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Welcome to BearsFansOnline.com!

We are a community of Chicago Bears fans, and we welcome fans of the Monsters of the Midway or any walks of NFL fandom to our forum.

Since 2008 we have been doing our best to create a gregarious, cozy atmosphere for those who wish to banter about the Chicago Bears, and we hope you find the confines accommodating.

To get an idea of the basic code ups and downs (bold text, images, etc) I am going to send you to this link - a well-composed tutorial on the basic ins and outs of a phpbb message board.

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...and more. Some links may not work, despite being supported out of the box, so please point out to Xee or myself via PM when a pasted link doesn't seem to work.

Please note: Some media embedding may not be visible due to conflicts with your...
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IMAGES:

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Supported file formats:
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.tif and .pdf files are not embeddable at this time.

In addition to Smilies, users can also use Emojis.

Bitmojis and images/gifs that are typically pasted from an alternate keyboard on your iPhone or Android devices are not supported.

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This message board is not a democracy.
Users who are confrontational, rude, and otherwise unpleasant can and will be suspended or banned at the whim of any administrator or moderator.


MEMBER CONDUCT


REGARDING CONTENT:

We don't mind profanity, but keep it tasteful.

No racial, sexist, or homophobic language will be tolerated. Please take note, that this includes antiquated and tasteless plays on team names, such as "BiQueens (Vikings)," "Fudge Packers," etc.

This is not a website for posting nudity, pornography, or otherwise sexual content.

There will be no "babe" threads, or any other kind of similar "share your fave naked chicks" discussions.

REGARDING POLITICS:

Politics are a very flammable subject, obviously, and while we experimented with it in the past, going forward BFO will no longer permit political threads. There are other places this can be discussed online.

REPORTING POSTS:

Please take advantage of our report function, which can be utilized by clicking the ! icon under every post.

ENFORCEMENT:

Users will be given one warning issued via private message to knock off personal attacks, baiting, or other actions that are encouraging infighting.

After the first warning I am going to begin suspending members for an allotted amount of time determined by the moderator and administrator team. If behavior upon return is still poor, bans will be dealt accordingly.

If the situation is reprehensible enough or found to be immediately beyond a warning or suspension, the mods and myself will appropriately handle the situation via a ban.

User bans are EXCEPTIONALLY rare in this community. I'd like to keep it that way.

PAYWALL CONTENT & NEWS:

If a site has any indication of pay-to-view content (Scout.com, The Athletic, etc), please don't copy-paste the contents to our board. Linking to the page along with a brief summary is acceptable.

News articles with no paywall or subscription are generally permitted, but please post a link to the page somewhere in your post so we can appropriately direct traffic to the proper places.

As always, please use your best judgment and common sense in posting any new material.

SELF PROMOTION:

Use common sense when promoting other communities, fantasy leagues, or other external links. We try to be lenient when it comes to referencing or linking to other message boards but the best way to let that fly without issue is to become an established presence in this community. We're leaving this rule pretty much to the whims of the admin/mod team on a case-by-case basis. This goes for any user promoting their own website or service.


STREAMING/"HOW TO WATCH":

Please do not post or share links to illegal/shady streaming websites to circumvent the NFL's blackout policies or invoke the wrath of cable companies/etc. Discussions about this and any other topic can be done via Private Message or on other websites.

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AVATAR/SIGNATURE:

Maximum avatar size is restricted to 150x150 pixels.

Maximum signature size is restricted to 550 pixels wide x 400 pixels tall.

If user avatars or signatures are obnoxious, tasteless, or disruptive, we can and will remove them.

Use good judgment with images. Image size, especially in signatures, can clutter up or lag the page.

POST FORMATTING ETIQUETTE:

BBCode (aka the Bold, Italics, Font Size, etc) use in posts can be a wonderful tool to beautify and organize a long post or relay emphasis. However, if any member routinely abuses these tools, that user is subject to warnings from mods and admins.

If abuse continues, I will place that member in a unique "time-out," where they receive reduced permissions in our forums and cannot add flavor to the posts whatsoever. The goal of this measure is to be temporary punishment.

That said, we are very lenient with our moderation overall and are willing to work with you if you are willing to work with us.
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I have updated the topic with a more complete guide to our rules.
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I have updated the topic with additional rules regarding forum etiquette.
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UOK wrote:I have updated the topic with additional rules regarding forum etiquette.
I feel kind of silly, but ok.


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Updated the Forum Etiquette section with how you can add someone to your "Foes"/ignore list.
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UOK wrote:Updated the Forum Etiquette section with how you can add someone to your "Foes"/ignore list.
when can I send PMs?
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Lol....any info regarding burner accounts? Not sure if you’ve seen the drama going on with Draft Dr Phil.
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DoubleDoink wrote:
UOK wrote:Updated the Forum Etiquette section with how you can add someone to your "Foes"/ignore list.
when can I send PMs?
Try now.
cblaz11 wrote:Lol....any info regarding burner accounts? Not sure if you’ve seen the drama going on with Draft Dr Phil.
Duplicate accounts are prohibited, but it's case-by-case. Point me in the direction of this tomfoolery.
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UOK wrote:
DoubleDoink wrote:
UOK wrote:Updated the Forum Etiquette section with how you can add someone to your "Foes"/ignore list.
when can I send PMs?
Try now.
cblaz11 wrote:Lol....any info regarding burner accounts? Not sure if you’ve seen the drama going on with Draft Dr Phil.
Duplicate accounts are prohibited, but it's case-by-case. Point me in the direction of this tomfoolery.

still not working. it's no biggie, just wondering how many posts i need to do so, 25 or 50?
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DoubleDoink wrote: still not working. it's no biggie, just wondering how many posts i need to do so, 25 or 50?
I don't have the exact numbers but you SHOULD be fixed now.
Yikes, that was wild. Have you kept in touch with him at all?
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I've recently started to dip my toes into Twitter and this was the first thing I walked into. The whole thing was weird. Twitter is weird though.
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I don’t really talk to any of those guys except Wasram...but ya, crazy.

I love Twitter..overall I’m not a fan of social media...Don’t have FB. That said, for sports, reality TV, and news, ya can’t beat twitter IMO.
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I'm not really sure what happened... anyone got the Cliff's Notes?
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G08 wrote:I'm not really sure what happened... anyone got the Cliff's Notes?

DraftDoctor Phil created a shitload of duplicate accounts to follow and tweet to his main account. Basically artificially promoting and conversing with himself. Complete phony/con-job. Not that his analysis was bad, but that kind of duplicity is pathetic.
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UOK wrote:
G08 wrote:I'm not really sure what happened... anyone got the Cliff's Notes?

DraftDoctor Phil created a shitload of duplicate accounts to follow and tweet to his main account. Basically artificially promoting and conversing with himself. Complete phony/con-job. Not that his analysis was bad, but that kind of duplicity is pathetic.
He was also using alts to bash other people. From what I gather:

Twitter user posts opinion - Draft Dr Phil posts unkind opposing view - OP argues with DDP - DDP logs onto numerous alts to come to his own rescue/reinforce his point with seemingly impartial individuals.
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Ah, so he's a loser. Got it.
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Just using the Durant burner account method. Skip bayless got caught at this in the recent past. Losers.
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G08 wrote:Ah, so he's a loser. Got it.

I literally started laughing out loud at this...my GF thinks I’m an idiot.
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I don't get the whole multiple accounts thing.

I can barely manage the time/energy for my own — I'd never have time/energy to devote to fake ones.
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Updated rules:
No racial, sexist, or homophobic language will be tolerated. Please take note, that this includes antiquated and tasteless plays on team names, such as "BiQueens (Vikings)," "Fudge Packers," etc.
This is not a website for posting nudity, pornography, or otherwise sexual content.

There will be no "babe" threads, or any other kind of similar "share your fave naked chicks" discussions.
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UOK wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:49 pm Updated rules:
No racial, sexist, or homophobic language will be tolerated. Please take note, that this includes antiquated and tasteless plays on team names, such as "BiQueens (Vikings)," "Fudge Packers," etc.
This is not a website for posting nudity, pornography, or otherwise sexual content.

There will be no "babe" threads, or any other kind of similar "share your fave naked chicks" discussions.
Good. I hate that stupid wordplay stuff.

Did we have an issue with naked chicks threads that I missed?
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wab wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:42 pm
UOK wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:49 pm Updated rules:



Good. I hate that stupid wordplay stuff.

Did we have an issue with naked chicks threads that I missed?
Rule is as old as BFO, I just never thought to put it in writing.
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wab wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:42 pm
UOK wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:49 pm Updated rules:



Good. I hate that stupid wordplay stuff.

Did we have an issue with naked chicks threads that I missed?
Seconded, very good to see.
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Just a reminder to many of our new members who may have skipped this thread (and to all members, really):
UOK wrote: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:36 am
MEMBER CONDUCT


No racial, sexist, or homophobic language will be tolerated. Please take note, that this includes antiquated and tasteless plays on team names, such as "BiQueens (Vikings)," "Fudge Packers," etc.
"None of us are in the board room, locker room, or on the sideline, so in a way, we don't know shit."
- Otis Day
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