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Offline Jimmy Deguara

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Rules and Guidelines
« on: 07 February 2009, 07:51:17 AM »
The Australian Severe Weather Forum was developed to encourage a friendly and safe environment for discussion and learning. This is also a public forum so the way members present themselves reflects on them and also the forum. The rules to follow are very simple:

- Attacks of any kind are not accepted on this forum and can result in instant dismissal.

- We, the moderators reserve the right to delete or edit any posts that are deemed irrelevent or redundant. (We do this to ensure that the threads are consistent. If you believe this is against your freedom of speech, there are many other forums around).

- We the moderators of this forum reserve the right to remove or reject members or guests who have a clear history of creating issues on this or other forums or specifically have targetted members of this forum. Members who do not abide by the rules of this forum whether it be with respect to posting or behaviour on this forum can also have their membership cancelled.

- When posting images, you are taking full responsibility of copyright issues. We have no control to check the original source of images or for control of the copyright of your images. If you own images of specific quality and do not want them abused or spread around the internet, please DO NOT submit those images.

- When commenting on photographs or video, please focus your comments on the storm or weather event rather than how nice the pictures are. Our experience has led us to believe other people often refrain to post their images because they feel they are not 'good enough'. This is not a photography forum but a storm chasing and weather forum so the focus should be on storms and weather. Comments will be altered that are not within these guidelines.

- No matter what your experience, you are encouraged to submit posts about weather observations and storm reports including posting images and videos related to those reports. Please ensure your posts include accurate and non-exaggerated accounts of what you observed and please do not misuse terminology. If in doubt, use words such as 'possible', 'probable', 'likely' or simply ask the questions eg Is this a supercell? Any member that is deemed to exaggeration, deliberate inaccurate posting or continual inaccuracies despite ignoring assistance by the moderators, their membership may be revoked.

- Please search for the dates or range of dates indicated for your particular event and post in that thread and if not existent, feel free to begin a new thread for your event or forecast.

There is a specific time frame for posts to be edited which is more than sufficient time to make the necessary changes. If you wish to change your post to one outside this time frame - ie you are unable to edit our specific post, feel free to contact the moderators.

Not so much of a rule but more a line of thought is to not use extreme jargon on the fly eg "testing nukes". The moderators may make ammendments at their own discretion. Short cuts such as cg instead of cloud to ground lightning may also confuse readers so just be aware of the reader.

In all, feel free to enjoy and learn more about severe weather in Australia and the international arena.

These rules are subject to changes and updates at any time.

Australian Severe Weather Team
« Last Edit: 07 February 2009, 12:09:33 PM by Jimmy Deguara »
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