• rules

Although the administrators and moderators of tarantulas.co.za will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of tarantulas.co.za, nor it's moderators will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The owners of tarantulas.co.za reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Posting to the Forums:
Section I - General Policy:


By registering and participating in tarantuas.co.za's Forum discussions you agree to the following policy. If you should not agree you have the right to no longer participate in forum discussions at your own discretion.
This is YOUR community. Most people have a common sense feel for what is and what is not appropriate in our forums and you folks generally do a great job of policing yourselves. We do, however, need to have a few set policies for everyone to refer to when the need arises.

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible where acceptable, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or web-master (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws (please see the backyard for specific rules for that venue). Doing so may lead to you being immediately, permanently or temporarily being banned (and your service provider being informed). 

If the user continues to break policy the said users account will be reviewed by the forum resolution team and removed if need be. It is at the sole discretion of the resolution team to remove violating accounts. 

You agree that the web-master, administrators and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic or post at any time should they see fit under the guidelines specified below. You agree that the web-master, administrators and moderators of this forum have the right to send a private message with a warning and or censor any forum user who is in violation of forum policy. 

1.Respect the Forum Staff. We provide a service in our free time to keep the forum running efficiently. We will occasionally ask for input, but in some cases we will not, please respect our decisions. Also, we do edit for content, if you have an issue with our moderation, please send a pm to Admin. 

2.Profanity: Mild profanity/swearing is allowed in the context of general speech. Explicit profanity/swearing is not allowed, and under no circumstances will we allow any profanity to be directed toward another person. Please see the Code of Conduct:Be Considerate, and the Code of Conduct:Be Respectful for more exact specifications. 

3.Forum Threads and Flaming:
Flaming And Condescending Messages: Messages personally attacking, calling names, or otherwise harassing or being condescending to another forum member or any ethnic or religious group will be removed or edited based on the moderators decision. 
If the thread is flame-bait, it will be locked or removed without notice. Individual flame-bait may be deleted or edited at the moderators' discretion. Certain users who continue to post flame-bait or engage in other questionable practices (such as trolling) may be subject to more serious sanctions. 
If the thread turns into pure flaming, it will be locked or removed without notice. Sometimes a moderator may split the thread or delete certain portions in order to keep the discussion going. 

4.Spam: If a thread is spam it will be deleted without notice. 

5.Adult Content/Violence/Illegal Activity: Messages containing sexually oriented/violent/illegal dialogue, images, content, or links to such will be deleted. Messages with links to or suggesting illegal activity will also be deleted. These actions could result in a ban. 

6.Thread Drifting/Steering: Please keep discussions on topic. 

7.Please remember that these forums are inclusive of ALL people, and we strive to maintain accessibility to everyone. 

8.Please see the Rules of Individual Forums prior to posting for additional rules. 

9.Please strive to communicate with other users as effectively as possible:

i.Please try to write your posts in English. We have many users from many different countries that visit here. 
ii.When writing a post, please space paragraphs with a blank line in between them for better readability. 
iii.Please do not write posts in all uppercase letters, as it looks as if you are screaming at the people reading your post. 
iv.Please refrain from using "leet" speak or slang. These forums are a tool for communication, which will be obfuscated by those types of writing. 
v.Please do If for any reason those card details have become invalid, before any refund is made, your Instructor (through its agent Driving online defensive driving school (Acceptances) Limited) reserves the right to verify the identity of the person requesting the refund, and seek verification of the validity of any alternative card or bank account details provided. not shorten your words to acronyms or abbreviations. It is very difficult to read and understand. 
vi.Please use colour and font properties for highlighting portions of your text, and not for all of the text in your post. 
vii.Typos and other errors can cause miscommunication between users on the forums, please preview your text before posting. 

10.If you have found a post that you feel is inappropriate or that violates forum policies, please report it. 

11.Please be prudent in your use of images; they may help to explain something more clearly or indicate a problem you are experiencing better but you have to remember that not everyone has the same bandwidth. If an image is the best way of handling the information, please online casino australia keep your image to less than 100kb. 

12.Signatures are not a place for inappropriate material such as flaming, slandering, harassment or religious remarks. 

13.If you feel someone has violated the Code of Conduct you may report the person and it will be reviewed accordingly.

14.The web-master, administrators and moderators of this forum will preserve forum content when possible. However editing, locking and deleting content may be necessary at the sole discretion of the web-master, administrators and moderators when policy has been violated. 

Section II - Posting Policies:
When Posting in the Forums:


Consider Netiquette - www.tarantulas.co.za/forum/site-and-foru...-posting-please#4248

1.Try to give information in the title of your post. A clear title will attract more views to your thread, as it gives a clear indication of the content of the post to the people that are willing to help you. Ultimately this will allow you to get more help of a better quality. 

2.Searching the forums is a quick way to see if someone has had your issue and if it has been answered. There's a good chance your question has been answered before, and you can get the information you want quickly. 

3.When requesting help, please include as many details as you can. Include as much information as you know.

4.There are no stupid questions. You're not a stupid person simply because you do not how something or do not have the answer to a question. Everyone was a green user at one point in time. 

5.It's always nice to let the people that help you know that you appreciate their help. It's extra nice if you then share that information to another user that has the same question you just had. If your question is resolved (which is hopefully always the case!), it would be helpful for other users and the people helping you to label which procedure worked for you by quoting or clearly referring to it. Giving feedback as to what procedures worked not only makes the person helping you feel a sense of accomplishment, you will also be helping any other user with your same issue searching for an answer. 

When Replying in the Forums:

Consider Netiquette - www.tarantulas.co.za/forum/site-and-foru...-posting-please#4248

6.Be considerate to the person asking the question. We were all a green user at one point. Yes, some users are harder to help online casino than others, but please be respectful to all users. 

7.If the users' question has been covered in one of the community documents, please give If the Federal Reserve were the only bank in America, then student credit card would be money and the Fed would truly invent the money out of nothing (as it does already with outside money). them a With our wide selection of demo versions, you can play real free slots , no download or installation required! We know how some people hate littering their computers with all the software that accumulates over the years and sometimes is not even used. description and the links. You can also show the user how to search the forums or tell them about the forum search utility. If you wish to remind a user to use search tools casino pa natet or other resources when they have asked a question you feel is basic or common, please be very polite. 

8.Always assume that the user is a green user unless you're certain the user is not. 

9.Explain each step of the solution. If possible, try to teach the user while giving a solution to them. Teaching begets more teaching. 

10.If you're uncertain if a procedure is correct, please tell users so. If your procedure has inherent risks, please tell users what they are. 

Section III - Forum Staff Policies and Expectations:
Staff duties are based upon the following:



1.Dealing with Profanity:
Mild profanity/swearing is allowed in the context of general speech. Explicit profanity/swearing is not allowed, and under no circumstances will we allow any profanity to be directed toward another person. If you feel a user is out of line please contact an administration with the details, they will issue a warning to the user. 

2.Dealing with Trolls and Flamers:
Posts that are used to flame, harass or harm another person should be reported to an administrator asap. We do not encourage staff to partake in conversation in these types of situations and the administration will handle the issue. 

3.Editing of posts:
When a post breaks guidelines and requires editing in order to bring it back under compliance with the rules, the moderator shall first copy the un-edited post and then edit the original post, thus preserving the original content should an issue become larger. The moderator should also PM the author and specify which guideline(s) the post did not follow. 

4.Thread Closing:
If a thread has run it's course and posts have begun repeating themes a thread may be closed - if possible, announce that the thread has run it's course before closing so that people may add closing statements - don't forget to thank all users involved in the discussion. If a thread has become a situation where people are simply too personally involved in the issue a thread may be closed. If a thread is a duplicate of another thread, it may be closed (please provide a link to another open thread on the same topic.) 

5.Deleting of posts/thread:
If a post/thread would require over half to be edited in order to bring it under compliance, or if editing the violations would result in a nearly blank post/thread, the post/thread should be removed instead. 

6.If you see a signature that needs moderating, contact an administrator they can edit it and contact the user via private message. Avatars should be kept clean and inclusive of all people. No porn, or racist images. If the user has one of these private message them and ask them to remove the avatar. If the user does not voluntarily remove their avatar contact an administrator to have the avatar removed. 

7.Adult Content/Violence/Illegal Activity:
Messages containing offensive / sexually oriented / violent / illegal dialogue, images, content, or links to such will be removed or edited depending on the information it contains, use your best judgement. Messages with links to or suggesting illegal activity will be deleted by an administrator. These actions could result in a ban for the user. 

8.Thread Steering:
It will become necessary to steer threads away from becoming damaging towards the poster and other users. Our policy is that we do not allow threads to veer too far off topic, even in community chat, to areas where it would be very easy to get ugly fast. Please do your best to keep posters from getting too personal during heated debates. 

9.Keeping an open mind:
Sometimes you will be faced with a thread you might not agree with it's imperative you keep an open mind towards all inclusive people, and keep a neutral focus when replying. It is our duty to steer the conversations back into a positive nature without engaging in negative behavior. 

Section IV


TRADING:

Trading in or advertising of indigenous/banned species of any kind is strictly prohibited.

This will include the following (Courtesy SATS)

All members of the Harpactirinae subfamily that are represented in South Africa namely:

Augacephalus spp.
Ceratogyrus spp
Harpactira spp.
Idiothele spp.
Pterinochilus spp. 
Trichognathella spp.

Deals/Trades/Sales done via the forum must at all times be above board and honorable.

Business advertising is strictly prohibited on the forum, there will be a paid/registered section added soon to accomodate advertising.

In contravention and/or violation of the above, a member will receive one warning via a private message from any one of the administrators.
Should correction not be made by said member, the member will receive a final warning.
Should correction not be made by said member, the member will be banned from this forum.

It should be noted that, like all things, these rules will continue to change and evolve with constructive feedback from users and from experience. It is our hope that these policies will create open, honest, and civil discussion. As always, we welcome feedback about any concerns that you may have so feel free to post in the forum discussion section of the forums. It is the users responsibility to check forum policy for updates.
It should also be noted that this is a privately owned and operated site; therefore posting here is a privilege rather than a constitutional 'right' to free speech and freedom of expression, we ask that the forum rules are followed at all times. 

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