Post Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:34 pm

Forum Rules

1. Content:
1.1) This forum is to be used only for the discussion with the scope of RWVA's Appleseed (AS) Events held on Long Island (LI), or AS events members of ASLI community are interested in outside of LI.
1.2) Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below).
1.3) There are no "War Rooms", where lack of civility, lack of courtesy, lack of manors, hot headed debates, civil unrest, political strong talk, and such are allowed.

2. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.
Depending on situation; basic rule: 1st strike = 1week ban. 2nd strike = 1 month band. 3rd Strikes and your out. But the administration has the last say, if the 1st offense is strong enough, it may result in an immediate ban.

3. Members are asked to not act as “back seat moderators”. If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Please use the “post report” feature to report posts. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly “act” as moderators may be warned.

4. Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience and is Family and community oriented. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning and moderation of offending post.

5. Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed. When posting relevant articles, the user must post the link to the source of the article, quote enough of the article in part to gain the interest, along with comments of why it is of interest to our community.

6. Members are asked only to post in English, as this is an English speaking community.

7. Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline () image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

8. Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.

9. Members should use an appropriate, descriptive subject when posting a new topic.

10. Members are welcome to use the test forum for general "test purposes". These may include checking signatures, testing a link or image, etc. (subject to previous points on decency, warez, etc.). Test area :

11. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, solicitation etc. Recruiting members for your own projects (moderators, designers, professional MOD work, etc.) is not permitted and is also considered spam. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. See specific item on spam and 3rd party linking for more information.

12. Members are asked to not disclose to any 3rd party, board, or list any vulnerabilities in phpBB before first notifying the developers. You should submit all finds to our security tracker. Time should be allowed for us, at least 3 working days wherever possible, to respond.

13. The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit, remove or put on moderation queue any post at any time. Please note that currently any very first post is automatically placed in the moderation queue and will be approved/disapproved according to the present Rules. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.

14. The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.