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Using the forum. By registering on this forum, you agree to use it properly, and to refrain from posting any content that is aggressive, offensive, defamatory, hateful, or in violation of applicable laws and regulations. You agree not to post messages inciting or evoking illegal practices, or violating the terms of use of the service.

The moderators and administrators of this forum will do their best to delete or edit any reprehensible messages that may be posted on the forum. You acknowledge that all messages posted on this forum express the opinion of their respective authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the moderators and administrators.

In order to ensure the moderation of this forum, any message violating the preceding provisions may be edited or deleted without notice by the moderators and administrators of the forum. Any abuse may also be sanctioned by banning or deleting the user account. We reserve the right to inform your access provider and/or the judicial authorities of any malicious behaviour.

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Forums Rules:
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ALL USERS

Usernames:

1. Users must not take bad names as usernames .
2. Users must not take usernames which have racist, sexual or anti-religion connotations.


Any usernames deemed offensive or insulting or inappropriate,by the Moderators and Administrators of the forum, will be changed, or removed completely.

Pictures (including avatar's):

Pictures posted on the main board must conform to the following standards:

1. No pictures of uncovered men allowed.

2. No pictures of uncovered women allowed. .

3. No pictures of idols or prophets will be allowed (e.g. no crucifixes, Hindu idols, etc).

4. No National flags are to be used as avatar's nor in signatures. Aside from national flags, other flags are permissible unless they contravene any other rule.

5. No graphic pictures of corpses are permitted.

6. No pornographic or otherwise sexual images to be posted anywhere on the forum.

7. No racist, sexual or anti-religion slogans or symbols will be allowed.

8. No Images of those that may cause or incite controversy.

Any picture or avatar deemed inappropriate by the Moderators or Administrators of the forum will be removed.

Profiles other information:

1. Users must not link to inappropriate web sites in their profiles or other information.

2. Users must not have profiles or signatures which contravene the other rules of posting as detailed in this set of guidelines.

Any information, text, link or email address deemed appropriate by the Moderators or Administrators of the forum may be removed.




Any post or thread deemed by the Moderators or Administrators of the forum, to be written in a manner or intent which is inappropriate will be moved/edited/deleted and
action against users may be taken.

Posting Ettiquette:

1. Discussions should take place with correct manners.

2. Users must not post any expletives (profane or obscene expression) or other foul language of any form (this includes abbreviations/asteriks/anagrams).

3. Users will not spam the forums. This includes unnecessary repeat postings of the same thread in different boards. If this is done a user could lose His/Her priveledges, and the posts will be removed.

4. Users should use standard font's and sizes when posting to maintain readability. Users must not abuse the editing features to litter the forum with unnecessarily colorful or large posts which become difficult to read. If you are copying and pasting and it shows larger on the paste, then please correctly edit it so that it will not be a disturbance to other users.


5. When posting news, articles or any other copyright material links and/or references should be included with the posting.

6. Users are free to express their views, but may not post continual statements that have been found offensive, or belabor issues beyond the post it is originally posted in. Do not use the words of another user repeatedly in posts that do not apply.

10. Users must not lie and pretend to be a moderator or administrator when they are not really.


Offensive posting:

1. Users must not post comments of a racist nature nor make racial taunts against other users.

2. Users should not post comments of an explicitly sexual or perverse nature.

3. Launching personal attacks and insulting or swearing at other members is not acceptable behavior neither in the public boards nor via Private Messaging, or Rep Points.

Any posts or comments that are deemed offensive or inappropriate by the Moderators or
Administrators of the forums will be removed and action against users may be taken.

Interaction with other Users:

1. Users must interact with each other in a civil if not respectful manner.

2. When debating users must ensure they follow the guidelines above on Posting Ettiquette and Offensive Posts.

3. Users must not harrass any other user via the forums nor display threatening behaviour to any other user. Such behaviour may result in an immediate and permanent ban.

4. Users must strive to uphold standards of modesty and interaction with members of the opposite sex. As such no flirting or other similar behavior amongst users will be tolerated. Unnecessary and inappropriate talk should be kept to an absolute minimum on the main boards as well via the PM and Rep functions.

5. All topics are discussed on the main boards but for highly sensitive and personal gender issues, Brothers and Sisters forums are available for users and should be used.

6. Rep Points are available as a feature to show appreciation (or lack thereof) for a users posts. Rep Comments should be used as an opportunity to give feedback and tell a user what you liked or disliked about the particular post.

8. Users must not use the comments to insult, slander, backbite, flirt, swear or otherwise make inappropriate comments. These comments are NOT private.

Abuse of the Rep Points System may lead to it being disabled for all users.

9. Private Messaging should not be used for inappropriate exchanges between users (that includes previously mentioned categories).

10. Private Messages are not viewed by Moderators or Administrators of the forum but they can view who you are Messaging and can also take disciplinary action based on complaints with regards to abuse of the Private Messaging feature.

Abuse of the Private Messaging feature may lead to it being disabled for offending users.

If Moderators or Administrators deem a users interaction with other members of the forum to be inappropriate they may ban the said user.

Interaction with Moderators and Admins:

1. Moderators and Administrators of the forums are to be shown respect as are their decisions.

2. Insulting, slandering or otherwise attacking or speaking ill of Moderators or Administrators whether directly or indirectly is not acceptable.

3. Users should take heed of all Moderator or Administrator warnings, not doing so may result in disciplinary action.

4. Trying to undermine the authority or the decision of a Moderator or Administrator of the forum is not allowed and will not be tolerated.

5. Complaints againt decisions taken by Mods/Admins should be made via PM directly to that Mod/Admin and another member of the Mod/Admin team.

6. The Troubleshooting Forum is available for general problems on the forum and Moderators/Administrators check this forum and will try to respond as quickly as possible.

7. If action has been taken against you that you do not understand or you are not aware why you have had action taken against you, you are permitted to query this via the Troubleshooting Forum or preferably the PM feature.

8. If action has been taken against another user and you are not aware, do not understand or do not agree with why, it is NOT permissible to start threads about this on the main forum, nor to demand answers from Moderators/Administrators. The correct course of action would be to query the user themselves, who will be aware or will be made aware and can inform you if they so wish.

Moderator and Administrator actions/decisions are final and must be respected and abided by until users are told otherwise by the Mod/Admin team.


RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND MODERATORS
  1. When editing user posts Administrators and Moderators of the forum should, where possible and appropriate, leave an explanation of why the post had to be edited.
  2. When deleting posts Administrators and Moderators of the forum, where possible and appropriate, should leave an explanation of why the post had to be deleted for the benefit of other Admin Team members.
  3. Administrators or Moderators of the forum are not required to inform users every time they delete/move/edit a post or thread.
  4. If a user wishes to know the reason why their post or thread was deleted/moved/edited, they are advised to ask via the HelpDesk or PM and the Administrator or Moderator in question should respond and inform them of the reason via PM also.
  5. Administrators and Moderators of the forum are generally required to issue at least one warning before banning a user. If the Administration as a group decide that in a particular case or a particular circumstance an outright ban without a warning is warranted, this may be issued at their descretion.
  6. If a user is behaving in a manner or posting material that warrants a ban, a warning should be issued.
  7. If the user continues the offense they may be banned for a length of time that is deemed appropriate to the offense by the Moderator or Administrator in question. This may span from one day to a permanent ban.
  8. Administrators are not obliged to give warning before disabling PM or Rep Points features if they see reason to do so, but may do so at their own descretion.
  9. Administrators and Moderators are not obliged togive warning before removing inappropriate avatars, links or other information from user's profiles and account information.
  10. Administrators are not obliged to give warning before restricted a users access to certain forums, but may do so at their own descretion.
  11. If a user wishes to know the reason why they have been restricted from certain forums they may request an explanation via the Troubleshooting Forum or by PMing one of the Administrators.
    Administrators must respond to such requests.
  12. The Chief Administrator has overriding control and decision making power and this must be respected by all members of the Admin Team and all other users also.


Signatures:

1. All posters must ensure that their signature is not excessive in the use of different fonts/ font sizes/ colours or smilies.

2. Signatures should appear neat, not cluttered.

3. All the above rules in regards to posting etiquette and so on also apply to signatures.

4. Any signature deemed to be unreadable or unsuitable by the Moderators or Administrators of the forum will be removed or edited at their decretion.

5. Signatures Containing usernames of quotes / posts from other members people aimed to mock, flame to put down are not permissable

Please remember that any such removal or editing is the prerogative of the Admin Team and not a point of contention.

Also bear in mind the correct channels to voice your opinions regarding decisions: A user may submit a ticket at the HelpDesk or PM mods/admins about spefic decisions.


Users who make complaints in an inappropriate manner and ignore the system set up for everyones benefit may be issued warnings.


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These Rules and Regulation are subject to change when deemed necessary by the Administartion of the forum.




Language Forums rules

En vous inscrivant sur notre Forum, vous vous engagez à respecter ces règles.


*L'esprit du forum :
Le forum est un forum à vocation encyclopédique linguistique.
Il a pour objectif de rassembler des témoignages, des documents, des éléments de grammaire, vocabulaire...

*La règle d'or :
Quand vous rédigez un message, mettez-vous à la place du lecteur qui souhaite s'instruire !



* Le forum :
-n'est pas un forum de discussion, un espace de "tchat" etc...
-Ne placez pas de "bonjour", "salut", "à la prochaine", "bonne nuit", "bisous à tous" etc...
-Ne rédigez pas de message personnalisé mais des articles instructifs.
-Pas de langage SMS ! pas d'abréviation !
-Corrigez vos fautes d'orthographe (utilisez Firefox qui permet de corriger les fautes et coquilles)
-Les messages doivent être clairs et précis. Accordez une importance particulière au titre.

* Vous devez :
-être objectifs, rigoureux,
-avoir une approche, un "esprit scientifique".
Précisez vos sources !
* Le Forum n'a pas pour vocation de répondre aux questions personnelles des internautes :
-Ne faites pas de renseignements personnels etc...
-Ce n'est pas non plus une tribune pour faire votre publicité, promotion etc...
Les sujets traités doivent avoir un intérêt général.

* Le Forum n'est pas une tribune d'opinions :
Dans le domaine des langues, cela vire souvent au "nationalisme", avec un esprit partisan, subjectif (quand ce n'est pas borné), avec une incapacité de se remettre en question.
C'est pourquoi nous les évitons. Un débat ne peut être mené que si un modérateur (qui sait réellement modérer) est désigné pour l'animer.


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Tout message ne respectant pas délibérément ces règles sera supprimé.