No encouraging or facilitating illegal activity
As this forum is loosely aimed at people in the 13-21 age bracket (though everyone is welcome of course!) there will be a mix of people who legally are and are not allowed drink or have sex. We're under no illusions that lot of people do these things before they are legally allowed to, and while discussion of these topics is allowed, encouraging people to break the law is not condoned. Examples of this would be:
- Telling people where to get fake IDs
- Posting about where to get drink/get into a club if you're underage
- Encouraging under age people to drink
- Encouraging underage people to have sex
Likewise those looking for advice on how to take part in illegal activities (where to buy drink, how to get a fake ID etc.) will be treated similarly. This is very important rule to follow as it could have serious implications if boards were to be seen to condone illegal activity amongst minors.
Posts containing personal attacks on other posters will be edited or deleted on sight, offenders will receive either an infraction or ban of any length at the moderators' discretion, depending on the severity of the attack.
Posts that are just complete nonsense will be deleted. This includes "Woot! I've 1000 posts" posts and threads. You do not need to post threads in multiple forums. You may ask a Moderator if you think the post is important.
While this forum may seem like a market researcher's dream because of all the teenagers it is not to be advertised in, contact the site admins if you want to purchase advertising space on the site. Alternatively, visit adverts.ie if you are trying to sell something.
No porn of any kind
Even if you are linking to a page that happens to contain porn but you want people to see a different part of the page your post will be deleted/edited and you will be infracted or banned.
No txt spk
This is especially relevent here, as younger people tend to be the worst offenders for using text speak. Some people find it very difficult to read so out of courtesy please type properly or your post will be deleted (or edited if a mod can be bothered to translate)
No arguing with a moderator
Do not argue with a moderator in a thread after they have given a warning or a ban etc. If you have an issue with a moderator's action then PM the mod in question. They will discuss it with you. You can then, if unsatisfied with the PM route, follow the dispute resolution procedure as outlined here.
Giving cheek or attitude to a moderator will get you banned.
Do not under any circumstances complain about a mod on this forum. Do it either on PM or in Feedback.
Any thread or post that contravenes the charter should be reported. When reporting a post, make sure you have good reason. Someone disagreeing with you is not a troll, not all arguments are abusive etc. Abusing this feature is frowned upon. If you report a post, it is always a good idea to say so in a thread. It is not required though, but it does reduce the number of repeated reported posts.
As this is a new forum this charter will be edited and adapted as we see fit, we will edit the title to tell you if any changes have been made, please read it if it has been changed.
Making light of sensitive social issues or otherwise posting distasteful material will result in infractions and/or bannings. There are other forums where those comments are appropriate, not here.