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YOGWF Rules

Ye Olde Green Wave Forum is a venue where members of the Tulane family can meet to discuss Tulane athletics and share our affinity for Tulane University. For close to 17 years, YOGWF provided the Tulane family a vehicle for Tulane discussion, debate, information, and entertainment. Visitors to this forum include a multitude of Tulane fans and alumni as members of YOGWF.com but even more as lurkers. Current players, recruits, potential students, and their respective parents, relatives and friends also read this forum, as well as opposing and rival fans, coaches and especially members of the media. The posts on YOGWF are a representation to anyone and everyone in the Tulane extended family, those students and student-athletes making decisions about joining the Tulane family or those just searching Tulane on the Internet.

YOGWF is a Tulane forum. Flaming is not allowed. Additionally, YOGWF discourages flaming of any Internet forum. Tulane supporter's activity on the forum must be conducted in a way that reflects the dignity of our University. Discussion and discourse on YOGWF must maximize the forum's benefit to its intended constituencies. Accordingly, the following rules are established as a guideline to posters and administrators alike. Posts that exceed the guidelines will be edited or deleted. Continued purposeful breaches of the rules can subject the poster a cooling off period away from YOGWF to learn and respect the Rules of YOGWF.com.

The Rules of YOGWF are as follows:

1. Use of profanity or posting obscene content, or links to such, are not allowed.

2. Post the truth. If you are unsure, do not post it. Personal insults of Tulane players, coaches, administrators or fellow posters are not allowed. Members of YOGWF can post their thoughts and opinions without resorting to the lowest form of expression. Do not call for the firing of a coach during their season. A head coach should be judged on their body of work, which is an entire season. Do not post rumors on player injuries or contribute rumors concerning anything to do with information inflammatory or harmful to Tulane University or Tulane Athletics (See above concerning posting the truth). (These are common sense rules to avoid potential harm to our athletic programs).

3. Attempting to register or posting under different monikers is not allowed.

4. Posts that attempt to make commercial use or other unauthorized use of YOGWF.com including, but not limited to linking or quoting other internet forums, blogs or other websites for promotional, marketing or other reasons must be approved by JtS at bento153-joseki@yahoo.com prior to posting (This is common Internet etiquette). Spam will be deleted and posters banned.

5. Posts of a religious or political nature or any post that infers or implies a religious or political agenda, will be deleted, no matter how well intended. Politics and religion have no place on a University/Athletics forum. Unfortunately, these subjects always conclude with provocative and divisive results and are outside the purpose of this forum. Expressions of sympathy or asking for the forum's thoughts for the injured, sick or those who have passed away are exempt from this rule.

6. Do not post copyrighted, private or commercial work, pictures, photos, or stories on YOGWF without permission or attribution of the said material in the manner specified on the originating website by the author, owner or licensee. It is the policy of YOGWF.com to respect the wishes of authors of copyrighted material. Material on YOGWF.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution*.

7. Any actions or activity by YOGWF's administrators or moderators (e.g. the editing of a rule-breaking post, the deletion of a rule-breaking post or locking of a thread) including ANY posting or discussion of ANY moderation activity will not be discussed on the main forums. This is non-negotiable, and such a post will be deleted ASAP. Further ignorance of this rule will result in a vacation from YOGWF.com. Any questions, comments or complaints can use the "Complaints/Suggestions" Forum. State your "Complaint/Suggestion" in the forum and an answer will be forthcoming. The "Complaints/Suggestions" Forum is not a debate forum, a forum for public discourse about past alleged wrongs or a place to support your friend or best friend poster. Nor is it a forum to air your alleged personal grievances or practice your real or imagined legal skills. The protocol is simple - post your complaint or suggestion and wait for an answer. If you have a more serious matter, thought, inquiry, complaint or question, please send an email to JtS at bento153-joseki@yahoo.com. Put YOGWF in the subject line. Your email will be answered.

8. Regulation of the activity of this board is not strictly limited to these guidelines. The "spirit of the rules" will be enforced as judged by the forum administrators. The forum administrators use their judgment in regulating board activity with JtS and the moderators being the ultimate arbiter. Posts deemed breaking the YOGWF rules will be edited and deleted. Multiple violations will be privately warned. If the issues continue, subsequent leaves or dismissal from YOGWF will be used as a final result. Moreover, if JtS or a moderator is in error, a rule is deemed unnecessary or a change needs to be made, as the administrators of YOGWF.com, we are open to the honesty and improvement of the forum.

ADDENDUM -

Tulane and its fans and supporters are beyond a new beginning moving forward into 2015-2016. Tulane University made an upstanding and substantial commitment to Athletics with the presentation of The Playbook in the Spring of 2011. Since then, Athletics build the foundation for long-term success in all sports through increased funding from the University, new or refurbished facilities for all teams and increased athletic-academic enhancements including curriculum, academic counseling and tutoring, technology and streamlining administrative processes for admission and transfers. The results were immediate in football, the bell cow of any athletic department's revenue. Results in other sports are not just expected but demanded. Tulane proved it would seek and pay top coaches and assistants for vacancies. In addition, Tulane rewarded those coaches that succeeded. The commitment to winning consistently and grow Tulane athletics to each subsequent level has been made. The Green Wave is not there in every sport as of yet. However, Tulane Athletics is on a far stronger foundation for success than in the last 60 years.

As a framework for discussion and debate for this era, the following guidelines are urged and strongly suggested for civil and productive discussion and debate concerning Tulane University and Athletics.

A. If you have a problem, issue or concern about Tulane athletics or the University be 100% positive your problem, issue or concern is based on the truth. Unfortunately, as is proven time after time, much of the local media, the regional and national media, blogs, chats, tweets, comments, discussions in bars, dreams and even Tulane forums are not 100% reliable sources for the truth. Secondarily, opinions are not facts. Opinion does not equal the truth. Some opinions are closer to guesses. Guesses are speculation and conjecture. Everyone on YOGWF has an opinion. However, if you are going to post, discuss or debate any issue, base it on facts, logic and the truth. Once you post your opinion, it is unnecessary to repost it repeat it numerous times.

B. For every problem, issue, concern you post, have a reasonable, workable solution. Example: Fire the coaches, athletics staff and administrative staff and hire Sean Payton is not realistic. Post your thoughts, ideas and solutions within the realm of reality and saneness.

C. Posting the drive-by post, e.g., "Fire the Coach!" or "I am not attending Tulane games anymore" or "Last year was my last donation to TAF ever" serves no purpose on YOGWF. There are other places on the Internet for this type of post. YOGWF is not the place. There are ramifications well beyond the members of YOGWF. Additionally, for every poster there can be 100 to 1000 lurkers at any given time. If you decide to stop supporting Tulane Athletics, then those actions should be discussed with the proper officials at the Athletic Department. There is the opportunity to get your voice heard and your point across.

D. Do not under any circumstances personally attack Tulane student-athletes (this includes verbal and signed recruiting commitments). YOUR POST WILL BE DELETED, AND YOU WILL TAKE A LONG LEAVE FROM YOGWF.

E. The continuous reliving Of Tulane's past - Rufus, the de-emphasis of athletics, leaving the SEC, tearing down Tulane Stadium, the Review, Katrina and the aftermath, Toledo or any other mistakes, real or embellished is the PAST. Nothing can change the past (although many have tried). Tulane made a significant commitment financially, academically and with facilities toward the future.The Commitment to Athletics by the Administration and the Board is a success so far. Tulane is moving forward. The present and future are now. Admit what is good and improved and fix what needs to be changed. However, the old attitude of searching for the negatives is hackneyed and vacuous.

F. If you have a wayward accusation, it is best to back it up everything with facts. The grassy knoll is closed, as is the revisionist history section.

The following guidelines are to be used for discussion and debate going forward.

In the end we all want the same thing - consistent winning and a team we can be proud of in all matters.

Thank you for your cooperation,


ROLL WAVE!

JtS




*This license lets others distribute and build upon YOGWF.com's content, even commercially, as long as they credit YOGWF.com as the source.

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