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  • Welcome - a message to our new members!

    Every spring, we seem to have an influx of new members to our family. Since there are so many new people around here, I can't welcome each one individually, so I'm going to take a few minutes to officially welcome you to the Clan!

    First off, I'm glad you found our home. As you can see, we're not confined to one location, we have members all over the world. In fact, the man who created this place is from Scotland. Our members live in the U.K., U.S.A., China, Australia, Hawaii, Japan...I believe we even have members who live in the Baltic regions. Since our membership is so varied, we have a very unique perspective of the Rams, football, and everything else. We even have members here who are fans of other teams and they have found the Clan to be a place they can feel at ease and enjoy.

    Of course, to have such a great site like this, we have to have rules. When signing up, everyone agrees to follow these rules. Did you take the time to read them? Being the nice guy I am, I'll put them up in this thread so you can be sure to know our rules that helped us become what we are today, and break them down so I am sure you understand them. The link for the complete rules is HERE.

    ClanRam Rules

    1. There will be no profanity suffered in the ClanRam. That includes words that are misspelled to fool the forum automatic banned words. We expect a high level of civility in the ClanRam. If you can not be civil when posting during threads then your post will be removed without warning and no explanation will b e given. We expect all ClanRam members to be civil at all times, even in heated discussions. This rule is subject to the automated infraction system. Simply put, this means NO PROFANITY!!! Since we have posters from all over the world, we know that words used in some locations have different meanings than they do in another, so please think before posting. If in doubt...leave it out!

    2. All smack will be moved to the smack forum. This rule is subject to the automated infraction system. The smack forum has been put to rest for the offseason, and may stay there permanently, depending on the Administrator's decision.

    3. Post in the correct forum and the correct thread. Threads that are in the wrong forum will be moved without warning and no explanation will be given. Posts that are in the wrong thread (thread hyjacking) will be deleted without warning.This rule is subject to the automated infraction system.

    4. Threads concerning Ex Ram players that are still active in the NFL must be posted in the General NFL Forum. Threads regarding RETIRED Ram players will be allowed in the ClanRam Talk forum.

    5. If you need to talk to a ClanRam Moderator, please PM them. Do not start a thread in the forum. Any threads started in the forum will be deleted without warning and no explanation will be given. This rule is subject to the automated infraction system. Seriously, if you have a question, concern, or complaint, we WANT you to PM us. That's why we are here.

    6. There is one rule concerning other NFL team fans posting. Be civil and talk football. Smack will be deleted without warning and no explanation will be given. Smack posted in the Smack Forum will be allowed as long as it’s not vulgar. Vulgar smack will be deleted without warning and no explanation given. This rule is subject to the automated infraction system.

    7. Politics and Religion should not be discussed in the ClanRam. There are plenty other sites out there that cater for this and we would urge you to go to those sites when the urge hits you. This rule is subject to the automated infraction system.

    8. If you spam in the ClanRam, your account will be deleted automaticly. If you have questions about whether something would be considered spam, PM us!

    In the rules, it explains about the Moderators. Moderators are not just the enforcers of the rules, we are also your friend. I know the other Mods posess a huge amount of football and Rams knowledge, and some of them have been here at the Clan since the stone age. Don't be afraid to ask them questions.

    I hope you enjoy your stay here at the Clan. Each new member adds to the uniqueness and diversity of our site, and we welcome your input. I look foward to interacting with all of you.


  • #2
    Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

    Good set of rules.


    • #3
      Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

      Thanks for the warm welcome. Also, props on the board--you guys did a great job customizing vBulletin, and have things very well organized. Hats off to you!


      • #4
        Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

        Welcome Bloof....that is a funny avatar that you have. Did you make that?


        • #5
          Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

          Im sure I met a guy like that at the Seahawks game ;)

          Keeping the Rams Nation Talking


          • #6
            Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

            Originally posted by Sam
            Our members live in the U.K., U.S.A., China, Australia, Hawaii, Japan...
            That's right folks.....some of us live in the U.S.A. and others live in Hawaii. Dang, I love Sam.

            To all the new members, welcome aboard. Take a look around. Find a thread or two or forty that you're interested in and jump in. Or if you don't see a thread that peaks your interest, start a new one. Play nice and have fun, folks.
            The more things change, the more they stay the same.


            • #7
              Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

              Thanks for the welcome Ram Nation! I look forward to posting early and often! Rams to the Bowl this year people!!


              • #8
                Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

                The Drunk can live with and obey these rules


                • #9
                  Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

                  That is good drunk. You may want to change your avatar if you want to make any friends here. I don't think you will find a lot of love for the cowboys here.


                  • #10
                    Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

                    nice to be back


                    • #11
                      Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

                      Hello all, this is Mike from NJ, I am new to the board and honestly a new Rams fan, I am following Brian Leonard's career, and it's becoming easy to become passionate about this team. The more I read about the players coaches and fans, the more I want to take a trip to St Louis and have a few beers with all of you.


                      • #12
                        Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

                        Appreciate the welcome! I live in the SF Bay Area. Look forward to watching the Rams play and talking about the games in the ClanRam forums.

                        Always a Rams fan!


                        • #13
                          Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

                          Ram fan from New york going back to the roman Gabriel days..


                          • #14
                            Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

                            Love opening day and happy to find a community of fans. GoRams!
                            A defeated look of consternation, dissappointment, or even pain. The name derives from the look one often gets when challenged by a large BM.


                            • #15
                              Re: Welcome - a message to our new members!

                              Thank you for the information.


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