Keep To The Rules

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mamalion

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Whilst we pride ourselves on the openness of our threads occasionally posters overstep the line in terms of acceptability. We cannot continually monitor the content of each thread so where we feel the subject of the thread or how a thread is progressing may put us at risk, such posts will be deleted. MO is an open forum and is read by anyone

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mamalion

The Boss
This is a strong reminder of the rules because of a few issues recently....

Some have strayed into ignoring the rules and that brings heat from press and the authorities on those of us who run the forum and those who run the network. It is important to remember that this isn’t a big media company running Vital and hosting Millwall Online, it is two football fans who had enough of the big Sky (etc) owned networks and decided there was a place for fans to be fans. They don’t have big budgets or large legal teams and it isn’t fair on them or us to keep flouting not only the terms and conditions but also the law.

It is crucial users understand that YOU are legally responsible for your content.

The terms and conditions online should be clear to users, as stated, you are legally responsible for your content. We have no obligation to vet or monitor user content and this board is un-moderated. However, we are entitled to remove content in our discretion. You can alert us to objectionable content as explained below.

NOTE:

Do not make any comments which are defamatory, offensive, illegal, vulgar, obscene, abusive, threatening, harassing, sexist, racist, homophobic, invasive of another’s privacy or similarly inappropriate.

All users are entitled their opinions but publishing them when they are extreme serves no one any good, not the user, the readers, the forum or the network. The last thing anyone involved with Vital or Millwall Online wants is legal action against users or negative press when on the flipside we all do positive things for our communities including our charity fundraising, poppy sale campaigns and sponsoring a player.

We ask you politely but strongly to think before you post. Users can also help by using the alert button (which is confidential) so we can legally remove offensive posts (this isn’t ‘grassing’ it is simply helping us keep the forum working properly and within the realms of decency.

We need to get back to talking football more than some of the other stuff we have strayed into... there is an off topic section for those who want to talk about non football and non Millwall.

If posts are removed, having been alerted, please don’t waste our time asking why, the terms are very clear. We REALLY don’t want to start to have to ban but if users keep flouting the simple rules, it might come to that. Again, we REALLY don’t want to this, it isn’t right that you put us in the position of being the ‘school teachers’ we are here to talk Millwall as well, not to tell people off!

We don’t want to have to be nagging members or reminding users of their responsibilities, we also don’t want to lose this forum. Please help us!
 
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mamalion

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I think the forum has slipped and it gets to the point where I've grown tired of having to send messages 'telling people off' and worry when I come on, what I will face next. Comes to something when I start to feel not welcome on the forum I have worked so hard on.

The rules are clear and haven't changed for the 15 years or so since moving from Rivals.

Here they are: https://millwall-forum.vitalfootball.co.uk/threads/keep-to-the-rules.21260/

If you want to post racist, homophobic or posts that go too far about staff at Millwall, and other such stuff, put your name and address so the authorities can contact you directly. Or in other words, the few that do this (and it is only a few) STOP.

Just think before posting. This isn't taking away our rights, or freedom of speech, it is about not saying things on here that we wouldn't say in front of family or in public.

We have always tried to be lenient, but the increase in repeated language by some in every single post is out of hand. Recently I have dreaded coming onto the site I have spent so many years being proud of and helping be a great place for us all, and for people of all beliefs and points of view.

I am not alone in noticing a few posters who gang up on others with different views, driving them away. This isn't how the community was or should be and it is easy enough for us all to have banter and a laugh without calling people out constantly or calling them sh** c***s and so on.

Hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a person based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender identity

And the admin we have on here is here to help, to try to keep things going ok, and not to be abused. I can't do this all on my own and feel the forum is starting to slip. No good moaning at any of us for the world we live in and this hasn't changed massively from incidents we have had over the many years. It is usually down to breaking of the rules, rather than a change in the times.

I am asking that people think before they post. As most of you do. And that this goes back to being the great forum I have always been proud of and that has raised thousands for charity, as well as supporting our team and club.

The vast majority of posters are fine and I have always appreciated your contribution to this community.
 
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