At Volconvo we value intelligent debate on important topics while upholding a friendly and respectful environment. These values are indispensable to a well-functioning discussion forum and are the essential standards for our staff and members.
Members come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and will undoubtedly encounter a similarly wide scope of opinions at Volconvo. Topic starters must present viable subjects for discussion with the expectation that respondents may disagree with their views. Members are encouraged to freely express their positions regarding the topics at hand but are not permitted to insult site members publicly or privately. Our staff will help protect the personal integrity of all registered users.
Please remember that miscommunications can often occur in online settings. Assess your and others' postings accordingly.
Attempts to disrupt the normal activities of our forums are not permitted. These include, but are not limited to, pushing threads severely off topic, disregarding site staff, registering multiple usernames and advertising. Users may not harass other members or staff.
The moderating team is selected at the discretion of the owner of Volconvo. Although their main roles are to foster discussion and keep topics on track, moderators also handle disputes and enforce the site rules. Moderators may modify or delete content in violation of these rules as well as issue infraction points to registered users. Accumulation of enough infraction points may result in a member's automatic ban.
Members may report material which they believe violates our rules by clicking the report button beside the offending content. Members may also challenge the actions of moderators using the report feature or—in extreme cases—contacting the owner of Volconvo. Members may not, however, discuss management or moderation issues in the public forums. Please keep in mind that exaggerated reports will diminish the staff's ability to respond appropriately to real problems, and excessive reporting may be deemed a disruption.
The owner of this website serves as an administrator and the final decision-maker on all matters. His authority is not constrained by these rules, although his primary concern is the overall interest of this website and its members.
Jurisdiction and amendment
These rules can and will be implemented site-wide throughout our forums, blogs and messaging systems. These rules are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the site owner, although members will be notified of any modifications.