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Board Guidelines

Welcome to Western USA Weather Forums!

Updated: 02/13/2012

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Board Guidelines/Terms of Use

• The Western USA Weather Forums Terms of Service may be changed at any time by the discretion of the Western USA Weather staff.

• The owners, administrators, and moderators of Western USA Weather have the discretion to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

• Abusive harassment of moderators and administrators will result in immediate enforcement of the Forum warning policy. (This includes constant harassment for a moderator position)

• Use of racial slurs and other hate speech against a member or group of members will result in the post being deleted or edited and immediate enforcement of the Forum warning system.

• Posting of pornography of any type, in any forum, will be subject to IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OR BANNING.

• The use of violence or threat of bodily harm to any member, their family, or vendor will result in the post being deleted, and your IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT BANNING.

• Anyone caught harassing another member through the private messaging system will be subject to IMMEDIATE BANNING

• Excessive flaming/bashing will result in the post being edited/deleted and immediate enforcement of the Forum warning system. Remember, there is a difference between playful teasing/bashing and serious flaming. Don’t mix up the two.

• Directly opposing the decision of a moderator or administrator by posting a topic that questions the action will be subject to the post being edited or closed . To avoid any trouble, please send a Private Message to a moderator and present your case. Understand that the Moderator that you choose to contact may not be the one who deleted your message, so you may be asked to explain things.

• Any member found to be using more than one account or found impersonating others will be subject to immediate banning.

You agree to not use the Western USA Weather Website and Forums to:
• Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, or racially / ethnically offensive.
• Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "Spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. (Permission to put a competing message board’s link/image must be given by an administrator ONLY)
• Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
• Interfere with or disrupt the Western USA Weather servers.

These rules and the situations that they may fall under are open to interpretation by the Administrators and Moderators of Western USA Weather. The consequences of any violation are under the discretion of Western USA Weather staff.

As administrators and Moderators of Western USA Weather, we do our best to keep objectionable material off this forum. If you as a member, find something that does not abide by the preceding rule set, feel free to PM any of the Administrators or Moderators. We will review the content and context of the reported post and will take any appropriate action we feel is necessary.

Avatars
• The use of sexually or violently suggestive avatars is forbidden. This discretion will fall completely into the hands of Western USA Weather staff. Note that you may be contacted by a moderator or administrator to remove your avatar if it is in violation of this rule. . Failure to comply, will force the staff to edit your avatar for you.

Signature Rules

• The use of sexually or violently suggestive signatures is forbidden. This discretion will fall completely into the hands of the Western USA Weather staff. Note that you may be contacted by a moderator or administrator to remove your signature if it is in violation of this rule. Failure to comply, will force the staff to edit your signature for you.

Forum Warning System:

You are given 4 warnings. Once a member reaches his/her 4 warning limit, posting right will begin to be taken away. These rights can include the following, but not limited to:

* Moderator approval to post new topics
* Moderator approval to post replies
* Daily Ban
* Permanent Ban

These consequences, depending upon the actions, can vary accordingly.


Any disciplinary actions listed above may not necessarily be implemented to specific cases. The Admins reserve the right to have the final say in any disciplinary actions to be taken which may not reflect what is said above.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Services, please contact one of the moderators or administrators through the board.

Notice: We are not responsible for any material such as copyrighted material that is posted on our forums without permission. It is the individual that is at fault and our moderators/admins can not be held liable. While we do try to delete copyrighted material and urge our members not to post such material, we can only do so much.

Warning: Any company/person allowing spam bots to create memberships and/or to use our forums to spam will be held accountable.