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Forum Rules

Forum Rules



If you are new here, you should stop by and say hello in the Introductions thread!


If you have any questions, just look for a forum moderator or administrator, who will be happy to help!


Now the official stuff...


Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the community standards which apply.




Please Do:


1. Be Polite

This forum has been designed to build a positive and thriving community.  Positive, constructive comments and questions that are on topic will help to maintain a positive spirit on this forum.  Please give the same consideration and tolerance to others that you yourself would like to receive.


2. Use a descriptive topic subject

This will ensure that others will see your post more easily and will improve your chances of receiving a response. 


3. Ask questions

No question is ever considered silly.  We are all here to help, so ask away!


4. Stay on topic

Remember that this forum is to be used to help.  Always stick to the original topic that was stated by the person who started the thread.  If you have a suggestion or comment that is on a different topic, please start a new thread within the appropriate forum.


5. Use good etiquette

Please practice good etiquette.  This includes respect for others, refraining from typing in ALL CAPS, avoiding flame wars, refraining from 'bumping' threads (i.e. posting for the sole purpose of moving a thread to the top of the forum page), using non-generic thread titles that indicate the subject of the thread, and keeping posts civil at all times.  Together, we can make the community safe and fun for everyone!


6. Check back for replies to your post(s)

Because of the nature of forums, you will find that your question may not get answered straight away.  Make sure you check back on your post periodically for a few days to allow others to answer your questions.  Also, forum members will answer your question here in the forum - they will not personally email you any answers so please do not add your email address to your post expecting answers to be sent to you.



Please Don't:


1. Post personal information in the forum

Please do your best to keep you identity and personal information safe.  This includes:


Your full name

Your telephone number

Your physical/mailing address

Email addresses

Credit card numbers

Account numbers

Other personally identifiable informations


2. Use Profanity

Please keep your posts clean.  Our forum has an automated profanity filter to block out inappropriate language.  Please do not circumvent it by finding colourful ways to approximate or disguise those words.  If you are caught trying to bypass the filters in any way, your posting privileges may be revoked.


3. Post inappropriate images, usernames, profiles, signature lines and avatars

Posts containing images with inappropriate content will be removed.  Also, inappropriate usernames, member profiles, signature lines, or avatars may result in removal, warnings, and bans.


4. Post Threats

Posting threatening comments towards anyone is not appropriate.  This includes, but not limited to, threats of physical violence and threats of malicious activities.  Threatening comments will likely lead to the loss of posting privilages.  The sending of threatening Private Message (also known as PM) that may include, but not limited to, threats of physical violence and threats of malicious activities.  Private Message's of this nature will likely lead to the loss of posting privileges.


5. Malicious Content

Posting content designed to disrupt or interfere with the operation of another member's computer is not permitted.  This may include, but not limited to, linking to viruses and linking to pages that hijack browsers.  Posting this brand of content will likely lead to the loss of posting privileges.


6. Troll or Spam

Trolls are individuals who start inflammatory threads or post rude or offensive messages for the purpose of disrupting a discussion or to upset other forum participants.  Trolling behaviour includes purposely harassing a particular member, employee, moderator, or administrator, sending them rude or unwanted private messages, etc.  This may include emails and/or phone calls to Spanish Horses Magazine employees.  Trolls risk having their posts removed and may be banned from participating in the forum.  Similarly, repeated posting of a message (or very similar messages) multiple times is considered spamming and is prohibited.  This includes posting for the sole purpose of gaining a higher post count or rank.  Spamming may also include, but not limited to, any of the following


7. Use Inappropriate Content

Messages containing religious, racially, or sexually offensive content, profanity, insults, or other inappropriate content will be removed; the member's posting privileges may also be revoked.


8. Post Advertisements or Solicitations

The Spanish Horses Magazine Forum is not to be used for trading, selling or advertising products or services.  Please use the main site for this type of activity.  This includes multilevel marketing schemes and soliciting funds or other donations for what may or may not be a charitable cause. Members who post referral links to these sites will have their posts/signatures edited and may be subject to banning.  Community membership created solely for such purposes will be banned. 


10. Insult (flame) other Community members

We ask all members to discuss issues and disagree with other posters without resorting to or responding with insults, whether they are blatantly offensive or subtle and indirect.  Responding to an insult with an insult makes a poster as guilty of flaming as the original poster.  Flaming is the act of posting messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting.  These types of posts are not allowed and can result in the immediate removal of one's forum posting privileges.




Please Note: By having an account and utilising this forum, you have hereby agreed to the rules, policies, and guidelines contained within this document as well as any other posted documents throughout the community.  Spanish Horse Magazine forum "moderators" or "administrators" reserve the right to remove any post and/or topic that we deem inappropriate or disruptive to the Spanish Horse Magazine Forums Community. These Guidelines Can Change Without Notification. 


Finally enjoy this forum, it was created for the sole enjoyment of those interested in all things Spanish!