General Posting Guidelines (Please Read Before Posting)

DBR is meant to foster a sense of community built around the Duke experience and encourage intelligent discussion, debate, and commentary in a fun and civil atmosphere. Posting on DBR is a privilege extended to those trying to make it a better place for all of us.

To maintain your posting privilege, we ask you to post by our "Duke Blue" Rule: Don’t post anything offensive or embarrassing to you, the team (that includes past, present, and future players and coaches), the DBR community, or your grandmother. Don't post it if you wouldn’t say it face to face (and sober). Break this Rule and you may earn an infraction. (Why do we call it the “Duke Blue” rule? Because it’s based upon the expectations that Coach K has for his team.)

We have 5 levels of infraction, of increasing severity and duration:

Cat 1 - 1 point, expires in 30 days
Cat 2 - 2 points, expires in 60 days
Cat 3 - 3 points, expires in 90 days
Cat 4 - 4 points, expires in 120 days
Cat 5 - 5 points, expires in 180 days
Cat X - Permanent ban

If you collect 5 unexpired points, you've earned a 2 day vacation; collect 10 unexpired points for a week's vacation; collect 20 unexpired points for an early, permanent retirement.

The owners of the board (who make this board available to you for free -- essentially inviting you into their living room) have assembled a team of moderators to keep things in line. These moderators have our full endorsement to give infractions. Moderators’ decisions are final. Explanations of, or disagreement with, specific infractions may take place by private messages (PMs) with the moderators and may not be discussed on the messages boards.

When you registered on DBR, you agreed not to post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violate any laws. The owners and management of the DBR Forums, and the moderators as our representatives, reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any post or thread for any reason.

If you wish to bring a post to the attention of the moderators, click the whistle icon at the bottom, right corner of the questionable post (float your mouse above it to see "report post").

Following are explanations of the infraction levels with examples of some types of posts we can't -- and won't -- abide.