Covers Forum Guidelines

Welcome to the Covers Community!

The Covers community is intended to be a place where members can engage with each other on a peaceful, friendly basis. The rules which govern the Covers community have been implemented to protect both the forum and its users. Please make yourself familiar with these rules. Members of the Covers Team and Covers.com Moderators are in the forums on a regular basis, and we will enforce these rules whenever necessary.

Items that May Result in Immediate Ban

Item Description
Spam Spamming or flooding the forums, in which a user posts the same message repeatedly, is prohibited and you will be banned.
Touts / Advertising / Commerce Our forum will not be used as a place to do your personal business. Phone numbers, home addresses, email addresses that are found in any forum other than Website Promotions, will be deleted. Touts involving twitter or Facebook redirects will also result in the user being banned.

If you are promoting a service in any forum (including that of a ‘bookie’) other than Website Promotions, your account may be suspended or banned at the discretion of our Moderators and Support team.
Racism, sexism, and other discrimination The use of inappropriate or offensive language is not permitted at Covers. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.
Links to External Sites Links to informational sites or informative articles such as those found on ESPN, CNN, etc. are permitted but links to personal sites (Facebook), personal spaces, blogs, websites, pick services, and sites solely designed for advertising/commerce are not permitted. If you are unsure if your link is permitted, check with a Support or a moderator first.
Having Multiple Accounts with Covers Covers.com users are only permitted to have one account. We don't allow multiple accounts per user.
Posting Personal Information Posting personal information about yourself or others.

Other Rules

  1. Images: Any avatars, images, or URLs containing nudity, pornography, or sexually explicit attire (e.g., bikinis/lingerie) are NOT permitted in the forum and will be removed. This includes, but is not limited to:
    1. Strategically covered nudity
    2. Sheer or see-through clothing
    3. Lewd or provocative poses
    4. Close-ups of breasts, buttocks or crotches
    All avatars will be reviewed by the Covers team – if they are deemed inappropriate, they will be removed. If users continue to upload avatars that violate these guidelines, the user will be banned.
  2. Slanderous posts are not allowed. If a post is deemed slanderous, the thread may be deleted or moved to the penalty box and the poster may be boxed or even banned.
  3. Any obvious site promotions will be assumed to be meant for the promotions area, and will be moved there if not deleted. Any other off-topic threads will be relocated to the appropriate forum and/or deleted accordingly.
  4. Intentionally repetitive topics posted by the same user may be locked, deleted, or consolidated.
  5. Any threads in the forum which deteriorate to arguments between two or more users will be moved to the penalty box, or deleted at the discretion of our Moderators.
  6. If you have nothing positive to offer our community and are only posting insults, attacks, and/or emoticons, you will be warned, suspended, and/or banned from the forum. Users who are suspended may continue to post in the Penalty Box for a period of time until the Moderators decide to either ban the user or release them from the box.
  7. If it is determined that you are posting emoticons for the purpose of increasing your post total, the Moderators have the option of reducing your post total and sending you to the Penalty Box for rehab.

General Guidelines of Behavior

Covers’ community is only enjoyable for our users as long as everyone plays fair. Therefore, we have come up with a few basic guidelines that we expect all of our users to agree to and respect. We are counting on our community members to do a lot of self-policing to ensure that guidelines are being followed. Respecting these guidelines will keep the community vibrant, entertaining, and enjoyable!

  1. If you notice a member behaving in a way that is a direct violation of the rules and spirit of the community, please let us know via the Covers Help forum. If this member’s attitude is not violating the rules but is ruining your experience in the community, please consider ignoring them as opposed to engaging in an online battle.
  2. With regards to slanderous posts/blogs/comments: as mentioned above, we will be notifying users if we deem a post to be unsubstantiated and slanderous. Once a post has been deemed slanderous, it will either be deleted or moved to the Penalty Box forum.
  3. Try to be civil! We know that this can be difficult if someone is being rude and disruptive. However, we also know that nobody wants to read a page full of arguments, either. Please try to maintain a sense of dignity. Refusing to engage in rude or disruptive behavior also shows a lot of class.
  4. If you have a good idea about ways to improve the community, let us know! We participated in the creation of this site, and we plan to add new features from time to time so feedback from our users is definitely welcome.

Moderator Guidelines

First and foremost, we hereby promise to uphold a fun and interesting community!

We promise to be consistent and fair in any disputes that arise within the community, and will try to keep any bans/suspensions/censorship to an acceptable minimum.

We will not engage in any unfounded personal attacks on other people or websites. We cannot promise the same for other members, but if they do decide to engage in such behavior, we will take the appropriate actions.

We will not employ "ghost" members to artificially inflate the appearance of the number of members in this community.

We will not become involved in any popularity contests with competing communities. We will not tolerate others using this community to slam competing sites.

Please keep in mind that we are always watching what members post in our community. We reserve the right to suspend or ban any users that we feel are not complying with the rules and guidelines set out above.

The Legal Stuff

"All of the information contained inside this community represents the personal thoughts and opinions of the individual members. Submissions to this community are not reflective of the thoughts and opinions of Covers.com, nor its employees. Covers.com and its employees do not endorse or represent any of the opinions within the community, and shall not be held responsible in any legal action resulting from any of the content contained within the community. Furthermore, Covers.com shall not be responsible for keeping a permanent record of the opinions expressed within the community, and we may delete or edit submissions to the community at our discretion if deemed necessary."