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Moderation Policies

Postby admin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:26 pm

MODERATION AIMS
This Forum includes many differing opinions and experiences. You may find opinions that you disagree with and some that you may find offensive. Our aim at all times is to provide a place where the maximum discussion can take place.
We try to be as fair as we can when moderating but in a large community of users, with many different viewpoints, there will always be some people that will not be happy with our moderation policies. While we regret that this happens, we cannot suit all of the people all of the time and have to make decisions based on what is best for the forum overall.

If you contravene the rules, then we reserve the right to remove you from the forum and take measures to ensure that you can no longer apply for access.

'THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS FORUM, OR ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THOSE THAT CONTRAVENE FORUM RULES DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE ARIEL OWNERS MOTOR CYCLE CLUB.

It is the responsibility of all members of the forum to maintain the forum environment. You can be a good user by
1. Reading and following these guidelines
2. Informing others about them and
3. Reporting those who do not follow them.

HOW TO REPORT ABUSE
Report abuse by informing a Moderator. Please note that abuse reports are confidential and are not seen by the abuser.

LIBELLOUS CONTENT
If you feel you have been defamed or libelled in the forum, your first step should be to contact a Moderator to have the offending post removed.

WHY WAS MY ABUSE REPORT NOT ACCEPTED?
The Moderator may or may not accept that the issue you highlight is actually abusive under our rules.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR POST IS MODERATED
If your post is edited or deleted, you will either be sent a Private Message or a note from the Moderator will be added to your message. If you still don't understand why you were moderated then email the Moderator.

YOU SHOULD NOT:
• Post the same message again.
• Taunt the Moderator
• Taunt other members of the forum for reporting you

I DON'T AGREE WITH THESE POLICIES
Then please do not join the Forum. It's that easy.
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LEAVING THE FORUM
If you decide to leave the forum, we will not delete your old posts as it makes the discussions difficult to follow for the remaining readers.

TIMELINESS
We cannot guarantee that we will moderate any post or topic in a timely manner.

COMPLETENESS
We cannot guarantee to moderate any post or topic completely.

OWNERSHIP AND LIABILITY OF POSTS
Messages posted at this site are the sole opinion and responsibility of the poster. We have the right to edit, delete, transfer, keep, sell or re-license posts at our sole discretion.

THE RULES
EXTEND BASIC COURTESY TO ALL USERS
Always be respectful of other users, the system, and the Moderator.

1. COMMERCIAL POSTS
The forums are not a venue for unsolicited advertisements of any kind. It will be the sole discretion of the Moderator as to what constitutes an advertisement.

2. PERSONAL INSULTS
Do not directly insult other users on the forum. Personal insults do not contribute to the discussion and, if not checked, they lower the tone. If someone insults you, do not insult them back or you will be given a warning. Please report the abuse instead.

3. OFF-TOPIC POSTS/THREADJACKING
Please stay within the topic area of the section you are posting a message in, and within any topic that another poster may have started. A certain amount of straying from the topic can be expected, but we will warn and delete post that try to hijack a discussion about one topic into another.

4. INCITING ILLEGAL BEHAVIOUR
Discussing illegal behaviour is fine, but posts inciting illegal behaviour are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to posts discussing places to steal items, to copy or hack software, etc.

5. VENTING ABOUT PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS
Claims of action, flames, and calls to action against any company or person will be removed.
We will remove any direct attacks on corporations and individuals in those corporations, unless they are the topic of the news item.

6. GRAPHICS & IMAGES
We do not allow nudity on any part of the forum.
We will delete images that are disturbing to our readers, such as images of violence or death.
We may delete oversized pictures. Please keep your pictures less than 800 pixels wide.

7. DO NOT POST IN ALL CAPS
They are difficult to read and many people think they are the equivalent of shouting.

8. ILLEGAL MATERIALS
We will check for materials that may be defamatory, infringe copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights, or are illegal for any other reason, including, but not limited to, Contempt of Court, pornography, or promoting terrorism and reserve the right to delete or amend any materials that in the Moderator’s reasonable opinion are likely to fall foul of the law.

9. THE FINAL WORD
The Moderator’s decision is always final.
John Nash
Administrator
webmaster@arielownersmcc.co.uk

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