With a nod to great mods of the past, this thread is to give some basic guidelines for posting in this forum. As you may have noticed, threads qualifying as news and analysis have been fewer and farther between recently, so we are going to be stricter about what threads get moved to USA Men. For some basic ideas of what threads belong in USA Men News & Analysis, we are defining some of the threads that don't belong -- these are some but not all of the kinds of threads that should be started next door and not in USA N&A: 1. Here's my lineup threads, roster speculation. 2. My fringe player should be called up threads. 3. Joke threads. 4. 2010 threads. 5. Score prediction threads. 6. I have a random question threads. 7. Hot National teamer appreciation threads. 8. X player should never wear the National Team jersey again. 9. Fan related threads like new jerseys, nick names, etc. 10. Media threads related to the announcers, ESPN, etc. 11. Mike Lastort has posted in your thread - it's often the kiss of death. 12. Chat posts that are the start of a thread. NOTE: Threads will no longer be moved with a link left behind so when your thread disappears, please look in USA Men, or search on your username. Please also take a moment to read the forum before starting a new thread. We have lots of repetition and many threads end up being merged. There are no bonus points for starting a new thread. Also note that we are strictly enforcing bans from this forum for posters that don't conduct themselves with some self-control - personal attacks will get you tossed. If you are interested in chatting and joking around, it's completely fine in USA Men. Starting inappropriate threads here may also result in losing access to the forum. Any questions, send me or one of the mods a PM. Thanks. APPENDIX Some ideas of threads that are appropriate for this forum: 1. Post game threads - evaluating Forwards, Midfield, Defense, GKs, Coaches 5. Discussion of the referees. 6. Discussion of opponents. 7. Player ratings 8. MOTM thread. 9. Discussion of next match. 10. Injuries. 11. Press reports, News, articles, pre- and post-match reports.