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Board Rules

Post  Admin on Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:23 am

ALL members are responsible for following these Rules and Guidelines.

1. Rights and responsibilities. The EWV forum is privately owned, and access is a privilege, not a right. We are a family oriented site and our rules were drawn up accordingly. Users must adhere to the rules of our forum and abide by our standards of proper conduct.

2. Conduct. EWV is a FLAME free site. We do not allow personal attacks and/or personal insults. No obscenities, vulgarity, slanderous, hateful, threatening, or sexually-oriented posts allowed. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and is defined as "A course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress in such person and serves no legitimate purpose" or "words, gestures, and actions which tend to annoy, alarm and abuse (verbally) another person." PM's are subject to the same contact as the open board. Non-compliance of the rules will be met with restrictions on your account including suspension or a permanent ban. Show some RESPECT and think before you post. Please read the links below to better understand this issue as it is very important to EWV.

3. Inactive accounts. EWV does from time to time delete accounts that haven't been activated. This is done to keep our user base at a manageable size and to give a true reading of the community size.

4. Topics/Forums. Topics posted must be in the realm of the forum that they are posted in. We will move threads that are not posted in the appropriate forum.

5. Third-party content. In an effort to prevent plagiarism, we require that any statistics, quotes, news articles, forecasts, and the like obtained from a third party to be posted on EWV must be in the form of a brief quote that cites the original source and/or includes comments by the poster other than the quotation. If you are unsure then just post the link.
ALL POSTS containing copied and pasted material must contain the source.
A. Every Post is to contain a citation of the source.
B. Your interpretation, reaction, or some comment that ADDS VALUE to the pasted information. We are not interested in long copy and paste threads alone.

6. Content disclaimer. Content posted in the EWV forums does not necessarily reflect the views of EWV but rather are the views of each individual poster making the posts. EWV will attempt to remove any objectionable material as quickly as possible but are not responsible for any contact that may be offensive to you. If you see a violation please let us know right away.

7. If you have a question, issue or grievance related to the board itself or another member and it is not already answered in the Help forum you are to send a staff member a PM prior to posting it on the forums. Do not think posting it in the public forum for everyone to see will result in anything in your favor and could result in suspension. If you are sent a Warning from a staff member you must respond to that PM or the staff will assume you are ignoring the Warning and a suspension will result.

8. EWV does not allow personal attacks and/or personal insults of any kind directed to any Weather Organization, itís staff or any other organization for that matter. While one may disagree it is very important we keep respecting the weather professionals and their opinions. We are expecting all members to act professionally at all times

9. Repeated warnings alone could result in suspension or permanent banning from EWV. If your account is suspended for any reason do not attempt to reregister under another nickname. If one does so it will be grounds for a permanent ban.

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