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* Members should remember this board is aimed at a family audience. Posting pornographic, racist, or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated.


* Usernames. Members are asked to bear the above in mind when selecting usernames. Double entendre, plays on words which may cause offence, or usernames which advertise a business are not acceptable and members will be asked to change them.


* Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the section descriptions before posting.


* Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated.


* If members note an issue which contravenes something in the forum rules they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderating Team. Please use the “post report” feature to report posts. Do not respond to such topics yourself.


* Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not use text speak or post excessive numbers of emoticons, large or small text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT (post in capitals) or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts.


* In order to facilitate forum searches, please use an appropriate title for your thread. Examples of poor titles include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "Urgent!!!!", etc. Examples of good titles include; "Moulting – can you suggest a remedy", or "Worms – which treatment do you recommend?".


* Members are welcome to use the Competition and Testing forum for general "test purposes". These may include checking signatures, testing a link or image, etc. (subject to previous points on decency etc.).


* Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstances. This includes advertising, solicitation, recruiting members for your own projects. Market research is not permitted (unless permission has specifically been received from Omlet) and is also considered spam, as is advertising and recruiting new members for your own forum This is known as ‘forum pimping‘ and is not permitted. All spam posts will be removed.


* The moderating team reserves 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 Moderating Team members and not users. Moderating decisions are final.


* The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings and/or the revocation of private messaging.


*Advertising. Members may not sell or advertise a service or product for monetary gain on the forum. This is intended to protect the privacy of all forum members and so that they feel comfortable in using this unique facility, knowing that they will not be targeted for a sales pitch. The intention is to maintain the goodwill and wonderful camaraderie, which prevails on the site. We would like all our members to enjoy the forum secure in the knowledge that it is not being used as a selling platform by individuals.


These guidelines apply to anyone selling items or who has any connection to the business, directly or indirectly.


This policy includes posts which advertise your product/s and/or service, however inadvertently, and extends to unsolicited Private Messages (PMs) sent to forum members. Please note that any such advertising will be moderated. Any member, who continues to do this after being asked not to, will be removed from the member list.

Members are urged not to openly ask others about their products.


However, members are permitted to include a discreet link to their website in their signature, where those sites might promote or display their products/service. But neither the link, nor the items, are to be referred to in forum posts. Also members are allowed to sell/advertise eglu/cubes and eglu/cube related items on the “Eglus/Cubes for sale" topic only. However, only Omlet products may be offered for sale.


No member may solicit goods or services for purchase from other members via the forum.


* Signatures. Members are permitted to include a discreet link to their website or blog in their signature, where those sites might promote or display their products/service, but neither may be referred to, nor linked to, within posts.


Please remember that it is a discreet link only, normal font, not bold, and no additional wording describing the content may be added.


A maximum of of 1 link per signature is permitted.


Members may not add links to forums which they run/manage/own. This is known as forum pimping which is a form of spamming and is not permitted.


* Avatars are to be no larger than 80 x 80 pixels, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here mimicking ranks or copying avatars of moderating team members. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect, decency, and so forth.


* Bumping a topic (replying directly after your own post) is not permitted and such posts will be removed.


* Arguing with members of the moderating team after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a suspension of the account will be put in place as above.


* Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact a different moderator to dispute the warning. The matter will be referred to the whole moderating team for discussion. If the concensus is to reverse the warning, it will be removed.


* Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban or other moderator action will lead to a permanent ban of your account. Circumvention includes re-registering or using an already registered account under a non-banned username. Other examples include changing IP addresses, using a new email account or other ways that can be taken to hide your identity as the owner of the sanctioned account.


* Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them.


* Members are asked to remember that this is a family forum and the posting of offensive language, or attempts to circumvent the swear filter by replacing letters with symbols are not permitted.


Failure to abide by any of the above rules may lead to a warning being issued.


* Omlet operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences. A third warning will result in a suspension of the account. Further infringements will lead to a ban.


* An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact moderating team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

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