Board-Wide Policies
  • May 2004
    This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at www.krishnatalk.com. Please read it and become familiar with it, it's terms are retroactive and agreed by team and group members.

    Board-wide Policies
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    Forum rules

    a) Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below).

    b) Members should NOT offend or criticize any other religion in these forums. Anyone doing this shall be warned and the post shall be removed.

    c) Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

    d) Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator(s) Team . Only do this if a moderator team member has not replied within 6 hours. Members who consistenly "act" as moderators may be warned.

    e) Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

    f) Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permision will receive a warning and their post will be removed.

    g) Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline (image) image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

    h) Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.

    i) Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got an error!", etc. Examples of good titles include; "Getting an TABLE FULL error upon login", "Cannot restore a backup", etc.

    j) Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Any memeber found doing Spam shall be warned.

    k) Members are asked to not post topics or replies containing information which may detail a security vulnerability in krishnatalk. If you believe you have found a hole or other issue please contact [email]security@krishnatalk.com[/email].

    l) The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.

    The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revokation of private messaging.

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    Signatures
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    Signatures may contain up to five lines (one line being that displayed on a browser opened to 800px width) of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60px high, 468px wide and 6KB in size. Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text. Signatures containing an image of 30px high may include up to three lines of small size text or two lines of normal size text. Images of 15px height or less may allow up to three lines of normal size text or four lines of small size text.

    Text sizes should be between 9 and 12 (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, warez, emoticons, etc.

    Links are permitted in signatures. Such links may be made to non-krishnatalk material, commercial ventures, etc. Links are included within the text and image limits above. Links to offensive sites may be subject to removal.

    Users abusing these rules will be warned.

    Thank You