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- The URL of the Thread in Question.
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- The Poster's Identity (Only if Forum-Posting Related !!!)
- A brief One line Description of the Violation, Rule Breaks or Abuse.
- Thread Page and Msg: Number if and where applicable.
(The Msg: Number is on the second Line down from the Poster's ProfileThumbnail Pic to the left of his Message Post)
ENSURE YOU DO NOT USE THIS THREAD FOR ANY OTHER REASON BUT TO REPORT A VIOLATION - anything else, email a Moderator. Continue to argue any reports, or plead a case, in this thread and your posting privileges will be suspended or outright removed - No Debate on this matter.
Here are many of the Reasons why you would file a Report:
- Redundunt Thread
It means there are already very similar or identical Threads on the same Topic or Subject Matter in Existence. Each Poster should use the Site's Search Feature first to locate a Thread about the Topic of Interest to them, before creating a new one.
A Thread in any Local Forum can only become redundant in that same Local Forum, unaffected by whatever Threads are in Existence in any other Local or Global Forum. No Billboarding
- Not a Valid Topic
This is the same as "Forum Spam" which is characterized by the Initiation of Threads or Posts that contribute nothing to a Forum, be it "Off-Topic" or "On-Topic".
Examples include: Empty Messages, Messages with few Words that have no Relation to the current Thread or Discussion, and those Posts that state they are Spam, either to annoy or increase a Member's Post Count.
It could also be obnoxious Posts, such as Bumping a Thread, Chatting, Smilies "only" on an ongoing continuous Basis, connection with Surveys, Contests, Pyramid Schemes, Chain Letters, Junk E-mail, Public Notices, or even large Quantities of Off-Topic Replies.
- Thread Topic Hijacked
Here you would report Posters who are changing the Subject of the Original Post Topic, ie. making Off-Topic Posts, Chatting, Trolling, etc.
- Chat Thread/Post
A Thread, or a series of Message Posts where no Topic or Subject is being Discussed.
(Chat: to talk socially without exchanging too much information; casual conversation; an interchange devoid of any subject or Topic)
- Spam Thread/Post
Someone who promotes either by LINK (Website), ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER or any other means any Person, Establishment of Commerce or any other Entity that engages into any Type of Transaction for the Exchange of Money. This also incl. Website's which either mirror or link off to other Sites such as adverstising Front Ends. No Links to free Hosting Sites, ie. Geocities, etc.
Weblinks posted to Non-Commercial Info/Media, Library or News Sites are permitted, but only if relevant to the Topic under Discussion.
Non-Spam Weblinks to Commercial Sites which are Topic relevant but are not posted for the Purpose of Promoting/Marketing anything are substituted for as in the following (2) Two Examples:
http://www.mypostedlink.com ...becomes... 'mypostedlink'
...or... Go to Google and search for mypostedlink
DO NOT post Weblinks to any indecent, nude, racist, or other offensive or illegal Websites.
Using a Weblink only for an 'Original Post' of any Thread as a substitute for posting a valid Topic constitutes Spam.
(also applies to Message Posts that contain Spam.)
- Billboard or Contact-Broadcast Thread/Post
People that either create new Thread or post Messages to promote themselves on the Forum to have someone(s) contact them (Troll Posts), often posting their e-mail address as well. Sometimes they even make such Thread "To Get Other People's Opinions" for Advice about THEMSELVES such as:
"Am I Ugly? What do you think?" ...or...
"Would a Girl go out with a Guy like Me? Do I need Plastic Surgery?" ...or...
"Do you think I could ever be happy? Do Swahili Girls like my small Penis?".
"Rate my Picture. What do all women think of Me"?
The Common Denominator to these types of Threads/Posts is that they Do Not Have A Bona-Fide Topic, are usually general broad-based Questions that do not beg any serious Response, and only draw Attention to the Poster HIMSELF..
Billboarding is pretty well the same as "Contact Broadcasting", but with identical or similar Posts in the same, or other Thread throughout the Forum.
- Troll Thread/Post or Offensive Topic Matter
Any series of Messages from a Poster who is set on causing Conflict or provoking other Posters.
The posting of gross, disgusting and revolting Subject Matter, etc.
- Bashing, Insulting, Slamming other Posters
Report Posters who post Messages that insult, bash and slam other POF Members.
Same goes for Thread or Messages warning others of previous dates or meetings you have had in order to embarrass, slam or humiliate them.
You can slam & bash the Topic or Subject under Discussion all you like, but you cannot insult, bash and slam other Posters.
No public posting of any Personal Contact Information or private E-mail Messages.
- Flame War
A Thread or series of Posts of a heated argument that results in those involved posting personal attacks on each other instead of debating the Topic at hand. Topic can be "hijacked" by two or more people who would rather "flame" each other than discuss the subject of the Thread. A "Flame War" is the practice of posting Messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting to a Discussion Board. A "Flame" may have elements of a normal Messages, but is distinguished by its intent, is never intended to be constructive, to further clarify a discussion, or to persuade other people.
- Libel/Slander Thread/Post
A Thread or Message Post that contains aforethought, injurious and malicious Defamation of Character, which seeks essentially the exposure of hatred, contempt, ridicule, usually by means of spreading and/or publishing false, incinuated or twisted Information about another POF Member.
No Misquotations or Misrepresentations of other Posters.
- Protest Thread/Post
Anyone that creates a Protest Thread in respect to the Administration of this Site, instead of E-Mailing the Admin or one of the Moderators, will have their posting Privileges permanently revoked, banned forever, all Message Posts deleted, and every Trace and Symbol of that Poster from this Forum removed.
- User Name in Thread Header or Opening Post
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Any Thread Topic that includes, discusses or makes Reference to, and in any Form names an Individual or Group of Forum Poster(s), whether specifically stated, incinuated or suggested, a POF Member or any Administrative Personel, is not allowed.
- Polarized Thread
No Thread may exist designated exclusively for Response from a specific Gender, Ethnicity, Orientation, Religion, Public, etc. Such a Thread will be deleted. The entire Concept of a Forum is for anyone to post their Opinions and Thoughts, providing they are On-Topic, on any Thread he or she sees fit.
As an Example:
...This is a Question ONLY for the Men to... = No Good!!!
...This is a Question for the Men to... = Is OK!!!
Further, any Thread or Topic that cause a similar Type of Polarization may also come under Review on a Case by Case Basis.
- Excessive Sequential Replies/Post-Whoring
Any Thread that has More Than (2) Two consecutive Messages by Only (1) One single Individual within a 24 hour Period, will have their excess posted Messages deleted unless they are corrective Edit-Action Post. (This is also known as "Sequential Replies", or posting (2) Two Replies in a Row. Please allow Others to Reply before you post again.)
Any Thread that has more than (1) One single Page of Only (2) Two Individuals posting back & forth within a 24 hour Period will have their excess posted Messages deleted as well.
Any Thread that has more than (2) Two Pages of No More Than (3) Three Individuals posting back & forth within a 24 hour Period will also have their excess posted Messages deleted.
(Material such as Poems, Lyrics & Quotes in the Poetry Category are exempt...)
Don't post just to increase your Number of Posts. If you have nothing to say on a certain Matter, then don't post.
- Illegal/Unlawful Thread/Post
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- Copyright/Intellectual Property Infringment Thread/Post
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- Improper Thread/Post Format (Illegal UBB/HTML Code, CAPS, etc.)
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No more 'Word Game' Threads are allowed in the 'Global Forums' . Thread Topic which are based on and/or involve as its Subject under Discussion any POF Members are no longer allowed
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| Forum Posting Violations Please Report Here|
Posted: 1/29/2013 6:48:53 PM
|Note the top of this thread|
ENSURE YOU DO NOT USE THIS THREAD FOR ANY OTHER REASON BUT TO REPORT A VIOLATION - anything else, email a Moderator or firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue to argue any reports, or plead a case, in this thread and your posting privileges will be suspended or outright removed - No Debate on this matter.
| Forum Posting Violations Please Report Here|
Posted: 5/19/2013 12:03:01 AM
Bashing, Insulting, Slamming other Posters
Report Posters who post Messages that insult, bash and slam other POF Members
Post that contains aforethought, injurious and malicious Defamation of Character, which seeks essentially the exposure of hatred, contempt, ridicule, usually by means of spreading and/or publishing false, incinuated or twisted Information about another POF Member.
| Forum Posting Violations Please Report Here|
Posted: 5/23/2013 6:19:49 PM
|I think "Tampa" was part of his username. Lots of pictures in his profile of just "himself." Caucasian, dark hair.|
This is probably not enough. Maybe someone else who's reading this knows who I'm talking about...?
Definitely not enough. Until you have more information - case closed.