Site Guidelines

Sample ImageThe purpose of The Rangers Standard forum is to discuss articles which have been posted on the main site. We want to encourage debate on specific topics relating to the team, club and fans. In order to do this, admin will post a thread for each article published on the site.

We are not seeking to recreate a typical fans forum where anything and everything is discussed. There are several excellent Rangers fan forums already in existence and links to these can be found on the main page of our site. The purpose of The Rangers Standard is to discuss the many issues surrounding the club in a focussed way. All forum submissions will be considered but no personal abuse, abuse of Rangers staff, employees or fans will be accepted. We would ask that people, where possible, post under their real names. We would like our posters to be willing to stand up for their opinions in an open and accountable way.

1. This is not an open forum. In order to post you will have to register on the site.
2. All forum posts are moderated. Your post will not appear until a moderator has seen and approved it.
3. Due to moderation, posts will not appear instantly. Admin will endeavour to approve or reject your post as quickly as possible.
4. Only site admin will be able to create threads.
5. Posts must be on topic. A new thread will be created to discuss every article which appears on the site.
6. If discussions on a particular article stray from that topic then we will seek an article contribution on that new topic and continue the discussion in another thread.

If we feel that a discussion has reached a conclusion or perhaps a course of action has been decided upon, then the thread may be locked but will still be viewable. It may be reopened at a later date.

Contributor Guidelines

We are always seeking article contributions for the site. All contributions will be considered but please bear the following guidelines in mind:

1. Articles should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration or you can use the form on our article submission page. Please include the topic of the article in the subject and which category you feel the article falls into.
2. We would like article contributions to be published under your real name. In exceptional circumstances we may waive this requirement but we would need a good reason for this and you would have to make your real name known at least to admin.
3. Articles should ideally be between 750 and 1500 words. More or less will be accepted if necessary and if the article is of a high enough standard.
4. In time we will accept articles from non Rangers fans but these must relate in some way to the club or issues surrounding it and must be constructive.
5. If you wish to contribute an article as a non Rangers fan then we would ask that you are willing to reply to any points raised in the discussion on that article. We want our articles to stimulate debate and we want the author to take part in that debate.
6. It would be a good idea to email us in the first instance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have an idea for an article to ensure it isn't already covered and falls within our scope. It would be helpful if you could include a 250 word (approx) precis of your article."