Forum Terms of Use - Updated 11/05/07

The Watering Hole is intended for travellers who wish to meet, greet and help each other before, during and after their travels. It is not intended as a medium for any other purpose. Any post not adhering to the Forum's Terms of Use may be edited, moved or deleted by moderators.

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Forum Terms of Use - Updated 11/05/07

Postby admin » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:51 pm

Our forums are designed for travellers to meet, greet and help each other before, during and after their travels. These "Terms of Use" outline the responsibilities of community members.

1. Forum and Private Messaging Rules
  • Choose the appropriate category for your post.
  • Be respectful of others. This applies to everyone, regardless of forum rank. Flaming, trolling or any other form of abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Please refrain from becoming a 'back seat moderator'. If you see a problem contravening a forum rule please bring it to the attention of a Moderator.
  • Respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline () image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.
  • Administrators and moderators reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time.
  • Posts containing, or linking to, any of the following will be removed and the account holder warned (or banned):
    • profanity, pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc.
    • content which contains a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may harm the reputation of G.A.P Adventures.
    • any copywritten material for which they do not have permission to share.
    • threats to other members or anyone in general.
    • providing advice or posting messages which can be construed to be illegal or promote breaking laws.
    • Unsolicited commercial website promotions, and other "spam" messages.
    • Messages containing unauthorized, personal information about other forum users and/or G.A.P Adventures staff.
2. Post-Trip Feedback
  • Post-Trip evaluations can be submitted to our Operations department here. If you have general comments or suggestions please use The Suggestion Box forum.
3. Posting print or web articles
  • As stated above no member will post, upload, or otherwise make available any material protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right. Users will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. Newspapers, magazines and other online news articles are permitted under the following circumstances:
    • Quotes are a maximum of 3 paragraphs in length.
    • The author is credited and a link to the source article is provided.
4. Signatures
  • Signatures were enabled May 15/07. Please do not include images or links to commercial websites in your signature.
5. Avatars
  • Users are permitted to link to a picture for use as an avatar but they are subject to the same rules in regards to decency as applied to forum posts. Avatars must be 100 pixels square (or less), 20KB in size (or less) and have consistently high availability (i.e. links to slow or unreliable servers may be removed).
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