1 - Start your thread in the right section of the forum
We are having to spend more and more time each day moderating the website, moving threads that members have been strarted from one section to another because they've been started in the wrong part of the forum.
We're really happy that the forum is being used as much as it is, but please do decide carefully when creating a thread which section to put it in as currently many of them are put into the 'General Crafting' section (this section) instead of a more appropriate one.
This can make navigating the website frustrating for other members who are trying to find relevant content for the section they're browsing.
The more time we spend moving topics about, the less time we have to made more important advancements on the site such as improvements to the project gallery that you're all wanting
2 - Give your new threads an appropriate title that indicates what the thread is about rather than vague titles such as "Could we have...." in the suggestions forum - as you're posting in the suggestions bit, it's pretty obvious you want something so no need to name the thread that
3 - Do not double post! Post your thread in the most appropriate section, do not duplicate it in another.
4 - Do not give out personal information on a forum board – just because you are a sane individual does not mean that everyone is! If you feel the need to give out personal information (which is never encouraged) please do this through your private email address. Make sure if you are meeting up with fellow craft friends that you always bring along a friend, meet in a public place and that people know where you are going and when you will come back.
5 - Do not use block capitals, text talk, swear, and be rude, threatening or anything seen as discrimination. Block capitals will often be seen as a form of shouting on the boards, so will not be appreciated. We would like everyone to treat each other with respect and respect one another’s opinions. Also, text talking can be thoroughly irritating to read so please be aware that this will not be tolerated.
6 - Do not SPAM – No one wants to trawl through advertisements before getting to the focal point of a discussion. It is permissible to have as part of your signature a sentence or so about your own craft related website or personal blog but anything else is not permitted.
Do not link to inappropriate websites – for instance any websites particularly sexual.
7. Reporting Posts - If you come across any posts that you are concerned about you should report it immediately to a Moderator. (This is not just restricted to Spam)
To do this use the 'Report this Post' Button. This can be found on the Top Right Hand Side of each post. It is the Exclamation Mark in the UpsideTriangle.
Reporting a Blog post is exactly the same.
A PM to a Moderator marked 'Urgent' or 'Spam Alert' is also acceptable. The main thing is to remove the offending posts as soon as possible.
To report misuse of a Member, please use the button on the Memeber's Profile Page. This will direct you to your default email programe where you will be asked to send a report direct to Trimcraft.
We do appreciate all your help to keep this a fun, friendly and safe place to be.
8 - Make your signatures short and sweet. They are more likely to be read this way and it saves individuals having to scroll down too far.
Mods (moderators) role is as follows:
- We will respond to problem posts as soon as made aware of them. We therefore urge members to state if there is one as soon as possible.
- We will remove posts if they go against the rules as stated above
- Threads may be closed by us if we feel they are not in the best interests to be open, are ‘dead’ threads (i.e. no recent posts for a defined period) or if they are problem threads.
- We will also act as a focus for discussion if we feel that a thread as become heated as such. We will aim to make the forums a better place to be.
- We have the right to ban individuals (username, email address, IP address) if they frequently disobey rules or take part in what is deemed gross misconduct.
- We aim to answer any questions you have and deal with any problems as quickly as possible.
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Just finding my way around site, love what I see so far, especially the Good etiquette guide, very new to forums so very useful. Looking forward to getting new ideas and sharing mine.
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