Donzi Marine Restoration Society FAQ

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Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

By using the forum you hereby accept the following in it's entirety and agree to abide by the AUP.

While the Administrators and Moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Moderators or Webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree to limit your active forum accounts to one only. If you wish to close a previous account so you can open a new one, please contact the Forum Administrator at and request that your account be closed before opening a new account.

You agree not to post any (attachments included):

* Abusive Material
* Obscene Material
* Vulgar Material
* Slanderous Material
* Hateful Material
* Threatening Material
* Sexually-Oriented Material
* Religiously-Oriented Material
* Politically-Oriented Material
* Material That May Violate Any Applicable Laws

Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the Webmaster, Administrators and Moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the Webmaster, Administrators and Moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

Posting Rules/Guidelines

1. Use the title field to accurately describe the topic/purpose of your post
2. Post your message in the appropriate forum
3. Do not post the same message in multiple forums
4. Do not repost if your message was deleted/locked
5. Do not reopen (unlock) your thread if it was closed/locked by a member of the forum staff
6. Do not repost if someone else's message was deleted/locked
7. Do not flame/troll
8. Do not revive old posts for no reason
9. Do not post links to materials that can be described as obscene, racist, hateful, or pornographic.
10. Personal attacks of any kind will not be tolerated. This does not mean you cannot debate someones statement, but you should be able to do so without attacking the person. Stick to the information within the post

Failure to comply with these simple rules/guidelines may result in restricted posting privileges, account suspension or account termination.

Posting of Private Messages on the Forums

The posting of Private Messages (PM) on the forums is PROHIBITED. Any posts made in violation of this rule will be edited (to remove the PM content) or entirely deleted at the discretion of the Moderator/Administrator.


It is hereby understood that PM's sent to members of the forum staff (Moderators, Super Moderators, Administrators) may be posted in the restricted access, staff specific forums in order to communicate/discuss specific matters relating to the PM topic between other members of the respective staff.

Signature Line Policy

Members may create and display a "signature". A signature is a short block of text that will be inserted at the end of all your posts. If a signature is specified in your profile, then the forum will automatically append your signature to any messages you post. You can disable signatures on a per-post basis by un-ticking the 'Show Signature' checkbox when you compose your message.

You may turn the signature on and off on posts you have already made by editing the post and altering the state of the 'Show Signature' option.

You can create or edit a signature from your UserCP.

Signatures are restricted to 4 lines of text with a font size of '3' or less. Images and HTML are not allowed.

Smilies and a variety of BBCODE tags are allowed within reasonable limits as determined by the forum staff. The standard for determining acceptable limits, including color, size, etc., will be based upon the signature's prominence. A signature should not draw attention away from a post.

An acceptable signature may contain (but not necessarily be limited to): your name, name/URL of personal website, your boat, line of humor, quote, philosophical message, and/or club affiliation, meetings, events, etc.

Signature Line Hyperlinks:

May contain:

1. One hyper link to an acceptable personal/business website; and
2. One hyperlink;

Avatar Policy

Members can install avatars from their User CP.

Avatar Policy:

1. Avatars may not be linked from a remote site.
2. Avatars must be no bigger than 100 x 100 pixels and no larger than 64KB in size.
3. Avatars must be in good taste and not depict any nudity, pornography, explicit sex, drug use or any other illegal activity.

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