to all new members, existing members & rival fans.
We're happy to see supporters of other clubs but please remember that you are guests on a Liverpool forum and behave accordingly. If you'd like to post in this thread you'll find members that are happy to engage in some banter, please keep it within the forum guidelines, ie no abuse.
A note existing members
You will find that some threads may be moved or merged in order to keep a good range of discussion available for all users.
The easiest way to avoid your thread being moved in this way is by using the search function, or simply check the FD homepage, to see if there is a similar topic of disussion available.
Please do not take it personally if you thread is moved or merged with another, it is only intended to benefit all users and the standard of discussions on this forum.
Baring in mind that there is a limited time to post in FD, everyone is trying to cram in what they have to say in the space of only a few hours.
More experienced posters will appreciate that discussion can become a bit repetative and frustrating, a perfectly decent thread may go un-noticed because there is another 15 threads talking about signing the same player.
Moderation and 'banter' between posters
It is prefered that you moderate yourself, I'm sure I speak for all Community Mods when I say we would rather spend our time joining in with discussions.
Being abusive towards ANY poster, or using foul language is not allowed in any case, it may result in warnings, infractions and even bans.
We are all made aware of the guidlines of the form before entering the boards, following these guidlines, it will make it easier for moderators to distinguish between genuine posters and WUM's and Trolls that may ruin the enjoyment for members, who more than are likely, just want to talk about football.
Of course banter is absoloutley fine, us liverpool fans are noted for our sense of humour, so it is expected to see much of this during a debate.
However, keep the banter friendly, there are people here from all walks of life and you should appreciated that not all of us share the same sense of humour.
Banter that overtakes a thread and is not in any way related to the topic of discussion, is both unfair to members who have made the thread and any other posters who simply want to contribute their opinion.
If you do not intend to take part in the debate, why not visit General chat or Off topic where you can banter until your hearts content (within moderation of course).
Also any issues with the moderation of the forum, it would be appreciated if you post in this thread or in website feeback, any genuine cases will be adressed as soon as possible.
This thread is intended for new members to introduce themsleves, general moderating issues....... if your a rival fan don't be afraid to share your opinions, I'm sure one of our fans will be happy to join in on the debate
New opening hours
The Guide Thread is an idea I've already used in the E-Season forum. It's a way of freeing up space for debate by putting stickied threads into one post.If you've other threads you'd like to see posted here let me know. In time this thread can be an introduction to the forum, letting new users find the useful topics for themselves.New Forum opening hours
We're committed to trying to improve the service all our fans receive. We're happy to announce improved opening hours effective immediately. These are:
e-Season forums are now open daily from 06:00am to 11:59pm
Free to use forums for registered users are now open on non matchdays from 1pm to 8pm
Free to use matchday times remain the same for now, but we are aiming to improve those as well. That won't happen however until we've completed some technical improvements that should ensure a quicker forum response time at peak demand.
We hope that these new hours will make a big difference and not just to imsomniacs and early risers We know a lot of our fans overseas have struggled with our existing hours and we hope they'll now be able to play more of a role in our forums. It's also been very difficult for members on the Free to use forum to fit all their posting into a narrow three hour window. So hopefully by more than doubling your access time per day you'll be able to get a lot more out the boards.
As mentioned previously, we couldn't do this without the help and support of our Community moderators. Our thanks go to all of them for their dedication and hard work.
We also need the help of every member of the forum. If you spot something posted which shouldn't be there then please use the 'report this post' button. We want to be more open, improve access hours even further, allow you to do and say more here but we really do need your help to do it. Whether that's by reporting posts, staying within the guidelines or showing patience and understanding when we do make a mistake (which we will), it all makes a difference in what we can offer you.
Thanks and enjoy the new hours!
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