Welcome to Steeler Nation!
It's our hope that you find our site an entertaining place to visit. Please take the time to look around and navigate into the various forums we offer for discussions. Should you have any questions regarding policy, functionality, navigation, settings, or any other concern, please feel free to send a PM (Personal Message) to one of our Moderators (Mods) for the answers you require. Our Mods are here to help assist you and enforce our rules and regulations, and in most cases, they can offer you a response to your concerns in real time.
In addition to our Mods, we have some of the best veteran posters on any NFL site right here, and their football & non-football opinions & and observations make for some very spirited, interesting & enlightening discussions throughout this site. We would not hasten to call a few of our Vets "Football Experts". Don’t be afraid to ask them questions or jump right into one of their threads or posts.
While we are primarily a site specifically designed and intended for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, we are proud to also be the home to many fans of other teams from all over the NFL. Our Mod staff is committed to insuring that every member here is treated fairly and equitably, no matter what team you root for. To that end, we appreciate the fact that "talking smack" is part of what makes message boards fun. Smack is permitted, as long as it's not directed at any individual(s) nor made into malicious personal attacks. Please keep your smack within our posted rules, and related to football.
We have established certain rules, as we have members of all ages & a wide variety of diverse backgrounds visiting our site from all over the country & the world. Our rules are based on being considerate of others opinions as well as the use of good judgment when posting your comments. In the event you witness other members posting remarks or any action that you feel may be in violation of our posted rules, we urge you to report the specific post by simply clicking on the: "Report this post to a moderator" link at the bottom left corner of every post. (It looks like this: ) That report is kept completely confidential. We depend on our members for their valuable assistance in helping us be our eyes and ears in keeping this site running smoothly.
Finally, we offer both football and non-football "General Discussion" Forum so as to create as much of an enjoyable & easily accessible experience as possible. The Football Only forum is exclusively intended for football discussions only, while General Discussion is an "anything goes" forum. We only ask that you respect our rules and that you please respect the other members & visitors of this board.
Below is an explanation of our primary rules in no particular order of relevance:
Spamming: Members promoting information or advertising from, or linked to, any form of commercial entities or personal items you may have for sale, will be viewed as Spamming. Your account will be automatically locked.
Selling Tickets: Members are not permitted to post tickets for sale unless the posted price is FACE VALUE of the tickets and is mentioned in the original post. Posting tickets with a price higher than face value will result in your account being locked, no warnings given. Members found to be shopping tickets to potential buyers via the private messaging system will be banned.
Offensive Content: Members are prohibited from posting or linking content containing racial & religious slurs, ethnic slurs & jokes, sexual content, nudity, illegal content, hate groups, graphic or disturbing content, profanity, discussions about illegal activity or any other offensive content whatsoever, whether used as an example to make a point or in a more direct and malicious manner. In all cases, all posts should meet the “PG-13” requirement.
Signature lines and avatars: Sports related sig pics and avatars are always acceptable. However, we are restricting content within signatures and avatars that in any way promotes, mentions or links to any website. The content of all signatures and avatars should meet the Offensive Content paragraph above. Signature pictures should be no more than 400 pixels wide by 120 pixels tall. Animated signature pictures and avatars are not permitted.
Conduct: Members are prohibited from intentionally & consistently posting comments that either result in, or are designed to, inflame, provoke and incite continuous arguments and mean spirited debates. All content must be suitable for all ages. If you repost or quote content that is against the rules, you are similarly as guilty, and face the identical consequences as the member who originated it.
Bypassing The Censor: There are two versions of the board: Censored and Uncensored. All members are free to choose whichever version they wish to use. However, members are prohibited from attempting to bypass the built-in sensor mechanism that automatically replaces profanity and other banned words & phrases with a series of asterisks. Bypassing is any action to thwart the intended function of the sensor, such as attempting to divulge the actual censored word or words by means of using other spellings, symbols, rhymes, or any facsimiles thereof.
Images & Text: Members are prohibited from posting any images, links, or posts that contain sexual content, graphic or disturbing content, racial hatred, profanity, gambling or wagering for monetary gain, any content that should not be viewed by children, discussions about illegally pirated NFL audio or video for sale or trade, or any other inappropriate or illegal content.
Multi-Users: Members are prohibited from using or registering more than one username. Multiple user names are not permitted. Members who continue to do so fully at their own risk, as we periodically “sweep” our registered user lists with software designed to delete such multiple accounts, and this software does not differentiate between primary and secondary usernames. Once a username is deleted/banned by our sweep software, it is absolutely unrecoverable.
Disciplinary Actions: Members who are deemed by the Admin or Mods to have broken the rules may be subject to a variety of disciplinary actions, as the Admin or Mods see fit depending upon the severity of the offense and the perceived intent of the offense, without advanced notice given, including but not limited to: Warnings, Temporary Suspensions, Deletions of Post Count, or Bannings, or any combination thereof. Members who are Suspended and attempt to access the BBS under a new username or account will be banned permanently.
Donations: Free will donations are accepted to help offset the costs of server bandwidth and software upgrades. Contributing members are given special access to restricted areas of the website as well as features such as uploading avatars and signatures, participating in contests, etc. Being a contributor does not allow you to bypass the list rules of the board. Under no circumstance will refunds be given for donations made.
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In all cases above, the Admin & Mods will exclusively determine if any infractions were made, and to what degree. Modifications, changes & substitutions may be made without notice. The above primary rules are posted in addition to the BB rules mentioned during the sign-up process, yet other rules may apply. It is incumbent upon on all members to precisely follow all Mod directives in a timely fashion to avoid banning. Your membership here constitutes your full acceptance of all posted rules.