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Responsibility of posters
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Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this Ensign John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers® College Program Forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.
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Spamming, trolling and flaming
The forum will not tolerate spamming, trolling, and flaming. All three are explained below.
Spamming is repeatedly posting the same link, or message on multiple boards, or trying to get people to go to another site to buy something.
Trolling is going onto a board for the sole purpose of starting trouble or instigating an argument.
Flaming is going onto a board and insulting people because of their beliefs, sexual preference, gender, ethnicity or any number of things.
This forum will not tolerate the harassment of forum members, either through posts that appear to be trolling or flaming as explained above, or via email or personal messages. Anyone found to be abusing the contacts made through this forum, in public or in private, may face having their membership revoked.
In cases where a forum discussion is in danger of being taken off topic by members the topic may be split with another topic started. In the case where it is felt two members are taking over and distracting the original posting and taking it off topic, those members will be contacted and asked to take their discussion off-line (via the private message system). If members continue to disrupt the original topic with what is seen to be inappropriate banter, they may be considered to be trolling and will be contacted by moderators and given a warning.
When posting links on the Ensign John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers® College Program Forum, members may link to any other site that provides information that helps answer another member’s question or is just of general interest to members of that particular forum; the Ensign John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers® College Program forum supports this type of exchange.
The only type of linking not allowed is when members invite people to leave the Ensign John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers® College Program Forum in order to continue the discussion on another forum. The aim of this forum is to have healthy discussions on ways to positively promote the Ensign John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers® on College and University campuses and it makes no sense to transfer that discussion elsewhere.
When posting a link, please add context and explain why it is worth clicking. A post containing a link and no context is not helpful.
Bumping is not allowed. Bumping is where people post an upwards arrow or the word ‘bump’ in order to push threads to the top of the list. If you have a genuine comment to add, please do so, but bumping for the sake of it is not allowed.
The reason for rules
These rules exist for the protection of all. We are a tolerant forum, and the moderators frequently give posters the benefit of the doubt, but if someone breaks the forum rules repeatedly we may be forced to suspend or even cancel their forum membership.
This decision will not be taken lightly – the forum moderators discuss all incidents and try to reach consensus. However, those who abuse the rules and ignore this agreement, which they have entered into on registration, should not be able to spoil this facility for others.
Thank you for agreeing to these terms and joining the Ensign John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers® College Program Forum.
The site’s editorial team reserves the right to amend this forum agreement and will always post to the forum when doing so to ensure that all existing forum members are aware of any changes.
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