Saturday, November 16, 2019

Forum Rules

Manitoba Fishing Forum Rules:

With anything in this world there is some rules you need to follow. These rules have been laid out to help keep a clean forum and friendly atmosphere throughout the community. While these rules cover most common situations, MFF cannot anticipate everything. Consequently MFF reserves the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

 

Registration:

  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
  • MFF tracks IP addresses and we do occasional sweeps for multiple IP’s users found with more than one account will have both accounts banned.
  • There is an acceptation to this with users that have multiple family members that are users on the site. An admin of the site will contact you if they believe this is the case so that they can note the account with duplicating IP’s

 

Avatars

  • Avatars that may be confused with official staff avatars are not allowed.
  • Use of avatars that display nudity or graphic violence is not allowed.
  • Use of avatars that display blatant disregard to local laws or to the community will not be allowed.
  • Avatars displaying cursing or a reference to cursing will not be allowed.

 

Profiles

  • Users have profiles these profiles can be edited in account settings to reflect your personality within the community.
  • Information about you cannot be vulgar, graphic in nature, or sexual in nature.
  • Information about you that states you are a member of staff will result in an immediate ban.
  • Signatures that are vulgar, graphic in nature, or sexual in nature will be deleted.
  • Signatures that state you are a member of staff will result in an immediate ban.

 

Posting and Commenting Rules:

  • While debating and discussion is fine, Manitoba Fishing Forum will not tolerate rudeness, racist comments, insulting posts, sarcastic comments, personal attacks, or purposeless inflammatory posts.
  • Thread hijacking will not be tolerated. We understand that from time to time there is a post that reminds you of a question or comment that you feel needs to be added. We have a button in the editor used for off topic comments. If a full conversation breaks out do to the off topic comment posts may be deleted or moved depending on the conversation.
  • When a user posts a question or makes a post about an activity or a technique that is not practiced. Educational or opinion comments will be they only comments allowed snippy, rude, sarcastic comments will be deleted and may result in moderation action.
  • Cursing on the forum is allowed with in moderation. Excessive cursing in a post is at the discretion of the mods. The F word is the only word that is filtered on MFF. Any variations or working around the filter for this word may result in your post being edited or deleted.
  • Members will do their best to post in the appropriate sections within MFF. While our mods will move your posts and topics for you. Contumely posting in the wrong sections may result in moderator action.
  • Multiple or repeated posting in order on the same topic to increase your post count is not allowed.
  • Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.
  • Manitoba Fishing Forum do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or graphically violent
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
  • Posts that are made taunting Mods to take action will result in deletion and possible ban. Example “ Don’t ban me”,” This post will get deleted”, “This thread is going to get locked”, etc
  • Manitoba Fishing Forum reserves the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
  • The preferred language for Manitoba Fishing Forum is English please post accordingly.
  • You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
  • There will be zero tolerance for slander or bashing of businesses.

 

The Joker Clause:

  • We understand that many of you have relationships outside of the community. And sometimes it is fun to poke some fun at a buddy. Please understand that we as staff do not know about these relationships. If you are joking with a friend please try to use a smiley or some kind visual representation that there is a personal relationship there. Failure to provide us with some kind of idea of a relationship will result in deletion or editing.


Sharing and Posting Photos & Video:

  • Posting photos or video of Nudity or that are Graphically Violent will not be allowed.
  • Posting photos or video that are illegal in nature will not be allowed.
  • While commenting on pictures or videos members may not insult the OP about his post. If you feel that the user is doing something wrong in the picture. You may comment linking to educational material on the matter in a way that is not insulting or bashing.
  • Posting photo or video that blatantly violates the law. Your post will be removed your imagery and any information we have Email, IP, Name etc will be turned over to the proper authorities.
  • If a user has posted a photo or video that displays blatant disregard to the law. Report the post immediately to the staff.

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Buy and Sell Section:

  • Our buy and sell section is reserved for members to sell items on our forum.
  • No Dealers will be permitted to post retail items. Without consent of the staff.
  • All items are acceptable to sell on MFF with the exception of illegal items and items that are pornographic in nature.
  • Bashing, arguing, snippy, or rude comments will not be allowed in this section.
  • Bartering with in the post is allowed as long as it does not get insulting or sarcastic.
  • Bumps, TTT, and other means to bump your item to the top will only be allowed 1 time per week. If you need to add details to your item. Please ask a mod to edit your OP, ask for permission for the bump, or wait 7 days to add the information.
  • Once an item is sold please click the Sold button within the post.
  • Items that have not had any action taken in 14 days will be assumed Sold and will be marked as Sold and archived as such.
  • If your item was marked as sold and moved. You may repost your item.

 

Moderation Expectations:

  • Our mods do their best to keep these rules enforced. Their discretion is trusted by the admins of this site.
  • Mods will interact with the following actions: Editing, Deleting, Moving, and Splitting of posts and topics.
  • Mods will use the Moderation alert feature on any post that has been edited.
  • Comments that have been deleted from a topic will be marked as Deleted
  • Any public comments about moderation will not be tolerated.
  • Mods will not threaten action publically on the forum, they will only take action.
  • Mods will only PM a member if they are the Original Poster of a thread and the entire thread needs to be deleted.
  • Comments that are deleted and edited will receive no contact from a Moderator unless you receive a warning or a ban.

 

Staff Disputes:

  • If your post has been deleted or you have been banned you may PM an admin about the action. Before you do so make sure that you honestly feel you were within the rules. If a member has had a moderation action taken against them and contacts one of the admins for the pure purposes of whining about the action. You may be banned for wasting our time.


Warnings and Banning:

  • To ban or warn a member is on the discretion of the moderator. Please note that we will show very little leniency on certain things.
  • 1st time Warning
  • 2nd time ban 2 days
  • 3rd time ban 7 days
  • 4th time ban with in a 1yr period will result in a permanent ban
  • This will be the basic structure. Please understand there is severities that longer bans and bypassing warnings may be issued at any time.
  • Counts will reset to 0 after one year from the last infracture


Addendum

Manitoba Fishing Forum reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community. It is the responsibility of the member to read and understand these rules. Ignorance to the rules is not an excuse.


By registering on MFF you are aware that you are agreeing to these rules. Failure to read, understand, or stay up to date with rule changes is the responsibility of the user to keep your account in good standing.


If at any time you do not agree with the rules and no longer want to agree to them. Please contact an admin to have your account deleted.