The following are the general rules & regulations. Please be advised there are specific rules for:
Originally Posted by TonyCOMMUNITY AREA - RULES & GUIDELINES:
You agreed to these rules when you joined Bushcraft UK
These rules & guidelines have been created for the Bushcraft UK community. The rules must be obeyed and the guidelines should be taken into consideration as they help the community area of Bushcraft UK (BCUK) run smoothly. All members are expected to follow these rules & guidelines as part of their acceptance of using the community area. In order to keep the community area running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact us by PM to the administrator or email to email@example.com These rules & guidelines will be updated as and when needed.
1 - Community and site moderation
Admin and Moderators on bushcraft uk will use the rules and their own judgement to moderate. They have full authority to act when & how they see fit and all members should abide by what they suggest or enforce. Due to bushcraft uk being a private forum the admin and moderators act on behalf of the owner and enforce the rules and standards set out here and those given to them verbally.
Guidance for members: Abide by the decisions of the moderators, do not argue or challenge them on the forums. If you disagree with a decision contact them or admin via PM and state clearly and politely your concerns and they will be dealt with. An alternative is to use the report post function with an explanation. Anyone being argumentative, rude or a consistent nuisance will be carded or banned.
Be patient, sometimes things cannot be addressed straight away.
It is expected that members of bushcraft uk will self moderate, if this is done the moderator team will not have to moderate members or threads.
2 - Community area behaviour - Flaming:
Slander, foul language, or harassment of anyone, member or non-member will not be accepted (otherwise known as flaming). As these forums are often viewed both at home and in workplace, family language is encouraged. Moderators will use their discretion.
3 - Bannable activities:
Displaying, conversing about (using any of the community tools) or the posting of links to any type of pornographic site, illegal software downloads, or warez links will earn a ban. Any foul language or behaviour will also earn a ban. One warning can be given at the moderatorsí discretion.
Using the community area to Spam the forums, members or any other persons is not and will not be accepted. Members caught or suspected of spamming will be banned.
4 - Do a search:
Before posting members should search the forum for a direct answer to their question. Admins and Moderators may ask members to search for the answer to their questions, should it already have been answered.
5 - Forum subject matter
Some subjects should be avoided on bushcraft uk. Firstly any subject that the moderators say is not appropriate should not be discussed. Particular problem subjects where moderator guidance should be followed are those such as politics, survivalism (often becomes extreme), legal systems, TV shows and criticism of people, religion - this list is not all inclusive and members are expected to follow guidance given by moderators and other members that know the ropes.
6 - Usernames:
Members may have one (1) username, multiple aliases are not permitted. If more than one alias is created on purpose for manipulating the forums, or other personal reasons we reserve the right to ban all instances of the users aliases.
7 - Obey The Law:
The United Kingdom has some of the strictest knife, gun and wilderness laws in the world. It is the responsibility of the members to ensure their activity (particularly in the members classifieds section) conforms to all UK laws. This will be enforced rigorously.
If you do not know the legal status of your post then find out before posting. You can ask questions etc but do not post something as fact if it might not be.
8 - Advertising:
Guidelines for Commercial companies, Distributors, craftsmen, retailers, schools and website owners:
Advertising is not permitted on the Bushcraft UK forum, outside the makers market and the commercial sales areas (these areas are governed by their own set of rules and guidelines.)
Overtly commercial language pertaining to products in which you have a vested commercial interest is not acceptable.
Members should not post links to their own commercial ventures, websites or forums.
Links to such websites in signatures are permissible (at the discretion of BCUK admin) as long as this is not abused and a clearly visible reciprocal link to Bushcraft UK is placed on the website to which the link points.
We do like to see genuine resources made available to our members, if you are a new company/website or have a new product/service which you think would be of interest to the membership of Bushcraft UK, please contact the administration via firstname.lastname@example.org who will (at there discretion) make an announcement on your behalf.
Moderators will use their judgment as necessary to help the forum run smoothly and to avoid any confusion.
General guidelines for making posts in which you intend to make reference to your own products are as follows:
1. Do not under any circumstances make reference to your own products unless a member has requested information with regards to your product specifically or made a factually incorrect statement about your product or you feel a post must be made in the interests of public safety.
2. Only post your response in the thread in which the query or error/safety issue exists and respond to the query/error/safety issue with a single post.
3. Clearly state that you are a representative of the company at the start of your post
4. Provide only information which is clear, factually correct and serves solely to answer the query or address the error/safety issue
5. Provide the information in an unbiased manner ensuring that you make no statements inferring superiority to any other product
6. Do not under any circumstances make reference to any other manufacturers products or services
7. If you are in any doubt as to the legitimacy of your post, send a copy of the post to an administrator or moderator requesting advice, even if you feel that your post conforms to these guidelines it is generally good practice to inform the admin of your intention to make reference to your products on the forum, in many cases it is more appropriate for the administration to make the statement on your behalf.
Any post which makes reference to your own products or services, which does not conform to the above guidelines will be regarded as an overtly commercial post and will be removed as could membership.
Guidelines for BushcraftUK members:
It is perfectly acceptable for you to post information and links for products and services you feel would be of interest to other members, provided they are not of vested commercial interest to yourself or your associates.
We do however ask that you refrain from repeatedly posting information on products or websites (this will raise suspicion of a vested commercial interest)
You are not permitted advertise personal items for sale or trade outside of the members classifieds or swap shop areas of the forum (these areas are covered by their own set of rules and guidelines)
Moderators will use their judgment as necessary to help the forum run smoothly and to avoid any confusion.
9 - Photo Gallery:
The photo Gallery has been provided for use in displaying photographs relating to bushcraft, the natural world, equipment (kit), travel and other related subjects. It is not to be used for selling items either as a trader/dealer or as a member of the site. All such information should be kept in the classifieds section.
10 - COPYRIGHT:
All Website design, text, graphics, and the selection and arrangement thereof, and all source code and all other material on this Website are copyright Bushcraft UK or its content providers, unless otherwise expressly indicated. All rights reserved. You are permitted to print or download extracts from this material for your personal use only. None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use. No part of the Website or any material appearing on the Website may be reproduced or stored in or transmitted to any other web site. No material appearing on the Website may be disseminated in any form, either electronic or non-electronic, nor included in any retrieval system or service without the prior written permission of Bushcraft UK. Any other use of the material and content of the Website is strictly prohibited. You agree that you will not (and will not assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.
Thanks for reading this. It is here for the protection of all of us. The bottom line is that the responsibility lies with you, donít abuse it.
If you have any comments then PM Tony or Ed. Alternatively email email@example.com
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Originally Posted by TonyNotice to Forum Members
I have noticed that the standards of the forum have been slipping and this needs to be rectified, hence this notice.
The main area that I am very concerned about is the negative comments about people, especially bushcraft teachers and personalities. This must stop. I have had to edit or delete a number of comments that should never have been posted. Do not make comments of a personal nature about anyone. I am not saying that you cannot banter between yourselves as friends. But that is a far cry from making remarks that negatively reflect on other people. Please respect people and the things they do even if you have a different opinion.
Do not make negative remarks, participate in gossip or hearsay on this forum in reference to any persons. If you feel the need to do so, do it somewhere else. If you cannot resist doing it on this forum you will be banned.
People also need to refrain from stating things as fact when they are untrue, badly researched, assumption or personal opinion. If you have an opinion, idea or theory you are free to voice it. But do not make it sound like anything other than what it is. If you do state something as fact, make sure it is.
Bushcraft UK does not check the validity of the information posted on this site and it cannot, or the contributors to this forum cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or omissions.
Outdoor activities and the use of specialist equipment such as knives, carry a risk. Take all necessary precautions and if you are in any doubt, seek expert advice.
Please also remember that you must stay inside the law. We do not condone any law breaking activity.
For further information please read the Rules and Regs.