These Rules have been superseded by the new Terms & Conditions and House Rules.
Administration, Moderation and House Rules
The Radio 3 Forum has two administrators, the co-founders of Friends of Radio 3, Mark Sealey (administrator – technology) and Sarah Spilsbury, forum name ‘french frank’ (administrator – moderation).
In addition, most forums have Hosts who can carry out certain adminstrative tasks but whose main duty is to keep their forums welcoming and active.
The current Forum Rules, inherited from the software developers, vBulletin, state:
Although the administrators and moderators of The Radio 3 Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of The Radio 3 Forum, nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The owners of The Radio 3 Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.
Some House Rules will give further guidance.
The forum is hosted by Friends of Radio 3 for the use, principally, of Radio 3 listeners. Any member whose posts are deemed to bring the forum or Friends of Radio 3 into disrepute may have their account deleted.
Hosts and members are encouraged to discuss the programming on Radio 3 but boards such as Platform 3 allow members to initiate any topics which they think may be of interest to others.
Please, address other members respectfully, even if you disagree with what they are saying; and please do not post topics which are designed to be provocative.
Members are asked not to use offensive language. Any post considered offensive should be reported to the moderator to deal with by using the Report button or sending a Private Message.
On all such complaints, the moderator's decision is final.
Please do not post copyright material. Members retain the copyright of their posts but, in posting, are deemed to have granted full publishing rights to the forum.
Remember, this is just an internet forum. Read, mark, learn, inwardly digest – and enjoy.