Rules for posting, questions, comments and forums
To make this enjoyable with no chance of people getting scared of posting or asking questions, please follow the rules below. Basically? Be a good hearten person and everyone will reap from this great wealth of knowledge. ????
Rule No. 1 -Flaming, Bashing, Trolling & Spamming
So some of you might wonder what do those words mean!? Well basically they all mean “no trash talking”, no insults, no name calling or judging people. We are all here to learn and there’s no dumb question or comment.
The purpose of Umpirenation.com is to promote and advance umpiring and those who umpire or are interested in umpiring. Posts questioning or commenting about an umpire’s (of any level) mechanics, judgment, rules applications or other factors is encouraged and is a great learning opportunity especially when paired with video or other media. Flaming, bashing, trolling and spamming run contrary to the mission of Umpirenation.com and will not be tolerated.
Flaming – Hate posts and/or personal attacks directed at other members.
Bashing – Judgmental comments with no constructive or educational value
Trolling – Posts topics specifically designed to provoke a negative response
Spamming – Posting senseless, vacuous, or empty messages to gain a higher post count, or just to annoy others
Rule No. 2 – Integrity
Integrity is the cornerstone of officiating and members are expected to maintain their integrity while on Umpirenation.com. Integrity violations include but are not limited to:
Impersonating Other Users / Accessing Another User(‘s)Account
You may not impersonate another member. Also, accessing or using someone else’s account or attempting to access another poster’s account is strictly prohibited.
Defamation/ Dishonesty / Privacy
Posting material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, harassing or invasive of a person’s privacy is strictly prohibited.
Rule No. 3 – Multiple Accounts
Members may not create multiple accounts without prior permission from the owner.
Rule No. 4 -Nudity/ Porn / Bad Words / Drugs / Hate & Other Objectionable Material
Please remember that this board is a ‘PUBLIC’ forum. All posts should be no stronger than PG-13. There are 12 year old's here just as there are 60+ year old's. Posts containing nudity, porn, bad words, promoting the use of illegal drugs, promoting violence or hate are prohibited for obvious reasons. This is not an all-inclusive list of prohibited items. Members of the management team have the discretion to remove any content that is deemed to be objectionable. Do not post pictures with BAD WORDS written on them because the word filter will miss this.
Rule No. 5 -Copyrighted Material
Umpirenation.com users agree not to post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner(s) of said copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You may link to others protected material.
Rule No. 6 – Linking
If you have a site you want to link to, please do. Links are allowed in your signature and in your posts. If you want to promote your/another site please be obvious about it. Any site linked to must not contain or promote Porn/Nudity/Spam/Hate/Drugs or objectionable sites. Unapproved commercial links including affiliate advertising program links are prohibited.
Rule No. 7 – Language
This is an English speaking forum, please type your post in English.
Rule 8.01( c) MLB 9.01(c)
The Umpire in Chief has authority to rule on any point not specifically covered in these rules.
Rule No. 9
Trust us! When we teach you something about umpiring, it’s usually 99.9% right. Between Bugsy, Rusty and Frank they have over 130 plus years experience in everything from little league (youth ball) to Babe Ruth to Junior Varsity High School to Varsity High School to D3, D2 and D1 NCAA college experience and of course Professional experience too (Bugsy and Frank).