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Offline Admin

Forum rules
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:57:13 PM »
The rules of this forum are very straightforward.  Please treat all members with respect, avoid speculation and ensure that any material posted is accompanied by the relevant links.

Please avoid conflict and do not enter into prolonged arguments over matters which are speculative or cannot be corroborated at this time.

Members will receive warnings if their conduct is not conducive to the well being of this forum and bans will only be introduced as a last resort measure.

Happy posting!

Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 01:45:21 PM »
Reminder to all members!


Forum Rules


You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 03:06:29 PM »
Reminder to all members ref the joining agreement!


Forum Rules


You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Please note that abuse of any sort will not be tolerated, any posts which cross that line will be deleted.



Thank you,

Admins   ?>)()<

Offline John

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 09:13:55 PM »
As most of you are probably aware the forum is experiencing a very high volume of posting recently so with this in mind.   

Could I ask that any inappropriate posts or posts which give you reason for concern are reported by using the "Report to Moderator" button at the bottom of every post.  These posts are then reviewed and if unacceptable are deleted or edited.

Thank you.
A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed. John Lamberton exposes malfeasance by public officials.
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Offline John

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 02:00:28 AM »
Please be aware that we will not tolerate abusive posts. 

Labelling members sick or ignorant or referring to posters as Mccannites does not help any cause.
A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed. John Lamberton exposes malfeasance by public officials.
Check out my website >   http://johnlamberton.webs.com/index.htm?no_redirect=true     The truth never changes with the passage of time.

Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 08:58:37 AM »
It has been necessary to delete some threads and several posts due to the language and the accusations being used.  This is something which we are strongly opposed to but such posts are wholly unacceptable.  One thread in particular was deleted by a moderator last night on the basis that allegations of paedophilia were being mooted and promoted against one of the individuals involved directly with the case.  This is an unacceptable use of the forum and breaches our rules.  Please desist from making such libellous allegations.

Admins.   ?>)()<
« Last Edit: April 08, 2013, 09:00:20 AM by Admin »

Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 08:23:46 AM »
The rules of this forum are very straightforward.  Please treat all members with respect, avoid speculation and ensure that any material posted is accompanied by the relevant links.

Please avoid conflict and do not enter into prolonged arguments over matters which are speculative or cannot be corroborated at this time.

Members will receive warnings if their conduct is not conducive to the well being of this forum and bans will only be introduced as a last resort measure.

Happy posting!

Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 02:34:12 PM »
Reminder to all members!


Forum Rules


You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Offline John

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 07:56:37 PM »
A reminder.

The rules of this forum are very straightforward.  Please treat all members with respect, avoid speculation and ensure that any material posted is accompanied by the relevant links if possible.

Please avoid conflict and do not enter into prolonged arguments over matters which are speculative or cannot be corroborated at this time.  Everyone has a view on issues and that is to be respected.

As senior editor I wish to thank everyone for taking part in what has been a busy two weeks.   As it stands it has not been necessary to ban anyone for a breach of the rules so you are all to be congratulated.

Keep up the good work regardless of your personal views.
A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed. John Lamberton exposes malfeasance by public officials.
Check out my website >   http://johnlamberton.webs.com/index.htm?no_redirect=true     The truth never changes with the passage of time.

Offline John

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 10:45:45 PM »
It has been necessary to issue further warnings in respect of abusive posts.

The rules of this forum are very straightforward.  Please treat all members with respect, avoid speculation and ensure that any material posted is accompanied by the relevant links if possible.

Please avoid conflict and do not enter into prolonged arguments over matters which are speculative or cannot be corroborated at this time.  Everyone has a view on issues and that is to be respected.


Members on a warning should be aware that attaining 60% level will incur an automatic ban.

A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed. John Lamberton exposes malfeasance by public officials.
Check out my website >   http://johnlamberton.webs.com/index.htm?no_redirect=true     The truth never changes with the passage of time.

Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 09:14:01 PM »
The rules of this forum are very straightforward.  Please treat all members with respect, avoid conflict and do not enter into prolonged disruptive arguments over matters which are purely speculative and are based merely on personal opinion.

Warnings will be issued to members who break these rules and can ultimately lead to a ban.

We should also point out that reposting personal messages is not acceptable practice.  Anyone doing so will have their account deleted.

The only way to maintain the smooth running of the forum is for members to abide by these rules.  Dissent is not an option!




Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 01:50:34 AM »
It has been necessary to issue further warnings in respect of bad language.

The rules of this forum are very straightforward.  Treat all members with respect, avoid speculation and ensure that any material posted is accompanied by the relevant links if possible.

Avoid conflict and do not enter into prolonged arguments over matters which are speculative or cannot be corroborated at this time.  Everyone has a view on issues and that is to be respected.

Starting threads simply to make nuisance will not be tolerated as will provocative posts incorporating taunts aimed at other members and admins.


Members on a warning should be aware that attaining 60% level will incur an automatic ban for a week.


Offline John

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 04:10:14 PM »
Reminder to all members!


Forum Rules


You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.


Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.


In the light of recent publicity members are reminded of their responsibilities when posting any material.  In particular you are reminded of the Agreement which you accepted when joining this form and the section shown in bold text in the above quote.

A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed. John Lamberton exposes malfeasance by public officials.
Check out my website >   http://johnlamberton.webs.com/index.htm?no_redirect=true     The truth never changes with the passage of time.

Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2013, 01:02:43 PM »
Reminder to all members!


Forum Rules


You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Offline Admin

Re: Forum rules
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2013, 01:06:29 PM »
With the continuing hearings in Lisbon being a hot topic we have noticed that some members (recently registered) are only interested in disruption albeit subtle at times.  We have issued warnings to those individuals as appropriate. 

Be in no doubt that if this continues we will ban members where necessary.
  ?>)()<