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    Default General Forum Rules

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    You may not post threads designed to solicit votes for contests or anything similiar. You may however add something to your signature letting people know you are interested in their support.

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    The rules of posting on the forum also apply to private messages. Keep it clean, kind and spam-free. Violating this will not be tolerated and offenders will be banned.

    If you receive offensive or spammerific private messages, please contact Admin or a Super Moderator immediately. Do not click links in a private message unless you know and trust the sender. LondonMoms is not responsible for viruses received through careless clicking.

    Neither Moderators, nor Super Moderators, nor Admin have the ability to read your private messages. Admin DOES have the ability to delete all of your private messages (without reading them) in certain circumstances.

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    Advertising is not permitted anywhere on the site other than the paid locations that are provided by Admin. Any unauthorized advertising of businesses or other competing forums will be deleted and you may be banned.

    We have many forum sponsors that pay a fee to keep the forum running, and we encourage you to support these businesses. Habitual mention of non-sponsored businesses may be considered unauthorized advertising.

    Please do not use the forums as a classifieds section. There is an online garage sale section and a Mom Cycle section. Please read the rules in those sections. Feel free to include a short link in your signature to your classified ad.


    RULES REGARDING SIGNATURES AND AVATARS
    All images combined must be 600 X 250 pixels or smaller

    Signatures can have up to 4 lines of text or spacing. Please keep the text size to no larger than font size 2. No offensive links, pictures or language. Please do not put anything offensive in your avatar. Tickers are allowed in your signature. Please keep them small and no more than two across and two high. If they alter the view of the page please edit them to fit.

    SIGNATURE ADVERTISING

    To include information regarding your business in your signature please follow these guidelines:

    If you are a current PAID advertiser you may have an icon or animated link in your signature and you may also include 2 lines of text to share any details about your business. For information on becoming a paid advertiser, email advertise@momperks.ca

    If you are NOT a current PAID advertiser then you may include a link only in your signature. There may be no description and it will be in the default text and size. You may not include icons or animated banner ads in your signature.

    Signatures and avatars that do not follow these guidelines will be removed by Admin or Super Moderators without warning. If you find your signature is missing, assume it was one of the above reasons and try again.

    Banning Procedures

    In the event that a member breaks the rules and a ban becomes necessary we will do so using the following procedures.

    Whenever possible a warning will be issued first unless the action is deemed to require an immediate ban.

    First offence - member will be banned for 7 days
    Second offence - member will be banned for 30 days
    Third offence - member will be banned for 6 months
    Fourth offence - member will be banned indefinately

    There will be times that a members actions are considered so out of line that we feel a longer or indefinate ban is required right away. No one moderator/admin will have the authority to ban any member (other than a spammer). The ban will not be undertaken until a minimum of three supermods/admin have discussed the issue and at least two agree that the ban is warranted.

    Anonymous Posting

    This site offers members the ability to post anonymously. Please read the rules related to anonymous posting in that section prior to using this feature. Your use of this feature constitutes your acceptance of these rules.
    Last edited by Leslie; 08-24-2011 at 09:31 PM. Reason: added banning procedures
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