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DefenceTalk.com FORUM RULES

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  1. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    Defencetalk.com FORUM rules are very simple.

    The rule have been moved to their own page and will be updated accordingly. "FORUM RULES" link is visiable through out the site in on forum pages.

    http://defencetalk.com/forums/rules.php
     
  2. WebMaster

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    Looks like some of us need a reminder. :)
     
  3. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    In quest for Defencetalk.com to create a vibrant, mature defence community, we ask that you post with respect for all players - people in the news, journalists, fellow forum participants, their countries, leaders of their countries, and especially their armed forces, etc. This is an international defence community. So, when you post, we encourage you to tell your fellow community members a little about who you are - not just an e-mail address, but a bit of a bio. It enriches the discussion to know who's "behind the post."

    DefenceTalk Forums are well-monitored. We will try to enforce the principle that if you would not say it to a friend in a polite face-to-face conversation, it shouldn't be written here.

    By posting, you agree to the rules below. We reserve the right to delete any posts which do not honor and respect principles stated above and which do not conform to these rules, as interpreted by DefenceTalk.com Moderators and Admins.

    • Do not use these forums for any commercial purpose - no solicitation of funds, no advertising, and no solicitation for goods or services.
    • Do not post anything illegal or injurious (including libelous, defamatory, or abusive statements, obscenity, profanity, or pornography).
    • Do not post off-topic. The DefenceTalk.com, its moderators, and members of this community reserve the right to delete posts we determine are irrelevant to the discussion in which they're posted.
    • Do not disrespect anyone on this board-whether you disagree with them or agree with them. It is suggested that you keep your cool and show restraint when discussing important defence matters.
    • Do not disrespect military personnel of other countries. DefenceTalk.com considers them dedicated professionals who put their lives on the line for their motherland.
    • Do not put more than 8 smilies/emoticons in your posts. If you do, your posts will be edited.
    • Do not link, in any post, to pages elsewhere on the Web that violate either these rules or their spirit.
    • Please provide your real name and an e-mail address where we may contact you, if necessary, during the registration process. You may choose any username you desire.
    • Do not post racial slurs, racist remarks against other people and countries of the world as we have participants from all over the world and we want to show highest form of respect for them as you would want them to show for your country.
    • Do not use multiple user names to conceal your identity.
      It's your Defence Forum too! Let us or your fellow posters know if you feel things are getting off-topic or inappropriate. Thanks.
    • Do not start inflammatory threads with purpose of degrading/defaming another country, its leaders or its people.
    • Do not encourage or support terrorism/terrorist activity on our forums/website. Defencetalk.com condemns all forms of terrorism. Although we discuss war and military, it does not mean we promote war and use of military force. We believe in Peace and peaceful resolution to outstanding disputes around the world.
    • Do not post religious sermons in your replies. This is a Defence> forum and only topics/sermons related to defence are allowed and discussed.
    • You must post source of your information/articles ( link, website, book, magazine, etc.).
    • You must have fun and let others do the same.
    Violators may be warned, suspended from posting, or banned from the forums, at the sole discretion of DefenceTalk.com Admins.

    Any question, comment or suggestion - Please post in [ Feedback ] forum.

    The Rules are here to stay, we do edit them from time to time just to add more rules. Life isn't fair, is it? Just don't do the "Do nots..." and we will be fine. ;)[/list]
     
  4. ullu

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    Good rules. :) :DT rocks!
     
  5. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    ullu, we may have to have a link for forum rules next to each thread so people don't forget. :p
     
  6. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like we need a reminder, again!!! :mad

    The everyday musts are highlighted and BOLDED so you can read and understand them!!! Get your act together.


    By posting, you agree to the rules below. We reserve the right to delete any
    posts which do not honor and respect principles stated above and which do not
    conform to these rules, as interpreted by DefenceTalk.com Moderators and Admins.



    Do not use these forums for any commercial purpose - no solicitation of
    funds, no advertising, and no solicitation for goods or services.

    Do not post anything illegal or injurious (including libelous,
    defamatory, or abusive statements, obscenity, profanity, or pornography).

    <font size="6">Do not</font><font size="6"> post irrelevant
    topics/replies.</font> The DefenceTalk.com, its moderators, and members of this
    community reserve the right to delete posts we determine are irrelevant to the
    discussion in which they're posted.

    <u><font size="6">Do not</font></u><font size="6"><u> disrespect</u>
    anyone on this board-whether you disagree with them or agree with them.
    It
    is suggested that you keep your cool and show restraint when discussing
    important defence matters. </font>

    <font size="5">Do not disrespect military personnel of other countries.
    </font>DefenceTalk.com considers them dedicated professionals who put their
    lives on the line for their motherland.


    Do not put more than 8 smilies/emoticons in your posts. If you do, your
    posts will be edited.

    Do not link, in any post, to pages elsewhere on the Web that violate either
    these rules or their spirit.


    Please provide your real name and an e-mail address where we may contact you, if
    necessary, during the registration process. You may choose any username you
    desire.

    <font size="5">Do not </font>post racial slurs, racist remarks against other
    people and countries of the world as we have participants from all over the
    world and we want to show highest form of respect for them as you would want
    them to show for your country.


    Do not use multiple user names to conceal your identity.

    It's your Defence Forum too! Let us or your fellow posters know if you feel
    things are getting off-topic or inappropriate. Thanks.

    <font size="6">Do not start inflammatory threads with purpose of
    degrading/defaming another country, its leaders or its people. </font>

    Do not encourage or support terrorism/terrorist activity on our forums/website.
    Defencetalk.com condemns all forms of terrorism. Although we discuss war and
    military, it does not mean we promote war and use of military force. We believe
    in Peace and peaceful resolution to outstanding disputes around the world.

    Do not post religious sermons in your replies. This is a Defence forum and only
    topics/issues related to Defence are allowed and discussed.

    <font size="5">Proper punctuation is a must. Do not add excessive dots as a
    replacement for a comma. this....isn't really....fun..to read. also watch the
    spelling. [Its hrd 2 reed whn peple tipe poorly, its also trashy! This will make
    posts much nicer, neat and easy to read for fellow participants. This isn't done
    on most forums, its time you get use to it here. </font>

    <font size="4">Do not post LINK/URL to external FORUMS and message boards.
    </font>


    <font size="4">Do not use forums for &amp;quot;lobby&amp;quot; purposes. </font>Defencetalk
    is an international website but that does not mean you can abuse its forums by
    posting false and anti-&amp;quot;country&amp;quot; information in order to degrade members of that
    country or its position in the world community. We will not allow that.

    <font size="6">You must post source of your information/articles ( link,
    website, book, magazine, etc.). </font>


    You must have fun and let others do the same.

    Violators may be warned, suspended from posting, or banned from the forums, at
    the sole discretion of DefenceTalk.com Admins.



    Any question, comment or suggestion - Please post in [ Feedback ] forum
     
  7. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    We have an agreement among the mods and I that if a thread/post/reply that doesn't come under these two rules, it will be deleted without warning. DO not send any PMs to me or other mods asking where it went because we will NOT reply to any such PMs!

    If you need help, counseling and/or personal training to understand these two simple rules - please contact one of the Moderators or myself. All of us are adults or young adults, we shouldn't have to train you guys to follow some simple rules and guidelines. Every 10 replies we have to warn people. Its time to grow up or leave if you cannot debate in a respectable manner and if sole purpose of your presence at DefenceTalk.com is to cause problems and trouble then we will be forced to do the unthinkable.

    Keep the rules in mind or else your long reply may be deleted if it doesn't have some sort of source or if it contains a reply which doesn't come remotely close to the topic being discussed. If you do not have a source, post a good reason why you don't along with the post. Lets be professional and mature for a change?
     
  8. ullu

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    good going webs!

    who invited all the kids here? :( :mad :nonsense
     
  9. Supe

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    What's the reasoning for this rule?

    I often find some of the best information can be found on other forums. It can be useful in support of a position or as a reference and there happens to be some knowledgeable folk out there who don't post on this forum. Some of the idea's, opinions and inside knowledge seems just as valid a source of information as linking to a news article is. It seems odd to cut yourself off from a valuable information conduit.
     
  10. WebMaster

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    Well, the reason is obvious:

    -Spam
    -Unwanted advertisement

    In past, we have had issues where people would open a thread "visit my site" or "check it out." To stop that type of useless postings and to stop spamming, we were forced to have that rule. I understand that you may find valuable information other boards, but such rule shouldn't stop you from posting information just because it was posted on some board. You can always post that info and still list the source like this:

    Info/source: janes forum instead of http://www.janes.com/forums/ or http://www.janes.com/forums/showthread.php... point is, if you decide to post some information and you are gladly welcomed to do so, just make sure it's not a hyperlink but do list the source.

    I hope that is fair enough?

    Enjoy!
     
  11. Supe

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    I have no problems with any measures taken to maintain and encourage forum quality. It gets tiring filtering out the muck on some of the other forums. I asked because I wasn't sure if one of my own posts wasn't in violation of that forum rule in which I link to an external forum thread.

    Cheers. :)
     
  12. WebMaster

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    I saw that thread and decided to leave it alone. As you can see, often times we decide on thread to thread basis. You just know when a thread is a spam and when it is intended as a source of information and to stimulate more discussion on the forum. OTOH, it would help if full article was posted and source listed. :)

    Thanks!