This Message Board can be (and often is) a huge benefit to the people who play in our STAR Tournaments. The purpose of the MB is to provide a forum for tournament directors to provide information about upcoming STAR tournaments and for players to post questions about those tournaments. You can also discuss other issues related to Strat-O-Matic baseball and even trade a few friendly barbs with your buds across the country. But before you press the POST button, please consider the impact your post is going to have. Is it detrimental to STAR? Is it going to make someone mad? If so, don't post it. Why pick a fight with someone? If you're upset about something, send an e-mail to the person you're upset with and deal with it off-line. You don't need to share your dispute with the rest of the world. You can also send a note to your Regional Coordinator or any Board member. Above all, the MB should never be used to insult or criticize another person (either inside or outside of STAR).
In general, the purpose of the STAR Message Board is to present information that will be interesting and helpful to other STAR Tournament players (especially new players). The STAR Board has the responsibility to delete posts which do not further the purposes for which the MB was established. Hopefully, there wont be any more problems. If there are, the posting privileges of the offender will be suspended for 1 week for a minor offense. A second minor offense will receive a 1-month suspension. A major offense (or the third minor offense) will result in a lifetime suspension of posting privileges.
Please help us make the MB something that consistently promotes STAR Tournaments.
Pete Nelson (for the STAR Board of Directors)