Since this text seems to have gotten wiped from our general forum FAQ with the last update, I'll post it here as a permanent "sticky post".
Rules of Conduct for OurDogsOnline.com
A. Spamming the forums and/or transmitting advertisements or commercial solicitations of any kind without prior approval by an administrator is prohibited under any circumstances and will result in an immediate ban.
B. Show respect at all times. Even if you disagree with someone else's opinion, keep your posts polite and constructive.
C. Help build the Community. The success of our forum depends on the quality posts of our members. We are proud of what sets our community apart from others, and the people who have helped making it what it is today. These guidelines are posted so that all participants understand what is considered unacceptable behavior on our forum and may lead to a temporary or permanent suspension of posting privileges.
D. Personal attacks are prohibited. This specifically means any blatant attacks on or harassment of other members.
E. Trolling is prohibited.Trolling is whenever someone is clearly, deliberately posting with the goal of angering and/or insulting other participants of the forum. It doesn't matter whether it is done deliberately, or just out of thoughtlessness. The golden rule is to treat others the way you would like to be treated.
F. Posting of pornography, racist or otherwise discriminating remarks, threats to cause physical or mental harm, extreme offensive language, material that breaks any law or otherwise totally unacceptable posts or links to pages that contain the aforementioned material may result in an immediate ban from the forums.
G. Not responding to or ignoring moderator warnings can lead to suspension.
H. Actions of moderators or administrators against any users are not to be discussed publicly. Any inquiries or comments on bans, warnings, or other moderator actions, should be sent in private messages or via email. An administrator or moderator may choose to publicly inform the community about a particular incident if this is in the general interest of the forum.
I. Private Messages received on our forum are to be considered private and not to be posted publicly, on this site or others, or shared otherwise, unless the sender agrees.
J. For the protection of everyone's privacy, posting personal phone numbers or addresses is not permitted on public forums. If you want to exchange these with fellow members, please do so in private.
K. Please adhere to the following restriction for signature images:
Maximum height: 100 pixels, Maximum width: 550 pixels, Maximum file size: 35K.
No animated avatars or signature images please.
L. These forums and the ourdogsonline.com and dogfoodproject.com websites are privately owned and operated, and we reserve the right to edit or delete any posts and ban any users that are, in our sole discretion, considered disruptive to the forum community.
M. If you post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, make sure you have permission to do so and give proper credit to the owner, for example by providing a link to their website or a contact email address.
N. This web site does not verify or guarantee the accuracy of the material posted to the Forums or bear any responsibility for any loss, damage, or other liabilities caused by any posted message.