Forum Rules

DEFINITIONS:

Bulletin Board- a place where people can leave public messages, for example, to advertise things to buy or sell, announce events or provide information. The Midwest Community Forums are generally known as a bulletin board and were previously known as the MWT Bulletin Board.

Bumping- the act of replying to your own post in order to move the post to the top of the forum for those people that view the forum in chronological order. Bumping is sometimes disguised as an attempt to add more information to the original post. Replying to a post with a body message of "still for sale", "ttt" (abbreviation for 'to the top'), "bump", "update", is considered bumping.

Commercial- any person or individual that owns, operates, controls a business involved regular commerce. Indicators of a 'Commercial' enterprise are known paid advertising, repeated posts for the same or similar services and/or product, and/or posted hours of service.

Conference- a group of forums of a related nature, such as a discussion conference or a Buy Sell & Trade conference

Cross-Posting- the act of posting the same or nearly the same post in more than one forum.

Farm Animals- the types of animals usually raised for a commercial purpose such as milking, meat animal, sheering, etc.

Flamebait- a post which appears to have been deliberately posted for the sake of causing an argument. Often flamebait is of a religous or political nature and has repeatedly been discussed before.

FlameWar- a post which has become a battle of emotions that has left the subject matter and turned to frequent personal attacks against another members integrity or intelligience.

Flaming- the act of participating in posting flamebait or flamewars

Forum- a collection of posts of a related nature such as 'Cars & Trucks'

Moderator- people that volunteer to keep the forums running and in order. Will occassionally delete posts due to inappropriate content, enforce rules, and develop new concepts for forum operation.

PM- abbreviation for private message

Small Animals- usually common domestic pets such as dogs and cats and other small animals. Not farm animals that have become pets of the owner.

General Rules: The following general rules apply to all forums:

Specific Conference Rules

BUY, SELL & TRADE CONFERENCE

DISCUSSION CONFERENCE

BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE

Specific Forum Rules (NOTE: THESE RULES ARE IN ADDITION TO GENERAL RULES AND CONFERENCE RULES)

Small Animals

Farm Community

Gardening

Recipes

Real Estate

 

Cars & Trucks | Other Wheels | The Sporting World | Household & Electronics | Small Animals

Farm & Ranch | Real Estate | Everything Else | Horse & Rider | General Discussion

Recipes | Gardening | Events | Tech Room | Employment | Business Services

Rules | Terms of Use

Cars & Trucks | Other Wheels | The Sporting World | Household & Electronics | Small Animals

Farm & Ranch | Real Estate | Everything Else | Horse & Rider | General Discussion

Recipes | Gardening | Events | Tech Room | Employment | Business Services

Rules | Terms of Use