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Forum Rules and Guidelines

Please take a moment to review the following. - All views expressed on this forum are that of author and do not expressly or implicitly represent the views of the forum owner or site staff. - We cannot vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. - We are not responsible for the contents of any message, user profile or signature, including any links to external sites of photographs. New members (sub 5 posts) will not automatically have access to the PM (private message) system as a spam limitation measure. Any user who feels content objectionable is encouraged to contact a member of the site crew immediately via the 'report!' feature by the side of each post, or by contacting the site owner directly via email; sitecrew@canalworld.net
This forum is intended to be a family forum, and the language and terms used should reflect this. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, speculative,, inaccurate, aimed to deceive, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise volatile any law. This includes the use of a username, identity or duplicate identity aimed to deliberately deceive. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have the permission of the copyright owner. The forum is moderated by a number of nominated members, these can be identified by the title 'Site Crew' beneath their name. It is their responsibility to make sure, where possible, that discussion remains focused, relevant, on topic and within the rules stated on this page. We reserved the right to edit, change, or delete any post deemed unsuitable, or not within the rules on this page. The site crew reserve the right to prevent access to members, and revoke membership at any time. Site crew do not have to provide a reason for any decision made, but where appropriate a reason shall be provided. Any person posting in the forum is legally responsible for what they post. Canal World, the site crew and administrators accept no responsibility for anything which is posted, and the consequences of such. Subject to the following conditions, no advertising of product, services, or anything else is permitted, either in posting or via private messaging. - The owner may permit advertising to appear at his sole discretion. - Within the context of discussion, information about the use of, the location of, and the price of products is permitted. Links to commercial and personal websites are welcome to be placed in the Links Directory, under the relevant section. A link to one personal and non commercial website is allowed in your signature.. 
Our aim is to provide a forum for focused, high quality discussion. We therefore request that with the exception of the Virtual Pub forum, all posts should be kept on topic and banter free. This facilitates quality discussion and is for the benefit of all members. Users may only use this facility if they agree to the above. This site shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. Anything which may be construed as illegal activity will be reported to authorities, along with any details held regarding the member(s) involved. Please note that all content on this site is © Copyright of its respective owners. Permission from the content owner should be sought before reproducing any aspect of this site. 
The site crew aim to remain as transparent as possible. We will ensure that all actions taken are in fair, and in line with the below policies. Moderators (Site Crew) reserve the right to close, edit or remove any topic or post without justification. However, we will always try to use the following policy on what will be moderated; - Where a topic or post is in breach of the forum rules and guidelines as outlined above. - Where the post formatting or spelling has failed to a point where it severely affects the ability to read and make sense of the post and topic. - Where the replies have drifting away from the topic of discussion, are deliberately destructive. Moderators will attempt to split/move topics to a more appropriate forum before closing a topic in this case.
Warn System.
If found in breach of the rules members may be warned using the warn system, your warning level is only visible by yourself and the site crew, shown by the side of each post. Members receiving three or more warnings within a 6month period, or found in major breach of forum rules will have the account suspended. In addition to the above any member may have their account suspended for an action that is, in the opinion of the site crew, sufficiently serious as to present a potential threat to the well-being of the forum and any threat to a member of the site crew will result in an instant ban and the offender may be reported to the police and/or the relevant ISP. 
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