The Clint Eastwood Forums is a moderated discussion board, and all topics are monitored frequently. If you choose to become or choose to remain a member of this forum, you must agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the following community standards.
These community standards are meant to serve as an example of the style of posting we encourage here, and they may not describe all possible situations that would require a moderator to take action. Therefore, they do not limit the actions moderators may take in certain situations.Edited, Moved, or Deleted Posts/Threads
Please think about what you are saying before you post it; do not just post anything you feel like posting. By posting, members acknowledge that their posts may be edited, moved, or deleted at the discretion of the moderators or administrator. Explanations for Edited, Moved, or Deleted Posts/Threads
If your post is edited, moved, or deleted and the moderator responsible does not leave an explanation, you may ask about it in a private message (PM) to one of the moderators. Do not post complaints on the board about a moderator's action. Any member who complains on the board about a moderator's action can be banned. Flaming/Bashing Other Members, Trolling, etc.
Members who flame or bash another member are in violation of these community standards, and may have their posting privileges revoked without warning.
Likewise, trolling (posting outrageous, disruptive or false messages in order to bait people into answering) is not allowed since it is basically an attempt to get other members to bash, flame or otherwise violate community standards. It is subject to the same remedial actions as flaming or bashing.
Please DO NOT respond to flames or trolls -- you'll only make the situation worse.Respect Everyone's Opinion
Please treat your fellow web board members with respect. Just because someone disagrees with another member's opinion does not give him or her the right to insult or otherwise demean that member. Anyone who chooses to post profanity, pick fights, call members derogatory names or otherwise attack other members is subject to being warned by the moderators and/or subject to having his or her membership canceled. We want our members to feel comfortable posting their opinions, even unpopular ones, without fear that they will be slammed for it. No matter how crazy or outlandish an opinion is, it is still that member's opinion and he or she is entitled to it. Quarreling and Bullying
Quarreling on the Board will not be tolerated. Regardless of who is to blame, all members involved will be warned and the offending posts removed. If the quarreling continues, all may face suspension of posting privileges or banning from the Board.
Continuous singling out of individuals in an instigative, negative or sarcastic light will be considered bullying. No posts should make a member feel unwelcome or disrespected. Posts that are inoffensive by themselves but form part of a pattern of bullying or intimidation against another member will not be tolerated. Moderators reserve the right to edit or remove any questionable post. Continued violations will result in warnings, suspension of posting privileges, or termination of membership.
Any member who feels bullied or intimidated should not send private messages to the offender but report the offending post(s) as soon as possible to the moderators.Bashing
Bashing of anyone who acted in films with Clint Eastwood or otherwise contributed to his films will not be tolerated. Negative analysis is NOT bashing, provided it is backed up with fact. For example:
Bashing would be saying:
"Lennie Niehaus sucks."
Whereas a legitimate analysis would be:
"I don't think that Lennie Niehaus is the best composer out there. I think his music is bland and boring, and I'd look forward to seeing Clint work with a different composer."Reporting Posts to a Moderator
Do not "moderate" other members when they do not follow the guidelines. If you see a post that is inappropriate, click on the "Report to Moderator" link. You are not being a tattletale, and the person you are reporting will not know who reported him or her. This is by far the best way for the community to police itself, since all the moderators receive the notification. Keep Threads/Posts On Topic and in the Right Forum
Posting something that is not in line with the intended topic of a thread or forum is not allowed, and such posts will be moved, deleted, or split into a separate thread. Creating New / Duplicate Threads
Before creating a new thread, please check the first few pages of the forum and/or other forums to make sure the topic has not already been started. Multiple posts of the same message are unwelcome, and all but one will be deleted. Descriptive Thread Titles
Use a descriptive title when starting a thread, so people know what it is about. If you are worried about people seeing your thread and you want to use an ambiguous title to increase your views, don't worry -- a descriptive title is likely to get you more, not fewer views.
Example of a non-descriptive title (in the "Dirty Harry" forum): Dirty Harry. Example of a descriptive title: Will there be a "Dirty Harry" remake?Provide Sources
Any excerpt or article posted on the Board must be accompanied by a link unless one is not available. Credit must be given to the originator of the information.
Provide the source for pictures, also, unless they are hot-linked from the source where you found them. For details, see this topic
. What Threads Belong Where
The Eastwood News forum is for the discussion of current news regarding Clint Eastwood or his films. Many of these threads will be started with an excerpt or article from a news publication. If it's not current news about Clint Eastwood or his films, it should go in another forum. Please remember to provide a link if one is available.
The General Discussion forum is for discussions on any general Eastwood-related topic not covered elsewhere.
The Dirty Harry Films forum is for discussions relating to any and all of the "Dirty Harry" films.
The Clint Eastwood Westerns forum is for discussions relating to Eastwood's work in the Western genre, from Rawhide to Unforgiven.
The Trivia Games forum is for any games you would like to play that relate to Clint Eastwood films.
The Questions and Answers forum is for any question that seeks a factual answer rather than an opinion-based discussion.
The Collectors' Corner forum is for anything relating to the sale of Clint Eastwood memorabilia or the collecting of Eastwood memorabilia.
The Film Discussions forum is for organized film discussions originated and posted by the moderators. Members should not start topics in those forums.
The Off-Topic Discussion forum is for posts that are not related to Clint Eastwood.
The Discussion Board Troubleshooting forum is where you should post about any problems you are experiencing with the operation of the board.
The Discussion Board F.A.Q. forum is a read-only forum where you can read notices posted by the site administrator.
The Web Site Announcements forum is used to announce anything special about the site that members should be aware of.
Obviously, there are some gray areas. But, please take the time to make sure your thread is in the right forum. Clint Eastwood's Private Life
This Board is for the discussion of Clint Eastwood's movies and his career. We strongly discourage topics pertaining to Mr. Eastwood's private life. In particular, we respect his personal privacy and do not think it necessary to post about details of his intimate relationships. Also, such topics have been known to cause hostility among members. Expect any topics pertaining to such matters to be deleted, and any individual posts pertaining to them in any topic to be edited or deleted.The Off-Topic Discussion forum
The Off-Topic Discussion forum is a place where members can post about anything non-Eastwood related which would be of general interest to most members. This is not to be used as a substitute for a daily blog by any member. If you want to post your own art, poetry, stories, etc., find your own site and you can put a link to it in your profile.
The Off-Topic Discussion forum is occasionally purged, and when the older topics are deleted, members who posted in those threads will see their post counts automatically decrease.Political Posts and Topics
We strongly discourage threads pertaining to politics, as these topics have been known to cause hostility among members. If you post a political topic, expect it to be deleted. If you make a political remark in any topic in any forum, expect it to be edited or deleted. Any political remarks that are used in a member's profile (signature or personal text) will need to be removed in order for the member to be permitted to continue posting on the board.Contacting Other Members via PM or E-mail
The administrator and the moderators are not responsible for the conduct between or among members that take place through private correspondence. Any member who sends obscene, threatening, abusive or insulting messages to any member or moderator via PM, e-mail or forum post, for whatever reason, will have his/her posting rights revoked immediately.Discrimination
Racist, sexist, homophobic or any other kind of discriminatory remarks or sentiments will NOT be tolerated in any way, shape or form. Anyone who chooses to post these kind of remarks WILL have the remarks removed by moderators, WILL be warned by the moderators, and MAY be banned (have his/her membership privileges revoked)."Adult" Material
Sexually explicit pictures and/or discussions are not allowed. We do have some young members; therefore keep your posts clean of adult language and vulgar statements. The Board will automatically censor certain words, but some may get by that are inappropriate. The moderators have the right to edit these posts and request to the member that such words not be used in the future. Anyone who chooses to post vulgar statements is subject to a warning from the moderators and/or banning of his/her membership.
Special Note: The dialogue of Clint Eastwood movies often contains vulgarities and profanities, which may be quoted, in the proper context, for the purpose of discussion. However, the use of those same words in your own posts (or in signatures or personal texts) is prohibited. Getting Banned
Lack of cooperation or continued refusal to adhere to these community standards, and/or with moderator requests or instructions, will result in termination of membership. Any member may be banned at any time by name, IP address, e-mail address, or other identification without any prior warning and without any explanation given. We will oblige the offender with an explanation, if asked. Linking to your Home Page vs. Spamming
If you have a personal home page, feel free to include the link in your profile. But remember: this forum isn't here to drive traffic to your site, and spamming or advertising will be promptly deleted -- and the offender typically banned. Moderating Principles
We will not hesitate to be heavy-handed if that's what it takes to keep things under control and civil. That will probably make some people unhappy who feel that we are being too harsh or trying to stifle certain points of view, but the moderation team will do what is necessary to ensure that this forum remains the respected website that it has become and remains an enjoyable experience for all our members. All serious infractions of the rules are discussed among the moderators and all actions taken are agreed upon by the moderators.
If you have any issue with forum moderation, do not post your issue on the forum. You may direct your question to a moderator or the site administrator via PM or e-mail.