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Forum Rules & Regulations

Postby admin » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:45 pm

This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of forum members here at http://www.AussieChildcareNetwork.com.au Please read it and become familiar with it as its terms are retroactive and agreed upon by team and group members.

A) Forum Usage Rules & Policies:

  1. Please do not create and manage multiple accounts. If we determine that a user has more than one account, we reserve the right to terminate all of their accounts.

  2. Please ensure that the Posts are being made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting and please make sure to choose the appropriate forum. This will increase the probability to receive an answer.

  3. Community based support is offered via the Forum so if you need any help or support, please ask your question in our forum. We ask that you do not contact members of the community for support via PM/IM/email unless asked to do so. Likewise, it is not necessary to notify us of new replies to your topic; we regularly monitor all respective forums for new posts. So please be advised that we do not provide support over the Private message/email. Exceptions are:

    i) If you need help or support using our site.
    ii) Have technical trouble browsing our site and need some help.
    iii) Just a personal message to that you do not want to post in the forum.


  4. Refrain from having discussions on topics via Private messages. We aim at having open discussion in the Forum since it becomes an open resource for everyone to find information on that topic. This information will help all people who are struggling with the same questions as you are. This also has its benefits since this will give you more diverse responses and support from various people around Australia and worldwide. So, we request all our members to have open discussions in our Forum.

  5. Members should use an appropriate, descriptive subject when posting a new topic. Please do not use vague or very general topic titles. Examples of bad subjects include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "Need Help!", "Question!", etc. Examples of good subjects include; "How do I setup the preschool room", "Play Ideas for toddlers", “how do I start my baby on solid foods”, “how to toilet train my toddler”, etc. Remember, a descriptive title will attract much more attention than a generic one.

  6. As a small tip, it's best to have a look around before posting. Use this time to collect a general idea of how everyone else posts. This should give you a better understanding. If you have questions regarding where a topic may go or if it even belongs, feel free to contact Admin or Lorina requesting guidance.

  7. Most questions asked in this forum may have been answered before. By searching, you will save yourself the time that would otherwise be spent waiting for a response. Before starting a new topic, please make sure that you have done a search as well as looked through the following sections of the site:

    i) Forum
    ii) Articles
    iii) Printables

  8. If you see a topic that you can contribute to, please do so, as you will be helping others by sharing your experience, comments and suggestions. Just remember, it’s about helping out each other and sharing your experiences and knowledge!

  9. Just like in real life, you are much more likely to receive assistance if you are courteous and respectful. Users who demand help or attack others are often ignored by the community. Users who make a habit of being disrespectful will be warned as per the site Terms & Conditions. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

  10. Please remember that this support is voluntary from the members who have joined our site and all members of the community are assisting you during their spare time with only your gratitude as compensation. We ask that you consider this before posting.

  11. Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

  12. Members are asked only to post in English, as this is an English speaking community.

  13. Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.

  14. Bumping a topic (or) replying directly after your own post is only permitted after 48 hours have elapsed. Priority is generally assigned to topics in chronological order, so excessive bumping will result in longer wait times. Once you post your topic, generally you may receive a response from our users within 24-48 hours (note that this is only estimation and not a guarantee). So we request our members to be patient and wait at least 48 hours before following up your own post.

  15. General linking (within posts) to other sites is generally not permitted. Exceptions may be made where links are being offered in a "support context" for questions to services that Aussie Childcare Network doesn’t offer. Acceptable support contexts may include (but are not limited to): effort to render support for users in response to a support request, providing Information and Articles not available at this site, and so forth. Unacceptable support contexts include questions and discussion of competitor’s websites and products, and so forth. Members are not permitted to post links to unrelated materials or where linked material is not relevant to a given support request.

  16. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes promoting your business, promoting other website, recruiting members for your own projects, surveys, duplicate topics, etc. is not permitted and is also considered spam. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. Users registering with us to promote spam will have their account deleted without notice. Users or other persons wishing to advertise at http://www.AussieChildcareNetwork.com.au should contact the Board Administrator.

  17. We reserve the right to edit, remove or put on moderation queue any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to us and not our users.

  18. The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.

  19. Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed.

  20. If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of us. Please use the “post report” feature to report posts. The “Post Report” feature can be found in every topics and to report it, you simply need to click on the “!” button (in red) and follow the instructions. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members are asked to not act as “back seat moderators” by issuing warnings to other users. Members who constantly “act” as moderators may be warned.

  21. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in our database. Users cannot delete posts once they are submitted in our forum. Only we have the to edit or delete posts.

  22. Members using the “Early Childhood Studies” forums must also comply with the terms of usage as stated in “Early Childhood Studies Support and Forum Rules” below.

B) Early Childhood Studies Support and Forum Rules:

The Early Childhood Studies forums are to support students who are doing their childcare studies. When using these forums you must comply to the following rules:

  1. All new topics created for requesting help with assignment questions should only be posted in one of the following support forums for students:

  2. When posting a new topic asking for help with an assignment question, the topic name (Subject heading) must have the following format –

    “{MODULE NUMBER} – {BRIEF ASSIGNMENT QUESTION HEADING}”

    A good example will be: “CHCFC301A - Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviour”

    A bad example: “Please help with my assignment” (or) “HELP! My assignment is due”.

  3. When posting your topic, rather than simply typing the question and expecting it to be answered, please provide your answer or your understanding for that question so other members can help you with anything you may have missed or misunderstood. You must understand that our members are there to help you with your study and NOT for providing you with answers.

  4. Please start a New Topic for different Assignment questions. Do not continue posting new assignment questions under different topics that have already been responded to previously.

  5. You should only seek assistance in the forum for questions you are genuinely having trouble understanding or finding information. Please do not misuse or take advantage of the forum by asking assignment questions that can be easily answered. You must remember that the members answering your questions would need to spend their spare time trying to find information to help you, so we urge you to give consideration to this. Remember that you need to put in your own effort and research in completing all assignments. Members we feel are not complying with this rule may be warned or have their post removed.

  6. All students must remember that when creating new topics, you must return to it and include your reasoning. Your own contribution is mandatory to all topics you have created requesting for support and your contribution should contain at least some reasoning. Support will not provided to users to simply create new topics with assignment questions and do not update their threads even after receiving support from other members.

  7. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this forum are the thoughts and the opinions of the participants. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any information or facts appearing on the forum. The forum is a means of resources for you but it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you gather the right information for your assignment. AussieChildcareNetwork.com.au does not take responsibility for your grades or marks you may receive.

  8. Do not push or hurry other members to quickly reply to your assignment post because of its deadline. You must give sufficient time when seeking for help with assignment questions and not wait until the last minute.

  9. After receiving a response for your questions please remember to update the topic with your response along with the findings you came up with during your research for that assignment. A “Thank You” is always good to hear but sharing your experience and knowledge you have gained is more valuable.

  10. Please use this forum feature to develop your community with other students and also help out other fellow members having troubles with assignments that you may have already completed. You can use this forum as a study group to assist and support one each other.

  11. We DO NOT encourage exchanging assignments and answers. However, you may provide information to support the research required in completing the assignments but not the answer itself!
C) Avatars:

  1. Users are permitted to link to one of their own Avatars. User defined avatars are to contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimicking ranks or copying avatars of others etc)[/b].

  2. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, and so forth.

  3. Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.

We do realise that the above Guidelines may look intimidating to some of you but please be advised that this is not our intention. Aussie Childcare Network is dedicated to developing and maintaining a friendly online community and we do need some rules in order to keep the forum welcome to all users. If you believe your topic has been unfairly locked/ removed, you may of course contact Admin or Lorina.
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The Administrator,
http://www.AussieChildcareNetwork.com.au/
Last edited by admin on Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:15 am, edited 14 times in total.


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