BWN Rules & Guidelines

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    BWN Rules & Guidelines

    Post by Admin on Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:24 pm

    ALL members are responsible for following these Rules & Guidelines
    Questions are to be directed to Staff via PM or Email

    1. Rights & Responsibilities: The Brookford Weather Network forum is privately owned, and access is a privilege, not a right. We are a family oriented site and our rules were drawn up accordingly. Users must adhere to the rules of our forum and abide by our standards of proper conduct.

    2. Conduct: Brookford Weather Network is a FLAME free site. We do not allow personal attacks and/or personal insults. No obscenities, vulgarity, slanderous, hateful, threatening, or sexually-oriented posts. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and is defined as "A course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress in such person and serves no legitimate purpose" or "words, gestures, and actions which tend to annoy, alarm and abuse (verbally) another person." PM's are subject to the same contact as the open board. Non-compliance of the rules will be met with restrictions on your account including suspension or a permanent ban. Show some RESPECT and think before you post.

    3. Advertising/Links: Brookford Weather Network does not allow "out right" advertising of other sites without prior approval from the Admin staff. We do not allow links to other forums or anything that contains pornography of any sort. Personal web sites are fine, but must be approved prior to posting. If your web site has a message board it will not be allowed.

    4. Inactive Accounts: Brookford Weather Network does from time to time delete accounts that haven't been activated. This is done to keep our user base at a manageable size and to give a true reading of the community size. Brookford Weather Network will also delete accounts that haven't been active within the past 6 months.

    5. Topics/Forums: Topics posted must be in the realm of the forum that they are posted in. We will move threads that are not posted in the appropriate forum.

    6. Third-Party Content: In an effort to prevent plagiarism, we require that any statistics, quotes, news articles, forecasts, and the like obtained from a third party to be posted on Brookford Weather Network's forums must be in the form of a brief quote that cites the original source and/or includes comments by the poster other than the quotation. If you are unsure then just post the link.
    ALL POSTS containing copied and pasted material must contain the source.
    A. Every Post is to contain a citation of the source.
    B. Your interpretation, reaction, or some comment that ADDS VALUE to the pasted information. We are not interested in long copy and paste threads alone.

    7. Content Disclaimer: Content posted in the Brookford Weather Network forums does not necessarily reflect the views of Brookford Weather Network but rather are the views of each individual poster making the posts. Brookford Weather Network will attempt to remove any objectionable material as quickly as possible but are not responsible for any content that may be offensive to you. If you see a violation please let us know right away.

    8. Polls: Polls may be posted without Staff (mod or admin) approval, but the abuse of polls is not tolerated. Use common sense when posting a poll and ensure that a poll is the best venue for your question before posting it. Excessive or inappropriate polls will be removed.

    9. Intentional posting of false information is not permitted at all. We know people like to joke around but we have to many people visiting this forum other than the regulars to permit this activity. If you are going to joke about something of copy information from another location you must clearly say so in words. We take this as a very serious offense and the penalties will be very serious as well.

    10. If you have a question, issue or grievance related to the board itself or another member and it is not already answered in the Help forum you are to send a staff member a PM prior to posting it on the forums. Do not think posting it in the public forum for everyone to see will result in anything in your favor and could result in suspension. If you are sent a Warning from a staff member you must respond to that PM or the staff will assume you are ignoring the Warning and a suspension will result.

    11. Brookford Weather Network does not allow personal attacks and/or personal insults of any kind directed toward the National Weather Service, Storm Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center, it's staff or any other professional weather organization for that matter. While one may disagree it is very important that we keep respecting the weather professionals and their opinions. We are expecting all members to act respectfully at all times.

    12. Repeated warnings alone could result in a suspension or permanent banning from Brookford Weather Network's forums. If your account is suspended for any reason do not attempt to re-register under another nickname. If one does so it will be grounds for a permanent ban.

    Brookford Weather Network's policy on posting amateur forecasts. If you post a forecast in any forum it MUST be preceded by the following...or be placed in your signature. Either is allowed, however, at times to alleviate load on the server during very busy times, we may have to turn off signatures. If you have the disclaimer in your signature and we turn off signatures you will still be required to use the disclaimer if you post a forecast.

    This post is NOT AN OFFICIAL FORECAST and should not be used as such. It is just the opinion of the poster and may or may not be backed by sound meteorological data. It is NOT endorsed by any professional institution including Brookford Weather Network. For Official Information please refer to the NWS, SPC, and NHC products.

    If a forecast is made without using the disclaimer we will add it for you and send you a reminder PM. If it is "forgotten" repeatedly your posts will be remove, and your account could face suspension or a ban. This is for the safety of everyone. Please abide by it.

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