Tapingandjointing.com general site guidelines and rules.


Tapingandjointing.com isn't run or dictated by rules but moderated by site members and tradesmen who donate their time for free and voluntary put themselves in the position of making difficult, and sometimes impossible, judgement calls to ensure that things run as smoothly as possible for members. Our principle aim is to promote freedom of speech, good harmony, provide a platform for positive educated discussions and network tradesmen wherever they're from.

These guidelines are general tips and/or info for new members, online safety, improving the overall standard of the website and rankings in internet search engines.

General site guidelines:

- We recommend posting an introduction to get you started.
- No typing in ALL CAPS because it appears like you are SHOUTING. It's also irritating and rude.
- Please search the forums to see if your question has already been answered and/or read through the thread before you post a reply.
- Please try to post in the correct area and keep the topics relevant.
- Include as much information as you can when seeking help. Your answer will be more accurate.
- Don't take over someone else's thread with a new question, please start your own.
- Double posts and offending articles will be removed.
- Occasionally off topic posts may be moved to another forum or a new thread.
- A signature link to your site is allowed if you are an active contributing member in good standing with at least 30 posts.
- Thank those who helped you and try to help others in the community by answering their questions and sharing your experiences.
- Regular contributing members get access to the password protected private area and first refusal on any job vacancies. Guests and casual users do not.
- Job leads or work referrals should be left in the private area and may be moved there if posted elsewhere in the forum.

By accessing tapingandjointing.com you agree to these following terms:

- No personal attacks, excessive profanity (F's and C's especially), or discriminating posts.
- Do not falsely represent yourself by impersonating other people.
- No blatant advertising, spamming, chain letters, pyramid schemes or multiple accounts.
- Do not trade stolen tools and/or materials.
- Do not mass personal message multiple members of the site with the same messages.
- Do not discuss illegal activities.
- Do not attempt to deceive fellow site members for personal gain or profit.
- Do not discuss religious and political topics that have no relevance.
- Respect content containing copyrighted, patented and trademarked material.
- Do not post, message or link to pornographic material or literature (legal or not).
- We send automatic responses when someone replies to one of your comments. You must have a working email address to receive these.
- Please do not post any messages anywhere on this site that are primarily for self promotion.
- No trolling. Don't make posts that are inflammatory just to get people wound up.
- Criticise the message (if you have to), and not the person who posted.
- Respect the privacy of others. Do not post other peoples information without their permission.
- Don't flood the site with useless content for the sake of increasing your post count. There are no prizes.
- Don't link to, or upload files that contain a virus, worm, or trojan.
- You must not attempt to interfere with the site and, in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt the board software or service.
- Members intending to use the classifieds section for buying and selling are expected to read and understand these terms and conditions.
- If you would like to advertise here you should contact an Administrator.

Violation of aforementioned rules and policies could result in the temporary suspension of posting privileges, and/or revocation of your user account.

Further info:

There is another area of the site that is unavailable to guests or less frequent users and has more relaxed posting rules. You may (or may not) be invited to join after you have hung around a while and created at least 30 posts.

There is an unwritten rule about questions regarding pricing on this site, especially from new members. True professionals, craftsmen, journeymen and guys starting a new business should already know the going rates and any questions you ask may suggest (rightly or wrongly) that you are attempting to undercut prices from other members. You have been warned!

There is another unwritten rule about new members asking for work before getting to know the regulars. Please think about whether or not you would you give work to a total stranger and please don't be offended if nobody answers your question.

Scammers and rip-off artists are not welcome here. All members are expected to conduct business honestly and ethically.

Every registration will be moderated and IP numbers / email addresses checked against a known spammer database.

We can't guarantee that the website will operate continuously, without interruptions or be error-free due to circumstances outwith our control.

You understand that you will be held responsible for any offensive or illegal content you post or private message.

We reserve the right to impose, without prior notice, limitations on user accounts or the site for whatever reason, including maintenance work, modifications and further developments.

If you find something you do not feel is appropriate please contact an Administrator and we will deal with the offending content swiftly. All complaints should be communicated privately using either PM, or by the "Report this Post" feature. In the event of a legitimate complaint, the offending comment will be edited or removed, and the offending party shall receive no more than one (1) private warning via PM, and one final warning from an Administrator. If the behaviour continues, the member will be banned at the Administrators discression.

You understand that content you post will become public domain and tapingandjointing.com takes no responsibility for and does not in any way warrant the accuracy of the content of any of the messages posted on the site or of the authenticity of its authors. You expressly agree that tapingandjointing.com and its representatives will not be held liable for the result of the usage of any information provided on the site by you. Tapingandjointing.com and its representatives disclaim all liability resulting from the use of the posted information.

All opinions and views expressed in any forum are solely those of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of tapingandjointing.com or its representatives.


We reserve the right to change the aforementioned rules at any time without warning or notice.

Updated: August 12th 2011

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