The forum is just that, a forum for open discussion. We welcome your comments, observations, opinions and constructive criticisms on a wide range of subjects. However, what you submit to the forum is down in bits and bytes for posterity and we have several ways of identifying individuals if required. The rules are simple and if any user's posts become intolerable the user will simply be banned from posting on the site, whether they're a club member or not.
- No abuse.
- No spam.
- No filth.
- Mind your language.
- Don't be annoying.
Any issues can be reported through the normal moderation channels.
1. No abuse
The forum is no place for bullying, personal attacks, knee-jerk reactions, whinging or whining. Such posts may be heavily moderated or simply deleted. All users are responsible for their posts and 3rd parties have recourse to legal action for libel under English law.
Abuse in the forum will not be tolerated, whether the target is an individual, group or organisation. As a company, we need to work with industry partners and within the law.
2. No spam
We will not tolerate commercial advertisements in the forum. If you're a long standing contributor to the forum or a club partner then, naturally, other users will be happy for you to push your wares, but within reason. Clearly state that you're selling something and hope people don't immediately label the post as spam.
3. No filth
The forum is not the place for such images or content. We have young users who should not be subjected to it and as the forum is accessed heavily in the workplace; you could be risking people's jobs. Web links to external sites with dubious content, should be clearly labelled with a warning.
4. Mind your language
There are some good reasons why you shouldn't swear on the forum. Our younger users for one, but many work networks will block pages with too many "questionable" words and we don't want your lunch break spoiled!
5. Don't be annoying
- Please post in the correct forum for the subject matter.
- Do not post the same content in different forums or multiple times.
- Please use useful post titles... "please help!!!!!" is pretty useless.
- Do not post titles IN ALL UPPER CASE.