ScaleRC is a free and extremely useful resource. Use of the site is a privilege. Whilst the items below are guidelines and not strict rules, repeated misuse of the forum and blatant disregard of these guidelines will lead to a warning and/or a ban. The forum is there for everyone to enjoy and benefit from, not to abuse - so please exercise some common sense, follow the guidelines below, and hopefully ScaleRC will continue to improve as we develop the site.

 

Grievance Issues

If you have any issues or problems with another member's posting on the forum, please PM or email a moderator.

If you have another issue, problem with abusive PMs or wish to speak to a moderator directly, firstly look for any moderators that are currently online. Their names are highlighted on the forum homepage in the "Who's online section". If you have a problem that cannot be resolved by a moderator, contact the administrator.

 

Rules

Registration to this forum is free! To register please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your chosen user name and within 24hrs we will email you with your account details.

Although the administrators and moderators of scalerc will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages.

All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of ScaleRC or the moderators, will be held responsible for the content of any message.

In registering with the forum you are agreeing to the rules of the forum.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise vocative of any laws.

 

The owners of ScaleRC reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

 

Forum Etiquette

1. Shouting

Please do not post in CAPITAL LETTERS (otherwise known as shouting). This makes threads difficult to read and is generally frowned upon by most other users.

Please be aware that the forum software makes all posts show in capitals when they are being typed, but they will be posted correctly.

 

2. Duplicate Posts

Please refrain from creating duplicate posts as this will clog up the forum and again make it difficult to read. If your original post has not had the response you desired, leave a polite reply to it to remind members that you're still awaiting a response rather than starting another thread for the same subject.

 

3. Search Facility

A number of topics are re-posted on ScaleRC from week to week. This applies particularly to technical questions which have already been covered. When posting up something that you feel may have been covered before, please use the search facility in the menu bar above to check if the topic has been covered before. Any re-posted when spotted will usually be locked and/or deleted by moderators.

 

4. Aggression

We appreciate that by its very nature, a forum will be a lively area in which to have discussions and debates and as such, these may sometimes become heated. However, any aggression or pointless bickering usually degenerates into a tit-for-tat scenario and the thread is subsequently locked. We would ask that all members respect the forum and other forum users; if you have any grievances, contact a moderator.

 

5. Common Sense!

It would be quite easy to fill a page here with the types of behavior which would contravene forum rules - racism, sectarian references, personal attacks, etc. The best way to use the forum is simply to apply a little common sense and treat people online with the same manners and respect as you would in real life. The forum rules clearly state what is allowed and not allowed on the forum in more detail.

 

6. Txt Speak

It has been noted that the use of 'txt spk' has increased somewhat on this forum (amongst others) recently. Most members find it frustrating and difficult to read, and it usually takes just as long to type a sentence using txt spk as it does to type it in proper English. We would ask that all members refrain from using text spk of any kind on the forum. Txt spk developed as shortcuts for texting on mobile phones; computers have a full keyboard for a reason!

 

7. Multiple Identities

One user account per person. If any user is found to be using multiple accounts, these accounts will be removed and the offending user will potentially face a permanent ban from the forum

 

Image Guidelines

To keep the forum loading quickly and easily for everyone, please following these simple guidelines when posting images:

 

1: Picture Hosting

Due to storage constraints with the forum, it is recommended that a picture hosting site (such as Photobucket, Flickr) are used and the images then linked back to the forum.

 

2: Signatures are allowed but no signature images as it just spoils the flow of the page

 

3: Avatars

Again, avatars are allowed on the website, but anything inappropriate such as sexually orientated or racist/sectarian images or animated gifs are not allowed.

 

This is a public forum with a large amount of younger members. Anyone who posts an inappropriate image will have it removed without warning. If the person has been warned before, they will have their avatar and signature privileges removed, and repeat offenders will be banned from the forum permanently. We can also not be responsible for any images posted, but any inappropriate images posted will be removed as soon as spotted