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Forum Guidelines & Rules

Forum guidelines

(v 1.0 - Last update 8th May 2013)


Warbirdsforum.com is an aviation forum with a focus on World War Two military history. Other areas of aviation and history may be subject of discussion in the appropriate forums. The main objectives of the forum are
  • To provide the most comprehensive and accurate information available
  • Keep topical, relevant and polite
  • Provide its members and guests with an enjoyable environment
The guidelines shown here should be read and abided by every forum member.


Introduction


Warning. Your postings on this public forum will become public. Your text will be available to anyone with an internet connection.

By using this web site, you agree to be contacted by site administration, regardless of your account settings, when it becomes necessary to do so regarding your account activity. The basic ground rules for discussions are simple: be polite, use common sense, don't break the law and don't post any message that even hints at advertising.

You are permitted a maximum of one account, active or inactive. If you choose to ignore this important restriction, all your accounts will be disabled. If you have forgotten your log in details and are unable to retrieve them via the system, do not create a new account. Warbirdsforum allows one account per member and one member per account. Your account is yours and yours alone. Your Warbirdsforum account cannot be purchased, sold, transferred, or inherited.

We don't intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within posts, but we will enforce the policies outlined both here and on the Forum. We reserve the right to remove, modify or move posts at our discretion and without explanation. Please contact the Administrator or the Moderators if you do not understand any of the rules, guidelines or policies outlined below.

Suspension of your account is a definite consequence of not adhering to these guidelines.

In addition to the rules posted here, you are required to read any individual forum rules which may be posted at the top of specific forums as Important threads or Announcements. By using this forum, you further agree to abide by Warbirdsforum's Registration terms & rules and the Privacy Policy. Warbirdsforum staff assume members have read them and will not take ignorance of any rules as an excuse for not following the rules, policies, and guidelines outlined here and in the forum specific rules.




General Forum Rules

These rules apply to all Forum categories.
  • You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.
  • We take the "Be Polite" rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.
  • If you SPAM our members in any manner, your account will be disabled. Do not contact anyone to suggest your product or service who is not explicitly expecting you to contact them from an advertising forum post.
  • Your account is yours alone. You are responsible for any activity created with it. You may not share your account login with anyone. If you choose to ignore this important restriction your account, and any accounts associated with it, will be disabled.
  • All publicly displayed messages are limited to the English language. This includes posts, titles, signatures, and any attachments or other forms of public display.
  • Cross-Posting is not allowed here. Cross-posting refers to posting new duplicate threads or posts, or the linking to threads or posts already started by the member with the intention of gaining exposure.
  • You may not post on behalf of any banned member in any public manner. This includes all forums, private messages, signatures, and e-mail features.
  • You may not post words or URLs that are censored by adding spaces, dots, or substituting characters; or by any other means.Please contact us if you feel a word or URL is unjustly censored.
  • You may not link, in any manner, to sites or images containing pornography, sexually explicit, gross violence, or are determined by moderators to be detrimental to the community.
  • You may not bump threads. Bumping can refer to posting useless information, posting one-liners or any other action to deliberately keep a thread hot or to bring it to the top of its forum. Moderators will use their discretion, depending on the nature of the post, as to whether to take action or not.
  • Any posts that encourage illegal intent will be removed and the account disabled.
  • Any post or thread related to the guidelines, the forum and or the administrator and the moderators may be removed without notice unless they are made in the appropriate "Feedback" forum available to the users.



Custom User Titles, Locations, Profiles, and Signatures

The custom user title, location field, profile picture and signature options are edited via your Profile. Custom user titles and the location field are displayed next to your posted text, under your user name. Profile pictures are shown in your public profile. Signatures, once created in your profile, are attached to the end of your posts (if you choose the option to include your signature).
  • URLs or other forms of advertising (phone numbers, plans, contact details, etc.) are not allowed in custom user titles or names, which are limited to 25 characters. Also, you may not use custom titles or usernames to impersonate, or attempt to impersonate, Warbirdsforum Staff, user groups, or any entity you are not associated with.
  • Your location field cannot include URLs or other forms of advertising.
  • Profile pictures cannot include sexually explicit or graphically intense images.Profile Summary (and all other modules) cannot include or link to illegal encouragement, harassment, sexually explicit, or other non-family-friendly content.


Special Notices
  • Any posts not meeting these guidelines may be removed with or without notice.We do not remove posts or accounts on request.
  • In light of our policy of encouraging candid, open exchanges of views and the rapid distribution of information originating from many sources, Warbirdsforum cannot determine the accuracy of information that may be uploaded to the forum.
  • Please remember that Warbirdsforum are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.
  • The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact Warbirdsforum immediately by email or PM. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.


Privacy Policy

Please take a moment to read the privacy policy detailed here (a link is also available in the footer of every page)