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    Posted: 08 Dec 2011 at 18:24

Rules and guidelines for using the Gallipoli Association Forum
The Gallipoli Association Forum is owned and operated by The Gallipoli Association.


Membership

The owners of the Gallipoli Association Forum reserve the right not to accept registrations of new members.

 

Gallipoli Association Forum Members Area.

Only Gallipoli Association Members have access to this area of the forum. It is designed in this manner to allow for an interchange between Gallipoli Association members.

Applicability
Your use of the Gallipoli Association Forum is subject to the rules and guidelines shown on this page. By using the Gallipoli Association Forum in any way you signify explicit agreement to all of the statements contained herein. These rules and guidelines apply to the titles and body of your posts, to your signature and to private messages and emails sent from the forum. Failure to adhere to the rules may result in your posts being modified, moved or deleted. Continued failure to respect the rules may lead to your account being suspended or a ban being placed on your continued use of the forum.

Respect for your fellow member
You will not use profane language.
You will not post messages that are in any way racist, sexist, abusive or obscene.
You will not incite or be aggressive in tone.
You will respect the right of others to express their opinion.
You will not post irrelevant text designed to disrupt discussion.
You will not make any statements that could be construed as defamatory of an individual, group or business.
Threats or any form of harassment against another member will be taken seriously. The forum owners will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies in the event of an action.

Respect for Forum moderators
All moderators have an absolute right to delete, move, edit or otherwise change any post added to this forum as necessary in order to maintain flow, ensure adherence to these rules
and maintain the positive spirit of the discussion. If you don't agree with a decision you may discuss it with the moderator who made the judgment in private, but you are not entitled to a "hearing" or even a necessarily to a response. The rules outlined on this page will be used as moderation guidelines. Remember that the discussion forum is moderated by people who have volunteered to put themselves in the position of making difficult judgment calls. Following these guidelines/rules makes their life easier and everyone's experience visiting the Gallipoli association better.

Respect for copyright
You will not post material that may be copyright, where publication rights are owned by others. You own copyright to posts that you make on this forum. The owners of this Forum retain copyright in the overall compilation of the forum and has an implicit licence to use your message as part of the forum by virtue of that implicit licence. Specifically, the design of this forum including but not limited to domains, URL's, titles, logos and other images, category descriptions, html skins and other features is the property of the owners of the Gallipoli Association.

In line with the above rules all Forum members are requested to post a url to any site where they may have acquired information from. This allows other members to carry out further research and fully attributes the information gathered to the person and location from which it was gathered.

Copyright restrictions of Medal Index Cards, Service Records etc
Members of the Gallipoli Association Forum MAY post images of MIC's/service records etc on the Gallipoli Association Forum provided they have downloaded these themselves from Ancestry or similar sites, or have obtained them from, for example, the NA, and they relate to a specific research project being undertaken by the Gallipoli Association member in question.

Members MAY NOT use the Gallipoli Association Forum to display any images of MIC's, service records etc downloaded from Ancestry or any similar genealogy sites on behalf of a third party. Members who are NOT subscribers to Ancestry and similar sites, MAY NOT use the Gallipoli Association Forum as a platform to ask parties to download data on their behalf.

The above rules are applied as the Gallipoli Association have a legal responsibility to ensure that we do not breach any Terms & Conditions laid down by genealogy sites relating to the publishing of images for third parties.


Advertising
It is the intention of the Gallipoli Association to keep the Forum as free of advertising as possible. Our intention will always been to remove overt promotion of companies and major businesses attempting to use the Gallipoli Association Forum as a free promotion vehicle.  It is not the intention of the Gallipoli Association to hamper the activities of individuals in their research work.

 

This rule will be interpreted sympathetically, and only links to major commercial operations will be automatically banned. Any links to sites run by individual members offering their own books, research or other WW1-related activities will be allowed unless, in the view of the moderators, they appear to constitute a major business, or push acceptable bounds of behaviour.

We are also aware of occasional advertising by proxy, i.e. where a member appears to make unnecessarily repetitive mentions of a commercial service. Again, we reserve the right to amend such posts accordingly.

If anyone is unsure about commercial links in signatures, please contact us. The Team will discuss your queries and advise accordingly.

Advertising Of Personal Publications
In common with the membership, the Trustees are keen to know of new publications relating to the Gallipoli campaign, and we welcome news of new books etc, particularly those written by our members. It is an important part of our information exchange to learn of the availabilty of new publications, both for pleasure, and to expand research.

In relation to this subject, the one rule we will make is that:

Only ONE image of the cover of a book or media (DVD etc) may be posted on the main discussion board, in addition to one in the Classified Section (if the author chooses to place a notice there).

Otherwise, we reserve the right to edit overt advertising i.e. excessive mentions, links, multiple threads etc etc. In other words, please play fair, make use of the Forum, but do not abuse the Forum’s hospitality.

Where applicable, we ask authors to acknowledge the assistance of individual members , and the Gallipoli Association itself in their works. Inclusion of our URL
http://www.gallipoli-association.org/forum/default.asp would also be appreciated. After all, we can assist in the creation of even more good books if this is done.

Subject matter
This forum is specifically designed to discuss matters relating to the Gallipoli/Dardanelles Campaign of the Great War. Clearly, on occasion, discussion necessarily drifts into related areas and this is permissible. Discussions and posts on modern-day politics or religion will not be tolerated in any area of the forum. Always post in the appropriate area for your topic and don't post similar messages in multiple areas. Messages posted that are irrelevant to the discussion and designed to distract or disrupt will be deleted without warning.

 
Any Forum member who posts SPAM or links to Pornographic or other such sites will automatically be deleted from the Forum membership and their email blocked. NO notification will be given.

Registration and personae
Multiple registration - that is, having more than one live membership - by an individual is not recommended. If second and subsequent registrations are detected the moderators may take action to close, suspend or otherwise render all but one registration inactive. Repeated attempts to register extra memberships, or the use of one membership to discuss in any way another existing membership opened by the same individual, will, once detected, lead to immediate closure of all membership accounts on the grounds of bringing the Forum into disrepute.
 
Registrations for membership of the Gallipoli Association Forum will only be accepted once a valid email address is shown by the applicant. Any registration without a valid email address MAY be deleted by the Forum Administrators.

Suspension or termination of membership
In the case where these rules are violated, your membership of the Forum may be terminated and access blocked; alternatively a members posts may be made subject to moderator sight before they appear in the forum. Should any of these actions become necessary, the member may be advised by email. Repeated transgression will result in your account being banned and your ISP being informed.

Member's legal responsibilities
The member is held responsible for what they write in the Forum, regardless of whether it is a post in a forum, on their signature or profile or in an email or message that is sent by the forum. The member specifically agrees by use of the forum to indemnify and hold harmless the administrators, moderators and owners of this forum against any form of action. The forum owners and moderators do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message and are not responsible for the contents of any message. All members have accepted these terms on registering to join the forum and explicitly agree to these terms on their continued use of the Forum
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What to do if you see another member breaking these rules
Please report any messages violating these rules to the moderators. There is a link to do this alongside each message as you view them.

Changes to these rules
The owners and operators of the Gallipoli association reserve the right to modify these rules at any time and without notice or announcement. Members continued use of the Forum is in explicit acceptance of the current version of the rules in force at the time of posting to the Forum.

Release notes
Rules version/release date: V1, 08 December 2011.
Amended: 14/12/11 (Amendments refer to the posting of Spam or Prnographic links)


Edited by Mal Murray - 14 Dec 2011 at 17:37
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