Written by Admin Thursday, 16 September 2010 22:15
In addition to our General Terms all Joomlapolis.com site members (aka Joomlapolitans) and guests are responsible for knowing the information contained in the following Code of Conduct.
The CB Core Team (aka CBCT), reserves the right, but does not assume the responsibility, to restrict communication which CBCT deems in its discretion to be harmful to individual guests, damaging to the communities which make up Joomlapolis.com, or in violation of CBCT's or any third-party rights.
Prohibited CB profile content, private messaging, board posting, and e-mailing, behaviors include (but are not limited to):
profanity, vulgarity, or explicit content For example:
hate speech (e.g. racial, ethnic, sexist, homophobic and religious slurs)
promotion of or engaging in certain illegal activities, For example: drugs, drug paraphernalia, rape or solicitation of a minor, computer hacking, and copyright violation
harassment of another specific person (e.g. persistent flaming or continued personal attacks on the boards or "in-character harassment" without prior out-of-character permission.)
trolling or baiting by putting to the screen inflammatory statements designed to elicit a negative response from the community
spamming through repeated posts, or off-topic content by word or intent to boards or lists (e.g. scrolling, flooding, polling, or by "bumping" a boards post more than once in 48 hours)
advertising or promoting a business or commercial site without the permission of the CBCT
impersonation of another person, site staff or CBCT member by either screen name or self-representation (e.g. faking a screen name by using similar-looking characters, "spoofing" speech in a chat room, or claiming to hold an official title or position relating to the site or using a CBCT avatar frame)
reregistering a banned username, a variation of a banned name, or declarations under a new screen name that you are "really" the banned name or attempts to resubscribe under another address after being put on REVIEW by the moderator.
off-topic posts or thread hijacking.
These disruptive behaviors are grounds for removal; Joomlapolis.com site admins are the final judges of whether a member's behavior qualifies as inappropriate or a disruption.
only one account per user
In other words, behave yourself. Treat other people you encounter in the rooms just as you would treat them in person--politely.
If a member of Joomlapolis has demonstrated he or she cannot behave, the member will initially have his/her profile banned and will eventually LOSE his or her username.
These procedures are only meant to be rough guidelines, as each profile, board, and content situation is different and may require other measures to ensure the community orientation of the site.
Our moderators can't be everywhere at once. Therefore, if you witness actions in boards, or other areas that you believe harms a guest, damages Joomlapolis, or violates CBCT's or some third-party's rights, please make a note of the time/place where the event occurred and contact a CBCT member or site admin immediately. If they aren't handy, please see our contact page.
Parts of this Joomlapolis Code of Conduct content have taken or inspired by the Joomla.org forum rules (http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,65.0.html) and the Wizard.Community code of conduct (http://boards1.wizards.com/community_coc.php).