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« on: December 09, 2006, 09:57:36 am »

1. Above all, respect each other. While we realize that discussions may get heated, vulgar language or name calling cannot be tolerated. Masked vulgar language (ie, w*rd, rul*s, etc) is considered vulgar.

2. If a moderator removes your thread or post, contact that moderator by PM to request their reasons, or to explain yourself. Moderators are only human and there may have been a misunderstanding. Threatening a moderator will not be tolerated.

3. Please use the personal message (PM) feature to contact other members about any issue. Do not start a thread or use a post for this kind of contact.

4. Please use good taste in your choice of avatar. Nothing sexual or of a violent nature is tolerated.

5. Please limit your signature block to 5 lines or less. Signatures may not contain links to commercial websites unless the website is owned by a sponsor of ArcheryTalk.com. Links to personal webpages are acceptable.

6. Do not use posts to correct another poster's spelling or grammar - this is rude and unnecessary. If you do not understand what they are saying, ask them to clarify.

7. Do not interrupt a thread 's content direction to bring attention to another agenda or product.

8. Minors are not allowed to post in the classifieds section due to legal restrictions. Parents may post for their minor children and are responsible for all transactions. All traders must have a birthdate in their profile.

9. Remember that use of ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IN A POST is the same as shouting. It is best not to use all capital letters as it is difficult to read and is instrusive to readers.

10. What may not be in a post is as follows: Material that is threatening, harrassing, or abusive to any party. Content that is defamatory, hateful, or in violation of any law is not tolerated. Knowingly posting false or misleading material will result in moderator action.

11. Use the proper forum for your threads. Commercial threads need to be started in the manufacturer's announcement area. Bowhunting stories or hunting info need to be posted in the bowhunting forum, etc. If you are unsure about what to do or where to go, just PM a moderator or an administrator.

12. Spamming is not allowed. Spamming can be defined as using a post to promote a product or agenda. Threads may not be started for the purpose of adding spam material.

13. Asking for money, donations, or to offer giveaways, drawings, or the like is prohibited without administrative permission. We realize there are a lot of good causes and good to come from of them, but insist on verifying their legitimacy as well as benefit to the archery and archerytalk communities.

Moderator actions: A moderator may find that a thread or post has violated a rule and will either edit it or remove it. In some cases, this may be accompanied by a warning to the poster and, in extreme cases, banning of the member and his IP. Banning may be temporary or permanent depending on the offence. Appeals may be made by PM or email to administration and then a final decision will be made.

These rules are site wide. They apply equally to chat, articles, pictures, reviews, and any other section of Archerytalk.com. If your actions warrant banning it is site wide and applies to all accounts coming from your IP address.

This site was created for you and with a little moderator help can be policed by you. Treat each post as if your 10 year old daughter was going to read it. Keep the content clean, honest, and free from sexual inuendo and foul language. Above all, respect others and they will respect you.
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