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Welcome to LFC Reds. The Liverpool FC forum.
This is forum for supporters of the World's greatest football club. It is connected to the original Liverpool FC unofficial and independent website Anfield Online which was first online in 1997 - this forum however was only launched in 2006.
The forum is free to register and you will need to be registered to post or reply to discussions, take part in polls, or access some of the boards hidden from guests.
A lot of effort has gone in to the smooth running of this forum and we have some simple rules that enable the forum staff to help keep LFC Reds as one of the best online communities.
This forum remains the private property of the owners and we reserve the right to allow users to post as we see fit in accordance with our rules. If necessary we reserve the right to remove the ability of a user to post, or to access the website.
The following rules are in place to help the staff keep the forum tidy, keep trolls and abusive posters away and to maintain the fantastic LFC spirit we have on here. We expect all users to abide by them.
Remember that we all support the same club, all share the same ambition for our club and even if you disagree, you should respect opinions of fellow supporters.
Forum Rules ----------------
1. The following are UNACCEPTABLE and will likely result in a permanent ban or a severe warning. Posts will also be deleted.
1.1 RACIST abuse of another forum member.
1.2 SPAM / ADVERTISING ( This forum doesn't offer advertising for free. If you want to post a commercial link or engage in advertising then please email us first - firstname.lastname@example.org )
1.3 TICKET TOUTING ( ie. selling a ticket over face value + reasonable postage costs )
1.4 BULLYING OR ABUSIVE POSTS aimed at a fellow poster. We do understand that occasionally emotion can run high but any concerted and continuing abuse aimed at another poster will be classed as trolling and will result in action.
Forum Guidelines -------------------
Please stick to our clear guidelines to get the best experience out of the forum
2.1 DO NOT TROLL - The spirit of the forum has been maintained because of our determination to remove users who engage in baiting, trolling and deliberately winding up other users. We have banned a number of members even with very high post counts on the forum and will do so again.
2.2 DON'T SIGN UP WITH A FAKE EMAIL ADDRESS/USING PROXY SOFTWARE - If you signed up to the forum with a fake or disposable email address it is likely that you will see your account restricted, and you could lose access to it.
2.3 FANS OF OTHER CLUBS WELCOME - As long as you're not an idiot. If you come to talk sense and decent football chat you're welcome. If you're on a wind up or here to troll Liverpool fans you will be banned and your posts will be deleted.
2.4 SWEARING IS ALLOWED (BUT NOT IN TOPIC TITLES) - when you first sign up an automatic word-censor is in place. If you are an adult and can take a bit of industrial language - you can switch this off as one of your member profile options. This is a football forum and there may be words used that could be heard at football grounds.
However, use it in moderation and NEVER in the title of a new topic.
2.5 DO NOT POST IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS - Posting in all caps is rude.
2.6 AVOID TEXT SPEAK & USE PROPER ENGLISH - Put effort in to your posts. If your first language is English then you should know sentences start with a capital letter and end with full stops, and that paragraphs are used to break up sentences.
Usually we will delete a poorly written post. We will attempt to assist those who have a good level of English as their second language but our time is limited.
2.7 POST FULL TEXT WITH ANY LINK - If you're posting a news article then you should post the full article and the link. Posting a link alone will arouse our 'spam' suspicions.
Users who have donated to the cost of the forum are classed as subscribers and join the Anfield Hero membergroup. These members not only help keep the forum online but also receive a number of extra features including avatar display and post notifications.
In your profile section you can add in your gender, location and birthday (to be featured in the calendar).
Avatars & Signatures
To ensure the forum runs smoothly, loads quickly, and is accessible by as many people as possible please adhere to the following:
3.1 Avatars - no bigger than 100 pixels (width) x 150 (height) in size and smaller than 20kb in size. The forum will automatically convert an image to the required size when you upload it. * Avatars are only visible next to your post if you have signed up as an Anfield Hero and donated to the running cost of the forum. More info here http://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php?topic=23790.0
3.2 Signature bars - Graphic images in signature bars should be no bigger than 400 x 90 and should have a maximum size of 25kb. This is easily achievable. Text in signatures should be inoffensive and not contain any swear words. Signatures should not include advertising or links without discussion with the Admin of the board. Links to personal websites or your own blogs etc that do not contain advertising is allowed. Keep it tidy. Signatures should be brief and if they contain text should be limited to one or two lines.
If you don't want to see other users signatures you can deselect this option in your profile page.
When you register you will receive an activation email to your email address. You will need to click this link in this email to 'activate' your account on the forum. If the email hasn't arrived then check your spam folder. By default your email is private. Your password is encrypted. If you forget your password you can request a new password sent to your email address.
Your post ranking is linked to the number of posts you make
These rankings are based on official LFC player appearances. As your post count increases you will move through from Liverpool irregulars to some of the legends of Anfield.
Once you are registered, you will be able to reply to any post immediately on any board. After you have made 24 posts you will be rewarded with your first European Cup! and will then be able to start your own topics on the forum, rate other posts, play on the arcade etc.
You are only able to send 10 personal messages in a one hour period. This is to protect the forum from spam. Users with less than 5 posts will need to enter a CAPTCHA code to send a personal message. Users who have never posted on the board will not be able to send personal messages. All users can receive personal messages from other users.
Reporting posts and personal messages to the moderators
If you believe any post on the forum, or personal message sent to you, to be offensive, to be spam, ticket touting etc or in breach of the main forum rules, you can report it to the forum moderators. A link exists underneath next to every post on the forum.
If minor rules are broken - moderators will either edit your comment and/or send you a message.
We are a completely independent and unofficial Liverpool FC website based in Liverpool.
We are not a campaigning group and have no direct affiliation with any of the LFC related pressure or action groups, even though individuals have their own opinions on particular topics. This forum exists solely for the purpose of enabling interaction amongst Liverpool FC supporters.
This forum is provided free of charge for basic use. You can help with the costs of running the site by upgrading your account by taking out a subscription (see the Forum/Site News board).