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The Rules, or Guidelines For A Happy Forum

#1 by Sheldonboy , Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:52 pm

Forum Rules
All forums need to have guidelines, hereafter defined as rules, in order to maintain a sensible and controlled existence.
The basic rules are to ensure that good manners and courtesy apply at all times.
Other rules are to assure members that their privacy and well being are important to the running of this forum.
If you consider that someone is in breach of any of the rules set out below then please contact Sheldonboy via the private messaging facility, with a link to, or details of, the offending post or activity.

The following will not be tolerated:
Offensive or nonsensical user names Dual or multiple memberships
Offensive language, this includes swear words disguised by the use of odd #*&%@ characters
Threatening or intimidating posts
Hostility, veiled or open
Overtly sexual remarks
Posting of Names and/or addresses of people still living
Arguing beyond an initial registering of disagreement
Disagreeing for the sake of disagreeing
Provocative posts designed to cause an argument
Internet spam or reposting of internet spam content
Linking to other forums without permission from this forums administrators
Advertising of goods or services
Posting of copyrighted material not owned by the poster
Posting or re-posting of Private Messages, emails, email addresses or personal photographs of other members without their written permission

Posts to this forum should be in plain full English. This is not a text message service and abbreviations are unnecessary and disallowed, all such posts will be deleted
This is a private forum. The administrators reserve the right to refuse or delete membership without giving a reason.
This is a private forum. The administrators reserve the right to delete posts without giving a reason.

In order to limit our members list to a short list of active members, memberships will be deleted under any of the following conditions:
Failing to log in to the forum during the seven days after joining.
Failing to make any posts to the forum during the fourteen days after joining.
Failing to log in for a period of one year.
Failing to maintain a posting average of ten posts per year of membership.

Members are responsible for the content of anything they post.
The content of private messages is to be agreeable to both the sender and the recipient.
Any reported inappropriate or abusive use of private messaging will be investigated. Offenders will be deleted and any such content will be recorded.

The owner of this forum may delete any content, at any time and for any reason without being required to give notice of any kind to any person.
Anyone posting any content, text or image to this forum may have it removed at the administrators discretion, within a reasonable period, by contacting the administrators.

The Administrators’ and Moderators of this site cannot be held responsible or liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this forum.
Members, past and current, agree to indemnify the Moderators and Administrators of this forum against all claims arising from said members actions.

Members own the copyright to their own personal creative content in their own posts. By posting or submitting material on this forum, such members grant the forum owner a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non exclusive right, including any moral rights, and license to publish, edit, modify, adapt, distribute, reproduce, communicate to the public, perform and display the submitted content, in whole or in part, on the worldwide web for the full term of any rights that may be stated in the content.

The owners of this forum reserve the right to reveal a members identity, or any other related information collected on this website, to law enforcement agencies in the event of any legal action arising from said members use of this forum.
The Xobor forum software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information such as a members username and password, in said members browser's cache. This is used to keep the member logged in to the forum. When visiting this forum, "Cookies" or "Web Beacons/Web Bugs" may be saved on and read from the members computer by the forum, and, if applicable, Xobor's external advertisement partners. You can define the way your browser handles Cookies for external sites in your browser's Internet settings page.
To be able to log on to the forum, Cookies must be activated at some level.
Any posts inconsistent with their placement may be deleted without notice. Any posts found to be in breach of these guidelines will be deleted from this forum and the offender may be issued with an advisory notice. Persistent offenders will eventually be banned from the site. Serious offenders will be removed without warning.

All these guidelines apply to both Personal Messages and Posts to the forum. None of the above is legally binding upon the administration of this forum.
If any member has any disagreement with any of the foregoing they should resign their membership immediately.
If any non member has any disagreement with any of the foregoing they should not attempt to become a forum member.

These rules were last updated 16th March 2016.


 
Sheldonboy

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