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Code of Conduct

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 04:42 AM

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User Disputes
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Pigeonbasics.com Message Forum Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.The moderaters/owners of the site cannot accept responsibility for any loss caused as a result of any reliance on the content of any post etc

Moderation
  • Moderators have the power to enforce many of the rules and guidelines set out in the forum Code of Conduct. Actions may include but are not limited to: delete/lock/move/merge topics and messages.
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Violations
Violation or infringement of any of the rules in this Code of Conduct may result in the immediate revocation, suspension or termination of the privilege to post or participate in any of the Pigeonbasics.com Message Forums. Pigeonbasics.com reserves the right to vary the severity and suddenness of the penalty based on the nature of the violation. Pigeonbasics.com reserves the right to refuse to post or remove any posts, material or links that we deem unacceptable, offensive or in violation of the rules without further notice. We also reserve the right to suspend, prohibit or terminate the registration of any user who violates the rules from using the site or site related services without warning.

In addition to reading this document it would be beneficial to read the Netiquette Core Rules.

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Posted 7 January 2008 - 19:45 PM

This is the archived Code of Conduct and has been preceded by sticky topics located here: http://www.pigeonbas...nannouncements/

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Posted 9 June 2009 - 08:20 AM

Would just like to draw peoples attention again to the code of conduct. 1 or 2 people break these often, And then are not happy when they get there posts moderated. Please try and keep to the above in the interests of the sites future. Many Thanks.
All the best Pete,

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:05 AM

Just a quick reminder of ALL the above please folks. The site has been running very well of late, Just a few little issues with the use of "swearing" appearing more and more in posts, even though alot of swear words are blocked on pigeonbasics, Members are using abbreviations, or text spiel. At the end of the day they have the same meaning, And is not suitable for are younger audience, and is against site rules. The moderators of late have spent alot of time editing threads with foul language in them. This is not directed at anyone, just the site membership as a whole. Thanks to all for keeping this site at the top
All the best Pete,

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