Forum Guidelines

  • 11 Mar 2015 3:31 PM
    Message # 3247881
    Misty Lee (Administrator)

    1. To post in the COBKA Discussion Forums, you must be 18 years or older, or under the supervision of your parent or legal guardian.

    2. Forum courtesy:  Please treat COBKA volunteers, fellow community members, and guests in these forums with courtesy and respect. Whether a community member has one post or 5,000 posts, everyone should be treated respectfully. 

    3.  Foul language and obscene images will not be tolerated. This site is family-friendly.  All forum posts must conform to a family-friendly standard and contributors must act accordingly. It is not appropriate to replace characters in a profane word to elude the built-in censoring filter, or forum moderation.

    4. Personal attacks and inflammatory or antagonistic behavior will not be tolerated. If you want to post criticism, please do so constructively. Generalized, vicious or veiled attacks on a person or idea will not be tolerated.

    5. Keep on topic: Responses to a particular thread should stay on-topic and pertain to the discussion. Users should use the New Topic button to start a new discussion which would otherwise be off-topic in the current thread. Threads that veer off topic may be redirected, closed or moderated by a moderator.  Deliberate disruption or derailing of topics is not appropriate. However, our moderators allow for natural progressions of topics.

    6. Spam: Posting the same message, or an unsolicited commercial message, to one or many topics or boards is considered spamming and may result in a restriction on future forum posting privileges. Duplicate messages may be deleted or consolidated by our moderators. Please do your best to post new topics to the appropriate forum board. Moderators can take action when a thread should be moved to a more appropriate section.

    7.  Commerciality and postings with a larger agenda: It is COBKA's desire to maintain forums for the purpose of promoting the beekeeping of COBKA members. We intend to limit forum discussions that promote commercial, social, political or charitable agendas as well as those which do not reasonably relate to the activity of beekeeping.

    Threads or posts perceived to have been made with the intent of promoting any of the above agendas will not be permitted. Please note that our Volunteer Forum Moderators are authorized to exercise their discretion in providing some reasonable latitude for forum discussion postings relating to local events and issues in local discussion forums. Notwithstanding the above, COBKA reserves the right to include or permit the inclusion of limited commercial content in this forum, at its sole discretion.

    8. Personal classified advertising is permitted in the 'COBKA Garage Sale' forum. Please note that COBKA is not involved in any related transactions and assumes no liability for any issues relating from such transactions or related discussions.

    9. Any messages you post in these discussion forums will remain available to the public for as long as this discussion forum is online; please post carefully and with due consideration to the content of your post. An exception is if the post does not meet forum guidelines and is moderated. Moderated posts may be removed or edited by moderators or COBKA. In the unlikely event that we do edit your post and you do not like the changes, we can delete the message at your request.

    10. Abuse of this forum will not be tolerated.

    Last modified: 31 Jul 2017 8:44 PM | Misty Lee (Administrator)
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