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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17 2011 12:35 am 
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The rules below are general Guidelines & Rules for use on Forums and may be changed at anytime or updated without notice.

General:
1. Communicating in a chat room or on forums is different from face-to-face communication. Only the words are seen, not your facial expressions or tone of voice. Please pay careful attention to how you use your words. Remember that the words you enter in a burst of passion or indignant anger will be there for you and everyone else to see, sometimes long after those intense feelings have passed. That's not meant to discourage spontaneity, but just a friendly reminder of the long-term existence and effects of what you post.

2. You may, from time to time, find yourself in disagreement with someone else's opinion. At times like these, please keep in mind it's safer and more polite to take issue with the comments rather than the person.

3. Do unto others, as you would have them do to you. Do not post against somebody in a rude or nasty manner. Do not flame other members for their thoughts or opinions. We all have a different perspective on life and general topics so respect others and they will respect you. If you have a problem with another user do not post it here in the forums. Send that user an email or PM but do not bring your dirty laundry to the forums. If you do you will be warned and if you do it again you will be immediately banned or account terminated if the Webmaster or Administrators deems fit.

By using the Independent HTFCSA Forum, you agree that you will not post any of the following material in chat rooms, bulletin boards or other forums, including private messages:

· Any communication that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member.
· Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images.
· Any communication that contains spam (multiple copies in one area or the same communication in multiple areas).
· Material that defames, personally abuses or threatens others.
· Statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive.
· Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
· Unauthorized copyrighted material.
· Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.
· Excessively large images or an excessive number of images in a signature.
· Over usage of smileys in a post. Limit yourselves to 2 or 3 of them in one post.

Statements or postings that violate the above terms will be deleted from postings upon discovery. While we may attempt to notify you if we move or delete a post, we are under no obligation to do so. Depending on the nature of the violation, the HTFCSA administrators may suspend members' forum access or terminate a customer's account.

Most importantly, have fun here and do it with the understanding that these rules are not here to limit you but to open a forum to more than just the adult users. We like to consider this a family forum and would welcome any and all ages to join.

These rules are just a guide, for the most part problems are brought to the attention of the Webmaster/Administrators and they will be dealt with on a case by case basis. If we all can be proactive in assessing inappropriate posts the message board can be a useful source for everyone's interaction.


• Potentially libellous posts will be removed or edited at the earliest opportunity.

• This forum comprises a number of sub-forums which deal with a variety of topics. Please post in the appropriate area of the forum. Posts will be moved without notification if they are deemed to be in the wrong place.

• Please refrain from posting pointless remarks that offer nothing to a topic under discussion or disrupt the flow of a thread. The admin team reserves the right to remove such posts at will and without notification.

• Use proper English - DO NOT USE TEXT SPEAK !

• Duplicated posts or topics will be merged or removed without notification.

• Fans from rival teams are always welcome to post constructive views, but as our target audience are Hednesford Town FC supporters a definite 'Pitmen ' bias should be expected and tolerated.

• The registration of multiple usernames per IP address is not allowed. If you wish to change your username please submit a request via the 'Preferences->Update Profile->Board Controls->Change username' option.

* Forum Users can opt to post under a pseudonym but a valid and current email address must be used when registering

• The practice of allowing your username to be used by another person is not allowed without good reason. In particular, if it is learned that a banned user is gaining access to the forum via this method that username will be banned indefinitely.

• Inappropriate avatars & signatures will be edited or removed.

• The banning or censorship of users, especially those who choose to disregard the rules of the forum, is at the discretion of the admin team.

Posts which contravene the rules of this forum will be deleted or edited by a member of the admin team.

When a post is edited or removed, it is sometimes necessary for the admin team to remove or edit posts that refer to it to keep the whole thread legible.

What is deemed offensive to one poster may have seemed perfectly innocent to the originator. If there are queries about the reasons for deleting/editing a particular post or thread, please contact a member of the admin team through the PM system.

The admin team make every effort to read every single post, however if you come across a post that you feel contravenes the guidelines set out above, then please use the REPORT button available in the bottom right-hand corner of the offending post. A member of the admin team will pick up the complaint and investigate matters accordingly.

And finally please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.

The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board, its owner or Hednesford Town Football Club.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20 2011 4:50 pm 
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As moderators, we would remind all users of the Forum Rules above...



In particular, note that multiple user names from the same IP address are not allowed - this has already been attempted - you can ask for your user name to be changed, as shown therein

WHY ARE WE HERE?

As a Supporters Association, we are here, first and foremost, to support the Football Club

... and this forum is here primarily to assist us toward that goal

While we're here, we can expect some serious debate about HTFC and all things football, and hopefully along the way develop friendships with each other and enjoy some banter

But we as an admin team are determined not to allow this forum to degenerate into the "free-for-all" which sadly became a feature of the previous Unofficial Forum which was "passively moderated" - and we certainly won't allow personal abuse directed at club officials, players and fellow fans which went unchecked on there

This forum will be actively moderated and posts which don't accord will be edited or deleted

And forum members who don't play by the rules will have their accounts suspended or banned indefinitely

We ARE an independent Supporters Association - but we are enjoying fantastic co-operation with the Football Club to our mutual benefit. And we intend to keep it that way

If you're a supporter of HTFC, we hope you will agree with us

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09 2013 6:37 pm 
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Trolling has been much in the news of late and sadly some of our forum users are doing their best to drag this forum down

Please read the above rules and regs carefully.

The moderating team WILL edit/delete as appropriate any posts which contravene them; and suspend or ban permanently any who choose to ignore them

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08 2015 10:40 am 
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Since we've had an influx of new forum users - where have you been? - but welcome... - can I just draw all users' attention to the rules and regs quoted earlier in this thread

Our aim as moderators is to maintain a healthy debate with some banter but no abuse

Hint for new users, always click on "Unread posts" when you log on so that you can see any new posts since your last visit

Enjoy...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23 2016 6:18 pm 
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Sheepie wrote:
The rules below are general Guidelines & Rules for use on Forums and may be changed at anytime or updated without notice.

General:
1. Communicating in a chat room or on forums is different from face-to-face communication. Only the words are seen, not your facial expressions or tone of voice. Please pay careful attention to how you use your words. Remember that the words you enter in a burst of passion or indignant anger will be there for you and everyone else to see, sometimes long after those intense feelings have passed. That's not meant to discourage spontaneity, but just a friendly reminder of the long-term existence and effects of what you post.

2. You may, from time to time, find yourself in disagreement with someone else's opinion. At times like these, please keep in mind it's safer and more polite to take issue with the comments rather than the person.

3. Do unto others, as you would have them do to you. Do not post against somebody in a rude or nasty manner. Do not flame other members for their thoughts or opinions. We all have a different perspective on life and general topics so respect others and they will respect you. If you have a problem with another user do not post it here in the forums. Send that user an email or PM but do not bring your dirty laundry to the forums. If you do you will be warned and if you do it again you will be immediately banned or account terminated if the Webmaster or Administrators deems fit.

By using the Independent HTFCSA Forum, you agree that you will not post any of the following material in chat rooms, bulletin boards or other forums, including private messages:

· Any communication that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member.
· Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images.
· Any communication that contains spam (multiple copies in one area or the same communication in multiple areas).
· Material that defames, personally abuses or threatens others.
· Statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive.
· Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
· Unauthorized copyrighted material.
· Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.
· Excessively large images or an excessive number of images in a signature.
· Over usage of smileys in a post. Limit yourselves to 2 or 3 of them in one post.

Statements or postings that violate the above terms will be deleted from postings upon discovery. While we may attempt to notify you if we move or delete a post, we are under no obligation to do so. Depending on the nature of the violation, the HTFCSA administrators may suspend members' forum access or terminate a customer's account.

Most importantly, have fun here and do it with the understanding that these rules are not here to limit you but to open a forum to more than just the adult users. We like to consider this a family forum and would welcome any and all ages to join.

These rules are just a guide, for the most part problems are brought to the attention of the Webmaster/Administrators and they will be dealt with on a case by case basis. If we all can be proactive in assessing inappropriate posts the message board can be a useful source for everyone's interaction.


• Potentially libellous posts will be removed or edited at the earliest opportunity.



Worth reminding all forum users yet again of the rules and regs, since we had cause to ban a user this afternoon, despite repeated previous warnings.

We try not to be too heavy-handed but the rules WILL be enforced

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