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Discussion in 'SFN Time-out' started by Mutt, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. Mutt

    Mutt
    Administrator

    ***UPDATED VERSION*** with the original version below.

    Stern Fan Network Posting Guidelines

    First, let me say that the site is very laid back and normally almost anything goes. Problem is there are alot of haters out there that are being drawn to the site right now who would love to see Howard and SFN die. We need to keep the shit heads in line while letting the fans enjoy the site and it's a tough line to walk. We're getting alot of repeat annoying crap from the new members. Alot of it is very negative and it needs to stop ASAP. This isn't a place to bitch about the show or Sirius, it's a fan site. It's for the fans and it's about enjoying the show. I don't want to hear your speech about freedom and censorship letting me know how you should be able to say anything you want just like Howard. Let me set you straight now. You aren't Howard and this isn't your stage. If anyone around here is Howard, it's me and if you annoy me, I'll hang up on you. This is how we run the site and it's one of the reasons it's gotten so big. If you do not like it, there are lots of other websites out there. We have a ton of great members and I hope you become one of them.

    Ignoring these warnings will get you booted from the site. I'll sum them up for ya. Don't post anything that will cause problems for the site, our advertisers, the show, or the people involved with them. Obvious flames where the intention of the post is to irritate and start problems will be removed and the member warned/banned based on the severity of the post from my point of view.

    This list is not a set of rules for you to quote and point fingers at other members who you feel are breaking the law. It is not something that you can study and look for legal loopholes defending why you shouldn't be in trouble. It's just a list of things that will piss me off. If you don't want to get banned, I'd pay attention.

    1. Do not ever argue with the staff. Do not bitch about the 30/30/30 Rule. Do not debate the SFN policies and whether or not you technically broke the rules. Do not dispute the Staff's decisions. We do not want to explain why every single administrative move was made. Just accept it was for the good of the site. If your post was deleted it's for a very good reason so don't post it again. Don't make a new thread bitching about how it was deleted or about how the mod is on a power trip.

    Here is information about the 30 day probationary period that all new members must go through. Once you make it through your 30 days, the posting restrictions will be lifted and you'll have access to the member only forums.

    2. Do not harass the VIPs. They have custom titles under their usernames identifying them. Using the excuse that you don't consider that person a VIP doesn't hold any merit. If you know their name because of the show, they're a VIP. You can discuss them and play with them but don't fuck with them. If you make them uncomfortable, you'll be the one who's booted.

    This includes but is not limited to the following


    * Stern Show Staff & their significant others
    * Stern Show Regulars / Comedians
    * Stern Show Regular Callers - the guys on the show know by name
    * Stern Show Wackpackers
    * Stern Show Interns
    * Sirius Staff
    * Howard 100 News Team
    * Howard TV Staff
    * Bubba Show Staff
    * Ferrall Show Staff


    3. Leave the real world out of it. don't dig into their private lives or their families. I don't care if you read an article about so & so's daughter, just drop it. You can all fight online. Hell, sometimes I think that's why Al Gore invented the internet. What you can't do is bring your online board war home. This is all for fun. Don't start calling them at home or at work. People shouldn't be afraid to come here because you might cost them their job.

    4. Do not bitch about Howard streaming his show over the internet, podcasts, commercials, vacation, or Fridays. Stop your bullshit idol threats about not subscribing unless they change. I've posted details concerning all of the current angry messages we see about Howard's salary, vacation, days off, commercials etc. Before you spout off about the $12.95 you spend a month and what Howard should do to make you happy, please read the facts.

    5. We don't care about who you think sucks. I'm tired of thread after thread of "so & so sucks, get him off the show". If you have real comments about something that happened on the show thats fine but so many of you just seem to be loving the hate. You are not allowed to harass the VIPs or the Staff so get your angry ass out of here. If you must vent, post it in the post it in the "Who Gives a Shit" forum.

    6. Don't bother telling us your bullshit about how your shock jock is better than Howard. Go tell it to your retard friends because we aren't buying it. We don't care to debate it. We were at the rally on Dec 16th and the numbers don't lie. It's a dead issue. Accept it now, your guy sucks ass. It's not that we can't take your "evidence", it's just who the hell cares about you & your shock jock. Again, if you must vent, post it in the "Who gives a Shit" forum.

    7. "Howard Read this!!!" I know we are all excited and sure it would be great for him to read your message, but try to refrain from making the site all about trying to get his attention. It's one of the things that made his official board hard to read. If you want his attention, be a funny creative poster and start contributing. The only sure way to get him a message is email him at SternShow@HowardStern.com

    8. Don't bring some ancient thread back from the dead unless you have a really really good reason. Posting "she's hot" in a 1 year old thread will cause the other members to become angry. Don't do it. Look at the old shit, but don't reply in those old threads.

    9. Watch what you post and where you post it. There are several forums here and we have them for a reason. Take it upon yourself to post in the appropriate forum. This is mainly to keep things neat but, adult material and file sharing are two that you MUST post in the appropriate forum. All nudes or other not safe for work material belongs in our Adult Forum. All file sharing posts or requests belong in the File Sharing Forum. Do not post an entire show. We only share clips.

    10. Don't scare away the chicks.

    11. No Soliciting. I can not let every tom dick and harry come onto SFN and beg for money. No more buy me boobs, help pay my bills, send me money posts from people we don't know. Don't try to sell your crap or promote your website. Don't even post affiliate links. Basically, don't try to make money off of SFN or scam our members. Nobody should be soliciting for anything what so ever without permission from Mutt. If you have some legitimate thing you need promoted, run it by me first.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    SFN Sirius Setup FAQ: I've placed answers to the most frequent setup issues we see around here including picking up a signal in your office, antenna placement, setting up the FM Transmitter, recording Sirius, and listening to Howard in Canada.


    Q. Can I get Howard online? Why doens't Sirius stream his show?

    A. Both Howard and Tim said that they are working on it. Sirius has hired a team of guys who are currently working on upgrading their system so it can handle the online stream.


    Q. Why isn't Howard streamed on my cell phone with other Sirius shows?

    A. It hasn't been mentioned on air and I dont' know if it's something they are even working on. I'd love to see a Howard Stern cell phone plan that came with H100 & H101 but streaming radio over a cell phone is a new technoligy and nobody is ready to try and stream a show as large as the Stern Show over it.


    Q. Can I get Howard Stern On Demand in my town?

    A. You can only get it on digital cable. Visit HSOD's official site and enter your zip code to see if you can get it. HSOD is being added to new systems regularly, but it's really up to the individual cable companies. You can not get it on any Satellite TV. It's not an option with today's technology.


    Q. Why is there censorship on Howard TV?

    A. It's not censored so stop being stupid. Howard TV is not a porn channel. It's th E! show without bleeps or bars. Read about it here.


    Q. Can you make an exception and let me into the member only areas early?

    A. Don't bother me with this. No you can't get in early. Everyone goes through it. If you are a fan, you'll be here for the next 30 days anyway. If you can't wait, become a supporter .


    Q. Mutt, can you get this message to Howard?

    A. Sorry but no. I've never even met the man.

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    First, the site is very laid back and normally almost anything goes. Problem is there are alot of haters out there that are being drawn to the site right now who would love to see Howard and SFN die. We need to keep the shit heads in line while letting the fans enjoy the site and it's a tough line to walk. We're getting alot of repeat annoying crap from the new members. Alot of it is very negative and it needs to stop ASAP. This isn't a place to bitch about the show or Sirius, it's a fan site. It's for the fans and it's about enjoying the show. I don't want to hear your speech about freedom and censorship letting me know how you should be able to say anything you want just like Howard. Let me set you straight now. You aren't Howard and this isn't your stage. If anyone around here is Howard, it's me and if you annoy me, I'll hang up on you. This is how we run the site and it's one of the reasons it's gotten so big. If you do not like it, there are lots of other websites out there. We have a ton of great members and I hope you become one of them.

    Ignoring these warnings will get you booted from the site. I'll sum them up for ya. Don't post anything that will cause problems for the site, our advertisers, the show, or the people involved with them. Obvious flames where the intention of the post is to irritate and start problems will be removed and the member warned/banned based on the severity of the post from my point of view.

    This list is not a set of rules for you to quote and point fingers at other members who you feel are breaking the law. It is not something that you can study and look for legal loopholes defending why you shouldn't be in trouble. It's just a list of things that will piss me off. If you don't want to get banned, I'd pay attention.

    1. Do not ever argue with the staff. Do not bitch about the 30/30/30 Rule. Do not debate the SFN policies and whether or not you technically broke the rules. Do not dispute the Staff's decisions. Do not debate whether some should be a VIP or not. We do not want to explain why every single administrative move was made. Just accept it was for the good of the site. If your post was deleted it's for a very good reason so don't post it again. Don't make a new thread bitching about how it was deleted or about how the mod is on a power trip.

    Here is information about the 30 day probationary period that all new members must go through. Once you make it through your 30 days, the posting restrictions will be lifted and you'll have access to the member only forums.

    2. Do not harass the VIPs. They have custom titles under their usernames identifying them. Using the excuse that you don't consider that person a VIP doesn't hold any merit. If you know their name because of the show, they're a VIP. You can discuss them and play with them but don't fuck with them. You do not have to like them or agree with them but you can't be mean. If you make them uncomfortable, you'll be the one who's booted. IF they attack you, you are allowed to defend yourself but that doesn't mean you can be a total asshole. Use some sort of restraint even if they are out of control.

    This includes but is not limited to the following
    • Stern Show Staff & their significant others
    • Stern Show Regulars / Comedians
    • Stern Show Regular Callers - the guys on the show know by name
    • Stern Show Wackpackers
    • Stern Show Interns
    • Sirius Staff
    • Howard 100 News Team
    • Howard TV Staff
    • Bubba Show Staff
    • Ferrall Show Staff
    NOTE: Don't trash BethO. We all know you are just doing it to try and get Howard's attention. It's not fun or funny. You aren't clever. You're just an asshole.

    NOTE: VIPs are allowed to fight with one another. These rules are for you and not for them. Just becasue they might trash one another, does not mean that you are allowed to disregard the rules and jump. No matter what, you are required to follow these guidelines.

    3. Leave the real world out of it. don't dig into their private lives or their families. I don't care if you read an article about so & so's daughter, just drop it. You can all fight online. Hell, sometimes I think that's why Al Gore invented the internet. What you can't do is bring your online board war home. This is all for fun. Don't start calling them at home or at work. People shouldn't be afraid to come here because you might cost them their job.

    4. Do not bitch about Howard, Bubba, or Ferrall commercials, vacation, or Fridays off, etc. Stop your bullshit idol threats about not subscribing unless they change. I've posted details concerning all of the current angry messages we see about Howard's salary, vacation, days off, commercials etc. Before you spout off about the $12.95 you spend a month and what Howard should do to make you happy, Please read the facts concerning the Live Stern Show Math here..

    5. We don't care about who you think sucks. I'm tired of thread after thread of "so & so sucks, get him off the show". If you have real comments about something that happened on the show thats fine but so many of you just seem to be loving the hate. You are not allowed to harass the VIPs or the Staff so get your angry ass out of here. If you must vent, post it in the post it in the "Who Gives a Shit" forum.

    6. Don't bother telling us your bullshit about how your shock jock is better than Howard. Go tell it to your retard friends because we aren't buying it. We don't care to debate it. We were at the rally on Dec 16th and the numbers don't lie. It's a dead issue. Accept it now, your guy sucks ass. It's not that we can't take your "evidence", it's just who the hell cares about you & your shock jock. Again, if you must vent, post it in the "Who gives a Shit" forum.

    7. "Howard Read this!!!" I know we are all excited and sure it would be great for someone from the show to read your message, but try to refrain from making the site all about trying to get their attention. It's one of the things that made Howard's official board hard to read. If you want someone's attention, be a funny creative poster and start contributing. The only sure way to get a VIP a message is email them at SternShow@HowardStern.com BTLS@BTLS.com or ferrall@sirius-radio.com.

    8. Don't bring some ancient thread back from the dead unless you have a really really good reason. Posting "she's hot" in a 1 year old thread will cause the other members to become angry. Don't do it. Look at the old shit, but don't reply in those old threads.

    9. Watch what you post and where you post it. There are several forums here and we have them for a reason. Take it upon yourself to post in the appropriate forum. This is mainly to keep things neat but, adult material and file sharing are two that you MUST post in the appropriate forum. All nudes or other not safe for work material belongs in our Adult Forum. All file sharing posts or requests belong in the File Sharing Forum. Do not post an entire show. We only share clips.

    10. Don't scare away the chicks.

    11. Don't be a racist jerkoff. It's not funny. The occasional off color joke or photo goes with the spirit of the Stern Show but ever since the Kramer incident, this place has slowly been becoming a clan rally. Ease up on the racism. I'm a white guy and it's getting uncomfortable for me. I have black members here. Just like I don't want you to scare off the chicks, I don't want you to scare off the blacks. Nobody's asking you to be politically correct. Just stop being a scumbag.

    12. No Soliciting. I can not let every tom dick and harry come onto SFN and beg for money. No more buy me boobs, help pay my bills, send me money posts from people we don't know. Even if we know you, it still shouldn't be done unless it's been OK'd by me. Don't try to sell your crap or promote your website. Don't even post affiliate links. Basically, don't try to make money off of SFN or scam our members. Nobody should be soliciting for anything what so ever without permission from Mutt. Your account will be closed. If you have some legitimate thing you need promoted, run it by me first.

    ---------------------------------------------

    Frequently Asked Questions

    SFN Sirius Setup FAQ: I've placed answers to the most frequent setup issues we see around here including picking up a signal in your office, antenna placement, setting up the FM Transmitter, recording Sirius, and listening to Howard in Canada.


    Q. Can I get Howard online?

    A. YES, go to www.Sirius.comn and click the listen button. you need to be a Sirius subscriber.


    Q. Why isn't Howard streamed on my cell phone with other Sirius shows?

    A. Some cell phones include Sirius music on them. Howard and other talk shows are not included. You can however, go to www.Sirius.com and pick up the online stream from your phone or PDAs web browser to get Howard. People with windows mobile can use this streamer app.


    Q. Can I get Howard Stern On Demand in my town?

    A. You can only get it on digital cable. Visit HSOD's official site and enter your zip code to see if you can get it. HSOD is being added to new systems regularly, but it's really up to the individual cable companies. You can not get it on any Satellite TV. It's not an option with today's technology.


    Q. Why is there censorship on Howard TV?

    A. It's not censored so stop being stupid. Howard TV is not a porn channel. It's th E! show without bleeps or bars. Read about it here.


    Q. Can you make an exception and let me into the member only areas early?

    A. Don't bother me with this. No you can't get in early. Everyone goes through it. If you are a fan, you'll be here for the next 30 days anyway. If you can't wait, become a supporter .


    Q. Mutt, can you get this message to Howard?

    A. Sorry but no. I've never even met the man.
  2. Lerxst Full Member

    Bravo !!
  3. mochinist

    mochinist SFN Gold Supporter

    Now how do we get the noobs to read this?
  4. queenofallmedia Full Member


    There goes the Artie vs Jackie threads, lol!

    Good stuff Mutt! :D
  5. JoeyBoots HATER

    I concur. :hw:
  6. Satan Full Member

    Can I post a flyer for my bands upcoming show? It wasn't listed here.

    Keep up the great work Mutt...it's much appreciated.
  7. Pussah2 Full Member

    nice. make it a sticky
  8. Reverend Ozz Full Member

    You should Sticky this. :D
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  9. WETTY Full Member

    DOES ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOW WHAT TIME THEY WILL START THE BROADCAST ON MONDAY?
  10. skull Full Member

    Don't forget about faking your own death. :suicide: That doesn't seem to go over very well here. :scratch:
  11. Shamela

    Shamela SFN Gold Supporter

    Excellent!
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  12. fahcue Full Member

    I just need to clear this up. I am not trying to fuel anything.

    2. Do not harass the VIPs. Stern Show Staff, Sirius Staff, HSOD, Staff, Wack Packers, comedians, Show Regulars, Regular Callers, etc are all VIPs.

    Does this mean IJ is back as an untouchable?
  13. Booey's teeth Full Member

    why the fuck does everyone piss on this site? Make It subscription based Mutt. I pay for the radio I'll pay for this too.
  14. Shamela

    Shamela SFN Gold Supporter

    It's always been against the SFN rules to post nudity and other "unsafe for work" pictures that could get someone fired for viewing SFN at the office.
  15. Latinflo Full Member

    Get it! Got it!
  16. DrewsDaddy Full Member

    How about keeping the O&A are clones, and O&A ripoff Howard, and O&A raped my sheep threads out of General? As a subscriber to both satellite services and a fan of both shows, it is rather annoying and brings down the mood of the board. This board is about Howard and all aspects of the show.
  17. Hubcap626 Full Member

  18. justron Probationary Member

    Why not make a section for rants? Some of this stuff you just can't stop. But, you can control it by keeping it in one place.
  19. piercer411 Full Member

    This should be a member agreement when becoming a member(also include the 30/30/30 rules in it). Better yet make prospective members have to wait 5 or ten minutes before they can check 'agree' so maybe they'll actually read it while waiting. I wouldn't even be opposed to making every member have to do this once just to get the point accross.

    just my opinion, whatever you do, Mutt, we will always appreciate what you have done for all of us fans of THE SHOW!
  20. Cyber Bishop Full Member

    I second, third, fourth this.
  21. Booey's teeth Full Member

    I like no nudes so can General at work.
  22. queenofallmedia Full Member

    :2thumbs:
  23. nicksgt

    nicksgt SFN Gold Supporter

    might i suggest a rule about being wary of leaving topics in one thread rather than starting 30 threads for the same thing
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