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kevin03-25-2007 09:49 AM

Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
WELCOME TO WEBKINZINSIDER.COM! We're glad to have you here!

We feel these guidelines will be useful for the Mods in terms of managing the forums, but just as importantly, we hope they provide users a point of reference with which to understand the basic nature of WI and also to gauge why a post may have been moderated. The ultimate aim of it all though is to enable you to ENJOY contributing to WI and for others to ENJOY your contributions.

What is set out below is not an absolute set of rules and regulations. It will be necessary at times to moderate posts for reasons that are not outlined below.

Absolutely NOT: Things deemed to be totally unacceptable:

* Posting/ Sharing Personal Information (last name, age, city, school, phone number, etc)
* Posting/Sharing Personal Pictures (or pictures of friends, family, etc, anyone who is not a celebrity)
*NOTE: A person is considered a "celebrity" if they have a profile on www.imdb.com.
* Sharing e-mail addresses, Video Game Friend codes (Wii, XBOX, etc) or You Tube links.
* Sharing links to unmoderated chat sites.
* Spacing out or otherwise altering words to get past the site's censor.
* Trading or Gifting items outside of the Gift Exchange area
* Pornographic material
* Racism
* Overt personal abuse or threats to other posters or staff
* Swearing (There are kidz here for Heaven's Sake!)
* Harassment of other users or posting anything which would invade their privacy
* Spam (including Chain Letters)
* Commercial advertising
* Registering and using duplicate accounts after being banned or for any reason.
* Creating fake news or doctoring of images.
* Selling, trading, or gifting any sort of feature code or adoption code.
* Trolling as well as discussions of trolling this or other forums.
* All other breaches of the basic Forum Terms & Conditions in place at your time of registration or at any time during your membership of WI.


The ONLY trade discussion allowed on Webkinz Insider is what takes place inside of the Gift Exchange area. This rule applies to all WI members. The addition of the new Trade Rooms in Webkinz World has not changed this rule. If you are interested in participating in our Gift Exchange area, please check out the Webkinz Insider Official Gift Exchange Information thread, located here:
Also, no discussion of trades made in the Webkinz World Trade Rooms will be allowed on Webkinz Insider. No creation of threads or posts saying I got this but I really wanted this, I am really sad becaue I did not get this item, my kids really want . . .

Guidelines: Things we'd rather you not do:

* Creating duplicate threads Before starting a new thread use the search feature to check that the subject of your intended post is not already covered by an existing thread. Post to existing threads wherever possible.
* Starting threads in the wrong forum We believe the board descriptions on the index page are fairly self explanatory, but feel to ask a mod if you aren't sure.
* Using 'Text Speak' in your posts Please take the time to write replies in English.
* Posting entirely in capital letters Please do not post the subject or content of your posts entirely in capital letters. It scares us.
* Being rude to fellow members You don't like being called names or pushed around, please treat others as you would like them to treat you!
* Thread domination Do not try to bully someone into submission or disparage every comment they make, simply because their views may differ from your own. Write a coherent reply setting out your views and then let others have their say.
* Anonymous Sourcing If you copy and paste an article, piece of news or rumor to the forum please include a link to the original website source or explain where and the context of how you heard the story.
* Putting your trade list in your signature/profile Trading is only meant to be done in the Gift Exchange and within your own thread. By putting your trade list in your profile, you are advertising your items for trade outside of the Gift Exchange and in other people's threads which are both against the rules of the Gift Exchange.
Nor may you ask for items , be it in a thread, avatar, or signature in the open forum.
* Talking about or asking about banned members Bannings are between the member and the staff
* No RED or BLUE ink when posting or replying to threads...this is reserved for the moderators and admin to edit posts with! However, you may use these colors for the...first post only...of your Gift Exchange Thread...to emphasize titles or subtitles to help highlight categories or sections...all other posts will be edited!
*Do not remove any Moderated posts made by staff members.
* Abusing the REP system by giving random REP will result in loss in ability to give it
*No bumping outside the Gift Exchange.

What to expect in terms of moderation:

If you ignore any of the ABSOLUTELY NOT rules, you'll be moderated in one of the following ways:

* Temporary or Full access ban.
* Temporary posting ban.

If you ignore any of the Guidelines, in the first instance you'll be notified by a moderator, who will let you know what it is they deemed to be inappropriate. Your post(s) are also likely to be edited/deleted or merged with others.

If you continue to ignore the Guidelines, you'll will find yourself being moderated in the same manner as if you violated one of the ABSOLUTELY NOT rules.

The above may also apply to posts reported to us via the 'Report To Moderator' feature.

What you can expect from us:

* Where possible/applicable, new users will be given a polite pointer to these guidelines if we deem it necessary.
* An explanation as to why you have been temporarily/permanently banned/had posting rights removed.
* We won't notify people of every little modification/deletion/merging activity.

Please note: This is an active online community. As such, it may be necessary for us to amend the posting guidelines from time to time to reflect the changes to the site and its users.

Also, we reserve the right to edit or remove any content we determine to be inappropriate including, but not limited to, posts, avatars, signatures, attachments, embedded pictures, links, etc.

WI Admin.

bostondirtdogs3204-22-2007 08:01 PM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
i will follow the rules and behave this is a great online site and i will never break a rule

puppypaws2804-24-2007 08:32 PM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
i will follow all rules and regulations

- puppypaws28

bandit8004-26-2007 08:37 PM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!

I think I already agreed to this, but just in case, Yep

bostondirtdogs3204-28-2007 09:07 AM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
i will always folow the rules this is a great online site so ill be safe

candydad04-28-2007 08:28 PM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
i totaly igree to the rules they are very fair.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jean04-29-2007 02:35 PM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
Your rules are very fair...I LOVE this site!

ETCCheer04-29-2007 03:36 PM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
those are very very fair rules

cowgirl102304-29-2007 05:54 PM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
i will follow these rules now matter what comes across my mind that is a promise



toddywinkle04-29-2007 10:13 PM

Re: Forum Rules -- READ before Posting!!
i agree to abide by the rules

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