Community Guidelines

Here are some general guidelines, including a few things to be avoided when commenting at Let's Go Tribe:

Subject lines We believe they serve only to add clutter to the comments section. Please refrain from using them when at LGT.

Political talk. This is a baseball blog, not a political one. Fans who read this blog come from all points in the political spectrum, but have one thing in common: they are Indians fans. That's the community we want to cultivate here at Let's Go Tribe: a group of diverse individuals who love talking to each other about the Indians and baseball. Political debate has its place, but that place is not here.

Personal attacks. In other words, steer clear of "you're an idiot" or "you suck." A good rule of thumb: attack a poster's ideas, not the poster himself/herself. We want this place to be somewhere where people can debate various topics with civility, not a demolition derby.

Trolling/flame-baiting. Trolling shouldn't be too much of an issue now that registration is required, but we wish to avoid flame-baiting as well. Posting incendiary content in order to get a reaction out of other posters will not be tolerated.

Profanity. There's almost always a better way to make your point without stooping to cursing about things.

Snobbery. Users are not required to like Arrested Development — neither the TV show nor the hip hop group — and should not be badgered about it.

Comment spam. This is dumping a bunch of links into a comment in order to boost a site's search engine ranking.

Sock puppets. These are users with multiple accounts. This hasn't happened all that often, and we want to keep it that way. If you've forgotten your password, e-mail us and we'll send you a reminder. Don't create a new account.

Blatant site promotion We have absolutely no problem with users mentioning their sites/blogs here, and in particular posting a FanShot with a link to one of your articles. The larger the Indians blogoshere, the better for all involved. But please do not post content verbatim from your website or blog. Post a proper FanShot link, and you'll get traffic.

Treat users from other SBN sites with respect (even if they root for the Yankees). Everything that applies in regards to your behavior towards fellow Tribe fans applies to fans of other teams too, and bad behavior on your part at other SBN sites (if you visit them) can absolutely be held against you here.

These ground rules are meant as a guideline. Once in a while, we may find it necessary to ban someone from use of the site. Decisions about conduct and banning are entirely at the discretion of the staff. We may suspend a user's account at any time if, in our judgment, that will make the site more enjoyable, more successful, and more fan-friendly.

If you have ANY questions about the items on this list, e-mail one of us.

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