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    NOTE!: The Registration process for joining the Beesource Beekeeping Community involves verifying your email account by sending you an email from admin@beesource.com. If you use ANTI-SPAM software or services, you may need to "whitelist" our official email address of admin@beesource.com, or the entire domain of Beesource.com in order to complete the registration process. Failure to do so my slow down or prevent you from successfully completing the registration process.

    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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums 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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums, 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 Report Post icon or 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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums 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 the owner of Beesource Beekeeping Forums will not be held responsible for the content of any message.

    You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use the Beesource Beekeeping Forums 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 will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. We can disagree and debate a subject, which is fine. No one on this forum is in a position where they can't be questioned or disagreed with in a civil manner. You'll find no "know-it-all's" here.

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

    Double posting/Cross posting. Don't do it.

    Ignore List. Members have the ability to ignore (not see) other member's posts. If you choose to utilize this feature, keep it to yourself. Do not publicize that you have xxxx member on your ignore list.

    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. You agree to abide by the forum rules even in your Private Messages. We will revoke your PM privilege if another member complains about receiving improper messages from you.

    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. Do not use language that is lewd, vulgar, coarse, off-color, crass, derogatory, or obscene. Respect the sites desire to not have any form of suggestive language used in its 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.

    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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums. Excessive posting of links to your personal website within the body of your posts is not allowed. You may include a link to your website in your signature. Any posted link to content outside of Beesource must meet the standard set forth in the forum rules.

    Signatures. In the interest of maintaining a civil and productive forum, signatures cannot be critical or derogatory towards any person or group of persons based on ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Refrain from using political and/or religious remarks.

    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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums community standards or compete with the Forum itself. The Beesource Beekeeping Forums 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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums 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.

    Special Offers/Promotions. Do not post messages either asking for, or providing, special offers and/or promotion codes from suppliers unless you are a supplier/vendor and it's done in the For Sale forum or Vendor forums. This site is supported by paying vendors and I do not care to give free advertising to outside vendors.

    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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums 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. There are restrictions on the file size of attachments. If you can't get an attachment to upload, check to make sure your file size is not larger than 195 kB for .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .txt, .xls, .xlsx. There is a maximum width and height of 800x800 pixels for .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png.

    Chat room. The forum rules apply equally to the chat room. It should also be known 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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums 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.
    Last edited by Barry; 11-30-2014 at 01:16 PM.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Forum Rules

    Latest Update in red:

    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 Beesource Beekeeping Forums. Excessive posting of links to your personal website within the body of your posts is not allowed. You may include a link to your website in your signature. Any posted link to content outside of Beesource must meet the standard set forth in the forum rules.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Forum Rules

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    Special Offers/Promotions. Do not post messages either asking for, or providing, special offers and/or promotion codes from suppliers unless you are a supplier/vendor and it's done in the For Sale forum or Vendor forums. This site is supported by paying vendors and I do not care to give free advertising to outside vendors.
    Regards, Barry

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