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Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by Wunderlust, Jun 17, 2009.

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  1. Wunderlust

    Wunderlust Active Member Admin

    Jul 9, 2007
    Hi All,
    I would like to take this opportunity to remind all members of the forum rules (new and old members alike!).

    We've seen a number of members over the last few months using the forum in what I believe to be an improper manner, often with a confrontational approach.

    As a community we have a great opportunity to share all aspects of the experience of fishing and related activities.

    The rules should be common sense however I would urge you to familiarise yourself with them to ensure you do not get penalised.

    Forum Rules
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    Business Members
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    2. Signatures are a great way of promoting your online business and we encourage their use on the board and within profiles. However, please keep signatures to a maximum of two lines.
    3. Service providers using this function purely to promote their own wares without adding value to the community are likely to be removed and/or edited. Please seek prior permission from the administrator prior to advertising your service (See point 1 above).
    4. Service providers are prohibited from starting threads primarily to promote their business, product or service. Examples of which may include (but not limited to) vacant rental properties, new products etc. Pleasecontact the administrator to seek permission.
    Breaking the rules
    Administrators and Moderators will give infractions to members who break the rules, an individual occurrence or continuous breaches of the rules will affect your posting rights and severe repeat offenders may be banned from the site.
    kev209, Old fisho and Joseph like this.
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