DIY MOTORHOME RULES
DIY Motorhome is our home. To make it an overall enjoyable place to be, we have to set our expectations about the behaviour of everyone who enters.
The overall tone of conversation in our forums is very important to us. If you are a new member, browse around the forums for a while to get a feel for our culture. Look at the flow of our conversations to get a sense for what we consider to be acceptable in posts and topics.
If you're new and immediately start posting with provoking or inciting comments, don't be surprised if you're banned. You won’t get any warnings. In the past, we've given yellow cards and spent time spent time trying to coach new members in to being nice (see rule 1 below) These days we are too busy to do this and the result is a straight ban. You cannot say you were not warned.
If the rules below grate with you and you're ready to get on your high-horse about free speech on the web then motorhome Fun isn’t for you; please leave now. If, on the other hand, you enjoy respectful and engaging dialogue, have a sense of courtesy to others and a sense of fun then you are most welcome.
With regard to posting content to DIYMotorhome we only have 4 simple rules we respectfully ask that you follow. By posting in the forums you are agreeing to abide by these rules. If you do not follow these rules you may well be banned from the forums. Should you be banned you agree there will be no refund of any subscription fees.
Rule 1 Be Nice.
This is a civilised place for public discussion. Help us make this a great place for conversation by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure if your post will add to the conversation, think hard before posting. Be agreeable, even when you disagree. We do not allow personal attacks of any kind. Offensive, insulting, profane or vulgar remarks are not allowed. As is telling others to "Get a life" or that they or their comments are "stupid" "Crap" or "Bullshit" As soon as a discussion gets even a tiny bit personal it can go downhill fast. So don't get personal "You Would Say That" or "Only an idiot would do that" makes it personal. Don't do it, it ruins the fun atmosphere for everyone.
If someone rubs you up the wrong way then your reply should address the post, rather than the poster or their tone. DO NOT question the intelligence or parenthood of the poster; or make personal comments of ANY kind. Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.
Be aware that Spelling and grammar pedants are never nice, correcting other members spelling or grammar even in jest is strictly forbidden. Read more about spelling and grammar here.
Rule 2 Do not post defamatory comments on this forum.
DIYMotorhome is not the place to post defamatory posts about any person or company no matter how you might feel justified in doing so. This is a forum to discuss the Fun aspect of motorhomes and not a place to 'rubbish' others, spread gossip or assist campaigns against companies or individuals.
Rule 3 Do not Promote other motorhome related forums.
Whilst most forums ban the mention of any competitors we do allow this, however please do not provide actual links to other forums that are in any way related to motorhomes. Links from this website are very advantageous to our competitors and will help them achieve higher search engine placement to our detriment.
We work extremely hard to attract visitors to our site and we consider it bad manners and poor etiquette when members write posts or include in signatures that are sign-posts pointing our hard earned visitors to other forums without very good reason. Do not ‘knock’ other forums; while a bit of banter is acceptable, rubbishing another forum or it’s members is not allowed.
Rule 4 Traders & Trading
If you are a trader (you sell motorhomes or any motorhome or camping related items) you must notify admin and they will add the term "Trade Member" under your name. Traders must remember that these forums are for motorhome enthusiasts to discuss their hobby and Not a place for you to sell your wares. You must abide by the traders rules outlined here.
Spamming the forum will result in accounts being terminated and this will not show your company in a very good light. COMMERCIAL LINKS IN SIGNATURES ARE ONLY ALLOWED IF YOU ARE A FORUM SPONSOR. Traders WHO ARE SPONSORS may include a link to commercial sites. They should be one line long only. A traders username cannot be the same or similar to the trading name unless they are a site sponsor. You must choose a suitable username! Any usernames that are deemed inappropriate and you will be asked to change. Please ensure that your signature is no deeper than 4 lines. No company names or commercial links in signatures unless you are a forum sponsor. Links to commercial sites must be a single slogan OR URL on ONE line in size 2 text and no larger.
NO advertising for commercial sites is allowed in the forums or in private messages from anyone. Unless the advertising is pre paid and authorised. This includes posting references to other sites that you have a personal commercial interest in. Affiliate links are not allowed in the forums.
IF YOU SEE OTHERS BREAKING THE RULES
If someone breaks any of the rules DO NOT challenge them or respond in kind. For example if someone breaks rule 1 and then you break it responding to them, then expect to be banned with them. There are no excuses for breaking the rules, least of all provocation. REPORT THE POST and let us deal with it. Every post has a link to report it below the post marked 'Report'
Before posting please do search the forums. Be specific in your searches. If you get too many hits to a search, navigate to a particular forum and use the "search this Forum" button. The software we use at Motorhome fun is very sophisticated; you can even search in particular threads
When posting, DO NOT give your topic a title of: “Help me please!” “I need help!” “I have a question” “Big problem!” “Problems Urgent!” BE SPECIFIC in choosing a title for your post. "Campsite Near Oxford" or "12v Televisions" etc. That way you are guaranteed to get a proper response
Try and post your topic in the respective forum i.e. Mobile Internet questions in the Internet Connections Forum. Don’t worry too much though, a moderator will move it if you make a mistake.
The Belly Locker cannot be seen by Google or non-members this is where any items or threads that might offend will be placed. Even though this forum is restricted viewing do not place racist or vulgar material within.
We're all for freedom of speech. That said, we will remove or edit posts we consider to contain personal attacks, break the law and/or are obscene, racist, sexist, disableist, ageist or homophobic, once they are brought to our attention, we will also delete any posts that we think are just seriously unpleasant (Please note that any subsequent posts repeating the words in the deleted post may be deleted, too.)
If a whole thread is deleted, please don't start a new one repeating and/or rehashing everything that's been deleted. Most Funsters consider that to be very bad manners - and, of course, it's highly likely that the new thread will be deleted, too.
DIYMotorhome TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The following terms and conditions govern all use of the DIYMotorhome.co.uk website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, DIYMotorhome.co.uk Forum Software, DIYMotorhome.co.uk Support Forums and the DIYMotorhome.co.uk Hosting service and shop, (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by AJ Brown and SR Brown husband and wife partnership known as Simajin LLP registered in Wales no OC395613 and hereafter in this document shall be referred to as DIYMotorhome. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, DIYMotorhome’s
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You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your password and shall be responsible for all uses via your registration and/or login, whether authorised or unauthorised by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use or your registration, user account or password. If you post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that content. That is the case regardless of whether the content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
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