Forum Rules

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Forum Rules

Post  Jason Brown on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:07 am

Last edited by Jason Brown on Wednesday, July 3rd 2013.

Here are the forum rules.

- Firstly, unless you are a registered member and your account has been activated, you will not be able to see 95% of the forum. This has been done in the interest of the safety of the users on this website.

- Only registered and activated members may post and create new threads.

The rules:
These rules are straight-forward. They may be amended or altered at any time.

**It needs to be made very clear NOW that consequences of breaking the following rules do not end with a warning or a ban. In severe cases, a detention at school may be given if you break ANY of the following rules MULTIPLE times.

**Any member who feels they have bullied or a member has broken any of these rules must report them to a member of staff straight away. You can PM any one of the administrators below and the problem will be resolved.

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(A full list of Forum Staff can be found [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].)

Please DO NOT post any issues you have with other members in the open forum (including in the Report Spam Thread), as this is only bound to create more trouble.

**The following rules do not only apply to posts written on the forums but ALSO in PMs (Private Messages).

Rude, offensive or threatening comments are not permitted on the forum, as is the posting of adult/explicit content. Please try to keep profanity to the bare minimum. Language filters have been set up to censor particular words, but just because the censored word appears does not make it OK. You may still receive a warning or a ban if you constantly swear on the forums. Mild swearing isn't prohibited but is not encouraged either - find another word to express how you feel instead, please.

Insulting any member of the Moderator, Global Moderator, Administrator, Prefects or Staff Member group will result in an instant IP ban from our forum preventing you from logging onto the forum and creating a new account. Action may also be taken at school.

Posting spam, posting the same topic multiple times in different sub-forums and posting links to dangerous/malicious websites in your signature or posts is not permitted. Any spam will be deleted and the user issued with either a warning or a ban. If you registered purely to post spam or to 'troll' on this site, you will receive an instant IP ban and all posts will be deleted. Action may also be taken at school.

In an attempt to combat spam, users who have been registered for less than a week may not post links to external websites or email addresses. You may however post links to threads and users on this forum. Depending on how many spam users sign up to the forum, this rule may be removed. The forum has been operating since January 3rd 2013 and at the time of writing (July 3rd 2013), no spammers have signed up. When this rule has been removed, an announcement will be made by the forum administrator (Jason Brown).

Posting about ANY illegal activities is forbidden and any posts containing references to any illegal activities will be deleted promptly and the user warned or banned (depending on severity of the subject).

Please do not try to sell anything on this forum. This site is NOT a place to sell things. Any members who are PM'ed by other members trying to sell them anything should report them to a member of staff at once. Please also do not discuss selling things at school in the open forums. You can discuss selling things to people at school via PMs, but the forum and its users cannot be held liable for any accidents.

Please keep threads on topic and please do not post multiple copies of the same threads. Any threads which are 'derailed' or 'past their sell-by date' will be locked or deleted by a member of staff. Furthermore, posting to simply increase your post count is not permitted - it is very obvious to everybody when members are posting simply to increase their post count. Any posts which the forum staff feel have been made to simply increase post count will be deleted and the user will be warned by a member of staff via PM.

You are only allowed ONE account on this forum. If you create any more accounts, those accounts will be banned as well as your primary/original account. An IP ban may be given, preventing you from creating any more accounts on our forum.

What consequences may I face if I break these rules? Usually a warning or a temporary ban, in some cases you may receive a permanent or an IP ban. An IP ban will prevent you from ever creating an account again on this forum. You may also be subject to a detention at school.

Last edited by Jason Brown on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:24 pm; edited 9 times in total
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Edited Wednesday, July 3rd 2013.

Post  Jason Brown on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:40 am

Forum Rules
Whilst we would like this forum to be a relaxing place for students and teachers to discuss topics relating to the school, we do have rules which must be followed if you would like to use this forum. If you break the rules, you will be warned (via a PM from a staff member usually), if you continuously break the rules, your account will be banned and a detention at school may be given.

Please remember that we reserve the right to delete posts which do not keep in spirit with the forum and ban users who continuously break the rules.

The rules apply to all members regardless of post count or status.

Who is who and where can I introduce myself?
We have an official introduction thread [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], feel free to reply to that thread just saying who you are once you have joined the forum (it's not compulsory you do this but you can if you like). Please note that any threads made by new users introducing themselves will be deleted and the posts moved into the introduction thread.

We have a few user groups:

The Forum Staff Members consist of all the administrators, global moderators and moderators on the forum.
The Teacher Staff Members consists of all the teaching staff who are on the forum.
The VIP Member Group consists of all the VIP Members who are on the forum.
The Prefects group consists of all the current (as of 03/07/13) prefects who are on the forum.

A list of the users in the different groups can be viewed [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

Please note that any Teacher Staff Members who are also part of the Forum Staff Members Team will not have their Teacher Staff Member rank displayed underneath their username, but their Forum Staff Member rank instead (whether it be Moderator, Global Moderator or Administrator). The same goes for any Prefects who are also in any Forum Staff Member groups (myself for example).

What is expected of me?
We only expect our members to be polite, courteous, helpful people who respect all views given by members of this forum who obey the rules.

You are expected at all times to respect decisions made by the Forum Staff members (they are moderators, global moderators and forum administrators). They have been picked because they show maturity and professionalism. Any members who constantly argue or harass staff members will have their account banned and a detention at school.

If your primary purpose (NOTE: 'primary purpose') is to spread negative ideas about the school or to write posts which are not deemed constructive your account will be banned.

Please also note that any posts which are unreadable (ie, spelling, grammar and use of English so bad it is unreadable) may be deleted. It would be great if you could try and avoid using 'text speak' when writing posts just so that your posts are clearer and easier to the read. We do not however insist that all spelling, grammar and use of English is perfect.

Only post in English unless replying to threads relating to specific languages, ie French, German or Spanish. We do allow other languages in signatures.

In addition to the above, we would appreciate it if you try not to post entirely in capital letters or type whole posts in excessively large or small font sizes or in lots of different colours. Please try and stick to using default font sizes and colours where possible. Any posts written entirely in capitals or small or large font sizes may be deleted or at least edited.

Where can I go if I need help using the forum?
You can either post a thread in the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or if you need help in setting up your profile or the like you can check out the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

Should I create a new thread?
New threads are always welcomed, but please use the search facility before you create a new thread just to make sure that you're not trying to create a thread which already exists. Duplicate threads will be locked and/or deleted by a member of staff.

What can I do if I see a member breaking the forum rules?
If you see a member breaking the rules the easiest thing to do would be to report it to a member of Forum Staff via PM. Moderators, global moderators and administrators are all members of Forum Staff. Please DO NOT discuss any problems you have with members in the open forums, please PM a member of Staff and they will sort it out.

Please do not report any members who are breaking the rules in the Report Spam Thread either as this will only cause problems.

What is a warning?
A warning is exactly that: a warning. Issued to members who have occasionally break the forum rules. You may receive up to 3 warnings before your account is temporarily banned. They are issued for breaking any of the forum rules (which can be read above).

How can I progress through the site?
Highly valued members who sure maturity and knowledge will be promoted to 'VIP Status'. Request to become VIP will be ignored, a member of the Forum Staff team will have to elect a member to become VIP, OR an existing VIP member can recommend another to become VIP.

If you are promoted to a Prefect at school, please let a forum administrator know and they will add you to the Prefects group and change your rank to the appropriate one.

In addition to this, members who wish to become part of the Forum Staff need to read the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] unless otherwise promoted to a member of Forum Staff by an existing Global Moderator or Administrator.

What can we talk about in Off Topic Chat?
Anything which does not break the forum rules. Please be respectful when creating threads in the Off Topic Chat section, outright silly threads may be locked and/or deleted by a member of Forum Staff. In addition to this, offensive threads or threads which stir negative discussion will also be locked and/or deleted and users involved may receive a warning or ban depending on the severity of the matter. As mentioned previously, threads which are 'past their sell-by date' and are just repetitious or creating arguments will also be locked or deleted and the same consequences may apply to any members involved.

Rules about avatars on this forum
We do allow users to have their own avatars on this forum (an avatar is essentially a small picture shown next to your username and post counts), but any avatars which are too large or contain inappropriate material will be removed. Please try and keep your avatar as small as possible (100x100 pixels is the recommended size), any which are too big will either be removed or resized by a member of Forum Staff.  Although we do encourage users on this site to use their real name as their alias, we do not insist that your avatar is a picture of you.
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