Fishing Network Message Boards FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Posting Rules and Guidelines

By registering and posting in the forums at Fishing Network you are a guest of Fishing Network and you agree to be bound by the rules set forth below:


The following are NOT permitted in the forums at Fishing Network:

• Postings that contain vulgar, obscene, or indecent language.
• Postings that include pornographic or indecent images.
• Postings that contain racist comments.
• Postings that contain links to other fishing sites.
• Postings that intentionally defame Fishing Network or it's sponsors.

Advertising and "Spam":

• Postings, images, or avatars that contain any form of commercial advertising, solicitation, or hyperlinks are not allowed.

Only current Fishing Network sponsors are allowed to post such material with permission from Fishing Network Staff. For information on how to become an FNN sponsor, please contact:

Fishing Network reserves the right to delete or edit posts, and or ban any member that violates the above rules at any time.

Refusal to follow these rules may result in a warning, suspension, or permanent banishment from Fishing Network.


Do not feed the “trolls”

As defined by Wikipedia, a "Internet Troll" is “someone who intentionally posts controversial or contrary messages in an on-line community … with the intention of baiting users into an argumentative response.” Furthermore, “A troll is a person who approaches a board with the specific intention of stirring things up, either as a goal in and of itself or as a means of attacking the board perhaps motivated by opposition to the ethos of the board.”

DO NOT RESPOND TO THESE POSTS. Instead, send an email or private message to Fishing Network staff to point out such comments. Or you can simply wait until we become aware of the post via other means to remove it.

Proper, grammar, spelling and punctuation is appreciated.

While we are not the grammar and spelling police, please understand that posts written clearly and spelled correctly are more likely to be read and responded to than those with poor spelling and grammar. If you have trouble spelling, compose your messages in a word processor with a spell checker, or download and use the free Google Tool Bar or Firefox web browser, which have built-in spell-checking.

Avoid posting in ALL CAPS, which is considered to be shouting when writing online.


Complaints or comments about the management of this forum and or its policies and performance should be directed to a member of the Fishing Network staff via a e-mail or personal message and not posted directly on the message boards.


While we wish we could be everywhere and see everything 24/7, that's not possible. We encourage our members to notify the Fishing Network staff via a "PM" (personal message) or by e-mail when they observe any rule violation on the board.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to Fishing Network. Because we ask for some basic personal information during registration, we want you to be fully informed of how this information is gathered and used.

Some basic personal information is required in order to register with the Fishing Network Forums:

1. Email Address - Your e-mail address is used to confirm your registration with the Fishing Network Forums. If you provide an incorrect e-mail address, you will not be able to activate your account.
2. User Name - This is how you are identified when you participate in forums. While many other aspects of your account can be updated regularly, your user name cannot be changed.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Children under 13 must have written parental permission to participate in the Fishing Network Forums.


The above describes information that is provided "actively" - meaning, you choose to submit this information to us when you join Fishing Network Forums, or update your account at any point after having joined. Some other information is provided "passively" - meaning, that Fishing Network Forums obtains this information when you login to your account and use the service. This is done primarily through the use of "cookies." Cookies are used on Fishing Network Forums to verify your login information, and to optionally store your password in your browser so that you do not need to type it in each time you visit. Any time that you point your browser to a 'members-only' area, Fishing Network Forums checks your browser's cookie file to see if you have already logged in, and if you have, you're taken right to the page that you have requested. If not, you'll be directed to the Fishing Network Forums login screen, where you can quickly and easily login to your account, or signup for Fishing Network Forums if you are not yet a member. Cookies are also used in conjunction with some ad banners to determine their effectiveness.


Fishing Network Forums uses cookies to customize your experience while using the Forums. A cookie is a small text file that many Web sites write through your browser when you visit them. A cookie can only be read by the site that places it, so Fishing Network Forums can't "see where you've been" based on any other cookies in your browser. Cookies are generally supported in version 3.0 and newer of Internet Explorer, 2.02 and newer of Netscape, and 3.0 and newer of AOL. Netscape Navigator uses a single file called "cookies.txt" to record all cookies, and you can open this file in any text editor to see what it looks like. On a Macintosh computer, the Netscape cookie file is called "MagicCookie". Internet Explorer uses a separate file for each cookie, which typically reside in "C:\Windows\Profiles\User\Cookies." Most browsers also allow the option of displaying a warning before accepting a cookie, or refusing all cookies. Declining cookies while participating in forums may result in some of features not working properly.


Fishing Network Forums uses third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you (if you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit Personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address or telephone number are not shared with advertisers without your permission. We may use personally identifiable information in order to fill in forms on third-party sites we use to present advertising offers. But this information will not be shared and will not be stored by any third parties if you decline these offers.

Public Forums
Please remember that any information that is disclosed in public forums becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.


Fishing Network Forums' site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control. Fishing Network Forums' servers have strict security in place to prevent an intruder from retrieving personal information about its users.

In this electronic era, when personal information can easily be obtained through various sources, Fishing Network appreciates the sensitivity of any private information that you disclose to us. It is our intention to treat your account information with the highest level of care.

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