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Penmaenmawr and Dwygyfylchi Discussion Forum Policy Guidelines

Get Involved - Have your say

Please take a minute or two to read through the revised Guidelines below. They have been updated to make the whole Discussion Forums experience better for both you, the user, and for our team of moderators; if everyone follows these Guidelines, the moderators really won't need to step in at all!

The Discussion Forums are the place where you can have your say, voice an opinion on current affairs or meet up with friends. Just choose one of the forums and see what's going on - don't forget, if you want to post messages, you will need to be logged-in. If you haven't got a Pen-online account then simply click on Register in the top right hand corner of the site.

Your postings will appear immediately on the site once you activate your account, In order to keep this the case, when posting to the Penmaenmawr Forums, please follow the common sense guidelines below:

Do be civilized and considerate.
Don't swear.
Do try and express your thoughts carefully and clearly.
Do be sure to read what the other person is actually saying and not what you think they may be saying.
Don't get personal; a good general rule: "criticize ideas, not people".
Don't post personal/racial/ethnic/gender-based insults, slurs or offensive comments, They will not be tolerated.
Don't make posts that are inflammatory just to wind people up.
Don't post when intoxicated! You'll find it harder to keep to the guidelines!
Don't post junk.
Do keep messages on-topic and post on the appropriate topic board.
Don't duplicate existing topics elsewhere.
Don't post advertisements. If you are unsure whether or not a posting constitutes an advert, e-mail Here before posting.
Do watch what you say – you are responsible for what you write. Views that are expressed in the forums are not endorsed (agreed with) by the groups involved in   
Don't post personal information about yourself or someone else (whether you know them or not!) - it's for your own safety.
Don't make slanderous statements, or anything else that might violate someone's privacy.
Don't post contact details e.g. phone numbers and physical address details.or post other peoples e-mail addresses unless you have their permission to do so.
Don't threaten other users. Threats will not be tolerated and will result in a ban.
Do remember: the Discussion Forums are NOT typical Forums - not only is this an online community, it's a geographical one too; you may well be talking to your neighbour!
Do respect the Moderators' decisions – the online Moderators reserve the right to edit, relocate and/or remove any message, at any time, for any reason. All editing decisions should be considered final.
Do remember that the online discussion forums are moderated by a group of people who have volunteered to put themselves in the position of making difficult judgement calls. Following these guidelines/rules makes their life easier, and everyone's experience visiting better.  You can also report any messages violating these rules to Here . If you don't agree with a decision, you may discuss it with the Projects Manager whose decision is final.

Moderation Policy

This Discussion Forum is a moderated facility and all postings must comply with the rules outlined on this page, above, and will be used as moderation guidelines

By registering on the Penmaenmawr Discussion Forum you are agreeing to the following Policy. Failure to comply with the Policy will result in the Moderator either removing part of the posting or Banning the senders account. This Policy is subject to change without notice. Any significant changes will be announced in a posting on the Forum.

Forum Disclaimer

Visitors to this site are referred to the general disclaimer on the main site. Users are also advised that the views expressed on the Discussion Forum are those of the author of the posting and are not representative of the views of Internet Services as an organisations. As such, Internet Services does not vouch for the accuracy of, or take any responsibility for, the content of postings beyond requesting that (and using its reasonable endeavours to ensure that) users abide by the Moderation Policy as outlined in this document.