These rules are set out by the Civilian Aviation team for the smooth running of the site and for respect to other members of the forum.
All members of the forum will abide by every rule.
1 - No swearing or offensive language/behaviour of any nature in any section of the forum.
2 - This forum is a place for all ages of the aviation community, please respect this and do not post or link to derogatory or pornographic/unsavoury material.
3 - If you personally disagree with the actions of a moderator, please contact a senior team member via Private Message or Email explaining your problem. Do not post any problems publicly on the forum; this will result in action which result to you in having a yellow card and various privileges removed.
4 - Please be courteous and respectful to other Civilian Aviation community members at all times. Any posts designed to be deliberately confrontational will be deleted without warning and/or a ban will be put into effect.
5 - Please do not re-transmit any 'advanced' information posted on this forum if the 'posting member' requests it. Failure in this will result in a reduction in the amount of 'advanced' information divulged in the future. Please place a message to the effect at the top of your post if this is required... all other information that is obtained from other groups that is transferable must be credited with the source.
6 - The CivilianAviation forum is for sharing news, movements and photos etc. of civilian aircraft only - the only exception to this rule can be found in rule 7(b) below.
6(a) - Moderators can and will edit/delete posts or entire threads that are in breach of any rules without warning. However, a Private Message by the moderator in question will usually be sent explaining why the action has been taken with a link to these rules.
7(a) - Photographic images should only be posted in the Photo Sections and Maximum size is 1200x1200. However special permission can be given for images to be posted in other areas of the forum by a moderator.
(b) - Images of military registered aircraft are allowed but they must be taken at a CIVILIAN airport/airfield and they should make up NO MORE than 10% of the content of a post. See viewtopic.php?f=11&t=61 for more information regarding posting images of military aircraft. Warbirds which display military markings but have a civil registration (sometimes not displayed) are acceptable.
(c) - Images of military aircraft wearing a military serial are not allowed in any photo competition, however warbirds which display military markings but have a civil registration (sometimes not displayed) are acceptable for competitions.
(d) - Military aircraft that attend civilian airshows can be posted as long as the bulk of the photos in the thread are of civilian participants, these photos can only be posted in the "Airshows/Events" area of the Photography section.
8 – Airport codes can only be used if the name of the airport/airfield is also used.
9 - ALL posts must be made in English and readable with no text-speak at all. Text-speak is not regarded as a mode of communication here because it is pure idleness/laziness of the English Language. If you are in doubt of how to spell a word then please use google, a spell-checker or a dictionary.
Posts should never be made entirely with capital letters - this is classed as shouting and is rude, posts should not be made-up entirely of lower-case letters either. Each sentence and thread-title should also start with a capital letter.
Can we remind all members to use grammar to the best of their abilities, we have a number of foreign members who are able to converse perfectly well in a language not their own - it is not beyond the realms of possibility that UK members should also be able to make themselves understood too.
10 - No double posting, ie. same post in two separate sections, this can only allowable to Staff.
11 - Under NO circumstances is the Civilian Aviation name to be used to gain access or attempt to gain access to any show, airfield or airport establishment without the permission of an CA Admin. Failure to do this will result in a instant ban no questions asked.
12 - For those who are just visiting the Forum and who subsequently decide to join, please note that all account activations are done manually. That way we can check for known spammers, trouble-makers, advertisers etc. Please do not attempt to join the Forum, using multiple Logon names and email addresses, if not instantly activated.
13 - All Posts are made by the author, and Civilian Aviation are in no way responsible/liable for the contents of that post.
14 - Admin reserves the rights to modify these rules at any time.
15 - Respect the decisions of the Staff.
NB: THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL SECTIONS OF THE FORUM.