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  • Please read the forum rules. Its is in your own interest.

  • Please make sure you read the rules. It is in your own interest.
Please make sure you read the rules. It is in your own interest.
 #7  by thelearnedlizard
 Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:25 pm
To help you gain the most from thelearnedlizard.com Forums, please familiarise yourself with the rules and guidelines below for participating in the message forums.

These rules and guidelines are designed to help give a better understanding of what behaviour is expected and make your experience more enjoyable and safe.

RULES:

1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence (illegal activity can be discussed in the case of conservation loss, animal trafficking etc).

2.No use of explicit, racist, obscene or vulgar language, images or messages.

3. No posts that attack, insult, flame, defame, or abuse others. Respect other members. We should respect all points of view. Flaming will not be tolerated.

4. No advertising or links to advertising or "Spam" is permitted.
Advertising or spam is defined as posting a link for the purpose of selling, soliciting or promoting something.
Links promoting fundraising, advocacy, etc. are not permitted.
Links to personal blogs/homepages are allowed in member profiles and signatures
Sharing of links to helpful and relevant web sites and resources is allowed if they are not used for a promotional purpose.

5. Do not post offline personal contact information (ie. your home address, phone numbers etc.) and do not ask for personal information from others. This is to protect your security and identity.

GUIDELINES:

1. Check for open topics. Before posting a new topic, please check to see if there is already a topic open on the subject.

2. Report posts that violate the rules. Please contact the admin immediately

3. Posting and Sentence Structure: In order to keep the information here at high quality level, we are requiring that people at least attempt to form proper sentences, use punctuation, and make a good effort at spelling correctly. Posts that use 'text message' type language or are garbled by poor use of autocorrect functions will be deleted. If English is not your first language please let us know and we will take that into account. We also ask that you do not post in all caps or use large bold text to "shout" at other people.

4. Welcome new members. Help new people "learn the ropes" about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved.

5. Use descriptive titles for new posts. Avoid "generic" post subjects like "Help" or "Question". You will receive a better response to your posts by making your title more descriptive about the content of your post.

6. Be respectful of moderators in both the forums and any private communications.

7. Stay on topic. Posts which are not relevant to the forum topic may be deleted.

8. Keep posts family friendly. If it shouldn’t be viewed by minors, then it shouldn’t be posted to the forums or chat rooms.

Know Your Moderators:

Moderators have the right to edit or remove posts without prior notice at their discretion. If you have a question for a moderator on a decision, you can email them and discuss it privately. They may not see things the same way you do, but they are open and approachable.

Please Remember:

Members that do not abide by the rules may be subject to having their posts edited or deleted, their member account permanently banned from further access and/or deleted without notice.

Rules and guidelines may change at any time, please re-read them regularly.