Message board rules

Rebel Net forums are dedicated to the discussion of UNLV athletics and
recruiting. We want this to be an enjoyable, friendly and entertaining
environment for the exchange of ideas, opinions, information, rumors and more
about the Rebels.
We ask you to keep the conversation civil and in good taste. Keep in mind that
this forum is read by young and old UNLV fans, by male and female Rebel
supporters, by prospective recruits and their families, by coaches and
university employees, and by people in office environments and at home around
their children.
We will monitor the board under the following guidelines:
• Keep the tone civil. Feel free to ask, debate and disagree as much as you
like, but do it in a courteous and respectful manner.
• Profanity or obscenities of any kind are not allowed, not even if disguised
with asterisks.
• Slanderous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent,
abusive, insulting, threatening and harassing comments are not tolerated. No
personal attacks or disparaging comments may be made on recruits, current UNLV
student-athletes or coaches as members of all three groups may potentially read
it. "Disparaging" includes anything that could be construed as libelous. You can
question the decisions of coaches, comment on the play of a team and discuss an
opponent. Just do it in a respectful, responsible manner.
• Personal attacks upon other posters are not allowed.
• Passive aggressive or outright aggressive posts that are meant to either
divide the community, draw attention to oneself, or to keep alive a debate that
has run its course will not be tolerated. Repetitive posts used in an effort to
skew the board may be deleted upon the discretion of site administrators and
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