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30-11-2009, 17:22   #1
 
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Welcome to our forum. THE CHARTER- PLEASE READ: No anti Christmas threads or posts!

Hello there and welcome to this, the most Christmassy forum on Boards.ie. We're inviting you to talk about whatever Christmas related topics you want to discuss. Be as festive as you like.

Rule Number One!

'The Grinch'

We do not want you in this Forum, as all who post here love Christmas. Anti Christmas threads, posts and comments like "Bah, Humbug" or "OMG, It's October" may be deleted and can earn you a warning.



Usual forum rules also apply:
  • All the Boards.ie guidelines apply

  • Don't mess around in here. It's for the people who like Christmas or want to talk about it. We can delete your posts if they're not relevant or if it seems you just want to make trouble. You do not have absolute free speech.

  • Don't advertise your stuff without asking, please. If you have an event/offer/competition that you'd like to run, then brillliant. Drop us a line at hello@boards.ie and we can help you get that live. Offers should, where possible, be exclusive.

  • Obviously personal abuse, spam, porn, racism, sexism, text speak, threats of violence, discussion of illegal topics, libellous or copyrighted material is a bannable offence. Imagine being banned from the Christmas forum? The shame!

  • We may move your thread to a more appropriate forum if necessary, but we'll let you know we've done it.
And that's it - enjoy!

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10-12-2009, 20:19   #2
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Hi everyone, hope you're having a nice Christmas season. Just two things

UPDATED RULES (10/12/09)

1. From here on in, starting a thread to plug a website or event, whether it's yours or not, will get you an instant ban from the forum. There are no exceptions. The only way to get a thread about an event put in here is to PM one of the moderators first and wait for a reply.

2. We now have a sub-forum for talking about gift ideas and where one might get gifts. I ask that all threads on such topics be put there. There is a link at the top of the page, or, for the lazy among you, click here


Also, just so we're all on the same page, the following general rules apply, I'm sure you know most of them

The Golden Rule:
There is no free speech!
-This is a privately owned website. You do not have the right to say whatever you want on here. You are expected to obey the rules just like anyone else. Not following the rules will get you banned. It is very simple.

Advertising
All spam threads will be deleted and user banned.
If you want to advertise, please get permission from the community managers by contacting hello@boards.ie.


Phone numbers
- Posting other people phone numbers is a bannable offence. You should never post your own number on a thread as it is not guaranteed to be safe.


Posting in "rtrd"
Do not use text speak in this forum.

Pease do not post in bold


Personal Abuse
- Posters who abuse others on here will be banned. Permanent bans will be handed out on a first offence if a moderator feels it is warranted. There is no argument on this one. Abuse someone and you will be banned. Calling someone an idiot is abuse. Don't attack the poster, attack the post. Posting PM's publicly without consent could be met with harsh consequences, especially if they do not have any place in the discussion.


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, Pm the Cmod, AlmightyCushion.
If you are still dissatisfied after that take it to Helpdesk, NOT Feedback.

Giving cheek or attitude to a moderator will get you banned.

Reporting Posts
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ALWAYS READ THE CHARTER!
The charter contains all the rules and guidelines. The charter may be updated at any time. Make sure you are up to date.
This is a requirement, and ignorance is not an excuse. There are different charters for every forum on Boards.ie, and reading them will prevent any problems.

All Unhelpful Posts Will Be Deleted.


If your post is not in the spirit of Christmas, unhelpful or just posting for the sake of it, it will be deleted.

Merry Christmas and enjoy your time here

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