Big Blue View is not 'just a message board.' This site is a community of fans who love the New York Giants where we look for mature, intelligent and friendly discussion about the Giants and football in general. It is not a place where you can say whatever you want to whomever you want in whatever language you want. Be mature, be respectful of other's opinions and have something to say that advances the discussion.
Vulgarity & Profanity: There is no place for vulgarity here. You may think you are being funny, in reality that stuff is just crude and immature. As for profanity, please keep it to a minimum. I would prefer none at all, but occasionally a profanity fits the moment. Profanity-filled tirades and cursing just for the sake of cursing will not be tolerated.
Be Respectful: We each have the right to our own opinions, and we have the right to express them in a thoughtful, intelligent manner. People will disagree with you sometimes. NO PERSONAL ATTACKS. No name-calling.
Trolls: Fans of other teams do visit Big Blue View, and they have the right to comment -- provided they act in a mature manner. If a troll comes to Big Blue View and comments inappropriately, please do not engage him or her. Simply 'flag' the comment as inappropriate or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trolling: Remember that you represent Big Blue View when you are visiting another site, and that your behavior reflects on our community. Make your arguments in a thoughtful, intelligent way and be respectful of the fact that yours will be the minority opinion. If you don't think you can hold your emotions in check and comment maturely, then don't comment on other blogs.
Advertising: If you post simply to sell a product or promote your own Web site those posts will be deleted. You will also be banned if it is obvious you signed up specifically for this purpose.
Racism/Sexism/Politics: None of that stuff here, please. In regards to racism, in particular, there is no place for it anywhere. It absolutely won't be tolerated here.
Plagiarism: If you find an article you want to share do not simply copy and paste it into a FanPost or Fanshot. Use a small piece of it and link to it. Or, simply link to it. Don't steal other people's work -- we don't want any legal difficulties.
What You Can Do
It is not just up to me to police the site. It is also up to you guys. If you find a comment, FanPost or Fanshot you find objectionable use the 'Flag' option to let us know, or e-mail email@example.com. Do not engage them in an argument.
In short, be mature. Everyone is here because they love the Giants, and love to discuss them. While we're here, we're all friends. If you are at other sites, represent this one with class.