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Old 02-12-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default Welcome to the World Waterfowl Forums!

We wish to have as few rules as possible, however there are certain guidelines and requirements that must be followed:

Posting Guidelines: This is the Global Connection where sportsmen come together to talk about waterfowl hunting and conservation as well as most any subject of interest.

Lively discussions should be directed toward ideas and finding truth and solutions rather than attacking others on a personal basis. Tread lightly on issues of religion and politics as there are more appropriate forums for that. Also don't use this forum for attacks on members' family or their dogs.

Language: It’s a requirement that all posting will be in English, the international language of communication and commerce.

Your Location: We require that you list your real location when you register. If your community doesn’t show up on the map, then start with the nearest town, or village that does.

Member Titles: We don’t use them. All members are equal here.

User Names: User names can be your real name, or a name of your choosing. User names have to be in good taste and free of obscenity, or offensive content. A user name can’t advertise a business, unless you are actually a forum sponsor. Members cannot register more than one user name. Also if a new name is so similar to an existing name that it causes confusion, the newer name may have to be changed.

Sponsors: We appreciate our Sponsors because their support keeps our forums free! However, as a posting member of the forums, a sponsor has no greater standings here than any other member. If you are interested in advertising on the World Waterfowl Forum, please click the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page.

Avatars: Most forums won’t allow you to display an avatar until you reach some predetermined number of posts. We don’t do that! Our advanced system will resize your image to 160x160 pixels during the download process but you have to start with that size or larger. The process can reduce the size to 160x160 pixels but it can't use a smaller size and make it larger.

Signature Line - Signature lines are permitted.

No Pornography: There are only a handful of waterfowl forums on the internet, versus over 5 Million pornography websites. No one comes here expecting this to be a porn site, so we won’t disappoint them.

Posting Photo’s: We are always interested in seeing your hunting photo’s here as well as landscapes, wildlife, and other subjects that you think we will enjoy seeing. The most common width for posted images on forums is 640 pixels. We recommend that posted images on this forum be no wider than 1024 pixels. Images wider than 1024 pixels will "blow out the frame" to the point of making photos unviewable in full.

If you want your photo to be viewed at a larger size, or you don’t want to bother with resizing your photo, then just post the URL so members can click on the link to view the photo in a separate window.

See the Image Posting Help Forum for information on photo hosting, resizing photo’s, posting photo’s, etc.

No SPAM: While members are encouraged to discuss new products and services, the forums can’t be used to advertise or promote a business. This includes use of the forum email or forum private messages. The exception is that Sponsors can make limited use of the forums to announce new products and services as well as posting photos and reports from guide services, etc. and to answer member questions.
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