Castanet Forum Rules

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Castanet Forum Rules

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The Castanet Discussion Board is for the lively exchange of ideas through constructive debate. To use these forums, you agree to abide, without question, by our rules and moderation. If you do not agree with this, your only option is to discontinue use of this board.

Board Moderation
Do not make a public challenge of a moderator decision, do so by email or private message. Our final decision in any situation is accepted by you, as per the board terms of service.

Account Termination
Continued violation of our rules will result in the termination of your account. Please be aware that we do not accept requests to delete accounts/posts.

Multiple Accounts
Not permitted. If we suspect that you are posting under several usernames, we reserve the right to deactivate all but one. Do not use an IP Randomizer.

Report Button
When you see that a rule has been broken, use the Report Button (the exclamation mark in the upper right corner of each post). This takes us directly to the problem and is the fastest way to resolve the problem.

Ownership of posts
While you retain full ownership and accountability of your posts, you grant Castanet a non-revocable full and perpetual license to use, display, store, copy, archive, move, edit, delete, quote, or otherwise adapt any post you make.

General Rules

Keep it clean, respectful, and on topic. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.

Flaming/trolling posts may be removed.

If you see a post that is off topic/baiting/personal attack etc. do not respond to it. Report it.

If it becomes apparent to us that you have no intention of following the rules you will be put on the queue (your posts will be read by a moderator before going on the forum), no warning.

You are obliged to read any private message from a moderator or administrator.

When contacting a moderator about concerns do not use abusive, vulgar language. Be civil. They are not here to be verbally abused.

No advertising, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, promotions, solicitations, charity drives, causes, gofundme, or links to your blog/website/linkedin/facebook page.

Use of the private messaging system to threaten, harass, or spam will result in a suspension of your PM privileges or a permanent ban.

Potentially libelous statements will be removed.

Negative comments about local businesses and services will be removed.

Violating member privacy is strictly prohibited and can result in the suspension of your account. If you feel you are being stalked by another member, advise Admin or moderators.

Pornography links/images are prohibited.

Links to potentially shocking news material: Include a warning in the subject line.

When posting a link to start a topic, give your opinion please. Don't just post a link.

Do not alter quotations.

Do not threaten another member or suggest that they or others are deserving of harm.

Vigilante Justice posts will be removed.

Do not post entire copyright articles - use an excerpt with a link.

Do not post duplications of threads and/or posts..

Do not post in all-caps, all-bold, or use colour text for your entire post.

Do not reply in the text of other users' posts. Editing is nearly impossible so the entire post will be removed.

Do not include links or images in your signature, and do not use large font sizes.

National and international media: Definitely feel free to use excerpts, but entire articles are never okay - just post a pertinent bit from the article plus a link. Use the quote feature to indicate which part of your post is from the article to avoid confusion.

Local media: Only Castanet, please. Do not post articles/photos etc. from other local sites with or without a link. Doing so will result in a ban.

These rules are subject to change without notice.

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