SB Nation will be amending the community guidelines effective July 20th, 2016, give or take a day or so. The SB Nation guidelines are in addition to (and form the foundation of) Our Daily Bears guidelines which are as follows:
This community, the first and only blog on the SB Nation network dedicated solely to Baylor Athletics, is designed as a place where all Baylor fans can commune, commiserate, and celebrate together (often in that order!). Everyone on staff here will do whatever they can to bring you timely news and thoughtful analysis of the goings-on related to Baylor sports, but you should feel free as posters to contribute however you like. Make a fanpost or post a fanshot. Comment on something to share your opinion. This site is as much for you, the fans, as it is us, the writers and editors. Much more than just ODB, SB Nation wouldn't exist without the commentariat inhabiting its blogs. Thank you for coming to ODB, and thank you for reading!
Here are the amended SB Nation guidelines:
Welcome to SB Nation! Since 2005, we have been a network of team-specific sports communities where fans gather to discuss the ins-and-outs of their favorite teams. Our 300+ blogs cover their teams with the passion of their fan bases at the forefront, and our communities are the best places on the Internet to live out your fandom each day.
We strive to make our communities open and inclusive to sports fans of all backgrounds. The following is not permitted in comments, FanPosts, usernames or anywhere else in an SB Nation community. Please keep in mind that some SB Nation communities may have rules that may be more strict (i.e. no swearing at all) than those outlined below, but the following apply to all sites on the network.
1. Comments, FanPosts or usernames that are intolerant or prejudiced (sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-religion, etc.) in nature.
2. Personal attacks or threats on community members.
3. Gendered insults of any kind in comments, FanPosts or usernames.
4. Posting or creating FanPosts for the sole purpose of trolling or disrupting the community is not permitted. Posts made for such purposes are subject to deletion without notice. Creating multiple user names for this purpose is not permitted. Persons creating such user names will have those names banned and/or deleted without notice.
5. Offensive imagery of any kind is not allowed, including violent, explicit and demeaning imagery.
6. Comments, FanPosts or usernames that make light of serious crime of any kind; specifically domestic violence, DUI, sexual assault.
7. Comments, FanPosts or usernames that make light of any physical, mental, behavioral or psychological disorder.
8. Excessive profanity is not permitted. Different SB Nation sites have different guidelines regarding profanity -- i.e., some do not allow it at all -- but across all of our communities, please keep use of profanity within reason.
9. Posts created for the sole purpose of advertising or other commercial purposes will be deleted without notice.
10. The sharing of illegal game streams is not allowed. Legal streams (via NBC Sports, WatchESPN, etc.) can be shared freely, but links to or requests for illegal, pirated streams are not allowed.
11. The “first post” rule: if you break any of the above guidelines in your first post at the site, it likely means that you are creating an account just to disrupt the community, and that won’t be tolerated. We will ban your account, and you can reach out to us via email if you believe there was a misunderstanding.
Our Daily Bears Site Manager: Kendall_Kaut
Co-Manager and Founding Manager: Mark Seymour
Co-Managers: SiberianBear; pbpope; and, mattisbear