Joined: 04 Jul 2008
|Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:18 am Post subject: Members Rules: Please Read
|The rules of Fan Talk change from time to time, so to make sure everyone is aware of the latest set of guidelines, here is the current version.
As you will see, the rules are not restrictive at all for most users, they are simply here to ensure that good quality, topical discussions can take place.
If you wish to discuss the rules, or wish to suggest a change, please contact any of the moderators by Private Message.
If agreement is reached that a rule is to be altered, such notification will be posted here.
The views and comments expressed on the Fan Talk Forums are not those of the administrators of the web site, nor are they of any official of Raith Rovers Football Club or raithfantalk.
When you register, you agree, through your use of the Fan Talk Forums, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law. This is not humorous and legal actions can be taken against you. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also inappropriate to this service.
Registration requests will only be authorised if made from a traceable e-mail address, such as an ISP provided account or a work e-mail account. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).
Swearing and Abusive Language, Disguised or otherwise is not allowed on the Fan Talk Forums.
Racist Remarks: Anyone making racist remarks will be banned from the forum immediately and indefinitely.
The use of CAPITALS is considered to be the equivalent of shouting and is not allowed on the Fantalk Forums. Postings in CAPITALS may be deleted..
The use of TEXT language, as used for messaging via mobile phone, is not allowed on the forum.
Account holders should be 16 years of age or over.
Persons under the age of 16 will require the express permission of a parent/gaurdian, and Fantalk will assume that such permission has been granted to under age users who browse the forums.
Multiple accounts are not permitted: You may only sign up once: Signing up again with another username is not allowed unless you are having password or signing problems. Any member doing this will be given a warning and two warnings will mean that you will be banned from the site so do not do this - even for a joke or a wind up.
Please use the appropriate forum for your topic and please keep the topics relevant to that forum.
Topics posted within the wrong forum may be removed.
Persistent abuse of the rules may result in the user being banned from the Fan Talk Forums for a period of time considered by the Administrators/Moderators to be appropriate in relation to the severity of the offence.
Trying to get others warned/booked/banned will not be tolerated in any form.
Rival Fans: Rival fans are welcome, however, whilst they are welcome to contribute to topics in a constructive and objective manner, anyone joining with the aim of insulting or 'winding up' other users or posting abusive messages will be removed.
Political Comments: Comments of a political nature are not allowed on the forum.
Please note that it is impossible for us to confirm the validity of posts on the Fan Talk Forums. Please remember that we actively monitor the posted messages and Administrators/Moderators reserve the right to edit/amend/delete postings as appropriate.
Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator of this forum immediately.
We have the rights to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy goes for member profile information as well.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum, and any related websites to this forum. We at Fantalk also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you.
You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another member, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another member's account to post messages or browse this forum.
After you register and log into the Fantalk Forums, you can fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information we deem inaccurate or vulgar will be removed.
A warning system is implemented on Fan Talk which will be used to disclipline users who break the rules of the forum.
Dependent on the severity of the offence, action taken will be decided by the Moderators group. Generally, a warning via Private Message will be issued for minor breaches of the rules, while "yellow cards" and "red cards" will be used for serious and/or repeated breaches of the rules.
Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from the Fan Talk Forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.
Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browsers cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
Enjoy the forums and PLEASE DO NOT SWEAR