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RECRUITING FORUM RULES - EVERYONE READ BEFORE POSTING

Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting' started by osugrad21, Jan 12, 2005.

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  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    This is the only forum on this site where we ask posters to follow a few simple rules. These rules are in place due to the frequent visits from parents, coaches, and the players themselves. Therefore it is imperative that we respect these visitors and portray the site in a positive light.

    1) No Cursing on the Recruiting Forum...of any form or degree.

    2) Absolutely No bashing of a recruit...regardless of his choices, we will not partake in the bashing of a 17 year old kid.

    3) Do not post Premium Info from other sites...summaries with a link are as far as we can legally go. Do not Cut and Paste from Scout/Rivals even if the article is free. Summarize and link just to be safe.

    4) Don't hijack a player's thread...if you feel the subject matter moving away from the player, you are only causing the Mods more work. This forum is about the kids first...

    5) Do not try to contact or influence a recruit on this board. While it is acceptable to relate the strengths of the Ohio State University in a general way, please do not cross the line and start begging, pleading, cajoling, etc. recruits to become Buckeyes. Not only is such conduct often counterproductive (the school and the football program should be able to "sell" themselves, and the coaching staff doesn't really need your help), it could also be a violation of NCAA recruiting rules. All "open letters" to recruits will be deleted. Simply, if you tell a recruit he needs to be a Buckeye because of X, Y, and Z...you are crossing the line.

    6) Negativity about a recruit, although not bashing the player, needs to be handled with care. There is not a problem with stating feelings about a recruit's possibilities of going elsewhere. However, please make sure that the post fits into the flow of conversation. Opinions will vary following various updates and are welcome in the forums. This, however, does not mean a poster should make a definite proclamation out of the blue or consistently interject their negative thoughts over and over. If you are convinced of a player going elsewhere and are not involved in the updates being provided, simply read the thread and pass on the posting.

    7) Please don't post things like "Anything new?" or "Anyone hearing anything?" or any variation of the sort. When info or news is available, we will post it.

    Usually, these problems are handled by edits and simple PMs. However, if you continue to disregard these simple rules, the Warning System will have to be used.

    If you have any questions or concerns, PM one of the Mods or Admins for clarification.
     
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    And Luca and Mili will be watching...

    ...and LJB :nerd:

    ...and Highstreet and WadC45
     
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Guys, we appreciate any help that is offered in terms of summaries we miss or new prospects. However, if you want to start a new thread, please follow the Prospect Form we have been using (shown below). Also, please make sure that tOSU has interest in this player. Plenty of players will list tOSU, but that interest will not always be returned. Start the threads, but don't take offense if we move them to the Reference Locker until more information becomes available.

    Picture
    Link to profile page (Rivals is preferred then Scout/Insiders)
    High School
    Location
    Position(s)
    Height
    Weight
    40 time
    Bench Press
    Squat
    Vertical
    GPA
    SAT/ACT
     
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Attention: Fans of Other Schools

    Gentleman, first and foremost, everyone is welcome on BP. However, many of you need to realize this is a tOSU forum. There will be comments concerning other schools...especially TSUN. You are free to debate and defend as much as you desire...except in the recruiting forum.

    Promoting another school is not going to be tolerated in these forums. You can provide news, updates, summaries, etc...but we do not allow open letters from BP members to players and we certainly do not allow other fans to come on these boards and trash tOSU.

    I'm preaching to the choir mostly here as the regulars among the visiting fans have always shown respect, but a recent influx has crossed the line one too many times.

    Please remember where you are...or you will not be here long.
     
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    As various lists become available (Rankings, All-State honors, etc.), please post the entire list or a link, if it is on a premium service, in one thread instead of individual threads that will flood the board with redundant news.
     
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    After a few recent episodes, any form of personal information regarding a recruit will be deleted. This includes any pages on MySpace, FaceBook, AOL, or any other form of personal communication including Handles or Screen Names on various messengers. The only acceptable pages we will display are team or school pages. Thank you for your cooperation.
     
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Read Me

    LJB's explanation of the policy on premium info is so good, everyone needs to read it...this thread will be merged or deleted later, but everyone needs to understand this policy as warnings are getting close for some people.

     
  8. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Contact w/ recruits...

    I know this is a basketball article, but it is related to the kind of things that go on with this website, particularly as it relates to OSU football. Please keep in mind that your interactions with recruits can have consequences for the program if you take it too far. There are recruits that read this site, and if they're coming here and posting, that is not harmful. However, I have seen people on here pull up myspace pages of recruits and things of that ilk, and that starts getting into dangerous territory. We all want good kids and good athletes to suit it up in the 'Shoe, but Tressel & Co. can do just fine on their own without the help of people like us. Let them do their thing.

    I'm not saying anybody here has done or is doing anything like this, but it's something that we should all keep in the back of our minds as recruiting heats up this year.

    http://www.sportsline.com/print/collegebasketball/story/9563214


     
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Just sending this thread to the top for the new posters and as a reminder to the regs...

    Let's keep it neat and clean please.
     
  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Guys, we need to clean up the language lately...too much minor cursing going on now.

    This includes damn, hell, and any form of symbols used to replace letters such as a$$.

    Clean it up.
     
  11. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    We are still having way too many instances of people not following the rules we have laid out for the recruiting forum...especially the language. A couple of times a day we are having to edit people posts because of cursing. Warnings and bumping the rules have obviously not gotten people's attention so we are going to start handing out infractions until people get the message. If the results are some people have their access to the recruiting forum temporarily suspended, then so be it.
     
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Time to tighten down guys...

    Visitors, we respect your outside perspective, but if you are hear to spew propaganda for your team, you will not last long. The hijacking of threads to spout off about your team's chances/why your school is the logical choice ends now.

    For the BP crew, please do not allow yourself to be drawn into the discussions that take away what we have built here. If someone is not following the high standards we demand in this recruiting forum, let a mod know and it will be handled immediately.

    However, the warnings are over...the situation is not improving and it is past time to start removing people.
     
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    One more time...

    If you see a premium article we haven't summarized yet, be patient, PM a mod or even consider buying a subscription so you don't have to wait on us...

    ...but please quit calling for updates in threads.
     
  14. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Just yesterday I had to edit 4 posts in the recruiting forum because of language...obviously we haven't made it clear enough...no swearing of any kind will be tolerated in the recruiting forum. This is a group warning...the next one I have to edit is going to have an infraction tied to it.
     
  15. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Final warning...the hammer is coming down starting today. I have had to edit 5 posts becuase of swearing in the last 24 hours. I am done editing posts...I am deleting posts and handing out infractions.
     
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