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1) Mission
The Fighting Illini Forums at IllinoisLoyalty.com is an online community focused on the respectful discussion of Illini athletics.

2) Posting privileges
Your posting privileges can be revoked at anytime without notice.

Although the administrators and moderators of IllinoisLoyalty.com will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of IllinoisLoyalty.com, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violate any laws.

The owners and moderators of IllinoisLoyalty.com reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any post or thread for any reason.

3) Guidelines - Personal attacks, hostilities, aggression, cursing, etc
Personal attacks/hostilities/aggression towards other Forum members are not permitted.

Cursing is not permitted.

It is entirely up to individual Forum members to contribute to the site and gain a profile donation "badge". Under no circumstance will a Forum member taunt another Forum member about having or not having a badge.

4) Use the correct Forum
If you are looking for tickets, or have tickets available, post in the Ticket Forum. Do not make ticket posts (or make reference to your Ticket Forum listings) anywhere else on the board. Please read the Ticket Forum Rules before you post in the Ticket Forum.

If you have a question about when season tickets or when a specific sports event goes on sale, post in the appropriate sports forum.

Posts about the Illinois Women's Basketball team belong in General Sports Talk.

Posts about the professional athletic careers of former Illini players belong in General Sports Talk.

Posts about men's basketball recruiting / football recruiting belong in the respective Basketball or Football forum.

Posts about the Chief belong in General Sports Talk.

5) Stay on topic, do not be repetitive, limit your replies, use quotes correctly
When responding to a thread, keep the discussion on topic.

If you have a point to make in a thread, make it, do not repeat your point over and over again.

If you use the "quote" feature to respond when replying in a thread, trim out any unnecessary text from the quote. Most of the time it is not necessary to include the entire quote when replying.

It is not necessary to respond to most or every single post in a thread. If you absolutely must reply to more than one post in a thread, make use of the "multi-quote" feature so your reply fits neatly into one single post.

If you break the "quote" feature in your reply, use the "edit" button to fix your post-

Edit button

6) When discussing an external article
When discussing or quoting an external article, include the article url if it is available online.

You may not quote any part of external premium content onto the forums. Premium content is external online content that you pay a membership fee to view. (For example, Rivals.com, Scout.com, and ESPN.com have popular premium sports content services.)

Refrain from asking about the content of premium content.

It is okay to quote selected excerpts from an external non-premium article, but do not copy the entire article text onto your post.

7) Personal info
Remember this is a public forum, as such it is suggested that members steer clear of providing detailed personal info about yourself (for example, your home address) when posting.

Additionally, do not post personal info about other people.

8) Report a problem
If you have a problem with a specific post, report the post by clicking on the alert button:

If you receive an inflammatory Private Message, forward it to Dan.

If you have a general issue with someone/something in the Forums, send a Private Message to Dan.

9) Signatures / avatars / images / bbcode
  • Set signature text to Size = 1.
  • Signature text should not exceed 5 lines single-spaced.
  • Animated images in signatures and avatars are not permitted.
  • Signature images should stay within 600 pixels wide and 100 pixels in height.
  • Signature images or any posted image that is offensive will be removed.
  • Links or references to ticket listings are not allowed.
  • Signature links are allowed as long as the link(s) go to the member's own profile on another website (such as a social network, blog profile, etc.), or member's own personal or professional site.
  • The owners and moderators of IllinoisLoyalty.com reserve the right to edit user signatures for any reason.

To learn about how to use the bbcode in the Forums, see this help page.