- Feb 1, 2005
By participating in the ITK and Transfer Rumour Forums it is assumed you have read the rules. "I did not know" is not an excuse.
THE GOLDEN RULE: ITK Bashing will result in loss of access to this part of the site. Please do not question ITK's, they say what they say, sometimes some clarity is left out for a good reason. Abuse/Bash ITK and you're out on your ear and you will not be allowed back in.
THE DAILY ITK DISCUSSION THREAD - Is there for discussion of the days ITK only. Media links, stories, Player Talk/Video clips etc can be posted in the many many pages of player threads in the Transfer Rumours (TR) Forum.
Do NOT spam the thread with irrelevance, media news or your opinion on which alternative player you 'think' we should sign, just keep it related to the ITK given.
ITK'S AND SMILEYS/RATINGS
If an ITK leaves a rating on a post it is not to be considered as ITK and shouldn't be referenced. JJetset leaving a smiley against a Tweet is the same, it is not ITK and should not be brought into the ITK Thread. All the above does is start a shitload of guessing games over nothing.
ASKING ITK's QUESTIONS - We've been there before. This is an important rule. It isn't allowed. Don't ask questions because they say what they say and that's it. Everything gets over analysed and all it achieves is confusion and the asking of further questions.
DON'T SEND ITK's ON THIS SITE PM's - You'll be banned from the site entirely. If everyone sent them PM's they'd get fed up and stop posting info. Do NOT do it.
BANS - Anyone who gets banned from the ITK/Transfer sections of the site is banned for at least the duration of the transfer window. Anyone banned for ITK abuse is banned for good.
Anyone creating a new account to get around such a ban will have their original account banned from SC entirely for at least the duration of the transfer window. The new account will be deleted. Persisting in this will see you banned for good.
GOT ITK YOURSELF?
Don't post it. Please get in touch with either Myself, Chrissivad or Rob first as we like to verify any information before it gets posted. Anyone posting 'itk' without being verified will be banned.
TWITTER - NO TWITTER in the Daily ITK Discussion Thread. The ONLY exception is JJetset. Tweets from Journalists and reliable or 'official' sources can be posted in the individual player threads.
FACEBOOK: Seriously? No.
MEDIA LINKS - Media links should be posted in the players threads. Due to copyright issues, just the links and a small portion of the story please.
Not to be posted in the Daily ITK Discussion Thread under any circumstances
PLAYER THREADS: These threads should only be started once a player has been linked in the (reliable) media. Anything else will be locked. Please remember to only post a snippets of the article and linking to the original source. We're fairly relaxed about where discussion goes in the player threads.
NOTE ON RATING ITK UPDATES: Members who post the ITK updates in this part of the site are doing both SC and you a service by keeping us all up to date. Giving these people 'negative' ratings is unfair and a little bit silly as all they are doing is passing on the information. It got so bad in the summer that several members stopped posting ITK updates and that directly effected the quality of service so to speak. Please do NOT give negative ratings to anyone posting ITK updates, either in the ITK RO or the TR section.
POSTING IMAGES/VIDEO CLIPS
Please do NOT post photos or Youtube/Video clips in the ITK Discussion Thread. They add little if anything to the thread and it's really irritating for those accessing the thread on a mobile device, especially when quoted. Player videos can go into the individual player threads.
IF YOU ARE BANNED FROM TRANSFER RUMOURS
Please do not PM me as I am usually snowed under at transfer time and it is very likely that you won't get a response. I simply don't have the time to deal with moans about being banned. Threads moaning about it will just be locked.