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Posting Rules

Post by HarryMann »

Club80-90 forum members are expected to be self-moderating. This means that posts should not contain direct or indirect insults, overt rudeness, bad language or racial or sectarian overtones. This does not mean that you can't disagree strongly with someone or some statement, but it is expected that the disagreement is kept to the point and conducted in a mature fashion. Issues, not personalities, should be the focus in the above situation.

Please go gently on new members who may not be aware of forum workings, technical issues or the club's norms when it comes to jokes, innuendos and hidden or overt 'taking the pee'. We can all have a good laugh sometimes without going over the top to the extent that someone is hurt or offended.

However, new members should be aware that this is a community like any others which develop their own mores, values and general behaviours. One that in particular doesn't always go down well, is repetetive posting of contentious issues veiled as general questions... as well as simply over-posting (as in any debate or conversation amongst friends, too much butting in by unknown bystanders can be tiresome, although a well-made point be quite acceptable). As a start, at least introduce yourself before a first post, unless its a technical issue and if it is, please read the rules for Tech Advice at the top of the Tech forums first - and follow them!

Listening to members' complaints and comments is part of the moderation process.

Moderators prefer not to intervene or meddle with the normal run of a thread, but may do so for a variety of reasons. They may also delete or modify a post or a whole thread, as well as censure a member publically, temporarily withdraw their logon rights, or permanently ban them from the club.

This could be done either on a single post or incident or upon a considered judgement of the member's history and long term forum behaviour.

Just a reminder - this what you sign up to when you register with this forum:-

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, E D I T, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit.

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