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This is not your average forum. We are very proud of the fact that despite of our growing numbers we continue to remain the number one place for intelligent and respectful debate about the issues that matter

Notice to New Members.

We actively discourage starting new threads needlessly; however you may use one of your first posts to start a new thread in the new members forum, to introduce yourself to the forum.

General Rules:

* We will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, racism, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. The moderator's decision is final in these matters.

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* No deliberately trying to provoke slanging matches - do not deliberately post controversial or extreme opinions with the deliberately malicious aim of stirring up trouble, or to provoke slanging matches and confrontation.

* Troublemaking opposition fans - all non-CFC fans are welcome but not if they simply want to run down and criticize Chelsea or its fans, or start flame wars. This is a Chelsea forum for Chelsea supporters, so behave as you would if you were a guest at a friends house!

* Opposition supporters are asked to declare which team they support upon registration. Those pretending to be Chelsea supporters who turn out not to be will be immediately banned.

* No religious or political posts - Do not start threads of a political or religiously orientated nature on this site. This is a football website, about football, it's not a political or religious website and while it had been hoped all other topics could be discussed in an adult manner. These subjects sadly almost without fail seem to always end up producing extreme, unpleasant and unacceptable messages. Occasional non-confrontational comments as part of a wider thread will be allowed, but lengthy political arguments from the outset will not be and will be removed.

* We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

* We reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules.

* Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) nonsense posts, a link or the like contribute nothing to the debate.

* Before starting a new thread, remember to use the search, and new post functions to check to see whether or not a thread on the subject is already running.

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* The CFCnet team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

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* Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.

* We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

* We reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules.

* You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.

While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way. Any threads or posts of these types will be deleted.

Forum Specific Rules.

The main forum rules apply for all forums and threads; however the following forums have additional rules. Infractions will result in the same punishment as described below.

Match Day Forum.

This forum is open sixty to ninety minutes before a Chelsea match and closed shortly afterwards. This forum is un-moderated and so your posts will appear immediately.

Please note that this forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the discontinuation of the match day forums.

Unofficial Organisations, Tickets and Travelling Forum.

This forum is used to arrange meetings, travel and trade tickets.

No tickets may be bought, sold or advertised above face value. Any posts stating or indicating that the price will be anything other than face value will be deleted without warning.

Please do not post any contact details in your requests or spares posts, this will mean people have to contact you via the forums and as such, means we can lock out any touts.

More useful information can be found within our CFCnet Ticket Exchange web site.

When arranging to meet anyone via this site, especially our younger members, always remember to stay safe, meet in a public location and let someone know where you are going.

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Please attribute quotes where possible. A quote without an attributed source is both meaningless and dangerous because it could so easily be taken out of context. Furthermore, as much as we would like to post complete articles from other sites on this site, remember that copyright must be respected. Where you see a complete article, please consider posting the first paragraph of the article, plus the source and a link to the full article.

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By posting in the forum you agree to adhere to these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to change and a current version is always available in the forums. Members that violate these rules may be suspended or banned.

The CFCnet team will be following a series of steps for dealing with offenders and reserve the right to ban them according to these.

1. For a first offence; your post will be deleted or edited and you will receive a warning via email explaining what has happened and why. If you have insulted another member you may be asked to apologise to them directly or publicly.

2. If you continue, or make a second breach within a reasonable time period, then you will be banned until the problem is sorted. This will involve a discussion between the CFCnet team and may require said member to contribute their opinion via email.

3. If the problem cannot be solved, or it persists, then the user will be banned.

The exception to this three-point procedure is if the offence is such that it warrants an immediate ban. If this is the case then you will get an email explaining what has happened, but you will not be allowed back on the forum for any reason.

If however you believe that you have been unfairly banned, then feel free to contact tobybrown@CFCnet.co.uk to explain your reasons.

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