Shakin' The Southland Community Guidelines

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With the change in management it is time to update the community guidelines. What follows is a list of rules based on several other sites around SBN.

These guidelines apply to Clemson fans as well as those from other sites. If someone is breaking these rules please flag the post. DO NOT RESPOND. When we see the flag we can look at the comment and take the appropriate action.

1) Insults and personal attacks are not welcome here

We all are going to disagree eventually. Some might like Chad Morris while others think he is a bit overrated. Regardless of opinion DO NOT attack other members. Disagree all you want, but don't attack them personally. Even if it is someone coming to troll

2) Back it up with facts

Don't just say Cole Stoudt is a terrible QB. Back it up with some actual information. Anyone can say something is good or bad, but it is the why that is important. Same with stats, use them intelligently, don't just throw them out for kicks and giggles.

4) No linking or directing to illegal streams

We preview every match here atSTS , and in that preview we include a link that provides streaming and television information. If you aren’t entirely certain if something is legal, it’s probably not a good idea to post a link in our comment section.

5) Trolling is not acceptable behaviour

First and foremost, this is a community for Clemson fans to discuss all things Clemson. Does that mean you won’t be free to join the discussion even if you aren’t a fan of the Tigers? Of course it doesn’t, but it does mean you’ll be expected to be civil and be aware that you’re commenting at a blog with a heavy pro-Clemson bias.

There’s a flipside to this as well, as SB Nation has blogs dedicated to many of our rivals. STS community members are encouraged to check those sites out, but "trolling" in any of those communities will not be looked at any more favorably than a rival fan doing so here.

6) No Religion and no politics.

It doesn't matter if everyone agrees, no one has fun discussing these topics on the internet. Even worse is discussing them on a board devoted to sports. Keep it elsewhere.

7) Profanity

Go ahead and use it, just don't use it at other commentors.

8)Please try to use English

I am going to admit I'm not the best with grammar, but please do your best to type in full sentences and use actual words, no textspeak. No need to say u, b4, or any other nonsense.

9) Have fun while you’re here

We are all Clemson fans. Some of us grew up with Death Valley in the background and others got their first glimpse as a freshman. Regardless we all love watching the Tigers in any sport. Enjoy your time here and have some fun, this isn't serious business despite what Nick Saban might say.

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