Message Board Guidelines

The Fort is dedicated to the discussion of Michigan athletics and recruiting. We want this to be an enjoyable, friendly and entertaining environment for the exchange of ideas, opinions, information, rumors and more about the Wolverines.
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• Profanity or obscenities of any kind are not allowed, not even if disguised with *asterisks.
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• We reserve the right to blacklist anyone who doesn't abide by these guidelines. We will try to issue warnings before blacklisting anyone, but gross offenders will not receive warnings.
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• You can question the decisions of coaches, comment on the play of a team and discuss an opponent. Just do it in a respectful, responsible manner.
• We will monitor the board following the guidelines here, and with an appreciation for the business you give us and your passion for Michigan sports. If we err in judgment, it will probably be on the cautious side. If you want to question why a post was deleted, please do so in an e-mail, not on the boards.
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