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  8. What is NPS?
    • NPS stands for Net Promoter Score. This is calulated using the voting reponses of the ball reviewers.


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    3. Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
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    6. Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts -- at least 24 hours.
    7. We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate our community standards. The BallReviews.com team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
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    14. While these rules cover most common situations, we cannot anticipate everything. Consequently ,we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure this site is not disrupted or abused in any way.


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    • Blocking a user also helps us in identifying potential problem users.