Forum: Purpose, Rules & Guidelines
- The purpose of BOCForum is for participants to solicit and exchange views and information that are in conformance with the rules, aims and objectives of the Bristol Owners' Club.
- The purpose of BOCForum is also to create a welcoming atmosphere of friendly, entertaining and constructive discussion.
- The causing of offence, accidentally or deliberately, is expressly excluded from the purposes of the BOCForum.
|1||Postings that are abusive or defamatory, either to individuals or to organizations, are out of place on BOCForum.||Purpose 3|
|2||Postings irrelevant to the aims and objectives of the Bristol Owners' Club are out of place on BOCForum.||Purpose 1|
|3||Postings that are out of place on BOCForum may be subject to exclusion by the moderators.||Giving effect to Rules 1 and 2|
|4||Postings that may give offence will be excluded by the moderators.||Purposes 2 and 3|
|5||Anonymous identities are not admitted to BOCForum.
(Note: pseudonyms are permitted, but these must so resolve that one individual cannot have a plurality of pseudonyms.)
|6||Moderators are required to remove postings that may violate the rules.||Rules 3 & 4|
|7||Moderators may act to bar individuals from participation in the BOCForum.|
|8||Contact and car information pertaining to BOC members may not be published on the BOCForum without permission of the member.||Data Protection Act|
|9||Current car ownership information may not be published on the BOCForum without permission of the owner in question.||Purpose 1|
|1||Postings ought to be relevant to the aims and objectives of the Club.||Purpose 1|
|2||Postings should be made in a spirit of friendly co-operation.||Purpose 2|
|3||Rather than using e-mail attachments, participants should use the Photos Section to post pictures and the Files Section for reference documents and other larger materials.||Attachments don't work so well.|
|4||Participants should use the Forum proportionately, i.e. excessive postings are to be avoided.||Purpose 2|
|5||Moderators should privately warn participants against infractions of the guidelines.||Either the guidelines are unreasonable, or infringing them is unreasonable. Either way, the issue ought to be resolved.|
|6||Moderators should ban from participation those individuals who show disregard for the rules, or persistent disregard for the guidelines.||Moderators only have so much time and patience. They function best when this is not presumed upon.|
|7||If a participant feels that he has been treated unfairly by a moderator, that participant may appeal via another moderator to the moderation committee.|
The Bristol Owners' Club, its members, officers and officials cannot accept responsibility for any advice, opinion or comment given within BOCForum.
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