Black Country Gob is a community forum and welcomes everyone however in order to ensure that the forum runs as smoothly as is possible we , like life itself, have to have a few rules.
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This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at Blackcountrygob.com.Please read it and become familiar with it, it's terms are retroactive and agreed by team and group members.
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Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Members are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below). #
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. #
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.#
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. #
Members are requested to not make posts consisting purely of images or smilies as this detracts from the quality of forum content and harms the forums reputation for quality content.Any post of this kind will be deleted by a moderator and persisitent offenders may be warned.#
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. #
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. #
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. #
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 and /or groups/websites 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. #
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. #
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. #
Signatures may contain up to five lines of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60px high, 468px wide and 6kB (6000 Bytes) in size. Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text. Signatures containing an image of 30px high may include up to three lines of small size text or two lines of normal size text. Images of 15px height or less may allow up to three lines of normal size text or four lines of small size text. Animated images are not allowed. #
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 permitted to a maximum of four unique pages or sites. phpBB Team members are allowed additional links to aid in rendering support for Black Country Gob. Such links may only be to *BCG.com or approved material. Linked sites may be not commercial in nature. You may not include links in a way which suggests you offer official support for Black Country Gob. You may not link to warez, porn or political, racist or other similar hate sites. Links are included in signature size limits. #
Users must not advertise their business in their signature. We have a dedicated section on BCG for this and for a small fee can accomodate any such advertising.#
Banners of any sort are not permitted in the signature area as they distract the members from posts#
Users abusing these rules will be warned. #
Users are permitted to utilise a gallery avatar or to link to one of their own (subject to previous points on misuse of bandwidth). User defined avatars are to be no larger than 100 pixels square, 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 12KiB (12288 Bytes) in filesize and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed). #
Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, and so forth. #
Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges #
Black Country Gob does not accept responsibilty or liability for any damage or loss caused to persons or property as a direct or indirect result of using this group. By joining you are agreeing to release the owners or anyone in a position of responsbility of any legal responsibility.
The onus of reading these rules lies with the member and therefore the failure to read these rules does not remove the members responibilities to abide by them.
Blackcountrygob.com it's layout, sections, images, logos and general design is copyright of the site owner and should not be copied or replicated in full or part without the express written permission.
All text and images on this site are copyright of the site owner unless otherwise stated.
Text and images posted in the forum belong to the poster unless otherwise stated.
Black country Gob accepts no responsibiltiy for any text or image posted by a member.
All text is the responsibilty of the poster.