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The Fox Forum

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TheFoxForum is an online community of fox lovers to connect and share fox-related information and experiences. Our ground rules are designed to help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all members of our community. We therefore ask that all members contribute and engage on a basis of courtesy and mutual respect.

Your use of this Forum and website is subject to these guidelines and the website's Terms and Conditions.

Important note: All user content on TheFoxForum reflects the opinions of users visiting the website. It does not reflect that of TheFoxForum, its staff or agents acting on its behalf.

Messages or threads that do not meet the guidelines set out below are subject to removal and/or closure. In addition, Members who do not adhere to the rules / guidelines set out may have their account closed and be banned from the website.

Forum Rules

1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums

TheFoxForum welcomes reviews, referrals and recommendations from our members regarding fox related content. However, spam, sales posts and self advertising are not permitted. These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users. This guideline extends to include requests/invitations to participate in Polls, Surveys etc.

2. Do not ask for email addresses or phone numbers

Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

3. Do not post copyright-infringing material

Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.

4. 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. Use common sense while posting.

5. Do not cross post questions

Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.

6. Do not PM users asking for help

Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit.

7. 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 members 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 these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.

General Posting Guidelines

Please use SEARCH first

There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on our forum before, please use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It’s easy to search – just click the “Search” button at the top right of the page.

Please be DESCRIPTIVE

Please post a descriptive topic name! Give a short summary of your problem in the subject. (Don’t use attention getting subjects, they don’t get attention and only annoy people). Remember, when people help you, they are doing you a favor. Be patient, help people out by posting good descriptions of what you need help with.

General Forum Questions

Am I allowed more than one account? No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account at TheFoxForum. If you are banned from the forums, 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 forums.

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.

Becoming a moderator

All moderator applicants must be a member for at least 90 days (3 months) and have at least 50 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 applying to be a moderator 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 to right to refuse applicants with or without cause.

Moderator Policy

In order to apply to be a moderator you must be;

  • a forum regular user
  • have been at the forum for over 3 months
  • have a positive presence on TheFoxForum
  • be proactive
  • knowledgeable in the Forums they would like to moderate.
  • polite and helpful towards other members and give advice whenever needed and 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 between Moderators relating to the running of the forum.
  • help to keep unsuitable content out of the forums as much as possible.

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