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  • The Fighting Cock is a forum for fans of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Here you can discuss the latest matches, our players and any transfer news surrounding Spurs. Registration gives you access to all our forums (including 'Off Topic' discussion) and removes most of the adverts. You're here now, you might as well...

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The Fighting Cock

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Rules & Moderating

Unlike most forums, we don't have a particular set of rules apart from the standard forum rules. Our moderators will move threads, delete spam and deal with those weird fans of other clubs who like to register at rival teams forums.

We prefer to allow the forum to self-moderate though the Fouls system. If you have an issue with a particular user or some content you can also use the ignore user feature (see below).

Fouls - Red & Yellow Cards

Users can anonymously vote for other users to receive a red card and be "sent off" from the forum.
  • Users who have been sent off are suspended and can only read the forum for a period. They cannot create new threads or reply to existing ones.
  • Before receiving a red card and facing a suspension, a user may see a yellow card appear next to their name for a period. If they continue to accumulate votes, they will eventually be sent off. If they don't get any further votes, the yellow card will disappear after 21 days.
  • A user can be a given a red card without seeing a yellow card first.
How it works:
  • Use the 'Foul' link at the bottom of someone's post to vote for them to be sent off. You can only see this link if you meet a certain criteria based on posts & reputation.
  • You must give a reason with your vote.
  • You can only vote for a user once (until votes are reset/deleted).
  • All votes are deleted from a users profile 21 days after the last vote was made.
When a user has received X amount of votes from different users within a time frame, they will be suspended for X amount of days.

The length of suspension can vary depending on:
  • Number of votes.
  • Time scale in which the votes have been received.
  • Previous red cards.
If you are sent off, you can see when you will be released on the 'Warnings' tab on your profile page.

If someone who has been sent off creates a new account, they are automatically banned.

Users who are continually sent off may be permanently banned.

Reasons for voting for someone to be sent off may include:
  • Personal insults
  • Off-topic arguing
We check the votes and decide if a vote is valid.

Voting for someone that you simply have a disagreement with is not a valid reason and the vote will likely be deleted.

People who continue to submit votes that are not valid will have their voting permissions removed.

Ignore Users

You can ignore users. Click on their picture and then 'Ignore' in the pop-up box. All their posts will now be hidden from you.

At the bottom of a thread there is a link to 'Show Ignored Content' if you would like to view posts from any users you have on ignore in that thread.
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Post features

Emoji support

You can use standard emojis from your phone keyboard etc. They are converted to EmojiOne once posted so there's no iOS/Android differences with how they display.
You can also access them all from the smiley drop-down in the editor.

Thread prefixes

Prefixes are used to group threads around a certain topic. You are require to select one when creating a new thread. Let us know if you feel we're missing any options.

Push Notifications

Visit your account preferences on a compatible device and you can enable Push Notifications. So you can get forum alerts instantly pushed to your phone/browser.

This is supported by most major browsers except Safari on macOS and any browser on iOS. Basically, if you've got an iPhone it won't work because Apple have (so far) refused to embrace the industry standard.

'Formation' BB code

This has been improved and should display much better from mobile to desktop. See the formation thread here.


formation code
Copy & paste the following code to use this formation in your post:


available formations
5131, 5212, 5122, 5221, 523, 532, 5311, 541, 5113, 51121, 352, 343, 3142, 3232, 4132, 4411, 424, 4141, 41212, 442, 433, 4231, 4321, 42121, 4213

View example formations

'Rating' BB code

Add 1-10 star ratings in your post (works in 0.5 increments).

TFC forum upgrade
[rating=9.5]TFC forum upgrade[/rating]

Giphy support

In the post editor (under the 'Insert' drop-down) there is a Giphy button to help you post those all-important reaction gifs.


There's a little bookmark icon in the top right of posts so you can save any to your account for future reference.
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How to...

Post images

If the image is already on the internet, you can copy the image address (location) and then paste this into the 'Insert image' option in the post editor to add the image to your post.

We don't allow images to be uploaded to the site. If you wish to add your own images, you will need to upload them first to a site such as Imgur

Once your image is uploaded, click the drop-down arrow and then 'Get share links'


In the Share Options popup, you can copy and paste the BBCode (Forums) code directly into the post box here.


Post videos, tweets etc

Most of the major social media sites are supported on the forum. If you post a direct link to a youtube video or tweet, the content will be automatically embedded in your post.
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