|Community Constitution |
The T2W forum is a place to share information, seek help and contribute to everyoneís development as a Trader. We are a community and should behave like one.
We want T2W to be a place where you can discuss trading, free from nasty comments and people trying to sell you things.
Following these basic rules will make sure that we achieve this aim together.
1.01 People have a right to be treated properly. Forums are notorious for human beings behaving badly toward each other. We donít want this on T2W. If you donít like someone, think their question is stupid, have had a bad day and whatever else you think excuses bad behaviour then deal with it some other way. If it appears on the forums and crosses a line then you can expect it to be dealt with by us.
1.02 Donít feed the trolls. Every community has a small but very vocal number of people who add nothing of value. They deliberately cause trouble and offence and clearly have little else to do with their time. Your job is not to rise to the bait. Ignore them and report them. They will soon get fed up and go somewhere else.
1.03 Donít post rubbish. This isnít You Tube, it is a site dedicated to Trading and should be treated as such. There are plenty of places where you can post whatever you like. We donít want it here unless it is about trading.
1.04 This isnít a freedom of speech site. We can be liable for what you post and this could cost us a lot of money. We may have to delete things to protect us from this. So if you want to campaign freely and be allowed to say whatever you like then you will have to find somewhere else to do it. This does not mean you canít express an opinion, just do so sensibly and within the rules.
1.05 Make sure you follow the posting guidelines. They are there for a reason and it gets annoying when posts appear all over the place and/or in the wrong place. This is not asking much so do your bit for everyoneís benefit.
1.06 No selling allowed. Any form of selling is unacceptable. The forum has to be a safe place, it canít be this if you are trying to sell your products and services. If you see this happening then report it and it will be dealt with.
1.07 Vendors are welcome but they canít sell. Any vendor representative who is prepared to share valuable information, join in discussions or deal with questions about their services will be welcomed. If they cross the line into selling the offending content will be deleted.
1.08 Donít abuse our team. We have a duty of care for all the members of our team and will not tolerate any form of abuse directed at them. This is a zero tolerance policy so donít do it. Also we donít respond to aggression or threats, stay polite and you will be fine.
1.01 If you break the rules expect to be dealt with. Depending on what you have done, you may be warned, suspended for a short time or banned completely. This is regardless of how long you have been a member and how much you have contributed. And donít forget we depend on you to report things that you feel have broken the rules as we canít spot everything.
1.10 It is how you behave that counts. We donít have the time to investigate why you might feel a certain way or who may be right or wrong in a given situation. So, we will look at what you actually do, how you conduct yourself and react accordingly. No solution is ideal and we want to allow full and frank discussion but if we have to step in and police things we will.
1.11 Donít be harsh with newcomers. We do all we can to guide new members but they will still post what appear to be the wrong questions often in the wrong place. Show some tolerance and help if you can, treating them harshly is against what we stand for so donít do it. If you think they are not genuine, report them.
1.12 Posting on T2W is a privilege not a right. This is a privately owned site and nobody has to pay to be here. Any inappropriate posts or any issues that take up a disproportionate amount of site resources, or make it a worse place to be, can be stopped at our discretion. We have to prioritise our spend and will not waste valuable resources dealing with things that do not warrant it.
|How to use the forums|
1. Posting Threads
1.1 Each forum has a different topic. Please make sure you find a forum and topic that best fits the subject of your new message.
2. Mentioning other Web sites2.1 You can mention, link to, or discuss other Web sites that are of interest to our members, as long as they don't violate any of our guidelines. Please don't use our community to generate traffic for another trading community. We'll delete posts that mention or link to our competitors for the sole purpose of encouraging our users to participate elsewhere.
3. Signature Rules3.1 Signatures should not be excessively long.
3.2 You can't use your signature to advertise.
3.3 Signatures cannot include any link, identifiable URL or email address. Identifying your company name or type of business is not permitted unless the principal reason for using the site is the representation of the company to address members' questions and support issues.
4. No Advertising
4.1 You can't post advertisments of any kind anywhere on the site.
5. Changing your user name.
5.1 If you forget your login details or wish to change your user name then email email@example.com for help, please do not simply re-register. Anyone found using multiple accounts will have all additional accounts deleted and may be subject to sanctions . Usernames can only be changed in exceptional circumstances as determined by T2W .
6. Respect for Moderators
6.1 Moderators are site members who freely give their time to ensure that discussions are friendly and civilised and conducted in accordance with the site's guidance. The forums could not function in the way that they do without the activities of the moderators and their efforts should be appreciated by all who use the site.
7. Reporting posts
7.1 You will find "Report Post" links that look like this: in many places throughout the forums. You can use these links to alert moderators of anything which you believe to be in breach of the guidelines so that they can deal with it.
8. Violations of the guidelines
8.1 Any violation of these guidelines, the site and forum terms and conditions or the Community Constitution will result in a warning from a member of the moderation team. Any further violations may result in a temporary or full ban from the site.