These rules are disclosed to clarify
the various responsibilities of all community members here on canadianfishingforum.com.
They have been compiled and will be revised regularly by the Canadianfishingforum
Team and should be adhered to by everyone.
- Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are
asked to read
the forum descriptions before
posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning.
- Members should post in a way that is respectful of other
users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will
lead to a warning.
- Members are asked to not act as “back seat moderators”. If members
note an issue which contravenes something in forum rules, they are
welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderation
Team. Please use the “post report”
feature to report posts. Do
not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly
“act” as moderators may be warned.
- Members should remember this
board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally
offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead
to a warning.
- Members are asked only to post in
English, as this is an English speaking community.
- Members should post in a way which is
consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post
excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or colored text, etc.
Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and
?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be
- Members should use an appropriate, descriptive subject
when posting a new topic. Examples of bad subjects include; "Help
me!", "I'm stuck!", "Why doesn’t this work?",
etc. Examples of good subjects include; "What is your preferred line
diameter?", "Help needed to decide on a walleye reel",
- Members are welcome to use the test forum for general
"test purposes". These may include checking signatures, testing
a link or image, etc.
- Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Users
posting spam will be warned and their post removed.
- Members are asked to not disclose to any 3rd party,
board, or list any vulnerability in Canadianfishingforum before first
notifying the Owner and/or Administrator of Canadianfishingforum. Time
should be allowed for us, at least 3 working days wherever possible, to
- The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right
to edit, remove or put on moderation queue any post at any time. The
determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as
noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.
- The above forum rules where applicable also apply to
private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to
warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.
- Signatures may contain up to five lines of
normal sized text OR a single image that is no more than 60px high, 468px
wide, 10KiB (10240 bytes) in size and one line of small sized text. The
font size of signatures should be normal or small only.
containing an image of 30px in height may include up to two lines of
normal sized text or three lines of small sized text. Images 15px or
below in height may contain up to three lines of normal sized text or four
lines of small sized text.
in signatures should be consistent with normal writing and abide by the
general forum etiquette. You may not include hidden text or links or information
that suggests you are part of the Moderation Team.
- Users abusing these rules will be
warned or have their signature privileges revoked.
- Avatars should be no
larger than 120x120 pixels and should not exceed 10KB (1024 bytes) in size.
must not contain animation or
include graphics which attempt to portray the ranks or avatars of the
- Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with
respect to the general forum etiquette.
- Users abusing these rules will be warned or have their
avatar privileges revoked.
- CanadianfishingForum operates a three strike policy.
Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in
a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary
ban will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days.
- Arguing with Team Members after having received a warning
will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three
strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above.
- Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome
to contact the relevant team leader, e.g. if warned by a moderator you
should contact the Moderator team leader. If they feel you were treated
badly they will remove a warning.
- Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban or other
moderator action will lead to a permanent ban of your account(s).
Circumvention includes re-registering or using an already registered
account under a non-banned username. Other examples include changing IP
addresses, using a new email account or other action that can be taken to
evade moderator action to hide your identity as the owner of the
- An exception to the three strike rule applies when users
contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting,
indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate
- Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given
before implementing them. While Canadianfishingforum may consider lifting
permanent bans from time to time.