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MASC Policies

Discussion in 'MASC Info' started by hurrafreak, Jun 17, 2010.

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  1. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    To better serve the members of Marine Aquarium Society of Colorado the following polices have been clarified. This list is by no means final and can be changed at anytime to reflect the views and ideas of our members. If you have any questions contact the board at board@marinecolorado.org

    1. Commercial sellers are not to post "for sale" threads on MASC forums unless they are a sponsor. A commercial seller is defined as someone who has a Sales Tax License, who purchases goods (livestock, dry goods, etc) to make a profit; or a person who has a dedicated website for selling aquarium items; or regularly uses sites like EBay or Craigslist to sell aquarium items/livestock.

    2. Infractions will be given and posts will be edited and/or removed for any of the following reasons:
    - Commercial posts by non-sponsors (spamming will result in your account being locked immediately)
    - Posting negative feedback about a sponsor if you are affiliated with a competing commercial entity.
    - Rude or offensive posts directed at another user or person (our mission is to ENCOURAGE fellow hobbyists)

    A user will be allowed 3 infractions before the board considers whether or not that member will be banned from the MASC website.

    Please Note:

    MASC develops sponsorship relationships with a hope that they will be mutually beneficial to our sponsors and our club members. We try to select sponsors that have a positive history and offer good products, but we can not be responsible for every business transaction. It is your responsibility as a consumer to work out any problems directly with the sponsor, but if something does arise, please notify the MASC board as well (board@marinecolorado.org). If a sponsor is consistently failing to please our members, we will remove their sponsorship to prevent future issues, but can not force our sponsors to take any specific corrective actions. Alternatively, if a sponsor gives you great service (as most of them do!) don't forget to leave positive feedback here on our forums. That will help build those win-win relationships between sponsors and the club members.
     
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  2. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Updated 1-30-11

    MASC Policies
    To better serve the members of Marine Aquarium Society of Colorado the following polices have been clarified. This list is by no means final and can be changed at anytime to reflect the views and ideas of our members. If you have any questions contact the board at board@marinecolorado.org

    1. Commercial sellers are not to post "for sale" threads on MASC forums unless they are a sponsor. A commercial seller is defined as someone who has a Sales Tax License, who purchases goods (livestock, dry goods, etc) to make a profit; or a person who has a dedicated website for selling aquarium items; or regularly uses sites like EBay or Craigslist to sell aquarium items/livestock.

    2. Infractions will be given and posts will be edited and/or removed for any of the following reasons:
    - Commercial posts by non-sponsors (spamming will result in your account being locked immediately)
    - Posting negative feedback about a sponsor if you are affiliated with a competing commercial entity.
    - Rude or offensive posts directed at another user or person (our mission is to ENCOURAGE fellow hobbyists)
    -Injecting yourself into "disputes" that have absolutely nothing to do with you. This normally leads to threads getting out of hand and/or flaming.
    -Criticizing other peoples' threads. Please participate in the conversation, but if there is a concern about topics, prices, etc., PM either the creator of the thread OR the BOD.
    -Asking for DBTC corals. These corals are given away at the owners' leisure, do NOT ask for them.

    A user will be allowed 3 infractions before the board considers whether or not that member will be banned from the MASC website.

    Please Note:

    MASC develops sponsorship relationships with a hope that they will be mutually beneficial to our sponsors and our club members. We try to select sponsors that have a positive history and offer good products, but we can not be responsible for every business transaction. It is your responsibility as a consumer to work out any problems directly with the sponsor, but if something does arise, please notify the MASC board as well (board@marinecolorado.org). If a sponsor is consistently failing to please our members, we will remove their sponsorship to prevent future issues, but can not force our sponsors to take any specific corrective actions. Alternatively, if a sponsor gives you great service (as most of them do!) don't forget to leave positive feedback here on our forums. That will help build those win-win relationships between sponsors and the club members.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 5, 2011
  3. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Updated 3-1-2011

    MASC Policies

    To better serve the members of Marine Aquarium Society of Colorado the following polices have been clarified. This list is by no means final and can be changed at anytime to reflect the views and ideas of our members. If you have any questions contact the board at board@marinecolorado.org

    1. Commercial sellers are not to post "for sale" threads on MASC forums unless they are a sponsor. A commercial seller is defined as someone who has a Sales Tax License, who purchases goods (livestock, dry goods, etc) to make a profit; or a person who has a dedicated website for selling aquarium items; or regularly uses sites like EBay or Craigslist to sell aquarium items/livestock.

    2. Infractions will be given and posts will be edited and/or removed for any of the following reasons:
    - Commercial posts by non-sponsors (spamming will result in your account being locked immediately)
    - Posting negative feedback about a sponsor if you are affiliated with a competing commercial entity.
    - Rude or offensive posts directed at another user or person (our mission is to ENCOURAGE fellow hobbyists)
    - Injecting yourself into "disputes" that have absolutely nothing to do with you. This normally leads to threads getting out of hand and/or flaming.
    - Criticizing other peoples' threads. Please participate in the conversation, but if there is a concern about topics, prices, etc., PM either the creator of the thread OR the BOD.
    - Asking for DBTC corals. These corals are given away at the owners' leisure, do NOT ask for them.

    - Making threads for the purpose of instigating problems with the general membership
    - Making posts that will instigate "flaming"
    - Bringing personal problems that do NOT occur on the www.marinecolorado.org website onto the website

    A user will be allowed 3 infractions before the board considers whether or not that member will be banned from the MASC website.

    Please Note:

    MASC develops sponsorship relationships with a hope that they will be mutually beneficial to our sponsors and our club members. We try to select sponsors that have a positive history and offer good products, but we can not be responsible for every business transaction. It is your responsibility as a consumer to work out any problems directly with the sponsor, but if something does arise, please notify the MASC board as well (board@marinecolorado.org). If a sponsor is consistently failing to please our members, we will remove their sponsorship to prevent future issues, but can not force our sponsors to take any specific corrective actions. Alternatively, if a sponsor gives you great service (as most of them do!) don't forget to leave positive feedback here on our forums. That will help build those win-win relationships between sponsors and the club members.

    Everything in red and blue are updates or things the BOD thinks should be remembered.
     
  4. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    With the influx of new members I just wanted to give this thread a BUMP!! The most up to date of the policies is right above this post. If you have any comments/questions please just let one of us board members know!!
     
  5. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Updated 8-29-2011

    MASC Policies
    To better serve the members of Marine Aquarium Society of Colorado the following polices have been clarified. This list is by no means final and can be changed at anytime to reflect the views and ideas of our members. If you have any questions contact the board at board@marinecolorado.org

    1. Commercial sellers are not to post "for sale" threads on MASC forums unless they are a sponsor. A commercial seller is defined as someone who has a Sales Tax License, who purchases goods (livestock, dry goods, etc) to make a profit; or a person who has a dedicated website for selling aquarium items; or regularly uses sites like EBay or Craigslist to sell aquarium items/livestock.

    2. Infractions will be given and posts will be edited and/or removed for any of the following reasons:
    - Commercial posts by non-sponsors (spamming will result in your account being locked immediately)
    - Posting negative feedback about a sponsor if you are affiliated with a competing commercial entity.
    - Rude or offensive posts directed at another user or person (our mission is to ENCOURAGE fellow hobbyists)
    - Injecting yourself into "disputes" that have absolutely nothing to do with you. This normally leads to threads getting out of hand and/or flaming.
    - Criticizing other peoples' threads. Please participate in the conversation, but if there is a concern about topics, prices, etc., PM either the creator of the thread OR the BOD.
    - Asking for DBTC corals. These corals are given away at the owners' leisure, do NOT ask for them.
    - Making threads for the purpose of instigating problems with the general membership
    - Making posts that will instigate "flaming"
    - Bringing personal problems that do NOT occur on the www.marinecolorado.org website onto the website
    - For harrasing/threatening PM's that are reported to the BOD! Screenshot must be provided!!!

    A user will be allowed 3 infractions before the board considers whether or not that member will be banned from the MASC website. This policy also includes ALL sponsors!!

    Please Note:

    MASC develops sponsorship relationships with a hope that they will be mutually beneficial to our sponsors and our club members. We try to select sponsors that have a positive history and offer good products, but we can not be responsible for every business transaction. It is your responsibility as a consumer to work out any problems directly with the sponsor, but if something does arise, please notify the MASC board as well (board@marinecolorado.org). If a sponsor is consistently failing to please our members, we will remove their sponsorship to prevent future issues, but can not force our sponsors to take any specific corrective actions. Alternatively, if a sponsor gives you great service (as most of them do!) don't forget to leave positive feedback here on our forums. That will help build those win-win relationships between sponsors and the club members.

    Everything in red and blue are updates or things the BOD thinks should be remembered.

     
  6. dvenson

    dvenson Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Please read and understand these policies before making a post.
     
  7. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Just wanted to give this thread a bump since there has been quite a few new people on the forums!! If you have any questions please let the board know!
     
  8. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    As Juan said, bump since we have a lot of new faces and recent members to MASC. Please read the policys and if you have any questions, please reach out to one of the board members.
     
  9. Haulin Oates

    Haulin Oates Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    gonna bump this thread for the new faces weve seen around here!!
     
  10. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Read them and follow them I will be enforcing them.
     
  11. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: MASC Policies

    Bumping for memory refreshing and as a reminder
     
  12. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Bumping as reminder. If anyone has any issues they feel the Bod might want to know about or can help with please let one of us know.


    Also please be sure to include any PMs or info related to issue.
     
  13. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    We have a few new members so bumping this for their benefit. Everyone please take the chance to review the forum policies. Thank you
     
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