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Administration
These rules will be administered by the DavesBJJ Administration team to reflect the requirements for a happy and fun environment. DavesBJJ Administration team reserve the right to change, alter or allow concessions to these rules to include, but not be limited to, any concession to the rules they see fit.

This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities for the users of this web site. Please read it and become familiar with it, it's terms are retroactive.
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General
These rules are general rules that apply to all of the Public forums, however some of these rules may not apply or be enforced as strongly in some of the Private forums.

If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Administration Team via PM or by using the 'Report Post' function.

Please remember this is a public board and can be viewed by any member of the public, so always post with respect to the users of board, the administation of the board and the general public.

If you have any questions with regard to the rules feel free to post in the Help Forum or send Admin a Private Message.

Please read the Knowledge Base for furthur information on aspects/functions of the Forum/Gallery.
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Main Rules
Forum Rules
1. Members should read the forum descriptions and ensure that any post is made to the relevant forum. Members who consistently post to the incorrect forum may be given a warning. (Read below Policing)

2. Members when posting should always post in a manner that is respectful of other users. Abusing other Members, users, moderators or other people will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

3. Users at all times should post in a manner that is respectful of other styles of martial arts. Discussion is permitted on the advantage/disadvantage of technique/style provided it is conducted in a respectful manner. Not acceptable are statements such as - My Style A is better than style B - etc.

4. Members should remember this board is aimed at the general public. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning in the case of any minor infringements and may result in a permanent ban if the case warrants such action.

5. Users are at all times to show respect for the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed.

6. Users are to respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of image, video or file data on other sites to which the user has not received permission to link to may result in the image being removed and the member receiving a warning.

7. Users should post in such a way, that is consistant with 'normal writing'. Users shouldn't excessively use emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. in any one post. Similarly users should not SHOUT (BOLD text) or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.

8. An appropriate, descriptive title should be used when posting a new topic. Do not use titles such as 'Help' or 'I am Stuck'. Topics found to have an inappropriate title may be edited or removed altogether. Users who consistently fail to give an appropriate title will be warned.

9.Users should use the test forum for testing any aspect of posting / forum usage. Such usage may include checking signatures, checking links, checking images etc. All other forum rules still apply.

10. Users are not to promote commercial sites. The exception to this is if it helps another user find a product/service that they are looking for. Commercial sites may be promoted from within DavesBJJ site but not from the forum (exception- refer to the signatures section). Personal sites can be promoted provided that the site does not violate any of the forum rules. I.e. If you can't post about porn you can't promote a personal porn site.

12. In all cases the moderators, support and other teams determine what is to be considered as violating the rules of this site. The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as infinging the rules is the sole responsibility of the Adminstration team, although members are encouraged to use the 'Post Report' function if they feel a rule may have been infringed.

13. Arguing with the moderators, support or other teams will not be tolerated and may result in a warning.

14. All forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.

15. Users when starting new topics should not ask non related multiple questions. A new topic should be started for each unrelated question.

16. Users when posting replies should try to stay on topic. If a topic raises another question then start a new topic.

Members who contravene these rules may recieve warnings, or may have certain privilages (such as uploading /downloading, posting) removed for a limited time or may be banned from the forum for a limited time or permanently if the case requires such action.
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Email
Emails may on occasion be sent to Member's registered email addresses to inform them of any news or issues regarding the forum. The forum also sends emails to inform members of such things as new private messages recieved (if this option is selected).
If a Member's email address is no longer valid, the email will bounce and the member will be required to update their email address on their next visit.
If emails sent to a member's address bounce 3 times in a row, then the member's account may be deleted or the member may have privilages removed until a valid email address is supplied, so members should ensure that their email address is kept up to date at all times.
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Spamming
Please do not spam our forums.
Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance.
This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, referral links, etc.
Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed.
Our Moderators are able to ban users that are spamming too much
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Private Messages
The forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging.
Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revokation of private messaging.
You can choose to be notified or not of Private Messages by email.
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Images
The maximum size of images should not exceed 460 pixels in width.
Members who post oversized images that stretch the forum may be asked to resize and edit their posts accordingly
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Signatures
1. Signatures are to be text only and up to a maximum of 5 lines (one line is considered to be the amount of text that can be displayed in a browser opened at 800 pixel width). No images are permitted in the signature.

2. Text sizes should be between 8 and 12 (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect to decency, warez, emoticons, etc.

3. A maximum of 2 links are permitted in signatures. Links may be made to personal and/or commercial sites provided that the site does not breach any of this forum's rules and the site doesn't contain any links to offensive sites.
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Avatars
1. Users are permitted to link to an avatar of their own (subject to the forum rules).

2. The maximum size permitted for avatars is 110 x 110 pixels and is to be no larger than 8kb in filesize.

3. Animation of the avatar is permitted.

4. Links to avatars that take more than a couple of seconds to load may be removed.

5. Avatars, which attempt to portray the user as having some official status on the board or a posting rank higher than what the user is will be removed and a warning may be given.

6. Avatars from this site are not to be hot linked to any other sites under any circumstances.

7. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect to decency, etc.

Users abusing these rules may be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.
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Usernames
1. Usernames may not be such that the username suggests any official status at the forum.

2. Usernames may not exceed 25 characters.

3. Usernames are subject to the forum rules and as such should not contain words which contravene the rules.

4. Members should be respectful of other Member's usernames. Making fun or abusing other Member's usernames may lead to a warning.
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Sound Files
Sound files are permitted to be used in topics provided only if they contain a controller.

Under no circumstances are sound files permitted in Signatures.
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Policing
Policing
1. This board operates a three-strike policy. If a user receives the maximum of 3 warnings in any 3 month period, a fourth offence in the same period will result a temporary ban ranging from 1 to 30 days.

2. Arguing with the Moderators or the Administrator over being given a warning will lead to further warnings. If this should cause the user to exceed 3 warnings then a temporary ban will be put in place as above.

3. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned user name, changing IP addesses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account to evade an email ban.

4. Users who contact Moderators or the Administrator (via any method) and post indecent, offensive, vulgar material or conduct any type of personal attack will be permanently banned from the forum.

5. Permanent bans are always a last resort and a lot of thought is given before taking this step.
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The Gallery
Information
DavesBJJ website includes a gallery, joining the forum automatically creates an account with the gallery which allows members to post images/video in the public galleries and their own personal gallery.
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Rules
Where applicable the forum rules also apply to the gallery.

1. Only Martial Art or Martial Related images/video may be posted in the public galleries. Any type of image/video that complies to the rules may be posted in the member's personal gallery.
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