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Tomahawk Nation Community Rules Review

Our primary goal here at Tomahawk Nation is to continue to be the best at providing our members with the most comprehensive analysis and information about FSU athletics, and for TN to become the first site you check daily and your preferred FSU site of all of the traditional and digital media sites available.  Our secondary goal is to try have a little fun while we're doing it.

As those of you who have been around for any length of time know, Tomahawk Nation has experienced tremendous growth in our membership base during the past year and all signs point to our continued growth in the future.  For those of you who have been around awhile, thank you for your loyalty, contributions and support.  For those newer members, thank you for joining and we hope you will enjoy the ride as we inch our way closer to the start of the football season.

First of all, I would be remiss if I did not congratulate Bud for recently breaking the 10 million mark in unique visitors to this site and for also surpassing the 5,600 membership mark.  

Here is a breakdown of the exponential growth TN has experienced since our last State of TN Report on April 7th, 2011, and the two previous reports from January, 2010 and from November of 2009.







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TN Growth 8/18/2011 4/7/2011 1/16/2010 11/11/2009

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Members 5,624 5,004 2,424 1,700

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Unique Visits 10,781,685 8,549,325 1,803,937

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Pages Viewed 24,375,354 19,456,586

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Stories Published 2,182 1,989

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Fanpost Published 1,093 996

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Fanshots Published 4,020 3,421

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Twitter Followers 5,758 4,145
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Which brings me to the point of this post.  With the start of the football season only 15 days away, we feel this might be the right time to educate the newer members (as well as some of TN veterans) on our Community Guidelines, and review some of the key features of this site that will enhance your experience here.

  • FANPOST:  You are encouraged and welcomed to post a FANPOST anytime you have a well thought out opinion, comment, or idea. Your FANPOST must be: 
  • A) About a subject that will likely inspire an extended discussion, 
  • 2) Must be at least 200 words,
  • D) Must be well written, and
  • VI) Must be somehow relevant to FSU sports. 
  • The TN site moderators have the discretion to waive any or all of these rules, and during the slow news off-season we may elect to be more lenient with these rules.  However, we strongly suggest that you always follow the 4 simple Fanpost rules posted above or your fanpost will probably be deleted. 
  • If you have just a question or comment that does not fit the criteria for a fanpost, please post it in the OFF-TOPIC/ONGOING DISCUSSION THREAD in the Recommended Fanpost section that is there for exactly that purpose, or in a RELATED ongoing thread.
  • FANSHOTS:  if you come across any FSU related article, stories, quote, news report, video, pictures, or any else relevant, you can share them with the rest of the TN members by posting a FANSHOT.  You are always encouraged to post a comment or opinion along with the link to generate comments from your fellow members.
  • DO NOT POST A FANSHOT LINK TO A MESSAGE BOARD THREAD.
  • DO NOT POST A FANSHOT LINK TO BLEACHER REPORTS.
  • RESPECT:  We demand you treat each other with respect and not insult or bait each other.  This is one of the rules we strictly enforce and we have zero tolerance (immediate ban) for any kind of disrespect, insults or baiting of any kind towards another member. Disagreeing with someone's opinion is fine as long as it does not get personal.
  • PREJUDICED OR INTOLERANT COMMENTS: Comments that are intolerant or prejudiced (sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.) in nature will result in an immediate ban.
  • NO RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL COMMENTS:  TN is a non-political and non religious site.
  • PROFANITIES AND VULGARITIES:  Tomahawk Nation is a profanity and vulgarity free site. While we are all adults and none of us are prudes, it is Bud's decision that neither are allowed on this site. Comments with either will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be banned. The site moderators have the discretion to waive this rule during live game threads.
  • SPEAKING OF LIVE GAME THREADS:  During live game threads, no pictures are allowed to be posted since pictures bog down the system.
  • USE OF MATERIAL FROM OTHER SITES:  If you have information from another FSU source, please post a link with your story. You may not post premium content or photo's from any subscription based paysite.
  • REPLYING TO A COMMENT:  When replying to a comment, before typing your comments, you should click on the "Reply" button on the comment you are replying to.  This will keep the thread manageable and in the right sequence.
  • PASTING A LINK IN A COMMENT:  When copying and pasting a link, do not paste it in the subject line of the comment, it will not work.  If you paste it in the body of the the comment, it will be an actual working link and redirect to the link site.
  • RECOMMENDING A COMMENT:  If you agree with another members comments, you should click on the "Actions" button on the comment you agree with, then click the "REC" button.  After a comment receives 2 RECS it turns green.  We encourage you use this feature instead of typing "+1" or "Rec" in the subject line, unless of course you have something else to add.  I think everyone enjoys seeing their comments turn green from time to time.
  • THE MAGICAL "Z" KEY:  As you read the comments of a story, fanpost, or fanshot, it is recommended you hit the "Z" key after you finish reading that comment, and this will mark your message as read, and take you to the next unread message.  The next time you visit that story, only the unread messages will be highlighted, and by hitting the "Z," you will be taken to the first unread message automatically. Real nice feature.
  • THE "UP" BUTTON:  Sometimes in a long thread you may come across a reply that you have no idea who it's directed to. If you get lost trying to determine who a comment is directed towards, click on the "UP" button on the comment you are wondering about and it will take you up to the original comment that the member was replying to.
  • EDIT SETTINGS:  Did you know that you can control the number of stories, fanpost, and fanshots that are displayed on the front page?  With the increased numbers of stories, fanpost and fanshots being posted on the site, you may want to keep more of each on the front page for a longer period of time. For example, I have my settings at 15 stories, 20 fanpost, and 20 fanshots.Take a moment and customize your front page to your liking.
  • Caution, depending on your internet providers speed, the web browser you are using, or if you are using a mobile device, you may want want to make whatever adjustments work best for you.
  • Also, while you are in the "Edit Settings" you should make sure your "Live update comment threads with new comments?" is set to "yes", and your "Default comment format" is set to"expanded."
  • RECRUITING:  TN's recruiting staff maintains and updates the best 2012 FSU Recruiting Board on the web.  Please visit the current Recruiting Discussion Thread conveniently located in the RECOMMENDED FANPOST SECTION on the right side of the front page, to address all your questions, comments, and thoughts to our hard working recruiting experts.  Please try to ask your recruiting questions on this thread. 
  • SPECIAL PAGES AND GREATEST HITS:  This section is located on the left side of the front page for your convenience.  Here you will find the links to some of the most referenced stories from Tomahawk Nation, the Current Roster Sorted by Eligibility Year, as well as other TN favorites.
  • NEVER, EVER, TYPE "FIRST" or anything similar as a comment to start off a thread. DON'T DO IT.
  • COLLAPSING COMMENTS:  You can collapse the comment, photo, or anything else posted in the MESSAGE part of a post, and leave just the SUBJECT LINE, by clicking on the subject line of that comment. Some users find this helpful, especially Mobile device users.
  • SEARCH FEATURE: There is a search post and comments feature in the upper left hand corner of the front page, that when you type in key words, you will get hits for stories, fanpost, fanshots, and even comments relating to those key words you are looking for.  Then just click the tab that you are interested in to see your search results.  Hint, the more key words you use the narrower you search results will be.
  • POSTING PICTURES:  If you have a photo or picture that is in some way relevant to the discussion, you can post it into your comments.  Please read So You Wanna Post a Picture for instructions on posting a picture. Here's a little tip: don't post a photo unless it fits under one of the following four categories:  It's funny, it's poignant, it's clever, and it falls within our guidelines and is "Safe For Work."
  • EXPLORE FULL ARCHIVE:  At the bottom of the front page there are 2 tabs.  One is labeled "Next Page" (self explanatory) and the other is "Explore Full Archive" that when clicked, gives you all the stories printed in most recent order, along with any new comments you may not have yet read, or that may have been posted after the story was bumped from the front page.
  • TN PREFERRED NUMBERING SYSTEM:  While not mandatory, the A), 2), D), etc. sequence, is the preferred numbering system here at Tomahawk Nation and is highly encouraged and recommended when posting any multi-part comment, reply, Fanpost, or Fanshot.  For a better understanding of how to use, and a brief history of this exclusive TN numbering system, click here to read Aussierat's explanation and the ensuing comments.
  • SB NATION:  At the upper most left side of the Tomahawk Nation site, if you click on the SB Nation tab right next to your user name, you will be redirected to one of the most comprehensive sports sites on the web, offering excellent coverage on just about every sport imaginable, all conveniently located in one site.

Again, all new and existing members alike should be familiar with and read through the Tomahawk Nation Welcome Guide! 

Finally, we know that there are a large number of lurkers who read TN on a regular basis but have never officially joined or posted comments.  Please feel free to join our community by signing up here and start posting and sharing your thoughts with the rest of us.  It will take you less than 2 minutes to join and we would love to have you in our community and hear your opinions.

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