Minor infractions. Typically a Cat 1 or 2. Nothing much to worry about; we just want to get your attention. It takes more than two of them to get a vacation.
Needless Posting. Posts that don't advance the conversation, but simply indicate agreement or are short (possibly random) thoughts. "LOL" or "Ditto" as the entire post are good examples. Use a private message (PM) or a comment to agree with the poster. Do you want to read a thread consisting of "Yeah," "You're right," "What he said," "Well said," etc? We didn't think so.
Inappropriate Content. Posts that use language or ideas that shock Grandma are examples. Keep it PG-13, please, as we want to keep this family friendly.
Copyright Infringement. It's illegal. In addition to the poster who posted the information, DBR might be held accountable for posts that violate copyrights. To avoid copyright infringement, summarize the main point of the article in a few sentences, perhaps add a short quote, and post a link to it. Note that “article” refers to any text, including (but not limited to) articles, books, blogs, and posts on other message boards.
This also includes divulging information found on premium sites. If you read it on a premium site and don't see it in the mainstream media, it doesn't belong here.
Rumor mongering. We're not a tabloid and we're not going to be a party to propagating rumors. If you can't find a legitimate, mainstream media outlet with the information, it's likely a rumor. Don't post it. Asking about it, stating that it's a rumor, or linking to another message board's post is still rumor mongering.