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Community General Rules
1.No Pornographic Material. Any sexually oriented imagery or links to such content will not be tolerated.There are kids around
2.No Warez or Illegal Software. This includes linking to software, posting about it, and suggesting to get it.There are kids around
3.No Cursing or Swear words. We encourage you to use our forum to debate topics, but please use proper adjectives to express yourself. We will not tolerate abuse upon another member.There are kids around…we are gentlemen(aren’t we?!)
4.No Attacks / Retaliation of any kind against a member, or group of members.
5.No Drug & Alcohol Discussions. There is no need to discuss any illegal substance or alcohol consumption on this board. There are kids around and illegal means ILLEGAL
6.If you are a long standing member, act like one. Lead by example and assist other newer members rather then attacking them. We look upon our veteran members to use this opportunity to teach the newer members the appropriate message board usage.
7.No spamming. Spamming is characterized by the initiation of threads or posts that contribute nothing to a forum, be it off topic or on topic. Examples include: empty bodies, bodies with few words that have no relation to the current thread or discussion and those posts that state they are spam, either to annoy or increase a member’s post count. This determination is made by the forum Moderator or Administrator and is not up for discussion.
8.Enjoy yourself. The board is intended to talk about RC Sailing and Sailing. You can have a great time posting and we look forward to your feedback.
9.RCsailing.net reserves the right to change or alter these rules at any time without any notification. Please note that an Administrator’s(or Moderator’s) word is final.
[ul]Off Topic: We suggest all Off Topic threads go in the Local Pub. A select few title forums allow off topic threads, but a good rule of thumb is that you need to post off topic threads in the Local Pub.[/ul]
[ul]Double Posting: This is known as sequential replies, or posting two replies in a row. Please allow other users to reply before post again. If you forgot something in your original post, please use the edit function to avoid adding to the database.
[ul]Swearing: not accepted at all.There are kids around
[li]Avatar / Signature Abuse: Please note that we do not allow sexual avatars, images in signatures, racist remarks[/ul][/li]
[ul]Insubordination: Please note that the above rules cannot cover every topic that might present itself. If a forum official informs you to stop doing something we ask that you comply. This also covers ignoring additional rules outlined in an Attention thread stuck to the top of the forum.[/ul]
[ul]Spamming: Please note that a definition of spamming is hard to pin down and we leave this up to forum officials on a case by case basis. For general purposes it is any post that does not add any worth to the forum. It could also be obnoxious posts, smiles only, replies that have little intellectual worth, or even large quantities of Off Topic replies.[/ul]
[ul]Trolling: Any series of posts from a user who is set on causing conflict or provoking other users. Again this is monitored on a case by case basis.
[li]Advertising: Advertising any service that is for profit or detracts from general forum social life. (Depending on spirit of advertisment could be Level one or Two)[/li][/ul]
Level 3 or Level 2 (depending severity):
[ul]Private Messaging Abuse: Threatening, Spamming, otherwise offensive use of our PM service.[/ul]
[ul]Flaming: Excessive aggression to other forum users. (Forum Dependant)There are kids around[/ul]
[ul]Racist/Sexist Remarks: Offensive comments towards another race or sex. A lesser offensive post might also receive this violation.[/ul]
[ul]Offensive Material: Any sexually oriented imagery or links to such content will not be tolerated.There are kids around[/ul]
[ul]Illegal Software References: Links, discussion, or related information to Warez or illegal software of any type.[/ul]
Misc. Instant Ban By Admin:
This is listed for our staff as a form of Instant Banning for any content that would deem immediate action but does not have a specific topic. This is at an admins discretion, and can be for any reason above and beyond those outlined above.
(depending on situation at hand different policy maybe followed). The following penalties and procedures will be carried out by Moderators and/or Admin:
Edits made by Admin/Moderators will be made in the following format:
Edited by Moderator_________ Because of ________________
And any changes will be marked in Red
Mod will contact User and ask them to edit their post
Mod will use the above format to correct post
Moderator will PM Offendor
Deletion or edit of post
PM to Admin to place offendor on Probation Watch for 3 months any Second level offense will mean possible Level Three suspension
Banned from site for either certain or uncertain amount of time
Topics erased or Banned
[ul]created by the Webmaster, Administrator(s) and Moderator(s)[/ul]