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Board-wide Policies

These are the rules, conditions and code of conduct of using the forum www.hubbellbubbell.co.uk

1. Forum rules

1. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting.

2. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing members in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

3. Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". 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 Moderator Team . Only do this if a moderator team member has not replied within 6 hours. Do not respond to such topics yourself.

4. Members need to remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic, offensive language or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

5. Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc.

6. Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts.

7. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, etc. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed.

8. Members are asked to not disclose to any 3rd party, board, or list any vulnerabilities in HB before first notifying the administrators.

9. The moderating and administration teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.

10. The above 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.

11. Members should note this software and board are maintained on a voluntary basis. No team member receives payment of any kind for time spent here. Users should therefore not post demanding support, bug fixes, etc. Users who disrespect the work of team members will be warned.

12. Forums The Cauldron, The Witches Brew, Hubbell Show Chat and Toil and Trouble and priviledged areas, topics discussed in these forums are private and therefore we would ask members not to discuss them outside of HB.

1 3. Member's account details and passwords are prohibited from being given to others to access the board in anyway.

14. A membership fee of £15 is required by members of HB to be able to access The Cauldron, The Witches Brew, Hubbell Show Chat and Toil and Trouble, in addition to this access, other priviledges are also offered to contrinuting members, however this does not mean that paying members are above the forum rules and policies and will be policed in the same manner as all other members and if in extreme cases where paying members are banned a refund will not be given.

2. Signatures

1. Signatures may contain up to five lines of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60px high , 468px wide and 6kB (6000 Bytes) in size . Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text. Signatures containing an image of 30px high may include up to three lines of small size text or two lines of normal size text. Images of 15px height or less may allow up to three lines of normal size text or four lines of small size text. Animated images are not allowed.

2. Text sizes should be between 9 and 12 (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect and decency.

3. Links in signatures are permitted to a maximum of four unique pages or sites. HB Team Members are allowed additional links to aid in rendering support for HB . You may not link to porn or political, racist or other similar hate sites. Links are included in signature size limits.

4. Users abusing these rules will be warned.

3. Avatars

1. Users are permitted to link to one of their own avatars. User defined avatars are to be no larger than 200 pixels square , contain no animation, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimiking ranks or copying avatars of team members), may not exceed 6kB (6000 Bytes) in filesize and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed) decency, and so forth.

2. Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.

4. Policing

Hubbell Bubbell operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a six month period. On the third warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 3 months.

2. Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above.

3. Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact an administrator . If they feel you were treated badly they can remove a warning. Their decision is final.

4. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user.

5. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

6. Administrators reserve the right to skip the warning process to implement restricted access to privileged areas or by issuing a permanent ban.

7. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While Hubbell Bubbell may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurence. The Owners word is final in any dispute regarding warnings and/or policing of the Hubbell Bubbell board.

On logging in to Hubbell Bubbell you are agreeing to these Rules, Conditions and Code of Conduct.