address
and name of the poster.
teasing, joking and lighthearted post made in good taste are permitted
anonymously but care should be taken to not to violate the above rules.
- a. Any message
containing profanity, obscenities, vulgar/dirty/coarse/graphic language,
personal attacks, threats, or otherwise considered inappropriate, will
be deleted. Messages may be
deleted at any time with no reason given.
An entire thread may be deleted if it contains inappropriate
not reply to obviously inappropriate posts.
If you see a post you believe to be inappropriate,
please notify the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call and report it at: (864)224-2414 or (864)958-6334.
b. Posting of personal striped bass fishing related items for sale are
permitted and should be kept to a minimum (generally, one per week per
user is sufficient -- follow-ups are permitted for questions/answers,
etc.). Excessive posting of items for sale will lead to
stricter restrictions or loss of privileges.
c. Everyone who has something to sell, naturally, uses every way possible
to promote their business interests. Therefore, StriperBoard must limit
commercial posting. Posts related to subjects, other than personal items
covered in rule 5.b. above, in which the poster has a financial interest,
i.e., from commercial dealers, their agents or aliases, are limited
to one per month. If you would like to place a fixed ad or ad banner
on StriperBoard, please contact webmaster@StriperBoard.com.
Placing an ad on StriperBoard does not alter this rule.
In order to allow discussion
of striped bass related commercial products / services, reference to
related commercial products is allowed as explained in the following
No one should submit repetitive posts which say basically
the same thing as another recent post by them or someone else. If you
like a commercial striped bass related service, product, event, etc.,
feel free to say so unless someone has recently posted the same views
or opinions. In order to allow free information exchange, a reasonable
amount of commercial discussion is allowed when other rules are not
violated. All messages containing discussion of
commercial items cannot be posted anonymously and must include the an
email address which is traceable to the poster -- free email accounts
such as gmail, hotmail, etc., which can be setup anonymously, do not
qualify. Repeated references to anything commercial should be
avoided and if StriperBoard Admin. considers it unreasonable, it will
be deleted. Repeated violations by a specific
user may result loss of privileges. If you like a commercial
striped bass related service, product, event, etc., feel free to say
so unless someone has recently posted the same views or opinions.
If you feel there is enough interest for an opinion
poll on a striped bass related subject, please contact the webmaster@StriperBoard.com
by email for consideration.
d. Posting links/URL's to other fishing message boards/forum sites which
do not allow links to http://www.striperboard.com or are recurring in
an effort to draw users away from StriperBoard, or are made anonymously,
are strictly prohibited and are considered exploitation.
StriperBoard encourages as many users as possible to discuss striped
bass on StriperBoard since it is primarily these users that make this
board function. StriperBoard should not be used to for any purpose which
reduces it's own functionality. (Clarification: This means, any web
sites other than striper clubs, which contain a message board or forum
that serves the same function as StriperBoard.)
- Please try to
make your posts informative and make the subject line reflect the message
as much as possible.
- For messages that
are communication between you and another individual, and not of any
public interest, please use e-mail or other private means. Such messages
dilute the usefulness of StriperBoard for the public.
If you need to ask for someone's e-mail address or phone
number, or ask an individual a question that you feel would be of interest
to the readers of StriperBoard please feel free to post
such a request. However, everyone should respect the privacy
of others and not post their private phone number or e-mail address
unless you are sure it is OK with that individual.
- Being an open
forum the webmaster / owner of StriperBoard is not responsible
for the contents of messages posted on StriperBoard. Inappropriate
messages, when recognized as such, will be deleted as rapidly as possible.
- Claims of action,
flames, and calls to action against any company or person will be removed.
Messages posted at this site are the sole opinion and responsibility
of the poster. Personal exposure: Any posting of another
individual's personal information, without permission, will be deleted
when recognized as such. When a message is posted on StriperBoard.com,
you are granting a soft license to the site to use it.
- Any messages which
may incite or encourage others to violate these rules will be deleted.
Deletion of any message or thread is totally at the discretion of the
webmaster, although there is no obligation to do so. Posters are responsible
for the content of their posts and StriperBoard and the webmaster are
not responsible for the content of StriperBoard but will try to delete
inappropriate post as soon as possible (See rule 5.a.). StriperBoard
does not accept postings promoting non-Christian spiritual, occult,
occultic or otherwise controversial organizations or entities. Determination
of the above is at the desecration of StriperBoard's administration.
- If you do not
agree with these rules, then do not post messages on StriperBoard.com.
Although not a routine practice, the ability exists to search back thru
StriperBoard's web server access files and/or a user's ISP and trace
a post back to the source computer. In extreme cases this ability will
be used to prevent continued abuse.
- If you post a
message and it does not appear on StriperBoard:
After posting a new message, the server should take you back to the
main message list within about 4 seconds.
If you do not see the NEW message you posted in the list you may have
to press the Reload or Refresh button on your browser. Depending on
your local browser settings, the message may not automatically update
to show new posts.
Check this file
often for updates.