Code of Conduct (CoC)

Family Woodworking Forum Rules and Code of Conduct
  • No cursing, no posting of porn, nudity or suggestive pictures.
  • No politics, no religion. If you even think
  • No commercial ads.
  • No bashing other forums or other members.
  • If you work for a company or an industry that provides products or services for woodworking, you must state that in your user profile, and you must put a note or signature line on your posts so other people know your affiliation.
Commercial promotion is not allowed on the Family Woodworking forums. In this case, commercial promotion is defined as: "Promoting a product from which you will derive financial benefit." Examples of commercial promotion are: Comparing your product to another, suggesting that someone buy your product, announcing new products (unless responding to a question), or making negative comments about a competitor. Note that non-commercial solicitation is allowed in the Classified Ads forum, which is intended as a place for members to sell woodworking-related items and products to each other. The Classified Ads forum shall not be used for commercial purposes.

Employees of woodworking-related commercial interests are valued and welcome at Family Woodworking as long as their behavior does not involve selling, advertising or otherwise promoting their products. Responding to a technical question posted by another member is allowed, but customer service, pricing, or any other sales-related discussions should take place off-line, and not within the forum itself. Forum members with commercial affiliations are held to a higher standard than regular members. They are expected to participate in forum discussions within the breadth of their knowledge, and are not permitted to use this forum as a marketing, promotional, or sales venue.

Links to other websites are allowed in posts, but you are expected to use good judgment in posting external links, and be aware that links to objectionable sites or material will be subject to removal.

Our Moderators are here to promote camaraderie and help ensure the well-being of this site. Determination of rule-breaking behavior will be made by at least three moderators. Posts involving this behavior will be removed, with notification from the moderators regarding the reason for removal. Repeat offenses will be addressed in a gradient manner, up to and including deactivation of the offending member's account.

Although the staff of Family Woodworking will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the administrators and moderators of Family Woodworking, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

The administrators and moderators of Family Woodworking reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for violations of the forum rules as determined by the Moderators.

All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever ("content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. This means that each forum member, and not the staff of Family Woodworking, is entirely responsible for all content that he or she uploads, posts, e-mails or otherwise transmits via the Family Woodworking site.

No member shall transmit content or otherwise conduct or participate in any activities on the Family Woodworking site that, in the judgment of Family Woodworking moderators or administrators, is likely to be prohibited by law in any applicable jurisdiction, including laws governing the encryption of software, the export of technology, the transmission of obscenity, or the permissible uses of intellectual property.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will abide by the Code of Conduct shown above, and that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

The Family Woodworking Staff