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Unread postby admin_noreply » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:49 pm  

UPDATE: What's new?:
  • The updated rules pull together the Forum and Trading rules
  • Rewording & reformatting for clarity where needed
  • Duplications removed
  • A new section on conduct and community standards which explicitly states the specifics and scope of what we consider to be the standards of reasonable conduct at (or representing) United Cardists - this was only implied previously.
    This means that in extreme cases, poor conduct even off these forums may be taken into consideration. You represent us wherever you go, and membership here is a privilege, not a right.
    Don't worry - this doesn't mean that we're becoming Big Brother - we just don't want disagreements here to spill over to flame wars or bullying elsewhere. We all have the urge to be come keyboard warriors when someone ticks us off - but we'd rather see heated situations resolved amicably (as a vast majority here are!)
  • Clarification of what can and can't be sold. Specifically prohibiting the private trade of items that do not exist for money or other goods - i.e. Crowdfunding rewards on a project that has not yet completed.
    This does not prohibit arranging to drop a reward so a specific person can pledge for it or swapping tiers in a similar manner. nor does it prohibit normal commercial presales on the Resellers Offers" forum
  • Additional guidance on the use of the report functionality: PLEASE DO use the report button to alert the Moderator team to posts and PMs that you have serious concerns about - but note that frivolous use or abuse of the feature will not work in your favour.

If you have any feedback or suggestions about the update please let us know!





Forum Rules
(Click a title to jump to that section.)
Terminology used in the rules
Conduct and Community Standards
Registration and Accounts
Posting, Messages and Chat
Avatars
Signatures
Trading
Moderator Actions, Raising Concerns and Disputes




Terminology used in the rules
  • Any reference to "post", "posts" or "posting" are understood to include all methods of communication facilitated on the United Cardists forums including forum posts, private messaging and chat.
  • Any references to Trade, "Trades" and "Trading" are understood to include buying, selling, material or like-for-like trades, cooperative purchasing, eBay (or other off site) sales, requesting trades ("in search of"), or any combination thereof.
  • Any references to "Mod", "Mods", "Moderator", "Moderators", "Admin", "The Team", "The United Cardists team", etc., are understood to include any or all of those listed here




Conduct and Community Standards
  • "Conduct" applies to: Forum posts; Forum PM (personal messages); the UC Chat Room; Emails; Blogs; ANY online or offline activity on behalf of United Cardists; ANY online or offline activity deemed to be in association with United Cardists
  • Persistent rudeness, excessive profanity (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), personal attacks, harassment, bullying, inflammatory posts (i.e. trolling) will not be tolerated.
  • United Cardists is a community that takes equalities seriously. Conduct that discriminates based on race, religion, gender, disability, political affiliation or nationality, or that otherwise promotes hate will not be tolerated
  • Illegal activity will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to: software piracy; music piracy; video piracy; violation of intellectual property; money laundering; purchase or distribution of drugs; purchase or distribution of firearms; purchase or distribution of illegal pornographic material; phishing; fraud.
  • United Cardists is a site intended for anyone who can pick up a pack of cards. Avoid "adult" material i.e. Sexually explicit and pornographic material; Excessively or sexually violent material; other adult themes such as drug use.
  • Abusing or excessive use of the "Report" facility on posts or PMs may be considered harassment or spam - this facility should only be used if you have real concerns that rules are being violated and you wish to alert the United Cardists team.




Registration and Accounts
  • Each member is allowed one account. Registering multiple accounts is not allowed.
  • Registering an account in order to impersonate another person is not allowed
  • Re-registering to circumvent account limitations or bans is prohibited.
  • Your username must not include the UnitedCardists.com name.




Posting, Messages and Chat
  • Keep discussions civil. There will be differences of opinions and discussions may get heated. Please avoid personal attacks; "flame wars" or vendettas will not be tolerated.
  • There are specific forums and threads for off topic conversation, buying, selling, promoting your own company or products, offers etc. Please ensure you post in the appropriate location - the moderators reserve the right to move posts or topics as they see fit.
  • Posting meaningless topics (e.g. single words, nonsense posts, etc) is not allowed. Any such posts will be removed.
  • Multiple posts intended solely to raise your post count are not allowed
  • Spam, affiliate / referral posts (i.e. money making sites, click bait etc) are not allowed.
  • Multiple consecutive posts (multi-posts) in a single topic are discouraged. Edit your last post if you wish to add more details. (Please wait a reasonable time before "bumping" a topic.)
  • English is the preferred language of United Cardists. You may post in other languages, but you MUST include an English translation.
  • Please avoid open discussion of moderator actions. If you have concerns please contact a moderator or Admin directly
  • Avoid posting financial information or company quotes - this information becomes outdated very quickly and can be misleading.
  • Do not post, discuss or link to any material that violates the Conduct and Community Standards.




Avatars
  • 'Seizure inducing' animated avatars are not allowed. Use your best judgment.
  • Avatars that may be confused with official staff avatars are not allowed.
  • Use of UnitedCardists.com name or logo in avatar is prohibited.
  • Avatars should not exceed 135x135 pixels.




Signatures
  • Linking to a commercial product/service is fine, provided it is a product or service that has to do with the playing card community.
  • Promotional text for a commercial product or service is ok, provided there are no price(s) of product(s) or service(s) listed.
  • A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate UnitedCardsists.com community standards. No referral or "sign-up" links allowed. The UnitedCardists.com team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
  • Duplicate links to the same URL in a signature are not allowed.
  • All signatures must be made in English, or an English translation included.
  • Signatures should not exceed the following size limits:
    • 4 lines normal size text, 8 lines small size and up to 90 characters per line
    • Do not use images with lots of text to bypass the text limitations
    • Images should be a maximum of 600x125 pixels and 20k in size




Trading
  • Personal trades may only be posted in the "Personal (member) BUY / SELL / TRADE / EBAY / ISO / CoOp" forum.
  • All corporate / professional trades, pre-sales and offers must be posted in the "Reseller offers, "Coming Soon" & UC discounts, etc." forum.
  • Unsolicited requests for trades using any other United Cardists forum, the chat system or PMs will not be tolerated.
  • You may only trade for items that actually exist.
  • You may not trade crowd-funding pledges, (i.e. a tier or product of a current / incomplete project), or any product that does not yet exist.
    • However this does not prohibit pledge 'swaps' where individuals agree to synchronise times to drop pledges so that the other party may then pledge for them, or cooperative pledges.
  • Trading topics must include:
    • One of the following trading codes in the subject line: [BUY] - [SELL] - [TRADE] - [CoOp] - [EBAY] or [ISO]
      • [BUY] - Use to list items that you would like to buy for cash.
      • [SELL] - Use to list items that you would like to sell for cash.
      • [TRADE] - Use to list items that you have for trade, and items you would like to trade for.
      • [ISO] - 'In Search Of' Use this to list items you are trying to find, and you are asking members to post leads or availability.
      • [CoOp] - Use this to invite other members to buy cooperatively with you - (e.g. to save on bulk shipping)
      • [EBAY] - Use this to post links to your eBay sales.
    • Your Name (and/or ebay name if advertising an ebay sale).
    • Contact information such as PM, Email, Ebay name, etc.
    • The country you are shipping from
    • Countries you will ship to
    • As much relevant information as possible (condition, quantity, etc.)
  • DO NOT 'BUMP' YOUR OWN THREAD WITHIN 3 DAYS OF POSTING. MODIFY THE ORIGINAL POST.
  • CAVEAT EMPTOR: United Cardists and its staff are not responsible for any trade made between members (however if a staff member enters into a trade they are responsible for their part in that trade). It is your responsibility to check and verify that the person you are trading with is trustworthy.
  • Posts that violating these rules will be deleted.




Moderator Actions, Raising Concerns and Disputes
  • The United Cardists team shall be the sole arbiter of what does and what does not violate the rules. Our decision is final.
  • The United Cardists team reserve the right to close, move or remove offending posts at any time without notice. (Though a note or PM to inform you of the change is usual)
  • Breech of the rules may result in written warnings; official account warnings; account limitations, temporary bans or permanent bans.
  • Although the administrators and moderators of UnitedCardists.com Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of UnitedCardists.com Forum (Mike Ratledge) nor "Friends of UC" will be held responsible for the content of any message.
  • You may report a post or pm that violates the rules by clicking the report symbol (upside-down triangle with an exclamation mark) on that post or message and filling out the form. You may also PM any moderator or admin with your concerns.
  • Any disputes with the staff of the UnitedCardists.com Forums will be conducted in private through the Private Message System.




We reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community.
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Re: UNITED CARDISTS RULES! Yes, we do - terminology, too.

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:08 pm  

"We certainly do!". Actually, I have relaxed the signature rules a bit, and a few others, but for now I'll just let it be. Upcoming soon is a revamp of the forums and subforums, which are simply forums that are parts of other forums.

There are a couple of abbreviations that I have been asked to explain, but most of them should be apparent if you think about them except possibly for:

OP = either the "Original Post" or the "Original Poster" of a topic.

IP = "Intellectual Property" used especially when talking about copyrights, trademarks, etc.

YRiHF = "You Read it Here First" and it's sibling

YSiHF = "You Saw it Here First"

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Re: UNITED CARDISTS RULES

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:38 am  

Only to say if you append/amend the rules in replies here also update the OP. (See what I did there? :D )
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Re: UNITED CARDISTS RULES

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:01 pm  

Bumped so people notice changes, which were made to the OP: "Advertising" references removed, signature restrictions relaxed almost entirely...
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UNITED CARDISTS RULES: UPDATE 02/05/15

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sat May 02, 2015 12:39 pm  

UPDATE: What's new?:
  • The updated rules pull together the Forum and Trading rules
  • Rewording & reformatting for clarity where needed
  • Duplications removed
  • A new section on conduct and community standards which explicitly states the specifics and scope of what we consider to be the standards of reasonable conduct at (or representing) United Cardists - this was only implied previously.
    This means that in extreme cases, poor conduct even off these forums may be taken into consideration. You represent us wherever you go, and membership here is a privilege, not a right.
    Don't worry - this doesn't mean that we're becoming Big Brother - we just don't want disagreements here to spill over to flame wars or bullying elsewhere. We all have the urge to be come keyboard warriors when someone ticks us off - but we'd rather see heated situations resolved amicably (as a vast majority here are!)
  • Clarification of what can and can't be sold. Specifically prohibiting the private trade of items that do not exist for money or other goods - i.e. Crowdfunding rewards on a project that has not yet completed.
    This does not prohibit arranging to drop a reward so a specific person can pledge for it or swapping tiers in a similar manner. nor does it prohibit normal commercial presales on the Resellers Offers" forum
  • Additional guidance on the use of the report functionality: PLEASE DO use the report button to alert the Moderator team to posts and PMs that you have serious concerns about - but note that frivolous use or abuse of the feature will not work in your favour.

If you have any feedback or suggestions about the update please let us know!
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