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Post by webmaster » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:16 am

Community Guidelines
We take pride in maintaining the Walton-on-Thames.org message boards as respectful, pleasant and enjoyable for users of all ages. The site is privately funded and supported by volunteers from the local community who give up their time voluntarily - for this we are most grateful. As such, please read the following guidelines before posting.

Self-Promotion is Spam
Questionable content will immediately be edited or removed for further investigation. While you are allowed to promote your web site(s) in your signature, you are not permitted to post links to sites you run or are in any way affiliated with in your posts. In addition, users are not permitted to post any kind of affiliate program link with referrer IDs. Repeat violators who post promotional content will be permanently banned.

Language and Trolling
Our community is family-friendly. There are young users registered on the Walton-on-Thames.org forum, therefore language should be kept polite. Vulgar language is strictly not allowed. The use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, racist, sexist or otherwise inappropriate behaviour is prohibited.

Please do not post provocative, outrageous or pointless messages only to get a response from others, i.e. "trolling." Repeat violators will be permanently banned.

Lastly, if it is abundantly clear that a user has no intention of positively contributing to discussions, combined with an abrasive, combative attitude, they will be banned. Users must demonstrate an interest in contributing to local discussions and show respect to other users.

Personal Attacks
In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. Walton-on-Thames.org has a zero tolerance approach to such behaviour. While discussions may become heated, it is not an excuse to result to attacks or insults. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals. When the line is crossed, the discussion may be closed by the moderation team. Violators will be warned and potentially banned.

Moderators and Administrators Have the Final Word
If you have a problem or a complaint please direct it to the administrators and/or moderators not to the board. Following a matter being reported, appropriate action will be taken. Walton-on-Thames.org reserve the right to ban users as it deems necessary, with or without prior warning.

Cross-Posting
If you have something to post and you're not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it in more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.

Signature Rules
A typical signature contains the poster's name, e-mail address, website and a favorite quote or saying. Excessive font size are not allowed. Anyone abusing this privilege will be warned and then have their signature removed until they acknowledge this guideline.

Multiple Accounts Per Individual Are Not Permitted
If you forget your password, use the password recovery tool, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to login, contact the administrator.

Again, please follow the above guidelines when posting on our message boards. If you have any questions, please contact either the moderators or myself via webmaster@walton-on-thames.org
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