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    Welcome to the bodybuilding.com forums! We have a few simple rules for our members, so everyone can have a more productive and enjoyable time here. Please read through these rules carefully before posting. If you have any questions about them, please PM(private message) a moderator

    1) Do not attempt to start flamewars (ie: no baiting). Posts that are irrelevant, insulting, or simply stupid that are posted in an attempt to start flamewars, increase post count or generally cause aggrevation will be closed or deleted. Repeated violations of this rule will result in a ban.

    2) Do not be a post whore. This essentially means that we do not want members to post simply for the sake of increasing their post count. Here is a general definition of a post whore Definition by dio
    Post whore - Many bumpers evolve into the much dreaded post whore, whose only purpose it seems is to accumulate posts. With such gems of wisdom as "I agree," "me too" and "I heard that somewhere," the post whore manages to accumulate 1000s of posts without ever really saying anything.
    This behavior will be dealt with on a post-by-post and user-by-user basis. Please DO NOT REPORT post whoring. If we continously see post whoring, it will be dealt with by deleting the majority of the users posts (to lower post count) along with a warning. If the actions continue, it can be a bannable offense.

    3) No posting links to online accumulative count increase games (browser based). These include virtualbodybuilder, outwar, kingofchaos, druglords, etc. These are games whereby an individual has numerous people click a link, which increases their score. Posting these will result in an IMMEDIATE BAN and we will report them as spam to the game, which will result in you losing your overall score.

    4) Be respectful of women. Please do not refer to women as bitches, whores, hoes, sluts, skanks, etc. These are offensive terms and threads containing these terms (in reference to women) will be edited, closed or deleted. Repeated warnings will result in a ban.

    5) Trolling will not be tolerated. Trolling (posting bull****, nonsense, or attention getting threads) with false accounts, with the intention of disrupting this forum, causing harm, or aggrevation of the members of the mods will get you banned. If you continue to reregister accounts, we will report you to your ISP for spamming & violation of their terms of service and have your account canceled.

    6) Posting SICK or DISGUSTING pictures/movies/websites will result in AUTOMATIC BAN! Pictures of tubgirl, goatse.cz, etc will result in an IMMEDIATE ban. This includes images of death, gore, sexual pictures, or anything just obsene or gross.

    7) Keep signatures SHORT. We are all sick & tired of seeing members with page long signatures. The first time, we will simply ask you to change it, if you don't cooperate you will be banned. Just keep your signature less than 10 lines or so and you should be fine.

    8) There is no advertising allowed on the forum, and posting links to outside vendors is not allowed. This board is run and sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, but we want the truth about the products, good or bad, to be posted here so you can make a smart decision. You are welcome to post links to the cyberstore within the site, but we do not allow discussion of other supplement store sites for obvious reasons. If you attempt to post about other stores, you may notice they are blocked out with asterisks (***). Although you are welcome to discuss any manufacturer�s products, you may not publicly display other places to purchase these products. If you are a supplement company or store owner, you are welcome to post here - but advertising links in your signature are not allowed. Advertising of products is also not allowed, however discussion of products whether they are sold through the Bodybuilding.com store or not, is allowed with some exceptions. (There a few brands that we do not allow to be discussed because of abuse.) If you are a supplement company owner or representative, please make it clear to us your affiliation with the company. Other unrelated advertising is not allowed, but you may PM a mod if you wish to post a link to your website in the misc forum. We do not allow links to online auctions or to advertise to other members if you are trying to sell your supplements or other products. This includes ebay auctions, online stores, personal forums, etc.

    9) Be respectful of the other members. Racism, bigotry & sexism will not be tolerated. We do allow frank discussion with the other members, and like to have a laugh, but some things are not appropriate. Repeatedly flaming, insulting and attempting to cause fights with other members will not be allowed and can result in a ban. Please be respectful to the board, the members and moderators. If you have a problem with another board member, please PM a moderator about it.

    10) No posting sources or asking about sources for prescription or illegal drugs (including steroids). We want to protect our members safety from scammers and illegal purchases. We can no longer allow individuals asking for ancillary drug sources such as Clenbuterol, T3, Online pharmacies, etc. There is a steroid forum on this board, and you can find information about most of these drugs in there. If you need help verifying a source, please PM one of the steroid forum moderators (they do not give out sources, so don't bother asking them).

    11) Moderators decisions are final. Our moderators are all unpaid volunteers who are looking out for the best interests of our members. We want to help each and every member get the best experience possible on our board, but there will always be individuals who choose to break the rules and be banned. THERE IS NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON THIS. If you have a problem with a decision a moderator makes, please PM (private message) them and discuss with them the issue. We will be glad to discuss it with you there, but starting threads about it is not allowed. These threads will be closed or deleted.

    12) Do not cross post. There are many catagories in this forum, which should have subjects pertaining to them. Please make sure you are posting your thread in the correct section. For misc topics, go to the misc section. DO NOT post your question in more than one forum. Multiple threads will be closed or deleted.

    13) No posts about RACE. We do not allow posts asking about preferences or functions of various races, ethnicities or creeds. This always end up turning bad and will be closed or deleted.

    14) The Religion/Politics Forum is for CIVIL discussion of relgion & politics. The Religion/Politics forum is a hotbed for issues that are very sensitive to many individuals. Please try and be respectful of other peoples viewpoints, do not start posts to flame or cause problems or you will be banned. If you see an offensive post, please report it.

    15) Do not register multiple usernames. This is self explanitory. If you are caught using multiple usernames, your accounts will be banned, and if you reregister you will be IP banned and your ISP will be contacted to report abuse.

    16) Do not place "Banned" under your username. This is annoying and we have enough to worry about having to deal without this nonsense. If you place the word "Banned" under your username, expect to become banned.

    17) Only report posts that need to be reported. This means messages that are spam, advertisements, violations of these rules and problematic harrasement posts.

    By being a registered user on the bodybuilding.com forums, you agree to these rules. These rules can change any time, without notice. These rules apply in this section of the forum, as well as all other forum catagories.

    Repeated warnings of any of violations of any of these rules can result in a ban. Please use the "Report this Post to a Moderator" function if you see anyone violating these rules, or find an offensive post.

    Above all, we want you to have a pleasant experience on bodybuilding.com so you can learn how to achieve your fitness goals. If you have a question about any of these rules, please PM a moderator.

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    Post About Political, Racial, Sexual, etc Threads

    From now on, we are not going to allow posts regarding RACIAL issues that can insight derogatory, inflamed and insulting remarks about anyone's race or ethnic background.
    Posts regarding issues on the following will not be tolerated:

    -Racial questions about why one race does one thing or prefers some type of thing. These stereotypes and overgeneralizations cause nothing but anger between other members.
    -Racist posts, or posts attempting to insight racism
    -Derogatory racial terms
    -Making fun of a person's race, religion, sexual preference, etc
    -Attempting to start discussions on different types of religion meant to insight flame wars and hatred
    -Questions about Nazism, fascism, the KKK and other racial hatred groups

    Examples of offending posts that are not allowed:

    Race
    Why do all black people like certain types of music?
    Do white people not understand about slavery?
    I hate ____ people and think they should be kicked out of the country
    Religion
    Why does the Koran teach _____?
    Do all Christians think this?
    Sexual Preference
    I don't like gays or bisexuals

    We are also not going to allow insulting posts about issues involving a person's SEXUAL PREFERENCE, RELIGION, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, or POLITICAL VIEWS. If you have a problem with someone's viewpoints, this is not the place to talk about them. We will continue to allow discussions of politics, but when it comes to insulting, flames, derogatory statements, these threads will be CLOSED or DELETED.

    If your thread is closed or deleted, consider yourself warned about further posting related topics. This is also a warning to the individuals posting in these threads that the situation has gotten out of hand and if you further attempt to stir up trouble, you will be banned.

    There is a no Religion & Politics Section - please use that section for discussion on those topics

    Reason:

    There are close to 50,000 members registered on this board at the time of this writing. We have maybe 20 moderators, and are a volunteer staff. This board is dedicated to bodybuilding and fitness. The misc forum exists as a service to the members to talk about off-topic posts in a CIVIL and RESPECTABLE manner. However, we have little patience for posts about someone's race, religion, etc - when they start to go downhill and we are trying to help the other members with their fitness issues.

    There has been talk of removing the misc and sex forums completely, so all members need to take heed and be vigilant. If you encounter a post breaking these rules, report it immediately so we can deal with it.

    With these rules in place, we hope to have a more comfortable board environment for everyone, regardless of race, sex or creed.

    REPEATED WARNINGS WILL RESULT IN A BAN

    Questions

    1) Why have these rules?
    Because, as mods, we are getting pretty sick and tired of having people post this idiotic threads that just end up causing problems and our inboxes being flooded with reported posts. We will no longer tolerate this out of control behavior in the misc forum.

    2) Can we still talk about politics?
    Yes. We still allow political discussions, unless they get out of hand. Please keep civil and respect other members viewpoints. There is now a seperate forum subsection for this.

    3) This is the misc forum. We should be able to talk about whatever we want.
    We realize there are many members who come here just for the misc forum. However, this board is being run with the intention of catering to bodybuilders. That is our primary focus.

    If you have any other questions, PM a moderator.

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    Lightbulb Ideal Forum Usage by Bignbuff

    Seeing as though this site has countless members that register everyday looking for advice, I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread about the best ways to benefit from using this forum. There is an abundance of good and unfortunately bad information on here. This thread was created to make your stay more pleasant.

    Ten Tips to Better Forum Usage

    1) Search Funtion- This is probably your most important tool when doing research. Since this site has so many members just like yourself. It only makes sense that they have asked the same question that you?re going to ask. Learn to use it properly and you?ll become a bodybuilding guru.

    The Search Funtion

    How to use the Search Funtion

    2) Sticky?s- At the top of each forum are sticky?s. These are threads that have been approved by a moderator or administrator as extremely important. Sticky?s generally contain valuable information regarding the forum?s rules or info on the subject of the forum.

    3) Watch Out for Misinformation- While there is a multitude of good members on the boards, there is also a bunch of newbies posting misinformation. If you don?t agree with something, simply ask the member who posted to explain what they?re posting and/or back it up with scientific evidence. As a rule of thumb, you can generally trust that what the moderators and veterans are posting is correct information.

    4) Report the Post Function- In the bottom right of each post there is a button entitled ?Report this post to a moderator?. In the event you see a thread with racial remarks, spam advertising messages, harassment, etc. you should report the thread. That way, a moderator can take the correct course of action with the thread.

    5) Private Messaging- If you have a question or comment for one particular member, use the Private Messaging system the board has. It works sort of like E-Mail except it?s only with members of the board. If you have problems with a member or moderator, it is always best to use this function.

    6) Oh so many posts!-Since there are so many posts every day in this forum it?s quite common for you not to be able to find a thread you posted in. All you have to do when you first come back to the forum to find your posts is simple. Go to the search function and type in your username where it says search by username. It will run the search for you, and all the threads with yellow arrows pointing down next to them are the threads that have been posted in since your last visit.

    7) But I want to become a moderator!-There?s tons of members on this board that would love to become moderators. The moderators and administrator choose who will become a moderator. Your best bet is not to spam the board about becoming one. Instead, post lots of good information, follow the rules, contribute to the board in a positive manner, and they?ll notice.

    8) Informative Thread Titles- As common courtesy to members. Include some information about the subject of the thread when posting one. If you do not, the thread will probably get closed. Examples of inappropriate titled include ?Help? or ?Question?.

    9) Posting Multiple Threads on the Same Topic- If you ask a question in one section, please do not post it in another, or at least wait a couple days to. In the event your question doesn?t get answered at first, simply reply to your own thread with ?bump? and it will go back to the top. If it still doesn?t get answered after a couple of days, then try a new section.

    10) Common Forum Abbreviations and Sayings

    Bump- This has two purposes. Primarily, it is used to bump a thread back up to the top of the page so more people can view it. Secondly, it is used as a form of agreement if you agree with what was said.

    Troll- Someone who comes to the site to cause trouble and is banned by moderators. They are known to come back and back.

    Flame- Harassment of another member. This is not tolerated by the moderators.

    TTT- ?To the top?. This is basically the same thing as ?bump?.

    LOL- Laughing out loud.

    ROTF- Rolling on the floor

    LMAO- Laughing my ass off

    PM- Private Messaging

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    Note:
    Everyone has a favorite type of music and favorite artist.
    Every artist has people who do not like them.

    There will be no tolerance of threads like "F**k all you guys who love XXXXX"

    "So & So sucks so bad they should be shot", etc...

    If you post a thread with some kind of title knocking a particular artist or band, you better have a DAMN GOOD ARGUMENT for it.

    A thread like "XXXX is the lamest guitarist out there" better have hard cold facts behind it, other wise you better title it, "I THINK so & so is not nearly as great as people make him out to be"

    If you call out some artist saying they have crappy technical ability, you should post a youtube video of yourself outplaying them.

    Otherwise, get out of the music section and back to the regular misc where you can just be an idiot.

    Negs handed out regularly for this.

    Personal attacks result in negs, then bans. Systematic problem posts will result in this also.

    This is a section for people, who ENJOY music, to talk about the music they like and help others to find new music. It is not here to act as a hate section towards other bands.
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