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 Upland Journal Bulletin Board Netiquette Guidelines
This is a place to share knowledge, information, meet other earnest bird hunters and just plain shoot the breeze. It's been compared to a bird hunting camp or an old general store where hunters meet at the end of the day around the wood stove to tell tall tales. (It's actually grown into a large group of folks gathered around a hearth in a Sporting Camp thanks to all the positive member participation) If you like what you see, pull up a stool.
Donations via the "Subscription/Donation" function support the running of this site/BB and are crucial and always appreciated. Members who donate are put into the Contributing Member group and enjoy enhanced privileges.
The Administrator and Moderators of this board have the responsibility to provide a safe, yet thought provoking "Covert" for members to visit and participate in. Most Topics should stay within the subject matter of bird hunting or other sporting related interests. Topics outside the sporting arena will be reviewed on a Topic to Topic basis as to their suitability to this BB's Forums. Political and sometimes religious Topics have proven to sour the tone of the board and will to be locked or deleted.
DONT FORGET: This is predominantly a "global" or Public board viewed by anyone in the world-not a private, non-public board. Keep that in mind before Posting.
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
Political Topics and Posts/Replies which includes Gun Rights Topics, unless strongly linked to upland bird hunting will be locked or hidden or deleted. Even upland hunting related political topics and replies may be locked, edited, or deleted if they have the potential to turn nasty and combative or eventually do.
If you feel you will be indignant or become hostile about having your Reply/Posts edited or deleted or Topics locked and removed please do not participate on the Upland Talk Bulletin Board.
Abuse or harassment through Topics, Posts, Messages, or e-mail directed towards Administrators or Moderators or fellow Members may immediately result in losing membership privileges or being banned from the board.
Threats of physical violence in any form directed towards Administrators, Moderators, Members or any person being discussed on the Forums may immediately result in losing membership privileges or being banned from the board.
Keep Posts clean and respectful and refrain from demeaning or slandering fellow participants or third parties. You will often disagree with fellow members, but also agree to disagree and walk away.
Please do not respond to suspected trolls, troublemakers or inflammatory Posts. Contact the Administrator/Moderator.
Registering with double or more memberships and/or supplying User/Name Passwords to banned or restricted members may immediately result in losing membership privileges or being banned from the board.
Please contact the administrator before creating Topics or making Replies promoting organizations or soliciting for raffles or for donations to organizations, businesses, causes, or individuals –to see if they are acceptable and do not take advantage of the generosity Upland Journal members are known for.
Please do not use the Forums to sell items, puppies and dogs, promote competing bulletin boards, other social media venues, and self-promotion of websites, businesses and services. I've provided a classified ad Swap & Trade Forum for Contributing Members to sell items etc., and an Upland Artisans Forum to promote talents. There are also UJ Sponsor Forums, and I offer Color Display and Banner ad space on the site. URL's in Signatures are allowed.
If at any time you feel that the Upland Talk BB and it's moderating practices are not suited for you please contact the administrator to arrange the deletion of your membership. There are a plethora of other sporting websites/BB's and social media groups available to fit anyone's tastes.
Any behavior on the Forums or board PM/e-mail functions that threatens the well-being and integrity of the Upland Journal website/BB brand and it's members may immediately result in losing membership privileges or being banned from the board.

Summary: The Administrator & Moderators reserve the right to edit and remove Replies as well as lock and delete Topics that are deemed inappropriate, indecent, mean-spirited, malicious, slanderous, threaten the well-being of the site/BB or do not reflect the spirit and brand of the Upland Journal website and the Upland Talk Bulletin Board. We reserve the right to restrict Membership privileges, delete memberships and ban members if deemed necessary.

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