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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:39 pm 
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While this board is intended for the use of people who, by their nature, may not be too bothered by the trivia of bad language and the stupidity of political correctness in a public forum there have to be some rules. The rules will always be subject to the judgment, (be it good or bad in your opinion), of the founder of the board and his designates. The rules can be changed, added to or subtracted from at any time to address situations that might arise and, in all cases where no rule administers a given situation, the founder's adjudication will be final and binding. We are not big on rules. We prefer to let adults be adults but we do not suffer fools gladly.

1. OpSec, OpSec, OpSec. Breaches are not tolerated. Period. A pattern of breaches is grounds for banning. I don't think this needs explaining any further.

2. PerSec, PerSec, PerSec. We really don't care if you "blow your own cover". It's your life to do with as you wish. But naming names and posting photographs of people without their permission in the public areas will not be tolerated. A pattern of breaches is grounds for banning. There are areas that are private where people's real names may be used, however, care should still be exercised. A name is one thing, details that could cause problems are another.

3. Whether in the public or the private forums challenging the wisdom of any branch if the British military is encouraged. However, such challenges are best put in a professional and cogent fashion. Mindless rants about individuals and unprofessional criticism of the system will only serve to anger those who believe that it is their "train set". Since the founder has no wish to get into pissing matches with the pompous gits and no-one wants to be prevented from using these forums such activity will be scrutinized and altered or deleted as necessary.

4. Copyright. If you don't understand copyright by now you should probably return your computer to the store and get an abacus. :shock: It's really rather simple. If you post something you didn't write or photograph or whatever yourself then, if it hasn't been placed in the public domain, you need to state where or who you got it from. A simple link to another site would suffice. If you don't then your post will be deleted.

5. Nut jobs, personal agendas, racism and philosophical "jihads" are fun to watch and poke fun at but we prefer that open demonstration of said defects take place on other sites. So, if you are drugged to get yourself through the day in polite company, if you have some world view that is a step or two outside conformity to the already lax standards we hold ourselves to or you just plain hate some group or another then, please, feel free to leave before you are ejected.

6. Journalists. Dear, dear journalists. You are probably well aware of your personal reputation amongst members of the military both serving and retired. While we understand that you are an unfortunate fact of life we reserve the right to delete any "fishing trip" we chose. Cry "censorship" if you like - consider it in the same vein as misquoting or quoting out of context, a part of your profession.

7. Trolling is an art that can be appreciated by all. Incessant, low quality or just plain inane trolling is not acceptable. Everything will be done to remove said trolls from the board.

8. We all like pictures of the opposite sex, (some like the same sex too I heard), but there isn't a huge amount of beauty in those "legs akimbo", "throbbing member", (MP's and MEP's excepted), photos. So don't post them. You'll spoil the fun of others when the thread is closed or deleted and persistent infractions will result in your banning.

9. There isn't a "naughty word" filter on here because, let's be honest, we all know how to spell cnut and people actually live in Scunthorpe. Kids are allowed in The Depot and The Squadrons and Detachments. Police yourselves. Persistent swearing in those forums will not be tolerated. What you do in The Hole in the Wall and The Rocks Rest is another thing - they are "kid free". NOTE: Kid is defined per COPPA regulations as being under 13 years of age.

P.S. If your Majesty is watching this, (Hi Betty... :badteeth: ), The "Q" in "QR's" above is for "Quintessential" not "Queen's". Sorry, but that's just the way it is. No disrespect intended Ma'am. :salute:

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 Post subject: Re: QR's
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:09 pm 
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RockNet's First Amendment


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As a result of the incident, (the details of which being unclear), where The British Army Rumour Service, (http://www.arrse.co.uk), was forced to retract or delete content, ban or suspend members and change it's rules to accommodate a minority RockNet is altering it's regulations to address the issue prior to it occurring here.

Principles
RockNet is a part of the Internet where some of the most vile, disgusting and offensive content is freely available to everyone regardless of race, creed, colour, religion, sexual preference, gender or, (sadly), age. RockNet is a small part of that Internet and serves a very small portion of the world population. Namely, those who serve or served in the RAF Regiment, those who serve or served in the RAF and supported the RAF Regiment, those who wish to join the RAF Regiment, those who are interested, (for whatever reason), in the RAF Regiment and, lastly, those who wish to entertain "inter-service banter" or other "tongue in cheek" wordplay with the Members of Rocknet.

In short and while much of the content is publicly available, RockNet is not for those who, on either a professional or amateur basis, wish to make trouble or cause problems for RockNet, it's owners or it's members.

Amendment
These Rules and Regulations are highlighted in bold red type on the upper part of the very first page you see. It is the most obvious thing visible on the first page you will always see unless you deliberately choose to go directly to some other sub-URL other than http://www.hqrafregiment.net which is your right but, by circumventing the root URL of RockNet you are not expunged of the responsibility of reading something you had the opportunity to read should you so desire.

If you followed a direct link from another web site and you found our content offensive in a way that gave you no opportunity to view our rules and regulations then your offense should, rightfully, be taken up with the site that allowed the link to be published rather than with RockNet which would, obviously, be deprived of the opportunity of warning you that you might be offended.

RockNet is a small group of people with their own diverse thoughts, attitudes and humour. Just as if you overheard us speaking in a pub, restaurant or on a street this is our form of communication. If you don't like it, stop listening, leave, go away. Do whatever you need to do to remove the offense your world.

If, as a sensible person would, you visited and chose not to read something you were obviously asked to read then RockNet, it's owners and members are not responsible for your subsequent feeling of offense. The owners have no revenue stream from this site. There are no adverts, pop-ups or pervasive links. RockNet does not use or sell your contact information to anyone. In other words, you have no leverage here. The owners are beholden to no-one and believe that persons who are so thin skinned as to try to cause trouble in a medium that can be turned off at the reader's will are just that, troublemakers.

Troublemakers will be banned by username. If you chose to return under another "nom de plume" you are demonstrating your desire to accept the rules. After being banned by IP Address if you return you are, again, reinforcing your desire to be a member. Your continued activity will be logged and documented and, were you to be determined enough to expend your efforts in a legal fashion, said activity will be used in the court the owners could be detrimentally affected in as evidence against you in the counter suit.

To conclude: If you wish to be a member of this group you are very welcome. You may argue, make points, be offended by that which others say at will. You may discuss them here publicly or with the owners or moderators. If you find RockNet to be too offensive then the owners and members of RockNet wish you the very best in your future ventures and know we will miss you as you leave.

Now... If that isn't the nicest "Fuck right off" you've ever had I'll be, pretty much, totally gobsmacked!!!

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