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The Cambride Area Pool Forum is where you can disuss the weeks results and other issues in the Cambridge Pool world. Please abide by the rules below and be friendly to each other!

Please review the rules and enter the forum via the buttons at the bottom of this page.

POSTING TO THE CAMBRIDGE AREA POOL LEAGUE FORUM IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES.

If you don’t agree with them, then don’t post to the forum.

Comments made in here by Committee members are only personal comments and do not represent a Committee viewpoint unless explicitly stated.

These rules will be enforced by a group of 'anonymous' moderators.

The rules may to be changed or added to from time to time to cater for unforseen circumstances, so please revist them occasionally.

Please abide by the rules. If too much time has to be spent enforcing the rules or it gets out of hand the forum will be removed.

FORUM RULES

  1. Don’t join up to the forum with multiple usernames, if you have problems with an account or password contact the administrator who will sort out any problems. The only exception is for CAPL Committee members, who may have one other username other than their ‘official one’ with which to make posts in an unofficial capacity.
  2. Don't post personal/racial/ethnic/gender-based insults, slurs or offensive comments.
  3. Don’t post pornography.
  4. Don't swear or bypass any of the forums built in swearing filter. (Some swear words get automatically changed to something less offensive)
  5. Don't post personal information about someone else. e.g. phone numbers, physical address details, email addresses etc. They can do it themselves if they so desire.
  6. Don't make slanderous statements, or anything else that might violate someone's privacy.
  7. Don't make posts that are inflammatory just to wind people up.
  8. Don't duplicate existing topics elsewhere.
  9. Don't threaten other users.
  10. Don’t impersonate other users or even other pool players who may not be members of this forum.
  11. Don't get personal; a good general rule: Criticize ideas, not people and even then do it constructively.
  12. Don’t start ‘personal’ conversations with someone on the forums that are of no interest to anyone else. You can use the PM (personal message) system to contact other members.
    Personal messages are just that, PERSONAL. Do not under any circumstances repost them on the forum
  13. Do keep messages on-topic and post on the appropriate topic board. eg. Divisional boards are only to be used for discussion about that particular division.
  14. Do be sure to read what the other person is actually saying and not what you think they may be saying.
  15. Do be civilized and considerate and don’t get childish.
  16. Do watch what you say – you are legally responsible for what you write.
  17. Banter is OK to a degree, but it can get out of hand. One person’s banter can be taken the wrong way by someone else (especially in a textual format), so be sensible. Make use of the emoticons to make your intentions more obvious.
  18. If you wish to remain anonymous, remember that any banter may cause offence more easily.
  19. Try and avoid getting into an endless arguments with each side going around in circles forever. Any threads that get like this may be locked or deleted.
  20. Do respect the Moderators' decisions – the Moderators reserve the right to edit, relocate and/or remove any message, at any time, for any reason. All moderator decisions should be considered final. We don’t have time to enter into endless discussions about decisions.
  21. Do remember that the forums are moderated by a group of people who have volunteered to put themselves in the position of making difficult judgement calls. Following these guidelines/rules makes their life easier, and everyone's experience visiting the forums more pleasant. We don’t want have to spend time sorting out issues on here.
  22. Once warnings are issued, repeat offences may result in a ban from the forum. (Temporary or permanent at a moderator’s discretion).
  23. Severe abuse of the rules may result in an immediate ban.
  24. Do not try to contact a moderator or administrator of this forum about a ban or suspension as any discussion will not be entered into.

These rules are in addition to general proboards.com rules that you agree to when registering to use the forum.