The Forum for Australian Rocketry is intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for the Australian Rocketry community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, all users should read and follow these conditions. By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms. This memorandum has been created to provide you with information about what you can expect here, what is expected of you, and to answer some questions you may have in your use of the Forum for Australian Rocketry.
RULES OF CONDUCT
1. Signature graphics are permitted, but must follow these guidelines:
Signature graphics that may only contain your username, club logo, club or personal slogan or other text that is directly related to your Forum for Australian Rocketry account, or content directly related to AUstralian Rocketry. All content must be in good taste.
The size limits for signature graphics are as follows:
Maximum height: 120 pixels
Maximum width: 400 pixels
Maximum file size: 50 kbytes
Only one image is allowed to be used in the signature.
2. Be respectful of others at all times.
The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting.
3. Ranting is prohibited
A rant is a post which is long-winded, redundant and filled with angry, non-constructive comments. A free exchange of ideas is essential to building a strong sense of community and helpful in the development of Australian Rocketry, but rants are disruptive and incite flaming and trolling. Please post your thoughts in a concise, clear manner and avoid going off on rambling tangents.
4. Personal attacks are prohibited.
Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated. Members are cautioned to avoid allowing an "in character" dispute become an "out of character" personal attack. The Forum for Australian Rocketry is designed for communication in regards to matters relating to Rocketry and to help grow Rocketry in Australia.
5. Trolling is prohibited.
Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.
6. No posting of personal information
Please respect the privacy of other members and do not give out information such as phone numbers and addresses.
7. Private communication between other forum members, moderators and administrators of the forum and the forum member is not to be made public on these forums or by any other venue.
You are not permitted to publicize any private correspondence (including petitions) received from any of the aforementioned.
8. Warnings and bans are not to be discussed on the forum.
Such matters shall remain private between the Administrators and the member. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. If you have questions regarding a post or thread, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Immediate banning from the forum can result from any of the following:
The posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.
10. Spamming and bumping are prohibited.
Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same text again and again or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.
11. Redundant threads will be deleted.
As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established. If so, place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forum needlessly and many good ideas may be lost. Keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.
12. Impersonating another forum member, moderator, or administrator is strictly prohibited.
You are expressly forbidden from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, on the forum even in jest. This may be grounds for permanent loss of your Forum for Australian Rocketry account.
13."Newbie" bashing will not be tolerated.
New forum members are encouraged to use the Forum. Regular forum users are encouraged to be helpful and courteous in their responses. All flames will be automatically deleted and the poster may be warned or permanently banned from future forum use.
14. Avoid using profanity.
Although all attempts to eliminate profanity is taken, It is the members responsibility to avoid using profanity. Excess use of profanity and/or using other methods to portray profanity will not be tolerated.
15. Discussion about Experimental Rocketry
Discussion about making your own chemical products, motors, igniters or anything else relating to experimental compositions etc. maybe prohibited. Experimental Rocketry may also be described as Research Rocketry. Some forms of Research Rocketry discussion will be permitted however anything considered to be illegal by any means will not be tolerated.
16. Post constructively.
Negative feedback can be very useful, provided that it is presented in a constructive, civil and factual manner. Tell us what you don't like and why and how you feel it could be improved. Posts that are insulting and rude may be deleted, no matter how valid the ideas behind them may be.
17. Disputes which cannot be resolved between forum users and moderators may be arbitrated by the forum administrators.
To discuss problems or concerns, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
18. Your User Submissions and Conduct.
A. As an Australian Rocketry Forum account holder you may submit content including but not limited to videos, text, images. You understand that whether or not such user submissions are published, Australian Rocketry Forum does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any user submissions.
B. You shall be solely responsible for your own user submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with user submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Australian Rocketry Forum to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all user submissions to enable inclusion and use of the user submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service.
C. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to Australian Rocketry Forum, you hereby grant Australian Rocketry Forum a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Australian Rocketry Forum Website and Australian Rocketry Forum's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Australian Rocketry Forum Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Australian Rocketry Forum Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in user submissions terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your user submissions from the Australian Rocketry Forum Service. You understand and agree, however, that Australian Rocketry Forum may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable.
D. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Australian Rocketry Forum all of the license rights granted herein.
E. You further agree that you will not, in connection with User Submissions, submit material that is contrary to the Australian Rocketry Forum Rules, found at viewtopic.php?t=21, which may be updated from time to time, or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
F. Australian Rocketry Forum does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Australian Rocketry Forum expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Australian Rocketry Forum does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and Australian Rocketry Forum will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. Australian Rocketry Forum reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.
In order to maintain a sense of community and good order, all users are required to read and follow these conditions.
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