We regard the Boards.ie posting guidelines as the rules of the Mid West Forums and ask that all posters adhere closely to them. Posts that transgress these guidelines may be subject to action by the forum moderators, as outlined below. The golden rule is simple. Be civil to other posters. It's common sense, and we find it works quite well. (This encompasses much of what was laid out in the original forum charter, which can still be viewed here.)
Site-wide rules apply here, including the following bullet-pointed list. Breaking these rules WILL result in a site-ban.
- Spam (posting messages for the purpose of advertising products/events/surveys, etc) is not welcome here. Similarly, shilling is forbidden.
- Do not post links to illegal MP3s or warez websites.
- Do not post pornographic images or links to websites containing pornographic content.
- Do not ask for or answer requests for illegal items (Drugs, fireworks, etc)
Moderators will not actively police the forum. However, action will be taken on any posts we feel are in breach of the rules. We should be able to rely on other users here to use the "Report Post" function. () Please use this for any post that you feel may require the attention of a moderator. All reported posts are checked out, usually within a few hours.
This is used to report a post that needs to be brought to the attention of a forum moderator. Please say briefly why you reported this post, and the relevant moderators will consider if the post warrants any further action. All reported posts are recorded, reviewed and considered.
Thank you for helping to make boards.ie a better place.
(Some guidelines on when and why to report a post are available here.)
If you wish to question any action taken, then follow the instructions set out in the post below entitled "Dispute Resolution Procedure". Questioning moderator decisions in thread will be deleted, repeated violations of this and the user will be banned as such action takes a thread off topic. That said, general forum-wide feedback will be welcomed in a stickied thread at the top of the forum. Communication between regular posters and the mod team is essential for giving the posters what they want, and we'll be happy to take on board constructive, helpful feedback from users.
Remember to use the search function to see if your question has been asked before. Please do not perform thread necromancy! Any thread which has been "brought back from the dead" for no valid reason will be locked. New questions in an old thread may be merged into dedicated, new thread if appropriate.
Also remember boards.ie is a big site. If your thread is more relevant to another forum, it may well be moved there.
Please don't post phone numbers (especially mobiles) and e-mail addresses here folks - you don't know who is going to have access to them. If you're offering a service/product, or seeking it - you need to post on www.adverts.ie, not here.
This list is not exhaustive, so use common sense. If in doubt, send a PM to a mod.
Insect Overlord, the drifter & Clareman
The Mid-West Mods