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Translators’ Forum Rules
« on: 04 November 2009, 03:05:44 »
General Comments and (Friendly) Recommendations

1.01. The Translators’ Forum (TF) has been created first and foremost for discussions on translators’ professional life and other matters connected with translation and interpretation. It can be practical help in translation, sharing experience, useful links, providing of interesting information, advice, things, important for the process of translator training etc. Therefore it is recommended to avoid discussion on bad weather, bad temper and other interesting and important – for you – things, though not interesting and not important for the rest of the members. (There is a special place for such dull talks – Miscellanea > Chat Ground).
1.02. The TF member has the right to be treated with respect and at the same time he or she has to respect other members’ beliefs and ideas. A discussion has to be based on the principle of tolerance. Moving from professional to personal matters is inexcusable and can be punished in accordance with these Rules
1.03. We use good English here. Elements of slang or jargon may be used sometimes to create certain effect but cannot be used permanently.
It is obligatory to use Latin letters in English section of the TF, and Cyrillic – in Ukrainian and Russian sections.
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1.05. Before answering a post read what have been written on this topic previous pages.
1.06. Asking for help in translation of words and word combinations, never forget to provide 1-3 sentences context!
1.07. Giving links to another web-site material, you should describe its content in brief or provide quotations.
1.08. Giving quotations do not overuse “copy-paste” method.
1.09. Please do not upload “heavy” pictures and images – the TF has its limitations and they may be deleted.
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1.11. Red colour on the TF is used by Administration only.
1.12. Please remember that Administration does not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, is not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify Administration of the Forum immediately.
1.13. The TF Administration reserves the right to delete, change, transfer or close any topic and post without explanation if we determine that this action is necessary.
1.14. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.
1.15. We appreciate your membership but in case you are not happy here, you are free to leave the forum any moment you want.
1.016. These Rules can be edited and updated.

It is forbidden on the TF:

2.01. to violate International or/and Ukrainian law;
2.02. to promote fascism, Nazism, any humiliation of any minors or social groups – in posts, signatures, nicks, avatars etc.;
2.03. to use humiliating definitions for different nations, nationalities, names of countries, speak about them in humiliating context;
2.04. to interfere in the Forum structure in order to damage it;
2.05. to register nicks that consist of meaningless combinations of letters and figures or/and contain obscene words (in any language), е-mail addresses, links to web-sites;
2.06. to use obscene and unpleasant avatars (that contain obscene words, naked parts of the body etc.). The level of «obscenity» and «unpleasantness» the Administration determines without comments;
2.07. to reveal identity (real name) of any Forum member;
2.08. to use obscene words, to post purposefully poor messages;
2.09. to hurt honour and dignity of any member of the Forum, to misrepresent and comment nicks and avatars in humiliating manner;
2.10. to discuss any politics: ATTENTION! The Forum is strictly cultural!
2.11. to discuss (un)fairness of the Administration actions. (There is a place to put your questions to Administration – Translators' Forum > Miscellanea > Questions to Administration);
2.12. to create meaningless topics and posts;
2.13. to overuse personal conversations;
2.14. to post advertising materials (with the exception of materials directly connected with the profession, and after obtaining permission from the TF Administration, in Translators' Forum > Miscellanea > Announcements), spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations;
2.15. to practice off-topic, flaming, flooding, trolling, over quoting;
2.16. to give topics dull names (like «New Topic», «Help!», «!!!», «???» etc.). A topic name has to reflect its content;
2.17. to post short meaningless messages (like «Yes!», «Cool» etc.) and those, containing only smilies.
2.18. to upload audio and video files;
2.19. to sell, buy and conduct other commercial deals;
2.20. to register several accounts for one person.

The TF Sanctions:

3.01. Notice – for a minor violation;
3.02. 2 Notices = 1 Warning;
3.03. 2 Warnings = Ban for corresponding period;
3.04. 3 days Ban, a week Ban, a month Ban, Life Ban;
3.05. a violator of 2.01 - 2.07, 2.20 gets Life Ban without Warning.
3.05. the list of possible violations on the Translators’ Forum is not final. Moderators and Administrator may qualify other – never mentioned here – actions, as a violation.

Enjoy your time on the Forum!

10 January 2010 version of the Rules
« Last Edit: 28 January 2010, 11:01:36 by Supreme Power »