These rules and guidelines are designed to help give a better understanding of
what behavior is expected and make your experience on ClubTread more enjoyable.
Only post in the forum that matches your topic. The board is divided into
several forums with sub-forums. If you pay attention and read the titles
of the forums, you should be able to figure out which forum to post in.
Be nice to each other. You may debate points with intensity, and voice
alternative perspectives, but stick to the issues and do not attack other
people for voicing their viewpoints. In short, your messages must be
respectful of others, even if your viewpoints are very different. Practice
self moderation. Profanity and insults will not be tolerated. Agree to
disagree. This applies to both the forums and forum email.
Take personal conflicts and complaints offline. If you have a concern about
the nature or tone of the content of a post, or if you are offended or
irritated by something included in a post, or if you simply have a personal
problem with another member, make an attempt to resolve the matter by sending
a polite, respectful, private, off-line message to the offending party, OR,
contact the moderator and describe your concerns. Handle it off-line, not on-line.
Refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
Refrain from turning threads into glorified instant messages. Take it to email or IM!
No advertising or links to advertising or "Spam" is permitted.
Advertising or Spam is defined as posting a link for the purpose of selling,
soliciting or promoting by someone that has ownership or other "vested interest"
to the web site involved, including efforts to promote other online forums or web
sites (with competing features) by web site owners or members.
Posts and links about fundraising (including nonprofit fundraisers) are NOT permitted.
Only links to personal home pages are allowed in signatures, member profiles and
in the submit a site section.
Links to helpful web sites (commercial or otherwise) are allowed when they are
posted by someone without any "vested interest" AND whose purpose is NOT to
solicit, advertise, promote, fundraise, etc.
These rules include forum messages, signatures, and forum emails.
No cross posting. Post your message once, to the appropriate forum and nowhere else or
it will be locked or deleted without warning.
Don't post just to increase your number of posts. If you have nothing to say on a certain
matter then don't post. The number of posts on this board has no direct relation to the
experience of a member. Remember, noone likes a post whore.
Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
Accounts found to be duplicate in nature will be deactivated.
Thread Owners (those that START a thread) have certain "rights". These include:
The right to request that their thread be moved or locked.
They may notify the moderator that unwelcome thread drift is occurring.
Upon review, and if it appears a valid complaint, the posts contributing
to the thread drift may be edited or removed.
Threads pulled egregiously off topic may be locked or edited at the thread
owner's or moderator discretion.
Avoid thread drift by starting a new thread when the subject changes. This is
especially enforced in the buy & sell and trip reports.
Review the Buy & Sell guidelines before posting in that forum. They can be found here:
'Pushing' or bumping' threads should be kept to a minimum. In other words, do not post
solely in order to make a thread "rise to the top" of the forum. If your thread has no
response, then after a reasonable amount of time feel free to respond in case it was just
missed. This is better than and preferred over reposting the same thread.
You must respect the privacy of other members and individuals. Do not post personal information
(i.e. addresses, phone numbers, passwords, personal identification numbers, or any other
information considered private) without the express permission of the individual.
Be aware of copyright. It is not acceptable to post copywritten information to the forum without
consent. While it is not feasible for the administrator to monitor every post on the board,
members who observe violations can report these to the administrator for investigation. If it is
found to be in violation, it will be removed.
Inappropriate topics for the board.
Although we appreciate hunters for the backcountry knowledge they supply,
please keep in mind that this is not a hunting site. Topics that involve
hunting are not appropriate for ClubTread. This includes pictures of people
with animals that have been shot (i.e. trophy poses or otherwise) and pictures
of people who are packing rifles (where it is pretty obvious it isn't a hike
but rather a hunt.)
Topics that include prospecting, gold, gold panning, etc., are no longer
permitted. Old topics will be left, but new topics started will be removed.
Topics that involve sasquatch, bigfoot, yeti, etc., are no longer permitted.
Old topics will be left, but new topics started will be removed.
It should go without saying, but photos of dead animals are not appropriate and
will be removed.
Posting referral links is not allowed.
You will not discuss, suggest, engage, or encourage any illegal activity.
Do not post messages that violate Federal, Provincial, or Local laws which
include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark,
patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
Use the search function before posting. Chances are your question has already been
answered. The search feature is self-explanatory, so with a bit of practice you will
quickly find what you want.
Respect netiquette: Lurk and get to know the forum before you post.
Any new thread must have a title with relevant information to the topic you want to
discuss. The name of a thread is just like the headline in a newspaper; it helps you
to select threads personally relevant for you. Don't use all caps or special characters
to draw attention.
Be gentle to new users as they become acquainted with the forum.
Use common sense. Anything that you say or do carries consequences with it. If you find
yourself questioning the nature of what you're going to post, then it's probably not safe
to post it. Save yourself trouble and ourselves time, think before you post.
Don't quote the entire message that you're responding to, only the pertinent passage. This
makes it easier to read for other users.
No SHOUTING. Remember, using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in posts is considered yelling and rude,
plus it is difficult to read.
If it shouldn't be viewed by minors, then it shouldn't be posted to the forums or chat
rooms. This is a public, family-friendly forum.
Do not post offline personal contact information (ie. your home address, phone numbers etc.)
and do not ask for personal information from others. Use of full names (your first and last
name) is allowed but discouraged. This is to protect your security and identity.
Never assume that someone is talking to/about you unless they quote you. This avoids a
surprising amount of drama.
Use smileys as scarcely as you possibly can. Each serves a particularly specific purpose,
but also can be a tad annoying if used in excess.
While these rules and suggestions cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate
everything. Consequently ClubTread reserves the right to take any actions deemed appropriate
to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way. This includes sanitizing posts,
editing, or removing posts.
Users that do not abide by the rules may be subject to having their posts edited or deleted,
their member account permanently banned from further access and/or deleted without notice.
All messages posted are the responsibility of the poster. They do not represent the views
of ClubTread, TallTech Systems Inc., or its representatives.
ClubTread, TallTech Systems Inc., and its representatives will not be held liable for the
result of the usage of any information provided in the forum, and disclaim all liability
resulting in the use of the posted information.
ClubTread, TallTech Systems Inc., and its representatives take no responsibility for the
content of any of the messages posted in the ClubTread Forums / Wikis or of the authenticity
of its authors.
All opinions and views expressed in the forums are solely those of their respective authors
and are not necessarily those of ClubTread, TallTech Systems Inc., or its representatives.
ClubTread reserves the right to change the aforementioned rules at any time without
warning or notice. It is the responsibility of the forum member to check this page
on a regular basis for any revisions in forum rules before making any posts to the forum.
By registering, posting, reading or otherwise using the site, you agree to abide by
the above rules and terms.