Please read this, as by making use of the Z Club forum you are
acknowledging that you have read, understood and agreed to abide by the
rules of this Club and accept the disclaimer at http://www.zclub.net/index.php?page=disclaimer
. It is our intention that the forum is a place for fun,
information and light-hearted enjoyment; this should not however come at
the cost of ignoring the rights and sensibility of others. Please be
helpful and respectful to other forum members. If you find
that someone has broken posting rules, rather than biting back and
potentially getting yourself in trouble, it's far better to report the
offending post and we can sort it out for you.The
basic rules are as follows:
1. Keep your replies on
The technical threads should be a safe harbour for sharing and
archiving quality information. Continued off topic replies will be removed
or censored by the administration. Do not continue to banter on about
irrelevant things once the original discussion is over. Random posts at
the end of threads will be deleted.
2. The following will not be
i) Inflammatory responses
ii) Use of inappropriate
iii) Harassment of other members
iv) Name calling
vi) Inciting arguments
vii) Posts / links of a
sexist, sexual, lewd, explicit or racist nature
3. Threads that turn
into arguments / flame wars will not be tolerated.
4. General spamming
is not allowed.
5. Potentially libellous threads will not be
6. Harassment of another user through the PM system will not
7. Advertising and sale of illegal bootleg material (such
as copyright video, music and computer software) is not allowed.
of the private messaging (PM) system by unsubscribed traders is not
allowed.Initial Duties of the Moderators:
Threads will be moved if:
1. The thread clearly belongs in
another part of the forum.
2. When the topic moves onto a subject more
appropriate to another part of the forum
3. The thread is deemed too
“silly” for the content of other forums where it will then be moved to
“Anything and Everything” and monitored accordingly.
Threads will be
deleted by a moderator if they are deemed to contravene any of the basic
rules outlined above.Disciplinary Procedure:
Z Club reserves the right to edit, delete or move any posts that are
deemed unsuitable for the forum. The Z club reserves the right to remove
any forum user’s access and / or delete all of his / her posts. This may
be done without consultation or recourse.
Failure to abide by the
rules and regulations will result in a warning or immediate ban depending
upon the severity of the offence. Users who persist in breaking Z Club
forum policy will be banned from the forum.
Moderators are here to
monitor and if necessary edit, move, lock or delete posts in order to
protect the integrity of the Z Club forum. Moderators follow a strict set
of guidelines. When a post is moved, edited, deleted by the moderators it
should not be regarded as a direct or personal attack on a particular
As a general rule three warnings will be given to an
offender followed by a permanent ban if the warnings continue to be
ignored The Z Club reserves the right to an immediate ban if the
moderators feel it is needed.
First offence – User reminded of
rules and regs
Second offence – one-week ban
Third offence – one
Fourth offence – permanent ban
A ban will remain on file for three months.
After that period the ban is removed. At least four moderators will decide
upon a permanent ban.
A User who has received a ban will be notified by
an e-mail from the Moderators, which will state the reason for and
duration of the ban.
Should you receive a warning or temporary ban
that you feel was not warranted you may appeal the decision by contacting
the Moderators via e-mail at email@example.com within seven days of the
At least three moderators will adjudicate the appeal.
Their decision will be final and will be communicated back to
If there is any problem or disagreement with decisions do not
make a ‘flame post’. This will not enhance your case and will be
immediately removed. No public discussion will be entered into and any
post intended to highlight or publicise the incident will be removed
immediately. If the offender persists, this will result in suspension of
their account to restore order to the forum.