Code of Conduct for Australian Hunting Net Forums

The popularity of our forums have necessitated a list of rules that all contributors to these forums must adhere to. These rules are to ensure that people participating in these forums are treated with respect and enjoy a positive experience. The rules are incontestable. People found in violation of this code may have their names removed from the database. Second offenders may be unable to make future contributions or visits.

There are a number of staff who monitor this forum. While we strive for fairness and objectivity, editing is a subjective process that is not perfect - and may seem inconsistent from editor to editor. We simply can not catch every violation of our rules with the many posts made each day. For this reason, we ask that you assist us by reporting violators to our policy to the admin. Posts that are visible do not necessarily mean that they have been reviewed by our editors and meet our criteria for acceptance.

The information on this system does not necessarily reflect the views of Australian Hunting Net or our staff. We make no assertions to their credibility, truthfulness, or accuracy. All posts are the responsibility of the person who inputted them on our forums as stated in their registration and posting agreement.


The staff of The Australian Hunting Net site reserve the right to remove any post, topic, or person for any reason we see fit, without notification or explanation.


 

1. No Threatening, harassing, or abusive remarks.

Abusive posts:
Excess abuse will no longer be tolerated, if you can't get your point/message across without abusing or insulting another member, then don't bother. Abusive posts will be edited by moderators and if they keep occurring, will be deleted.

Language:
As most members are adults it is common to use certain words to portray your feelings, this of course includes some colourful language at times. We certainly make no apologies for the fact that we are normal human beings and for the most part talk freely as we would sitting around a camp fire. Certain posts and threads will offend some people, if that is the case, please do as you would with your TV at home and change the channel. Certain words are censored out, please do not try to circumvent those filters or your posts will be deleted.

2. No discussion, or challenge, to our editing policy are allowed within the conferences.
If you disagree, or want clarification as to why a particular topic, post, or person was removed, you are required to e-mail the admin
. We will not respond to any inquiries or challenges on our public forums however we may respond to e-mail inquiries.

3. No topics and/or statements which could be used to reflect poorly on hunting or fishing.
Since the Australian Hunting Net site is visited frequently by anti-hunting organizations and non-hunting individuals, we feel it is necessary to remove those topics or statements which could be used against us, or tarnish our image. While the contributors original intent (e.g. an example of "what not to do") may be good-intentioned, if it can assist in presenting poor image to the media for our sport it will be removed. Any post containing illegal activities or suggestions will also be removed.

4. No Advertising.
This includes both commercial, non profit, and classified ads. We have programs available for organizations, commercial businesses, and an extensive auction/classified ad section. Sponsors of the Australian Hunting Net and our related sites are granted permission to advertise their goods and services on our conferences.
An ad is defined as any post, topic, or blatant attempt to solicit business. An individual may respond, however, to a question on how to contact a business along with responses to inquiries on products or services. Suspicious contributions will be removed at the staffs' discretion.

Absolutely no domain names for screen names. No commercial web sites in signatures.
No posts as: "Here on my site", or "visit here for more information" when that site is your site. Bring the information to AHN, not the other way around.
Dubious contributions of the above ilk will be removed.

5. Contributors who are argumentative, intolerant, confrontational, and lack respect for others will be removed.
While debate is often healthy, habitual debaters and people who seek confrontation will be removed and potentially blocked from making future contributions. This is necessary to ensure a positive experience for the great majority of our visitors.

6. Posting of photos.
You can post any hunting photo you like in the "Hunt Report" board, a bit of blood shouldn't offend anyone as it's a natural by product of getting shot.
You may also post your pictures and photos in the forums. These are your responsibility and you indemnify AHN against any liability because of their publication. You also relinquish any copyright on the photos by uploading them to our servers.

7. Valid information.
You agree when joining to supply a valid working email address, and place a valid location in your profile, failure to keep these up to date will see the suspension of your account.

8. Posting in forums.
While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, 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 webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.


9. Sin Bin
While the staff on AHN are generally very fair and understanding with the odd blow up here and there, its getting to the stage where we can't just turn a blind eye to it. In the past the members themselves were very good at self moderating the odd argument and shitfight, but its getting way too frequent and serious in nature and so we feel we must step in and sort it out. So what we have come up with is a set of guidelines for the bin, 1st offence and you get one day in the bin, 2nd offence is a week, 3rd offence is a month and anything after that is a full ban. While in the
Sin Bin, you can read new and old posts, but you can't take part in any of the threads or posts, so basically you can follow what's happening, you just can't take part in any of the threads, of course this means any classifieds you have been watching can sell without you taking part  in it.


You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

You indemnify the operators of AHN and its staff against any legal action because of anything you post in the public forums or Private Message to other members.

If you do not agree to any of the above conditions, please do not continue with your registration.

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