Author Topic: Forum Rules  (Read 1094 times)

Offline scgardenweb

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Forum Rules
« on: February 10, 2014, 09:14 PM »
To keep this forum clean, usable, and helpful to others a set of rules have been put together that we ask all forum members to comply to:

Golden Rules

• Post in the right forum! You may have your post deleted if you post in the wrong forum!

• Use descriptive Topic Subject. This will help others find what they want to read.

• Research your Post! Make sure you are not double posting, search the forum first that topics that have already been discussed aren't posted again.

•NO off topic posts. Stay on topic. It is inevitable that threads in forums can veer off course from the original topic. Rather than drag a thread off topic, you should start a new thread in the appropriate forum and post a link in the original thread. 

• NO CAP LOCKS. Please do not post messages with the subject or post all in capital letters, or your message will be deleted. Words all in capitals are not only annoying but are read 50% slower than normal writing.

• Do not use objectionable language.

• Polls are allowed on the subject being discussed only. The exception is in the "General Discussion" forum.

• Do not post copyright-infringing material.

• Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator.

• Do not post links to that are irrelevant to the subject or sites with pornographic or objectionable content. Only link to sites that are for family viewing only.

• Do not dig up old threads. If you want to continue an old discussion (older than 1 month), create a new thread and reference the old one in your post.

• NO trolling. Don't make posts that are inflammatory just to annoy people.

• NO personal attacks. Criticize ideas, not people. Flaming will not be tolerated. This includes any material which is vulgar, defamatory, inaccurate, harassing, hateful, threatening, invading of others privacy, sexually oriented, or violates any laws.

• NO pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit, or objective material. This includes suggestive images, graphics, and comments.

• Respect the privacy of others. Do not post other people's phone numbers, addresses, pictures, etc., without their permission.

• Each forum member may have only one account.

• No one may share an account with another person.

• NO Blatant Advertising. This forum is not free advertising space.

• Politics and Religion. This is not a political or religious site, this is a gardening site, please do not post on any issue that can be considered as political or religious as someone will always be offended.

• NO Spamming. No commercial posts or flooding the forum with useless content.

• Message content. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages.

• Don't post personal information about yourself or someone else (whether you know them or not!) - it's for your own safety.

• Don't make slanderous statements, or anything else that might violate someone's privacy.

• Don't threaten other users. Threats will not be tolerated and will result in a ban.

• Respect the Moderators' decisions – the Moderators reserve the right to edit, relocate and/or remove any message, at any time, for any reason. All editing decisions should be considered final.

• Remember that this discussion forum is moderated by a group of people who have volunteered to put themselves in the position of making difficult judgement calls. Following these guidelines/rules makes their life easier, and everyone's experience visiting Sunshine Community Gardens forums better.

• If you don't agree with a decision, you may discuss it with the Administrator whose decision is final.

• The rules outlined on this page, above, will be used as moderation guidelines.


Signatures

• Signatures will be no longer than 4 lines

• Signatures may contain 1 image (max. 250 x 100pixels).

• Signatures may contain a link to your personal site or sites that maybe of use to other members, No Blatant advertising!

• Signatures are expected to follow the same guidelines as posts.

If you are found breaking any of the rules you may have your account deleted immediately. There may be no warnings given!

Anyone who views a post in which they think is breaking any of the above rules or which they take issue with or find inappropriate, then click the report link on the lower right corner of the post and the administrator will take a look at it.

The Administrators have the right to remove users who break the above rules.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2014, 07:33 AM by sharonrempert »