Beesource Beekeeping Forums Rules

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Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below and hold all members accountable to these rules in their activity on the forum. If you agree to the terms, please check the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Register' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.

The [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] purpose is focused primarily on beekeeping and its related topics. While our intention is to give to all members as much latitude and freedom in their postings, we expect all posted material to stay within the related topics of each forum and thread.

Considering the real-time nature of the [ARG:2 UNDEFINED], it is impossible for us to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that while we do monitor the contents of messages, we are not responsible for, any or all messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of BeeSource or any entity associated with BeeSource.com. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email (admin@beesource.com). We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

Although the administrators and moderators of [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of [ARG:2 UNDEFINED], nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use the [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree to be civil and "observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy." You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by BeeSource.com.

Be civil. Personal attacks are never okay. We can disagree and debate a subject, which is fine. You'll find no "know-it-all's" here. No one on this forum is in a position where they can't be questioned or disagreed with in a civil manner.

Quoting. Don't quote back entire messages in your reply. While this board allows you to "quote" (i.e. include) messages when you reply to them, very rarely do you ever need to quote the entire message from a previous post. Simply quote the relevant portion and cut out the rest. Never include images in your quote

"Me too", "I agree". Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.

Private Messages. Do not post messages that instruct other members to check their Private Messages or inform them that a PM was sent. If you need to communicate with another member about their PM's, PM them or send them an email. Private Messages are private and cannot be accessed by the administrators. However, as with any other communication, the recipient is under no obligation to keep the message private and may share its content with any other person or with the moderators on this forum. If any member receives a Private Message that seems offensive or inappropriate, the member may, at the member's option, report the message to a moderator.

Sarcasm & humor. Avoid sarcasm and be careful with humor. You are communicating entirely by your words. You don't have the benefit of facial expression, body language, or tone of voice to let somebody know you're "only kidding" when you make a sarcastic remark. Members of this board will appreciate well-written, humorous pieces or responses, but be sure your writing will be interpreted that way.

Language/Profanity. It is not acceptable to infer the use of a profane word by an acronym or using **** or $^@*!. By the use of such characters it's being acknowledged by the user that the word implied isn't acceptable. Respect the sites desire to not have any form of profanity used in it's forums.

Jokes. A warning about posting jokes. How do you know if a joke is appropriate or not? If you wouldn't tell the joke to your 12 year old son or daughter, or tell it to a gathering at church, don't post it here. The moderators have the final say about a jokes appropriateness and will edit or delete as needed, followed by a PM to the poster.

Posting links. Do not post links to your website in the Welcome Forum. The goal is to welcome new members and help get them acquainted with the [ARG:2 UNDEFINED]. Excessive posting of links to your personal website within the body of your posts is not allowed.

Links in signatures must follow these guidelines

  • Linking to a commercial product/service is fine, provided it is not a product or service that competes with a product or service offered by Beesource.com.
  • Promotional text for a commercial product or service is ok, provided there are no price(s) of product(s) or service(s) listed.
  • A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] community standards. The [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
  • Duplicate links to the same URL in a signature are not allowed.
  • All signatures must be made in English

Unique forum rules. Be aware that some of the forums have their own unique posting rules in addition to these. These rules are posted in the individual forum in the form of a "stuck" thread, located at the top.

User Name changes. We do not change User Names. At registration it was made clear that your User Name should be chosen carefully as it will not be changed at any time.

Discussing moderation. Concerns, constructive criticism and questions of clarification regarding the User Agreement or moderator and administrator actions are best addressed directly to the moderator or administrator by private message or personal e-mail. Do not post on the board to debate, criticize, argue or challenge the [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] User Agreement, the moderators, administrators, or their actions. You agree to abide by the wishes of the board moderators in interpreting and enforcing these rules. Refusal to cooperate with board moderators or to abide by these rules is grounds for revocation of your posting privileges.

Advertising. You may advertise a beekeeping related product or service in the For Sale Forum only. Chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are not permitted on the [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] and will be deleted. We will notify the Internet service provider of any party posting objectionable messages. If you would like to purchase advertising on Beesource.com, see the link at the bottom of the home page titled "Advertise with us".

Attachments/Images. Attachments are allowed and are to be use primarily for text. You may not use the attachment feature to post images unless it is an image of an illustration. Guidelines for posting photos are available in the Rules & Announcements Forum.

Chat room. The forum rules apply equally to the chat room. It should also be know by all, that every discussion in our chat rooms are recorded and reviewed by the moderators every day. All rooms and private chat discussions are included in those scripts. Moderators in the chat room have the ability of overseeing any and all rooms without appearing to anyone logged into the rooms. Everyone should always assume that moderators are present anytime the chat rooms are in use.

We at the [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] reserve the right to edit, delete, or move any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless BeeSource.com (the operator of this BB), with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We at BeeSource.com also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

By posting on this board you grant BeeSource.com, a nonexclusive irrevocable right to reuse your posting in any manner it sees fit without notice or compensation to you. One last thing. This message board allows us to selectively ban individual users, and to delete all postings by a particular screen name in a single operation. We hope not to have to implement this right.