To stop trolls registering different usernames we kindly ask that if you share an internet connection with a family member or friend who is also registered on this forum that you please contact one of the site moderators to let us know so that your IP address doesn't get banned by mistake.
And if you use proxy servers you will be flagged by our system to monitor your posts, this is to stop trolls trying to hide by registering from different IP addressess, if you are making helpful contributions to discussions you have nothing to worry about.
We like to think of discussions here as being around a table and debated in a friendly manner.
Please make your first post an introduction in the new members section, any first post blatantly advertising will result in deletion and possibly the user being banned.
When posting it's helpful if you can provide reference material or links to support your post.
It's ok to disagree with what other forum members post and to offer your alternative view, again reference material and links are helpful,
We believe in freedom of speech but keep it friendly please, personal attacks, insults or name calling are not tolerated and will be deleted and the offending member will be warned and continuation may result in you being banned for a day/week/month or even permanently banned.
Likewise please keep to the subject of the thread and don't try and take it off topic, you can always start a new thread of your own.
Any obvious attempts to derail a thread will meet with the same action as personal attacks/insults etc outlined above.
People only get banned permanently after a majority vote taken from all moderators/admin.
The site moderators try to keep on top of things here and keep the forum running in a friendly manner but we cannot be everywhere monitoring every thread and post, so if you spot something untoward or offensive please help us by reporting it using the exclamation mark within a triangle in the top right hand corner of the post you wish to report.
Thank you for your co-operation
The moderating team.