Thems the rules (for now)

Discussion in 'Rules To Play By' started by Guest, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    These are the rules until Tom writes the proper ones

    Rule 1 well in our community Rule 1 ALWAYS applies

    2 Please at least Try to be polite. Abuse isn't clever, wont be tolerated and will be removed and the poster Possibly suspended or removed depending on severity of the offence. This does NOT mean we intend being heavy handed with censorship so if your comment is blunt. . . but a fair and honest opinion, then so be it. Everyone has a right to reply. You only need to ask one question of yourself. Would I let a child look at what I'm posting. ??....If the answer is no, well then It's not suitable material for this forum

    3 Please no spam or blatant advertising, But if you see a good product , receive good . . . or poor service then feel free to post it up with the usual caveats. .. It is YOUR opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of others on the forum etc.

    4 Copyright. . . Please at all times respect the Copyright of any material you post on this forum. . . YOU, the poster are responsible for any breaches , we just provide a platform, so please please take care and ONLY post material you have permission to reproduce. If in doubt ask a Moderator BEFORE posting.

    5 Re 4 above we assume that any material you post on platform1mrc Is free to be used by members for their Personal pursuit of our hobby,( Unless you mark it as copyrighted ), not for business use or monetary gain and only to be used elsewhere with the express permission of the original poster ( If that member is no longer a member then please assume that you do NOT have permission to use elsewhere )This /images/emoticons/169.gif is available in your emoticons library ( scroll right if you don't see it)
    6. We have included a PM facility for use by our members. Along with the provision of such a facility as well as the forum in general comes responsibility. Unfortunately our type of forum facility being small and insignificant in the back of " virtual nowhere " can make the ideal breeding ground for undesirable activity. People can join and use the forum ( more specifically the PM communication system ) to operate there network of dishonesty.

    With this in mind, One or two things that you should be aware of.

    6a) I ( Tom / Toto ) as owner of the forum am responsible for all content placed upon it. That is posts, images everything. Everything posted on the forum is stored on a main server which can be viewed at any time by the relevant authorities and is under the jurisdiction of US law. ( and possibly others )

    6b) All moderators have the ability to see any post in their general position as moderator and have the facility to use admin permissions with which to read anyone's PM's.

    6c) We can and will from time to time police the forum and it's contents to ensure that we are complying with any law that we are obliged to operate under.

    6d) should we come across any content which is perceived to fall under any inappropriate category for example, paedophilia, acts of terrorism or any other obvious subject matter, we shall without warning or hesitation hand such information along with any user details to the appropriate authorities. No exception.

    6e) in carrying out our obligations we may come across other opinions etc vented by the member whose PM's we may have entered. I would like to state clearly that We are not interested in using or acting on personal opinion ( toto is a tosser ) discovered in the process of vetting the forum for the intention of the above.

    6f) the alternative is the removal of the facility.

    7) Junior Section ( rules currently under draft. Section still officially to be opened to juniors )

    8). If you don't like the above rules. . . . There are other alternatives.

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  2. 16A

    16A Guest

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    Just a suggestion...

    Should item 4 'Copyright' have a clause stating Platform 1's stance on copyright of images and data posted within - eg it belongs in the first place to the poster and secondly to Platform1?

    Thinking out loud that's all..... :©:
     
  3. Guest

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    Thanks Mike , we do say that it is free for members use in the pursuit of our hobby, ( and not for use elsewhere unless permission is granted by the original poster to do so ) . . . Unless the original poster has marked it as :©: Maybe needs re wording as you say to take ownership within Platform 1 to cover any material we need to move or remove . Thanks for raising it I'll bring it up with the Mods

    And welcome aboard :)

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  4. Sol

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    Following Toto's recent post about threads - I have posted to this as a reminder to all.
     
  5. Peter K

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    As a suggestion, perhaps a clear system with which states when members will:

    • have posts deleted
    • be temporarily banned
    • be permanently banned
    • be IP banned
    might help.
     
  6. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Peter,

    We have not had much call to really start implementing the rules. Members generally play the game. If they don't then usually things can be sorted with a very relaxed PM or on the odd occasion something a little stronger by the way of advice.

    If the general feeling is to categorise it could be done but I have tried to avoid dictating to much in the past.

    Generally, small misdemeanours equals a chat or preferable a word to the wise. If someone totally oversteps the mark ....... then it can get more serious.

    You can take away the temporary banning idea though because if I am forced to go to the extent of banning someone ...... then it's for good ...... no coming back. The idea of having to ban someone upsets me and if they have done something serious enough to push me to that point then they are not worth having on the forum as it just creates negativity.

    Any comments suggestions, requests on the above are welcome to gauge the general feeling as to if I need to be more specific with reference to how the above is dealt with.

    Let's not turn it into anything more than it has to be though please. I am trying to keep things as relaxed and fair as possible and avoid the dictatorial and heirarcle sword swinging present on some other forums.

    Basically ..... play nice is all that's needed

    Cheers toto
     
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  7. Peter K

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    Which is surprisingly positive. Many forums have 'secret laws' and a 'secret tribunal' which is only known for the unjust decisions it churns out without giving the 'defendant' time to calm down and think before responding... Andy York's dictatorship especially...
     
  8. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Don't know who Andy York is or what forum he runs with but I can assure you, there is no tribunals or kangaroo courts here. We just ask decency, tolerance, and a sense of reasonalableness between members. We all have our more personal views ....... just apportion them where they belong. This is modeling .... not just trains as we all have a broader interest lurking , so we can meandour but within certain parameters. We are also adults ( as far as I'm aware) so hopefully have the ability to judge when we are crossing the line.

    Of course, if certain individuals cant, then I provide a free service to advise them when they are defaulting ....... no fee. I'm all heart. Please don't praise me ..... I'll only get embarrassed.

    I'm delighted to have you on board because as well as this fife layout that I am hugely interested in, you have given me the opportunity to clarify the above without raising it myself and sounding like one of the less desirable characters from round about the 1939 - 1945 era's.

    I can see you and I getting on.:thumbs::tophat:
     
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  9. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    The gentleman in question is one of the Moderators on the "Rivet counters r us" forum. From what I've seen on my occasional visits to that forum, several people have had their nose put out of joint (metaphorically speaking!) in recent times as he can be about as subtle as an air raid on occasion!:giggle:

    Keith.
     
  10. Peter K

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    He's also known as this guy:

    https://pendonmuseum.com/events/event.php?s=making-effective-model-railway-movies

    Googling Andy York model railways will find you the right results.

    Interestingly, you aren't far off even though you are being sarcastic. This forum criticises a few too many rivets (on a GWR class) on CAD drawings for 3D printing by a young, foreign hobbyist.
     
  11. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I think I might change my user name then :avatar: now here is the disclaimer that person is absolutely no relation to me or has any involvement in any of my projects in this great hobby of ours. :avatar:
     
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