Communities Rules and Regulations

 

Posting and Online Activity

General:

  • These are English speaking communities. To be able to reach all members, please write and express yourself in English or provide a translation (for example for quoting Chinese idioms).
  • KMP is a professional site. Explicit, vulgar language, drug talk, nudity, pornography and so forth is not allowed.
  • Speak and treat others positively and with respect. You need not agree with everone’s opinion, but please respect it as you would have others respect yours. Inquiry in the spirit of discovery. Flaming will be dealt with.
  • Always ask if you don't understand, we will always give you any help you need.
  • Share with us what you can, we all want to learn.
  • Have fun and enjoy our community forums.

 

Posts and Topics:

  • Posts should be made in the relevant topic in the relevant community. Members are asked to read the topic descriptions before posting.
  • Double posts are discouraged. A double post is repeating the same meassage in multiple topics or communities.
  • No topic hijacking (steering off topic). Please try stay on topic where discussions are specific. General discussions may vary on topics, but if a specific question is being addressed, all answers should refer to that question. Any related off topic discussion should be started in a new topic and a post with the link added to direct people to the new topic.
  • Topic titles should describe what the topic is about. A poor title would be "HEEEELP!" A good example would be "I have a problem with reusing AARs."
  • No advertising (selling or free items or invitations to other forums) unless speoficially approved by the moderator or Admin.
  • Do not post or link to any illegal software, books, or other “warez” or sites that offer such material. Any such posts will be immeadiately deleted and the poster dealt with as approporiate. See below.
  • Topics on politics, religion, and philosophy tend to cause polarisation and strong opinions. KMP would prefer to remain neutral on such issues and so posts in these areas are strongly discouraged. If absolutely necessary, such posts will be restricted to “General” or the off-topic “Lounge” threads.
  • Please check if any links to legally offered materials are time limited and add the information to the post. For example: Free book (posted 15/07/16 – time limited offer). If the offer expires, please try and update your post accordingly.
  • Please use the search to see if a specific question has been asked and there is already an answer. If your problem is slightly different you may add your question to the topic.
  • It is not necessary to repeat the entire question in your answer. If things may be unclear, quote the relevant part that you are spwcifically answering. This keep topic shorter and easier to read.

  • This website is for everyone to contribute and learn. Please don't keep making requests without offering anything in return. Your ideas and experiences, however limited, are of value to the community.
  • Size limits of attachmenets and pictures??

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Dealing with problems:

  • Show respect to KMP moderators and Admins. They are volunteers helping to make the communities an enjoyable and safe place.
  • Do not argue with moderators, contact an Admin if you can't resolve a problem.
  • Members who disobey the rules will be warned or banned depending on what the Admin / moderator believes is the appropriate punishment. See below.
  • If you believe you do not deserve the warning, please contact the Admin / Moderator who warned you. Talking back to the Admin / Moderator who gave you the warning with no sense of respect will lead to further warnings.
  • If a dispute arises between members, and Admins / moderator are asked to resolve such disputes, their decisions are final and absolute!
  • Although continued infraction of the rules will lead to a ban, KMP uses a “cooling off” system for lesser offenses. It operates similar to the Driving offense points. For certain behaviours, members will not be allowed to post for a certain length of time, with increasing lengths of time for repeated infractions. Generally a warning will be given first to ensure that the member understands the site policy which will not result in any points towards a “cooling off”. However, this is up to the Admin / moderator and can go straight to an infraction based on the content of the post and past history.
  • Initial time out values are very low but will quickly lengthen for repeat infractions.
  • Expires is when the points will roll off your account if no additional infractions occur. Warning means that the mod/admin can give an official warning before an infraction. Extend means that a repeat offense will push out the other points already on the account for that same number of days.

Title

Points

Expires

Warning

Extend

Inappropriate Language

1

10 Days

Yes

No

Continuation of Flame Thread

3

1 Month

Yes

Yes

Posting illegal materials / plagarism, pornography

3

1 Month

Yes

Yes

Trolling/Flaming/Bullying

6

3 Months

Yes

Yes

Cool off period:

  • 5 points - 1 month posting ban
  • 10 points - 6 month posting ban
  • 15 points - removed from the community (site???)

 

Definitions:

Troll - In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement. - Wikipedia

Flame (war) – An argument amoung members in a community that has decended into name calling amd insults. No useful information is exchanges and “flamers” are not interested in what the others have to say. Frequently flame wars are started by trolls, but humans, being complex, may misunderstand, misinterpret, or plain and simply, disagree with one another.

Moderator – A member of a KMP community that is looking after the online component of the community, or a specific topic in the forum. They have powers to edit and delete posts, add or ban members, and lock topics.

Admin – A member of the KMP ExComm looking after the KMP website. They are generally more neutral on specific communities and topics.

Face-to-face activities and meetings

Finance:

  • All finances will be handled as a pooled resources for all communities. The Secretarial office will handle dispersements.
  • Communities leaders may request funds for planned events and activites from the Secretarial office. Full accounts must be returned to the Secratarial office with the corresponding eveidence in the form of receipts.
  • Individual communities will only collect the prearranged fees for the specific event. Fees will be based on anticipated costs (venue rental, food and beverages, etc.) and should be not excessive.
  • Any excess will be returned to the Secratarial office for regular expenses
  • Any shortfall will be covered by the Secratarial office, however overspending should not exceed 10% of the estimated total cost. Any greater amount must be reported to the Executive Committee for investigation.
  • Venue cost?

Data collection:

  • Personal data should not be collected by the individual communities. Members details will be collected via the KMP website only
  • For community events, personal data collection should be kept to the minimum necessary for administration of the event (e.g. names and phone numbers to contact participants, ID card numbers if required by the facility to be visited). The data should be detroyed once the evnt is complete and in no circumstances is the data to be passed to a third party without prior permission from the Executive Committee.

 

 

 

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