Name Description Points Rule # 8 - Bumping - Cross Posting
No Bumping or Cross-posting topics. Bumping is posting to move a thread up on the forum list, and cross-posting is posting the same thread in several forums.
Rule # 9 - Personal Information
Do not post overly personal information like your phone number, address, age (especially if you are a minor) or any other personal info you don't want the whole world to see.
10 Rule # 12 - Soliciting donations
Do not solicit donations or charitable requests for yourself or other people or organizations.
10 Rule # 1 - Profanity
Remember this is a family friendly community, so no swearing, foul language, or profanity.
20 Rule # 10 - Promoting other forum, etc.
Do not promote other websites that are "similar" to BackYardChickens, especially similar forums. Sometimes it may be appropriate to link to another site that has specific information relative to a question, but moderators have to right to remove links and posts at their discretion.
20 Rule # 13 - Inapropriate religious or political post
We strongly discourage religious and political topics and reserve the right to delete them at our discretion. These topics of religion and politics should be confined to the Random Ramblings section of the forum.
Rule # 14 - Animal Rights or Cock
No discussions about animal rights organizations or Cock fighting
20 Rule # 7 - Advertising Abuse
Do not advertise your products or services outside of the appropriate areas of the forum or too frequently.
25 Rule # 5 - Teasing
No teasing, mocking, ridiculing, or otherwise making fun at other member's expense.
30 Rule # 6 - Fighting
No Fighting. Taking a personal conflict to the forum is unacceptable. "I'm right, you're wrong" threads and posts will be edited or deleted.
30 Rule # 11 - Luring to other forum
Luring members to other forums is not allowed and we prohibit discussing drama that happens on other forums. We've worked hard for years to build up this community and we will not tolerate people coming in and spamming our members via the public forum, private messages, or emails to join another community.
30 Rule # 16 - Reposting Closed Topic
If a topic is closed or removed do not, under any circumstances, re-post the same topic or material. If you have any questions as to why a thread was closed or removed please contact a BackYardChickens staff member.
30 Rule # 2 - Adult Post or Topic
Definitely no inappropriate "Adult" topics or innuendo.
35 Rule # 3 - Flaming
No Flaming (verbally attacking people or groups of people - e.g. a profession, an organization, a company.)
35 Rule # 4 - Trolling
No Trolling (posting to provoke others, luring them to flame or rant). Trolling is sometimes done involuntarily, so please be considerate when posting.
35 Rule # 15 - Questioning Moderation
Do not post threads questioning moderation. If you have an issue with one of our rules, moderators, etc. please contact another moderator or a forum administrator
Ban period Reason 2 days 50 points 7 days 75 points 14 days 100 points