Supply Chain Focus - Discussion Forum Guidelines


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This Supply Chain & Logistics forum is growing nicely and we thank all of you for being a part of this growing community.

In order to keep the forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple guidelines for the forums here. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact me or one of the moderators (mods)

You should also read the Forum Rules before posting. This can be found here Forum Rules

General Guidelines:
  • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
  • Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
  • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
  • Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other members.
  • We also do not allow posts that are sexual in nature or violate Supply Chain Focus community standards. The Supply Chain Focus team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
  • While we are quite happy to have constructive comparative conversations about competitive forums, we will not tolerate blatant adverts or the sort of 'ooh look, yet another bulletin board' threads. Also, we would appreciate it if you refrain from blatant bashing of other forums.
  • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
  • All posts must be in English.
  • Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
  • You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
  • You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.
  • We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules, as access to our forums are a privilege and not a right.
Any threads/posts of these types will be deleted.

Advertising Services
We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products or services. Explicit advertising and soliciting in signatures is also prohibited.

Posting Articles

By all means feel free to post articles. In fact I encourage it, as it is useful for members. But please abide by these simple guidelines:

  1. Articles must be related to this forum's discussion topics (Supply Chain and Logistics).
  2. Articles must not be openly advertising products or services.

Use of Signatures and Links in Signatures

I accept that the use of links in signatures can be very useful for members, as it helps to improve the number of links to their own websites.

So I have set up a system as used on many other forums of this type, whereby members must first post a set number of times (10) and have been a member for 7 days, before being allowed to use a signature on their profile. New users will not see the signature option on their User CP. For those members who reach the 7 day membership and have made 10 or more posts, they can set up a signature via the User CP. This signature can contain a URL link.

The URL link is limited to one line and 500 characters.

Links in signatures must follow these guidelines:

  • Linking to a commercial product/service is fine, provided it is not a product or service that openly competes with a product or service offered by Supply Chain Focus.
  • Promotional text for a commercial product or service is OK, provided there are no price(s) of product(s) or service(s) listed.
  • A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate Supply Chain Focus community standards. The Supply Chain Focus team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
  • Duplicate links to the same URL in a Sig are not allowed.

Please abide by these simple guidelines and enjoy your time here.
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