Terms of Service and Rules
1. Forum conduct
This section covers general forum conduct.
Breaking rules outlined in this section will result in your account being suspended or banned.
If you have such limited vocabulary that you feel the need to swear, please fully censor the words. 'Light' swearing is allowed, but in moderation.
No pornography under any circumstances please.
No requests or promotion of such activity. Any posts that qualify in our opinion as promotion or request for copyrighted material will be removed.
1.4. Illegal acts
The promotion of illegal acts is strictly forbidden.
bit-tech complies fully with the laws of the United Kingdom and posts containing libellous comments we will initially request removal, if this is not adhered to within 48 Hours then we will remove.
Any flaming of other members is strictly forbidden. Posts promoting hatred on the grounds of colour, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other grounds unacceptable to us are forbidden.
1.6. Multiple Accounts
You are permitted to use only one account 'per head' at the bit-tech.net forums. Violation of this rule will, in almost all cases, result in all accounts involved being banned. If you wish to change your forum username, you do not need to create a new account - contact an admin and we can rename your account, assuming the username you want is available.
Pedants please note: this rule covers both people holding multiple accounts and accounts being shared by multiple people.
2. Post Editing
Due to the modding nature of bit-tech's forums, we allow you to edit your post indefinitely this is to allow you to change the links to pictures you are posting in your project log, for example.
This policy is global and will apply to every forum.
Please note: this function allows you to re-edit modifications that admins or moderators make. Re-editing an admin or moderator modification is strictly against our rules and could result in a ban.
3. Promotion of your website or business
We don't mind a link in your signature or your homepage setting in your profile to link to your website, but anything bit-tech deems as excessive promotion of your website, links to articles on your website or constant referrals to your website are all prohibited. Links will be removed at the moderator’s discretion.
4. Referral links
Referral links to pyramid (free iPod etc) / other "money making" schemes forbidden.
Help! Why aren't my posts aren't being displayed?
New users will have their posts entered in a moderator’s queue if they contain external links or match common spam words. When this happens, your posts will not appear until a moderator has approved your post. Once you reach 15 posts your posts will no longer be checked by this system.
Why can't I vote on polls in the Article Discussion forum?
Due to some suspected past abuse of Polls we have introduced a limit in the Article Discussion forum. As much as we like to welcome new members, we need to ensure that voting is fair by limiting it to regular readers and contributors. For this reason, we are introducing the following restrictions:
You will not be able to vote on polls in the Article Discussion forum until you have been a member for at least two weeks or have made 50 posts.
Remember, posts are constantly monitored by our team of moderators so spamming to reach 50 will be noticed.
Avatars, User Titles and Signatures
Avatars /profile pictures
You may specify yourself an avatar (picture under your username in threads).
Only JPG, PNG and GIF formats are allowed. Your avatar picture must not be 'offensive'.We reserve the right to remove or alter your avatar or profile picture at any time without prior warning.
You will have a certain user title depending on how many posts you have.
You may specify your own or keep with the 'forum set' titles.
The table below describes what title you will be given depending on how many posts you have made:
Title Minimum posts
0: What's a Dremel?
69: 69 dude!
Within your profile you will have the option to set a signature to be affixed after every post you make, much like email signatures. We ask that you keep the size of your signature to be a reasonable length. We have disabled images in signatures.
Any abuse of Private Messages will result in your account being suspended or banned.
Marketplace Forum (For Sale / Wanted)
You must have 50 posts and be registered for 90 days before you can access the Marketplace forum.Permissions are updated automatically every 20 mins - please be patient. It is not an instant update.
User has 90 days registration time and makes 50th post at 16:24.
16:40 - User permissions reviewed and updated
16:41 onwards - User can now see Sales Forums
No tradersWe do not allow traders or independent sellers to use our sales forums. The sales forums are strictly for the benefit of members of the community.
The Marketplace is free of charge for active forum members. It requires input across the entire forum, from you, to be a privilege, not a right.
whilst mods do police the rules in this section of the forum, all trades are done at your own risk. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. If something smells off about a trade, it probably is.
Accounts considered as trading by traders or independent sellers will be restricted.
Moderators do not represent the views of the forum or business. They're just a bunch of normies just like you lot that somehow managed to get their hands on elevated privileges.
Report posts please. In the event of spam, please note this in the thread to limit further spam of moderators inboxes.
These are the general forum rules. Specific sub-forums (e.g. project logs, marketplace) of the forum may have their own rules in addition to this, so please check before you post.
Also, don't be an asshat.
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You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.
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