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AIUK Rules

General


  • You must be over the age of 18 to become a registered member of Archery Interchange.

  • By becoming a registered member of Archery Interchange you are stating that you are over the age of eighteen years.

  • Anyone found to be a registered member of Archery Interchange under the age of eighteen years will immediately and without notice have their account revoked.



To help you gain the most from Archery-Interchange.com, please familiarise yourself with the rules and guidelines below for participating in the message forums, chat rooms, shoutbox and other facilties.

Although the Administrators and Moderators of Archery Interchange UK will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, we cannot be responsible for message content. All messages express the views of the author. The owners or the representatives of Archery Interchange UK may remove, edit, move, or close topics they feel do not follow the rules.

Inappropriate content will be removed without notice. Do not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, racist, hateful, threatening, accusative, misleading or otherwise violative of any laws.

Please use good judgement when choosing user names, avatars, or images to post, and do not attempt to bypass the word filter. It is there for a reason.

By becoming a member you agree to adhere to these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to change and a current version is always available in the forums.

Members that violate these rules may have their account suspended or removed.


Registering

Register using only one user name, and do not flood the board with posts that are off-topic. Creating multiple user accounts or flooding the board will be considered a denial-of-service attack on the forums and will result in your account being suspended from the forum and reported to your ISP.


What you can post

You can post anything relevant to the sport of archery, cake and anything socially acceptable that makes the board a fun and friendly place. Remember to place your message in the correct forum area; that way it is more likely to attract the attention of someone knowledgeable in the subject.


What you can't post

No defamatory statements
Defamatory statements are, for example, statements that contain certain kinds of untrue factual information about a person or a company that is derogatory. As a general rule, avoid repeating vague and unsubstantiated rumors about someone or some company. Stick to your experiences and your opinions, based on what you know not what you have heard on the grapevine.

Personal Attacks
No flames, personal attacks or contentious off-topic comments: The idea is to make this a pleasant environment to discuss archery.

Non-Sponsoring Retailers
Discussions and or links to non-sponsoring retailers must be kept to the appropriate section of the Directory. Reviews, discussions and links to non-sponsoring retailers within the forums will be removed without notice.

Language
Watch your language. Foul, offensive, or crude language is not welcome. Also, although it is not required, most posts are in English. Board members who are native English speakers should remember that, although this is a UK board, there may be members for whom English is a second language. Allow for the possibility of misunderstandings, and be patient if someone asks for an explanation of what seems to be obvious.

Calendar
The events calendar is for club shoots only. You may not post the date and details of any commercial event not associated directly with an archery club where a fee is charged for entrance and/or the event takes place at or within a commercial enterprise.

Discussion of illegal activities such as software piracy and other intellectual property violations, or advice on fraudulent activities are not allowed and will be removed. Bow hunting is an illegal activity in the UK and it's discussion will be at the discretion of administrators/moderators. Photographs of dead/wounded animals will be removed.


Copyrighted or trademarked material

You can't post copyrighted material or a reproduction of registered trade/service marks without permission from the author or owner. For example, this means that, without prior permission, you may not post a verbatim copy of an equipment review from an archery magazine or e-zine, or an image of a manufacturer's trademarked logo.


Advice Forums

Archery Interchange UK is not responsible for anything you do as a result of information or advice obtained at this site. You should fully understand what a recommended change may do to your setup.


Advertising

No advertising, advertorial, promotion, market research, opinion canvasing of a product or service or selling of any kind is allowed in the discussion forums. If you are interested in advertising, contact the site owners. Anything considered to be advertising, market research or spam will be removed without notice and may lead to suspension of your account. You may publicise non-commercial club shoots only.

If you have declared your commercial interest in archery and you are an AIUK subscriber you may include one link to your site in your signature or mention it in your Post Profile so long as the advertised product or service does not conflict with a product or service offered by Archery-Interchange.net or one of our affiliates. Any links included in Post Profiles or signatures of non-subscribers to websites (commercial or non-commercial) or organisations (commercial or non-commercial) will be removed without notice. No 3rd party advertising banners (commercial or non-commercial) may be used in your signature. Non-commercial links to 3rd party sites may be allowed providing there is a link pointing back to http://www.archery-interchange.net

Linking to external sites.
Links to external sites are allowed at the discretion of the moderators and admin. Linking (whether link is hot (clickable) or not) to non-AIUK sponsoring retailers is not allowed. All links not approved by a moderator or administrator will be removed without notice.

Commercial Reviews.
Reviews of traders etc. must now be lodged under the appropriate heading in the AIUK Directory.


Profile Fields

Extra fields added to your profile are for a specific purpose. (e.g. declaration of commercial interest, commercial interest, club, IFAA, GNAS classifications).

You may enter your commercial interest and name that commercial interest. If you are able to place links in your signature (subscriber function) you may place one link to your commercial interest in your signature with the exception of the ruling above in the advertising section concerning signature links.

If you do not have a commercial interest or you have a commercial interest and not declared it you may not place a link to a commercial website in your signature.

Any profile fields containing advertising or material not intended for that field will be removed immediately and without notice.


Shoutbox

Shoutbox Access
Only registered members can see the Shoutbox. The Shoutbox is disabled and invisible to junior members.

Do not hog the Shoutbox!
If it looks like your shout may turn into a conversation, please use the Cow & Quiver Chatroom (Link in the Navigation Bar) or PMs.

Unless it's an emergency, please try to keep your shouting down to no more than two shouts in a row.

Please do not announce sending or receiving of PMs. The email and alert box system will make sure that the PM recipient has received your PM.

Clearing the Shoutbox
On occasion, to free up system resources the Shoutbox will be cleared of all shouts.

Site Support
Quick questions can be asked if you're having a technical problem. Hopefully the problem can be solved with a quick one line answer; if not you may be asked to PM a moderator to receive full help.

Archery Advice
Please post any advice requests in the relevant forum.

Admin. Shouts
Administrators or Moderators may sometimes have to use the Shoutbox for an important message. These shouts will be proceeded by the word ADMIN:. and a timestamp. Please do not use the Shoutbox until one hour has passed from the time of indicated. Any shouts that appear before the time limit has expired will be removed without notice.

Any abuse of the Shoutbox may result in your Shoutbox priviledges being revoked and (in extreme cases) your AIUK account being suspended.


Tournament and other Date/Event Listings

While we try to be as accurate as possible with listings that we or members of the forum have posted we advise you to check with organisers before travelling as we canot be held responsible for events that are cancelled at short notice. And please do check the address of the venue with the organisers - typos may creep into our listings (if you spot one, be a good sport and let us know).
We also recommend that you visit archeryOrganiser.com to list your event there in more detail.


Thread Naming

When you create a thread please name it something appropriate, i.e. if you're asking about Cartel Triples, include Cartel Triples in the title. This makes it much easier for others to search and find your thread. Don't just call it: 'problem with my arrows...'


Archery Interchange Shoots

Contact the administrators with a detailed proposal if you wish to host either an official AIUK shoot or AIUK Social Shoot. Contact must be made before any planning or preparation goes ahead. AIUK will not be held liable for any damages or financial loss incurred by an unofficial gathering of its members to shoot and/or socialise.

When signing up for an official AIUK Shoot you must be covered by the relevant governing body for the shoot; i.e. GNAS, NFAS.


Off topic posts in threads

Please keep to the topic of the title when replying to threads.

Administrators and Moderators will remove off-topic posts and their responses without notice or explanation. In the case of threads wandering off to a different archery discussion the moderator may split this thread off into its own thread.


Usernames

For security reasons, when registering do not use your email address as your username.


Updating of Rules

These rules can and will be updated at regular intervals. You are advised to check here frequently for updates and amendments. Where possible the administration staff of Archery Interchange will try and contact you regarding major updates and amendments but this is not guaranteed and it is your responsibility to ensure your knowledge of these rules is up to date.


Archers Mart

No business or commercial advertising is allowed in Archers Mart without first contacting Admin. No exceptions. Any advert deemed to be commercial in nature will be removed without notice. No links to Ebay within the Classifieds section.


Polls

With the exception of Admin. posted polls <strong>all</strong> polls must appear in the Archery Polls forum. Polls posted to other AIUK forums will be removed without notice. Do not use polls for your commercial market research.


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