RULES OF THE BOARD
These rules apply to the message board, the chat room, BoardMail, and any other messaging or communication function of this website.
This includes board features such as Post of the Day, thumbs up/down, etc.
Stay positive and be supportive. This site is meant to promote BYU Athletics.
How do I stay positive?
Do not use profanity.
What is considered profanity?
Do not engage in personal attacks.
What is considered a personal attack?
You may not post copyrighted articles, such as articles or other content from other sources. You may
post relatively short quotes from articles if you post the link to that article. Also, you will receive a penalty
for suggesting, asking for, or providing information about how to (a) break copyright law (including unofficial
internet rebroadcasts of games), or (b) violate the terms of service of any site or product.
Religious and morality discussions are limited to donors only. Doctrinal discussions should be clearly
stated as the author's opinion. Any post that is religious or moral in nature must be categorized as
"Religious / Morality Discussion", with the exception of posts that are appropriately categorized as
"Same Sex Attraction" or "Marriage and Relationships".
What discussions are restricted?
Political discussions should be kept civil, and are limited to donors only.
Any post that is political in nature (and not considered religious) must be categorized as
What is allowed?
Posts must be categorized correctly. Mis-categorized posts will be subject to deletion and penalty. If your
reply to a post belongs in a different category than the original post, you should start a related thread using the
"Reply" dropdown menu. The Politics, Religion/Morality, SSA/LGBTQ, and Marriage/Relationships categories are
restricted to donors only. If you do not have access to a category, you may not post about that topic.
The Current Events category should only be used for posts about current events, which do not fit anywhere else.
If the current event you're referring to is religious, political, or otherwise belongs in a different category,
you must use that category instead of Current Events.
You are not allowed to advertise for any other site or product without permission from El Jefe.
If you have any questions about whether something is considered advertising,
contact El Jefe.
Exception: the "Tickets For Sale" category allows ticket sales.
You may not post from multiple accounts. If you already have an account
on CougarBoard.com, you may NOT set up another account. If you are having
trouble posting with your current account, please contact us. By setting up another account, you will forfeit
your right to change your username in the future, and you will receive a minimum
2-week penalty. Find out why multiple
accounts aren't allowed, or change
your current username
Obscene, pornographic, or other questionable content is not allowed.
What is considered "questionable"?
Gambling-related discussions should be limited to the line, and other related items such as over/under.
Betting, discussing where to bet, etc are not allowed.
You may not (generally) discuss the moderators or their enforcement of the rules on the board. About the moderators and
You may not discuss deleted posts. If a post has been deleted, it was deleted for a reason. Discussing
deleted posts generally leads to posting of the very thing that got the original thread deleted. If you have a
question, bring it up directly with the moderators. Asking about deleted posts on the board is an automatic
You should not respond to inappropriate posts. What is considered an
"inappropriate post", and why shouldn't I respond to them?
A link to a web page about a topic is generally considered the same as posting about the topic directly.
Be civil and respectful to others. Generally, don't go out of your way to be annoying.
Examples of things considered disrespectful
Please post in English only. The moderators for this board can only consistently moderate in English and will
delete any posts that are in any language other than English. Exceptions may be made for words in other languages that
are commonly known to English-speakers.
CougarBoard reserves the right to add or change these rules at any time without notice.