Note: these rules are for GardenStew PLANTS only. For the rest of the site please read the rules here
GardenStew PLANTS Usage Rules
The rules below cover all activity within GardenStew PLANTS. They are in place to ensure that all members have a very enjoyable and informative experience here. The rules marked in RED are more important to follow. Members who consistently break rules will receive two official warnings followed by a banning. Official warnings may be revoked for good behaviour. Please respect our rules. Thanks!
You must only supply plant data if you are reasonably confident that it is correct. A member found to be entering incorrect data just to increase their statistic count within GardenStew PLANTS will have their account disabled.
A member found deleting/adding plant data for malicious or selfish reasons will have their account disabled.
When you upload a plant image for inclusion on a plant page avoid the following (to prevent having the image rejected):
* Wrong plant in image
* Big borders around images
* Big or flashy watermarks/copyright notices on images
* Images that are too tall
* Images that are too wide
* Black and white images
* Blurry images
Do not upload any images / photos that are illegal, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, harassing, threatening, invasive of another person's privacy, or a violation of copyright.
No promotion of a website / product /service you own or are commercially linked with. This includes linking to the website or mentioning the website / product.
Absolutely no bad language, personal attacks on another member, trolling, flaming or other behaviour designed to upset the community.
In the interest of all members do not discuss politics or religion.
Please don't share sensitive information like addresses and phone numbers in publicly viewable areas.
All material posted must be in English (with rare exceptions).
Members should write in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, no punctuation etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?). Finally chatspeak is NOT allowed (e.g. i wan dat, plz fone me).
Do not copy content from other websites for redisplay here. A very small snippet of an article followed by a link to the original article may be acceptable. The reasons to link to an article should be informative only and not for self-promotion or commercial purposes.
You are not permitted to have multiple accounts.
If you are a banned member you are not permitted to re-register under a new account.
You may not post any content (graphics, text, photos) that are not owned in copyright by you.
The GardenStew PLANTS administrators and moderators reserve the right to remove, not remove, edit or move any text content. GardenStew PLANTS moderators can also remove images / photos at any time if they violate rules. User accounts can be closed at any time with or without prior warning. Questioning an administrator's or moderator's decision in public is not permitted. If you have an opinion to air then do it by GardenStew private message only.
By visiting GardenStew PLANTS you agree that all information posted is to be acted upon at your own risk and the administrators, moderators or webmaster will not be held liable for damage, injury or losses consequent or in relation with the use of this information.
While these rules cover a lot it is impossible to imagine every possible issue that may arise. Accordingly we reserve the right to act upon unforseen issues in a manner that is best for the community. The GardenStew PLANTS rules will be periodically updated to cover these unforseen issues.
These rules are subject to change without prior warning. If you miss a new rule you will be informed via Gardenstew Private Message should you break it. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back periodically in case there are changes.
Thanks for reading and following our Usage Rules!
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