While Eliters reserves the right to delete any post or thread, the following categories encompass the majority of all deleted posts:
- Posts containing profanity and/or lewd or suggestive language.
We are not going to delete posts because somebody says “damn”, but we will not allow vile and offensive displays of gutter language.
- Posts containing negative comments regarding specific individuals or groups.
There are always at least two sides to an issue, and no reader of any post can be assumed to be acquainted with the intricacies of the issues raised.
For this reason, civility alone dictates that there be no “finger-pointing”.
If you have a problem with a TD, you should write to the League’s HA, and if the matter is not resolved at the League level, you may report it to the Staff Relations Director.
If you have a problem with another Elite Member, you should write to VP Member Relations.
At no time should such issues be aired in a public forum, it is unfair to those accused and disruptive of our goals as a League, which include attempting to resolve all disputes as fairly and unemotionally as possible.
In a related vein, we will have to delete all posts defending other Members or trying to counter an attack on another individual. While we understand that it can be frustrating to see accusations of misbehaviour directed at friends you believe to be honorable, the Clubs cannot be a forum for the defense of individuals, because it is inconsistent with the rule that we cannot attack individuals. Also, it is our experience that such defenses frequently backfire by further publicizing the accusation itself.
- Posts announcing withdrawals or resignations.
Posts announcing withdrawals or resignations in the General Club will be deleted. If someone has personal issues that prevent them from playing or hosting and wants to post in the league they are involved, without pointing fingers or attacking anyone, that will be allowed.
This Club does not exist to indulge our egos. It is not possible to make everyone happy all the time. If you are unhappy for any reason, there are channels to go through, and you will be heard.
Any Club message by any Member announcing his/her withdrawal/resignation publicly, attacking anyone or setting forth a personal agenda, and any replies to such messages will be deleted.
- Posts containing advertising or solicitation or links to other sites.
This should be self-explanatory. We do not want our clubs to be inundated with commercial or quasi-commercial spams, nor do we think it is constructive to allow our members to solicit funds from each other publicly, no matter how worthy the cause.
Since we cannot investigate all Sites or Products to judge their safety and seriousness, or check all solicitations to judge their "respectability", we allow none.