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    RULES and guidelines ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ

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    RULES and guidelines ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ

    Post  Admin on Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:14 am

    RULES

    Freedom of speech

    Every member has the right to say what he or she thinks. You should respect other peoples' views no matter how much you might disagree with them. Posts that are clearly inflammatory or aggressive in nature will be deleted. Repeat offence will result in a warning. A third offence and we may block your access to the forum.

    Do not promote products, services or businesses
    The discussion forum is not a medium for user or business advertising, posts of this kind will be deleted.

    Spamming
    Repetitive posts by one user or posting a new thread when one is already easily accessible can be considered spam. Do not create threads where the idea is simply to make posts without any use at all. Repeat offence will result in a warning.

    GUIDELINES

    Keep on topic

    A thread is created for a specific purpose, be it a question, statement or otherwise. If you want to say something relating to an existing thread, say it in that thread. If the discussion in a particular thread wanders off too far from the original intention, create a new thread for the new topic. Before creating a new thread, search to see if a similar one already exists.


    Identify your subject matter

    Please give your post a relevant topic subject. Topics titled "Please help" make it difficult for other students to engage in your topic.

    Power-posting

    Power-posting is when members post 'empty' messages to the board, in order to simply increase their number of posts more quickly. Examples of power-posting are replying to a message with only 'LOL' or 'I agree', but failing to contribute anything further to the discussion. If you reply to a message, make sure you have something to say. Power posting clutters up the forums, and distorts the 'Popular Discussions' function. If you're not sure if you're power-posting, take a moment and think it over before you post. If all your post contains is a 'LOL' or an emoticon, it's a power-post. If it adds something to the discussion, it isn't.

    Personal disputes

    Please do not use these forums for personal disputes, heated debates, flame wars etc. You are expected to treat each other with respect.

    No trolling

    What is a troll? It's a person who posts something to stir people up and sits back and watches as dozens of people jump in and start arguing. Generally they will do anything it takes to get attention. If you see a message like this, please try and refrain from replying to it - it may well be deleted anyway.

    Do not flame

    Flaming, is saying something negative in an attempt to get a more negative response. This is unacceptable. Don’t resort to personal insults, never extend a debate beyond the topic on hand needlessly, and try to avoid patronizing language.

    WARNINGS, USER LOCKING, BANNING

    If BachofEd feels that a user has "crossed the line" one too many times, we will issue the user a private warning. This warning will not be discussed on the Forums. If the warning goes unnoticed, further action will be taken. This can be anything from locking the offending user account, to deletion and banning of the user from the forums. Action is generally on a case by case basis.

    Grievance Procedures[/b]
    If you believe another member’s post is offensive or abusive, please do not respond to the member on the forum. There is a report post function below the posts- report the post and Admin or moderators will reply as soon as possible.

    We will investigate and listen to both sides of an argument that is brought to our attention. This will NOT guarantee that we will see things your way however, as we may receive complaints from members on both sides of an argument.

    All issues and complaints will be followed up and acted upon. Abuse of this reporting system, such as reporting members for no reason other than getting back at them, may result in a warning.

    We ask that members use these forums as they see fit within the rules and guidelines outlined above.

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