theFretBoard Rules v2.0

TTonyTTony Frets: 10296
edited November 2015 in New Members

Prompted by some recent debates, and 2 years of experience since we had our first attempt at defining rules, we're refreshed and simplified our rules.


The Rules. 

This is a forum, not a courtroom. We don’t want to write rules any more than you want to read them. Help us keep the rules simple by keeping to the rules. 

  1. Don’t be a dick. This is the most important rule. Every other rule is just this one in more detail. 
  2. Don’t be nasty. That means being personally and deliberately insulting, aggressive or vindictive towards any other member or group. 
  3. You are allowed one userID. Signing up with more will result in a perma-ban. 
  4. Remember the forum is public. Don’t post anything that might get others (or yourself) in trouble if they’re browsing the site from work or a public computer. 
  5. Do not use the forum for anything illegal or libellous. We really don’t want to have to pass your details on to “authorities” that request them. But we will if they do. 
  6. If you want to talk about sex, politics, religion or other topic likely to be contentious, do it in Speaker’s Corner - that’s for members only. 
  7. If you think someone else is breaking a rule, flag it for modmin attention. But be aware that won’t always act just because something is flagged. 
  8. Pitchfork-bearing, vigilante mobs and witch-hunts don’t often help. The admin team may well suspend this rule for any confirmed instances of attempts to scam our community. 

Remember that this is just the internets. If you're getting angry, walk away for a bit. Whatever it is, it won’t be quite so important after you’ve had your bit. 

Breaches of the rules will be dealt with by the modmin team and might consist of the deletion of the offending content, moving a thread (to SC), a warning, cooler time (temporary loss of membership) or a permanent ban. Not necessarily in that order.

There are additional rules that apply to the Classifieds sections.

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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 10296
    edited May 7
    TTony said:

    There are additional rules that apply to the Classifieds sections.

    Prompted by some recent debates, and 2 years of experience since we had our first attempt at defining rules, we're refreshed and simplified our rules.

    Additional Rules for the Classifieds

    These rules apply in addition to our standard forum rules. 

    1. Before you post an ad, look at other ads. Match, or better, that standard. 
    2. You must post an asking price or ideal trades. 
    3. You should post some good quality pictures. 
    4. You should not post your address, email address or phone number. 
    5. Do not bump more frequently than every 48 hours.  
    6. Flag it if you genuinely think that an ad is dodgy or breaks the rules, don't harass the seller on the thread. Criticising prices counts as harassment  
    7. When appropriate, update the thread to include "SOLD" (or whatever is appropriate) in the title and opening post. DO NOT delete the price or any other content. 
    8. If you’re listing multiple items in the same section, do it in one thread, not one thread per item. 
    9. The Fretboard is not responsible for transactions - the buyer and seller are. Be careful and be sensible. PPG is for use between trusted parties. 
    10. Do not post items for sale that are not what they appear to be (fake, counterfeit, etc). 
    11. If you advertise on here, post the details on here. Posts that are little more than links to eBay (etc) will be deleted. 

    The Classifieds are intended for personal use. If you are a business/dealer contact me to discuss how who could get involved here. 

    Ads that breach these rules will be deleted. Posters that repeatedly breach the rules may be banned.

    [edit]

    In our view, and in the spirit of the forum, we define a dealer as anyone who uses the forum primarily (ie you don't get involved elsewhere in the forum or make any other contribution to the forum) as a platform for selling to an extent that it's unlikely the sales are of personally owned, and used, equipment.  This will be our judgement call rather than a pre-defined limit.

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