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Rules and Regs to consider

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Rules and Regs to consider

Postby MrChrome » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:19 pm

Here they are:

What do we think?


Mazda Mender Forum Rules – last updated 5th December 2011

DEFINITIONS

“The Mazda Mender Forum, Forum, We, we, us, Us” are the owners, administrators and/or, the moderators of the Mazda Mender forum.

“You, your, Your, you, member, members” are the members of this forum.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Changes and amendments to these rules and regulations can be made at any time. You, as a member of this forum, are deemed to be aware of any such changes as soon as the changes are made.

This forum has been created and is provided for the benefit of it’s members. The forum is administered and moderated by a number of MX5 and Eunos Roadster enthusiasts.

This forum is provided free. It is kindly sponsored by Autolink MX5 – http://www.autolinkmx5.com.

By joining, or registering with this forum you are agreeing to abide by the Rules and Regulations detailed here, any additional rules detailed on any forum categories, the relevant law(s) for your country AND the Law of England and agree to be bound by them and the following:


DISCLAIMER – applies to ALL of this forum

Any work you do to your car is entirely your own responsibility. If you are in any doubt, you should check any advice given with a suitably qualified person. The Mazda Mender forum and it’s members accept no responsibility for any damage caused to your person, your property or any third party as a result of you following or not following any advice offered in any Forum post.

MEMBERSHIP

Anyone can register as a member of this forum. You don’t need to own, drive or be involved in MX5s or Eunos Roadsters.

There is no charge for membership.

Registering with multiple accounts is strictly forbidden.

You must register with a valid email address. This email address will be the only way that the Forum can make contact with you.

We reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully and persistently violates the forum rules. Our decision is final. Appeals may be held at the sole discretion of The Forum. This process is detailed below.

While these rules will cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we may take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

DISCUSSION

The primary function of The Forum is to allow MX-5/Eunos Roadster/Mazda Miata owners/“would be” owners and anyone with an interest in those cars to freely chat about all things related to the car. The exchange of information, guidance, “expert” opinion and input is encouraged, but members can and will disagree.

Remember don't be offensive or rude if you disagree or are disagreed with. If you choose to explain your argument, that is entirely at your discretion. This explanation should be put forward in a mature manner. Think before you write or type, read the post again just in case you’ve not understood what the other member is trying to say.

NO SHOUTING!

Any post may be removed, deleted, edited or modified by The Forum and it’s administrators or moderators.

MODERATION

Every post made to the forum is subject to moderation as required. We may delete, move or edit any post at our sole discretion.

Try to keep ALL posts on topic and in the relevant section.

Posts should be made with the consideration that members of any age may read them AND they will be searchable on the world wide web.

There is no obligation on The Forum, it’s moderators or administrators to notify you if your post has been edited/deleted/moved.

If you have a grievance in respect of any of the moderation on The Forum please check the procedure below.

CROSS POSTING

If you are cross, go and post in the Rant part of The Forum!!!

Multiple posts with the same content in different forum sections is not allowed. The posts in all but the most relevant section will be removed by the moderators.

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR

The Forum will NOT accept in any part of this forum:

• Threats, including implied threats.
• Personal insults against other forum members in posts, private messages or in signatures.
• Any form of bullying.
• Petty bickering; take personal arguments elsewhere.
• Trolling/baiting/flaming.
• Racist or homophobic comments.
• Blatant sexism.
• Offensive language or attempts to beat the banned words censor by using Minced Oaths or similar.
• Blatant sexual innuendo.
• Any other forms of Hate Speech.
• Stalking.
• Posting of ANY personal data or details of other members without their permission.
• Forum or thread bombing e.g. posts with meaningless gibberish etc.
• False representation or impersonation.
• Altering quotes to the detriment of the original poster.
• Attempts to criticise or belittle other MX5 Community Forums. We are a diverse community with a common love of the car. Lets keep it that way.
• Editing/deleting your posts such to disrupt the flow of a thread.
• Anything else The Forum feels from time to time is not appropriate for The Mazda Mender Forum.

The Forum may send warnings in relation to any of these matters. You will receive these by Private Message and they are deemed to be served on you when they are sent.

Infringement of any of these or any other rule might result in a temporary or permanent ban from the Forum or other access restrictions at the discretion of the Moderators without warning.

BANNING POLICY

• Bans from the forum may be permanent or temporary.
• The length of the ban will be determined by the Moderators and/or Administrators of The Forum.
• There is an appeal process, specified elsewhere in these rules.


PRIVATE MESSAGES (PM)

• You may send a member or members a private message(s).
• Private messages are that; “private” messages. Do not repeat them on The Forum without the express permission of the writer. They hold the copyright to that message.
• If you feel a PM you receive violates ANY Forum rules, please feel free to report it. The Forum will deal with the matter on a confidential basis.
• The Forum will not tolerate threatening or aggressive PMs. Such behaviour will result in a ban from the forum.
• Inappropriate Behaviour rules apply to private messages too.

The administrators reserve the right to view and, in extreme circumstances, discuss any PMs. We can only do this directly from the database where the forum is stored. This is not a task that can be undertaken by any moderator and it will NOT be undertaken unless we are required to because of a complaint, court order or the Police require us too.

IMAGES AND SIGNATURES

Images are NOT stored on this forum. The must be uploaded elsewhere.

Avatars have a restriction in size both in pixels and Kb. The Forum will give details as necessary

Inappropriate or illegal images may not be posted or linked to. Links to such images will be removed and if necessary the appropriate authorities will be informed.

Text in signatures must not be larger than the default font size of the forum.

Signatures at all times are at the discretion of the Moderators. If a Moderator asks you to modify your signature, modify it!

Those members involved directly in the “trade” should indicate that they are.

ADVERTISING

MEMBERS’ SALES ADVERTS

• Advertising is allowed. These must be posted in the relevant for-sale forum.
• Any advert posted in the wrong place will be REMOVED without notice.
• Any images in the advert must be of the actual item. All adverts must include a price, either firm or negotiable and location.
• Members may post personal contact details (email, phone number, address) within an advert but they do so at their own risk. Please take appropriate precautions if arranging to meet.
• Adverts placed by traders will be removed unless they have received permission from the Forum to place adverts.
• Trade adverts MUST clearly state that they are trade.
• Wanted adverts are permitted under the same rules.
• NO advert bumping.
• Offers and communication should be by PM or using the contact details given in the advert.
• Links to eBay auctions, buy-it-now or other adverts will be REMOVED
Wanted Ads


TRADE ADVERTS

Rules are the same as members’ sale adverts except:

• Unauthorised trade advertising in posts will not be tolerated; they will be removed without warning.
• Avatars, and images in signatures, advertising a company are not allowed.
• Repeated placements of Trade Adverts (more than two) will result in a ban.
• Soliciting of products using the forums PM/mailing system is also not allowed unless information is specifically requested for by a forum user.

CONTACT DETAILS

If you would like to report any inappropriate post please use the "Report” link at the bottom of the post and a moderator will review the post and take action as appropriate.

Any other complaints must be made directly to an Administrator or Moderator.

APPEAL PROCESS

ANY appeal in relation to membership, posting or PM will be held under the following circumstances:

• The appellant will be required to meet all cost of the Appeal Hearing, those costs are set out below. All of which will be required to be paid before the appeal takes place.
• The Appeal Hearing shall be held in private and the appellant may NOT be legally represented.
• The Appeal Hearing members (administrators and moderators) may consider their decision for as long as they wish, however the final decision will be made by Monday afternoon.
• The Appeal Hearing shall be held over a long weekend, Friday until Monday.

Costs to be met by the appellant: all costs in relation to the travel, subsistence and accommodation for ALL of the administrators and moderators required to attend. The hearing shall time to drive “The Ring” for those whom wish so to do. These costs again being meet by the appellant.

Location of hearing: Hotel An der Nordschleife, Trierer Strasse 15, D-53518, Adenau/Breidscheid, Germany

Required Appeal Hearing members: All administrators and moderators of The Forum.

The decision of the Appeal Hearing is FINAL and no further appeal may be made.

LAW

The prevailing law relevant to The Forum is that of the Laws of England.

Human Rights legislation is specifically excluded.
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Re: Rules and Regs to consider

Postby MrChrome » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:44 pm

At least four errors so far and it doesn't seem to have copied properly!! :roll:
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Re: Rules and Regs to consider

Postby MrChrome » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:08 am

Thank you Captian and Andrew - final version now posted and locked..

Any further changes or request PM me......
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