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    ‘The Geek and Jock' Forum Rules

    Overall Community Attitude

    • Keep in mind that the ‘The Geek and Jock' website is a professional e-business community
    • Our purpose is to share, help and support others
    • Always display a positive, friendly attitude
    • Be respectful of others' opinions
    • Allow your fellow members to voice their opinions
    • DO NOT deliberately start arguments. Debates are great, as long as they remain respectful!
    • Always try to “give” back to our community. For each time you find help or answers here at ‘The Geek and Jock', try to help someone else out in return. You may find that what goes around comes around…
    • Give people a little time to respond to your requests. There's a lot going on in these forums and it may take a little time for people to notice and respond to your request. Please be patient.
    • DO NOT just make a negative statement and leave the person hanging out to dry. Although you may consider yourself to be an “expert” now, try to remember that we were all new and learning once upon a time. Take it easy on your fellow members!
    • Do NOT make threats or implied threats towards other members — even if you think it's fun.

    Inappropriate Behavior:

    • DO NOT Make Inappropriate or Offensive Posts – including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, slander or deliberate insults/name-calling, or other negative remarks about ‘The Geek and Jock', its moderators and administrators, or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS
    • Do NOT drag another member's personal site into a forum discussion unless the discussion directly involves that site OR if the member brings his or her own site into the discussion first. There's no point in ruining a good debate by accidentally (or intentionally) offending someone with a personal comment.
    • We believe in integrity and respects what other forums have to offer. Because we realise members of ‘The Geek and Jock' may also be members of other forums, do not try to degrade or discredit other forums, their administrators and moderators, or their members. This includes slander and other offensive comments.
    • DO NOT POST PORN or adult content. This also includes sites promoting activities such as drug abuse, gambling and links to sites containing such content.
    • Non-pornographic adult related material (such as lingerie) is allowed, as long as you provide a warning in your post, such as:
    • “WARNING: Site contains adult content that may be unsuitable for some individuals – per our Terms & Conditions, you must be 16 years of age or older.”
    • Even though it is aimed at eventually being an international forum, please make sure that your posts are written in English.
    • We want ‘The Geek and Jock' to be open to people of all ages, genders, races, and sexualities, so any inappropriate or offensive posts will be deleted
    • Please DO NOT embed cookies in your posts in the ‘The Geek and Jock' forums.

    Forum Abuse Policy:

    • 1st Offense – A polite Private Message from a Moderator pointing out the Forum Rules, in addition to the editing or deletion of the post
    • 2nd Offense – Public warning on the message board plus deletion of post
    • 3rd Offense – Moderators will discuss and possibly delete the user from the ‘The Geek and Jock' forum

    Depending on the situation, Admin may bypass any and all of these steps and take whatever action is deemed appropriate.

    Private Message and Email Abuse Policy:

    • DO NOT use ‘The Geek and Jock' as a basis for spamming or scamming our members.
    • We take PM/email abuse very seriously, and it will result in the immediate removal of your membership and ban of your IP address, without warning

    Our SPAM Policy:

    • Please make sure that you are posting for the good of the community, not just for the sake of self-promotion
    • Please refrain from posting affiliate links and press releases in our forums.
    • Surveys are not allowed, unless you have been given permission in advance from a Site Admin
    • Do NOT use the ‘The Geek and Jock' community for the purpose of ‘spam' or excessive advertisements! This includes forum posts, private messages, or emails to other GeekandJock members
    • Our moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any posts they consider to be ‘spam'
    • If we find that you are spamming our community, you will be warned by a Moderator or Site Admin, and it may lead to the deletion of your posts and/or the removal of your ‘The Geek and Jock' account

    Identity Theft:

    • DO NOT impersonate anyone whom you are not, regardless of who the other individual may be. Identity theft is illegal and will not be tolerated.

    Multiple Posts:

    • DO NOT post the same topic in multiple forums. If you are unsure of which forum a thread should go under, just state that in your post, and a moderator will move the thread to the correct forum. Multiple posts are unnecessary and will be deleted.
    • DO NOT post the same question multiple times in multiple threads in the same forum. If no one responds to your question or request, just post a reply to the same message thread again to bring the message to the top of the list so folks notice it.

    Signature Restrictions:

    • Maximum length: 3 lines
    • No images or cookie requests allowed
    • You may link to your site, but no illegal, pornographic or otherwise objectionable links are allowed
    • No more than 3 links per signature

    Font Restrictions:

    • Do NOT use excessively large font sizes, as it is considered to be “shouting” and will be edited back down to the default size by the moderators

    Image Restrictions:

    • Unless otherwise stated, if you post an image in the forums, please keep the image size under 50K, and preferably under 300 x 300 pixels

    By joining the ‘The Geek and Jock' forums and member newsletter, you agree to abide by the forum rules, and you understand that violations will not be tolerated.

    Please report any member whom you feel to be in violation of these rules to a moderator or Site Admin immediately.

    Thanks!

    The ‘The Geek and Jock' Administration

    Contacting us

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
    GeekandJock
    http://www.geekandjock.com
    16 Forde Street, Kippa-Ring, Australia, 4021
    +61 423 701055
    administrator (at) geekandjock.com

    This document was last updated on February 17, 2014.

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