Board Policy / Rules

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Board Policy / Rules

Postby dirtyboy » Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:16 pm

Board-wide Policies

This board's intention is to provide a safe place for off road motorcycle oriented individuals to discuss any topic that is not objectionable (mentioned below). Feel free to provide feedback to the site administrator in the "Admin" forum.

This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders. Please read, it's terms are retroactive and agreed by team and group members.

Forum rules
    1. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning.
    2. Users should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.
    3. Members are asked to not act as “back seat moderators”. This includes complaints about riding in non-designated areas. If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Please use the “post report” feature to report posts. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly “act” as moderators may be warned. The posts may also be deleted as determined by the moderator team.
    4. Users should not post for the purpose of promoting other affiliations / groups or their agendas, or products including hyperlinks unless approved by the current RMDRA executive in writing. Product reviews or recommendations for products that the members are not affiliated with are acceptable. Spam is not tolerated here except if it is acceptable in the relevant forum. Any posts fitting these descriptions will be deleted and the user may be warned.
    5. Complete Classified and For Sale rules are listed separately. Use of the forum and it's classified sections at your own risk, RMDRA, this forum, or it's associates are not responsible. Link
    6. Users should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic, or generally offensive text or graphics is not allowed. No swearing allowed.
    7. The moderating, support and other teams reserve 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 Team Members and not users.
    8. The posting of graphics and links to graphics is allowed, however video, pictures (and text) that do not depict the sport positively, depict scarring of the land/nature or depict illegal activities will be removed because the RMDRA desires to educate positively so that all users learn to respect nature, their machines, and other riders. Users will also be warned about such posts. Additionally, when posting pictures please ensure that the pictures are reasonably sized (not too large) for casual viewing and that the media is not copyright protected. Any attached file or media becomes the property of the Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders Association.
    9. Users must make 10 posts prior to being able to customize their website or signature in their profile.
    10. Users should post in a way that is respectful of RMDRA Partners and local shops. Complaining or slander in any way of RMDRA Partners will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning and deletion of post.
    11. Users will be respectful of race officials. No griping or complaining about race scores or timing will be tolerated.
    12. New users will post to a queue. Moderators will review the post and approve or deny the post. If the post has a link, any type of Internet resource, or is thought to be promoting anything it will be denied. Sometimes new users post multiple times before being approved. All posts must meet the criteria.
    13. The above forum rules, where applicable also apply to private messaging and email communications.

    1. Users are permitted to utilize a gallery avatar, upload or to link to one of their own. User defined avatars are to be no larger than 100 pixels square, may not exceed 150kB in file size and have a consistently high availability.
    2. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect to decency, and so forth.
    3. Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.
    1. RMDRA operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offenses in a three month period. At any warning a temporary ban may be put in place of between 1 to 7 days. The user may also be placed in a moderation queue. If a fourth warning is required a temporary ban of more than 7 days or permanent ban will be implemented.
    2. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user.
    3. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.
    4. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them.
    5. Users may be placed in a moderation queue at any time.

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