Post by tog on Jul 19, 2015 6:44:10 GMT -6
One of the first things to keep in mind is this: THIS IS A FOOTBALL SITE. AN X AND O's FOOTBALL SITE. PURE FOOTBALL SITE. WE WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN HERE, BUT KEEP IT CLEAN GUYS. THERE ARE TEACHERS ON HERE THAT DO NOT NEED CERTAIN THINGS POPPING UP ON THEIR SCREENS IN CLASS. SO, NO PICS OF FINE (OR OTHERWISE) FEMALES IN AVATARS OR WITHIN THREADS. (SEND THOSE TO ME VIA PM'S ;))
1. The rules of engagement.
We feel as though we need a list of ground rules on the board so this does not turn into a football site like so many of the other sites many of us have been in. This is a quality board, at the moment, and we sincerely hope it stays this way.
a. Your offense is not better than anyone else’s. No one else’s is better than yours. What we each run is unique to us and works for us. If you want ideas on adjustments or alternatives ask, if someone wants yours they will do the same. This board is fostered on the foundations of mutual respect. Appreciate the differences we all have, if you can’t, do not be on this site.
b. Defense. same as rule #1
c. Special Teams. same as rule #1 and #2
d. Questioning ethics or integrity of other coaches on this board is something that will not be tolerated. Rule questions, interpretations, or discussions are fine. Do not insult another coach. Do not call another coach “out”. Be a professional. Again be a professional. Sometimes agreeing to disagree is fine. After all this is not about world domination, it is a football GAME.
e. If you have an idea, POST IT. Do not be a “lurker”, CONTRIBUTE something. There are no dumb ideas, or dumb questions. Feedback on this forum is always good, it is part of the learning process.
f. If you give feedback on an idea or answer a question do it as a professional. If the person wanting feedback or answers really wanted to be talked down to, they would not have posted. Remember we were all young rookies once, and yes, even we thought we had all the answers at times.
g. Have fun. But do it in a “fun” way. No need to step on toes of others to have fun. A good discussion or argument is okay, as long as it is not personal. It is okay to have a good time on the board, but let’s try to stay somewhat focused on football. If all you want to do is clown around, there are other sites for that.
h.. There is no need to “validate” your posts on here by saying “so and so does this”, or “I have been coaching for X # of years”. Your ideas and thoughts will validate themselves by the logical and sound aspects with which you write or “speak” them.
i. There is no need for anyone to get bent out of shape over semantics. One person’s ace set is another person’s double wing set, is another person’s “f” package. It is all the same, we just may not speak the same language at times. If you need clarification on something, just ask.