1. Forum rules a. 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. b. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users and or companies. Flaming or abusing users and or companies in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning. c. 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 1 hour. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who consistenly "act" as moderators may be warned. d. 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 or a ban depending on the nature of content and or who it is aimed at. e. 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 permision will receive a warning and their post will be removed. f. 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. g. 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 ?) and smilieys in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned. h. Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. i. Users posting in the forum just to increase their post counts will be warned. j. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, etc. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. k. The moderating 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. l. If your id is pseudonyn , have the courage to sign your name at the bottom. If you choose not to post that, then accept your threads will be viewed less seriously m. 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 revokation of private messaging. n. Users abusing these rules will be warned. o. No swearing is permitted, attempts to circumvent the filters this includes character substitution will be issued with a warning. p. Disturbing the peace, Users posting just to disturb the peace will be warned. If the post is serious enough the staff reserve the right to bypass section 2i. q If a member of a company or a society requires a topic or a subject to be censored before it appears on National Preservation. then this can be done by emailing email@example.com complete with a telephone number for us to contact you to confirm that you are in an official capacity to authorise the censorship. Or by telephone on 07816232172. r National Preservation reserve the right to remove or restrict any or all access to the forums in whole or part form. Including but not limited to using Ip addresses / Usernames or Email Addresses. Ip address ranges may also have access removed. s Threads with a political content will be allowed, however, any personal insults (direct or implied) will be dealt with immediately and unequivocally. through use of the warning system. t Posting remarks or comments deemed likely to bring the forum or Nat Pres Ltd into disrepute, would result in warnings in the first instance, ignoring these warnings especially after requests not to do this, an immediate and permanent ban. 2. Policing National Preservation operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a 90 Day period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 30 days. 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. a. 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. If you feel their decision is also unfair you may contact a administrator. Their decision is final. Contacting group members over warning matters should be done so as a very last resort ... group members do not want to be bothered unless vital. b. 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 of evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user. c. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban. d. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While national Preservation may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurence. 3. Staff Members' Code of Conduct. a: Staff members must remain impartial during arguments & debates, staff members are there to mediate and offer solutions. b: Staff members shall not moderate topics that they are personally connected in anyway with. And as such shall not moderate the topics to show the connection in a better light. c: Staff members shall leave a reason for editing posts. d: If a topic is to be moved / deleted a topic with the same title will remain in a locked state, explaining why this is. e: Staff members shall work as a team and remain professional. f: Staff members must respect the views and wishes of any member of National Preservation. g: Staff members are subject to the same rules as the members. No exceptions 4. Religion. a: Quite simply that all races, Creeds, religions, Genders and sexuality be respected: b: Any member being derogatory about any race, Creed, religion, Gender or sexuality will be subject to a temporary suspension (issued by admins only) pending discussion by staff. Thread to be moved to mods area and message posted about what action has been taken. c: That subjects purposefully raising the subject of religion (i.e. could be regarded as trying to provoke an argument / could be seen to demean others and be contrary to Religion rule 1) are banned. Not to be allowed under any circumstances. d: Purposeful promotion of any religion, creed or belief to the detriment of any religion, creed or belief is not allowed e: However, that it is allowed that people can refer to religious text, feel able to express there belief(s) etc. - on the strict understanding that it does not contravene any of the other rules. 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