We only have a few rules: We are a very relaxed forum, so there arent many rules. Just a few things we request:
1: Accounts MUST be validated to view threads. This is to encourage people to join in and participate, and to prevent spam bots from registering.
2: Introduce yourself after joining. We're like family in here (one big rat-loving family), and we'd like to know who we're talking to. Photos and funny stories are always appreciated and encouraged.
3: Make sure your details in your profile are correct. Most members forget to edit their settings once registered, so don't forget to add your location, date of birth (to be in the calendar), etc in your profile settings (see "My Controls" at the top right hand side of the forum).
4: No flaming! Don't be rude to others and they won't be rude to you. We're not in preschool.
5: Images that are posted should be no wider than 800 pixels. If they're wider, they will throw out the tables that the forum needs to keep and it wastes bandwith. Admin will delete any large images.
6: Keep it pleasant and on topic. We're not too keen on fighting or trolling and you will be dealt with sternly. Also see #4.
7: No sms/shorthand speak. These are forums, not sms's. Sms speak is fine if you have limited space to say something, but is not appreciated here. Please dont do it.
8: Take pride in your spelling and grammar. No one likes to read posts that have bad punctuation or spelling, so please try make the effort to use a spell checker and to reread your post before clicking submit.
9: Advertising on the boards is okay, so long as its in the relevant Classifieds section. Advertising may be removed at admin's discretion. No advertising of feeder animals or puppy mills.
10: Chat Box Rules: Chat box is for casual chat as the window refreshes the more people type and messages can be missed/lost.
11: Have fun! Note to Guests: You have to register before you can reply to any topics. Registration is free and your email addy is safe!