SPARE TIME APIARIES FORUM RULES

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This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at SPARE TIME APIARIES’ forum. Please read it and become familiar with it, it’s terms are retroactive and agreed by team and group members.

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following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “SPARE TIME APIARIES”. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “SPARE TIME APIARIES” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

A. Forum rules

  1. 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 E. Policing below).

  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.

  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. Only do this if a moderator team member has not replied within 6 hours. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly “act” as moderators may receive a warning.

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

  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.

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

  7. 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 colored 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.

  8. Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; “Help me!”, “I’m stuck!”, etc.

  9. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstances. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, solicitation, etc. Recruiting members for your own projects (moderators, team members, 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.

  10. Members are asked to not disclose to any 3rd party, board, or list any vulnerabilities in SPARE TIME APIARIES before first notifying the Admin. Time should be allowed for us, at least 3 working days wherever possible, to respond.

  11. The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.

  12. 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.

B. Signatures

  1. Signatures may contain up to 2 lines (one line being that displayed on a browser opened to 700px width) of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60px high468px wide and 6kB (6000 Bytes) in size. Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text.  Animated images are not allowed.

  2. Text sizes should be between 75% and 100% (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, warez, emoticons, and so forth. Links
    in signatures are not permitted

  3. Users abusing these rules will be warned.

C. Avatars

  1. Users are permitted to utilize a gallery avatar. Users may not link to one of their own. User defined avatars are to be no larger than 90 pixels square, contain no animation, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimicking ranks or copying avatars of team members), may not exceed 6kB (6000 Bytes) in file size.  Links to images on other servers or those prone to failure may be removed).

  2. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, and so forth.

  3. Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges

D. Show Off

  1. SPARE TIME APIARIES no longer provides a general forum or other solution for users to promote their sites. Users may not promote their sites through their own posts. Such posting constitutes spam and may lead to a warning. Users or other persons wishing to advertise at
    www.sparetimeapiaries.com should contact the System Admin.

  2. You agree not to post any abusive,
    obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “SPARE TIME APIARIES” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “SPARE TIME APIARIES” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user, you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “SPARE TIME APIARIES” shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

F. Policing

  1. SPARE TIME APIARIES operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offenses in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days.

  2. Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above.

  3. Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the relevant team leader, e.g. if warned by a moderator you should contact the Moderator team leader. If they feel you were treated badly they remove a warning.

  4. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account to evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user.

  5. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

  6. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While SPARE TIME APIARIES may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurrence.