Posting Guidelines

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Postby Rae » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:54 pm

For full text of the forums policy, please click “Board Rules” at the top of the page.

Note that by registering and posting in the forums at you are a guest of the Matt Kenseth Fan Club and you agree to be bound by the guidelines set forth below. Posts may be deleted or edited by forum staff at any time. Refusal to follow these guidelines may result in a warning, a temporary suspension, or permanent banishment from the site.

The Matt Kenseth Fan Forum is a family-oriented fan community. Respectful conduct is expected at all times. Be considerate of other members. Keep in mind that children do participate in this community.

Posting Guidelines

<blockquote>The following are not permitted in the forums at

• Postings that bash or personally attack other users or drivers (Bashing is defined by Wikipedia as, “a harsh, gratuitous, predjudicial attack on a person, group or subject”)
• Name-calling
• Postings that defame, abuse, or threaten others
• Postings that contain vulgar, obscene, or indecent language, information, or images
• Postings that are bigoted or advocate violence against or harassment of individuals or groups
• Postings that promote illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them
• Postings that contain unauthorized copyrighted materials
• Postings that intentionally disrupt a sensitive discussion
• Postings that advertise or contain any form of commercial solicitation without prior permission from forum staff
• Spamming or excessive cross-posting (posting the same topic in multiple sections)
• Postings that solicit or promote the use of illegal substance(s)
• Postings that contain malicious code or viruses
• Postings that impersonate anyone else
• Postings that discuss personal or private Kenseth family matters
• Postings that discuss personal or private matters of any forum member without their permission
• Discussions of a religious or political nature (prayer requests are ok)
• Topics of a sexual or adult nature regardless of the language used
• Chain letters, urban legends, or virus warnings (real or hoax)
• Postings that contain hyperlinks to sites that violate any of these guidelines

Special note: Some latitude will be given in the Official Race Day posts, which are intended to function as a sort of chat room for people watching or otherwise following live racing. Certain comments made in race posts may not be allowed elsewhere on the message board. </blockquote>

<blockquote>This forum utilizes word filters to prevent such language from appearing. Messages that attempt to circumvent the filters by replacing letters in obscene words with wildcards (*) will be removed or edited. </blockquote>


<blockquote>As defined by Wikipedia, a troll is “someone who intentionally posts controversial or contrary messages in an on-line community … with the intention of baiting users into an argumentative response.” Furthermore, “A troll is a person who approaches a board with the specific intention of stirring things up, either as a goal in and of itself or as a means of attacking the board perhaps motivated by opposition to the ethos of the board.”

DO NOT RESPOND TO TROLLING POSTS. You may send an email or private message to any moderator to point out such comments. Or you can simply wait until we become aware of the post via other means to remove it. </blockquote>


<blockquote>While we are not the grammar and spelling police, please understand that posts written clearly and spelled correctly are more likely to be read and responded to than those with poor spelling and grammar. If you have trouble spelling, compose your messages in a word processor with a spell checker, or download and use the free Google Tool Bar or Firefox web browser, which have built-in spell-checking.

Avoid posting in ALL CAPS, which is considered to be shouting when writing online.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Complaints or comments about the moderating or management of this forum should be directed to a member of the staff and not posted directly on the message board. </blockquote>

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Postby Rae » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:21 am

It's a great time to re-read our forum guidelines.
:ghost: :checkeredflag: <-- I stole that from Jane
Please don't send me questions via PM that should be asked and answered in the open forums. Thank you.
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