Online Community Rules

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In order to help keep the site an open, safe, respectful and tidy environment we have created the following guidelines for all users of the bulletin board.

 

Guidelines for members (including moderators and administrators)

What can a member do?

  • Post a topic
  • Reply to a topic
  • Edit or delete your own post
  • Help keep the site tidy by helping others
  • Ask for help
  • Have fun

Before posting a new topic

  • If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a new topic.
    • Is it the Truth?
    • Is it Fair to all concerned?
    • Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
    • Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
  • Is the post suitable for our site? See list of unsuitable topics
  • Before Posting a topic please check the Search engine. If we can avoid making too many threads on the same topic everything can be tidy and easy to understand for all. If your query or comment relates to a thread then post in that same thread. Creating another thread can cause confusion.
  • Are you using the most appropriate Forum? Please keep discussion on "new moves" in the "new moves" forum.. etc . Ask another member or Moderator if you are unsure.
  • HOP is not a chat or instant messaging web site. If you require instant messaging please use another site, an IM program such as AOL,MSN,IQU, etc. Most members are contactable by private messaging (PM) or by email for private conversations.
  • Try to keep posts simple and easy to read. Please avoid using simplified English ( eg Nice 2 C U) as it is not understood by all. Do not use all caps ( eg MY SUBJECT IS ) as some individuals see this as shouting. Smilies smile are nice but try not to overuse them. Posts with over 30 graemlins/smilies will have them automatically removed.
  • If you make a poke at someone as a joke always use a " wink" however this should be made clear as some individuals may not understand and therefore get offended..
  • Please describe the topic in the title. It helps us decide on whether to read it or not and/or find it later.

Before replying to a topic

  • If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.
    • Is it the Truth?
    • Is it Fair to all concerned?
    • Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
    • Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
  • Threads must stay on topic. Please may sure your reply is relevant and on topic.
  • If you see an unsuitable post look for the icon below the offending message. A form will open allowing you to contact the moderators all automatically by email in order to check the message and take appropriate action.
  • Respect that not everyone will have the same opinion as you. Yes, you may not agree with it, but respect their opinion, just as you would hope yours would be.

 

Unsuitable posts, photos and videos

If you are a member, moderator or administrator you all would have accepted the following terms when registering.

"Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review messages/photos/videos or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of posted messages/media and are not responsible for any messages/media posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this BB or any entity associated with this BB. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages/images/videos and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages/photos/videos immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this BB to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. This includes agreeing not to promote the unsafe practice of using fire whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this BB.

Although this BB does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at this BB reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this BB, Infopop, Inc. (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We at this BB also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, solicitations, and any commercial or business use of this BB is inappropriate."

If you see an unsuitable post look for the icon below the offending message. A form will open allowing you to contact the moderators all automatically by email in order to check the message and take appropriate action.

Signatures

Signatures can appear at the bottom of your posts. This is for text only and it not to be used to promote your or others web sites or advertising of any kind. (however you may list your homepage in your profile ) You may not use UBB Code or HTML. UBBCode Images are also not permitted.

What is an Administrator?

It is the responsibility of the administrator to ensure the smooth running of the software interface and technical aspects of the forums and the forums well being in general.

When to contact the Administrator?

  • If you have trouble logging in (note: must have cookies enabled in your browser to login) and you have already tried the logging-in guide.
  • You receive a server error or pages do not work
  • You forgot your password if you can not get it emailed to you automatically
  • You have an official complaint. Direct these only to the site administrator.
  • You have been threatened or attacked in the forums by another user

How to contact the administrator?

Click here for site administrator

What is a Moderator?

Moderators are members invited by the administrator to help with the site. They have kindly volunteered their valuable time for over two years to help keep the forums tidy and clean by providing the following service at no charge.

What a moderator does

  • They can move a topic if it is deemed to be in the wrong forum and email the owner of the topic of its new location.
  • They can edit or delete posts that are not suitable to display on these forums( see list ). They should also refer you to these pages should the need arise.
  • They can also close threads and redirect people to previous threads.
  • Help you if you have a problem.

Do the moderators make the guidelines?

  • No , the moderators do not make the guidelines. The site administrator makes the guidelines. If you have a problem with them contact the site administrator . All members (including Moderators and Administrators) must abide by the guidelines.

When to contact a moderator?

  • If you see an unsuitable post look for the icon below the offending message. A form will open allowing you to contact the moderators all automatically by email in order to check the message and take appropriate action.
  • If you are concerned about a thread or someone's behavior.
  • You have made a dreadful mistake and don't know how to fix it.
  • You have a question or need advice.
  • If you have a problem with them about non moderator related issues then contact them by email or PM.

When not to contact a moderator?

  • If you ever have a problem with something that a moderator has done you should contact the site administrator.