Hello fellow posters!
We are the two moderators who were chosen by BDC to try to make this forum a better place for everyone. For now, we would prefer to remain anonymous. Our goal is to promote the exchange of ideas in a congenial way within the forum rules that you will find at the bottom of each forum page. We decided to initiate this sticky thread not only to introduce ourselves (we are both long term posters here who have been posting along side you for years) but also to serve as a place where you can file any concerns about the job we are doing, both good and bad, and for us to be able to provide you all with the reasons a post or a poster has been removed from circulation should the situation arise. Teresa has asked the contracted off site moderators to scale back their services, so most of the moderating here will be done by us. We hope this works out well for everyone.
Now, as for specifics:
These are found at the bottom of every forum page. Its basic common sense, really. No personal attacks, no bigotry etc. We would also add "no flaming" (ie, no posting with the sole purpose of stirring the pot). If you are unsure of the current posting rules, please reread them. We will not be making up the rules as we go along, but there may be times when common sense has to be used as well.
Deleting Individual Posts
Posts will be deleted based on the forum guidelines as noted above. If appropriate, the reason a post was deleted will be stated on this thread. We cannot read every single post, so if you believe a post is outside of the forum posting guidelines please help us by pointing it out.
In most cases before a poster is banned there will be a warning from one of us, both here on this thread (so please check it periodically) as well as on the thread you posted upon that made us consider removing you. The amount of time you will be banned will be based upon the nature of the what you wrote as well as how many times you have already been banned.
This is YOUR forum. If you would like to discuss non-baseball topics in a congenial manner from time to time we believe that is fine. Some non-baseball topics have gathered a lot of interest and have resulted in some very good discussions. Individuals who do not wish to engage in such discussions can certainly find a host of other threads in which to participate.
In the interests of keeping this brief we will stop here. Your feedback is welcome.