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Forum Rules & Terms of Service

Postby paul_s » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:00 am

Welcome to FGR Fans Forum!!

This forum is for discussion about Forest Green Rovers Football Club

Posting on the forum requires registration. Registration & continued use of the forum requires agreement to the rules & terms of service detailed below.

Forum Members are asked to respect that the forum is accessed by people of all ages and is designed to reflect the views of all connected with the club.

Before you post think about the kind of forum you want; each post has an effect on the overall feel and style of the forum. In order to maintain the intended purpose of the forum, and to ensure it continues to be pleasant & welcoming place to be, a number of rules have been drawn up. By using this site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

We will use reasonable endeavours to moderate this site. Our moderators will use their own discretion in enforcing the Terms of Use. They will use the 'Referee' account for communication about moderating issues. The Moderation team will vary over time and will be anonymous. Moderators will confer about serious issues. Please respect the moderators' decisions even if you don't agree with them. Depending upon the nature of any infraction, you may be given a warning, account suspension and/or be permanently banned. We will endeavour to explain our decisions where possible, however we reserve the right to take any of these steps without notice and/or without any explanation. Please do not create or hijack threads to object to or discuss moderating decisions. These threads will be locked or deleted and repeatedly doing so will be treated as an infraction.

You must not supply false information on your profile or during sign-up; you accept that the moderators reserve the right to verify your identity before approving your account, or at any point afterwards.

Do not allow your account to be used by anyone else. Posts made from your account are your responsibility.

Multiple accounts will not be allowed unless by prior arrangement with the Moderators, any member found to have more than one account will be suspended. Suspended or banned members found creating additional accounts will be banned immediately.

We expect posters to respect fellow members of the forum and not to flame fellow members; post any inflammatory messages on the forum; attempt to disrupt discussions to upset its members; or post content that is vulgar, obscene or profane. There is a swear filter on the forum and posts with excessive or unnecessary swearing will be deleted.

Personal attacks will not be tolerated. It is acceptable to suggest that, in your opinion, the club might fare better if a certain role was filled by someone else but it's not acceptable to demand the sacking of an individual. That's just nasty. Your comment will be removed and you may be banned from the forum.

If you are persistently negative about the club on the forum, or are commonly causing a nuisance to the volunteer moderators by stirring up trouble - you may be banned. There are other places for this kind of activity that are not officially supported by the club. Criticism, negative observations and feedback are all welcome on the forum - but please do it with respect.

You are not authorised to use the image of any of the players or employees of the club on this forum without prior permission. We will remove such images without consultation. Persistent failure to comply will result in a ban.

Your contributions to our site must comply the spirit and the letter the following standards:

  • Your contributions must be accurate and genuinely held and they must comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Your contributions must not:
  • contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  • contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  • promote sexually explicit material;
  • promote violence;
  • promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy;
  • be used to impersonate any person or misrepresent your identity; or
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.
  • advertise or promote a business that has not been officially authorised by the club.

Please check that the subject you wish to start a thread about is not already being talked about in another thread, threads that are deemed by the moderators to be 'duplicates' will be deleted, merged or locked

Please make sure subject lines describe what the post is about rather than just using one word or misleading titles. Moderators will change misleading thread titles.

Any thread deemed not to be suitable for the forum will be deleted, locked or moved. If you find your thread or post locked or deleted you may contact the moderators 'Referee' account if you wish to know why.

You must not knowingly introduce into our site any viruses or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site or the server on which our site is stored.

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) and we will decide in each case what steps to take (if any) in the light of those risks.

The use of our site by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use this site that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof.

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.

That's all the legal stuff sorted. To finish - here's something taken from another football forum that we couldn't have written better.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, please remember that this messageboard is the online 'face' of Forest Green Rovers supporters. It is an open forum that anyone, FGR fan or not, can access. If the messageboard is good, moderate and has a high level of debate with good English, it reflects well on our club. If, on the other hand, the board is filled with petty arguments, it reflects badly on our club. We all want the best for our football club. Rights come with responsibilities - please make your lives and our jobs easier and the image of our club positive by acting responsibly.
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