Forum Rules

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  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Please find outlined below the Rules of the House Extension Online Forum

    Always try and post in the right forum!

    If you have a topic that doesn't fit into any of the forums, post it in the 'General' Forum.


    - Please welcome new members to the Forum.
    - Always treat fellow posters with respect and courtesy.
    - Keep discussions on-topic
    - Keep any friendly rivalry just that, friendly
    - Help us keep the forum friendly, welcoming and accessible to all ages by telling us if any posts contradict these rules –
    - Let the forum management sort out problems, don’t allow yourself to be drawn into unpleasant exchanges.
    - Get in touch if you have any concerns relating to the Forum or our moderation of same but respect that we may not always agree with you.

    You May Not:

    - Swear or post ‘adult’ material – This Forum is read by all ages.
    - Post sexually explicit material or any links whatsoever to same.
    - Post images which could disturb or cause offence by way of an extreme nature (ie graphic wounds or injuries).
    - Do not post insults aimed at individuals or organisations.
    - Make derogatory comments against others, including slurs based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, or political affiliation. No personal threats or harassment.
    - Name and Shame or make negative posts concerning companies, organisations or individuals.
    - Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, indecent, infringe copyright or other rights of third parties or which contain any other form of illegal content.
    - Disguise the origin of any Messages.
    - Impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity.
    Post or transmit any Messages that contain software viruses, files or code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the House Extension Online Forum or any computer software or equipment.
    - Collect or store other users' personal data.
    - Restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Forums.
    - Post deliberately provocative posts whose only purpose is to bait others with malicious intent.

    Please Do Not:

    - Conduct lengthy one to one chat type conversations, which have no relevance to the wider readership (use the PM system or email etc for chatting).
    - Use the forum to promote your company or commercial website or products.
    - Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages containing any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services or any chain Messages or "spam".
    - Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages with recommendations to buy or refrain from buying a particular product.
    - Use irritating posting styles, including use of all caps and excessive punctuation.

    Signatures and Avatars

    - Signatures may not contain images.
    - You are allowed no more than 2 lines of standard size 3 text (Slogan/catch phrase etc)

    Enforcement of Rules

    - Administrators and Moderators monitor your compliance with these rules and dispense disciplinary action at their discretion!.
    - If you are found breaking any of the rules you may have your posts deleted, edited or moved (as appropriate). In addition, Your posting rights may be suspended or your account deleted: if the violation is serious enough or repeated after being warned.
    - If you find a post that breaks any of these rules, please either alert the administration & moderating staff by clicking on the Alert Moderator button contained within the post so the appropriate action can be taken.

    And most importantly: Have Fun & Be Nice to one another
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