The LawnSite.com 20 "RULES"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sean Adams, Sep 8, 2003.

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  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    Here are the rules everyone....please read over them so you know and so your memory is refreshed if you are a veteran of the site...

    LawnSite.com Rules, Regulations, & Posting Guidelines

    Please Read The Following Rules & Regulations Before Registering At LawnSite.com.

    By completing your registration and becoming a member at LawnSite.com, you have agreed to abide by and follow the rules created by ownership (listed below) at all times. There are no exceptions to the rules. LawnSite.com owned by Lawn Care Success has the right and option to change these rules without prior notice. All of the rules stated below refer to not only the public forums at LawnSite.com, but the Private Forums, e-mail and private messaging as well.

    1. Advertising of any kind is not permitted at this site unless you are a sponsor. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here. This includes mentioning manufacturers, dealers, etc… in the forums or through LawnSite.com e-mail or private messaging. You are also not permitted to include phone numbers addresses, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, or web addresses or links in your posts, e-mail, private messages or signature lines.


    2. Links to and/or mentioning other Green Industry forum sites is not permitted at LawnSite.com.


    3. You are not permitted to use obscene, vulgar or explicit language at the site.


    4. You are not permitted to discuss, mention or make reference to illegal activities, including but not limited to drugs, terrorism, etc…


    5. You are not permitted to post or mention any material or information that defames, abuses, or threatens physical or emotional harm or death to others or oneself.


    6. You are not permitted to post any material or pictures that depicts violence.


    7. You are not permitted to list names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses, fax numbers, post office box numbers, etc…. of any others except your own.


    8. You are not permitted to pass off as one’s own, or solicit for the exchange, sale, or purchase of content that infringes anyone else’s intellectual property rights, including but not limited to any copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, or other proprietary rights.


    9. You are not permitted to include, mention or post links to pornographic, drug related, or violence web sites or material, including but not limited to child pornography or all other types of pornography.


    10. You are not permitted to post or mention information that contains content intended to victimize, harass, degrade, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Hate speech of any type will result in suspension at LawnSite.com.


    11. You are not permitted to exploit a minor in any way.


    12. You are not permitted to harass other members at LawnSite.com. This includes offensive remarks or remarks that attempt to provoke another member. Sarcastic baiting is also not permitted. If you disagree with someone, state why, but do not resort to name calling, threats, etc…


    13. You are not permitted to use LawnSite.com to spam members for any reasons. This includes advertising products or services, promotion of a web site or another Green Industry Forum. LawnSite.com will exercise it’s rights under the law to pursue legal action in regard to this matter.


    14. LawnSite.com reserves the rights to suspend and remove (ban) memberships at any time.


    15. LawnSite.com staff has the right to edit or delete any information at any time posted by any member of this forum.


    16. LawnSite.com is the sole owner of the information posted at LawnSite.com. You are not permitted to take information, posts, comments, etc… and reproduce them in any manner without prior written consent of LawnSite.com.


    17. LawnSite.com will enforce the “3 strikes rule”. If you break a rule you will be warned by a moderator or staff member. If you break a rule again, you will be suspended from LawnSite.com for a minimum of one week. If you break a third rule you will be permanently banned from LawnSite.com.


    18. If you are banned or suspended from LawnSite.com you are not permitted to register under a new name. Only one user name per person is permitted. All additional user names or new user names without permission from LawnSite.com will be deleted from the system.


    19. If you sign up with or attempt to use a non-working e-mail address, LawnSite.com has the right to remove your membership from the site at any time.


    20. You are not permitted to post or insinuate false information about members as well as sponsors. If you have never owned or used (at great length) a product offered by one of the sponsors, you are not permitted to comment on the value, validity, or effectiveness of these products or services.
     
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    hehehe

    1 and 13 don't seem to apply, now do they...........;)
     
  3. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    I don't get it Glan. Can you explain to a dummy like me please?
     
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    1. Advertising of any kind is not permitted at this site unless you are a sponsor. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here. This includes mentioning manufacturers, dealers, etc… in the forums or through LawnSite.com e-mail or private messaging. You are also not permitted to include phone numbers addresses, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, or web addresses or links in your posts, e-mail, private messages or signature lines.


    OK now this would apply to all the websites some members have on their signature. This also applies to when someone asks where to buy mail order parts and goods. Any mention outside the list of sponsors. Looking for an Exmark? can't list a dealer, for that would be advertising for the dealer not Exmark.

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    13. You are not permitted to use LawnSite.com to spam members for any reasons. This includes advertising products or services, promotion of a web site or another Green Industry Forum. LawnSite.com will exercise it’s rights under the law to pursue legal action in regard to this matter


    Part of this rule is already inclusive with rule #1. And it lacks adequate explanation of "Spamming" of which is intermingled in rule #1 Basicaly this rule is repititous
     
  5. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    Not really repetitive. #1 refers to advertising more or less on the board, or in a "subtle" way, which happens all the time....You usually don't see these types of posts because moderators are usually on top of this.... #13 is specifically referring to spamming members whether Green Industry related or not...which happens from time to time.

    Members helping members is one thing and will obviously not be frowned upon....but when a member has made 45 posts and 41 of them are about "XYZ Company", it's not to hard to tell what they are up to.
     
  6. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    LOL


    So it's OK for me to mention say Gemplers to order work gloves


    Meanwhile in rule #1 it clearly states

    "This includes mentioning manufacturers, dealers, etc… in the forums or through LawnSite.com e-mail or private messaging."


    Further more. How can you possibly restrict a private email or message? It is private. You censor a mode of communication that is deemed "private" it is against the law regardless if you are providing the ways and means. You include the term "Private" it is then clearly that "Private"


    And 4 and 6 can be included to one rule.

    ;)
     
  7. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    Hey Glan,

    By these posts, it appears you like shoes?

    Well try this one on.

     
  8. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    GLAN.... 4 and 6 are different and therefore separate....mentioning drugs and posting a depiction of violence don't really fall into the same category....

    Also, you are incorrect about PRIVATE messaging, trust me....if not me, ask an attorney (I did)..... I can change it from "Private" messaging to "super duper quiet on the down low" messaging....my point is, what it is named does not have any bearing on what can or cannot be done with it.

    Oh, and yes GLAN, you can post a link to Gempler's....
     
  9. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Posts: 634

    ^ good one TotalCareSolutions....

    * also, we have to trust members use the email and PM services per rules and regulations... many times when this services is abused we find out from members who report it to administrators or moderators.
     
  10. Chuck Sinclair

    Chuck Sinclair LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    Sean,

    All e-mail and messaging is private, unless you put in your terms of use that it is subject to review by the admin or his employees (Moderators)

    Or didn't you attorney tell you this MINE DID!!!
     
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