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The Fishy Forum Rules
Threads/posts considered to be offensive to other members or non-members, or considered as bad taste may be edited/deleted by one of the forum moderators. This includes signatures.
Text Talk / Short Replies.
On The Fishy you are not limited to 180 characters like in a text message, so please do not use 'text talk' in your posts. Please don’t just reply with one word answers, give your opinion.
Members may not use The Fishy to abuse any other member of the forum. If a member does abuse another member then they will be issued a warning, along with details of why they have been warned. If a member repeats the offence, this will result in a permanent ban.
If however you feel that you have been unfairly treated, then contact an Administrator, who will re-view the situation.
Discrimination is not tolerated on this forum. Discrimination can take the form of the use of specific words or phrases or can be in the form of a general attitude towards an individual or group of people. For example, making a statement that all black people are criminals is discrimination on the basis of race, is illegal and is unacceptable. Discrimination can be on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or political persuasion.
Promotion of other sites.
Members are not permitted to promote another site on The Fishy, without the permission of a member of the Admin team. If a member is found to promote/spam the site with another site then they will be warned/banned. All posts will be removed.
The Fishy is open to all ages, therefore posts need to be respectful. No images or URL of a pornographic nature are welcome and will be removed. Bad Language needs to be kept to a minimum. If a post is found to contain this, then moderators have the ability to edit/delete the post.
If a member is found to have multiple accounts, then these accounts may be removed or suspended.
Members are given the ability to create their own signature. However signatures slow the loading of the site down, and therefore need to be kept to a minimum.
1 Large Image or 2 small images
Less than 500 Characters of Text at default font size.
Animated Images should be less than 512kb.
Animated Images Less than 512 KB
1 Animated Image, either in your signature or avatar.
(Nb Copyrighted pictures are not to be posted onto the forum, unless the poster owns the copyright or the owner has expressed implicit permission to use the photograph in the public domain. Similarly, large passages of text taken from websites should be avoided.)
Warnings will be issued if a member breaks these simple rules, or causes a disruption to the forum. Warnings can be issued for the following...
Short/Pointless Replies/Overuse of Smilies (limit to max of 5 per line of text)
Inappropriate Strong Language
In serious cases, a warning will not be appropriate and the account will be suspended.
If a member has a complaint against another member/moderator/admin, or a post/thread, the member should contact a member of the admin team via e-mail or PM. Complaints made public on the forum will be removed. Failure to do so in the correct manner may result in you receiving a warning.
Moderators have the power to suspend your account without consulting the Administrators of The Fishy. If you wish to appeal against this decision send an email to the moderators.
The Fishy Forum Disclaimer
The admin team will do their best to attempt to keep all messages on this forum respectful and within the forum rules, but it is impossible for us to review every message. All messages expressed by the poster are views of the author and The Fishy will not be held responsible for the content of any message.
The owners of The Fishy reserve the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread for any reason.
All communications between users of The Fishy via these message boards are public and not private communications. The opinions and viewpoints expressed by users of The Fishy are their own and not necessarily those of The Fishy. The Fishy reserves the right to remove any messages with or without notice. The Fishy also reserves the right to ban users for any reason without notification.
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