Last Updated: September 22, 2016
Warning. Your postings on this public forum will become public. Your text will be available to anyone with an internet connection. Further note that we do not allow registration of individuals under the age of 18. We reserve the right to disable any account created with a fictitious birth date.
By using this web site, you agree to be contacted by site administration, regardless of your account settings, when it becomes necessary to do so regarding your account activity.
The basic ground rules for discussions on AllCamsocOnlineForum (ACOF) are simple: be polite, use common sense, don’t break the law and don’t post any message that even hints at advertising.
You are permitted a maximum of one account, active or inactive, regardless of how many communities, social groups, regions, or cultural groups you represent. If you choose to ignore this important restriction, all your accounts will be disabled. If you require a temporary user name for any reason, please email to email@example.com with a clear subject and description of the issue for approval. If you require a user name change, please follow the same process, email us. If you have forgotten your log in details and are unable to retrieve them via the system, do not create a new account, please send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear subject and description. ACOF allows one account per member and one member per account. Your account is yours and yours alone. Your ACOF account cannot be purchased, sold, transferred, or inherited.
If you’re caught insulting, posting nasty, or pornographic pictures, you’re banned and you’re not coming back.
We don’t intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within posts, but we will enforce the policies outlined both here and on the Forum. We reserve the right to remove, modify or move posts at our discretion and without explanation.
Please contact the Community Leaders via email@example.com if you do not understand any of the rules, guidelines or policies outlined below.
Suspension of your account is a definite consequence of not adhering to these guidelines.
General Forum Rules:
These rules apply to all Forum categories.
We take the “Be Polite” rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.
Do not contact any member to suggest your product or service who is not explicitly expecting you to contact them from an advertising forum post.
Your account is yours alone. You are responsible for any activity created with it. You may not share your account login with anyone. If you choose to ignore this important restriction your account, and any accounts associated with it, will be disabled.
All publicly displayed messages are limited to the English language. This includes posts, titles, signatures, and any attachments or other forms of public display.
Signature Spam (a post that was made in hopes of showing a signature, as determined by moderators) is forbidden in all forum categories.
Cross-Posting is not allowed here. Cross-posting refers to posting new duplicate threads or posts, or the linking to threads or posts already started by the member with the intention of gaining exposure.
You may not post on behalf of any banned member in any public manner. This includes all forums, private messages, signatures, and e-mail features.
You may not post words or URLs that are censored by adding spaces, dots, or substituting characters; or by any other means in an attempt to defeat any censors put in place by ACOF. Please contact us if you feel a word or URL is unjustly censored.
You may not link, in any manner, to sites or images containing pornography, sexually explicit, gross violence, or are determined by moderators to be detrimental to the community.
You may not use discussions to recommend, praise, or belittle other competing organizations to Camsoc. Any post not meeting a moderator’s criteria will be removed without notice.
Any posts that encourage illegal intent will be removed and the account disabled.
Public posts debating these rules and/or moderators’ enforcement of such, will be removed without comment. We encourage feedback however and invite you to use our support team services if you have any questions or concerns.
Some forum categories have a “minimum (relevant, non-advertising, non-fluff) post count” and/or “minimum length of membership” restriction before a member is allowed to start a new thread. Please read the Forum Description and the Announcement within if you get a permissions error while trying to start a thread. If you choose to make meaningless posts to circumvent this restriction, your account will be disabled.
Forum Specific Rules:
These rules apply to the Main Forum and Other Forums Categories.
You may not publish or discuss any information regarding your cultural groups or businesses, or future (possible) products or services, or any product or services you are, or have been, associated with. This includes, but not limited to suggesting your own services, or services of partners, clients, employers or friends.
You may not post any message that is commercial by nature.
You may not bump threads. Bumping can refer to posting useless information, posting one-liners or any other action to deliberately keep a thread hot or to bring it to the top of its forum. Moderators will use their discretion, depending on the nature of the post, as to whether to take action or not.
You may not post any message that directs others to any competing groups or associations, including informational pages.
A commercial domain is defined as a site that receives any type of income or links to any income producing properties.
The response must be in direct reference to the point discussed only and contain no added promotional information and/or fluff. It is advisable when in the above scenario to contact us first.
Custom User Titles, Locations, Profiles, and Signatures:
The custom user title, location field, profile picture and signature options are edited via your Profile. Custom user titles and the location field are displayed next to your posted text, under your user name. Profile pictures are shown in your public profile. Signatures, once created in your profile, are attached to the end of your posts (if you choose the option to include your signature).
URLs or other forms of advertising (phone numbers, plans, contact details, etc.) are not allowed in custom user titles or names, which are limited to 25 characters. Also, you may not use custom titles or usernames to impersonate, or attempt to impersonate, ACOF Staff, user groups, or any entity you are not associated with.
Your location field cannot include URLs or other forms of advertising.
Profile pictures cannot include sexually explicit or graphically intense images.
Profile Summary (and all other modules) cannot include or link to illegal encouragement, harassment, sexually explicit, or other non-family-friendly content.
Your signature is your signature. It is not for sale or rent.
Any signature that is offensive or insulting to Camsoc, its members, or its staff, is prohibited.
We reserve the right to ask you to change and/or remove your signature at any time, for any reason.
Any posts not meeting these guidelines may be removed with or without notice.
We do not remove posts or accounts on request.
In light of our policy of encouraging candid, open exchanges of views and the rapid distribution of information originating from many sources, ACOF/CAMSOC cannot determine the accuracy of information that may be uploaded to the forum.
If you bring suit, propose to sue, or infer legal action against ACOF/Camsoc, its staff, or the webmaster, your account may be disabled and any ACOF/Camsoc related accounts may face restrictions.
Opinions, advice and all other information expressed by participants in discussions are those of the author. You rely on such information at your own risk. You are urged to seek professional advice for specific, individual situations and not rely solely on advice or opinions given in the discussions.
We will not release any member information unless under court order to do so.
We reserve the right to modify and amend these terms at any time without notice. It is your responsibility to remain informed of current ACOF policies.
We further, reserve our right to disable any account at any time for any reason and without notice.
If there are any rules or policies you do not understand, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally; any abuse towards our staff and/or management in any form, may result in immediate suspension of your account.