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Board Guidelines

GUIDELINES

There are some things that absolutely will not be tolerated, including:

Slurs against race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
Personal swipes, attacks or insults against members or staff (who are also members)
Unbowdlerized swearing
Posting Pornography

If members come across posts that violate the above they should bring it to the attention of the forum mod through the Report function.

Clarification can be asked for, in a respectful manner, in the off-chance that a poster was not aware they were posting against any of the above.

This also will not be tolerated:

Refusal to cooperate with moderators/administrators/board owner
Harassing staff, including continually repeating oneself once an issue has been settled.

Thread boots will remain a moderator tool. In IC it will only be used as described below, where members have been booted from other threads. Mods will try to resolve a situation as quickly as possible, but sometimes may take extra time to get the decision right rather than get it out quickly. Verbal/board warnings will also remain moderator tools. They will be used at their discretion, depending on the severity of the situation. Mods and Admins also have the additional tools of forum-specific boots or boardwide bans to use at their discretion. The Board Owner or three out of four admins have final say in any action taken. Forum suspensions/boardwide bans are not negotiable.

A member will be notified via PM if they have been booted from a thread. They may then reply to that PM and discuss it with the moderator in question. Admins may be added at the discretion of the moderator or the member. Additionally, the booted member may also start a thread in IC if they wish to protest the boot. In this case, only that member and the mods/admins may post in the thread to discuss the boot. Anyone else will be immediately booted from the thread (and their post hidden). The thread will remain open for as long as it takes to discuss, but Staff will attempt to respond as quickly as possible, as it's better for us to get it right than to get it fast.

We will not allow any duplicate threads in IC about any boots, such threads will be immediately locked and appropriate action taken. Only the booted member, as described above, may start one if they wish.

Attacks on staff will not be tolerated and if anyone has a problem with moderator conduct then they are to bring those problems to the admins/board owner through PM, not on the open board.

Moderators will work to finalize their conclusions, with reservations held by the Adminstrators and Board Owner (or three out of four Administrators) as an end result.


Terms of Service
Membership on Ex Isle is governed by this document, the guidelines and other posted rules of the Board, the Guidelines of the individual forums, and the decisions of the Staff. Members are expected to be familiar with the current Guidelines, linked at the top of each page. They are mostly commonsense rules for the smooth functioning of our community, aimed at maintaining a culture of civility and friendliness.Each member is permitted to have only one account. Using or attempting to create multiple accounts is grounds for sanctions, up to permanent closure of all implicated accounts and banning of the responsible parties. To help us enforce this rule, use of proxies is not permitted, unless specifically approved by an Admin. Ask us!You are responsible for keeping your login and password private. Accounts used by other members (effectively acting as dual accounts) may be treated as duals by the staff, and immediately closed at staff discretion. This is a basic computing practice: an account is not a personal possession, it's a nontransferable privilege. Any high school or college student today knows they can lose their privileges if they yield their school account to another student or a hungry commercial startup, Every worker knows they can be fired for giving access to a Company system to someone else. That's life in the 21st century, folks (and a good chunk of the 20th). You can't share *your* access.Attempts to violate Board security policy or conduct/aid unauthorized access, threats against the board, or other actions that interfere with the smooth operation of the board are grounds for sanctions, ranging from a warning to permanent closure of all implicated accounts, banning, and/or notification of legal/government authorities.We are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for their contents.The messages express the views of their authors, not necessarily this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a post/message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We will make every reasonable effort to remove objectionable messages within a reasonable time, if we determine that removal is necessary.You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post material which is knowingly false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.It is your responsibility that your account always list an email account which you control, access, and check regularly. Any attempt to contact you at the listed address with an official message will be treated as delivery of such messages. Any option to disallow staff contact is an indication of preference, noted by, but not necessarily binding on the staff.You agree not to post copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board, except as permitted by law or copyright license.If you agree with these rules and the guidelines and wish to proceed with the registration, check the checkbox to indicate your agreement and then click the "Register" button below. To cancel this registration, simply hit the 'back' button on your browser.