Post by Dawne Thompson on Mar 11, 2014 17:53:46 GMT -8
Forum Wide Rules & Regulations
General Posting Rules
Show Posting - Whenever you submit an entry for a show before posting you should read the rules of the show. Rules may be added or adjusted as we are all human judges may forget to add a rule... NO RULE CAN BE CHANGED ONCE POSTED. A rule HOWEVER, may be ADDED....
Show Closing Dates & Times - ALL shows are to close by 11:59 PST. IF you can't figure this out use the countdown generator in the "Links" tab. ALL SHOWS RUN ON PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
No Double Posting - We do not encourage members or staff to double post on the forum unless it is necessary. Double Posting is where you post a message and then bump a thread by posting again, or spaming a thread with continuous consecutive posts. We don't want anyone abusing the forum, Rank System or Money System on this forum by doing this.
No Spamming - We do not encourage our members to spam a thread or board with multiple posts. If you want to add extra information, edit a post instead. Or you can delete your last post an repost. But if we see members deleting and making posts to earn money you will be given a formal warning and the money you earned from it will be taken back.
Advertising - We do not encourage members to self promote or advertise non-forum material. No offensive sites or images are allowed to be posted. Only advertising should be done in the appropriate boards, such as the sales and stud/brood boards. You may past links to outside sites in the chat board but if we find these links to be offensive the post will be removed and you will be given a formal warning. Get 3 warnings and you will be banned. We do not want to ban any members so don't make us the bad guy, we don't like being the bad guy.
Be Kind & Respectful - If someone posts a question you feel is stupid either keep your thoughts to yourself, or don't post about it. We all learn by asking questions...If someone asks a question it is probably because they don't know the answer. Be courteous and kind you catch more bees with honey then vinegar. We want this forum to be a place where our members can feel safe and welcome. Also don't critique a members dog unless they ask for it or it is posted in the Critiques board.
No Slander/Disrepectfulness - We will not tolerate slander towards any persons, religion, race, or staff. If we feel you are slandering a staff member(s) or member we will remove the slanderous post.
Multiple Accounts - Though we don't really believe in the need for a secondary account you MAY create one. If you have multiple kennels You can give yourself a display name that suggests you own multiple kennels by adding the words Center or Affiliate(d) It will give the people a feeling that you own multiple kennels. You may have seperate threads for your kennels. Limit of 1 Thread/blog per kennel(i.e. advertising threads, photo blogs, stud/brood ads)
Bi-lingual Members - If you speak another language irl that is fine. But this board is set to english so we expect our members to speak(or type) in english. If you want to post in your native language, supply a translation to your post. We want all members to be able to contribute to all posts
Username & Display Name - Your Display name should be either the name of your kennel owner i.e. John Doe or Misty River Kennel/facility/affiliate(etc.)
Mass Quoting - quoting every thread or post or quoting large image threads and show entries is unnecessary and clogs the forum. Quoting should only be done if you are referring to a post that was posted well above the current comments and are about a different subject.
Dog Call Names - as no name can be copyrighted any dog can have any call name....so if you have a dog named Zeus and another member posts a dog with a call name of Zeus....this IS allowed...we can't tell someone they can or can not name their dog what they want to...registration names....that's another story....
Dog Registration Names - When you are trying to name your dogs with show names you can name them whatever you like....BUT if you want to name your dog Olypmus' Zues' Triumph that's fine...but if another member tried to name their dog Copycat Zues' Triumph you will be asked to change the name before it can be registered....so say another member came up with the name Copycat's Zeus' Revenge this is totally acceptable....and we do not consider it copying and is totally acceptable at this club. So consider this when naming your dogs.
Image Size - for competitions we would like you to all images to be sized to 800 x 600 an images that appear larger or smaller then that may be removed. No image for competition should be taller then 800 pixels high and 600 pixels wide Images in other boards may be be taller or thinner. Try to limit your image width to 600 for all images though.
Avatar Size - Avatars must be atleast 150 x 150 but no more the 150 x 200. Avatars are limited to 150 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall.
Signiture Size - Signiture limits are 600 x 200. Signitures wider then 600 and taller then 200 may be removed.
Adveritising is allowed on this forum within the appropriate boards. You may discuss real life events and matters in the discussion board(s) If you want to advertise another forum PLEASE contact me or a staff member for permission first. (Links to said forum are considered as advertising.)
Sharing links to is allowed on here but please do not share links for illegal content such as free/pirated photo editing programs, Sims 3 Store content and the like, we can get in trouble for this even though it is you who posted it. So keep that in mind Things you CAN share are Custom content that you do not have to pay for such as sliders, coats, and in-game objects. If you are not the creator, please link to the creator or mention the creators name so we know who really made it.
Keep kennel advertisements in the appropriate boards and threads and don't spam them. you can double post in the ad boards as long as your last message is older then 7 days.
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Offenses/Bans
1st Offense - A member has deliberately gone against several rules listed above and even after being asked several times to stop they have not. A first offense is the locking of a post and/or removal of parts of a post.
2nd Offense - A member who continues to disobey staff and the club rules will be given a temporary ban equal to the severity of the offense. a Temporary ban can last between 1 month - 6 months given the severity of the offense.
3rd Offense - A member who refuses to play by the rules....this offense is the final one and if things are not changed will result in PERMANENT banishment. a 3rd offense ranges from severe disrespect to completely disregarding staff's attempts to solve or stop the problem. a Minor 3rd offense is can range from locking of posts, deletion of posts, temporary banishment to permanent banishment.
REASONS FOR BANISHMENT
- blatant disregard of our rules after several offenses and warnings
- complete disrespect of staff or members on several occassions and the disregard to change behaviors after several demands to stop or change.
- Not stopping after the 3rd Offense