Effective immediately, this forum is under some new rules we call "NBA": 1. NBA stands for No Babies Allowed - we will no longer be an outlet for your whining, cribbing, crying, complaining, outrage, delusions, conspiracy theories, feelings of victimization, etc. If you get warned, say you understand. If you are forum banned, say "thank you, may I have another". 2. Forum bans from IN will now result in a full politics forum ban. If you can't play nice in IN, then you can't go to Politics to spew whatever got you banned from IN. 3. If you can't handle the punishments that we give out, or are confused about what is okay, don't post in IN. It's as simple as that - you are responsible for you - if you didn't mean to violate the standards we are enforcing, a quick apology for the misunderstanding is your best choice. 4. If you were punished unfairly, too bad. If "he/she started it!" or if "the other guy got nothing!", tell your mommy or someone who cares. Again, don't post in this forum if you can't be an adult. 5. Complaining that the mods are "racist" (or related implications) may result in a 2 week forum ban or more. 6. Complaining about your forum ban or punishment will likely double your forum ban. Random complaints about moderating may result in a 1 week forum ban or more. 7. A polite request to the moderator for explanation of the ban is fine - if one isn't forthcoming - however we reserve the right to ignore your request. 8. You are allowed to report 2 posts per week. 3 reported posts in a week or more may result in a 1 week forum ban - especially if your intent for reporting a post is to try to ban your fellow posters. 9. Apologies and understanding of your ban are the best way to reduce your forum bans. 10. This forum is for our regulars, newbies who begin posting here may find their leash shorter than others. If you can't act like an adult in IN, we will happily help you by removing your access. This forum is for people who can be adults or play them on TV. We reserve the right to alter, bend and break the rules laid out above as we see fit. If you don't think we are capable of being fair, please don't post here. The period for debating this policy has now ended and this discussion is closed.