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    Forum Rules

    Post by Admin on Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:34 am

    All visitors can view the public portion of the forum, however only registered users are
    allowed to post messages. To gain access to the restricted portion of the site you will need to make an application to the moderator of that group.

    The real-time nature of this forum makes it impossible for us to
    review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. We
    are not responsible for any messages posted, the messages express the
    views of the author of the messages only. We will remove objectionable
    messages, if we determine that removal is necessary.


    The guidelines below are designed to clarify various
    responsibilities of community members (users) here at NZESF. Please read and become familiar with them.

    Board-wide Rules and Regulations
    A) Registration is required in order to post on this board.


    B) Posts are to be made in a relevant forum. Users
    are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users
    consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning.

    C) Users should post in a way that is respectful
    of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be
    tolerated and will lead to a warning.

    D) Users are asked to not act as "back seat
    moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in
    these guidelines they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a
    Moderator. Only do this if a moderator has not replied to the post
    within 6 hours. Users who detect a post that they feel breached any of the rules may use the report post function.

    E) Users should remember this board is aimed at a
    general audience. Posting generally offensive text, images, links, etc.
    will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

    F) Users are asked to respect the copyright of
    other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for
    information on such material without permission will receive a warning
    and their post will be removed.

    G) Users should respect the bandwidth of other
    users and sites. The use of inline image tags pointing to data stored
    on third party systems for which the user has not received permission
    to link to may be removed.

    H) Users should post in a way which is consistent
    with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers
    of emoticons, large, small or colored text, [Coloured/Bold text is reserved for moderation] etc. Similarly users should
    not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles
    or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.

    I) Users should use an appropriate, specific,
    descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "Sup!", "I've got a question!", etc.

    J) Spam is not tolerated here under any
    circumstance. This includes offering company services, equipment and
    supplies, soliciting employment, offering employment opportunities,
    chain letters, etc. Users posting spam will be warned and their post
    removed.

    K) The moderating, support and other teams reserve
    the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of
    what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these
    points is up to the forum moderators and not users.

    Signatures
    I) Signatures may contain up to five lines (one
    line being that displayed on a browser opened to 800 pixels width) of
    text (of small or normal size) and/or one image. Image size should be
    no larger than 234 pixels wide, 60 pixels high and 5kb in size.

    II) Letter sizes should be between 9 and 12 points
    (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same
    conditions as posts with respect to decency, copyrights, emoticons,
    etc.

    III) Links are permitted in signatures. Such links
    may be made to personal web sites, commercial ventures, etc. Links are
    included within the text and image limits above. Links to offensive
    sites may be subject to removal.

    IV) Users abusing these rules will be warned.

    Warnings and Bans
    1) Users will be warned at least once for a particular offence before being banned.
    We operate on a 4 strike policy

    • 1st offence = warning
    • 2nd offence = 1 day ban
    • 3rd offence = 3 day ban
    • 4th offence = Permanent Ban

    2) The moderators reserve the right to temporary or permanently ban an offending user at any time.


    3) Users who feel they have been unfairly warned
    or banned are welcome to contact the Head Moderator [KIWICOPPER]. If the
    Head Moderator feels you were treated badly they will remove a
    warning or ban. However, a decision at this
    level is final. Contacting the Head Moderator over warning matters
    should be done so as a very last resort.

    4) Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will
    lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes
    re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to
    evade an IP ban, registering a new email account to evade an email ban.

    5) Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them.


    Questions?

    When in doubt; please contact one of our moderators. Thank you!

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