The most important post you need to read on this board!
First of all....a massive welcome to the LFC Reds 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 early 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. Some downloads, video clips and images are also hidden from guests.
A lot of effort goes in to the smooth running of this forum and the following simple rules help 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 posts as we see fit in accordance with our rules.
The following rules are in place to help the staff keep the forum tidy, keep the idiots out 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 dreams for our club and even if you disagree, you should respect opinions of fellow supporters.
Forum Rules ----------------
The following are UNACCEPTABLE both in posts and via Personal Message and will usually result in a PERMANENT BAN
* RACISM * TICKET TOUTING (ie. selling a ticket over face value + reasonable postage costs) * SPAM / ADVERTISING (This forum isn't a free advertising service. Personal blogs, MySpace etc are okay - anything else needs to be discussed with one of the forum staff) * THREATENING VIOLENCE or CONTINUOUS PERSONAL ABUSE of a fellow poster * CREATING MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS to get around a ban. * Any suspected use of any IP proxy software * Any user signing up with what we consider to be an expired disposable email address.
The following GUIDELINES should be adhered to.
If you fail to stick to these then you may find posts edited, deleted or yourself on the end of a short ban. Continue to piss everyone off and the ban will be made permanent.
1) OTHER CLUBS FANS WELCOME - As long as you're not an idiot. If you come to talk sense, decent football chat you're okay. If your on a wind up or here to piss reds off you'll get banned and your posts will be deleted. Avatars and signatures depicting other clubs or players are not allowed.
2) SWEARING IS ALLOWED (BUT NOT IN TOPIC TITLES) - when you first sign up a word-censor is in place. If you are an adult and can take a bit of swearing - you can switch this off as one of your member profile options. This is a football forum and there may be some words heard at football grounds. However, use it in moderation.
3) DO NOT POST IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS - Posting in all caps is rude and the offending post will be deleted. Simple.
4) AVOID TEXT SPEAK & USE PROPER ENGLISH - Put a bit of 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 usually used. Depending on our mood you will either get a warning or a straight ban (after your posts have been deleted). There is also a spell check when you post messages plus many internet browsers have this built in.
5) SOURCE NEWS STORIES - If you're posting a news article then you should post the full story and the link to the story.
6) DON'T POST ANYTHING FROM THE S*N NEWSPAPER - It's all bullshit, they have no direct connection to the club and are widely despised by all decent Liverpool supporters. A reminder of why is here
7) DON'T ARSE AROUND OR BE A WIND UP MERCHANT (WUM) - Morons are not allowed to spoil the enjoyment of people on this forum. Remember - this is a forum for you and your fellow Liverpool fans. We're all on the same side here. Users who continually go off topic, or appear to be on a mission to wind up fellow users will not last long.
Users who have donated to the cost of the forum are classed as Premium members and have a number of extra options available to them.
You can add in your location, your birthday, your Skype number, your instant messenging addresses and more - these are only visible to other forum members.
Avatars & Signatures
To ensure the forum runs smoothly, loads quickly, and is accessible by as many people as possible (not everyone has broadband remember) please adhere to the following:
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. This costs 83 pence per month. More info here http://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php?topic=23790.0
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 (esp. if using a hotmail account - damn you Bill Gates). You can choose to keep your email address totally private and confidential, and your password is securely 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 forum rules, you can report it to the forum moderators. A link exists underneath every post on the forum. Or you can send a message to one of the forum staff. A list is here
If minor rules are broken - moderators will edit your comment and leave a 'Reason for Edit' at the end of your post.
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).
The mods and admins of the website support:
1) Justice for Michael Shields (Sorted!) 1) The Hillsborough Justice Campaign 2) Don't buy The S*n (do not publish links to the site or quote articles directly from it) 3) Zoe Place Children's Hospice Details of our latest charity night