General Forum Rules
Talk-am is open for the public so we thought of a way through which discipline and decorum would be upheld. We are aware that people would post threads irrationally, without realizing that the Rights of others starts where theirs stops. Consequently, here are some general guidelines.
- Remember we are here to proffer solution and not to reiterate the question (problems).
Be patient, ignore threads that you aren’t interested in, rather than snapping at people with garbage such as
“if you don’t have any reasonable thing to say, get off this forum and not waste our time”.
- No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums
These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc.
Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.
DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers
Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.
- Do not post copyright-infringing material
Please, If you must copy a copyrighted material, do well to quote its source or author.
- Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images
Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures, no unnecessary show of affiliation to a particular Political Party, it’s your prerogative therefore use common sense while posting.
This is a web site for sane people.
- Remain respectful of other members at all times
All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community member and explain your perspective.
However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in this forum or the real Society at large, you are expected to abide by this rule.
General Forum Questions
Am I allowed more than one account?
No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account at Talk-Am. If you are banned from the forum, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forum.
What happens if I break a rule?
If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent.
The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.
What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?
Please report the thread/post to the moderators or admin, but clicking on the “Report” sign attached to the post, give reasons for reporting and send.
Where can I find out who is in charge?
The Forum Admin and Moderators can be found on the users page on the website. however, they are alerted once a post is reported.
Becoming a moderator
All moderator applicants must be a member for at least 90 days (3 months) and have at least 100 posts.
You must be active in the individual forums you wish to moderate and regularly create and respond to threads in those forums.
You must also maintain a working knowledge of the subject matter.
Please be aware that meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance and that moderators will only be appointed when needed.
Current moderators and administrators will review applications and decide if the applicant fits the desired post. Administrators have the final say and we reserve the right to refuse applicants with or without cause
Aside the site grading system, in order to apply to be A moderator You Must be:
- a regular
- have been at the forum for over 3 months
- have a positive presence on Talk-Am.com
- be proactive
- knowledgeable, articulate and diplomatic.
- polite, helpful and promoting the cause of Talk-Am.com whenever possible.
- visit the forum each day, actively take part in discussions as often as possible, ideally once a day, setting a good example to the other members.
- take an active part in discussions in the Parliament relating to the running of the forum.
- help to keep unsuitable content out of the forum as much as possible.
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